Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Srimath Andavan Sankalpam Photos

                                    Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Please find below the picasaweb link photos tken on the occasion of 25th year Chaturmasya sankalpam of Srirangam Srimath Andavan held on 22nd July, 2013 at Tirumalai. Please look for complete coverage of the evnt in the forthcoming issue of Sri Ranganatha Paduka monthly magazine of our Ashramam. For subscriptions please visit our Ashramam web site www.andavan.org .


R Srinivasan

Monday, July 29, 2013

Srimath Andavan's 25th Chaturmasya Sankalpam- Photos- 22July,2013

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Srimath Andavan Chaturmasya Sankalpam

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Please find thelinks for video coverage of Chaturmasya Sankalpam of Sri RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan, held on 22nd July, 2013 at Tirumalai.

R Srinivasan

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Srimath Andavan at Tirumala

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Two major events of Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam in the current month went through very well.

The first one was commencement of silver jubilee of (25th year ) of Chaturmasya Sankalpam of His Holiness Sri RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan.This was on Monday, 22nd July,2013

The second event was Mangalaasaasanam of His Holiness at Tiruvenkatamudayan Sannathi. This was on 23rd July, 2013.

I was fortunate to attend both the functions along with several hundreds of devotees assembled in the Hill station of Tirumala.

There used to be saying that 108 divyadesa Perumals were very much eager to have paasurams on them from Swamy Nammazhwar and in this age, Sri Tiruvenkatamudayan was very eager to the same thought , an Yatheeswarar to have His 25th Silver jubilee of Chaturmasya sankalapam at His abode of Tirumala. There was an earlier decision to have this years Sankalpam in Bangalore, but due to the will of Tiruvenkatamudayan, H H bowed to that and came to Tirumala. As the saying goes, H H is the first Achrayan ( other than Sthala Jeer Swamins ) to perform the Chaturmasya Vratham at the abode of Lord Srinivasan. H H has arrived Tirumala after doing Mangalaasaasanam of Thaayaar Sannathi at Tiruchanur and also Sri Govindaraja Perumal at Tirupathi

This is really major event in the history of our Ashramam and the devotees greeted with all enthusiasm and attended to the event in several hundreds, I will say that not less than thousand. This is reflected in the next day's event also, as more than thousand devotees paid Rs 300 for TTD tickets, to join H H while Mangalaasaasanam takes place.

On 22nd Morning, many of the male members are able to enjoy Jeer Sathumurai at the Temple and then assemble at Ashramam from 9 AM. Aradanams were over and theertha Prasadams, were given and Cahatari was administered. All of us missed Sri Krishnamurthy Aradakar,perhaps he could not make it due to his age and health conditions.

The Sanlapam function has started in the central hall of Ashramam complex, with Mrithsankraham, sankalpam was administered by our Srikaryam's representative, Sri Vaduvoor Govindachar. This followed by Tirmudivilakkam, which took an hour . During this time, a few Ubhaya Vedantha Vidwans gave short discourses on the importance of this vratham and that too in Tirvenkatmudyan Sannathi. Sri Kaniyambakkam Devanathachar started the session, followed by Sri Vaduvoor Veeraraghavachar, Sri Tirupathi Ranganathachar, Sri Natteri Rajagopalachariar, Tirupathi Sri Somayaji.

At this silver jubilee event, H H annonced the making of 4 more Asthana Vidwans. They are Kaniambakkam Sri Devanathachariar, Natteri Sri Rajagoplachariar, Villoor Sri Karunakaracahariar and Thayaar Sri Lakshmanachariar

I took some audio clips of the short discourses and I will upload separately.

After the Sanklpam , all had sumptuous thadheeyaaraadanam arranged by Ashramam, with house full for atleast 3 batches.

Let me release this much report now and I will follow it up with a second report tomorrow. Some photographs have already appeared in the yahoogroup mail, about Mangalaasaasanam. I have other pictures , which I am trying to upload separately.

On the whole, both the days functions went off well.


R Srinivasan

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Srimath Andavan's Mangalasasanam at Tirumala

                                          Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Srimath Andavan will be performing Mangalasasanam of Tirumala Temple on 23rd July, 2013.
R Srinivasan.

Srimath Andavan Ashramam Calendar update

                                             Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

18-07-2013 Aadi  2 THu   Srimath Andavan departs for Tiruchanur
19-07-2013 Aadi  3 Fri Ekadasi Sarva Ekadasi. Srimath Andavan's Mangalasasanam at Sri Padmavathi Thaayaar Koil
20-07-2013 Aadi 4 Sat Dwadasi Srimath Andavan's Mangalasasanam at Sri Govindaraja Perumal Koil, Tirupathi. Later H.H arrives Tirumala Ashramam.
22-07-2013 Aadi  6 Mon Pournami Yathigalin Chaturmasya Sankalpam begins. Srimath Andavan performs this year at Tirumala Andavan Ashramam

Monday, July 15, 2013

PanchangaSangraham-- Aadi month

                                                 Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam Calendar for Vijaya Varusham, Aadi (maasam)Month

Ashramam Panchaanga Sangraham—, by Our Ashramam Srikaryam , Sri U. Ve. Vaduvur Veeravalli Desikachariar Swamy.

16-07-2013 Aani 32 Tue Aadi Maasa Pirappau Tharpanam Dakshinaayana Punya Kalam begins.
19-07-2013 Aadi 3 Fri Ekadasi Sarva Ekadasi
22-07-2013 Aadi 6 Mon Pournami Yathigalin Chaturmasya Sankalpam begins. Srimath Andavan performs this year at Tirumala Andavan Ashramam
27-07-2013 Aadi 11 Sat Panchami thithi Srimath Therazhundur Andavan kainkaryam
02-08-2013 Aadi 17 Fri Ekadasi Sarva Ekadasi
04-08-2013 Aadi 19 Sun Mahapradosham
06-08-2013 Aadi 21 Tue Amavasai Aadi Amavasai
09-08-2013 Aadi 24 FRi Pooram Tiruvaadippooram- Sri Andal Tirunakshatram
16-08-2013 Aadi 31 Fri Varalakshmi Vratham
17-08-2013 Aavani 1 Sat Ekadasi Start of Aavani month, Sarva Ekadasi
19-08-2013 Aavani 3 Mon Sravanam Sravna Vratham
20-08-2013 Aavani 4 Tue Rig, Yajur upakarma
21-08-2013 Aavani 5 Wed Gayathri Japam