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'Everybody must study life of Lord Rama'

Mangalore, April 20, 2013, DHNS: 23:06 IST
A partial view of the temporary Rama Mandira erected as a part of Rama Navami celebrations at Nehru Maidan in Mangalore. DH photo
“If we take a look at the Indian history, we see that Indian rulers are not the destroyers but protectors of Indian culture. Our national values are inspired by great leaders like Rama,” said Samksara Bharathi President Kumble Sundar Rao.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Ramothsava celebrations in Nehru Maidan organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishath, Bajarang Dal, Mathrumandali, Durga Vahini and Shri Ramothsava Samithi, here on Friday. By being a best son, best brother and best husband, Lord Rama is a role model for all and the values followed by him are very pertinent to this generation of people. His values should be followed to build a good nation, Kumble said.

Shri Rajashekharananda seer of Gurupura Shri Vajradehi Mutt in his address told that selfishness has increased in today’s society and there is a need for everybody to study the life of Lord Rama. “Nowhere in the different versions of Ramayanas it is mentioned that Rama is a selfish person. Even in a Ramayana written by our Union minister, Rama has been depicted as a great personality and not a selfish one. But some people of these times raise questions about Rama’s authenticity, which is unfortunate,” he regretted.

“Lack of patriotism is haunting our nation. Our Union government has planned to demolish Ramasethu. Even scientists have suggested not to demolish Ramasethu since Thorium sources are found near Ramasethu, which are as much capable to provide electric current on all 365 days of a year. The Seer further told that during the reign of Lord Rama, there were no different rules for different people. An end has to be put to the partiality which is done by today’s politicians,” Swamiji felt.

He also urged the Central Government to bring an amendment to the Constitution and declare Ramasethu as one of the wonders of the world. Vishwa Hindu Parishat State Vice President M B Puranik said that the principles followed by Lord Rama are highly acclaimed not only in India, but indeed in the whole world. Unfortunately, the name of Lord Rama is connected with communalism. But in fact, as a national leader, Rama represents good ideologies which every human being must follow, he said. He declared of starting a card revolution in coming days regarding the same.Ramothsava Samithi President Pushparaj Jain, Sudhakara Rao Pejavara, Ragunatha Somayaji and Ashish Bahandari were also present.

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