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Prime Minister's Office English rendering of PM’s speech at inauguration of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, in Varanasi Posted On: 19 NOV 2022 7:00PM by PIB Delhi Har Har Mahadev! Vanakkam, Kashi! Vanakkam, Tamil Nadu! Present in the program is Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath ji, my colleagues in the Union

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English rendering of PM’s speech at inauguration of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, in Varanasi

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19 NOV 2022 7: 00PM by PIB Delhi

Har Har Mahadev!

Vanakkam, Kashi!

Vanakkam, Tamil Nadu!

Existing in this plan is Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath ji, my colleagues within the Union Cabinet Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji and Shri L. Murugan ji, ragged Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan ji, world successfully-known musician and member of Rajya Sabha Ilaiyaraaja ji, BHU Vice Chancellor Sudhir Jain, Director of IIT Madras Professor Kamakoti ji, all other dignitaries and all my honored guests from Kashi and Tamil Nadu, ladies and gentlemen.

I’m very cushty seeing all of you on the holy land of Kashi, the oldest residing city of the field. I heartily welcome all of you to Kashi, town of Mahadev, to Kashi-Tamil Sangamam. ‘Sangams’ (confluences) personal repeatedly held expansive importance in our country. We personal successfully-known every confluence from the confluence of rivers and streams to thoughts-ideologies, files-science and societies-cultures. This celebration is de facto a celebration of India’s differ and specialties. And therefore, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam is particular and distinctive in itself.

As of late, on the one hand, we’ve got our cultural capital Kashi, which encompasses the total India, and on the replace hand, there’s Tamil Nadu and Tamil custom, the heart of India’s antiquity and pride. This confluence is furthermore as holy because the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It comprises limitless probabilities and doubtless as mighty as Ganga and Yamuna. I heartily congratulate all of the of us of Kashi and Tamil Nadu for this match. I furthermore congratulate the country’s Ministry of Education and the Executive of Uttar Pradesh for realizing this month-long total program. Crucial tutorial institutions admire BHU and IIT Madras are furthermore cooperating in this program. In impart, I congratulate the scholars and college students of Kashi and Tamil Nadu.


Our sages personal stated – ‘Eko aham bahu syam’! That’s, the the same consciousness is manifested in diversified kinds. We can examine this philosophy within the context of Kashi and Tamil Nadu. Each and each Kashi and Tamil Nadu are timeless centers of custom and civilization. Each and each areas are centers of the field’s most extinct languages of Sanskrit and Tamil. If Baba Vishwanath is in Kashi, then Tamil Nadu is blessed by Lord Rameshwaram. Each and each Kashi and Tamil Nadu are ‘Shivmay’ (sopping moist within the devotion of Lord Shiva) and ‘Shaktimay’ (sopping moist within the devotion of Goddess Shakti). There is Kashi in itself and there’s Dakshin Kashi in Tamil Nadu. Each and each personal their very find importance within the invent of ‘Kashi-Kanchi’ within the ‘Sapta Puris’ (seven holy pilgrimage sites in Hinduism).

Each and each Kashi and Tamil Nadu are furthermore very finest sources of song, literature and art. ‘Tabla’ of Kashi and ‘Tannumai’ of Tamil Nadu! If Banarasi saree is equipped in Kashi, then Kanjeevaram silk of Tamil Nadu is successfully-known all the method in which thru the field. Each and each Kashi and Tamil Nadu are the birthplace and ‘karma bhoomi’ (set up of work) of the wonderful ‘Acharyas’ (masters) of Indian spirituality. Kashi is the land of devotees of Tulsi, while Tamil Nadu is the land of Saint Thiruvalluvar. Which you may perchance well additionally gain the the same energy in diversified colors of Kashi and Tamil Nadu in every sphere and dimension of existence. There is point out of Kashi Yatra in Tamil marriage custom even this day. In other words, Kashi Yatra is linked to the new hasten of lifetime of Tamil formative years. This boundless enjoy for Kashi is within the Tamil hearts, which never aged away within the past, nor will it ever depart away within the long term. Right here’s the custom of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’ which our forefathers lived by, and this day this Kashi-Tamil Sangamam is as soon as extra carrying forward its glory.


Tamil Nadu has made an out of the ordinary contribution within the building and construction of Kashi. Born in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan turned into as soon as the ragged Vice-Chancellor of BHU. BHU remembers his contribution even this day. Neatly-known Vedic scholars of Tamil origin admire Shri Rajeshwar Shastri stayed in Kashi. He established the Sangveda Faculty at Ramghat. In the same vogue, the of us of Kashi furthermore take into consideration Shri Pattabhirama Sastri, who aged to reside in Hanuman Ghat. Whilst you search the advice of with Kashi, that you just may perchance gain that there’s “Kashi Kamkotishwar Panchayatana Temple” at Harishchandra Ghat, which is a Tamilian temple. There is furthermore a 200-One year faded Kumaraswamy Mutt and Markandeya Ashram at Kedar Ghat. A expansive collection of of us from Tamil Nadu reside round Hanuman Ghat and Kedar Ghat, who personal made out of the ordinary contributions to Kashi over generations. Yet every other expansive persona of Tamil Nadu, the expansive poet Shri Subramania Bharathi ji, who turned into as soon as furthermore a expansive freedom fighter, furthermore lived in Kashi for a extraordinarily long. He studied at Mission College and Jai Narayan College right here. He linked with Kashi in this type of formulation that Kashi grew to become a segment of him. It’s alleged that he furthermore saved his in vogue mustache right here. Many such personalities, traditions and faiths personal linked Kashi and Tamil Nadu with the thread of nationwide harmony. Now BHU has added to its pride by organising a chair named after Subramania Bharathi.


This match of Kashi-Tamil Sangamam is taking set up at a time when India has entered the ‘Amrit Kaal’ of its independence. Our resolutions in ‘Amrit Kaal’ shall be fulfilled by the harmony and collective efforts of the total country. India is the nation which has lived a natural cultural harmony for thousands of years by respecting the mantra of ‘सं वो मनांसि जानताम्’ (concept every other’s mind). In our country, there is a practice of remembering 12 Jyotirlingas from ‘Saurashtre Somanatham’ to ‘Setubandhe tu Ramesham’ after waking up within the morning. We delivery our day by remembering the spiritual harmony of the country. We recite mantras while taking bathtub and worshiping – ‘Gange Cha Yamune Chaiv Godavari Saraswati, Narmade Sindhu Kaveri Jale Asmin Sannidhim Kuru. That’s, may perchance also all of the rivers from Ganga, Yamuna to Godavari and Kaveri reside in our waters! That’s, we really feel admire bathing in all of the rivers of India. We had to enhance this apply and heritage of thousands of years after independence and compose it the harmony thread of the country. However, unfortunately, no longer many efforts had been made in this regard. Kashi-Tamil Sangamam will become a platform for this decision this day. This may perchance also compose us realize our duties and may perchance energize us to enhance nationwide harmony.


A verse of Vishnu Purana tells us about the invent and body of India. It says उत्तरं यत् समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम्। वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र सन्ततिः i.e., India encompasses all of the variations and specialties from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean. And every little one of hers is an Indian. If we’ve got to expertise these roots of India, then we can examine how shut North and South are in spite of being thousands of kilometers apart. Sangam Tamil literature glorifies the Ganga flowing thousands of miles away and the of us of Varanasi are praised within the Tamil text Kalittokai. Our forefathers praised the glory of Lord Muruga and Kashi collectively thru Thiruppugal and established Tenkasi known as the Kashi of the South.


It turned into as soon as this affinity that broke the boundaries of physical distance and languages and Swami Kumaragurupara came to Kashi from Tamil Nadu and made it his work set up. Swami Kumaragurupara of Dharmapuram Adheenam had built the Kedareshwar Temple right here at Kedar Ghat. Later, his disciples established the Kashi Vishwanath Temple on the banks of the Kaveri River in Thanjavur district. Manonmaniam Sundaranar ji has written the notify song of Tamil Nadu ‘Tamil Thai Valthu’. It’s alleged that his guru Kodaganallur Sundara Swamigal ji spent a selection of time at Manikarnika Ghat in Kashi. Kashi furthermore had a selection of impact on Manonmaniam Sundaranar ji. Saints admire Ramanujacharya, who turned into as soon as born in Tamil Nadu, furthermore aged to gallop back and forth thousands of miles from Kashi to Kashmir. Even this day his files is believed just a few proof.

Even this day, the total country from south to north takes inspiration from Ramayana and Mahabharata written by C. Rajagopalachari. I take into consideration one of my lecturers instructed me that ‘you are going to need to personal learn Ramayana and Mahabharata, but in uncover for you to preserve shut it deeply then learn the Ramayana and Mahabharata written by Rajaji, then you definately will realize something’. It’s my expertise that we can no longer realize India with out concept the Indian philosophy of the scholars of South from Ramanujacharya and Shankaracharya to Rajaji and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. These are expansive males whom we’ve got to achieve.


As of late, India has recommend taking pride in our heritage thru ‘Paanch Pran’ (five pledges). If any country within the field has any extinct heritage, then that country takes pride in it. It proudly promotes it to the field. We can examine many such examples from the pyramids of Egypt to the Colosseum in Italy and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We furthermore personal Tamil, the oldest language within the field. Except this day, this language is as in vogue because it’s some distance alive. When of us within the field come to grab that the field’s oldest language is in India, they are bowled over. However we walk within the support of in glorifying it. It’s the responsibility of the 130 crore countrymen that we’ve got to earn this Tamil heritage apart from enrich it. If we ignore Tamil, we pause a expansive disservice to the nation and if we earn Tamil confined in restrictions, we can pause expansive hurt to it. We need to take into consideration to purchase away linguistic variations and set aside emotional harmony.


I imagine Kashi-Tamil Sangamam is extra a matter of expertise than words. Throughout this Kashi Yatra, that you just shall be going to join with the memories, which is in a living to become the capital of your existence. The of us of Kashi will leave no stone unturned on your hospitality. I desire such occasions to be held in Tamil Nadu and other southern states as successfully and of us from other facets of the country need to serene gallop there and know India. I desire the nectar that comes out of this Kashi-Tamil Sangamam need to be taken forward thru learn for the formative years. These seeds need to serene extra become the banyan tree of nationwide harmony. The mantra ‘Nattu Nalne Namdu Nalan’ (National passion is our passion) need to serene become the existence mantra of our countrymen. With this spirit, as soon as extra many easiest needs to all of you.

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!

Bharat Mata ki – Jai!



DISCLAIMER: Right here’s the approximate translation of PM’s speech. Normal speech turned into as soon as delivered in Hindi.


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