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Making every pilgrimage an Eco-pilgrimage: VKNARDEP Newsletter

Even as we share this month newsletter with you, we are also sharing the pain and grief of all those who lost their dear ones in the Uttarakhand tragedy. This immense human tragedy has made us realize that our pilgrimages are meant to be green pilgrimages as well. They should have in them an in-built institutional respect for the grandness of nature. In fact the immense temple that stands at Kedarnath has been meeting such natural ravages from time immemorial and has withstood them all because those who envisioned this shrine also built it in tune with nature.

Rameshwaram – Reviving the Sacred Teerthams

RameshwaramAs a fitting and living tribute to Swami Vivekananda in this year of national celebrations of his 150th birth anniversary, Vivekananda Kendra-nardep inaugurated the renovation and revival of selected Teerthams of the holy island of Rameshwaram on January 27th 2013. It was the day of arrival of Swami Vivekananda to Rameshwaram in 1897, after his triumphant visit to the West.

Discovering the Self in Ecology: Vivekananda-150 VK-nardep Newsletter December 2012

vknrdpThis is the first month of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. VK-nardep has planned to create a series on how ecological thoughts are integral and implicit in Swami Vivekananda's worldview.

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