Over 9,000 Hindus participate in ‘Sanatan Gaurav Dindi’ in Pune on Sanatan Sanstha’s Silver Jubilee

  • 9,000 devout Hindus witnessed the unique moments
  • Dindi’s features: Saffron flags, warkaris carrying taal-mridung, self-defence demonstrations by Ranraginis, traditional costumes, Suvasini dressed in a Nauvari saree
  • Sachchidanand Parabrahman Dr Jayant Athavale and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s palakhi
  • Pune filled with the slogans of Sanatan Hindu Dharma

Pune – It has been 25 years since the establishment of Sanatan Sanstha, dedicated to the propagation of Sanatan Dharma. On that occasion, the Silver Jubilee of Sanatan Sanstha is being celebrated. As a part of this, ‘Sanatan Gaurav Dindi’ was organised on Sunday, 21st April, in Pune, which is sanctified by the activities of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Bajirao Peshwa, and is also the cultural capital. 9,000 people witnessed this very Divine, lively and touching Dindi. From Bhikardas Maruti Temple (from Maharana Pratap Udyan) to Smt. Vimalbai Garware Prashala, Deccan, all who participated in the Dindi felt the spirit. Through this Dindi, awareness was created about spirituality and spiritual practice. In this Dindi, Sadguru Swati Khadye of Sanatan Sanstha, Pujya (Mrs.) Manisha Pathak, Pujya Gajanan Balwant Sathe, Pujya (Mrs.) Sangeeta Patil graced the occasion. Dindi was attended by officials of various sects, pro-Hindu organisations, activists, well-wishers of Sanatan Sanstha, spiritually curious and seekers.

Beautiful rangoli at Dindi
from Left, Chetan Rajhans, Vidyadhar Nargolkar of Swatantryaveer Savarkar Vichar Manch, Shekhar Mundada of Maharashtra Goseva, Surekha Gaikwad of Shri Sampraday, Mr Gaikwad, Sunil Ghanwat, Sunil Rasane and Rajendra Balkavade of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati trust, Swapnil Naik of Patit Pawan organisation, Suryakant Pathak of Consumer forum

Hindus need to get united and answer those who talk about the eradication of Sanatan Dharma – Chetan Rajhans, National Spokesperson, Sanatan Sanstha

Talking about this Dindi, the National Spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha Chetan Rajhans said, “Sanatan Sanstha has been selflessly serving Sanatan Hindu Dharma for the last 25 years. Sanatan Sanstha has consistently worked for religious unity and protection of religion by standing up against the challenges faced by Sanatan Dharma, refuting accusations against Sanatan Dharma, encouraging Hindus to practice religion by teaching religion, and bringing everyone together. Today anyone gets up and talks about eradicating Sanatan Dharma by comparing Sanatan Dharma to dengue-malaria. Hindus need to unite and respond to it. For this, on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the Sanatan Sanstha, thousands of Hindus have come together and drawn ‘Sanatan Gaurav Dindi’.”

Beginning of Dindi

Organisations and sects present

Chintamani Prasadik Dindi, Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Sohala, Shri Shivpratisthan Hindusthan Purandar Division, Shri Kshetra Kanifnath Gad Temple at Bopgaon, Khandoba Temple at Jejuri Kadepathar, Prasadik Bhajani Mandal at Navlevadi, Santshrestha Sopandev Mandir Bhajani Mandal, Mauli Warkari Educational Institute, Ambodi Village, Lights Vitthal Mandir Bhajani Mandal, Someshwar Factory Colony Women’s Mandal, Savatamali Bhajani Mandal in Rautwadi Village


1. Bands of child seekers in the guise of patriots, revolutionaries and saints were attracting everyone’s attention.

2. Everyone participated in Dindi dressed in traditional attire. Due to this, an atmosphere of sanctity and festivity was created everywhere.

3. The very distinctive plaques caught the attention of many in the community.

A large number of devotees and Hindus were present from Bhor, Shirwal, Alandewadi, Alande, Gokwadi, Nasrapur, Saswad, Hivre, Nira, Murum, Waghalwadi, Dive, Sortapwadi, Pawar wadi, Navlevadi, Pargaon Salu Malu in Daund taluka, Kedgaon, Kokdewadi in Shirur taluka, Talegaon Dabhade in Wadgaon Maval taluka, Urse, Adhe, Pimpal Khute, Moi, Dehu, Junnar, Manchar, Rajgurunagar, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, as well as Hadapsar city.

Remarkable text on plaques held by devotees and seekers

1. Sanatan Sanstha gave 127 saints to the society in 25 years

2. Sanatan’s key to success : grace of Deities, blessings of saints, support of devout Hindus

3. Sanatan Sanstha’s ‘Gurukripayoga’ is a unique confluence of karmayoga, dnyanayoga and bhaktiyoga

4. Sanatan Sanstha for ideological protection of places of worship in Hindu Dharma

Palkhis participating in Dindi

Palkhis and devotees present at the Dindi

Palkhi with the idol of Vitthal-Rukmini from Moi village, Shri Bhawanimata Palkhi, Khandoba-Mhalsa Palkhi from Waghalwadi, Saint Sopan Dev’s Palkhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Palkhi, as well as Satchidananda Parabrahm Dr Jayant Athawale’s palkhi were included. Along with this, the unique tableau attracted the attention of many.

Saffronised atmosphere along the Dindi route

Dindi greeting, Hindu Dharma flag worship and flower showers at various places

Dindi was welcomed and worshipped at more than 12 places by devout Hindus and dignitaries of the society. Devotees showered flowers at many places on the way to Dindi.

Dindi left in a soulful atmosphere after the worship of Dharmadhwaj (flag) and blowing conch shell

Trustee of Smt. Lakshmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Dutt Temple in Pune Shri. Rajendra Balakwade and Shrimant Dagdusheth Ganapati Trust Vice President Shri. Dharmadhavaja Sunil Rasane performed Dharmadhwaj worship. Maharashtra Goseva Commission’s Chairman Shri. Shekhar Mundada broke the coconut. Suvasinis performed the aarti of the palkhis. Dindi started after Vijay Choudhary blew the conch shell. After this, in the presence of Saints, Sadhguru, seekers, devout Hindus, various sects and Hindu organisations, the Dindi was marched in a very soulful atmosphere and with loud cheers.

More than 70 unique teams included in Dindi

Garba squad
Sanatan Prabhat squad
Virangana squad

Chintamani Prasadik Warkari Dindi squad, ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ squad, Swatantraveer Savarkar Yuva Manch squad from Kedgaon; Kalash team from Alandewadi, Bhor; Taal Squad at Rajgurunagar; Bajrang Dal squad from Yerwada; Ambodi Warkari Education Team; More than 70 teams including ISKCON team participated in Dindi.

Sanatan Sanstha is dedicated to promoting unity and safeguarding faith by confronting challenges faced by Sanatan Dharma !