Yoga Sastra Sangam (09 -11 January 2020)

With the main aim of propagating the study and understanding the Yoga Texts in day to day life, the Yoga Conference 2020 - योग शास्त्र संगमं by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and was organised with the collaboration of Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod and support by Indian Yoga Association at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari from 9 to 11 January 2020 with 221 participants from 11 states.

Vice president of Vivekananda Kendra, Kum Nivedita Bhide inaugurated on 9th morning 9.30. Dr. Nagarathna, Chief consultant at SVYASA and Dr. K. Subrahmanyam  were the special guests for the inaugural program.

Respected NiveditaDidi explained that the basic intention of this Shastra Sangamam is to make ourselves and the world aware of the fact that we must not limit "Yoga" as a mere physical exercise, instead we must study and go through all the defining aspects of Yoga. She added "If we look around and observe the problems then we will notice that complexities of the Human mind is the basis of all. So through Yoga and the practices of Patanjali Yog Sutra we must make our mind clean and clear so as to function at our best  possibilities."

Various esteemed organisations and people working in Yoga across the Nation were part of this event mainly like Yoga Bharathi, National Yoga Organization Hindupur, Swasti Yoga Foundation Pune, New age India Mumbai. Much revered Yogacharya from Vashishth Yoga Foundation Dr. Raghvendra Pai was the chief guest in the confluence.

Paper presentations were held simultaneously in Eknath hall and Vivekananda hall. Daily Yogasana, Pranayama and Dhyana practices were held in Patanjali, Chitrakoot and Dhyan Mandir respectively. Delegates were accommodated in the clean and peaceful ambience of Kashi, MatruMandir and Satyakam Buildings.

There were total 54 paper had been presented on various classical yoga text - patanjal yoga sutra, various hath yoga texts, yoga upanishads, omkar dhyan, thirumular thirumanthiram etc. The unique feature of sangamam, chanting of Patanjal Yoga Sutra. The program was Unanimous Chanting of Patanjal Yog Sutras by all the 22 participants.

Dr. T. V. Padmanabhan & Dr. Subramanya Pailoor from Central University of Kerala

Dr. K. Subramaniyam (Pro Chancellor, SVYASA University, Bangalore),

Sri N. V. Raghuram,  (Founder, Yoga Bharathi, Bangalore) Along with

Dr. S. Ramakrishna Sharma (Mangalore) and

Dr. R. Nagarathna, (SVYASA University), Bangalore addressed the Sangamam.

In the evenings all participants visited Ramayana Darshnam, Bharat Mata Sadanam and later witnessed Bharatnatyam by the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari.

In the afternoon of 10th January ll delegates visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial.  Participants were amazed with the exhibition of Sidhha Medicines and its astute knowledge which was presented by Dr.Ganapati ji in the morning of 11th January.

In the valedictory session Shri Tarun Vijay, Hon. M.P. (Rajyasabha) explained the various dimensions of Yoga in our lives. He also stated How Rama is an Ideal National Icon for the most dynamic country "Bharat" .