Swarved Mahamandir

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Prime Minister Monday recently inaugurated the world's largest meditation centre, Swarved Mahamandir, in Varanasi.

About Swarved Mahamandir

  • It is the world's largest meditation centre, where 20,000 people can sit together and meditate.
  • Location: It is located in Varanasi city, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It covers an expansive area of 3,00,000 square feet. 
  • It aims to illuminate humankind with its spiritual aura and engulf the world in a state of peaceful alertness.
  • The temple is named after the Swarved, a spiritual literature written by Sadguru Shri Sadafal Deoji Mahara, the creator of Vihangam Yoga and an eternal yogi.
  • The temple propagates Swarveda teachings, with a focus on Brahm Vidya, a body of knowledge that enables spiritual seekers to sustain a state of perfect Zen, a state of unyielding constancy in peace and happiness.
  • Features:
    • It is a seven-floor superstructure.
    • It has a beautiful design with 125-petal lotus domes. 
    • The ceiling and doors with intricate carvings are made of teakwood. 
    • The temple has 101 fountains.
    • The pink sandstone decor surrounds the temple walls, and there is an exquisite garden with medicinal herbs.
    • Verses of the Swarveda have been carved upon the walls of the Mahamandir.

Key Facts about Vihangam Yoga

  • It is an Indian modality of Yoga and meditation, founded by Sadguru Sadafal Deo Ji Maharaj in 1924. 
  • The name is composed of two root words: “Vihag”, which means bird, and “Yog”, which means union.
  • The name symbolizes the idea of a bird that leaves the earth and flies high and free in the sky – the goal of Vihangam Yoga being our soul to be free of the attachment to the physical world and realize its true, free nature.
  • Only then can one’s individual consciousness can unite with the universal consciousness (the Supreme Being) and reach permanent peace and bliss.

Q1) What is Yoga?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word translated as “yoke” or “union.” To yoke means to draw together, to bind together; or to unite. Its aim is to yoke or create a union of the body, mind, soul, and universal consciousness. This process of uniting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves is what allows yogis to experience deep states of freedom, peace and self-realization.

Source: PM Modi Inaugurates World's Largest Meditation Centre In Varanasi