Kolhapur–Mass hoisting of Gudi was organized at various places like Kolhapur city, Vadanage, Hupri, Jannat, Shiroli etc. within Kolhapur district.
1. Kolhapur city
In Kolhapur city, Gudi was worshiped at the hands of Shri. Pramod Sawant in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj chowk. Corporator Shri. Ishwar Parmar, District chief of Bajrang Dal Shri Sambhaji Salunke, District chief of Hindu Mahasabha Shri. Nandkumar Ghorpade, Shri. Sanjay Kulkarni, Shri. Manohar Sorap, District head of women’s front Suvarna Powar, Shri. Kishore Ghatge of Shivsena, Shri. Rajendra Suryavanshi of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shri Govind Deshpande, Shri. Anna Potdar from Hindu Janajagruti Samiti were present at the occasion.
Shri. Muralidhar Jadhav, District head, broke the coconut in front of the Gudi at Shri. Shiva Tirtha in Chhatrapati Shri.Shivaji chowk. Shri. Kiran Duse of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had the attendees swear by the pledge towards establishing Hindu nation. Devout Hindu Shri. Nilkanth Mane, Deputy City head of Shivsena Shri. Bharat Methe, Shri. Shubham Deine and 25 devout Hindus were present at the occasion.
Shri. Amol Kulkarni of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti delivered the message given by Paratpar Guru Dr. Jayant Athavale, founder of Sanatan Sanstha, on the account of Gudi Padwa. He also had the attendees swear by the pledge towards establishing Hindu nation.
At the occasion, Sarpanch of Vadanage remarked, ‘This ceremony was possible only due to the efforts taken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Sanatan Sanstha, and cooperation received from devout Hindus from the village. I express gratitude towards each of them.’The Panchayat committee member Shri. Indrajit Patil further added saying, ‘Mass celebration of Gudi Padwa is a praiseworthy program undertaken with an objective of uniting Hindus. All Hindus should forget about their differences and unite.’ Grampanchayat member Shri. Deepak Vharge said, ‘It is essential for all Hindus to unite and undertake self-defence training sessions.’ The devout Hindus from the workshop imparting education of Dharma were present at the occasion along with other attendees.
Grampanchayat Sarpanch Shri. Dashrath Mahadev Jabade worshipped the flag. Ex-Grampanchayat Sarpanch Shri. Bapusaheb Patil and devout Hindus were present at the occasion.
Worship of Gudi was performed by Sarpanch Shri. Shashikant Khavare. Deputy Sarpanch and District head of Shri. Shivapratisthan Shri. Suresh Yadav garlanded the Gudi. Ex-Zilla Parishad member Shri. Mahesh Chavan, Dr. Mansingh Shinde of Sanatan Sanstha expressed their views on the occasion. Shri. Deepak Yadav of Shivsena’s consumer division District head, Shri. Sandeep Kamble of Shivsena, Shri. Subhash Chougule of Shahu Milk federation, Ex-Deputy Sarpanch Shri. Nitin Chavan, Shri. Nitin Chavan of Shri. Shivapratisthan, Grampanchayat members Mrs. Urmila Jadhav, Mrs. Rajashree Unhale, Mrs. Anika Kamble, Mrs. Surekha Chavan, Mrs. Sandhyarani Kurane, Mrs. Pushpa Patil and 50 devout Hindus were also present at the occasion.
Shri. Kiran Duse provided guidance at Ramling temple. More than 70 devout Hindus attended the lecture.
Transformation post education
Guidance provided to Sarpanch, who was insisting
on hoisting a saffron flag instead of kalash (Pot), by Sanatan’s seekers
Kolhapur – In one of the villages, the Sarpanch had published posters insisting on hoisting saffron flag instead of kalash. These posters were distributed in huge numbers in the village. In this context, Sanatan Sanstha’s Dr. Mansingh Sindhe contacted him with the help of an official of a political party. When Dr. Mansingh educated the Sarpanch on this subject, he said, ‘I wasn’t aware of the subject in detail. Some youths from the village drafted the poster and inserted my name on it.’ When Dr. Mansingh apprised him of workshops for imparting education on Dharma, he gave assurance of giving a serious thought to it.