108-foot-high saffron flag installed by Hindu organizations at the spot where Islamists had uprooted the flag earlier

After the removal and insult of a saffron flag by Islamists in the Kawardha region of Chhatisgarh in October of this year, Hindu saints and sadhus staged a gigantic religious procession and unfurled a 108-foot saffron flag. high in the same location on Friday December 10th.

The procession was taken out of the Ramjanaki temple with 5,100 “kalashas” (religious urns) in the presence of various Hindu religious dignitaries, including Mahamandaleshwar of 13 Akhadas, Mahants and Shankaracharyas. Over 20,000 people participated in this padyatra led by Dandi Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati where people chanted the slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Swami Avimukteshwaranand addressed the assembly and said, “The saffron flag is the flag of our pride and self-respect. Eight types of flags have been described in our religion. The saffron flag which was hoisted at Kawardha is named Vishala Dhwaj. Respect for the saffron flag is essential. This saffron flag placed on Kawardha’s forehead will wave happily. adding: “These people (the Islamists) fought for the flag which was only 15 feet high and we put up flags over 108 feet. Kawardha has been declared the religious capital of the state of Chhattisgarh.

Installation of the mahaviri flag on saffron

Hindu society had previously installed the saffron Mahaviri flag in this place which was uprooted by the Islamists. Then local Hindus climbed up again and hoisted a saffron-colored flag with the image of Lord Hanuman.

During the procession, Hindu organizations also opposed the Congressional government headed by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and brandished patriotic slogans like “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” along with the slogans of “Jai Shri Ram “in the presence of the police and the administration. .

Hindu flag uprooted by Islamist crowd

In Kawardha of Chhattisgarh, violence between two groups was sparked after a Muslim mob allegedly tore off the saffron flag and tore it apart. The flag was hoisted by a local Hindu group. Shortly after the crowd uprooted the flag, the situation turned violent and two groups clashed.

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