Sunday, February 07, 2010 - Saiva conference
CUDDALORE: The 12th conference of the World Saiva Council began at Chidambaram on Friday with a procession on the four car streets around Nataraja temple. Heads of many adheenams, saints, savants, scholars and students participated.
Delivering the presidential address at the inaugural function held at Sastri Hall in Annamalai University, Shanmuga Desika Gnanasambanda Paramacharya of Dharumapuram Adheenam said that the proponents of Saivism should strictly adhere to the tenets of the Vedas, Agamas, Puranas and Ithihasas.
The modern packages consisting of crash courses in yoga or pranayama and disseminating superficial knowledge on religion would do disservice to religion and therefore, would not stand the test of time, he said.
The 63 Nayanmars were wallowing in poverty but never succumbed to the temptations of materialism.
Shanmuga Desika Gnanasambanda Paramacharya recalled the services rendered by Arumugha Navalar of Jaffna for the promotion of Saivism.