Virasat Divas 2016, Khetri

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Swami Vivekananda, on his return from America in 1897, reached Khetri for the third time on 12th December, 1897. He was accorded a gala welcome by the then ruler of Khetri, Maharaja Ajit Singh Bahadur and the people at large at Panna Shah Talab. The public reception was accompanied by a feast amidst dazzlingly illumined town in honour of Swamiji. At the call of Ramakrishna Mission, Khetri, a committee of prominent persons of the town decided to celebrate every year, starting from 2011, the historical day of 12thDecember  as ‘Khetri Virasat Divas’. On that day a morning procession (Prabhat Pheri) of one thousand school children march through the town to remind people about the significance of the day. In the afternoon a live tableau of Raja Ajit Singh bringing Swamiji in a horse carriage is positioned in a procession leading from the border of the town up to Panna Shah Talab. The prominent spots of the town are illumined.  A variety of folk song and dance troupes usually sent as a gesture of goodwill by the department of Art and Culture, the Government of Rajasthan take over next.

One Response to “Virasat Divas 2016, Khetri”


Anindita Mandal
January 3, 2017 Reply

It is enchanting to go through ttis pictures.

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