Narendra Modi in Puducherry: PM visits Matri Mandir in Auroville, calls India 'spiritual destination' for the world [Photos]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has been the spiritual destination for the world for ages and always allowed mutual respect and coexistence of different religions and culture

FP Staff February 25, 2018 20:09:27 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India has been the spiritual destination for the world for ages and always allowed mutual respect and coexistence of different religions and culture. Modi at the Matri Mandir in Auroville, Puducherry. PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India has been the spiritual destination for the world for ages and always allowed mutual respect and coexistence of different religions and culture. Modi at the Matri Mandir in Auroville, Puducherry. PTI
Several of the world's great religions were born in the country and they motivated people from all walks of life to take a spiritual path, Modi said at the Auroville township. The township was envisioned by Mirra Alfassa, a spiritual collaborator of Aurobindo and the 'mother' of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. PTI
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Several of the world's great religions were born in the country and they motivated people from all walks of life to take a spiritual path, Modi said at the Auroville township. The township was envisioned by Mirra Alfassa, a spiritual collaborator of Aurobindo and the 'mother' of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. PTI
Modi was addressing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Auroville (City of Dawn) International Township in Puducherry. He also addressed a public meeting where he hit out at the dynastic rule of Congress. PTI
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Modi was addressing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Auroville (City of Dawn) International Township in Puducherry. He also addressed a public meeting where he hit out at the dynastic rule of Congress. PTI
Over the last five decades Auroville has emerged as a hub of social-cultural, educational, economic, and spiritual innovation, the prime minister said. It has brought together men and women, young and old from across boundaries and identities under the charter is handwritten by the "divine mother" herself, he added. PTI
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Over the last five decades Auroville has emerged as a hub of social-cultural, educational, economic, and spiritual innovation, the prime minister said. It has brought together men and women, young and old from across boundaries and identities under the charter is handwritten by the "divine mother" herself, he added. PTI
"It belongs to all the humanity and is a reflection of our ancient credo 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' the world is one family," Modi said at the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Modi paying homage at the statue of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry. PTI
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"It belongs to all the humanity and is a reflection of our ancient credo 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' the world is one family," Modi said at the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Modi paying homage at the statue of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry. PTI
Noting that Auroville was inaugurated in 1968 with delegates from 124 nations in attendance, Modi said that he learnt that today it had 2,400 residents from 49 countries. The prime minister was given a standing ovation at the end his address, which he responded to with repeated bows. PTI
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Noting that Auroville was inaugurated in 1968 with delegates from 124 nations in attendance, Modi said that he learnt that today it had 2,400 residents from 49 countries. The prime minister was given a standing ovation at the end his address, which he responded to with repeated bows. PTI