Published On: Fri, Nov 24th, 2017

Udupi religious convention to discuss conversions, Ayodhya dispute | India Today

Udupi is all set to host the ‘Dharma Sansad’ by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). A large number of Sadhus and saints are expected to attend the gala event. The event comes in wake of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is making headlines.

Mohan Bhagwat and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will deliver the key-note address at the event. Sri Sri Ravishankar who has recently been taking an active role in solving the Ram temple issue along with Yoga guru Baba Ramdev are also expected to be present.

The three-day conference will see deliberation on the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, protection of cows and efforts that need to be made to stop people from converting.

Pathway for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, programmes to protect and spread awareness about cows, efforts needed to promote social harmony, prevention of conversion to protect our culture, will be some of the main topics that will be discussed at the event.

Dharma Sansad will be inaugurated by Shivakumar Mahaswami of Siddaganga Mutt based in Tumakuru and also Veerasomeshwara Rajadesikendra Shivacharya Swami of Ramabhapuri. D Veerendra Heggade of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala will also be attending.

With more than 2,000 saints, heads of mutts and VHP leaders attending this meet, the organizers said that the Dharma Sansad is completely de-linked from politics and political agenda. It is a convergence of Hindu saints.

A final resolution will be passed on November 26 which will culminate with the Sants leading a procession called Shobha Yatre.

This is the second time that the city of Udupi is hosting the Dharma Sansad. Previously it was held in 1985 but this time the points of discussion including Ram temple and cow slaughter has political ramifications.

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