Announcements and Events
Tiru Adhyayanotsavam Celebrations at Bengaluru Mutt, Dec 25, 20 – Jan 16, 21
The annual Tiru_Adhyayanotsavam function was celebrated at Bengaluru Mutt from Dec 25, 2020 through Jan 16, 2021. As in the past, it was well participated by bhagavatas by reciting the naalaayira divya prabandham during the 21 days. The highlight of the function was the august presence of our Acharyan HH Srimad Parakala Swamy at the Mutt during this entire period. Though the number of participants this year had been limited by the local COVID19 restrictions in force, there was no lack of enthusiasm among those who participated in the recitals. The utsavam included tadeeyaaradhanais and grand celebrations of Azhvar Moksham and Andal Kalyanam functions.
HH Srimad Parakala Swamy Bengaluru Tirumala Vijayam December 2020 – March 2021
HH Srimad Parakala Swamy is now in Bengaluru. Last month he visited Tirumala and performed Mangalashasanam to Sri Srinivasa and attended the Svarna Ratha utsavam. He also visited the Hayagriva Sannidhi of Tirumala Parakala Mutt and inspected the completed renovation work at the lodgings. At Bengaluru, the Acharyan blessed the starting of the Tiru Adhyayayanotsavam at Bengaluru Mutt and blessed remotely online the commencement of Tiru Adhyayanaotsavam at the Parakala Ashram at Charlotte, USA.
At Bengaluru, he has been gracing daily with his presence the various utsavams at the Mutt. He welcomed HH Srimad Andavan Swamy at the Mutt and visited HH Sriman Nararayana Jeer at the Yatiraja Matham in Malleswaram and performed mangalashasanam to Sri Sampathkumara PerumAL. He participated in the Annual Hayagriva Homam in January 2021. He has been administering samaashrayanams and bharanyaasams to a number of devotees at the Mutt.
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Tiru Adhyayanotsavam Celebrations at Parakala Ashram & Lakshmi Hayagriva Sannidhi, Charlotte, NC. Dec 25, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021
We are happy to announce that with the Anugraham of our Acharyan, we successfully celebrated the Fourth Annual Tiru Adhyayanotsavam at our Charlotte Ashram from Dec 25, 2020 – Jan 16, 2021. Because of the restrictions due to COVID 19, the celebrations were restricted to a small group of reciters at the Ashram but more than 40 reciters from remote locations joined online on many days making the whole function an enjoyable experience. We thank all the participants who made this function a great success. We are especially grateful to our Aradhakar Sri Ranganath Bhattar, and the local c-ordinators at Charlotte, NC for planning and organizing the function efficiently.
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Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva Sancharam in Texas. Nov 7 – Dec 12, 2020.
Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva arrived in Dallas TX on Nov 7 from Cincinnati, OH for a six- week stay. Several devotees invited PerumAL to their houses for celebrating Tirumanjanams and Dolotsavams. Because of he prevailing pandemic, all functions were restricted to members of the household in each case. However, most of the functions were on Zoom and were participated remotely by a large group of devotees. PerumAL visited Austin during the Thanksgiving week. Again there were several functions at devotee homes. The highlight of the Austin sancharam was the performance of the Hayagriva and Sudarshana homams during weekend for the welfare of the country during the difficult times people are going through. Several devotees sponsored these homams from local as well as far-off areas. PerumAL returned to Dallas during the week after Thanksgiving. There were some more functions celebrated at Dallas during the weekend. PerumAl left by car on Dec 12 and after an overnight stay at Atlantareturned to the Ashram at Charlotte, NC on Dec 13.
Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva Sancharam in the US Midwest. Sept 11 – Nov 6, 2020
The Sancharam of Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva in the Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, OH and Detroit areas which began on September 11, 2020 was completed on November 6, 2020 with a week-long visit to Charlotte during the last week of September for the celebration of Swami Desikan’s Tirunakshatram at the Ashram on September 27. Because of the Pandemic situation, all the functions were restricted to household members only with no outside guests present. In some cases, the functions were streamed so outside devotees would have an opportunity to participate remotely. The functions were nevertheless enjoyed by the hosts. The highlight of the sancharam was a delightful a 5-hour recital session of Swami Desikan’s Padukasahasram held in Cincinnati. Several reciters and other devotees participated remotely on line at this function also. PerumAL traveled from Cincinnati to Dallas, TX on Nov 7, where He will stay till December 12 before returning to Charlotte.
We thank all the participants for their co-operation in making this sancharam safe and still enjoyable. We also thank the bhagavatas who painstakingly drove long distances to transfer PerumAL by car instead of by flight. For Photos from some of the functions, please visit the links below.
CINCINNATI DETROIT CHARLOTTE, NC (Desikan TN)
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