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Sangh Parivar set to celebrate Kashmir's philosopherDecember 4, 2015 03:35 ISTVIKAS PATHAK
Come January, Sangh Parivar-related organisations are set to celebrate the literary and spiritual contributions of Abhinavagupta, a prolific Shaivite philosopher from Kashmir who is believed to have passed away on January 4, 1016.
RSS general secretary Suresh (Bhaiyyaji) Joshi said in a just-released statement: "It would be a true homage to Acharya Abhinavgupta to enlighten the whole world, especially the youth of Kashmir, with the life and deeds of the legend who interpreted the ancient spiritual and cultural heritage of Kashmir in a new unifying philosophy with the challenges of times, in this era of ideological fanaticism."
"In January, exactly 1000 years after the date he merged himself in Shiva after retiring to a cave near Srinagar, we will have events dedicated to his memory in Delhi and Mumbai and will also have a seminar in Srinagar later in the year," Jammu and Kashmir Study Centre general secretary Ashutosh Bhatnagar told The Hindu. "We will have four-five international seminars through 2016, 50-60 national seminars and 250-300 workshops on Acharya Abhinavgupta. His memory is still cherished in Kashmir and no section of society will have any problem with him."