New Delhi: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will dedicate to the public the newly constructed Silver Jubilee Mandiram of Santhigiri Ashram here on November 20.
As part of 25 years of operations of Santhigiri Ashram in the national capital, a wide range of celebrations have been organized.
Lt. Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena will inaugurate the one-year Silver Jubilee celebrations on November 17, Ashram authorities informed in a press conference today.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan will preside over the function.
The lamp-lighting ceremony of the Prayer Hall at the Silver Jubilee Complex will be conducted on Sunday, by the Ashram Gurusthaniya Her Holiness Shishya Poojitha Amritha Jnana Thapaswini.
Her Holiness Shishya Poojita will arrive in Delhi on November 16.
As many as 10,000 people will be provided food during the function.
Mr Anil Jain. MP will preside over the function and Shashi Tharoor, MP will deliver the keynote address.
Wellknown Gokulam Group Chairman Gokulam Gopalan will be the Chief Guest. Santhigiri Ashram President Swami Chaitanya Jnana Thapaswi and General Secretary Swami Gururatnam Jnana Thapaswi will take part.
The 12,000 square feet Silver Jubilee Mandiram will have a prayer hall on the ground floor, a skill development training center on the first floor, yoga wellness on the second floor, and an integrated AYUSH treatment center on the third floor.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma MP, Asian Academy for Film & Television Chairman Sandeep Marwa, All India Malayali Association National Chairman Babu Panicker, Political Observer and Managing Director of Flag Communications PK Deepu Nambiar, Middle East University Dean Dr. G. R. Kiran, Janani Shalini Jnana Tapaswini, Delhi Malayali Association President Raghunath K., Pushpavihar Dharamshala General Secretary M. P. Suresh, Ashram Advisory Committee Communications Section Advisor Sabir Tirumala will be present in the seminar.
A two-day seminar on “Knowledge Tradition of India – Dharma and Santhigiri Movement” will be held at JNU, Delhi in collaboration with Central Sanskrit University on November 17 and 18. Dr. Padmavibhushan Sonal Mansingh will inaugurate the seminar.
Central Sanskrit University Vice Chancellor Prof. Srinivasa Varakhedi, Gujarat University Vice Chancellor Prof. Neeraj Gupta, former MP Prof. Padma Bhushan Mrinal Miri, and other professors in the fields of education, culture, and research from different parts of the country will participate in the seminar.
About 300 people, including sannyasis, sanyasinis, and brahmacharinis are accompanying Shishya Poojitha on her pilgrimage to Delhi.
Shishya Poojita guides the Santhigiri Guru Parampara, after the physical departure of the founder Guru, Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru. She undertakes important pilgrimages only on rare occasions,
It is after 14 years that she is leaving the Ashram headquarters at Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram.
Gurusthaniya Shishya Poojitha is visiting New Delhi and Saket Pushpavihar Santhigiri Ashram for the second time.
Her Holiness Shishya Poojitha will consecrate the new Prayer Hall by installing AUMKAR, which is the Pratishta, on November 19, in a prayerful atmosphere amid the unbroken chanting of guru mantra by hundreds of devotees who have been working selflessly for the completion of the building complex.
The Santhigiri Silver Jubilee Center will be a prayer center for world peace where anyone can come regardless of caste, religion, caste, and colour. Eminent people from the political, social, cultural, and spiritual fields will participate in the events.
Swami Bhaktadathan Jnana Thapaswi, Dr. GR Kiran, Dr. Kiran S., Ranjith Devaraj, and Archana Devaraj, who are incharges of the ashram, informed that the big preparations have started to welcome the devotees from different parts of the country and Gurusthaniya Shishya Poojita to the Upashram in Delhi.