In America, Nassau County – Welcome Ceremony (L to R) TOH Honorable Mr. Mark Bonilla, TONH Honorable Receiver Mr. Charles Berman, NYS Assemblyman Honorable Mr. Tom McKevitt, Honorable Senator Mr. Jack M. Martins, NC Deputy County Executive Honorable Dr. Phillip Elliott, NC Legislator Honorable Mr. Wayne H. Wink, Jr., Honorable Mr. Varinder Bhalla, Former Commissioner, Nassau County, New York, Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swamiji, TONH Mayor & Supervisor Honorable Mr. Jon Kalman, New York State Assistant Comptroller Honorable Mr. Joe Galante, New York State Assemblyman Honorable Mr. Charles D. Lavine, NY State Assemblywoman Honorable Mr. Michelle Schimell, Supreme Court Judge Honorable Mr. Thomas Adams, TOH Honorable Receiver Mr. Don Clavin, Supreme Court Judge Honorable Mr. Frank Gulotta, Mrs. R. Bhalla, Dy. Commissioner, Nassau County, NY.
On 24th April, 2010, Revered Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami Ji was conferred with the title ‘Mahamandleshwar’ in the Holy city of Haridwar in the premises of well-known Niranjani Akhara. Prominent Mahamandleshars, Mahants and Saints from all the 13 Akharas were present during this function and felicitated Revered Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami Ji on being honoured with the title of ‘Mahamandleshar’. Peethadhishwar Swami Punyanand Giriji Maharaj performed the Tilak ceremony along with recitation of Mantras from the Vedas. In this Pattabhishek ceremony, Revered Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami Ji was formally given the title ‘Kshotriya Brahmnishth Parivarjkacharya 1008 Mahamandleshwar Swami Kumaranand Saraswati Ji Maharaj‘
Kashi Vidvat Parishad, Varanasi has a significant role to play in the appointment of Jagatguru Shankracharya. Considering the contribution of Vishwa Sant Mahamandaleshwar Brahmrishi Shri Kumar Swamiji towards the Sanatan Dharma, Kashi Vidvat Parishad decided to honour Him with the title of “Mahabrahmrishi”.
The Rishis and eminent scholars of the Kashi Vidvat Parishad have honoured revered Sadgurudev ji with this great title as he is known and respected all over the world, has been honoured by various state-heads, is greatly revered in the society of the saints, remains ever striving for the welfare of the common people and is free from all feelings of joy-sorrow, respect-disrespect, gain-loss and lust-anger. All of us bow to the great Mahabrahmrishi. This is not just a title, rather Mahabrahmrishi itself signifies a great Mantra, a great epithet.
Professor Vashishth Tripathi ji, President of Kashi Vidvat Parishad; Prof Har Prasad Dikshit ji, Vice-President; Professor Ram Narayan Dwivedi ji, General Secretary; Prof Vinay Kumar Pandey ji, Secretary; Prof Dinesh Kumar Garg ji, Steward and National Spokesperson; Prof Shivshankar Mishr ji, Parishad’s in-charge of Delhi State; and Prof Ramesh Kumar Pandey ji, Former Chancellor of Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya honouring Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swamiji with the title of ’Mahabrahmrishi’.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Dinesh Kumar Garg ji, Steward and National Spokesperson of Kashi Vidvat Parishad, said, ‘There is just one aim with which great souls like Mahamandaleshwar revered Gurudev incarnate on earth, and it is to educate the masses about the path shown by God, the path shown by the Vedas. The scriptures state that whatever a Rishi speaks is a holy scripture in itself. Wherever great souls like revered Gurudev go, that place becomes holy like a place of pilgrimage. Anyone who is blessed with his company attains his grace. We the people of Kashi feel greatly honoured to be in his company today.