MYSURU: Devotees of Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji presented him a diamond-studded crown on his 75th birthday celebrations at the ashram here on Friday.Junior seer Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji presented the crown at the packed Nada Mantapa. Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji was seated on a golden throne and greeted his devotees during the celebrations.
Swamiji said every Indian should chant the mantra of peace, love, truth and dharma.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had a close shave after his chopper crash-landed in Latur on Thursday, stunned everyone when he arrived at the ashram to take part in the birthday celebrations on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, he gave a call to put an end to social discrimination. He said it is high time that everyone gets together and pledges to fight and eradicate social evils.Tirumala temple chief priest A V Ramana Dikshit offered prasadam. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji of Kanchi Kamakoti peetam offered Ganapathi Swamiji prasadam.