Monday, March 31, 2014

108th Tirunakshatram of Tirukkudanthai Andavan

Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan---Sri Vedantha Ramanuja Mahadesikan
108th Tirunakshatram-- Panguni Pushyam-- 9th April,2014.

Celebrations will be at Chennai Ashramam in the presence oh Prakirtham Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam

(The information given below is in addition to the detailed one in Chapter 10 of Guru Parampara)

During the reign of H.H. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan from 1963 to 1989, branches of our Ashramam were established in New Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Hyderabad, Bangalore(Sripuram), Bangalore(Jayanagar), Neyveli, Melkote, Rishikesh, Kumbakonam, Uppiliappan Sannathi, Tirumalai (Tirupathi) . New temples were built ,as attached to the Ashramam at the following places.1)New Delhi--Sri Vaikuntanatha Perumal Temple, 2)Dombivili (Bombay)--Sri Balaji Temple , 3)Hyderabad--Sri Mahalakshmi,Sri Mahavishnu Temple, 4)Bangalore,Sripuram--Sri Srinivasa Perumal,Sri Padmavati Thayar Temple, 5)Bangalore,Jayanagar--Sri Andal, Sri Rangamannar Temple .In some of the locations marriage halls are attached to the Asramam

Several old temples were renovated. H.H. Srimath Andavan undertook the construction of the massive second tier of the South Rajagopuram at Srirangam at the cost of over Rs. 12 lakhs. The Sarangapani temple chariot at Kumbakonam was repaired at a cost of Rs. 7.5 lakhs and the car festival was resumed in 1984 after a gap of 48 years. A few Ayurvedic dispensary was established in 1975 to afford free treatment to the poorer sections. The Acharya traversed throughout Bharat to bless the sishyas at their places covering over 40,000 kms. by padayatra only. The most notable achievement of the Acharya was the establishment of the Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidhyalaya which has recently completed his silver jubilee. In His poorvashramam days H.H. is popularly known as Sri Kannan Swamigal . H.H. has delivered several Upanyasams and Kalakshepams and were will attended everytime. His uanyasams on Sri Andal's Thiruppavai were so rich in our sampradaya matters,even now many of His Sishyas who were trained by Him for delivering discourses are quoting profusely from what they were taught by Him.His Holiness definitely has given us a few sishyas to continue the tradition of delivering discourses.Every year in the month of Panguni ,Sri Paduka ViharaVidwat Sadas is held ,to coinside H.H.'s thirunakshatram day when several Ubaya Vedanta vidwans participate and get honouredunder the presence of our Acharya.His Holiness Kaalakshepams on Sri Bhagawat Vishayam appeared as a series in the Ashramam Magazine Sri Ranganatha Paduka and are now availble in book forms at the Ashramam in Madras. These volumes will be a very valuable additions to home libraries of devotees.

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