Silchar: “The only way to establish peace in this world torn by malice, hatred and ill will among people irrespective of caste and creed as well as community is to spread the message of Gita. This is the way to end the continuous conflict and clash,” pointed out Swami Tapananda Giri Maharaj, president of Shankar Math Kolkata and chief priest of the holiest of holy occasion, the 4th annual foundation day of the Silchar Shankar Math and Mission and the 110th birth anniversary of Swami Jyotirananda Giri Maharaj which concluded today here.
A host of saints and sages of the Shankar Math and Mission as well as other religious organizations from Bangladesh, Tripura and Kolkata, Swami Sambhidananda, Swami Mrinmayananda Maharaj, Swami Suryanandaji Maharaj, Swami Swaprakashananda Brahmachari, Swami Anilananda Giri Maharaj and Swami Prabirananda Brahmachari. Also present on the occasion as guest of honour was Atin Das, noted poet, writer and columnist. Subhash Mitra is the patron of the entire programme. Srimata Vigyananda Brahmachari of Shankar Math and Mission Silchar was in overall coordinator of the two day long programme, ennobled by thought provoking speeches, messages and sermons which went to underline the core theme of peace and tranquility, the need of the day.
The summum bonum of what the learned spiritual distinguished holy men wanted to convey at the Hindu dharma sammelan on Sunday night “is to follow the tradition of sanatan dharma which implies the worship of truth and its quest for peace.” Message of Gita is to be adopted in order to seek emancipation from the materialistic way of life. Gautam Buddha forsook all comforts and luxuries of life to become a saint. Swami Vivekananda dedicated his life to spread the message of Hinduism across the world. Mahanambrata Brahmachari who continued to speak about the universal essence of the dialogue between Krishna and Arjun attracted a large number of foreigners around the world who also sought refuge in the message of Gita.
The number of foreigners from different countries is taking keen interest in reading not only Gita but also Ramayan and Mahabharat where they discover the true essence of life. The Kumbha Mela at Prayagraj has attracted as usual thousands of lovers of Hindu dharma and would be its followers. These overseas devotees are also taking to Hindu way of doing tarpan and asthi visarjan, besides other rituals. They are also now seen going around temples and other religious Hindu establishments with the sole objective of seeking and getting peace of mind and body. Shankar Math’s main mantra is to preach and teach from Gita and keep alive the traditions of Veda and Upanishads.
It is significant that Hindu culture and tradition is being assiduously kept aloft not only by Shankar Math but also by Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sanga, ISKCON, Gauriya Math as well as other Hindu organizations. Against the backdrop of looming threat to human civilization, from this holy congregation call has been given to Hindus to unite and remain awaken. It is with this objective that Shankar Math which has 18 branches in this country and many more around the world, particularly America, Europe, Arab and Asian countries, is working hard. If Hindus are united, this will be in the best interest of mankind around the globe.
All the holy figures present expressed their anxiety that youths are left home for studies. This has to be reversed. They should be encouraged by their parents and guardians to come to shrines and holy places. The two day programme was also highlighted by cultural presentations as well as humanitarian work like distribution of clothes and blankets among the needy and poor.
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