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Global Spirituality Summit kicked off on March 14

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The highly anticipated Global Spirituality Summit kicked off on March 14 at Kanha Shanti Vanam, the sprawling headquarters of Heartfulness nestled in the outskirts of Hyderabad. The event, a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture (Special Cell) and Heartfulness with a mesmerizing spiritual music rendition by acclaimed maestros Shankar Mahadevan, Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and Shashank Subramanyam, captivating an audience of over 30,000 attendees.

The four-day summit has attracted spiritual leaders from diverse faiths and beliefs, congregating at the world’s largest meditation center. Scheduled to grace the summit are esteemed dignitaries including the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, and the Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Under the overarching theme of “Inner Peace to World Peace,” the summit endeavors to foster interfaith dialogues and facilitate a deeper connection with spirituality in daily life across all ages and walks of life.

Expressing his gratitude, Shankar Mahadevan remarked, “We feel very blessed to have this opportunity to perform at Kanha Shanti Vanam and in the Divine presence of Daaji and every Guru here who is making a difference. The Global Spirituality Summit is the most beautiful things happening in the world today bringing humanity together.”

Echoing similar sentiments, Shashank Subramanyam emphasized the significance of the occasion, stating, “This is a monumental occasion for the people around the world. To see the world gurus coming at place and inspire us to work together and progress on the path of spirituality is amazing.”

Adding to the chorus, Kumaresh Rajagopalan expressed, “It is a rare opportunity to perform for an audience and an occasion like this and I feel very blessed. I hope the Global Spirituality Mahotsav will motivate people to give up the difference, learn to live with the diversity and still be able to look within.”

Daaji, the Guide of Heartfulness & President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, underscored the intrinsic connection between music and spirituality. He remarked, “Music and spirituality have a lot in common. Every raaga is an embodiment of a particular emotion, certain raagas have healing properties, and there are certain raagas that make us feel closer to God. The beautiful rendition today by our three maestros goes to show how music helps us to delve deeper and look within.”

Global Spirituality Summit

The summit has garnered participation from notable organizations including Ramakrishna Mission, Parmarth Niketan, The Art of Living Foundation, The Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Archbishop of Hyderabad, Rev Cardinal Anthony Poola, Chinna Jiyar Swami, The Brahma Kumaris, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Maharishi Foundation (Transcendental Meditation), Isha Foundation, International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Archdiocese of Hyderabad, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Akhil Bhartiya Shri Gurudeo Seva Mandal, Sant Dnyaneshwar Devasthan, Alandi, All India Imam Organization, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur and the Shri Ram Chandra Mission/ Heartfulness. Various panel discussions, cultural programs, an exhibition showcasing India’s spiritual history, and immersive experiences in spirituality through books and music are on the agenda. Additionally, panchakarma centers have been set up to offer wellness and therapeutic sessions to interested attendees.

Furthermore, the involvement of eminent figures from the realms of film, music, and sports in sensitizing people to engage with the Global Spirituality Mahotsav has been emphasized. Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure a fulfilling experience for all participants.

The Global Spirituality Summit at Kanha Shanti Vanam promises to be a transformative event, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds on a collective journey towards inner peace and global harmony.