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Omkarananda Swamy passes away

Omkarananda Swamy passes away
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Madurai (TN), May 10 (PTI) Omkarananda Mahaswamiji, who

founded the Chidbhavananda ashram at Theni in Tamil Nadu,

died after a brief illness at a private hospital here on

Monday, ashram sources said.

"The pujyasri Omkarananda Mahaswamiji attained

mahasamadhi at 5.40 pm in Madurai," a source at the ashram

said.

AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam and BJP state

chief L Murugan condoled the seer''s demise.

The peetadhipathi who was admitted with Covid-19

tested negative recently but had suffered a cardiac arrest

two days ago.

"Doctors advised us to shift swamiji to Chennai for

treatment but when an attempt was made to board him onto the

air ambulance he developed breathing difficulty and was

immediately rushed back to the hospital here," the source

said and added that the doctors at the hospital declared him

dead.

He was 65.

Swami Omkarananda, who took the mission of

rejuvenating the spiritual values and cultural traditions of

India, took his Sanyasa from Swami Chidbhavananda, founder of

Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai.

He studied Vedanta under Pujyasri Swami

Paramarthananda, one of the foremost disciples of Pujyasri

Swami Dayananda Saraswathi.

He was known for expounding the essence of some of

the sacred texts in Tamil, such as Tevaram, Tiruvachakam,

Tirumandiram, Tayumanavars hymns, Bharatiyars songs and in

particular Tirukural.

Panneerselvam expressed grief over the

swami''s death.

Paying tributes, BJP national general

secretary C T Ravi said he was deeply pained to learn that

Omkarananda Mahaswamiji attained Mahasamadhi in Madurai

today.

"A great Rishi of modern times, Poojya Swamiji was

deeply rooted in Hindu spirituality and had great concern for

the common man. My deepest condolences to His devotees &

followers," he tweeted.

BJP state president L Murugan said the swamiji

devoted his entire life for Hindu Dharma and Tamil language.

"He always conveyed his views eloquently whenever

Hindu Dharma was undermined. Its hard to believe that he is

no more," Murugan said in a statement. PTI JSP COR SA BN

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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