Culture is a collective word. It nurtures people, nurtures communities, empires, nations. It is an identity, not only in clothes, art forms but also in thought and behaviour and in the way we relate to the known and the unknown. It defines the Macro Person called the community and its relationship with the Micro Person called the individual. It brings unity and not uniformity, for culture celebrates variety.
Sri Ramayana Darshanam & BharatMata Sadanam: A Pictorial Presentation of a Permanent Exhibition at Vivekananda
The Ramayana has been the eternal source of inspiration to all Indians and all Central and South Asians. Our National Ideals, our concepts of state and good governance, our standards of interpersonal behaviour and our attitude to the world's natural flora and fauna have been influenced by the Ramayana.
The task of constructing the mid sea monument is not an ordinary one. A work of that magnitude involves a lots of ordels. Mobilizing the manpower, getting the requisite permissions from the authorities, collecting the needed funds, and organizing the work is quite a task. Mananeeya Eknathji did all these and much more. He gathered the right kind of work force, and ensured that the monument stands out as an exemplary one.