Simhasth Kumbh: 4 injured in conflict during Avahan Akhara elections


Ujjain. A debate between two groups of Naga Sadhus soon turned into bloody conflict on Thursday. Heavy firing took place during the election process at Avahan Akhara on the beginning day of ‘vichaar Mahakumbh’. 6 monks injured in the incident were admitted to hospitals for medical care.

The Avahan Akhara, part of the Juna Akhara is headed by Pragyanand Maharaj as its Mahamandelshwar.

SP Manoj Kedia reports that the incident occurred at Dutt Akhada Zone. Elections were supposed to be calld off there for the post of Shri Mahant. For the past 10 days Brijesh Puri Maharaj was named for the position but on Thursday Neelkanth 1giri Maharaj announced the name of Ganesh Puri as Shri Mahant. Due to this, Brijesh Puri Maharaj’s supporters got furious and became the reason of the conflict.