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Samskruthi utsav inaugurated in Chitradurga

By Our Staff Correspondent

CHITRADURGA, OCT. 19. The weeklong cultural festival of Sri Murugha Math of Chitradurga, "Sharana Samskruthi Utsav" began here on Monday evening.

Inaugurating the festival, Sri Shivamurthy Shivaacharya Murugharajendra Sharanaru, pontiff of the Sri Murugha Math, stressed the importance of celebrating festivals of sub-cultures in fighting "invasions of Western culture."

"Every day life is becoming complex. The celebration of such festivals will come in handy in tackling problems," he said.

"Originally this festival was observed as Vijayadshami at the math. However, around 15 years ago, we have changed the nomenclature as "Sharana Samskruthi Utsav." This was done to include all sections of the society. The festival is being celebrated on the lines of the Anubhava Mantapa of the 12th Century," the pontiff said.

Speaking on the occasion, G.M. Siddeshwar, MP, lauded the efforts of the seer in creating a cultural atmosphere in the name of festival. He requested religious heads to guide society in controlling corruption.

G.H. Thippa Reddy, Chitradurga MLA, said: "The math is implementing the teachings of Sri Basavanna and other philosophers in letter and spirit," he said.

Suma and Seema, from Koteshwar in Udupi district, rendered a Saxaphone recital of the vachanas on the occasion.

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