An Interfaith Seminar, “ Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye, An Interfaith Bhajan, Mahatma Gandhi, An Interfaith Prophet.”

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2019-02-23 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Country: United States
City: NY USA 11040
“Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye” a spiritual Bhajan (Hymn) written in the written in the 15th century by a saint poet Narsinh Mehta in the Gujarati Language was a favorite Bhajan of Mahatma Gandhiji and is revered by peoples all over the world. All the virtues of “ Vaishnav Jan” “a saintly person” vividly described in the Bhajan are universal and are applicable everywhere, everyone, every faith as well as all times. They were relevant then are even more relevant today. Prior to his evening lectures at “ Sabarmati Ashram” in india, Gandhiji used to have multi-faith and interfaith prayers and recitation and singing of this Bhajan. We will have interfaith prayers, Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye Bhajan and an interfaith dialogue by speakers from Hindu, Islam, Christian, Jewish, Jain and Buddhism faiths and they will discuss how this Bhajan’s contents are related to their scriptures and beliefs. 2019 also happens to be 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji. His practice of truth, non-violence and interfaith harmony are exemplary and inspirational to many world leaders and common persons all over the world even today.