Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jijnasa and Hindu Dharma Achrya Sabha - Seminar on Hindu Temples and Government Control - 6 Sept 2014


An initiative under the aegis of
Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) 


Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha

invite you to a seminar on 

  Hindu Temples and Government Control

The event will be graced by

Swami Dayananda Saraswati,
Convener, Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha

Swami Nirmalananda,
Adi Chunchunagiri Matha

Sri Subramanian Swamy,
Convener, Legal cell for Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha


Justice Rama Jois,
 Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

The event will be presided over by

Sri Krishna Bhatta,

Member of Legislative Council, Karnataka
and President, CESS

Date: 6 Sept 2014
Time: 3:00PM

(Please be on time as mark of respect to fellow attendees)

Venue: R V Teacher's College Building,
Jayanagar 2nd Block,

The larger debate on how Hindu trusts should be managed and how donors and devotees can be a stake holders in the process of management is an important aspect. However, what is more critical at this stage is to ensure how the wealth that is locked up in Hindu trusts and is hostage to government control and corruption is leveraged towards socio-religious welfare programs of the Hindu society.

It is our hope that the seminar on 6th Sept, 2014 will go a long way in ensuring that the common man understands the implications that government control on Hindu religious institutions has had on the Hindu society and appreciates the potential of religious freedom should the Hindu society be able to manage its own affairs.

Please register for the event here or at the following URL


About Jijnasa:

The literal meaning of the word Jijnasa in Sanskrit is Inquiry. Jijnasa is a platform under the aegis of CESS, which is an effort to promote the quest for knowledge.
It is hard to obtain the company of the noble.
It is easy to obtain the company of the ignoble.
Pebbles are available in plenty; but it is hard to obtain the precious diamond.

India is not just a nation state but a civilization state. A civilization that prides itself for the spirit of inquiry, and is not based on a contrived belief system or historicity. A civilization that is firmly rooted in Dharma. A civilization that has much to offer and inspire the world.

However, our ignorance about ourselves is profound. It is therefore Jijnasa’s desire to invoke the spirit of inquiry, which can set people on the journey of self discovery. Its aim is to provoke and equip people to see things beyond the limited mainstream discourse on issues of national importance and seek solutions to contemporary issues facing the country.

It is important to understand ourselves before we can understand the issues around us. Enlightened individuals make for an assertive society, which has the womb to carry traditions along with modernity. Jijnasa’s attempt is to make fellow travelers discover the heterogeneity of the Indian traditions yet the cohesiveness that has stood us in good stead for several thousand years. At the core of Jijnasa, is the desire to build an innate ability to see the world from an exalted position, which is so essential for a country aspiring to play center stage in world affairs.

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