Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dhanur Maasa aaraadanam pictures

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Please find link for a few pictures taken yesterday morning during Dhanur Maasa aaraadanai, for your viewing pleasure.

R Srinivasan

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PPT presentation on Andavan College, Srirangam

                                  Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

In connection with the forthcoming sathabisheka function of Srimath Andavan, a ppt presentation on Andavan College in Srirangam, as prepared by Shri R Rajagopal, National Committe Chairman of Andavan ashramam. Here is the link for the same and enjoy viewing

R Srinivasan,

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dhanur month Panchanga Sangraham

                                      Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Panchanga Sangraham-- Dhanur Maasam-- Dec. 2014--jan. 2015

Margazhi Dec./Jan day Event
1 16/12/2014 Tue Maasa Pirappu- Dhanur Month Aradanam begins at 2 00 PM
3 18/12/2014 Thu Sarva Ekadasi
4 19/12/2014 Fri Mahapradosham
6 21/12/2014 Sun Sarva Amavasai,
Thondaradipodi Azhwar TN
7 22/12/2014 Mon Pagal Paththu Uthsavam begins
9 24/12/2014 Wed Sravana Vratham
17 1/1/2015 Thu English New Year-- Vaikunta Ekadasi
Raappathu begins
18 2/1/2015 Fri Mahapradosham
27 11/1/2015 Sun Koodaarai Vellum pasuram
30 14/1/2015 Wed Bhogi pandigai
Thai 1 15/01/2015 Thu PONGAL Pandigai

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Karthigai Maasa Panchanga Sangraham

                                   Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Karthigai Maasa Panchanga Sangraham Nov./Dec Day
1 17/11/2014 Mon Karthigai Maasa Pirappu
2 18/11/2014 Tue Sarva Ekadasi
5 21/11/2014 Fri Bodayana Amavasai
6 22/11/2014 Sat Amavasai Tharpanam
11 27/11/2014 Thu Sravana Vratham
18 4/12/2014 Thu Mahapradosham
19 5/12/2014 Fri Tirumangai Azhwar Tirunakashatram
20 6/12/2014 Sat Pournami-Tirukkarthigai Pandigai
Rohini-Tiruppanazhwar TN
27 13/12/2014 Sat Magam- Chinnandavan TN
1 16/12/2014 Tue Dhanur Maasa Pirappu
3 18/12/2014 Thu Sarva Ekadasi
4 19/12/2014 Fri Mahapradosham
6 21/12/2014 Sun Sarva Amavasai
Kettai- Thondaradipodi Azhwar TN
R Srinivasan,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Aippasi ( Thula ) maasa Panchanga Sangraham

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Aippasi( Thula) Masa Panchanga Sangraham
As compiled by Vaikuntavasi U Ve Vaduvur Ganapadi Srinivasa Desikachariar
1 18/10/2014 Sat Thula Maasa Pirappu-- Pravesa Tharapanam
2 19/10/2014 Sun Sarva Ekadasi
4 21/10/2014 Tue Past midnight- Naraka Chaturthi Snanam
6 23/10/2014 Thu Sarva Amavasai
12 29/10/2014 Wed Senai Mudaliar Tirukkurugai Piarn Pillan TNs.
14 31/10/2014 Fri Sravanam Vratham,Poigai Azhwar TN
15 1/11/2014 Sat Bhoothathazhwar TN-- Avittam
16 2/11/2014 Sun Peyazhwar TN--- Sadayam
17 3/11/2014 Mon Sarva Ekadasi
18 4/11/2014 Tue Mahapradosham--Srimath Tiruturaipoondi Andavan TN
1 17/11/2014 Mon Vrushchika maasa Pravesam-- Tarpanam
2 18/11/2014 Tue Sarava Ekadasi
4 20/11/2014 Thu Mahapradosham
5 21/11/2014 Fri Bodayana amavasai
6 22/11/2014 Sat Amavasai
R Srinivasan

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Links for Pavithrothsavam at kanchipuram

Sreemathe RangaRamanauja Mahadesikaya Namaha

In continuation to my earlier email on the subject, please find below the links for the picasa link photos as well as youtube videos, taken on 13th Sept. at Kanchipuram, during the annual pavithrothsavam

In both , you may also see the Chatari Mariyadhai being offred to Srimath Ahobila Mutt Jeer, who made a one day visit to Kanchipuram, on His way to Ahobilam and there on upto Muktinath
R Srinivasan,

Kanchipuram Sri Deva Perumal Koil Pavithrothsavam

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Pavithrothsavam at Sri Deva Perumal Koil at Kanchipuram is under way. I took some pictures of the event on the evening of 13th Sept., 2014. Please enjoy viewing by clicking on the link as below.
This was the day in which Srimath Azhagiyasinger also visited for a day at Kanchipuram, while on his way to Ahobilam. In the pictures, you may see the Chatari Mariyadai being conferred to H.H. at the Temple.
In Pavithrothsavam, Veda Parayana Ghoshti is a occasion in which nearly 2 hours per session per day for 7 days is happening in front of Deva Perumal. I just recorded and copiled them as playlist in Ashramam youtube channel. You can access both photos and videos by visiting Ashramam web site and click on photos as well as youtube, as one point access.
R Srinivasan,

Purattasi Maasam Panchanga Sangraham

 Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Purattasi Maasa Panchanga Sangraham

Compliled in Tamil by Late Sri Vaduvur Ganapadi Srinivasa Desikachariar Swamy

( for information to the readers. With deep regrets we announce that the respected above Author recently passed away at Vaduvur)
Puarattasi dates appear in the first column

1.   17-09-14      Wed    Purattasi Maasa Pirappu
3    19-09-14       Fri     Smartha Ekadasi
4    20-09-14       Sat     Vaishnava Ekadasi
5    21-09-14       Sun    Mahapradosham
7    23-09-14       Tue    Sarva Mahalaya Amavasai
9    25-09-14       Thu    Navarathri Uthsavam begins
16  02-10-14       Thu    Tirukkudanthai Desikan Tirunakshatram
17  03-10-14       Fri      Sravana Vratham, Sri Vaishnava Mahanavami
18  04-10-14       Sat      Sri Vaishnava Vijaya Dasami
-      -                   -        Swamy Desikan Tirunakshataram
20  06-10-14       Mon   Mahapradosham
21  07-10-14       Tue    Srimath Aakkoor Andavan's 135th Tirunakshatram
22  08-10-14       Wed   Chandra Grahanam- Please refer to Purattasi month
--      --                 --       Sri Ranganatha Paduka for details on Anshtanam during
--      --                --        Period
1   18-10-14        Sat     Aippasi -- Thulaa Maasa pravesam
2   19-10-14         Sun   Sarva Ekadasi
4   21-10-14         Tue   Beyond mid night Narakachaturthi Snanam.
5   22-10-14         Wed  DEEPAVALI pandigai
6   23-10-14         Thu   Sarva Amavasai 

R Srinivasan

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kanchipuram Sri Deva Perumal Temple Pavithrothsavam

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Pavithrothsavam at Sri Deva Perumal Koil at Kanchipuram is under way. I took some pictures of the event on the evening of 13th Sept., 2014. Please enjoy viewing by clicking on the link as below.

This was the day in which Srimath Azhagiyasinger also visited for a day at Kanchipuram, while on his way to Ahobilam. In the pictures, you may see the Chatari Mariyadai being conferred to H.H. at the Temple.
In Pavithrothsavam, Veda Parayana Ghoshti is a occasion in which nearly 2 hours per session per day for 7 days is happening in front of Deva Perumal. I just recorded and copiled them as playlist in Ashramam youtube channel. You can access both photos and videos by visiting Ashramam web and click on photos as well as youtube, as one point access.
R Srinivasan,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

News update from Srirangam Periyashramam

  Sreemathe RangaRamanuja mahadesikaya Namaha

His Holiness Sri RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan's 26th Chaturmasya Sankalpam has just been

 completed and H H has reached Thenbirai , near Mannargudifor Uththanam. Today Aavani 

Pooarattathi Vazhuthur Andavan and Therazhundur Andavan Tirunakshatrams were 

celebrated at Thenpirai. Thenbirai Andavan,Sri Ranganatha Mahadesikan's Tirunakshatram 

also comes off on Aavani Revathi, on 11th Sept. at his birth place itself.

During his stay in Periyashramam in Srirangam, H H found time in the early mornings to make 

a walk around Gho Saalai, located at the nearby Chinna Ashramam , to see by Himself the 

health and living conditions of nearly 75 cows with calves are protected there. From there H.H. 

proceeds to River Vada Tirukkaveri ( Kollidam ), for Snaanam. It is nice to see that this year 

there is flow of water in the river.

I am  attaching with this a few photographs taken on 6th and 7th September at Srirangam. You 

may please view and enjoy.

1. Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam, Srimath Andavan blessing visiting devotees, on 6th Sept.,2014-09-09
 2.  Srimath Andavan at Kollidam Theertha Snaanam on 7th Sept.,2014-09-09
 3. Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam, flower arrangement for aaraadanam on 7th Sept.,2014
R Srinivasan

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sri Ranganatha Paduka Subscription informations

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam
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Aavani month Panchanga sangraham

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Aavani month Panchanga Sangraham
complied by Sri U Ve Vaduvur Ganapadi Srinivasa Desikachariar swamy

1 Aavani       17-08-2014     Sun    Aavani Maasa Pirappu
5 Aavani       21-08-2014     Thu    Sarva Ekadasi
6 Aavani       22-08-2014      Fri     Mahapradosham
9 Aavani       25-08-2014      Mon  Sarva Amavasai 
12 Aavani     28-08-2014      Thu   Mysore Andavan's 106th 
13 Aavani     29-08-2014     Fri    Saamopakarma
19 Aavani     04-09-2014     Thu  Kadanthethi Andavan 's 186th 
Tirunakshatram-- Moolam
20 Aavani     05-08-2014     Fri    Sarva Ekadasi
21 Aavani     06-08-2014     Sat    Sravanam Sravana Dwadasi,
Mahapradosham-- Aavani Tiruvadirai uthsavam at Tirukkudanthai,
Salem and Hosur
24 Aavani     09-09-2014      Tue  Vazhuthur Anadavan, Therazhundur
Andavan Tirunakshatram-- Poorattathi Beginning of Maalaya Paksham
26 Aavani     11-09-2014     Thembarai Andavan 129th Tirunakshatram--
28 Aavani    13-09-2014      Mahabharani
30 Aavani    15-09-2014      Munithrya(Andavan Ashramam) Sri Jayanthi
31 Aavani    16-09-2014      Madhyashtami
01 Purattsi   17-09-2014     Purattasi Maasa Pirappu-- Purattasi Tiruvadirai 
Uthsavam-- Kalyanapuram, Coimbatore and Srimushnam 
03 Purattasi  19-09-2014     Smartha Ekadasi
04 Purattsi    20-09-2014     Vaishnava Ekadasi
05 Purattsi    21-09-2014     Mahapradosham  
R Srinivasan  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aadi Maasa Sravana Tirumanjanam at Villivakkam Ashramam Koil

 Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Srimath Andavan Ashramam Koil at Villivakkam, Chennai is popularly known as Sri Padmavathi Nayika Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil . This is located in Tirumangalam Road and is very popular among the local residents.Notable feature in this Temple is that Sri Padmavathi Thaayaar vigraham is installed along with Sri Srinivasa perumal in the Garba Graham. You can enjoy serthi sevai pf Perumal with Thaayaar rightthrough the year. Every Sravanam Moolavar Sri Srinivasa Perumal enjoys Tirumanjanam along with Sri Padmavathi Thaayaar. This is THE DEEP VISION OF OUR ACHARYAN, and there will be no such thing happens antwhere else in the world itself, as mostly Thaayaar Sannathi is installed separately any where else.

Just impress on this happening to our yahoogroup members, I have captured through mu i-Phone, some pictures and alsovery short video clips, as a youtube play list, for all of you to enjoy. All of you are invited to see and enjoy this spectacle at any time of your convenience by viisting this wonderful temple of our Andavan Ashramam. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Srimath Andavan and a Trade Union Leader

   Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
I always bring out news about Andavan Ashramam and the events related to Ashramam.
But now, I would like to show a very interesting photograph taken by me. This is the photograph of a veteran Trade Union Leader, Sri N. Devarajan, sitting in his INTUC office, located in my Company, Brakes India Limited. Sri Devarajan is a well respected Trade unionist and holding very imporatant positions in INTUC both in the state and in the national level. He has earned a good name in this field from thousands of workers all over our Tamil Nadu.State.

 Why I bring out this piece of information is that he is an admirer of our Acharyan Sri RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan. He has met H.H. and got His blessings for his successful trade union career and it is actually happening. With our Acharyan's blessings, he is able keep thousands of families of workers to lead happy lives..

Right in his trade union office, he did not have any hesitation to display our Acharyan's picture, right above his seat, to make sure that he continue to get His blessings. That is the greatness of our Acharyan, as he guiding light of everyone in our humanity.
R Srinivasan
Visit is the one source for Srirangam Srimarh Andavan Ashramam.

Munithraya Sri Jayanthi

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

adiyen dasan.
On the niyamanam of HH Srimad Andavan, Sri Jagannathan swami, Ashrama Arathakar, informs that Munithraya Sri Jayanthi falls on September 15 Avani 30. Please wait for this month's Sri Ranganatha Paduka to read more on this decision.
Message received from Sri Raguveera Dayal
R Srinivasan

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Srirangam Periashramam event on 2nd Aug.2014

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

I made a visit to Srirangam Periyashramam today to be in Ashramam during the Chaturmasya Sankalpam period of His Holiness Srimushnam Andavan. I captured some short video clips, mainly to keep you all informed of the day to day happenings there. Some pictures are also taken and  I now give the you tube URLs. Picasa link for photographs is also given

H.H is camping here till 7th Sept. and sakalpa completion Uththanam will be on 8th Sept.
All of you are welcome to visit Ashramam during this period and also participate in the Thadheeyaaradanam being done every day for the visiting devotees.By contributing Rs 6000 , you can also be a donor for such Thadheeyaaradanam. This is great opportunity.If you need some more particulars, let me know and I will be pleased to reply.

For photographs the link is

R Srinivasan, is the common link for all Ashramam information channels

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kanchipuram Andavan Ashramam-- Aadi Tiruvadirai Celebrations

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

In continuation to my yesterday''s email about this month Tirunakshtra Celebrations held at Andavan Ashramam , Kanchipuram, I am giving below the youtube video playlist.
Please enjoy viewing.

R Srinivasan 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aadi Maasam Tiruvadirai-- events at Kanchipuram Ashramam

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Yesterday was Aadi Tiruvadirai. In connection with year round celebrations for 81st Sathabisheka Tirunakshatram, sishyas have scheduled at different Ashramam places, Tiruvadirai Maasa Tirunakshtram functions. As per that Aadi month is allocated to Kanchipuram and Uthiramerur Ashramams. I had the blessings of H.H. an opportunity to be in Kanchipuram on that day and join Sri Kunkumam Srinivasan, Malayankulam Ranganathan and his brother, Chennai Ashramam Manager Sri Sundarrajan, Kanchi Ashramam Manager Sri Narasimhan,Chaththarai Venkatavaradan along with nearly 200 devotees, to celebrate the event. Sri U Ve Yamunacharaiar conducted Sri Venugopalan Tirumanjanam on that day. Among the Ghoshti we had Purisai Vaathiyaar brothers, Sri Deva Perumal sannathi Archakars and Kainkaryabarars.

I am attaching with this picasa link photos now and will it up with youtube video links later.

R Srinivasan.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Report from Andavan Ashramam

 Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
With the blessings of His Holiness, management committee of Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam has drawn out a year long programme to celebrate Sathabishekam of Srimushnam Andavan, which is coming of in the next Vaikasi Tiruvadirai, which comes off on 21st May, 2015. As per that every month on Tiruvadirai day, special functions are arranged at different Ashramam premises all over India, on a rotation basis. We give below the schedule of activities, as information to all of you. Ashramam invites devotees to take note of the dates and attend  the celebrations at any of those places, as per their convenience. The most important event will be held in Srirangam Periashramam, whcih come soff on Vaikasi Tiruvadirai day on 21st May, 2015. Please make sure to be present there, a couple of days before itself and enjoy participating in the momentous event. Plan to make travel bookings as well as for your stay. Ashramam will come out at the appropriate time the list places, where accomodation can be provided . In addition a list of lodges can be identified, their addresses and contact numbers can be prepared and circulated. Our National Committee Chairman Shri RR will be working on these and will be communicating to you all.
Please find below the schedule of events for the whole year
                                                  Place 1                                Place 2                        Place 3
25-07-2014 Aadi                   Kanchipuram                    Uthiramerur
21-08-2014     Aavani              Tirukkudanthai                Salem                         Hosur
17-09-2014     Purattasi           Kalyanapuram                Coimbatore                  Srimushanm
15-10-2014     Purattasi           Vaduvur                          Tirukkurungudi
11-11-2014     Aippasi             Hyderabad                      Neyveli
08-12-2014     Karthigai          Dombivili                        Terazhundur
04-01-2015     Margazhi           Delhi                               Vazhuthur                    Melkottai              
01-02-2015     Thai                  Tirumalai                         Velamur
28-02-2015     Maasi               Tiruvaheendrapuram      Azhwartirunagari
27-03-2015     Panguni           Tiruppullani                     Royampettai
24-04-2015     Chithirai          Chennai                           Thenpirai  

R Srinivasan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Aadi month Panchanga sangraham

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha.

Panchanga Sangraham for Jaya Varusham Aadi Maasam

By Sri U.Ve.Vaduvur Veeravalli Ganapadi Srinivasa Desikachariar Swamy

17-07-2014 Aadi 1 Thu Aadi Pandigai. ( Maasa Pirappu Tharpanam on 16/07/2014 itself)
22-07-2014 Aadi 6 Tue Sarva Ekadasi
24-07-2014 Aadi 8 Thu Mahapradosham
26-07-2014 Aadi 10 Sat Aadi sarva Amavasai
30-07-2014 Aadi 14 Wed Tiruvadippooram, Sri Aandal birth day
03-08-2014 Aadi 18 Sun 18m perukku
07-08-2014 Aadi 22 Thu Sarva Ekadasi
08-08-2014 Aadi 23 Fri Mahapradosham
09-08-2014 Aadi 24 Sat Sri Aalavandar Tirunakshatram
10-08-2014 Aadi 25 Sun Rig&Yajur Upakarama 
11-08-2014 Aadi 26 Mon Gayathri Japam
15-08-2014 Aadi 30 Fri Therazhundur Andavan kainkaryam
17-08-2014 Aavani 1 Sun Aavani Maasa Pirappu
21-08-2014 Aavani 5 Thu Sarva ekadasi
22-08-2014 Aavani 6 Fri Mahapradosham.

R Srinivasan. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Report from Periyashramam at Srirangam

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Tomorrow is the beginning of 26th Chaturmasya Sankalpam of H.H. Sri Rangaramanuja Mahadesikan, Srimushnam Andavan. This year H.H. has chosen Srirangam Periyashramam. Today on the previous day, 11th July,2014, prepartions are afoot for the celebrations, devotees have started assembling in large numbers, including a few from US,Sri Raman Aravamudhan and Sri Poondi Ramanujam with his family members.I have taken a few snaps of the days events.Perumal Paduka aaraadanam, Theertha Ghoshti, Srimath Kadanthethi Andavan Maasa Tirunakshatram, Tirumanjanam at His Brindavanam at Chinna Ashramam, other Acharya Brindavanms there, Cows Sheds at Chinnashramam. Here the picasa web photos. Please enjoy viewing.

R Srinivasan