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Dharmasthala: ‘Virtue of reconciliation transcends discrimination’

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Mangaluru: This year’s Lakshdeepotsava of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala is a special event. For the first time after being nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha, Sri Kshetra Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade addressed the devotees.

Another special feature was the gathering of more than 25,000 devotees from Ujire to Dharmasthala who has gathered to mark the tenth anniversary celebrations. The principle of co-ordination was the central theme of this year’s keynote address.

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, who started his speech by congratulating the huge crowd from different parts of the State including Dakshina Kannada and who had walked from Ujire to Dharmasthala, presented the idea of lighting up many ways to pave the way for achieving the power of sacharitriya which blends into the personality. He saw the possibility that ideas of worldly welfare could be formed through prayers offered with collective consciousness. He was convinced of the wonder of individual thinking rising to the height of the community interest and identifying with the creativity that builds society as a whole, transcending differences.

“You have come from Ujire so far with a walk of enthusiasm in the spirit of devotion. Congratulations to all of you, he said.

Acquire the strength to face all situations of life through various sources of knowledge, including the Bhagavad Gita. This power makes your purpose in life clear. Then the victory will come automatically. All of Gods will continue to increase the cosmic spirit unitedly. Unity must be maintained without creating distinctions, but by focusing on the spirit of this creation. When unity is maintained, the power of God is assimilated into the spirit of creation and enhances the illumination of the world through all of us.”

“God can be seen only when the soul and character are pure. The service of Sri Manjunatha Swamy at Sri Kshetra Sannidhi is held with a clear purpose. God’s grace comes only when there is a clear purpose. Let us pray to him with one mind, irrespective of caste, creed and status,” he said, highlighting the importance of the harmony of the noble thought of divinity and worldliness.Only when there is devotion, devotion, loyalty will things become easier. As if bhakuta people were in front of them, ‘I am behind them’, when the devotees walk ahead, it means that the Lord is carrying on with the past.”

He said that when problems arise in a man’s life, along with them, unique opportunities are created along the path of solution. This thought sent to those present a way of discernment of the present and a guiding principle for building the future, he said.

“For many years, we have given importance to co-existence, and harmony in Sri Kshetra. Traditionally, devotees have been receiving prasadam with utmost devotion at Annakoota,” he said.

As the padayatra from Ujire to Dharmasthala entered its tenth year as part of the Lakshdeepotsava, he recalled the developments that had taken place in the last 10 years. He said the aim of this year’s padayatra is to see the principle of unity in everyone.

God has not created the distinctions that have arisen in the world. Instead, we have created them ourselves. It is necessary to create harmony among the people. We need to be able to eliminate discrimination. He thanked God for being a member of the Rajya Sabha and a blessing from all of you. He presented determination to supplement the development of the people.

Speaking on the occassion, Belthangady MLA Harish Poonja described the padayatra as a journey to spread the bond of love. More than 25,000 devotees participated in the special event this time, adding to the greatness of the place, he added.

On this occasion, Dr. Hemavathi V. Heggade, MLC K. Pratapsimha Nayak, K. Harish Kumar and Sri Janardhana Swamy Temple Secretary Sharath Krishna Padavetnaya of Ujire were present.

Vasanth Bhat Naravi anchored the programme, MLA Harish Poonja welcomed the gathering and Dharmasthala Chief Executive Officer Anil Kumar proposed the vote of thanks.

By Tejaswini Kantaraj

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