Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sri Rama Navami uthsavam at Cheyyar Temple

                                 Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

We have been reporting about Sampathi Sametha Sri Vijaya Kothanda Ramar,Sri Paduka Sevaka Hanumar Tirukkovil, in Cheyyar, near Kanchipuram. This is a very unique Temple, with Jataayu's brother Sampaathi's idol installed along with sri Vijaya Kothanda Ramar, in the garbagriham . Sri Hanuman Vigraham prostrating before Sri Rama Padukas ( the reason being called as Sri Paduka Sevaka Hanuman ).

The trustees of this Temple, under the guidance of our Ashramam devotee, Sri Ramabadran, is making elaborate arrangements for the two day Sri Rama Navami festival, a printed invitation is attached with this.

31/03/2012 Sudarsana Hoamam in the morning and Sri Seetha Rama Tirukkaklyana Mahothsvam in the evening

01/04/2012 108 Kalasa Tirmanjanam in the morning with the Theertham brought from Cheyyar River and Tiruveedhi Purappadu in the evening.

All devotees are invited to attend events on both the days.

R Srinivasan.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fully furnished newly built residential flat near Sri Deva Perumal sannathi is for sale

Owning a residential Apartment in Kanchipuram, near Sri Deva Perumal Sannathi will be a great blessing , as it provides immense opportunities to witness the various uthsavams being celebrated in this temple as well as other temples in the vicinity. Being a resident of Chennai, I have the Perumal anugraham to own a residential flat in that place, which I really enjoy during every visit. Independent houses are almost prohibitive in cost and for casual visitors , that may not work out economically. Residential flats are more affordable, but in places near the temple or in the Maada veethi itself, not many flats are being promoted.
A very decent Contractor has built up a complex in the street adjacent to the main maada veedhi of Sri Deva Perumal Temple. This new complex is located in Brindhavan street. This is a 8 apartment complex, architect designed and only the last one is remaing to be sold. This is a 950 sq.ft , two bedroom fully furnished flat with covered indepedent car park. Cup boards are all closed and provided with modular kitchen. You can just move in without any extra work. Electricity is with 3 phase supply. The builder is an experienced one and has taken care to attend all details. Power , water and drainage charges are all paid. The final cost to which he would like to sell it of is Rs 32 lakhs, inclusive of all costs , including registration. There is pucca municipal drainage system and hence no problems with septic tank issues.
The flat is very near to Deva Perumal Temple, just a walking distance, surrounded by houses of all vedic pundits, just opposite to Srimath Kozhiyaalam Swamy complex as well as Srimath Andavan Ashramam
Kanchipuram is becoming a most soft after residential area, for those working in the Sriperumbudur, Sunkuvarchatram, Cheyyar and Oragadam industrial belts.
This will be a good investment opportunity, particularly for those attarcted to Sri Deva perumal and other divya desams around that place.
If any of you is interested please let me know, so that i can put you in contact with the builder directly. The offer which he is making is for the last one left out and that is the best price, he is giving.
R Srinivasan

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam, calendar for Kara Varusham Maasi month

Sreeamthe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Ashramam Panchanga Sangraham—Maasi Month, by Our Ashramam Srikaryam , Sri U. Ve. Vaduvur Veeravalli Desikachariar Swamy.

14/03/2012   Wed.     Kaaradayaan Nombu

19/03/2012   Mon       Sravana Dwadasi--  Srimath Aakkoor Andavan Kainkaryam

20/03/2012   Tue        Maha Pradosham

22.03/2012   Thu        Amavasai

23/03/2012   Fri         Ugaadi Pandigai-- Telugu New year's day

27/03/2012   Tue        Srimath Tirukkudanthai Andavan Kainkaryam

01/04/2012   Sun       Srimath Tirukkudanthai Andavan Tirunakshatram

03/04/2012   Tue       Srimath Thenbirai Andavan Kainkaryam

04/04/2012    Wed     Mahapradosham

05/04/2012    Thu      Panguni Uthiram-- Perumal Thaayaar Tirmanjanam , Tirukkalyana Uthsavam and Perumal with Ubhaya Naachimaars Tiruveedhi Purappadu in almost all Perumal Temples, This festival in Srirangam being the most important one.
13/04/2012     Fri     Tamil New Year's Day - Nandana Varusham -- Chithirai Maasam 1 day-- Vishuva Punayakalam

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam- Acharya Parampara-- DVD presentation

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

I have posted in a DVD file of Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam Acharya Parampara, which runs as a book of 78 pages,with background music. It gives every detail in the history of Andavan Ashramam. I am sure that you will enjoy viewing. As it is nearly 2.5 MB file, the blogspot may not accept it to get published. Request you to access the same through Ashramam web site, Your comments are welcome.

R Srinivasan.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Srimath Periandavan Tirunakshatram- Maasi Pushyam- 5th March,2012

Srimath Periandavan (Srimath Srinivasa Mahadesikan)
 Thirunakshatram: Masi – Pushyam


 Sri rangesha padhe samarpitha Bharam sruthyantha ramanuja

 Sri yogeendra guruththamena yaminash sruththyantha vidhyathmana:

 PrAptha sruthya vathamsa yughma hrudhayam Srivasa ramanujath

 Sri Srivasa muneendra desika manim sreyo nidhim samsraye

 Thirutthuraipoondi Andavan gave sanyasam to Sri
 Srinivasaraghavachariar Swami who went on to become one of
 illustrious Acharyas of Munitraya Sampradayam, and unparalled among
 His contemporaries. This mahan later came to be known as the famous
 Srimath Periandavan.

 SrinivasaRaghavan was born on 25.2.1801 in the year Roudri (Masi-
 pushyam) in a village called Piliyaranai near Kanchipuram. At a
 tender age of 10, he mastered rendering of Sama Veda learnt from his
 father, Sri Krishnamachariar which was considered to be an invaluable
 wealth in his family traditions.

 Sri Krishnamachariar was extremely pleased with his son's progress
 and took the young boy back to Kanchi . There, SrinivasaRaghavan
 learnt Nyaya – Meemamsa- Vyakarana Sastras under the tutelage of
 great scholars. Thereafter he went to Srirangam to see Srirangam
 Swami (Srimath Vazhutoor Andavan) and prayed for Saranagathi.
 Srimath Andavan , performed Atma samarpanam ( saranagathi) to him in
 front of Lord Sri Ranganatha's sannidhi.

 He went to Srirangam Swami and prayed to him that Swami perform
 kalakshepams to him on sampradayic granthams.. Thirutthuraipoondi
 Andavan took Agnya from Swami in carrying out this holy task and
 performed kalakshepams to Srinivasaraghavan on Grantha
 chatushtayam,Rahasyams and Rahasyarthas.

 SrinivasaRaghavan gained exemplary knowledge in all that learnt from
 his Acharya. After some time, he prayed to Srimath Thirutthuraipoondi
 Andavan for the Dureeyasramam. As his near and dear objected to this,
 Srimath Andavan also felt that SrinivasaRaghavan be a gruhasta for
 some more time before taking up sanyAs and blessed him to go back to

 In His gruhastasrama, SrinivasaraghavswAmi was blessed with a girl
 and He immediately felt that He had fulfilled his duties as a
 gruhasta. When Srinivasaraghavan swami went to Srirangam and prayed
 with thirutthuraipoondi Andavan for sanyasa, Swami tested Him in
 various ways to see whether He was ready to take up sanyasa .
 After getting convinced, Swami granted sanyasam to Srimath
 Periandavan and he was given the title "Srinivasa maha desikan".
 Since this mahan was so popular among his sishyas and admirers alike,
 he was fondly called as periandavan. For a long time he was residing
 in Srirangam . In a month, He would go to devout and pious
 Srivaishnava bhagavathas' thiru maligai on selected seven to eight
 days for unccha Vritthi . He would take the grains to the banks of
 Coleroon river, wash them in the river water, cook them and eat the
 bhagavath prasadham along with thulasi leaves. On other days, he used
 to powder the dry leaves fallen from the Holy Fig tree and consume
 the same. Such was his Vairaghyam.

 Sishya paramapara:- He remained deeply dedicated to the sampradayam
 and placed Srimad Andavan sampradayam on a firm footing and as a
 beacon light to thirsty aspirants. Upon Lord Ranganatha's command to
 take disciples, and disseminate and propagate the Philosophy, several
 persons became His Disciples, and became erudite scholars and
 preceptors. Some of them were

 1) Thirupputkuzhi Appa 2) Mannargudi Gopalanna 3) Vyakaranam
 Rangachariar 4) Meemisal Narasimhachariar 5) Chinnamu Rangachariar 6)
 Thirunelveli Gopalasamudram Narayanachariar 7) Shamala Chakravarthi
 and 8) Purisai Nadathur Rangachariar.

 Sri Srinivasa Raghavachariar's (Periandavan's) asrama sweekaram took
 place around 1828. He observed Chathurmasyams for 55 years and he
 adorned thirunadu in subhanu varusham thai masam - krishna
 thrayodhasi thithi(1884-Jan-Feb)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

A book on the great Hindu Tradition

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
                            Srimath Azhagiasingar blessing the author

Forwarded Message -----
From: Sarma Sastrigal
Sent: Thursday, 1 March 2012 4:38 PM
Subject: The Great Hindu Tradition

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A very impressive aspect of the book is that provisions of sastras have been clearly and forcefully presented in some cases supported by good arguments.
The book covers a vast ground and serves as a good source of basic information to modern English knowing youth, who are completely ignorant of our glorious tradition..."
I will be obliged if you could get a copy for yourself to go throught it and help me in popularising further the book by informing the details about the book to your friends/contacts.
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Sarma Sastrigal