March 19, 2006

India needs more such ‘Mahants’

Filed under: India n Me,Of men women and Eunuchs,Random — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 4:39 pm

Mahant- literally means Maha anant or supreme bliss ,mahaan atma or great soul who enjoys supreme bliss..

After what seems like aeons, have heard of somebody who has done something more than pay cursory lip service to deserve this title.

He has single handedly, merely by the force of his presence and weight of his words averted what could have been a major crisis in Varanasi.

Not just that.

His stand and averments made renowned lyricist poet Javed Akhtar (husband of actress Shabana Azmi) exclaim “I want to touch his feet!”

After reading the report, one is compelled to boldly assert


Know more about Mahant Virbhadra Mishra


  1. great post
    maybe you should also mention this

    Finally, a fatwa being declared against terrorism. A Lucknow muslim cleric called a fatwa against those who attack the places of religious worship. It said that people who attack the places of worship harming and killing innocent people be considered enemies of Islam.

    The fatwa by Maulana Khalid Rasheed of Dar-ul-Ifta Firangi Mahal came after similar verdicts by ulemas in Hyderabad. Maulana Rasheed added that the terrorist outfits should not wear a religious mask by naming themselves after the name of ‘Allah’

    Comment by project why — March 19, 2006 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  2. That is so refreshing..may their tribe increase:)

    Peace is beneficial to all. Not just ethically, but socially, economically as well.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — March 29, 2006 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  3. It is greatly irrelevant (and may be frustrating for you as well) to mention it here.
    I am a mahant by birth, and I take it for granted, but I never felt the sanctity of the word so intensely till now.
    But nice to read your post, I also went through the link, and liked it(though not ideologically).

    Comment by Musafir... — April 1, 2006 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  4. Hi Musafir,

    Is not that so true for most of the bounties we are blessed with that we do take them for granted..especially ones we are born with:)

    Events which bring out the saner side of humans always strike a note with us mortals. I guess to me this was one such gesture by the Mahant which neede to be highlighted..Goodness needs to be showered with accolades. All we see is negativity being accorded centre stage.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — April 3, 2006 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

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