Ujjain : Avahan Akhara—oldest akhara—also performed the Nagar Pravesh ceremony on Sunday where the Ramta Panch was accorded welcome by general secretary Mahant Satya Giri and others.
Interestingly President Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri who welcomed the Panch of Juna akhara decided to remain absent from the ceremony of Avahan akhara. The Panch arrived in evening at Neelganga located camp site and will now reside their till Peshwayi. With Sanyasis idol of Siddh Ganesh and spear Ganesh Prakash also arrived and were installed with rituals at the camp site. The Ramta Panch and Shambhu Panch performed the Poojan and started the settlements.
Shri Mahants Kailash Puri, Bhola Giri, Avadheshnanda Saraswati, Inder Giri, Ram Giri, Jay Vijay Bharti and Rajendra Giri were accorded warm welcome by Mahant Satya Giri, Mahant Neelkanth Giri, and Niranjan Giri. Along with Mahants, Karobari Mahant, Pujari Mahant, Bhandari Mahant, Kotwal Mahant, Karobari Mahant and Nagas arrived in the city to look over the preparation o akhara regarding the Simhastha mela. ADM Avadhesh Sharma, ASP Amrendra Singh and mela Nodal officer SN Mishra also welcomed the sanyasis on arrival.