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Religious and Cultural Amalgamation of Hindutva and Buddhism Showcased in 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'

A step ahead to establish a cultural bond between India and Cambodia through the Fifth Dham

Aug 11, 2021 17:33 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

India has always been in favour of world peace and universal harmony. In the changing times, efforts are being made for religious acceptance by bringing the concepts of Hindutva and Buddhism on one platform. This move will intensify the efforts of global peace and harmony through religious and cultural relations. In reference to the same, Pancham Dham Trust organized the concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in Delhi, an initiative that endeavors to bring the cultural and religious proximity of India and South East Asia.

Religious and Cultural Amalgamation of Hindutva and Buddhism Showcased in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’


The holy event began with a Yagna, observed through Vedic and Buddhist Rituals on the same offering ground. Buddhist Monks performed Yagya by offering ghee as an oblation in the fire. The objective of Pancham Dham Neyas is to serve as an interlocutor between the Sanatan and Buddhism way of life; the cardinal aim of Pancham Dham is to build a grand and spectacular Shiva temple at the bank of Phnom Kulen River in Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia.


Established in 2017, Pancham Dham was structured to expand India's age-old Sanatan culture beyond the geographies, so that Indian values ​​and traditions take global growth. India already has four Dhams - Badrinath, Dwarka, Jagannath Puri and Rameshwaram. Now the fifth Dham’s work has already started and a net sum of Five hundred crore rupees have been invested by the Pancham Dham’s Trustees all across the world to build the holy place.


A 180-feet tall idol of Lord Shiva will be installed in the Pancham Dham complex. Idols of Lord Ganesha and Buddha will also be constructed and placed in the holy place. The fifth Dham is being built about 30 km away from the world's largest Vishnu temple located in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. After the completion of the construction of the Dham, it will not only be an important centre of attraction in the world but will also become the world-famous religious tourism centre of Sanatan tradition in Cambodia.


On this occasion, senior RSS Pracharak, Indresh Kumar quoted, “The Pancham Dham program will be a global expansion of similar ideas of Buddhist and Hindu culture. This effort for world peace will be intensified through cultural ties. The fifth Dham will be an important symbol of tolerance of Sanatan Dharma which will play an important role in the propagation of Sanatan Hindu culture and religion in South East Asia.”


The event was hosted by Rajya Sabha MP, Gopal Narayan Singh and speaking on the occasion, he said, “Such grand and sanctified Havan would inspire many religious authorities of the world, to come on one platform and take forward the common concepts in the interest of the public.”

Speaking on the development, Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani, a well-known industrialist and Trustee of Pancham Dham said, “It was symbolic that Buddhist and Hindu pandits prayed together and their message has been sent as a step forward for global peace. The fifth Dham is under construction and many more Dhams would be established in times to come which will be taken forward by the Trust. There is a need to take Sanatan Parampara to a new level and connect the future generations with our ancestral culture and heritage.”


Shailesh Vats, the eminent facilitator of the program and General Secretary of Pancham Dham said, “Cambodia has been the mythological carrier of the eternal traditions of United India. But with the changing times, we are working to compile and combine the things that have been left behind related to cultural heritage. Hence everyone's cooperation is expected in this endeavor and all the members and followers of Sanatan Dharma associated with this noble cause have to contribute their services whole-heartedly in fulfilling our objectives.”


Malavika Joshi said, “Religion and culture are embedded in our way of life, and with the making of the Fifth Dham, we not only will be able to keep our Sanskaras alive but also give religious tradition-based beliefs to the coming generations.”


More than 60 MPs, including a dozen Union Ministers participated in the program. Apart from this, many dignitaries including ICCR President Vinay Sahastra Budde, Member Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Dr. Sachidanand Joshi, and Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Sanjay Dwivedi were also present. During the event, the audience also got an opportunity to enjoy religious songs by famous singers like Anup Jalota and Mohit Chauhan among others.

Religious and Cultural Amalgamation of Hindutva and Buddhism Showcased in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’
Religious and Cultural Amalgamation of Hindutva and Buddhism Showcased in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’
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