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165th Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi celebrations

On the occasion of 165th Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi celebrations, Sree Narayana Guru Society of Sri Lanka will celebrate Guru Jayanthi today (8) at 4.30 p.m at Sree Narayana Guru Memorial Malayalee Hall, Narayana Guru Junction, 133,Layards Broadway, Colombo 14 under the leadership of Shri M K Rahulan, President of Sree Narayana Guru Society of Sri Lanka. The Society will be organizing an evening of Kerala cultural programmes with donations to the needy as part of the event.

Sree Narayana Guru Dev was a great Indian social reformer and a spiritual saint of the 20th Century from Kerala, India, who through his practical vision and spiritual leadershiptransformedthe social outlook of Kerala which has paved the way for a progressive Society of today promoting new values of spiritual freedom, social equality and uplift of the downtrodden. Guru tried for the unification of the Hindus who were dived on the basis of caste and sub-castes.

His teachings propagate a core philosophy of “One Caste One Religion One God for Mankind” which has spread beyond the shores of Indiaand which is very appropriate for the entire world today. Sree Narayana Guru Dev had visited Sri Lanka two times, once in 1918 and again in 1926. A standing statue of Sree Narayana Guru was erected last year, in 2018, to commemorate the 100th year of the Guru’s first visit to Sri Lanka.

Entrance is free.