Acharya Mahashraman ►Ahimsa Yatra Nepal ►4.1 ►Camping in Kathmandu

Posted: 05.11.2015
Updated on: 18.11.2015

Acharya Mahashraman Ahimsa Yatra Nepal
Birgunj - Kathmandu - Biratnagar


  1. Nepal Entry
  2. Touring Birgunj to Hetauda
  3. Ascending from Hetauda to Kathmandu
  4. Camping in Kathmandu
  5. Descending from Kathmandu to Janakpur
  6. Cross border Tour - Janakpur to Biratnagar

Section 4: Camping in Kathmandu

4.1: Akshaya Tritiya in Kathmandu

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Vice President of Nepal Mr. Parmaanand Jha in conversation with Acharya Mahashraman during Akshaya Tritiya celebration

21st April:

Vaisakha Shukla Tritiya. Auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. People of Kathmandu the capital of Nepal were eagerly waiting for this moment to welcome Acharya Mahashraman.  Thousands of people including local Terapanth community were present. H.H. started from campsite at Bhotebahal, Kathmandu in morning hours towards Naxaal and on the way paid a visit to an old and ailing lady. H.H. arrived at the venue “Khoola Manch” where a welcome procession was planned to be started.

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Girls playing traditional music to welcome Acharya Mahashraman in Kathmandu

Notable groups in the welcome procession were - Nepal Police band playing melodious music, school children, Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Nepal Rashtriya Marwari Parishad, Marwari Sewa Samiti, Agrawal Sewa Kendra, Maheswari community, Brahmakumari, Srijansheel Yuva Club, Pashupati evening Library, Nav Amar Kanteshwar Yuva Club, Pashupati Toll Sudhaar Samiti, Gunjeswari Yuva Club and representatives from various other groups.

The procession was also participated by Terapanth specific groups, notably - children from Gyanshala, Terapanth kanya mandal, Terapanth Kishor mandal, Terapanth Yuvak Parishad, Terapanth Sabha, Anuvrat Samiti, Preksha family and local volunteers.

Special attraction of this procession were presence of practitioners of “Varshi Tap” (fasting every alternate day for a year), featuring models of Lord Rishabh’s fasting completion, spiritual practices of Acharya Bhadrabahu, birthplace of Sita, Ahimsa Yatra and addiction free life. Troops playing flutes and traditional Nepalese musical instruments were spreading rhythmic notes.

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Ahimsa Yatra on the way towards campsite in Kathmandu

These groups were followed by Samaniji who were walking in front of H.H. The monk and nun group were then following H.H. Various local groups organized water and beverages offerings on the procession way. Many distinguished personalities from Nepal political field welcomed H.H. and joined the procession.

The procession finally arrived at the premises of Bal Mandir at Naxaal. H.H. Kathmandu camping is planned at this place. Head of the hosting site welcomed H.H. Five girls welcomed H.H. in traditional Nepalese way. Priests from Pashupatinath Temple welcomed H.H. with chanting Veda Mantras. Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Shree Rek Narayan Ariyaal welcomed H.H. on behalf of government.

Akshaya Tritiya Celebration

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Acharya Mahashraman during Akshaya Tritiya celebration in Kathmandu

The program started with Mantra chanting from H.H at the big assembly ground built in the Bal Mandir premises. Muni Kamal Kumar on 37th, Muni Raj Kumar on 20th, Samani Sheel Pragya on 15th completion of “Varshi Tap”, expressed their feelings.

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Assembly to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya and welcoming Acharya Mahashraman in Kathmandu

Vice President of Nepal Shree Parmaanand Jha mentioned its good fortune for him to have presence of Acharya Mahashraman on such auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya and it’s a pleasing moment to be surrounded with the “Tapashvis”. The Vice president further mentioned - “I was at H.H. service when Ahimsa Yatra got started on 9th November 2014 from Red Fort in Delhi. I am seeing the tiring journey of 5 and half months, first in India and then difficult trek to Kathmandu, hasn’t brought down the brightness of H.H. In contrast H.H is glowing even more as compared to my observation in Red Fort. We talk about non-violence in International forums but you have given it a practical form and have it got set in the hearts and minds of people. I sincerely request you extend the plan of 10000 KM Ahimsa Yatra currently limited to India, Nepal and Bhutan to reach out to entire world.”

Acharya Mahashraman briefed on the background of Akshaya Tritiya and paid tribute to Lord Rishabh Dev. 65 followers offered sugarcane juice to H.H. and completed their "Varshi tap".

22nd April:

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Acharya Mahashraman visiting followers’ houses in Kathmandu

Acharya Mahashraman started the chores of visiting followers’ houses in Kathmandu. H.H arrived at houses located on 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors and spent few minutes at every house. Swami Sadanand Ji from Krishnaswami group visited H.H.

Morning hour program was organized in the form of welcome ceremony. Representatives from various cultural groups, apart from Terapanth groups, welcomed H.H.

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Mr. K.P. Oli, President of AMALE giving warm welcome to Acharya Mahashraman in Kathmandu

President of major political party in Nepal - AMALE Mr. K.P. Oli very warmly welcomed H.H. Mr. Oli thanked H.H for bearing all difficulties to travel in Nepal and especially reaching Kathmandu on foot for noble cause of world peace. He appealed to co-workers and his followers to fully support H.H. on the mission of human upliftment. He also requested media to take H.H. Programs to common man.

Acharya Mahashraman elaborated on the characteristics of religion and emphasized on non-violence. H.H. appealed that people should not only deal non-violently with others people but also with other living beings. H.H. mentioned "if god-goddesses seek for animal sacrifice then I request them not to ask for sacrifice of any living being. Animals are also five-sense organs creatures. They must be going through lot of pain and suffering upon slaughter. One should try to avoid violence of any living being."

Regarding Kathmandu arrival, H.H. mentioned "Ahimsa Yatra started on 9th November 2014 from Delhi. Travelling through various states of India we arrived at Nepal. Celebrated Mahaveer Birth Anniversary at Birgunj. This year's 4 month camping is scheduled at Biratnagar. I remember many people from Nepal visited us in Kelwa (Raj. India). That time I decided for Nepal travel. We plan to stay in Kathmandu for a month."

23rd April:

Acharya Mahashraman continued the chores of visiting followers’ houses. H.H. not only visited houses located up to 3rd floor but also spend some moments in each of these houses giving opportunity of interaction to followers.

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Muni Kumarshraman in press conference

Famous singer of Nepal Mr. Ramkrishna Dhakal and Ex-Labor Minister Mr. Ramesh Lekhak visited H.H. Media conference was organized in afternoon in which Muni Shree Kumarshraman answered questions of media crew mostly based on H.H. and Ahimsa Yatra.

Weather is pleasant these days with coolness in morning, warm in afternoon and rain in evening hours.

24th April:

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Acharya Mahashraman visiting ailing followers at Norvic hospital, Kathmandu

Acharya Mahashraman went to Norvic International Hospital, which is around 3.5 KM far from campsite, to give a visit to ailing follower in morning hours. H.H. blessed many ailing followers and general patients. On the way back to campsite, H.H. visited houses of many followers.

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Acharya Mahashraman on chores of visiting followers’ houses in Kathmandu

Famous social worker of Nepal and President of Migrants organization Mr. Upendra Mahato, Nepal parliament member Mr. Ramhari Khativada, Director of Indian Embassy culture center Mr. Alok Sinha, Chief of Kathmandu road division Mr. Dharmendra Jha and many renowned industrialists of Nepal visited H.H. today.

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