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House mourns death of Mahesh Yogi

Central Chronicle, India    Translate This Article
27 February 2008

On Tuesday, 26 February the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly observed two minutes of silence as tribute Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and 15 others who passed away during the inter-session period. As an additional mark of respect, the assembly adjourned for the day.

At the beginning of the assembly, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Leader of the Opposition Jamuna Devi, recognized Maharishi's valuable contribution to the world by popularising Transcendental Meditation and 'earning name and fame for Madhya Pradesh', the Central Chronicle reported.

The group also mourned the death of three sitting members: Education Minister Laxman Singh Gaud, Amar Singh Kothar, and Kunwar Lavkesh Singh, as well as 12 other prominent people.

Copyright © 2008 Central Chronicle, India.

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On 11 February, Maharishi was accorded a State funeral with full honours by the Government of India. The Agni Samadhi Vedic rites were conducted on a high plateau, on the grounds of a temple Maharishi had been in the process of building in homage to his Master, and overlooked the confluence of the Ganges in Allahabad. The State funeral, attended by thousands, was carried by Sadhana TV station, and was presided over by the Shankaracharya of the North, Swami Vishnudevananda Maharaj. During the military salute, the army held their rifles in a neutral position, in honour of Maharishi's life-long dedication to create world peace. The Sadhana TV commentator mentioned this was the first time a spiritual leader in India had been honoured in this way.

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