On the auspicious occasion of Jagatguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya Jayanthi, Vivekananda Kendra Madurai organised an online lecture program on 17/5/21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. About 67 people joined this event through Google Meet.
The program started with three omkars and Shantipat. Madurai Chinmaya sisters sang Totakashtakam and an enchanting Guru bhajan. After that Smt. S. Geetha, Sampark Pramukh, TN Vibhag conveyed the aim of the program briefly and Sri. Prabhakaran ji, Sah Nagar Pramukh, VK Madurai gave a short introduction of the speaker.
Mananeeya Sri. Hanumantha Rao ji, All-India Vice President, VRM & VK delivered his lecture on the topic ‘Adi Shankaracharya – bestower of Spiritual Awakening’ in which he said that Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya was an incarnation of Lord Shankara himself and he was an embodiment of Shruti, Smriti & Purana. He also elucidated the core teachings of Adi Shankaracharya that we are Akhanda Ananta Saswata shakti and realising this is spirituality. He added that spirituality is not just concepts or philosophy; it has to be put into practice. Also, he quoted some shlokas of Sri Adi Shankaracharya and explained his contributions towards national integration as well as spiritual awakening of the world. The program was concluded with happy address and Shanti mantra.