Mysore/Mysuru: Six Vedic and Music Scholars were felicitated at the ‘Chaitanya Archana’ programme on the second day of the 10-day 80th birthday celebrations of Sri Gananpathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at the Ashram premises on Nanjangud Road here this morning.
Those felicitated were— Veda Nidhi (Yajurveda and Meemamsa) V.S. Gurunatha Ghanapathi of Chennai, Shastra Nidhi Dendukuri Narayana Sarma of Vijayawada, Nada Nidhis Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan and Mannargudi A. Easwaran of Chennai, Asthana Vidwan Mamillapalli Mrutyunjaya Prasad of Tenali in Andhra Pradesh and Asthana Rachayita Nagathihalli Ramesh, a writer from Bengaluru.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji said that the Scholars have been felicitated during the ‘Chaitanya Archana’ programme. Pointing out that Nada, Veda and Yoga are important for leading a contentful life, the Swamiji said that the Ashram is relentlessly carrying out social activities such as — Vidyadaana, Annadaana and Jnanadaana, which are very much liked by Gurudev Dutta.
Noting that all those feted today were scholars who have excelled in their chosen field, he said that with this, it is hoped everyone of us imbibe atleast a part of their scholarly knowledge. By worshipping Gurudev Dutta, everyone will get a feeling that the almighty’s blessing are with us, he added.
Ashram Junior Pontiff Sri Datta Vijayananda Theertha Swamiji and others were present.
Later, a religious programme was held in the divine presence of Sri Raghuvarendra Theertha Sripadaru of Bhimanakatte Matha and Sri Vidyabhinava Vidyaranya Bharathi Swamiji of Kudli Sringeri Matha.
Later in the evening (6.30 pm) today, a Bhajan programme and a musical concert will take place. The ten-day celebrations will conclude on May 31.