Karunakara Guru Initiated a New Spiritual Renaissance – Rajnath Singh
May 1, Thiruvananthapuram: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated Nava Oli Jyothirdinam celebrations in Santhigiri Ashram at Pothencode near here today. The function marks the beginning of celebrations from 1st to 6th May, commemorating the departure of Santhigiri Ashram founder Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru on 6th May 1999. Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru has imparted new light and vigour to the nation. Commenting that Karunakara Guru has initiated a new spiritual renaissance in India, he said that he could get spiritually connected once he entered the Guru’s sacred Ashram.
Spiritualism, yoga and Ayurveda are India’s contributions to the world and it was receiving wide attention, he added further. Sri Singh lauded the role played by the Ashram in spreading the traditional Siddha branch of medicine. With the objective of promoting traditional Indian medicines, Singh said the BJP led NDA government had established a separate ministry of ‘Ayush’. The Government was for integrating wellness with health care, he added. Santhigiri Ashram was founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru and is recognized as a Social and Scientific Research Organization by the Government of India.
Rajnath Singh also met Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the visiting Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, who also attended Nava Oli Jythirdinam Celebrations. Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala and BJP leader Kummanom Rajasekharan were among those attended the function.