In Pics: Ramdev dislikes sadhus smoking at Kumbh Mela, 'Ram, Krishna didn't smoke so why should we'
Ramdev urges sadhus to quit smoking, says 'Ram, Krishna didn't smoke so why should we': Yoga guru has urged saints and seers at the Kumbh Mela to quit smoking
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Jan 31: Yoga Guru Ramdev urges sadhus to quit smoking at Kumbh Mela and says 'Ram, Krishna didn't smoke so why should we?'
Yoga guru has urged saints and seers at the Kumbh Mela to quit smoking and this suggestion may not have gone down well with many saints.
"We follow Ram and Krishna who never smoked in their life then why should we? We must take a pledge to quit smoking," he said. "We sadhus have left everything including our home, mother and father for a greater cause, then why can't we leave smoking."
The 55-day long Kumbh Mela will end on March 4. It is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of Ganges River will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins.
For Yogis and Sadhus from all across the country and akharas this is the biggest event. The Kumbh Mela becomes the biggest attraction for devotees and also others who see this as an adventurous religious event. The ambience is such that it is one in a lifetime experience.