Brahmandiya Mahayagya in Panchakot Dham


BY THAKUR PRASAD ACHARYA Myagdi, Feb. 22: Ananta Shree Brahmandiya Mahayagya has begun in Baglung’s Panchakot Dham, a sacred place with religious, cultural and spiritual significance.

The Mahayaga began on Wednesday, following the lighting of traditional oil lamps by 108 nine-year-old girls, accompanied by devotional songs, music and kalash yatra. The Mahayagya has been organised annually on February 21 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Panchakot Dham to promote Panchakot as a religious destination. 

Swami Kamal Nayan Acharya, the head of Muktinath Temple, said that the Mahayagya was the first of its kind in Nepal. He said that it was conducted with the objective of promoting Vedic traditions, enhancing spiritual awareness and developing religious tourism. 

On the occasion, Gopal Parajuli, former Chief Justice, said that the Mahayagya would contribute to preserving Nepal’s original religion and culture and developing religious tourism. He added that if infrastructure were built in religious tourist places to attract religious tourists, it would help in the economic development of the country. 

Sudarshan Prapanna Acharya, Spokesperson for the Mahayagya, informed that President Ramchandra Paudel is scheduled to inaugurate the Mukti Nath Mahaghants, weighing 5,555 kilograms, on the second day, Thursday. 

Additionally, various Gandaki provincial and national level conferences will be conducted on different themes during the 15 days of the Mahayagya. 

With the help of different stakeholders involved in the Mahayagya held in the past, religious structures worth Rs. 500 million have been constructed in Panchakot. It is estimated that around Rs. 4 billion will be required to complete the construction of religious structures in Panchakot. 

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