Press Release: Successful completion of Abhhinavagupta Sandesh Yatra


After successful completion of awareness campaign of Abhinavagupta and his philosophy, the program culminated with two major public meetings organized to pay homage to the great saint.

A public meeting was held at Kheerbhawani. More than a thousand people attended the ceremony. Pujya Shree Shree Ravishankar addressed the gathering. Emotional response of the people present was a proof enough the concern about our intellectual heritage of Kashmir. It was followed another public meeting at Zeshtha Devi Temple on 11th june.

Shree Shree Ravishankar told the gathering that Abhinavagupta is  more popular and respected philosopher in many western countries  and intellectual institutes. His Philosophy is contemporary even though he himself lived a thousand years ago. He advised the Kashmiris to study and follow Abhinavagupta irrespective of caste and creed.

With these meetings, all the programs of Abhinavagupta,which were the part of  millennium celebrations were successfully completed with the association of many local cultural organizations along with Acharya Abhinavagupta Sahasrabdi Samaroh Samiti of Jammu Kashmir.

The All India working president of the samiti, Sh. Jawaharlal Koul said that the program was a grand success but we are pained to see that a simple academic wish to visit and study the ancient cave known as Bhairav Cave has been turned into a communal confrontation by some vested interests.

It was only a part of a major awareness campaign started in connection with millennium celebration of great saint and philosopher Abhinavagupta of Kashmir.

However, not getting involved in the unnecessary controversy, we are thankful to people of India for full and enthusiastic response shown to the said campaign. We must especially express our gratitude to the people of Jammu Kashmir of all faiths for keen interest shown in the life and teachings of Abhinavagupta and full cooperation to awareness caimpaign in all the districts of the state including the Kashmir vally.