New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in tandem with the government is trying to engage south Asian and South Asian countries from where it has old cultural links, ties and roots.
In one such initiative, some of the senior RSS functionaries visited Cambodia to support an initiative taken by Guruji Kumaranswami and industrialist Shailesh Hiranandani besides others. Kumaranswami has already acquired 500 acres of land there to built the Fifth Dham.
The RSS representatives will prepare a report and hand it over to the RSS sarkaryawah Suresh (Bhaiyaji) Joshi for the further action.
This is the initiative wherein the RSS will have very important role including being part of its managing committee in guiding role till it is build and while running it. The RSS is calling it a cultural investment where such environment will be provided so people can live a peaceful and quality time.
RSS scholar Shailesh Vats who visited Cambodia along with Indresh Kumar, Shyam Parande and Rajiv Ranjan, told One India, "Time has come to link scattered patches of Indian culture to link them with one thread. Relations are strengthen and go on based on faith so 500 acres of land has been acquired in Cambodia. Such a place will be developed out of the present structure that from mental peace to healing everything will be available here.
Around 1008 Shiv Linga has already been installed with different names. The entire project will be developed on the Gujarat model. A London-based promoter is with this project to take care of everything.
Shailesh said, "Stone of Ankorwat temple in Cambodia will be used for this project which has the biggest Lord Vishnu Idol in the entire region and the entire work will be completed in three years. The RSS is keeping its watch over the project and will decide the course of action to have coordination of Sanatan tradition and Budhdhism."
Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar said that Angkor Vat shrine and Mountain Kulen in Cambodia deserve to be the Fifth Dham for Hindus. The RSS has launched a worldwide campaign to complete this Fifth Dhan Project in Angkor Vat.
The RSS has been able to mobilise people of the international community in this regard. The architecture of this temple is absolutely amazing which is spread in over 400 acres of land built by King Surya Varman which is now Siem Reap city on the banks of Mekong river.
Founder of Sram Mram Ltd Shailesh Hiranandani a london-based businessman is supporting the entire project. In several ancient Hindu treaties Cambodia has been mentioned as a Hindu nation as part of Jambudeep (India).
Shailesh said, "The place is visited by tourists from all across the world to experience the mystic charm of Cambodia. The way we are getting support for this project the day is not far when this place will be known as the fift Dham." The project is also supported by people like Nana Aduboahen.