Vrindavan, November 16, 2014 (Online News India): President of India Pranab Mukherjee attended the Anantha Sthapana Puja at the Chandrodaya Mandir being established by ISKON at Vrindavan today.
Speaking on the occasion President said India is one of the oldest and culturally rich civilizations in the world. As we now make the transformative change from being a developing to a developed economy, there will be immense pressures on our socio-economic and moral fabric. It is imperative that we reconnect to our spiritual dimensions. There can be no better way of doing this than spreading the Bhagvad Gita’s message of universal love and humanity.
President congratulated ISKCON for their efforts in highlighting and propagating the timeless teachings of Lord Krishna across the world. He expressed happiness that the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir will strive to disseminate the philosophical message of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam in an easy to understand and rational manner. President said that message is particularly relevant for us as a society today. While we as a nation move up the developmental ladder, it is essential that our spiritual core, which forms the bedrock of our civilization, remains undiluted and strong as ever.
President said Srimad Bhagavatam describes the four pillars of spirituality, truthfulness, compassion, austerity and purity. Civilized societies exist and operate within the framework of these values. Lord Krishna, through His timeless teachings in the Bhagavad Gita has shaped the intellectual, cultural and spiritual mindscape of India for several millennia. It is only appropriate that Vrindavan strives to become a world renowned center for spiritual enlightenment from where the message of divinity and peace resonates across all humanity.