Chapter based on Adi Shankaracharya visit in school curriculum
Revival of Adi Shankaracharya caves
Collection of metal from every house for huge statue: CM Mr. Chouhan
Bhopal, February 10, 2017 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a Vedant Sansthan will be established under the guidance of Sants at Omkareshwar to enable general public to have the unique darshan of Adi Shankaracharya. He said that a chapter based on the life and values of Adi Shankaracharya will be added to the school curriculum. A huge statue of Adi Shankaracharya will be established at Omkareshwar for which metal will be collected from every house in the state. Mr. Chouhan was addressing a seminar held in memory of Adi Shankaracharya on the arrival of Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra at Omkareshwar. It may be noted here that Adi Shankaracharya attained ‘deeksha’ on the banks of Narmada. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan has said that India owes its cultural unity and integrity to Adi Shankaracharya. He said that a ‘light and sound show’ programme to highlight the importance of Omkareshwar, Narmada and Adi Shankaracharya will be started. Adi Shankaracharya’s caves will be revived under the guidance of the sants.
The Chief Minister said that it is the work of the government to work under the guidance and with the support of the sants. He said that a museum and interpretation centre will also be established. A skyway to connect Vishnupuri, Brahmapuri and Mamleshwar temples will be set up. He said that all facilities will be made available to people at the Mamleshwar temple. The Devsar and Chandramouli temple will also be revived. The Chief Minister announced to discontinue the tax taken by the Omkareshwar Nagar Panchayat from the pilgrims. He said that the state government will compensate for it. The Chief Minister said that the seminar organized in memory of Adi Shankaracharya has amazing opportunities as it is a conglomeration of spiritualism and religion.
He said that it is due to Adi Shankaracharya’s darshan that Sanatan Dharma exists as a form. Talking about the Narmada Seva Yatra, he said that in Indian tradition, rivers are referred to as ‘Janani’. Rivers do no just have geographical importance; they are a part of spiritual life. Mr. Chouhan said that all beings are considered as ‘Brahma’ in the adwait darshan which is a source of great happiness. Pramukh Mahamandleshwar of Juna Akhada Swami Avdheshanand Giri said that the darshan of Adi Shankaracharya has assaulted all prevalent evils.
He said that the present unrest is only due to ignorance. This darshan unveils the truth of life. Discussing the resolve of Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan to free the Narmada of pollution, Swami Avdheshanand Giri said that even Simhastha was organized without any hindrances due to his resolve. He said that Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan was abiding by his ‘rajdharma’ like Raja Vikramaditya, Harshvardhan and Raja Bhoj. He said that a communication link between South and North will be established with the resolve taken by the state government at the Adi Shankaracharya smriti.
All sants and sanyasis were with in his support in this work. Narmada Seva Yatra has the support of the entire Sadhu samaj. He said that a spiritual environment reigned in the state which will change the fate of not just the state but the entire country. If the sant community, society and government join hands, a huge movement can begin. The sant samaj welcomes the resolve of the Chief Minister. Swami Avdheshanand gifted the Chief Minister with a ‘rudrash’ garland so that he fulfils his resolve.