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We plan to publish below, select material from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, over the next couple of weeks.

Swami Vivekananda, Address at the Final Session, World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 27th September, 1893

Swami Vivekananda, Address at the Final Session, World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 27th September, 1893

The World’s Parliament of Religions has become an accomplished fact, and the merciful Father has helped those who laboured to bring it into existence, and crowned with success their most unselfish labour.

My thanks to those noble souls whose large hearts and love of truth first dreamed this wonderful dream and then realised it. My thanks to the shower of liberal sentiments that has overflowed this platform. My thanks to his enlightened audience for their uniform kindness to me and for their appreciation of every thought that tends to smooth the friction of religions. A few jarring notes were heard from time to time in this harmony. My special thanks to them, for they have, by their striking contrast, made general harmony the sweeter.

Much has been said of the common ground of religious unity. I am not going just now to venture my own theory. But if any one here hopes that this unity will come by the triumph of any one of the religions and the destruction of the others, to him I say, “Brother, yours is an impossible hope.” Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid.

The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth; or the air, or the water? No. It becomes a plant, it develops after the law of its own growth, assimilates the air, the earth, and the water, converts them into plant substance, and grows into a plant.

Similar is the case with religion. The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.

If the Parliament of Religions has shown anything to the world it is this: It has proved to the world that holiness, purity and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any church in the world, and that every system has produced men and women of the most exalted character. In the face of this evidence, if anybody dreams of the exclusive survival of his own religion and the destruction of the others, I pity him from the bottom of my heart, and point out to him that upon the banner of every religion will soon be written, in spite of resistance: “Help and not Fight,” “Assimilation and not Destruction,” “Harmony and Peace and not Dissension.”

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Forth-Coming Religious Events 2018

Date Event Details Time
25th March, Sunday Ram Navmi Ram Janam 12:00
25th March, Sunday Ram Navmi Honoring Parents & Bhajans 19:30 to 21:30
31st March, Saturday Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti celebration 18.45
15th April, Sunday Bhagvat Katha Starts
21st April, Saturday Bhagvat Katha Ends
28th June, Thursday Vat Savitri Poonam Pooja from 7:00
22nd July, Sunday Geeta Recital fom 7:00am
27th July, Friday Guru Poornima Datta Poojan from 19:30
12th August, Sunday Samooh Satya Narayan Katha Katha 9:30
12th August, Sunday Shravan Month – Starts Panchayat Devata Pooja – Daily 18:00
17th August, Friday Sheri Satam Pooja from 07:00
19th August, Sunday Noli Nem Pooja from 07:00
3rd September, Monday Krishna Janmashtami Pooja and Bhajans from 19:00
9th September, Sunday Shravan Month – Last Day Havan 18.00
13th September, Thursday Ganapati Choth Sthapan Pooja 20.00
15th September, Saturday Ganesh Visarjan Procession 15.30
30th September, Sunday Samooh Shanti Havan Havan for Ancestors 10.00
10th October, Wednesday Navratri – Starts Garba – Daily 20.00-22.00
17th October, Wednesday Matani Athem Havan 18.45
24th October, Wednesday Sharad Poonam Garba 20.00-22.00
7th November, Wednesday Diwali
8th November, Thursday Navu Varsh-New Year New Year Havan 05.30
8th November, Thursday Navu Varsh-New Year Annakoot Aarti 12.00
18th November, Sunday Garba for Tulsi Vivah Garba 19.30-21.00
18th November, Sunday Mandir’s 44th Anniversary Flag Hoistng
19th November, Monday Tulsi Vivah Tulsi Vivah 17.00
18th December, Tuesday Geeta Jayanti Recital in Sanskrit (all 18 chapters) from 18;00 onwards



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