Since the commencement of Haridwar Mahakumbh, around 70 senior monks have been corona positive. This number is continuously increasing. The Niranjani arena has always had a different image. Know about Niranjani Arena It is said that it is thousands of years old.
The history of the arena is thousands of years oldNiranjani Akhara was established in the year 904 in Vikram Samvat 960 Karthik Krishnapaksha day on Monday at a place called Mandvi of Gujarat. Mahant Aji Giri, Mouni Sarjunath Giri, Purushottam Giri, Harishankar Giri, Ranchhor Bharti, Jagjivan Bharti, Arjun Bharti, Jagannath Puri, Swapna Puri, Kailash Puri, Kharag Narayan Puri, Swapna Puri together formed the foundation of the arena. The headquarters of the arena is at Teerthraj Prayag. There are ashram ashrams in Ujjain, Haridwar, Trimbakeshwar and Udaipur.
It is considered to be the most literate arenas of saints and saints.
According to a report, about 70 percent of the saints and saints of the Shaivite tradition have attained higher education. Some of them include doctors, some lawyers, professors, Sanskrit scholars and Acharyas.
70 percent of the Sadhus of Niranjani Akhara are highly educated. There are also some people studying in IITs.
Swami Anandagiri, a saint of this arena, is net qualified. He has also lectured at IIT Kharagpur, IIM Shillong. He is currently pursuing his PhD from Banaras.
Who can become Mahamandaleshwar
No certain educational qualification is required to become a Mahamandaleshwar of the arena. To become Mahamandaleshwar in these akharas, it is considered most important for a person to have disinterest and sannyas. Mahamandaleshwar should not have a family-to-family relationship.
Although there is no age limit for this, but it is necessary that the person who gets this post should have knowledge of Sanskrit, Vedas and Puranas and can give narrative discourse. A person can become Mahamandaleshwar either in childhood or in the fourth stage of life i.e. Vanaprastashram. But for this, tests are done in the arena
Swami Punyanand Giri ji Maharaj is the present Peetadheeshwar of the Akhara.
The presiding deity of Niranjani Akhada is Kartikeya Swami ji and the color of Dharmadhwaja is ocher. The present Acharya Peethadishwar Swami Punyanand Giri Ji Maharaj of Akhara is. Akhara Secretary Mahant Narendra Giri once said during the interview that he continues to make efforts to protect and propagate Sanatan Dharma. In Sanskrit schools, poor children get educated for free. At the same time, the Mahants of the arena continuously do public awareness to protect cow, ganga and gayatri.
The Ashram of Niranjani Akhara is located in Haridwar itself.
This arena is also surrounded in controversies
A few years ago, discotheque and bar operator real estate businessman Sachin Dutta was made Mahamandaleshwar Sachchidananda Giri of this arena. After which the Niranjani arena was engulfed in controversies.
At present, there are more than ten thousand Naga monks in this arena. While the number of Mahamandaleshwaras is 33. While the number of Mahant and Shrimant is more than one thousand.
By the way, Niranjani Akhara made its debut in Kumbh with the grand Peshwai. Many chariots, elephants and camels were involved in it. Acharya Mahamandaleshwar and Mahamandaleshwar were seated on the silver throne on about 50 chariots. A large number of Naga sadhus worshiped Lord Shiva.