Heads of various ashrams take part in Namajapa Yajnom

Poet Sugathakumari has said Aranmula is the symbol of a great culture and it is sad that the modern consumerist culture has cast its eyes on the heritage village.

The activist-poet was reading out an oath to protect the cultural heritage of Aranmula as part of a day-long fast and Namajapa Yajnom by Hindu Sanyasins at Aranmula on Thursday.

Heads of various ashrams in the State took part in the Namajapa Yajnom organised on World Heritage Day by the Thiruvaranmula Paithruka Grama Karma Samiti (TPGKS) in protest against the proposed airport project in Aranmula.

She urged the Statge government to take immediated action against the alleged violations of laws for the airport project.

‘Dharma yudhdhom’

Inaugurating the Namajapa Yajnom, Swami Prajnanananda Theerthapadar, head of the Theerthapada Ashram at Vazhoor, said attempts to destroy Mother Nature would never succeed and it was impossible to check the ‘dharmic forces’ with money power, muscle power and political power.

Swami Viviktananda Saraswati, head of Chinmaya Mission, said the ongoing agitation in Aranmula was a ‘dharma yudhdhom.’ Protection of land and water should be the prime concern of any development, he said.

Swami Golokananda, president of Sree Ramakrishna Ashram in Thiruvalla; Swami Sukruthananda of Sivagiri Mutt, Swami Brahmapadananda of Chenkottukonam Ashram, Swami Garudadhwajananda of Vazhoor Theerthapada Ashram, Swami Atmanandagiri of Nandiyodu, Swami Vageesananda of Kozhikode, Swami Abhayananda of Puthenkurisu, Swamii Ranganathananda of Nedumangad, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Mata Ananda Meera, Swami Sidhananda, Swami Sivananda Theerthapadar, Swami Kailasanathananda, Swami Sankarananda, Kummnam Rajasekharan, TPGKS chief patron; K. Krishnankutty, State coordinator; Dharmarajan, V.K. Viswanathan, P. Induchoodan, P.R. Shaji, G. Naresh, N.K. Nandakumar, N.G. Unnikrishnan, K.G. Suresh, all TPGKS office-bearers, addressed the day-long event.

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