Indian culture is everlasting owing to efforts of Adi Shankaracharya: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 10:51:47


Staff Reporter,

Not only one, several differences of opinions are seen in the country. The Advaita darshan told by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya has solution to every problem of the world ingrained in it. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while addressing the Jan Samvad programme during the Ekatm Yatra at Vidisha on Thursday. He mentioned that the Ekatm Darshan of Shankaracharya can give right direction to the World to eliminate tendencies like terrorism and for establishing peace.

CM Chouhan stated that the efforts made by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya for social reforms, 2,000 years ago are unthinkable. His work to unite country from east to west and north to south is incomparable. Even today, the Badrinath Temple located in Uttarakhand has Namboodri Brahmin Poojari of Southern India. This is a unique effort of Shankaracharya for linking the culture and for the unity of the country. He gave philosophy of ‘Live and let Live’ to the country.

Moreover, Chouhan said that to consider the entire world like one family and give equal status to all the living beings through ‘Vasudhiva Kutumbakam’ was the speciality of Shankaracharya. He urged for the welfare of the world and said that everyone has same conscience. There is no discrimination between small and big. The Indian Culture is ever lasting due to the efforts of the Shankaracharya. We should conserve this culture by protecting it. Shankaracharya was an Avatar of Lord Shankar, who left the world for heavenly abode at the age of just 32 years.

CM took resolution on this occasion that by celebrating all the festivals with all the sections of the society, he will realise the basic objective of the Ekatm Yatra. Moreover, he will work to improve the society and himself by imbibing the basic Ekatm Bhav of Jeev Jagat and Jagdish. Sarsanghachalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat said that all the faith and sect of our country give message of unity and brotherhood.

We should assimilate teachings in our behaviour and attitude given through preaching. In this way, we can imbibe Vedanta Darshan of Shankaracharya. We must work for the welfare of every section by leaving aside discrimination. He further mentioned that we together should spread notion of Advaita Vedanta.

It gives a message of amity to the entire world. Swami Akhileshwaranand stated that a remarkable from of social harmony has been witnessed during the yatra. While praising the efforts of the state government to make the flow of Narmada river incessant, he mentioned that proper efforts are must to make the rivers everlasting. Before this, Mohan Bhagwat, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister of State for Horticulture Suryaprakash Meena and Sadhu-Sants performed poojan of Shankaracharya’s charan paduka. Metal kalashs collected from all the gram panchayats of Vidisha Janpad Panchayat and all the wards of the municipality for the Ekatm Yatra were brought at the Jan Samvad site and pooja of kalashs was performed. Delightful presentations were given by Dhurva band in Sanskrit on the occasion.

MLAs Kalyan Singh Thakur, Veer Singh Pawar, chairman Zla Panchayat Toran Singh Dangi, District Co-ordinator of Ekatm Yatra Shyam sunder Sharma, chairman municipal corporation Mukesh Tandon, other public representatives, officers of the administration, representatives of Social organisations, participants of Yatra and citizens in large number were present in the programme held at Police Parade Ground.