A TEMPLE FOR BHARATAMATA AT BANGALORE

Adoration and worship of Bharatamata, our Janmabhoomi. Punyabhoomi, Karmabhoomi, and Mokshabhoomi, is the hallmark of Hindu Dharma. The Vedas and Puranas proclaim the glory and greatness of our Motherland. Sri Rama extols Mother and Motherland as greater than the Heaven—Jananee janmabhoomischa swargaadapi gareeyasi. She is the Mother of all our Gods and Goddesses, saints, seers and holy men and women whom we worship and for whom temples have been erected all over the country and abroad. However, rarely do we find a temple dedicated to Bharatamata whom even modern saints and savants like Bankim Chandra, Swami Vivekananda, Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo, Sister Nivedita, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar and Mahakavi Bharati eulogized as the manifestation of Mahashakti and presented before us the concepts of Ananda Math and Bhavani Mandir. The Academy undertook a very sacred task of setting up a unique SRI BHARATMATA MANDIR in its premises at Srinivasanagar, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore 560 036. This temple is now a place of congregation of all children of Mother Bharat, irrespective of caste, creed or nationality, to offer worship to the Loka Guru, Bharatamata, and to spread Her message, Vasudaiva kutumbakam—the whole world is one family. The temple was consecrated by H.H. Jagatguru Swami Vishwesha Teertha Maharaj of Udupi Pejawar Mutt, under the presidentship of Sri H.V. Seshadri, former Saha Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, on December 8, 2004. An exquisite idol of Bharatamata has been installed and Deshamaatrukaa Pooja and Havan are performed by all devotees directly.