Numerous temples, ashrams, spiritual gurus and yoga exponents put up stalls at the fourth edition of the Hindu spiritual and service fair, which concluded on Sunday.
The organisers — Hindu spiritual and service foundation, and global foundation for civilisational harmony (India) — had brought 160 spiritual and service organisations from across the country to participate in the fair at D.G. Vaishnav College grounds, Arumbakkam, from January 25. The fair has emerged as a platform to offer an insight into the spiritual, philosophical, religious and cultural dimensions of Hinduism.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has flooded the fair with its collection of books and epigraphy about the temple, its activities and details on the eight holy theerthams in the vast stretch of Venkatadri hill. The Brahmakumaris have created a unique temple to provide an enchanting experience to the visitors to see all the 12 Jyothirlingams at one place.
It was also an occasion for Chennaiites to know about the pujas and numerous other services rendered by the organisations. While the Hindu religious and charitable endowments department of Andhra Pradesh recreated the image of Srikalahasti temple, its Tamil Nadu counterpart put up idols for sale.
The Archaeological Survey of India, in its 150th year, displayed a collection of rare images of Hindu gods and goddesses. Certain organisations like the Hindu mission hospital, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Mata Amritanandamayi math, highlighted their services in medical, education and social service sectors.