Pune: Second ‘Maharashtra Mandir Parishad’ Scheduled at Ozar for the Protection of Temple Culture!

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Ozar, 30th November 2023: Temples, the cornerstone of Hindu Dharma, continue to attract people even in contemporary times, drawing them with divine energy. Recognizing the importance of preserving the sanctity of temples, the second ‘Maharashtra Mandir Parishad’ is set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2023 at Shri Vighnahar Hall, Ozar in Pune district, Maharashtra.

This joint initiative by Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Mandir Devasthan, Lenyadri Mandir Devasthan, Shri Kshetra Bhimashankar Devasthan, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), and Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh aims to unite temple trustees, priests, and devotees for the preservation of ancient temple culture.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra state, Eknath Shinde, has been invited to the conference, with the assurance that a minister will represent the government in the inaugural session.

Sunil Ghanwat, Coordinator of Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh, shared this information during a press conference where Shri Vighnahar Ozar Ganapati Mandir President Ganesh Kavade, Shri Lenyadri Devasthan President Jitendra Bidwai, Bhimashankar Devasthan President Adv. Suresh Kaudare, and Sadhguru Swati Khadaye, Dharma pracharak of Sanatan Sanstha, were also present.

Ghanwat stated that over 634 invited temple trustees, representatives, priests, advocates fighting legal cases for temple protection, and scholars from across Maharashtra will attend the conference. Maharashtra Mandir Mahasangh, established in the first ‘Maharashtra Mandir Nyas Parishad’ at Jalgaon, has rapidly expanded its activities, including the implementation of Dress Code in 262 temples across the state within six months.

Eminent personalities such as Supreme Court advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, spokesperson of ‘Hindu Front for Justice’; Nilesh Khare, Editor of ‘Zee 24 Taas’ Marathi news channel; Mahant Sudhirdas Pujari of Nashik Shri Kalaram Mandir; Former Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra State Dilip Deshmukh; Assistant Director of Archaeology Department (Pune) Vilas Vahane; trustees of Shri Ashtavinayak Mandir; trustees of ‘Jyotirlinga Devasthan’ of Maharashtra; trustees of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Mandir, Dehu; Chetan Rajhans, National Spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha; Ramesh Shinde, National Spokesperson of HJS, will participate in discussions on various topics, including ‘How to make temples the centers of ‘Dharmaprasar’,’ ‘How to release temples from Government’s control,’ ‘Solutions to encroachments on temple lands under Wakf Law,’ ‘Ban on sale of meat and liquor in and around temple areas,’ and ‘The revival of neglected temples.’

The conference is open to invitees only, and interested individuals are urged to contact 7020383264 for participation.