This year Mahaparinirvan din will be observed on Friday 6th December 2019. Special arrangements will be done at Chaitya Bhoomi, which is a resting place of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. During the first week of the December people across India visit the Chaitya Bhoomi to offer respect to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Mumbai traffic police make arrangements to accommodate the huge influx of people. In 2019 we are expecting a huge crowd coming to Mumbai at Chaitya Bhoomi to pay respect to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Essay on Mahaparinirvan Din/Diwas
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar left this world on 6th December 1956. This day is observed as Mahaparinirvan Din/Diwas or death anniversary. The day is celebrated to pay homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar and to honor his lifetime of efforts to eradicate untouchability in India.
The father of the Indian constitution also fought for Dalit’s rights. Because of his efforts, Dalits across India got reservations and social equality. Dalits or Buddhist people across India and beyond revere Babasaheb as their messiah.
What is Mahaparinirvan?
In Buddhism, Mahaparinirvan is one of the basic principles or goals of life. In Sanskrit, Mahaparinirvan is written as “Parinibbana” (written in Pali). “Parinibbana” means “Nirvana After Death”. “Karma” means actions and according to Buddism our Karma accumulates over the lifetime and it is carried to the next birth via our soul. When a person dies and the body decomposes, the soul keeps going on its journey. If a person doesn’t have karmic debt at his/her death, he/she achieves nirvana. He/she will escape from the cycle of birth and death.
According to Buddhist sacred text Mahaparinibbana Sutta, Lord buddha’s death known as Original Mahaparinirvan. Babasaheb Ambedkar passed away on 6 December 1956 in Delhi. On October 14, 1956, along with 5,00,000 supporters, Babasaheb finally converted to Buddism. His remains cremated at Dadar Chowpatty in Mumbai with Buddhist rituals. The place is now called Chaitya Bhoomi.
Buddhist revere Babasaheb as Buddist guru, especially after his death. They think that the work he did for Dalits makes him karmic debt-free. And that is why he will not go through cycle birth and death again. In short, they believe that like Lord buddha Babasaheb achieved the nirvana. This is the reason the death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in called Mahaparinirvan Din or Divas.
All major and minor politicians visit Chaitya Bhoomi at Dadar, Mumbai and offer homage to Babasaheb on Mahaparinirvan Din, which is 6th December. Political parties representing Dalits arrange special functions, which is generally attended by thousands of people. You can see streets filled in dark blue flags on the day.
Celebrations like Mahaparinirvan din are very important, it gives the younger generation a chance to know the history and sacrifices legendary people did for them. It makes them humble and considerate. Everyone should understand and try to act on teaching given by Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Speech on Mahaparinirvan Din / Diwas in English
Today is 6 December 2019 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar mahaparinirvan day. Today we are gathered here at Chaitya Bhoomi to celebrate 63rd mahaparinirvan day of our father Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Babasaheb was a great personality, there was nobody like him and no one will be. He and his work still inspire us. He has shown us the path of life, for his lifetime efforts to eradicate untouchability in India he has become immortal. Babasaheb struggled a lot in the early stage of his life. He formed Bahishkrut Hitkarani Sabha to awaken our society.
If someone asks today’s generation about their role models, they end up naming some film start or cricketer. They haven’t read about the journey and struggle of Babasaheb. So, how he will become their idol? If we, the young generation managed to become just 1% of Babasaheb we will be happier, fuller for the whole life. There is a lot to learn from Babasaheb’s journey. His teachings are guidelines for life, we should follow his path.
Today we are gathered here for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkars 63th Death Anniversary i.e 63rd Mahaparinirvan din. and today we will take a pledge that we will read about him, try to follow his principals. He spent his life for the betterment of our society, he wanted us to do progress in life. He fought relentlessly, he sacrificed a lot for us, now it is our responsibility to fulfill his dream by making progress in our life and community.
Babasaheb was a scholar with multiple degrees and he was an ardent reader too. We should follow his path. Education is the key to get away from poverty. Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand.
Babasaheb is the eternal light that has shown us the path to success and all we need to do is follow that path. Don’t just raise slogans, raise your life. That will be the real tribute to Babasaheb.
On this auspicious day of 63rd mahaparinirvan diwas you gave me a chance to speak my heart out, I am grateful to you. I hope my words will inspire at least one of you to follow the path shown by Babasaheb. Jay Bhim, Jay Hind.
Information about Mahaparinirvan Din
- It is a public holiday in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
- more than 2.5 million people visit Chaitya Bhoomi every year.
Location of Chaitya Bhoomi
Reference: महापरिनिर्वाण दिन