Ujjain: 7-day Vikramotsav off to a colourful start, many cultural progs lined up

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 08:11 AM IST
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Ujjain: Swaraj Sansthan Sanchalnalaya, government of Madhya Pradesh, Sanskriti Vibhag and Vikramaditya Shodhpeeth are jointly organising ‘Vikramotsav’ to mark the 2074th anniversary of Vikram Samvat. This year the event will be held for seven days, which was inaugurated at Vikram Kirti Mandir in a colourful ceremony on Wednesday evening.

The ceremony was commenced with the guests lighting the traditional lamp before the portraits of goddess Saraswati and King Vikram. Main attendees of the event were president of organising committee MLA Mohan Yadav, divisional commissioner Ravindra Pastor, collector Sanket Bhondve, Swami Madhav Prapannacharyaji, Diwakar Natu, Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit, Jeevan Singh Thakur among others.

The guests also addressed the audience present at the event. Mohan Yadav said King Vikram was known around the globe and held a very significant position in Indian history. Vikramotsav was the celebration of the achievements of King Vikram, said Yadav.

Ravindra Pastor, Sanket Bhondve and other guests also addressed the event. Collector asserted that literature and other artifacts concerning King Vikram should be exhibited at Vikram Kirti Mandir so that more and more people got acquainted with the king and his times. The inaugural event was conducted by Dinesh Diggaj and Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit proposed the vote of thanks.

Research conclave

On day one, a research conclave was conducted on ‘Vikram Samvat and Kaal ki Avdharna’ at Triveni Kala and Sangrahalaya. Director of Vikramaditya Shodhpeeth, Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit elaborated on the history and significance of Vikram Samvat. The information on the calendars used in different eras was also given among which Maurya Samvat, Shak Samvat and Vikram Samvat were more important.

Exhibition

An exhibition of seals and coins of Vikram era was inaugurated by Ashwini Shodh Sansthan, Mahidpur in Triveni Kala and Sangrahalaya. This exhibition will remain open till March 28. Prakashchnadra Mathur, RC Thakur, Jeevan Singh Thakur and other members were present at the event. RC Thakur said conservation and study of these artifacts were very important as they were only source to retrieve the historical information.

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