Udupi: Brahmakalashotsava at Kunjarugiri Temple focuses on peace
Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (VM)
Udupi, Feb 16: "There is no peace in society because of fights in the name of religion and politics. As per Sanathana Dharma, religion should control politics but these days as politics has tried to control religion, there exists fight between religions. When people of all religions come together and fulfil their religious duties, it is possible to bring back peace," said Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math.
He addressed the gathering after inaugurating the religious and cultural programme organized on the occasion of Brahmakalashotsava at Sri Durgadevi temple at Kunjarugiri on Thursday February 14.
"To the outer world we organize Brahmakalashotsava but such 'Brahmakalasha' should take place every person’s heart. I wish the Brahmakalashotsava taking place in this temple brings peace to all," said Swamiji.
Blessing the occasion, Sri Vishwapriyatirtha Sripada of Sri Admar Math said that goddess Durga at Kunjar temple helps every devotee in times of need. He expressed his gratitude for inviting heads of different religions and said it has sent an example to the whole world.
Bishop Gerald Lobo of Udupi diocese said religion should protect people and instill peace and unity among people. The concept of peace and harmony in this religious programme is laudable and a role model to all of us, he said.
Moodbidri religious head Maulana H I Abu Sufian said no religion has ever promoted communalism. "There is no peace in society as communalism is mixed with politics. Religious institutions of different communities should work on promoting harmony," he said.
Venkataramana Mujjinthaya, president of renovation committee welcomed the gathering, Mohan Das Shetty, Sudhakar Shetty compered while secretary Rajendra Rao compered the programme.
Ida Gibba D’Souza, zilla panchayat member, Precilla D’Mello, taluk panchayat member, Bhuvanesh L Poojary, Kurkal gram panchayat president among others were present.