Datta Peetham to conduct 7-day extravaganza from May 25

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Bangalore, Apr 30 (UNI) The Mysore-based Avadhoota Datta Peetham would hold a seven-day extravaganza from May 25 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Nadamantapa and also to celebrate the 66th birthday of its pontiff Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swamiji, Datta Peetham Executive Trustee H V Prasad said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the celebrations, included a five-day Brahmotsavam of the Balaji temple, music concerts by Dr L Subramaniam, Dr Balamurlikrishna, performance by Prabhat Kalavidaru, based on bhajans by Swamiji and a jazz recital by an Australian group.

Mr Prasad said five eminent persons in Veda, Shastra, Naada and social service would be honoured with titles and felicitated.

'Veda Nidhi' title would be awarded to Dr Vishnubhada Subramanya Salakshna Ghanapathi of Andhra Pradesh, 'Shastra Nidhi' on Chinasikar of Maharashtra, 'Nada Nidhi' on Dr Ajoy Chakraborty of Kolkata, 'Vishwa Bandhu' on Raviji from Trinidad and 'Vishwa Hindu' title on Dr Aravinda Sharma, Indologist from USA.

He said a seven-day International Hanuman Heritage Festival held from April 10 at Dattatreya Yoga Centre in Trinidad and Tobago in West Indies, attracted more than five-lakh residents of Hindus.

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