The Chitrapur Yuvadhara Sammelanam was another momentous step towards nurturing the amchi yuva peedhi to realise their full potential, and to inculcate in them the willingness and the capability to carry forward the torch of our rich spiritual and cultural heritage into the next century of our revered Guru Parampara.
Shankar Jayanti fell on 9th May this year and being the first Jayanti after the consecration of the four new shrines at Shri Chitrapur Math, Shirali, it assumed a special significance. A shibir aimed at the Sadhakas in age group of 40-60 years was organized to time with this occasion in the divine presence of Param Poojya Swamiji. Despite the peak summer heat, many devotees thronged with enthusiasm and devotion in large numbers from different cities.
Prachar literally means to ‘spread’. From ‘parichay’- introduction to ‘prachar’, the Sanskriti Shibir in Pune has definitely come a long way. Held from October 21- 26, 2008, this Shibir had the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor activities, so as to bring out the best in each one of the Shibirarthis while ensuring total fun all the way.
The first Shibir, under the headship of the late Gajanan Heranjal maam, was organised in 1999 in Goa and was called the “Sanskriti Parichay Shibir." Our Parama Pujya Swamiji’s vision to introduce the youngsters of our community to our culture and rich heritage was thus realised.