6 December – Ambedkar Punyatithi, Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din

Baba Saheb Ambedkar - Mahaparinirvan Day - December 6

Every year, 6th December the death anniversary of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Babasaheb Ambedkar is remembered as Mahaparinirvan Din.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly also known as Babasaheb was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, and editor. He was also the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution.

Dalits considered Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to be their god as he was the one who fought for their rights and it was because of him untouchables of India got converted to Buddhism.

It is believed that, on 6 December 1956, Ambedkar died in his at his home in Delhi, three days after completing his final manuscript. His dead body was then taken to Bombay where a Buddhist-style cremation was organised for him at Dadar Chowpatty beach on 7 December which was attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

A two-mile long crowd formed the funeral procession. At Dadar cemetery that evening, eminent leaders paid their last respects to him. The pyre was lit according to Buddhist rites. Half a million people witnessed it.

A conversion program was organised on 16 December 1956 so that all those who attended the cremation could get converted to Buddhism at the same place. Since this incidence Dadar Chowpatty is also known as CHAITYA-BHOOMI.

Chaitya Bhoomi, Shivaji Park, Dadar - Ambedkar

Today, every year on the death anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, millions of people visit Dadar Chowpaty or Chaitya Bhoomi to pay homage to this great leader and social worker.

Even We all Indian’s should not forget his role in formation of Indian Constitution.

Lets Salute this great leader …..

Jai Bhim ….

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Author: admin on December 4, 2012
Category: General News

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