Prof Ranganath’s speech on Upanishads, Veda and Gayathri…

Preceding the next day’s main function of Maha Sahasra Kalashabhishekam, Prof Ranganath, an erudite scholar in Sanskrit spoke on the Importance and Inner Significance of Upanishads and Gayathri Mantra this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Dwelling on the inner significance of Upanayanam and Vedas, chanting bits and pieces in between demonstrating esoteric significance of all the four Vedas, the Professor reminded the spiritual aspirants of the responsibilities of a Brahmachari. First and foremost a Brahmachari has to take an oath that he will have firm faith in God; secondly, he should exercise firm control over his mind and finally a Brahmachari should know and understand that one is Brahman…Explaining this facet, the speaker narrated an interesting story that Bhagawan would often repeat in His Divine discourses. Concluding his scholarly exposition Prof Ranganatha spoke on the significance of Gayathri leaving the final word on the subject to Bhagawan, to deliver.  An audio of Bhagawan’s Divine discourse on Gayathri delivered in February 2000 in Brindavan played on the loud speaker system for the next ten minutes. As if Greater Heaven is mightily pleased with the day’s proceedings, as Divine discourse was on, heavens opened up bringing in cool showers.

Bhajans by the Bangalore Youth followed before Mangala Arathi offering at 1815 hrs.

A mass Upanayanam is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The function commences at 0800 hrs.

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II