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Isalayam Ashram observed the 66th Jayanthi of His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa along with Navaratri in reduced form due to pandemic regulations. The Honourable Minister for Tourism, Kadakampally Surendran, visited the Ashram to wish Swamiji a happy birthday, and spoke to a few who had gathered there, lauding Swamiji’s lifelong commitment to education and service.
Swami Isa delivered an address about the inner significance of Navaratri, the festival in worship of the Divine Mother, which is observed from October 17th to 26th (Vijayadesami). His main message was “Energy is the Mother of the Universe.”
Further, He said that “Motherhood and fatherhood is latent in everyone. Embracing the fullness of undiscriminating and all-embracing love of motherhood would make you realize that everything you experience in the entire world is your pure and sweet children. Don’t limit your love, for that is what makes you suffer.”
“Make purity and share purity,” He concluded.
(Photo Above) Minister Sri. Kadakampally Surendran presents Mrs. Veena, a teacher, with a smartphone in the presence of Jagadguru Swami Isa and IVPT Secretary Dr. M.R. Thampan.
Covid protection packs were distributed in the slum in honour of Jayanthi
Smartphones for teachers, and a Covid protection pack consisting of homeopathic medicines and facemasks were distributed to visitors, students, neighbours and slum areas.
Devotees from around their world expressed their wishes to Swamiji by video. Speeches were made virtually by the veteran Indian civil servant and award-winning author Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose; the ambassador of Indian traditional culture and Ayurveda, Dr. Kiran Vyas, in France; and the eminent nonviolence activist and educationalist Prof. N. Radhakrishnan.
Dr. M.R. Thampan, IVPT Secretary, gave an address to the devotees gathered there. Dr. KP Moorthy, IVPT Treasurer, oversaw the pujas.
We offer our prayers for Swamiji’s long life and health. May His light and grace shower infinite blessings upon all of us!
Thought of the Week
“Peace is not created by putting an end to change, but by keeping both positive and negative changes in a balanced state.”