Jamshedpur, May 6: The last rites of senior acharya of Ananda Marga, Dharmendra Rao was performed at Parvati Ghat in Bistupur on Saturday.
The rituals were performed by woman acharya Avdhutika Anand. This was followed by Baba Naam Kevalam kirtan performed through ananda marga method which was led by the woman acharya. The shardha ceremony will be performed on May 9 at Adityapur Majhi Tola Rain Basera.
Dharmendra Rao, a native of Rampur Village in Devaria district of Uttar Pradesh passed away on Friday in TMH. He was 96. Acharya took initiation of Ananda Marga in the year 1957.
Present on the occasion were Acharya Swarponand Avdhut, Ramendranand Avdhut, Anirvanand Avdhut, Pritishanand Avdhut, Pragyanand Avdhut, Amarjeetanand Avdhut, Navrunanand Avdhut and others.