To honour and celebrate the 1000th Birth Anniversary of Sri Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swamiji, over a thousand devotees in their private vehicles, gathered at Necklace Road Hyderabad to participate in a massive car rally.
The car rally was conducted as part of the Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi celebrations. The event was graced by special guests – the Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor Sriman E.S.L Narasimhan along with Sriman Dr. J Rameswar Rao garu in the divine presence of HH Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, HH Sri Sri Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji and HH Sri Sri Sri Devanatha Jeeyar Swamiji.
The Hon’ble Governor gave a speech about the greatness and selfless service rendered by Sri Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swamiji towards equality and peace amongst humanity. He spoke about the social reforms carried out by the magnanimous philosopher and Acharya a 1000 years ago. The Hon’ble Governor stressed that the various achievements of Sri Ramanujacharya Swamiji were accomplished during a time when untouchability was considered a norm and the so-called untouchables were prohibited in many areas. Bhagawad Ramanujacharya fought for the equal rights, participation and entry into temples for all devotees irrespective of caste, creed or gender.
HH Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamivaru also addressed the crowds gathered at the event and invited all devotees to participate in honouring and celebrating the 1000th Birth Anniversary of Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swamiji.
Over 600 cars with cheering crowds participated in the grand event that started at 3pm at People’s Plaza – Necklace Road and concluded at the same spot around 6pm.