Relics of Aurobindo reach city
Staff Reporter — Photo: Lingaraj Panda
PAYING RESPECT: The relics of Sri Aurobindo Ghose is being given a guard of honour on its arrival in Berhampur on Tuesday.
BERHAMPUR: The relics of great revolutionary and thinker of modern India, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh reached the city on Tuesday afternoon.
It was given a warm welcome. The relics of this great son of India is to be established in a memorial at Nuapalli village in Ganjam district. The relic of Aurobindo was welcomed at First gate of the city. A large procession of motorcycles preceded the relic from there to the square near Sashibhusan government women’s college. The devotees of Aurobindo took out a musical march from there to the premises of Sri Aurobindo institute of integral education in the city. They played different musical instruments and sang bhajans in honour of the saint.
The relics were provided a guard of honour by the personnel of the Orissa Police at the institute.
The students of the institute also paid their homage to the remnants of Sri Aurobindo. They were kept on display there for the general public. People of all sections of society crowded up to pay their respect to the relics. On Wednesday morning mass meditation would be held near the relics. It would again be provided guard of honour by the police personnel. Then it would start its journey to Khallikote. The relics of Sri Aurobindo had reached Orissa earlier this month. They were urns containing his mortal remains which were brought to Orissa from Pudduchery. These relics are to be the soul of eight memorials in different parts of Orissa.
The places where these relics are to be established are Katara in Jagatsinghpur district, Nuapatna in Cuttack district, Markona in Bhadrak district, Chadeiguda in Balangir district, Damanjodi in Koraput district, Nuapalli in Ganjam district and Sunakhala in Khurda district. The Hindu Online edition of India's National Newspaper Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010