The reawakening of Sanatana Dharma

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The Singapore based Global Citizen Forum headed by renowned billionaire and thought leader Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi also known as Dr. M is launching a global movement to restore Sanatana Dharma to its original glory as the Guiding Force of the World with Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram as its nerve centre.

The global movement which is being launched on the auspicious occasion of Pathamudayam is expected to exalt Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple as the pilgrimage centre. Pathamudayam is an annual date that occurs on the 10 th day of the Malayalam month of Medam. Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple still reflects the splendour of the past and showcases the priceless heritage of Sanatana Dharma before the present generation, says Dr. M.

In connection with the launching of the movement, a two-day workshop was held at Thiruvananthapuram on April 21 and 22. The event was blessed by members of Travancore Royal Family, who are the patrons of the temple. In the discussion titled ‘History and Mystery of the Temple’ held on April 21, Princesses Gouri Lakshmi Bayi spoke. There were other sessions also on topics like ‘Development of the Temple Premises’, ‘India as a Vishwa Guru-the Philosophy of Advait as Propagated by Adi Sankaracharya.’ Dr. M himself presided over the discussion on how to make Padmanabha Swamy Temple a Global Destination of Hindus.

Outlining the history and mystery of the temple, Princess Shri Gouri Lakshmi Bayi eulogised the temple as a marvel that holds centuries of ritualistic, cultural and religious significance. The temple stands as a silent and watchful guardian over the region and the people and continues to be one of the very few Indian temples that have not been plundered by invaders.

Dr. M had earlier called on Shri Bharati Tirtha Swami, head of Sringeri Sharada Peetham in Karnataka, and sought his blessings for the movement. On the relevance of Kerala for the revival of Sanatana Dharma, Dr. M said the Advaita philosophy as interpreted by Aadi Sankaracharya is key to uniting the world above differences of religion, nationality and gender. Advaita and Yoga have the power to create a new world order which will be non-violent, happy and prosperous.