"Yathiraja deemed university" and "Ramanuja Rural development program"
Bengaluru, May 14, 2017: Thousands of devotees from various walks of life participated in the grand valedictory event of the Ramanuja Sahasra Sambrama – 2017 organized by Yadugiri Yathiraja Matt at the Palace Grounds here on Sunday.
Speaking at the event, which commemorated 1000th yearsof religious guru Sri Ramanujacharya (1017-1137), Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji,founder of Art of Living called upon the masses to cherish and follow thethoughts of Acharya Sri Ramanuja, whom he hailed as a great philosopher andsocial reformer of 11th century. Guruji hailed Sri Ramanuja for creating ahistory by admitting the so called down trodden of the society to the temples.
Sri Yathiraja NARAYANA Ramanuja Jeer Swami, presentand 41st pontiff of the Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt said that the Mutt willcontinue to conduct various religious and cultural event aimed at reforming thesociety in future too. As part the celebrations several religiousevents have been held since past few weeks in the city of Bengaluru andTondanur of Mandya, he added.
During Valedictory event Sri Sri Ravishankar Gurujiinaugurated Ramanuja Rural development program, a flagship program for ruraldevelopment by Yathiraja Mutt.
Sri MN Venkatachaliah, retired chief justice of Indiawho presided as chief guest inaugurated Yadugiri Yathraja Mutt's new initiative"Yathiraja deemed University".
Sunday’s event was graced by Bengaluru city mayor GPadmavathy and Political representatives of state legislature and parliamentparticipated in the event.