Staff Reporter

Viswa Samaikhya Stupam inaugurated

The dome-like structure signifies religious harmony

Symbols of all religions are there in the hall

CHINAKONDRUPADU (Guntur Dt.): Dharma, peace and conventional beliefs are ingrained in our traditional Indian culture and we must work towards world peace and protection of environment, Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari has said.

Inaugurating the 99-foot-long and 45-foot wide dome-like structure Viswa Samaikhya Stupam with eight entry points to signify ‘Ashta Dikkulu’ (eight directions) built at the godman Viswayogi Viswamji Maharaj’s 80-acre ashram, he said that death was inevitable, but while we were alive, we must strive for making lives of everyone an enjoyable experience.

The structure with a large hall is to signify the religious harmony, said the godman and explained that there were religious symbols of all religions to send out a message that this was a symbol of harmonious and peaceful living.

The Governor reading out Gayatri Mantra at the ceremony said that he was instrumental in setting up the Gayatri Parivar University in Uttaranchal during his tenure as Chief Minister there.

Global warming

“Like your Guntur mirchi is world renowned, he hoped that the message of peace from this Viswa Nagar would reach all corners of the globe and pointed out that Nobel Prize for Literature this year went to A.K. Pachauri for his book on Global Warming from which we could take a lesson or two," Mr. Tiwari said.

Former Chief Election Commissioner GVG Krishnamurthy, Additional Director General Police U. Jayachandra, Transport Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana were among those present on the occasion. The governor later left for Pedagottipadu.