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Vedic Library in Assam Evokes Encouraging Response

By: for Asian News International on May 17, 2009

Guwahati, May 12 (ANI): A Vedic library instituted by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Guwahati in Assam has met with encouraging response from the youth in the state.

Named after ISKCON's founding spiritual master Swami AC Bhaktivedanta, the library is specially meant for the student community and all communities irrespective of any faith, colour, caste and creed.

Its main purpose has been to help the students in developing contentment in their thoughts and attitude alongside inspiring them to be more disciplined in their academics and future careers.

One of the students said that the library has become a meeting point for the students to discuss about the spiritual aspects.

“It has become a common meeting point for all the students. We can meet and discuss our problems regarding our spiritual lives. This serves as a focal point for spiritual discussion. This library has been adding a lot of spiritual aspect to our lives,’ said Harichandra, a student of the Guwahati Medical College.

The library has books on various Vedic scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita as well as the epics such as the Puranas and Upanishads.

Students can also listen to devotional songs and lectures by spiritual masters.

“Nowadays, people do not have the habit of reading books. But still many want to read spiritual books and now young boys and girls are completely frustrated with their studies and jobs. Therefore, they want to know about the spiritual life. So they come and read the books,” said Niter Rameshwar Das, an office bearer of ISKCON Temple.

The library occupying around 400 square feet of space can accommodate as many as 25 persons at a time.

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