Bal Thackeray’s ashes kept for darshan in MP
- Nov 22, 2012, 03:20 AM IST
Indore: Shiv Sena chief late Bala Saheb Thackeray's asthi kalash ( urn containing ashes) was kept for darshan at the Janata Chowk Rajbawa on Wednesday where thousands of people, especially Marathi speaking, paid homage to the leader.
Madhya Pradesh wing of Shiv Sena deputy chief Jeetu Baba brought the urn containing the ashes to Indore.
People in thousands paid homage as Shiv Sainiks guarded the remains.
Shiv Sena leaders distributed ashes to party leaders at district level and NGOs. There were total 351 urns containing the ashes of Bal Thackeray. Of these, 151 were bigger urns and the other 200 were smaller ones. Out of 151 bigger urns, 51 have been sent to all districts in the Maharashtra and remaining 100 have been sent to holy places in the country. A total 200 smaller urns were given to NGOs and social workers.
All the urns will be kept in various districts till November 23. Following that the ashes will be immersed into a river at a holy place.
The urn at Indore would travel to the holy city of Mahakaleshwar and Ujjain, Bhopal and to Amarkantak- origin of the Narmada where it would be immersed in the river.