Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Great to know that over 5,000 individuals have registered to take sanyas (monkhood) during ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela

Over 5,000 to take ‘sanyas’ during Kumbh, https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/over-5000-to-take-sanyas-during-kumbh/articleshow/67619129.cms, 21st Jan. 2019

It is great to know that around five thousand individuals have registered to get ordained as renunciates/monks (sanyasis) during the ongoing Kumbh mela. [BTW sainthood is not the right translation for sanyas; monkhood would be a more appropriate one.]

From my readings and observations about current day Hinduism, there is no doubt in my mind that Hindu sanyasis and sanyasinis (equivalent of monks and nuns) play a vital role in keeping core Hindu traditions strong across Hindu communities which are now spread around the world and not limited to India or to even people of Indian origin. [I am utterly delighted to see some people of non-Indian origin from many parts of the world adopt some Hindu traditions.]

And, of course, they also keep intense and even ascetic Hindu spiritual practices strong.

My prayers to God to shower His Grace on those who get ordained as sanyasis and sanyasinis during the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela, and help them spiritually progress individually, and also help them to contribute positively to upkeep of Hindu traditions and faith among the community at large, as well as contribute to the spiritual progress of the community at large.

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