98th Ayiroor Cherukolpuzha Hindu Congress started

published on February 7, 2010

The 98th Ayiroor Cherukolpuzha Hindumatha Parishath, the only Hindu congress of its kind in Kerala was inaugurated here by Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of Veerasimhasana Madhom, Suttur ,Mysore. BJP leader and former Union Minister O Rajagopal presided the inaugural session of this week-long annual Hindu religious meet here.

Swamiji reminded Hindu Soceity to uphold the values passed on to us by ancient Rishis.One should aim to achieve Spiritual strength and the need to protect Nature by considering it as god is needed now than ever. The Sanctity of relationships should be kept and strive towards global peace by keep the beacon of Santhana Dharma alive and pass on to coming generations.Hindu Soceity should fight against the inequalities and discriminatory tendencies prevailing in our society. The life of Chattambi Swamikal and Sree Narayana Gurudevan should inspire each Hindu in his fight against inequalities.  

O Rajagopal stressed the importance of these meets to strengthen the efforts to deal with the challenges faced by Hindu Soceity in these times. Whole Hindu Soceity should stay solidly behind SC-ST Hindus in their fight against the implementation of Ranganath Mishra Commission report to extend the benefits accorded to them to Christians and Muslims as well.

Religious Discourses

Mr T.R.Ramanathan from North Paravur, renowned Bhagavathom exponent, will deliver a discourse on Srimad Bhagavathom at 10 am and Mr. Cheruvally Narayanan Namboodiri, Vasthu expert, will give a talk on `Vasthusastra’ in the afternoon session Today. Swami Utid Chaitanya will deliver a lecture on Bhagavad Gita, later, at 7 pm.

A cultural meet will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Mr P.Parameswaran, Bharatiya Vichara Kendram director, will inaugurate the meet to be presided by Swami Abhayananda Theerthapada of Kadakkachira Vidyadhiraja Seva Ashram near Pala.

A talk on vegetarianism by Mr G.K.Nair, editorial consultant of The Hindu Businessline, will be held, later.Mr P.Parameswaran will also release a book written by Mr. Nair on the vegetarian way of life on the occasion.

Dr G.S.Pradeep, television quiz master, will inaugurate the youth meet on February 10 afternoon.

Ayyappa devotees’ meet

Devaswom Minister Kadannappally Ramachandran will inaugurate the Ayyappa Bhakta Sammelan as part of the annual meet on February 11 afternoon. Mr R.Ramachandran Nair, former Chief Secretary, will preside over the function.

Kummanam Rajashekharan, Hindu Aikyavedi general secretary, Madurai N.Sreenivasan, Ayyappa Seva Sanghom general secretary, K.N.Reghunath, Kerala Chakkamar Maha Sabha general secretary and N.K.Krishnankutty, Akhila Kerala Hindu Sambava Maha Sabha general secretary, will also
address the meet.

Mr N.K.Premachandran, Water Resources Minister, will inaugurate the Vidyadhiraja Chattampi Swami commemoration meet on February 12 afternoon. Swami Ayyappa Das, Kshetra Vimochana Samara Samiti president, will preside over the meet.

Veteran journalist, Leela Menon, will inaugurate the women’s meet to be held on February 13 afternoon and Prof T.G.Purushothaman Nair, Kerala State Hindumatha Patasala Adhyapaka Parishad president, will inaugurate the Hindu religious teachers’ meet at 10 am on February 14.

Valedictory meet

Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, T.K.A.Nair, will inaugurate the valedictory meet at 3 pm. Swami Rithambarananda, Secretary of Sivagiri Madhom, will preside over the meet. Swami Sandeep Chaitanya, School of Bhagavad Gita director, will deliver the keynote address. Anto Antony, MP, will also address the valedictory meet.

The week-long religious meet will come to a close with the Maha Sarvaiswaryapuja led by Swami Poornamruthananda Puri of Mata Amritanandamayi Madhom, later, at 6 pm.


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