Pancham Dham Trust, began its 5th journey on May 30 at Siem Reap, Cambodia. The 5-day long journey witnessed the inauguration of land; Bhoomi Poojan of Dhyan Kendra at Siem Reap, Cambodia. To construct the Meditation Center; Dhyan Kendra, 5 acres of land has been acquired. Overall construction and other activities will be taking place under the guidance and leadership of Sailesh Vats, Media Advisor, Indian Government. Sailesh Vats is also the Secretary and a Trustee of Pancham Dham Yatra.
Pancham Dham Nyas – Shilanyas of Dhyan Kendra
During the historic event, the foundation of “Sanatan Sanskar Meditation Center” was laid in presence of spiritual leaders from all over the globe including prominent personalities like RSS Leader Shyam Parande, Business Icon, Navratan Aggarwal, the director of Bikanervala, Aman Nath, renowned historian and recipient of the prestigious Legion De’ Honneur from the French President, Kavita Ashok Goyal, Director of Esselworld, Manoranjan Mohanty, Director ATD Finance and Cultural Gurus like Dandi Wami Anantanand Ji Saraswati ji, Mhamandleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Ji and Buddist Guru, His Eminence Samdech Shri Choeung Buncheo and many other high-profile delegates from leading organizations.
Pancham Dham Nyas, Siem Reap, Cambodia hosts the coveted temple of Lord Mahadev. Every year thousands of devotees from all across the globe flock to Cambodia to visit Lord Mahadev.
The prestigious event could not have the presence of Guruji Kumaran Swami due to personal reasons. Speaking on the same, Indresh Kumar, RSS Veteran and Dr. Sailesh Lachu Hiranandani; the torch bearer of the Sanatana Dharma, prayed for his health and well-being. Guruji Kumaran Swami is also a Trustee of 1008 Names of Shiva.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahendra Joshi one of the Trustees, quoted, “The Pancham Dham Trust earlier known as the 1008 Names of Shiva Association has been finally able to continue the path of Sanatana Dharma after the pandemic destroyed the social fabric of every nation. The pandemic could not deter the patrons and Dham veterans from continuing the path of spirituality which started in the Kulen Mountains, Cambodia for almost 2 years but is now gathering pace.”
Sanatana Dharma differs from other walks of life, only in having a word of sympathy and promise for every sincere conviction, wherever and whatever it may be, as constituting a step in the great ascent to the highest human perfection. ‘Sanatana Dharma’, implies a code of human conduct, a set of tenets handed down from time immemorial. Seers and preachers of Sanatana Dharma have been providing discourses on a wide-ranging set of topics covered including the shastras and modern life, the Vedas, their content and purport, the sanskaras (purification ceremonies), dharma common to all and the duties specifically enjoined on people in the four stages of human life. Like the word ‘yoga’ occurring in the Bhagavad Gita, ‘dharma’ defies precise definition. It could mean one’s duties are linked to one’s class and stage in life. Or it may refer to different areas of general human conduct, for instance, discipline, manners, management, and law.
Key personalities associated with the Pancham Dham Nyas:
Navaratan Aggarwal is one of the most shining entrepreneurs in rising new India. He started a food and beverages business viz. Bikanervala 7 decades ago and transformed the traditional Indian snack and sweet industry and turned it into a whopping USD 200 million business with the brand name Bikanervala. It currently operates over 100 outlets all over India and the world over. He is devoted to spirituality and yoga. His commitment toward Pancham Dham as one of the trustees is well recognized.
Shyam Parande, one of the founding Patron and trustees of Pancham Dham Nyas has spent his life for RSS, worked on its ideology and is currently guiding and visioning various organisations under RSS operating overseas moreover linking his leadership with Seva International. He is committed and devoted to the establishment of Pancham Dham Nyas.
Aman Nath, a noted historian, has practiced architectural restoration for 40 years creating the ‘non-hotel’ Neemrana Hotels heritage chain. He has authored 18 books including the state gift that the President of India gives to every head of a nation who visits. He was given the prestigious Legion d’Honneur by the French President which is the highest civilian award and best-known award in the world. He is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the government of India, travel trade and Conde Naste Traveller. He is currently with all his heart and mind devoted to the establishment and betterment of Pancham Dham Nyas.
Shailesh Vats, a young and enthusiastic media professional for three decades, currently serving the Indian government as a media advisor, an ardent cultural & spiritual soul is committed to the spiritual sanctity that is Pancham Dham. He has initiated and executed lots of work framed by senior trustees and members of Pancham Dham Nyas. On his young shoulders, he has taken the responsibility of bringing in all the people and has been the engine that is driving the Pancham Dham initiative. The young shoulders that have taken the reins in his hand have now become a young torchbearer of the Pancham Dham Initiative.
Gopal Narayan Singh, a Member of Parliament and a trustee and member of Pancham Dham Trust has been providing all the necessary help to ensure the success of the event. He has been painstakingly providing all the necessary impetus for the successful culmination of Mission 5th Dham.
Dr. Geeta Singh, Professor and a veteran academician have her roots in the Sanatana Dharma movement and for two years has been organizing multiple sessions with senior members of the Pancham Dham Trust for the construction of the 5th Dham.