Guru Poornima was celebrated in a grand manner at Sri Ramakrishna Sharada Ashrama Ponnampet in South Kodagu. A series of programmes have been organised since yesterday at the Ashrama premises at Ponnampet and several other places including Kushalnagar and Madikeri.
At the event held at Ponnampet this morning, Swami Mukthidanandaji Maharaj, President of Advaitha Ashrama Mayavati, Uttarakhand and Kolkata, released a book “Karunasindhu Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’ written in Kodava language by Hottengada Sundari Medappa of Vivekananda Jnanavahini Kendra Aruvathokkalu.
The book has been written by the author to cater to the population of Kodavas. According to the author, while many books have been written on Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and his teachings in various languages, there was no book on the Saint in Kodava language. She said that she was tremendously influenced by the Sri Ramakrishna Mission and its noble works to the society.
According to Swamy Bodhaswaroopananda Maharaj, President of Sri Ramakrishna Sharada Ashrama Ponnampet, Hottengada Sundari Medappa, through Vivekananda Jnanavahini Kendra, has done the work of a preacher. The book in Kodava language is special as the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna will reach more homes in Kodagu.President of Federation of Kodava Samajas K. Vishnu Cariappa, President of Kodagu Education Fund K.C. Uthappa, Swami Jagadatmanandaji Maharaj and Dharmathmanandaji Maharaj were present.