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Book on celebrating the relationship between Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu to be released

The Somnath-Rameswaram Sangam Ashthakam, a set of verses celebrating historical ties between Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu has been composed by Shri Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval. It is based on the historic event of the auspicious confluence of the two holy places of Rameswaram and Somnath. 

Many eminent scholars from Shri Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval, and affiliated universities across the region came together to organize a cultural, educational, and historical program to highlight the sentiments and enthusiasm of the people towards the concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The world is a family) and the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.’ 

The book is an amalgamation of renowned poets composing verses related to the emotions and sentiments of Saurashtra Tamil Sangam. The best verses from these compositions have been compiled in a book, "सौराष्ट्र-तमिलसङ्गमप्रशस्तिः" (Saurashtra Tamil Sangam Praise). The book will offer a unique experience for readers to experience the feelings and sentiments of the artists and poetic scholars and keep the memories of the momentous Saurashtra Tamil Sangam alive. 

Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is a unique foundation upholding the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision to signify the importance of ‘Sanskrit and Shastras.’ During its inauguration, Hon’ble Prime Minister stated, “Shree Somnath Sanskrit University will not only develop individuals but also future generations. The establishment of this university is the beginning of a great campaign of human development."

Resonating with the idea of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ is being held in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu witnessing people from both states participating wholeheartedly. Shri Saurashtra Somnath Sanskrit University in collaboration with the Department of Education, Government of Gujarat is working towards strengthening the cultural ties by hosting various events. Eminent scholars and poets from all over the country have also come forward and are contributing to showcase the historical and cultural significance of ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ using poetry as a medium of communication.

It is noteworthy that Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is the only ‘Sanskrit University’ in the state of Gujarat to receive an A+ grade from NAAC. The University aims to carry out excellent and quality work in all fields with the motto of achieving excellence with integrity. Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is affiliated with 119 institutions. At the university, various study programs are carried out to highlight the tradition of Indian knowledge. Here, modern subjects are also covered along with traditional subjects. The university publishes several notable books on various subjects. Currently, Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is publishing a special book titled "Saurashtra Tamil Sangamprasastih".

The historical ties between Tamil Nadu and Gujarat date back 50 years and initiatives like ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ help in keeping those traditions alive. The efforts by the scholars of Shri Somnath Sanskrit University will boost this concept and help the world see the glory of inter-state relationships. Today, the lands of Saurashtra and Tamil Nadu have become a second home for the people and such initiatives will help in keeping the vibrant traditions fresh in the memory of everyone participating in the ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’.


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