Sri Sri Ravi Shankar leads mass meditation rally in Argentina


The land of tango and Latin America’s largest country, Argentina, Sunday rocked to the rhythmicbeats of Indian spiritual guru and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Over 100,000 people gathered in the sprawling grounds near Dorrego-Figuera Alcorta Avenues here to pray, meditate and dance to the tunes of Indian devotional music and songs with heavy Spanish accent for a stress-free and violence-free society the world over.

“Thousands of people in 300 cities across the world joined us in ‘Planet Meditates’, a programme that was webcast and telecast live by local Spanish channels,” AoL volunteer Maria Silvina told IANS.

The sun shone and a cool winter breeze wafted through the meadows. All roads from noon onwards led to the venue for the ‘blast’ as hundreds of cars and other types of vehicles drove as many people from suburbs and nearby towns to the spot.

“We have never seen anything like this before in Buenos Aires. Our guru (Ravi Shankar) is becoming more popular than rock stars like Patricia Sosa or soccer stars like Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, who represent the country as icons,” Silvinia claimed.