Solutions to world’s problems lies in Ekatmavad

22 Jan 2018
Solutions to world’s problems lies in Ekatmavad

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the solution to all problems in the world like terrorism and Naxalism lies in Adi Shankaracharya’s Ekatmavad. The path to world peace is not in war but in Adi Shankar’s Adwait Darshan. He said that the Adi Shankar Cultural Unity Trust will be established in Omkareshwar to propagate Adwait Darshan. Through this the work of moral, social, cultural and spiritual renaissance will be undertaken.

CM Chouhan was addressing the Ekatm festival organized on the completion of Ekatm Yatra at Adi Shankaracharya’s dikshasthal Omkareshwar. On this occasion, a video message o Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Amit Shah was also shown.

Yatra began from four places

The Ekatm Yatra started on December 19 from four religious places connected with Adi Shankaracharya to give the message of social harmony and humanism. These places include Amarkantak, Ujjain, Rewa’s Pachmatha and Omkareshwar. Jan Samvad were organized at several places during the yatra. The Yatra received huge support. Bhoomi-pujan was organized for setting up a 108 feet high huge metal statue of Adi Shankaracharya on Omkar Parvat, Acharya Shankar Museum and International Vedant Institute at Omkareshwar on the completion of Yatra. A resolve for humanism was also taken on the occasion.

Same consciousness in everyone-CM Chouhan

CM Chouhan said that Shankaracharya tied the entire India in one thread of cultural unity and spread the message of humanism to the entire world. There is spiritual unity in not only humans but all living beings. He said that a Vedant Sansthan will come up in Omkareshwar which will provide information about Adwait Vedant Darshan to the world. Brahma Puri, Vishnu Puri and Shiv Puri will be connected with flyover footover bridge in Omkareshwar. The message of Maya and Brahma Shankar will be shown with modern technique at the Adi Shankar Sansthan. Along with this Shankar’s Jeevan Darshan and Jeevan Charit will be displayed through audio-video.

The Chief Minister announced that the Adishankaracharya Cultural Unity Trust being set up in Omkareshwar will undertake the work of spiritual, social, cultural and moral renaissance. He said that Omkareshwar will become the centre of cultural and spiritual renaissance. Adi Shankaracharya’s cave will be restored; Adi Shankar memorial centre will also be established. He said that 30 thousand metal kalash from 23 thousand gram panchayats have come in the Ekatm Yatra which will become base for the statue of Adi Shankaracharya.

Rashtriya Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Rashtriya Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamseval Sangh Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that coming from Kerala, Adi Shankar spread the message to all of us that we all are one. Today inspired by him we are further spreading this message to the world. India’s power lies in protection and not destruction. He said that CM Chouhan has done a commendable and remarkable job by organising the Ekatm Yatra.

Shri Amit Shah’s video message

Bharatiya Janata Party National President and Member of Rajya Sabha Shri Amit Shah’s video message was shown in the programme in which he said that CM Chouhan has done a highly commendable job through Narmada Yatra and Ekatm Yatra for cultural unity. He thanked the CM from the core of heart and said that it is Shri Chouhan’s effort to give the final shape to Adishankar’s contribution in Omkareshwar. Adi Shankaracharya attained his Guru here and this spot is a centre of immense faith and belief of people.

Pujya Swami Shri Avdheshanandgiri Ji

Mahamandleshwar Pujya Swami Shri Avdheshanandgiri Ji said that this yatra is important as it spreads the message of Adi Shankaracharya. Congratulating the Chief Minister he said that another Kumbh was organized on the banks of Narmada. Extending his best wishes he said that Omkareshwar should become a world famous centre like Patliputra and Takshashila.

Swami Satyamitranandji

Swami Satyamitranand Ji of Bharatmata Mandir said that there is one element in the whole world. The eyes are different but it is the same person who is watching. This is the message of Adwaitvad. By forming the Adi Shankaracharya Cultural Unity Trust, the Chief Minister has bound the entire country which is special and divine in itself. He deserves praise for this effort. Shri Satyamitranand Ji announced to grant Rs 5 lakh for the trust.

Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev

Founder of Isha Foundation Shri Jaggi Vasudev said that the work of making India’s heart Madhya Pradesh a spiritual centre is a divine job. The Vedant Kendra to be established in Omkareshwar will be a storehouse of knowledge from where the whole world will attain knowledge. He said that Adiu Shankaracharya will influence the coming generation the most because he had intelligence and rationality. He said that one attains knowledge from the feet of the Guru. Our culture is that of humility. We attained knowledge from the rivers, mountains and nature. We have to re-establish this culture. Other saints and seers also expressed their views.

Religious leaders and guest attended the grand ceremony

\ Chinmay Mission Head Pujya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati announced to grant Rs 25 lakhs on behalf of the Mission for the establishment of the trust. Among those present on the occasion included Mahamandleshwar Pujya Swami Parmanand Giri, Pujya Swami Parmatmanand Saraswati, Pujya Swami Samvit Somgiri and Pujya Swami Akhileshwaranand, Swami Supratiptanand of Ramkrishna Mission, Swami Prabodhanand of Chinmay Mission, Avdhesh Didi of Prajapati Brahmakumari, Prahlad Tipaniya of Kabir Panth, Bhavyatej of Art of Living, famous painter Vasudev Kamath, Famous sculptor Shri Charanjit Yadav, Swami Hariprasad of Vishnu Foundation Chennai, Mata Amritanandan, Swami Prajanananmritanand, Shri Gaurishankar of Shrangeri Peeth, Swami Shevar Giri from Swaroopanand Ashram of Keral, religious leader Dr. David Faile Delhi, several religious leaers, saints, seers besides Bharatiya Janata Party state head and MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Energy Minister Shri Paraschandra Jain, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, public representatives and social workers from all over the country, officer-bearers of various voluntary organizations and a large number of general public.

Programme began amidst vedic mantras and shankhnad

Chief Minister Chouhan greeted the religious leaders and other guests with shawl-coconuts.Earlier, CM Chouhan and Smt. Sadhana Singh reached the stage carrying Adi Shankaracharya’s charan padukas and dwadash kalash on their heads. The programme commenced with Swasti-vachan and Adi Shankaracharya slokas. The stage at the programme venue had been constructed based on four maths and four Vedas Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Atharva Veda and Yajur Veda giving the message of Indian culture. A replica of Adi Duru Shankaracharya’s statue was unveiled on stage.

Artistes gave message of cultural unity

Artistes from Manipur and Odisha presented Shankhghosh, West Bengal artistes presented Purulia Chau dance and Assam artistes gave a beautiful performance of Bihu dance. Dhruva band of Bhopal gave a mesmerizing performance of cultural consciousness and emotional integrity. Artistes from all over the country gave a message of cultural unity through music and dance performances