NAVI MUMBAI: More than 1200 Saraswath Brahmins on Sunday gathered in Vashi under the banner of Vishwa Saraswath Federation (VSF) and discussed a gamut of topics including Sarasvati civilization, unity, their temples, and Kashmiri Saraswath history.
The VSF in association with All India Saraswat Cultural Organisation and Gaud Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) Sabha, Navi Mumbai organised the one-day conference, ‘A Confluence of Saraswaths Worldwide’ here.
The community organises the conference every year in order to connect and unite all Saraswaths from across the globe.
Representatives of all four Saraswath Maths ¬– Shree Kashi Math Samsthan, Shree Gokarna Parthagali Jeevotham Math, Shri Gaudapadacharya Kavale Math and Shree Chithrapur Math – are taking part in the event.
Saraswaths are the descendants of Saraswath Muni of Rigvedic times who lived on the banks of the river Sarasvati. Saraswaths are known for preserving the Vedic culture and continuing for thousands of years, the VSF said in a statement.
This conference is focused on the key topics such as the great heritage of Sarasvati civilization which is world’s one of the oldest civilizations, Saraswath unity – the way forward, Saraswath temples – the repositories of art and culture, Kashmiri Saraswath history, expounding Indus Script, decoding river Sarasvati from Vedic texts etc, it said.
Saraswaths have contributed significantly to the field of Art and Music, Trade, Banking, Medicines, and Education.
Renowned speakers like Major General (retd) GD Bakshi, Shefali Vaidya, Nitin R Gokam, Gautam E Thakur, Dr Agnishekar, Rupa Bhaty, Surendranath Bhat, Sampat Saraswat are attending this conference.