DHARAN, Feb 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the Shreeram Tarakbrahma Mahayagya function in Chataradham of Sunsari district on Saturday and said that such kind of religious events organized for the first time in the country was a matter of glory.
The Mahayagya is being held for the first time in Nepal and after 705 years in the world, according to the organiser.
The President said that Chataradham is one of the most attractive religious sites in the country adding that the area could be developed as a medicinal herbs processing location.
President Bhandari also inaugurated the newly constructed building named Shreeram Niketan, Laxaman Niliyam and Janaki Sadan. The building has 128 rooms with state of the arts facilities. President Bhandari also offered Pooja there and inspected the surrounding.
Speaking at the same programme, Chief Minister of Province No. 1 Sherdhan Rai committed to developing the area as a religious destination.
Tarakbrhama Yagya is, according to Hindu spiritualism, is a ritual wherein any religious offering is made into the fire by chanting Tarakbrahma mantra. The smokes produced from the offering help make the atmosphere clean and pure by blocking harmful radiations from the Sun, said Mahayogi Dr Krishna Das Maharaj of Ramananda Sewa Peeth.
For the Mahayagya, an 11 storied-artistic-Hawankunda--a place where religious offering is made into the fire--has been set up in the premises of Sriramanda Sewapeeth Hanuman Temple in Chatara with the help of the Jagatguru Srimanandacharya Sewpeeth Nepal and the organiser Mahayogi Siddha Adhyatmik Pratisthan.