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Vedic Pandits Take Part In Cricket Tournament, Winning Prize Is Ayodhya Trip!

Vedic Pandits take part in a cricket tournament in Madhya Pradesh where the winning prize is a trip to Ayodhya

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 6, 2024 19:49 IST
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Vedic scholars dressed in traditional attire consisting of dhoti-kurtas and adorned with religious symbols on their foreheads are competing on a cricket field in Bhopal. They are participating in an annual tournament focused on advocating Sanskrit. The champions of this tournament, held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who popularized transcendental meditation in the Western world, will receive the opportunity to visit Ayodhya. The visit coincides with the consecration of the Ram temple scheduled for January 22, as mentioned by one of the event organizers.

The tournament commenced on Friday at Ankur ground in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, spanning four days. Participants and umpires conversed fluently in Sanskrit throughout the event. Remarkably, even the commentators provided play-by-play commentary in the ancient language, describing hits, misses, and catches on the field.

The organization established by the spiritual leader, born on January 12, operates Vedic schools and educational institutions in various regions across the country.

According to Maharishi Maitri Match Committee member Ankur Pandey, “the winners will be sent to Ayodhya after January 22. They will also receive a prize of Rs 21,000, while the runners-up will get Rs 11,000,” he said.

Pandey said a total of 12 teams, are participating in the fourth edition of the cricket tournament.

“The event aims at promoting Sanskrit and sportsmanship among the Vedic family. Prizes apart, players are being honoured with Vedic books and a 100-year ‘panchang’ (almanac),” The organiser added.

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First published on: Jan 06, 2024 07:49 PM IST

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