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President joins lakhs in Mahashivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Center
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President joins lakhs in Mahashivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Center

Coimbatore, Mar 5: President Ram Nath Kovind joined lakhs of people in celebrating Mahashivratri at Isha Yoga Center this year, here on Monday evening.

Isha celebrated the 25th anniversary of Mahashivratri, in the presence of Adiyogi, with a night-long cultural extravaganza that began at 6pm on Monday and ended on Tuesday morning. The President was the Chief Guest at the event.

Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation, Jaggi Vasudev welcomed the President at the event. “It’s our profound privilege and an honour to have with us, the President of India here today,” said Sadhguru while also welcoming all State Governors, Ministers, dignitaries and the lakhs of visitors who were present.

The President was given a tour of the Isha Yoga Center by Sadhguru and participated in a process to cleanse the five elements, known as Pancha Bhuta Aradhana, at the Dhyanalinga Yogic temple. The process was conducted by Sadhguru. The President along with his wife, Smt. Savitha Kovind, Governer of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit , Ministers S.P. Velumani and Dindugal Sreenivasan also visited the Linga Bhairavi Devi temple.

The President arrived at Adiyogi and was given a rousing reception by lakhs of people gathered at the venue and proceeded to light the Mahayoga Yagna to symbolize the spreading of yoga through a million Yoga Veeras, around the world.

The President inaugurated the Adiyogi Divya Darshanam, a sound and light laser show, with a narrative on Adiyogi who expounded the 112 ways through which human beings can reach their ultimate nature. Divya Darshanam is set to become a regular feature for Adiyogi visitors.

In his address, the President said that Shiva’s message was ''a worthy life is one that is lived in the service of others,'' adding that he was very happy to ''be with you today in the presence of this 112-feet Adiyogi.'' He further said that he was very happy to see so many young people taking to Yoga. UNI