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Gita Aarti Marks Start of International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra

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Kurukshetra : This sacred town, resplendent with cultural heritage and spiritual significance, on Sunday witnessed the grand inauguration of the International Gita Mahotsav – 2023.

The event commenced with the Gita Aarti and worship of the holy scripture at Brahma Sarovar, echoing with verses from the Bhagavad Gita.

In a momentous ceremony, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Maharaj inaugurated the week-long celebrations, set to captivate visitors until December 24.

The inauguration unfolded amid traditional cultural performances by artists from various states, adding a kaleidoscope of colours and expressions to the event.

Vice President Dhankhar and Chief Minister Khattar, in traditional style, performed the ritualistic pouring of holy water from Brahma sarovar, followed by worship and the offering of flowers to the sacred scripture.

Their active participation in the Gita Aarti added to the already radiant atmosphere.

The Vice President officially opened the Assam and Haryana pavilions as part of the celebrations, providing guests with a singular chance to discover the rich cultural and creative legacies of these two states.

The exhibition at the state level featured a wide range of settings, including dining, lodging, and attire, offering a diverse range of experiences.

A holistic experience is promised by the International Gita Mahotsav, which includes 18,000 students reciting the Gita globally, cultural events organized by the Haryana Art and Culture Department and the North Region Cultural Arts Centre of Patiala, an International Gita Seminar, a saints’ conference, aarti at the Brahma Sarovar, Deepotsav, and cultural programs at 164 locations within a 48-kilometer radius.

The event has been organised, with comprehensive security and management arrangements made by the administration and the Kurukshetra Development Board. The International Gita Mahotsav is an annual festival held in Kurukshetra, dedicated to the sacred scripture Bhagavad Gita.

The festival brings together spiritual leaders, scholars, and cultural enthusiasts to celebrate the teachings of the Gita and showcase the cultural diversity of various regions.

The International Gita Mahotsav promises a celebration of diversity, culture, and spirituality, inviting visitors from far and wide to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Kurukshetra’s heritage.

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