Matham Functions

Past and Upcoming Functions at the Mutt Headquarters and Branches

April 28, 2020

Bhagvad Ramanuja and Maha Parakala Swamy Tirunakshatram Celebrations at Mysore Mutt, April 28, 2020
The 1003 rd Janma Dinam of Bhagavaad Ramanujacharya was celebrated on the April 28, 2020 at the Mysore Mutt. The functions were participated by a small number of essential Mutt staff and shishyas because of the current COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings of people. There were, however recitals and upanyasams arranged on line and over the telephone bridge for several days preceding the Tirunakshatram day. These were participated enthusiastically by a large number of devotees remotely from their own locations. The day also coincided with the Tirunakshatram of HH Maha Parkala Swamy (the 21st Peethadhipati) adding further significance to the celebrations for the shishya community. Details of upanyasams and tele-parayanams were disseminated over social networks to the devotees. For a few photos and videos from the occasion, please go to the following links.
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April 18-22, 2020

HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan Tirunakshatram Celebrations HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan’s Tirunakshatram will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Sri Parakala Mutt at Mysuru and all its branches. On account of the prevailing nation-wide lock-down in force at this time, there will be no gatherings of devotees at any of the locations. Instead. Sri Parakala Swami Mutt is organising E-Thirunakshatram Celebrations from April 18 -22, with telepaaraayana arrangement for bhagawathas to join and participate in recital and also web-telecast from Mysore and Bangalore Mutts. For details of the parayanam schedule, how you can join, and the syllabus of recitals, please CLICK here. UPDATE The Tirunakshtram celebration went as planned. One hundred to two hundred devotees participated in the recitals over the tele-bridge daily. Photographs and videos have been posted on the Mutt’s Facebook page.  An album containing a  limited number of photos and a few video clips can be seen by going to the following links. PHOTOS VIDEO PLAYLIST

Jan & Feb 2020

Bengaluru Parakala Mutt activities during Jan & Feb 2020
Bengaluru Parakala Mutt has been very busy during the last 2 months in a number of activities:
Dec 26 -Jan16: Annual Adhyayanotsavam with Vaikuntha Ekadashi on Jan 6 and Nammazhvar Moksham on Jan 14 was participated by close to 300 reciters of Nalayira Divya prabandham, DeshikaPrabandham and the Vedas. During the ira Pattu period, there were uapanyasamas by Sri U.Ve. Sridhar Acharya and U.Ve. Sri Vaduvur Veeraraghavacharya.. There was Bhagavata Tadeeyaradhani every day during the 21-day festival.
Jan14: Andal Kalyanam was celebrated in a grand manner.
HH Srimad Parakala Swamy arrived in Bengaluru towards the end of December. He administered Samashrayanam to several devotees.
The annual Hayagriva Homam was celebrated in grand manner in 2 sessions this year on Feb 9 and 16, with HH Parakala Swamy performing the Poornaahuti on both occasions. There were about 1300 students who participated in these homams and over 2000 people attended each session.
HH Parakala Swamy has also been participating in Hayagreeva Dolotsavams at devotee homes during his visit to Bengaluru this time. He is likely to return to Mysuru around the 24th of this month.
A large number of photos and videos of the above activities have already been circulated via WhatsApp. A selected set of photos in a Google Album can be seen at
by CLICKING HERE.

Aug 23, 2019

Sri Krishna Jayanti Celebrations at Mysore Mutt and Branches
Sri Krishna Jayanti was celebrated on Aug 23 in a grand manner at the Mysoe Mutt, as well as several of its branches. The celebrations included beautiful decorations with abharanams and toranams. Tirumanjanam was performed to Sri Krishna and a variety of bhakshanams were offeed to the the Divine Child at all these celebrations. An assorted collection of photos taken at these functions can be seen by visiting the KRISHNA JAYANTI ALBUM

Aug 14, 2019

Hayagagriva Jayanti Celebrations
Hayagriva Jayanti was enthusiatically celebrated at Parakala Mutt, Mysore and at all the mutt’s branches, including the recently started Parakal Ashram at Charlotte, Noth Carolina, USA. For an album of assoted photos from these celebrations, please see:
Photos from Mysuru, Bengaluru and Tuppul
Photos from Charlotte, USA

July 28, 2019

HH Parakala Swami’s Chaturmasya Vratam and other important events during the next five months (July-November 2019) at Mysuru.
HH Srimad Parakala Swami will be performing his 28th Chaturmasya Sankalpa Vratam starting from the Sunday, the 28th of July till Saturday the 14th September at Parakala Mutt, Mysuru..  Further, during the months of July – November, several important functions will be celebrated at the Mutt. These include Sri Hayagriva Jayanti, Swami Desikan Tirunakshatram, and the tirunakshatrams of several past acharyas. For the Programme and Invitation, please see
Programmme Announcements in Kannada and English

May 1 – June 30, 2019

Tirunakshatram  Celebrations at Mysuru Mutt during May and June 2019 May and June are busy months at the Mysuru Parakala Mutt celebrating several tirunakshatrams and utsavams. These include the Tirunakshatram of our Prastuta Acharyan HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan on May 3, and  the Tirunakshatrams of Bhagavat Ramunajacharya and Srimad HH Mahaparakala Swamy (21st Peethadhipathi) on May 9 and other tirunakshatrams. For the full list of Tirunakshatrams and utsavams, please   CLICK HERE. Charlotte TN Photos Link

March 27-29, 2019

HH Tirumala-Tirupati Vijaya Yatra March 27-29, 2019
HH Srimad Vagisha Bhrahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan  had a grand Vijaya Yatra to Tirupati and Tirumala during the last week of March 2019. During this vijaya yatra, heoffered mangalashasanams to Sri Padmavati Tayar, Sri Srinivasar at Tirumala and Sri Govindarajar at Tirupati. He was received with full honors by the temple authorities at all these venues.He also visited the Parakala Mutts at Tirupati and Tirumala and performed mangalashasanams at the Sri Lakshmi-Hayagriva Sannidhis there. He received HH Azhagiyasingar of Ahobila Mutt who was also visiting Tirumala during this period. It was a devine sight to see the two acharyas together performing mangalashasanams to Maleyappa Swamy at HIs utsavam on the Mada Street in Tirumala. Over 700 shishyas accompanying HH Parakala Swamy in this Vijaya Yatra enjoyed the great and unique opportunity of having the darshanam of Sri Srinivasa and the other archa moorthys.
For photos from the Yatra, please visit the links below:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/suGseqN5AD1XZ8QAA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/h6CvxZsNEjt4cpbXA

March 16-20, 2019

Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swami will be on Vijaya yatra to Srirangam between 16th and 22nd February. *Sri Parakalaswamy would be doing divya mangalaasasanam to Sri Ranganayaki thayaar and Sri Ranganatha swamy on 19/Feb/2019*. Sisyas and bhaktas can get the anugraham of Sri Parakala Swamy and Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevan at Sri Vedanta Desikan Tirumaaligai, Sri Bramhatantraswatantra Parakalaswamy Mutt, 116, North Uttara Veedi, Srirangam. Bhagavatas travelling from outstations are requested to book their accommodation as early as possible at places available in and around Srirangam. Bhaagavata Thateeyaradhanai is arranged at mutt on all days during Swamy’s Vijaya yatra. UPDATE AS ON FEB 22.

HH returned to Mysore after the grand Vijayaratra. A large group of shishyas and abhimanis attended aswmy’s mangalashasanam at the Srirangam temple. For photos, see the Gallery..For videos from the Vijayayatra, please CLICK HERE.

Jan 27, 2019

Hayagriva Homam at Bengaluru Parakala Mutt and at other Cities and Towns in 2019
The annual Hayagriva Homam will be performed at Bengaluru Parakala Mutt on Janue, , participate in the function and perform the Poornahuti with his own hands.

Poornahuti Video  can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=OWE5J4lSVyY. 

Dec 27, 2018 – Jan 17, 2019

Tiru Adhyayanotsavam at Bengaluru Parakala Mutt Dec 27, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019

The Eighth Annual Tiru Adhyayanotsavam was celebrated from Dec 26, 2018 – January 27, 2019 at the Bengaluru Parakala Mutt. The utsavam went very well by all standards. The participation was in excess of 300 reciters on many days, which included in addition to the prabandha goshthi, a very sizable veda goshti in the Rk, Yajur and Samvedas. On all the twenty one days of the recital, the participants enjoyed the tadiyaradhanam after the recital and shattrumurai. Other highlights of the utsavam was a Book Release function and a ten-day upanyasam series on Tiruvazhmozhi by by  *Pravachana Bhushanam” Sri U Ve Vaduvoor Veeraraghavacharya Swami. All aspects of the function went very well, thanks to the generous financial contributions from the devotees and the outstanding work of the organizers and volunteers. For more details, photos and links to the upanyasam audio records, please CLICK HERE

Nov 9 – 11, 2018

Swami Nigamantha Mahadeshikan’s 750th tirunakshatram Celebrations at Satayagalam, Karnataka, India.

Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakalaswamy Mutt, Bangalore headed by Sri Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra swami, is celebrating this legend’s 750th year from 08th November to 11th November at Satyagalam, Karnataka, India. As part of these 3-daycelebration, we have planned several activiiies. The major ones are  a VIdvat-Sadas (Assembly of scholars) and Releases of Books of important works of Swami Deshikan.
For full details, please see the FULL ANNOUNCEMENT, the  Invitation from the Satyagalam SRI DESHIKA SABHA and the Invitaion to the VIDVAT-SADAS participants (in Sanskrit).
US residents who wish to make a contribution to support these celebrations may do so online through PLM, USA, from this website.

August 1 – September 30, 2018

Announcement of several important upcoming events at  Parakala Mutt during the period from now through September 30, 2018.

  • Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan’s Chaturmasya Sankalpa Vratam August 1, 2018.
  • Sri Hyagriva Jayanti on August 24, 2018
  • Ramanuja Dayapatram Utsavam at Melukote and Tuppul Parakala Mutt on September 11, 2018Sri Nigamanta mahadeshikan’s 750th Tirunakshatram on September 21, 2018.
  • In addition, there are several other Parakala Mutt acharya tirunakshatrmas being celebrated during this period.
    For the Invitation and detailed program of the events, please CLICK HERE

May 7-11, 2018

Summer Camp for Children at Bangalore Parakala Mutt

A 5-day Summer camp for children was conducted at the Bangalore Mutt beginning May 7, 2012. This camp conducted this year in celebration of the 750th year anniversary of Swami Deshiksn was participated by 40 children. Among the various activities was included a visual presentation of the life of Swami Deshikan. On the last of the camp, children received certificate, gifts & prizes for the competition conducted during the camp. For photographs from the camp, see the Gallery.

April 21, 2018

HH Parakala Swami’s Mangalashasanam at Krishnapuram, Karnataka

HH Srimad Parakala Swami visited the Parakala Swami Mutt at Krishnapuram near Mysore and performed mangalashasanam to Sri Krishna. There was padukasahasra parayanam by goshti. For photos from the occasion, see the Gallery.

April 19 – July 1, 2018

Tirunakshatram Celebrations at Mysore, April 19 -July 1, 2018. UPDATE as of May 13.

The next couple of weeks mark a series of celebrations of Acharya Tirunakshatrams at Parakala Mutt, Mysore. The highlights of celebrations are the tirunakshatram of Bhagavad Ramanujacharya on  Saturday, April 21 and the Tirunakshatram of our prastuta Acharyan, Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra  Parakala Mahadeshikan on July 1, 2018. Please see the detailed programme of events by clicking on the link below. Devotees are invited to attend all these functions and receive the blessings of PerumAl and the acharyas.
Invitation and Programme
UPDATE AS OF May 13. The tirunakshataram of Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Mahadeshikan was celebrated on May 13, 2018. A large number of devotees attended the function and received Acharya’s blessings. For photos, please see the Gallery on the left.
For  short video showing the poornahuti, please see the link http://youtu.be/5fNdUPYM-aw

March 6, 2018

HH PARAKALA SWAMY APPOINTS NEW SRIKARYAKARTA

Divamgata Srikaryam Mahavidwan A.S Venkatanathacharya swami’s shubha sveekaaram function was held today, the 6th of March 2018 at Mysore mutt. during the function, HH Srimad Parakala Swamy announced the successor Srikaryakartha of mutt as Sri Ue. Ve. Annadur Veeraraghavacharya Swamy, who is a chatus- sastra mahavidwan and shisyya & kumarar of the famous legend  Mahavidwan Sri. Ue.Ve. Annadur E.S. Varadacharya Swamy. HH Parakala Swamy also appointed U. Ve. Sri Anantharangan Swamy as the Joint Srikaryakarta for the Mutt. For photos from the occasion, see the Gallery.

ANNUAL ADHYAYANOTSAVAM AT BENGALURU PARAKALA MUTT.  UPDATE The 21-day Annual Adhyayanotsavam at Bengaluru Parakala Mutt will begin on Dec 19. Please see the Announcement for programme details. Local area devotees are invited to take part in large numbers daily in the recital of the Naalayira Divya Prabhandam, Deshika Prabhandam and the Veda Parayanam.

Dec 19, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018

UPDATE

The recitals were very well participated by over 120 area bhagavatas. Thadeeyaradhanam kainkaryams were performed on several days by devotees. The highlight of the utsavam was the celebration of Nammaazhvar Moksham on Jan 7, 2018 which was attended by nearly 300 devotees. The utsavam concluded with a day-long recital of Iyarpa on Jann 8, 2018 followed by a goshti thadeeyaradhanam.  For some photographs from the functions see the Gallery.

Nov 24, 2017

BOOK RELEASE

With the blessings of our Parakala Swami, *SWAMI DESIKAN’S SRI VADITRAYA KHANDANAM WITH TAMIL COMMENTARY OF MAHAMAHOPADYAYA THIRUVAHEENDRAPURAM CHETLUR NARASIMHACHARYA SWAMI* was released in the sannithi of Lakshmi Hayagreeva.
Sri Vaditraya Khandanam is an extremely rare work of Swami Desikan khandanam of 3 mathams – Sankara, Bhaskara and Yadavaprakasha. Over a century back, *’Mahamahopadyaya’  ‘Desika darshana durandaraH’ ‘Bhagawath Vishayam’ Thiruvaheendrapuram Chetlur Narasimhacharya Swami* had published this work in granthaksharam with a tamil translation of this work. This edition is extremely rare to find now.
The current edition of our Matham is published with Sri Vaditraya Khandanam in Nagara aksharam based on the above edition reconciled with a palm leaves manuscript, under the sampadakam of *Mahamahopadyaya Paiyambadi Chetlur Srivatsankacharya Swami*.
As per the niyamanam of our Parakala Swami, several more rarer and hitherto unpublished works of our acharya sarvabhaumas – Swami Desika and Kumara Varadacharya, will be released in further shravanams of this great year at the sannithi of Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva.

Sept 4, 2017

Abhinava Ramanujar Tirunakshatram function Celebrations at Mysore and Hyderababd and Book release.

Monday September 4, 2017  Bhadrapada-Shravana was the thirunakshatram of Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan – the 35th pontiff of Sri Parakala Swami MathAsthAnam.
The thirunakshatram was celebrated in Sri Parakala Swami Matham with veda- 4000 prabandha parayanam.
On the occasion of the thiruankshatram, Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Swami Granthamala volume 12 was released at Matham’s Aradhya Devata – Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevan’s sannithi. This work comprises the last volume of Srimad Bhagawatham – Veeraragheevaya commentary which Sri KrishnaBrahmtantra Swami did parishkaaram. This ancient and rarest work has been now digitised as per the niyamanam of Prakrtam Swami Srimad Abhinava Vagheesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swami.
For a few photos taken on the occasion at Mysore and Hyderabad Mutts, as well as for a brief charitram of Swamy, please, see the photo Gallery.

Sept 4, 2017

Abhinava Ramanujar Tirunakshatram function Celebrations at Mysore and Hyderababd and Book release.

Monday September 4, 2017  Bhadrapada-Shravana was the thirunakshatram of Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan – the 35th pontiff of Sri Parakala Swami MathAsthAnam.
The thirunakshatram was celebrated in Sri Parakala Swami Matham with veda- 4000 prabandha parayanam.
On the occasion of the thiruankshatram, Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Swami Granthamala volume 12 was released at Matham’s Aradhya Devata – Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevan’s sannithi. This work comprises the last volume of Srimad Bhagawatham – Veeraragheevaya commentary which Sri KrishnaBrahmtantra Swami did parishkaaram. This ancient and rarest work has been now digitised as per the niyamanam of Prakrtam Swami Srimad Abhinava Vagheesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swami.
For a few photos taken on the occasion at Mysore and Hyderabad Mutts, as well as for a brief charitram of Swamy, please, see the photo Gallery.

July 14, 2017

HH’s 25th Chaturmasya Sankalpa Vratham on July 14, 2017.

HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan performed His 25th Chaturmasya sankalpa Vratham on July 14, 2017. The function was attended by a large number of shishyas and devotees.  For some photos from the function: See Gallery.
ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION

June 24, 2017

Mandalabhishekam at Tuppul Parakala Mutt., June 24, 2017

On June 24, 2017,  Mandalabhishekam function at Tuppul Parakala Mutt, started at 8 AM with homam followed by tirumanjanam to Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva. The function concluded with Shattumurai and teertha prasadm. For a few photos, see Gallery.

June 14-18, 2017

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June 14-18, 2017

April 20 – May 1, 2017 was a period of celebrations at Parakala Mutt. During this period, four tirunakshatrams were celebrated including those of our Prastuta Acharyan, Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan on Tuesday, April 25 and the 100th year tirunakshatram of Srimad Bhagavad Ramanuja on Monday May 1. The celebrations were marked by recitations of veda, divya prabandham, itihasa and puranas as well as special homams and tirumanjanams to Sri Lakshmi Haygriva. A large number of devotees participated in these celebrations at Mysore and other branches, and received the blessings of Acharya and Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva.
A highlight of the tenth day of celebrations, Bhagavad Ramanuja’s sahasramana Utsavam was the release of ten granthams by our Acharyan. In addition to these ten granthams, two other works, namely (i) a Commentary in Tamil on Swamy Deshikan’s Yatiraja Saptathi by Srivatsankacharya Swamy, and (ii) Sribhashya Amruta Varshini, a Commentary in Sanskrit by NSR Swami for Sribhashyam, were also submitted at our Lakshmi Hayagriva Sannidhi. These will be published shortly.  To see the cover page and table of contents of six of these books, CLICK HERE. For some photos from the celebrations at Mysore and Bangalore, see the Gallery. 
Ahvana Patrika and Programme.