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‘India’s spiritual empire lives, unconquered’

Velcheti Subrahmanyam
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District Collector V Seshadri releasing a book 'Siddhashrama Yogulu' at Sree Lalita Peetham in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Also seen (from left) are Ch Umamaheswara Rao, Swami Siddheswarananda Bharati, authors Maasarma and DV Surya Rao. -photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM
District Collector V Seshadri releasing a book 'Siddhashrama Yogulu' at Sree Lalita Peetham in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Also seen (from left) are Ch Umamaheswara Rao, Swami Siddheswarananda Bharati, authors Maasarma and DV Surya Rao. -photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

A book on the lives and works of spiritualists ‘Siddashrama Yogulu’ written by Sri Siddheswarananda Bharathi Maha Swamy Of Sri Siddeswara Peetham Kurthalam was released here on Wednesday.

Releasing the book District Collector V Seshadri said that spiritualism explores not only the relation between the God and the Man but also between man and man. It is the crowning achievement of our culture, he added. Over many a millennia umpteen empires and emperors flourished and perished in the history of our country, but spiritualism has been intact standing the ravages of time in our country, he maintained.

Spiritualism helps dispel illiteracy which has been widespread in the society.

Lives and works of spiritualists like Sri Siddeswarananda Bharathi Maha Swamy serve as guiding star in our mundane lives, he said.

Former principal secretary and the chief executive officer Sri Siddeswara Peetham of Kurthalam Chamarthi Uma Maheswara Rao, who presided over, said that the book reflects the rich spiritual experience of Swamyji, who before donning the ochre robes was scholar poet Prasadaraya Kulapath. Noted littérateur Damera Venkata Suraya Rao reviewed the book. Journalist and founder Kopparapu Kavula Peetham Maa Sarma took part. Earlier, vocal concert of Alamuri Radha Kumari delighted the audience.


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