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Indian Spiritual Leader participates in Kumbabhishekham Pooja at Seetha Amman Kovil

By: Staff Writer

May 20, Colombo (LNW): Indian Guru and Spiritual Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar participated in the Kumbabhishekham Pooja at the Seetha Amman Kovil in Nuwara Eliya.He was joined by a large delegation of 154 people who also arrived for the ceremony.

“Sri Lanka is such a beautiful place, and this is a historic place and very emotionally connected for people from the Indian subcontinent,” he said upon arrival.

“There is a lot of interest in tourism and pilgrimage for Sri Lanka, and this will be one of the first steps we would like to bring here.”

Gurudev addressed a public meeting at an event titled ‘Ekamuthuva: An Evening of Music, Meditation and Wisdom’ at Taj Samudra on 19th May.

 At the event, 12 skill development centers of The Art of Living across the country have been inaugurated. These centers aim to empower over 5000 youth with skills to make them job-ready. At the same event, Gurudev also virtually inaugurated The Art of Living Center in Wattala.

Under the skills development project, skills training workshops will be organized at 12 technical colleges of Sri Lanka, where

The Art of Living has equipped the centers with learning labs based on the latest technology. In phase one of the project, The Art of Living is providing skills training to over 5000 youth to make them ready for jobs.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual master and humanitarian leader. His vision of a violence-free and stress-free society has broadened the sphere of responsibility for over 500 million people in 184 countries and counting, encouraging them to work for the betterment of the world, through a reawakening of human values, for the last four decades.

A procession of chariots carrying water and offerings from the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, India, considered the birthplace of Lord Rama, arrived at the Seetha Amman Kovil in Nuwara Eliya yesterday.

These offerings are for the Kumbabhishekham Pooja held on Sunday (19).The Seetha Amman Temple is a Hindu temple located in Seetha Eliya village in Nuwara Eliya.

This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by the rakshasa king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for her husband Rama to come and rescue her in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

A pooja was held testerday at the Seetha Amman Kovil, with a large number of devotees participating from home and abroad.A group recently brought holy water from the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, India, to Sri Lanka for the Kumbhabhishekam Pooja.

The procession carrying the water and offerings began its journey yesterday at the Mayurapathy Temple in Colombo.Today, following a pooja at the Hanuman Temple in Ramboda, it was brought to the Seetha Amman Kovil.

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