Kashi's Shiv Baraat to be a G-20 special this Mahashivaratri
Varanasi. Kashi's Shiv-Baraat procession on Mahashivaratri is set to be a unique experience this year, according to the organizers. The procession will be G-20 special and has been named the…
Varanasi. Kashi's Shiv-Baraat procession on Mahashivaratri is set to be a unique experience this year, according to the organizers. The procession will be G-20 special and has been named the Kashi Carnival. Lord Shiva will be the bridegroom, and the baraatis will be wearing masks of foreign heads of state from G20 countries. The procession will commence at 7:30 am on Saturday and continue for 18 hours, culminating with the Jaimal ceremony at midnight.
The Shiv Baraat will be broadcast live worldwide, and a website named Shivbarat, as well as social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, have been established for the event. Lord Shiva will play Barsane Holi for the first time with Masan Baraatis, and around 4-5 lakh devotees are expected to participate in the procession. Over 100 tableaux, 150 snake charmers, 100 monkey charmers, elephants, horses, camels, bulls, cows, ghost-vampires, drummers, bandbajes, Aughads, Nagas, Jinn, Sadhus, wrestlers, players, poets, sadhvis, professors, writers, musicians, storytellers, Bhojpuri stars, and foreign artists will all be part of the procession.
Dilip Kumar Singh, the Chief Organizer of Shiv Baraat, has announced that the groom will be the famous poet Pandit Sudama Prasad Tiwari, also known as Saand Banarasi, while Badruddin Ahmed will portray Parvati, and 80-year-old Amarnath Sharma 'Daddy' will play Sahballa. The Shiv Baraat will showcase the Ganga-Jamuni culture of Kashi to the G-20 countries and the world. People of every religion, Jogis, Sadhus, Sikh Gurus, and Maulvis will also participate in the procession, dancing while consuming prasad of bhang and thandai.
Shiva baraat processions will take place at various locations in Varanasi city, but the main Shiva baraat procession will start at 7:30 am from Mahamrityunjaya Mahadev and Til Bhandeshwar temples. The procession will travel through Maidagin, Chowk, Gaudoliya, and end at Chittaranjan Park at midnight. The devotees will perform tandav on Shivdhun, and there will be Holi of gobar-mud showering and circus. After reaching Chittaranjan Park, the Jaimal and Parachhawan ceremonies will be performed. Shiva-Parvati will take seven rounds in the mandap, and there will be a vidai ceremony as well.
Shiv Baraati has traditionally played Masaan Holi every year, but this year they will enjoy Holi from cow dung of Purvanchal to Mathura, Barsana. Experts from different categories of playing Holi have been invited to Kashi.
The Shiv Baraat will be 10 kilometers long, and the organizers have established a website called Shivbarat, as well as social media pages to make it appear more global. As the G-20 meetings are set to take place in the country, the Shiv Baraat will now be broadcast live to people all around the world. The second theme of the procession will be Kashi ki Alhad Masti, where drama and acting will be performed, showcasing the traditional fun of Kashi.Kashi's Shiv-Baraat procession on Mahashivaratri will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Kashi to the world. The procession's unique features, such as the G-20 special theme.
Kashi's Shiv-Baraat procession on Mahashivaratri will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Kashi to the world. The procession's unique features, such as the G-20 special theme.