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Hindu Maha Sammelan at Sabarimala

on 2010/2/15 8:05:01 ( 1345 reads )


SABARIMALA, INDIA, February 16, 2012: Along the banks of the Pampa River, where lies the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, annualy massive gathering of Hindus happens for the week long Hindu Maha Sammelan at Ayroor.

This year the Sammelan was inaugurated by H.H. Jagadguru Sri Sivarathri Desikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt, Mysore. Swamiji organizes many Hindu activities in Karnataka as well as running 300 educational institutions, including medical and engineering colleges.

Delivering his speech, Swami spoke against conversions, saying, "Hinduism is surviving due to the wealth of Puranas, Upanishads, Vedas and saints who appear periodically whenever dharma is in danger. Also, our worship of nature, trees, water sources have great relevance in the global warming context".

The Sammelan concluded February 14.

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