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