Friday, October 1, 2010

what is nirmohi akhara Means ? Nirmohi akhada Information

Akhada means a 'group' and in this context implies a group of sadhus not a group of wrestlers; Sects is a close but not exact English equivalent of Akhadas. The Hindu Vaishnavite sadhus are organized into 12-15 major akhadas or congregations with tens of thousands of sadhus each. Nirmohi Akhada is one of the oldest and most respected akhadas in the Hindu Vaishnavite hierarchy.

- Thanks to Suneet Gupta for the explanation

Nirmohi Akhara

One third of the site will go to the Nirmohi Akhara, a group of Hindu ascetics who are devotees of none other than Lord Ram. Their name means, roughly, “Group Without Attachment.” They have given up the material world for the company of their god. They are “sadhus” – or Hindu holy men often characterized by the hermetic tendencies. They claimed in court that there is no mosque called Babri Masjid at the site in Ayodhya, nor did the Mughal commander Babur make any conquest or any occupation of territory in India. They also claimed the site is of ancient antiquity and has existed before the living memory of man. Lord Ram and his court representatives receive another third of the site.

Source : Wall street Journal