Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SLOKA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015

“ Thvam Aprameyascha Durasadascha jithendriyascha Uthathamadharmikascha
Akshayyakeerthischa Vichakshanascha  Kshithikshamaavan  kshathajopamaaksha”
                          
                             Sri Rama killed Vaali. Vali’s wife, Tara was a chaste lady. She came running, hid her face in his bosom and cried aloud. With tears in her eyes she lifted her face to see Rama. With the Kodanda in his arms Sri Rama was standing there in his full majesty. She understood atonce that He was none but the Supreme Almighty. She then cried to him
       “ The Supreme Lord cannot be understood by any of the senses. He cannot be understood even by assumption. He can be understood only by the sastras. You who can be understood only by the sastras have taken this incarnation and you stand before me as a human. You have controlled your senses. You are Dharma personified. Everyone has to learn the dharmic virtues from you. You are of blemishless fame.. If one wishes for fame, he would beget it by reciting the Ramayana. You are as forbearing as the earth. He was patient even when Vali was chastising him.

                                                When Tara thus spoke Rama’s eyes became red with tears as he thought within himself “” I have made a chaste lady ( Tara) cry, though for the sake of another chaste lady ( seethe).. Tara saw his eyes and called him “ Oh Lotus eyed One! Please send me to the same loka as that of Vali.” Rama consoled him through Hanuman.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PAST EVENTS--KADAYANALLUR








The sapthaham at Kadayanallur was a great joy for one and all. From Feb 2nd to 9th the sapthaham conducted by Sri HariAnna was attended by all devotees in and around Kadayanallur. It was organised by Akhila Bharatha Sadhu Sangham. There was parayanam, 2 sessions pravachanam, Divyanama sankeerthanam, Unchavrithi, Radhakalyanam etc. Sri Rangaji and Smt. Vishakha Hariji also gave lectures and harikathas respectively.

UTHSAVAM OF THIS MONTH--MARCH 2015


UTHSAVAM: HOLI UTHSAVAM
DATE: 24TH FEB TO 4TH MARCH
KSHETRA: BRINDAVANAM
VENUE: PREMA MADHURI KUNJ

SRI HARI ANNA'S PROGRAMS--MARCH 2015

SRIMADH BHAGAVATHA PRAVACHANAM, CHENNAI

DATE: 19TH TO 25TH MARCH
VENUE: ANR HALL, MEENAKSHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE,
VEMBULIAMMAN KOIL ST, K.K NAGAR
TIME: 6.30 P.M

SMT VISHAKHA HARI'S PROGRAMS


1) PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 26TH 27TH MARCH
TIME: 6.45 P.M
VENUE; RAMA BHAKTHA JANA SAMAJ, K.K NAGAR AT MEENAKSHI COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
TOPIC: THYAGARAJA RAMAYANAM ( BOTH DAYS)

QUIZ ON SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM---MARCH 2015

 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE QUIZ
1) The answers to the quiz should be sent to the email idannahariji@gmail.com within 26th of each month.
2) Every month the answers will be evaluated and marks shall be given as points. These points shall get cumulatively added each month.
3) The highest score winner of the year ( April to March) will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

QUESTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015
1)      Balaramaswamy always used to dress up differently ( from others). What was it?
2)      Who was Sudakshina?
3)      What was named Sunanda?
4)      Did Krishna used to listen ti Ithihasas and Puranas at Dwaraka?
5)      The peacocks at the masion of Krishna danced not on seeing the clouds but on something else. What was it?

ANSWERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015
1)      Rukmini married Krishna for the following reasons:
a)      The Lord is being extolled by the detached Yogis.
b)      He is the antharyami of the whole world.
c)       He gives Himself to His devotees.
2)      a) Usha   b) Rochana
3)      The Lord had promised not to kill anyone who belonged to Prahalada’s lineage. Baanasura belonged to Prahlada’s lineage.
4)      A) To subdue the pride of Banasura he chopped off his hands. B) Shiva had cursed that the one equal to him would chop off his hands. To fulfil the words of Shiva he cut off Banasura’s hands.
5)      The property of a Brahmin is more poisonous than the Haalahala poison.

WINNERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015
1)      Padma Narayanan--------------------I-------------------------88+10=98
2)      SriVidya Krishnan---------------------I-----------------------78+17=95
3)      Adithi Venkateswran----------------I--------------------------8+10=18
4)      Aparna Venkateswaran-------------I---------------------------8+10=18
5)      Hema V.---------------------------------I------------------------8+10=18
6)      Lakshmi Kumar------------------------I------------------------98+10=108
7)      Aradhana Anand----------------------II------------------------76+8=84
8)      Raja---------------------------------------II----------------------76+8=84
9)      Lalitha Narasimhan-------------------II------------------------56+8=64
10)   Sriram Krishnamurthy---------------II------------------------30+8=38
11)   Hari----------------------------------------------II---------------52+8=60
12)   Srinivasan Sujatha---------------------------II-----------------92+8=100

13)   N.Krishnan------------------------------------III----------------86+6=92

KSHETRA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015

                                        THIRUVAZHUNDUR            OR         THERAZHUNDUR
Once there lived a king called Uparicharavasu. He was a Dharmic ruler. He did a Purodasa Yaga worshipping Lord Vishnu.  The Lord pleased by his yaga gave darshan to him. He was surprised to see the Lord in person and shouted in joy. However the sages performing the sacrifice there relented. They could not agree that the king could see the Lord whereas they had not. Then the Lord spoke “Iam attained only by those having devotion. I cannot be attained by Tapas, or Yoga marga. I have given the king my darshan as he is full of loving devotion towards me. The sages having heard this praised the king for his bhakthi. After the completion of the yaga the Devas presented the king an aeroplane with which he could travel anywhere around the world and attain success.
 Once while travelling in his vimana, he felt something pulling it. He came to the ground and was stunned to see Lord Krishna grazing a cow. How come you are here Oh, Lord? Why have you left the banks of Yamuna and why have you chosen the banks of Cauvery instead, he asked. The Lord smiled and related to him an incident.

 “ Once Lord Shiva wanted to see me as little Krishna. He was meditating on my form when Parvathi playfully closed his eyes. Angered by it he cursed her saying “ You are Vishnu Maya. You , who close the eyes of one and all against wisdom are now trying to close my eyes too.  That which is devoid of knowledge is a pashu (cow). May you become a cow. When the Lord  showers his grace on you, you can rejoin me.” Thus Parvathi became a cow at the banks of the river Cauvery and I looked after her. Shiva too came here and had my darshan. With a fulfilled heart, my sister Parvathi released from the curse went back to her loka. Now I stand before you to show you my beautiful form.” Uparicharavasu was only too happy to build a beautiful temple for the Lord Gosakhan- friend of the cow. Those who worship this Lord will always beget victory in all their endeavour. The kshetra is called Therazhundur because Uparicharavasu’s vimana was stuck here. The Lord is called Aamaruviappan because he holds the cow close to him ( Aa- cow, maruvi- hugging).