The 86th samadhi day of Sree Narayana Guru was observed with prayer and piety with various units of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam across the district organising a host of programmes to mark the occasion on Saturday. The Kottayam union of SNDP Yogam organised special prayers at the Sree Mahadeva Temple at Nagampadom. A ‘Shanthiyatra’ was also taken out by the union across the town later in the day. Rural Development Minister K.C. Joseph inaugurated a public meeting. Union president M. Madhu presided over the function. Swami Dharma Chaitanya of the Advaita Ashram at Kurichy and Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage director N.
Gopalakrishnan also spoke on the occasion.