Posted on December 16, 2015 at 5:53 am

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Spirit of India marks the beginning of Chinmaya Ananda Utsav!

Music is the language of the soul, espoused Spirit of India, a glorious musical evening held on December 13 by Chinmaya Mission Mumbai.

The melodious evening set the tone for a week-long celebration, Chinmaya Ananda Utsav from December 13 to 20. The event was kick-started by none the less, Sonu Nigam’s soulful musicals reverberated at the Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Auditorium in the presence of an audience that represented India’s true diversity. Sonu’s wide array of genres from pop, bhajans, patriotic numbers, and traditional chants to some modern tunes… echoed across the quintessential Shanmukhananda Hall and took everyone on an unparalleled spiritual voyage.

True to its name, ‘Spirit of India’ proved to be a platform that unified under one roof: India’s youth, professionals, entrepreneurs, devout acharyas, members and trustees of various Chinmaya Mission Trusts, and luminaries of India’s business world.

The event dedicated to Swami Chinmaya served to be a musical evening with a pure cause attached to it. The funds which were raised through the event will be utilized for conducting free workshops on ‘transforming Indians to transform India’ for students and colleges. These proceeds will also be used to offer Chinmaya Transformation Scholarships to deserving students for education and farmers’ relief in Maharashtra.

Swami Acharya coneyed,

We are elated to see ‘Spirit of India’ shape up as a unique occasion where spirituality, music and patriotism came together to create an environment which could only be felt from the soul. For each one of us at the Chinmaya Mission, it was an endeavor to offer our heartfelt remembrances to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and mark the beginning of this special centenary year of his birth, while living his principles of unifying the nation through transforming every individual


The evening culminated on a spiritual note in the presence of the Global head of Chinmaya Mission Swami Tejomayananda along with other dignitaries such as Smt Rajashree Birla, Smt. Vibha Shangavi, Sonu Nigam, Shri Mukul Patel, President of Chinmaya Mission Mumbai and Swami Swatmananda.