Srimathe Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha: Srimathe Srinivasa Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha: Srimathe Vedantha Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha: Sri Bhoomineela Padmavathi Naayika Sametha Sri Srinivasa Parabrahmane Namaha. SRIRANGAM SRIMAD ANDAVAN PERIASHRAMAM’s SRI BALAJI MANDIR
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Srimathe Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha: Srimathe Srinivasa Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha:
Srimathe Vedantha Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha:
Sri Bhoomineela Padmavathi Naayika Sametha Sri Srinivasa Parabrahmane Namaha
SRIRANGAM SRIMAD ANDAVAN PERIASHRAMAM’s
SRI BALAJI MANDIR
GOGRASWADI, DOMBIVLI EAST 421 201. TEL : (0251) 2453081
E-mail : [email protected]
2007 – 08 – Silver Jubilee Year
102nd Thirunakshatram Celebrations
H.H. SRIMAD THIRUKKUDANTHAI ANDAVAN
SRIMAD VEDANTA RAMANUJA MAHADESIKAN
(Sarvajit Varusham – Panguni – Pushyam)
13.03.2008 to 17.03.2008
102nd Thirunakshatram Celebrations ofSrimath Vedanta Ramanuja MahadesikanMarch, 17, 2008 (Sarvajit – Panguni – Pushyam)AN INVITATION TO ALL SEVARTHIS
Srimath Vedhantha Ramanuja Munikarunalabdha Vedhantha Yugmam Srimath Srivasa Yogeeswara Gurupadhayorarpithaswathma Bharam Srimath Sri Ranganathahvaya Munikrupaya Praptha Mokshasramam tham Srimath Vedhantha Ramanuja Munimaparam Samsraye Desikendram
By the Grace of the Divya Dhampathis and the Poorvacharyas, the 102nd Thirunakshatram (Birthday) of H.H. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan will be celebrated under the guidance of H.H. Srimath Srimushnam Andavan at our Dombivli Ashram, Sri Balaji Mandir, Gograswadi, Dombivli East, from Thursday 13th to Monday 17th March, 2008.
There will be Parayanams (recitation) of Rig, Yajur, Sama Vedas, 4000 verses Prabandha, Grantha Parayanams and the holiest of holy Sri Paduka Sahasram on all the five days the celebrations will culminate on 17th March, 2008.
H.H. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan, the 9th Peetathipathi of the Ashramam:
Sri Vedantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan, who took Srirangam Srimath Andavan Periasramam, to glorious heights of growth, spreading it literally across length and breadth of the country. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan was born in a small village called “ Karukudi” (situated next to Thirukkandiyur in Tanjore district) in the banks of river Kaveri in the Prabhava year - Panguni month –with Pushyam as his birth star - ( 1907) to Sri. U.Ve. Padmanabhachariar and Komalavalli Devi. He was named as “Srinivasaraghavan”. He was fondly called by everybody as ‘Kannan swami”. He stood as a paragon, gaining extensive knowledge in all the sastras. He also qualified for Sanskrit Sironmani from Thiruvaiyaru Sanskrit college. Whenever Nammandavan and Engalandavan visited Thirukkudanthai in their respective times, Sri Kannan Swami performed Kalakshepams on Adhyatma Sastras under their lotus feet. H.H. was the greatest exponent of Sri Andal’s Tiruppavai, Srimath Ramayanam and Srimath Bhagavatham. His Kalakshepams / Upanyasams on practically on all subjects, especially Sri Bhagavath Visayam, captivated thousands over two generations cutting across the barriers of Sampradaayam. Great Vidwans travelled with him on His Yatra to hear His Anugraha Bashanams and teachings. It simply mesmerized the listeners who were always seeking more at the end of His upanyasams. As a parent, Swami performed his duties very well by giving good education to his children and led his gruhastasrama in a blessed manner.
His Holiness took to ascetic order as H.H. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan, the 9th Peetathipathi of our Ashramam, on Subhaksri – Panguni – 23rd Magham – Shukla Dwadasi, on 5th April, 1963. Sri Kannan Swami started on a Padayatra, immediately after ascending the Peetam, to all Divya Desams and other Kshetrams throughout Bharatha Desam covering over 40,000 kms over the next 23 years. H.H. set up various Asramams in places very far away from South India. During His time, Srimath Andavan Asramam grew leaps and bounds throughout the country. This was truly a golden period in the annals of the Asramam. H.H. built temples at Dombivli, Jayanagar, Neyveli, New Delhi, Desikan Sannathi at Srirangam, etc and built 2nd tier of the huge Rajagopuram in Srirangam at the then cost of Rs.15 lakhs. Just before ascending the Peetam, H.H. started our religious journal “Sri Ranganathan Paduka”. Today it has a circulation of almost 6,000 and is an authoritative publication on Sri Vaishnavaite Philosophy. He started Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya in 1967 at Kanchipuram for the study of Vedas and Prabhandams. Today there are 10 Public Trusts run by the different centers of the Asramam. During His reign, the Ashramam was itself recognized by the Central Government as a Public Religious Charitable Trust under sec. 10.23.c(iv) of the Income-tax Act. H.H. established an Ayurvedic Dispensary in 1977, today it is planned to be expanded into a college of Ayurveda.
H.H. started the annual “Paduka Vidwath Sadas” 40 years ago; it is today a ‘not to be missed’ annual event for the Vidwans’. H.H.Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan observed 26 Chathurmasyams spanning 26 years from 1963 to 1989 and reached Thirunadu on Vibhava Varusham – Panguni Madham - Krishna Panjami day (10-04-1989) with a message that His successor would fulfill His dreams and initiate many more projects that even He did not think of.
Prakritam Srimath Andavan, Sri Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikan (Srimushnam Andavan) took to Holy Orders on 1st June 1989. H.H. has built Ashramams in 15th centers over the past 18 years, has renovated almost all Ashramams built by His Poorvacharyas, has on His own, built new / renovated the existing Temples including the massive Rs.1.25 crore renovation of our Sri Balaji Mandir at Dombivli. The Temple consecrated by Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan in the year 1982 is celebrating Silver Jubilee this year. The celebrations started with a Maha Sudarshana Homam on Sri Sudarshana Jayanti is culminating now with the Thirunakshatram celebrations of His Holiness. Earlier during the Birth Centenary Year of His Holiness, a Koti Sahasranama Archanai was performed in the Temple. During this silver jubilee year, every month Upanyasams by renowned scholars were conducted. Also, all Utsavams viz. Navaratri Utsavam, Annakoot Utsavam, Dhanur Masa Iraa Pathu/Pagal Pathu Utsavams, Thayar Utsavam and Pratishtadina Brahmotsavam were conducted in a most befitting manner.
We are fortunate and blessed to be guided by Srimath Sri Srimushnam Andavan all the celebrations during the year. It is very apt that H.H. wishes that the 102nd Thirunakshatram of Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan be celebrated with great reverence and simplicity. The celebrations starts on 13th March, 2008, with daily Parayanams (recitation) by more than 200 Vidwans from all over India, of Rig, Yajur, Sama Vedas, 4000 Divya Prabhandham, Granta Parayanams and the most important Sri Paduka Sahasram. On the Panguni Pushyam day i.e. the Monday the 17th of March, 2008 – the Thirunakshatram of Srimath Sri Thirukkudanthai Andavan, apart from Periya Satrumurai there will be an Anugraha Bhashan of Prakritam Srimath Andavan. We are also planning to have various cultural evenings with Bharata Natyam, Vocal Concerts, etc. at the Temple in the presence of H.H on all the five days. More than 200 Vidwans from all over India and representatives from all branches of the Ashramam are expected to participate in the celebrations. His Holiness desires that all sevarthis, regardless of their economic status, should have access to the Blessings of the Poorvacharyas during these celebrations without exception. The provisional expenses for the celebrations are estimated at Rs. 15 lakhs.
A colourful souvenir with important and informative articles together with Photographs of Divya Kshetrams, Acharyas, will be released by His Holiness on this auspicious occasion.
All sishyas / devotees are requested to participate overwhelmingly in the Thirunakshatram Celebrations and be the recipient of His blessings and also of our Poorvacharyas. Donations in cash / kind / advertisement (order form overleaf) in the souvenir are solicited. For sponsoring of all the five days or for one day Ubhayam, Cheque and demand drafts be drawn in favour of S.S.A.P.SRI BALAJI MANDIR Payable at DOMBIVLI
Vaduvoor Srinivasa Desikachariar
Srikaryam & Vice President of the Temple
2nd February 2008.
To celebrate the 102nd Thirunakshatram of Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan and the Silver Jubilee year of the Dombivli Ashram, Sri Balaji Mandir, and also the cultural programme from 13th to 17th March, 2008, we propose to bring out an informative colourful souvenir. This will be released by Prakritam Srimath Sri Srimushnam Andavan on Monday the 17th March, 2008.
As is well-known the cost is being met from generous contributions from our Patrons, Well-wishers and devotional public in general. We earnestly solicit your contribution to complete the silver jubilee year celebrations, which is culminating with the 102nd Thirunakshatram celebrations in a befitting manner by booking advertisement space in the souvenir. The tariff for the same has been kept to the minimum so that many astikas can contribute liberally. Please fill in the order form and send it with the advertisement matter / positive, etc. and the crossed cheque / DD may pleas e be prepared in favour of ‘SSAP Sri Balaji Mandir’.
TariffSpecifications of the souvenir
Back outer cover Rs.10000Overall size24 cms X 18 cms
Inside cover Rs. 6000Print Area20 cms X 15 cms
Colour page Rs. 2500
Full page Rs. 1000Banner Display – Rs. 10,000
Half page Rs. 750
The Hon. Secretary
SSAP Sri Balaji Mandir
Gograswadi, Dombivli East 421 201.
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