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Odisha Chief Minister grace the ongoing silver jubilee function of the solemn ‘Pattabhiskek’

Puri:10/2/18; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Puri on Saturday afternoon hours to grace the ongoing silver jubilee function of the solemn ‘Pattabhiskek’ ceremony performed by Puri Shankaracharya at the Govardhan Peeth. The ceremony was also graced by Nepal King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev apart from Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singh Dev.

Interacting with the media, Patnaik said, “I’m extremely happy to have the opportunity of joining the solemn occasion of Puri Shankaracharya’s “Pattabhisekh” ceremony. I accord my due reverence to Puri Shankaracharya and convey my good wishes to you all present here. In our ‘Guru Parampara’ (tradition of spiritual teacher), In his address, Puri Shankaracharya Shri Nischalananda Saraswati raised concerns over the degrading spirituality in today’s times. He emphasized on the spiritual development of the people of Odisha which is a pre-requisite for their all round progress. Without spirituality, neither Odisha nor India can accelerate further on the path of development.”

Comparing the divinity of the Jagannath Temple in Pui with the Pashupati Nath Temple in Kathmandu, Shankaracharya said that both symbolize the epitome of spirituality.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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