Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sri Somnatheswar Ashram

Sri Somnatheswar Ashram. This Ashram Temple residing at North-East direction from Salem Railway Station. The Ashram 20 Kms away from Salem Railway Station. This Ashram was established by Sri. Subramanya Swami. He born in Sourashtra family. His surname is Boosi. He got Deeksha from Sri. Ramana maharishi of Tiruvannamalai.

By 1904 he established the Ashram. He built a Temple of Somnath at his Ashram site situated at Naama Malai, Sivan Karadu. The first Kumbaabishekam held on 9-5-1951. The date fixed because, which India's Union Ministor Sardar VallabhBhai patel's proposal of Lord Somnath Temple at Sourashtra shore of North india kumbabishekam held on the same date. Two other representative of sourashtra people attended the North India's Lord somnath temple kumbaabishakam. For Salem temple's Kumbabishekam, The Governor of Tamil Nadu of that time Mr. P. Govindan Nair is invited. He gave wishes to the Salem Somnath temple.

The Second Kumbabishekan held on 14-7-2006. So many sourashtra people participated on that ceremoney.

Unwritten Language

Being one of the language, which gave its part to form Sanskrit language ( As in Panini's Sanskrit vyakarana ) its influence in every language of India and Indo-Aryan language families. Not it is spoken in traditional way by nearly ten lakh people. But not till not in " Scheduled language List " released by Government of India. In the scheduled languages list, it is wrongly mentioned as a dialect of Gujarati language.!

Though there is no script for sourashtra language. It is spoken like veda till the recent years. And another interesting thing is only the migrators of sourashtra are preserving the language. The original sourashtra living people used to speak Gujarati. Gujarati has very large persian influence. But the migrators of sourashtra ( living in South India ) is in old form like Sanskrit and having influence of Telugu and Tamil.

Recently Central Institute of Indian Languages came forward to assist the development of Sourashtra language. It proposed to follow Devanagari script to write sourashtra language. All India Sourashtra Madhya Sabha trying to teach Sourashtra language in their educational institutions through Devanagari script. The adoption of Devanagari script for sourashtra language in progress. A primary book is going to release by CIIL.

Considering sounds, For hrasva sound two more alphabets added in devanagar script, to write sourashtra. It is followed from the Guide line of Government of India's ' Parivarthana Devanagari Script Chart " . It is in above picture.

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