Mahaparinirvan Day (Mahaparinirvan Din or Mahaparinirvan Diwas) is observed every year on 6th of December to mark the death anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, who was the chief architect of the Constitution of India. He was also an eminent Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement (also known as the Neo-Buddhist movement) in addition to the rights of women and labour.
Dr. Ambedkar died in his sleep on 6th December 1956 at his home in Delhi. 6th of December is also observed as Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the Governor, the Minister and many other politicians commemorate Ambedkar every year on 6th December in Chaitya Bhoomi. Chaitya Bhoomi hosts a memorial to Ambedkar and has been graded an A-class tourism and pilgrimage site by the Government of Maharashtra.
What is Parinirvan?
Parinirvan is one of the chief principles and goals of Buddhism. The Sanskrit term (written in Pali as parinibbana) literally means “nirvana after death”, which refers to the achievement of nirvana after the body dies.
According to Buddhism, our life’s karma is carried on to the next through our soul or spirit after the body’s death. While the physical body disintegrates, we are reborn in our next life with a karmic debt from the previous one. Once you achieve nirvana, this cycle of rebirth stops, because no karmic debt remains.
What is the difference between Nirvana and parinirvana?
Mahaparinirvan Din 2020:Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 64th Parinirvan Day
The sculptor of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar) of the 64 th occasion Mahaparinirvana Mumbai (Dadar) in bhumi (Chaityabhoomi) will be televised live on the program. This year, due to the crisis of Covid-19, without coming to Chaityabhoomi, everyone can visit Dr. online from home. The government has appealed to greet Babasaheb Ambedkar.
This year’s Mahaparinirvana Day, i.e. Sunday 6th December 2020 at Chaityabhoomi, will be telecast live on Doordarshan’s Sahyadri channel from 7.45 am to 9 am. Apart from this, it will also be possible to greet by watching the broadcast through various social media mediums.
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At Dadar in Mumbai. Chaityabhoomi is a memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar. Every year on Mahaparinirvana Day, Dr. Millions of followers from all over the country come to Chaityabhoomi to greet Babasaheb Ambedkar. Due to this, colorful activities, lamp lighting, flower decoration etc. are done in Chaityabhoomi area. All this work has been done every year. Meanwhile, the civic services provided every year at Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj Maidan will not be provided on Corona background this year. These civic services have been partially canceled. So some special facilities will be provided this year.
Given the corona virus infection this year, it could be dangerous to come together in large numbers. Against this backdrop, followers from all over the country did not come to Chaityabhoomi on the day of Mahaparinirvana. An appeal has already been made to greet Babasaheb Ambedkar. In order to greet the followers even without coming to the actual Chaityabhoomi, the government will pay homage to the Chaityabhoomi and the flower show will be broadcast live through the social media of BMC.
The program will be telecast live on Doordarshan Sahyadri channel from 7.45 am to 9 am. After that, it will be telecast live at 9.50 am, 10.50 am, 11.50 am and 12.50 pm for every 10 minutes, according to Doordarshan’s Mumbai Kendra.