Pujya Shankaracharya's 75th Avatara Mahotsav celebrated in Guwahati

75th Avatara Mahotsav of Pujya Shankaracharya Swamiji celebrated in Guwahati

1 May 2010

The 75th Avatara Mahotsav of His Holiness Pujyari Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamiji was celebrated on 1 May 2010 at the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Auditorium, Asthana Mandapam, Sri Purva Tirupati Balaji Mandir Complex, Betkuchi, Guwahati, ASSAM.

The awards function commenced at 5 pm with invocation. Hon'ble Justice Shri S.N. Phukan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, the Chief Guest, spoke in detail on the involvement of Pujyasri Acharya Swamiji in various activities towards providing spiritual and social support to the North-Eastern region. He spoke in detail on the establishment and progress of the Purva Tirupati Balaji Temple and the Sankardev Netralaya with the blessings and guidance of His Holiness.

His Excellency Sri R.S. Mooshahary, Governor of Meghalaya presided over the function. In his speech, the Governor pointed out various facets of Hinduism and the need for detailed study of the religion and its various texts. He quoted extensively from various books including the Bhagavad Gita.

His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamiji appreciated the Governor's knowledge of religion and wished that everyone should study religion and religious texts for spiritual evolution, a better life for all and a harmonious society to live in.

On the occasion, an awards function was held in which lengends from various fields as listed below were honoured:

  • Vedas - Sri Rohini Ballav Goswami Shastry
  • Art- Sri Jatin Goswami
  • Literature- Sri Arun Sarma
  • Music- Sri Bhupen Hazarika
  • Community Service-Sou. Shakuntala Choudhury
  • The programme concluded with National Anthem. A large number of devotees participated and received the blessings of His Holiness.

Awardees receiving the awards:

Guwahati Avatara Mahotsav

Guwahati Avatara Mahotsav

Guwahati Avatara Mahotsav

Guwahati Avatara Mahotsav
View of section of the audience
Guwahati Avatara Mahotsav
The Governor being honoured

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