A huge mass gathered today evening at BN College Ground to receive ‘Aashirwad’ from spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar. The much awaited Dhyan, Gyan and Bhajan Sandhya was concluded, but the memories of Ravishankar’s short visit to the city of lakes will be forever in memory lane.
Since his arrival to the City of Lakes last night, Friday 9th February, Sri Sri Ravishankar, spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living foundation has attended several programs.
His first visit today was at 11 am, was to Hiran Magri, where he unveiled the statue of Lord Parshuram at Sector 11 and addressed the people in a 30 minute sermon.
Thereafter, Sri Sri headed to Udaipur Central Jail at around 12:30pm and talked to the inmates. He also learnt of the various works going on in the jail by the Art of Living foundation. Sri Sri Ravishankar also asked prisoners if they need any assistance from the foundation. He said “If any one of you is not able to arrange an advocate, then Art of Living is ready to help you by providing lawyers who are members of Art of Living.”
The spiritual guru also cut a cake. He was escorted by the Jail Superintendent Surendra Singh Shekhawat and other officials.
Later in the afternoon, Sri Sri Ravishankar visited Hotel Lalit Laxmi Vilas with a group of followers and had lunch there.
Then he visited the house of one of the key member of Art of Living Udaipur and his fervent devotee Hatim Ali Lohawala at Kharol Colony. The Lohawala family whole heartily welcomed the Guruji by offering traditional Pag. Ravishankar also gifted shawl to Hatim Ali’s aged mother and stayed there for nearly 20 minutes.
He said that this visit to his disciple’s home was pending for a long time and he was happy with the visit.
All Photos by UT Photographer and Reporter Sayeed Ahmed