Not only commoners, householders, devotees and spiritual aspirants were seen offering prayers to their Gurus on the occasion of Guru Poornima(full moon day as per Hindu lunar calendar) but many personalities including cinema stars and politicians also made a beeline to the holy city for the occasion on Sunday. They sought blessings from their mentors taking time off from their busy schedules and made offerings at the ashrams of the spiritual leaders.
Noted actor Manisha Koirala who has turned spiritual and also gives talks on how spirituality helped her to transform her life into healthy being after the trauma of cancer, reached Haridwar on Sunday to take the blessings from her Guru on the occasion of Guru Poornima. Manisha stayed at Pilot Baba Ashram in Kankhal and also attracted the attention of local residents who stepped out of their homes to take selfies with the actor. Besides her, actor-singer turned politician and the Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Tiwari and several other politicians also reached Haridwar on the occasion of Guru Poornima.
Talking to the media persons, Manisha said that she had a religious bent of mind right from her childhood days and she came in touch with Pilot Baba because of her mother as her mother is a devotee of Pilot Baba. Notably, Pilot Baba was an air force pilot with Indian Air Force before taking to the path of renunciation. He is believed to have had a miraculous escape in mid air when his plane had crashed.
Speaking to The Pioneer, Manisha Koirala said, “I feel good after taking blessings from Pilot Baba. He is my spiritual leader. I am from Nepal but our culture is the same. This is not my fist visit. I have come earlier also during the Kumbh Mela and later had also come to meet Babaji.” To learn anything in life, one needs a guru, added Manisha and for spiritual enlightenment, an enlightened spiritual master had a major role to play, she said.
Tying a saffron cloth over her head, and wearing a garland made from fresh red roses, Manisha appeared seeped in the atmosphere of the occasion.
It is worth mentioning here that Manisha had recently made her comeback on the silver screen and her film Dear Maya was released in the previous month. Commenting on her acting career she said that after recovering from cancer she was focusing on her career and she will be making an appearance in good films soon. She opined that post recovery she had become wiser and carefully signed the movie projects, however she refused to give any details about her future project.
Meanwhile, actor turned politician and BJP Delhi president Manoj Tiwari, CHAIRMAN OF DADASAHEB PHALKE FILM FOUNDATION AWARDS MR.ASHFAQUE KHOPEKAR ,ACP MR.NILESH SAWANT also visited Haridwar for taking blessings from Pilot Baba. He also met Swami Achyutanand Teerth, Shankaracharya of Bhuma Niketan and took his blessings. The state president of BJP, Ajay Bhatt also came to Pilot Baba Ashram for participating in Guru Poornima celebrations. Many foreigner devotees from Russia and Ukraine had also come to Pilot Baba Ashram with their families on this occasion.
दादासाहेब फाल्के फिल्म फाॅन्डेशन के चेयरमैन आशफाक खोपेकर के आग्रह पर पायलट बाबा 21 जुलाई से 23 जुलाई तीन दिन के मुम्बई दौरे पर आरहे है इस दौरान पायलट बाबा मुम्बई मे फिल्म जगत के कार्यक्रम मे उपस्थित रहेगे और जुहू के रमादा होटेल मे फिल्म जगत के लोगो से मुलाकात करेगे। बाबा फिल्म जगत के उद्धार के लिए महायज्ञ करे इसी उद्देश्य से महामंडलेश्वर श्री संजय गीरी महाराज प्रयत्न कर रहे है।