Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PAST EVENTS

                          PONDICHERRY---KRISHNA LEELA BY SRI HARIJI














Sri Hariji delivered  scintillating lectures on Sri Krishna's uththaradrdha leela from June 15th to 21st at Sringeri Mutt, Ellaipillai Chaavadi, Pondicherry organised by Sri Krishnapremika Bhajan Mandali. Dolothsavam, Unchavrithi, Divyanamam, Radha Kalyanam were also conducted in a grand manner. Thousands of devotees attended the lectures and Radha Kalyanam. On June 22nd sangeetha upanyasam on Paanduranga leela was delivered by Smt Vishakha Hariji. 


                                           RAJAGOPAL HARI'S UPANAYANAM





















 The upanayanam of Rajagopal Hari, the  grandson of Sri Anna, son of Shri Hariji and Smt. Vishakha Hariji was celebrated in a grand manner with the grace of Sri BakthaKolahalan at Paranoor. Vidwath sadas of great vidwans was organised on 31st May 2015 both morning and evening. On June 1st was the upanayanam. Shri Saketharaman rendered a brilliant concert on that evening. The function was during the Vasnthothsavam of Shri Kolahalan. Hence the next day culminated with rasam. Rajagopal Hari had the fortune of being Vamana in the rasam. Rajagopal Hari also gave a short upanyasam on Krishnaavatharam on 2nd June, by the blessings of Sri Anna to the delight of the bakthas.

SRI HARI ANNA'S PROGRAMS


1) SRIMAD BHAGAVATHA SAPTHAHAM AT GURUVAYUR
DATE: 18TH JULY TO 25TH JULY
VENUE: RUGMINI REGENCY, GURUVAYUR
TIME: 7.00 A.M TO 12.OO P.M AND 2.00 P.M TO 6.30 P.M
TOPIC: SRIMAD BHAGAVATHA SAPTHAHAM

SMT.VISHAKHA HARI'S PROGRAM


1) PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 3,4,5TH JULY
TIME: 6.30 P.M
TOPIC: DASAVATHARAM
VENUE: AASTHIKA SAMAJ, VENUS COLONY,ALWARPET
CITY; CHENNAI

QUIZ ON SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM-JULY 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.

QUIZ FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015 
1)      Why did Shri Krishna deserve the agrapooja?
2)      Dharmaputra delegated the duty of giving away gifts to Karna. Which virtue does this show?
3)      Dharmaputra gave away the keys of his treasury to Duryodhana. What does this show?
4)      Krishna washed the feet of all the sadhus who came for the sacrifice. Then all of them together worshipped Krishna in the agra pooja. What message does this convey to us?
5)      Sri Vyasa repeats the story of Rajasuya that he had said in the Mahabharatha again in Srimad Bhagavatha. Why?
ANSWERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015
1)      Jarasandha had arrested 20000 kings in Girivraja for sacrificing their lives to Kalabhairava. The Lord protected them. After Jarasandha’s death these kings would have wanted to vent out their vengeance against his son, Sahadeva. Krishna wanted these kings to be devoid of hatred or anger towards Sahadeva. Hence the Lord asked Sahadeva to worship these kings.
2)      A kshatriya is qualified  to do a rajasuya yaga.
3)      One who rules a region alone is a king. A chakravarthy is one to whom all kings of all regions pay taxes.
4)      One can do a raajasuya yaga only if all kings accept to pay taxes and surrender to him.
5)      Varuna

  
 WINNERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015

1)      N.Krishnan---------------------I------------------------20+10=30
2)      LakshmiKumar----------------I------------------------20+10=30
3)      Lalitha Narasimhan ---------I------------------------18+10=28
4)      SriVidya Krishnan------------II------------------------20+8=28
5)      Aradhana Anand-------------II------------------------20+8=28
6)      Padma Narayanan-----------II------------------------20+8=28
7)      Aparna Venkat---------------II-------------------------20+8=28
8)      Adithi Venkateswaran-----II--------------------------20+8=28
9)      Hema V------------------------II--------------------------20+8=28
10)   Srinivasan Sujatha S--------II---------------------------20+8=28
11)   Raja----------------------------II----------------------------20+8=28
12)   Sriram Krishnamurthy-----II---------------------------20+8=28
13)   Vishnupriya------------------III-----------------------------20+6=26

KSHETRA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015

                                  
                                                           NILATHINGALTHUNDAM
The Lord of Kasi, Vishwanatha wanted to  see Varadaraja swamy of Kanchipuram having heard of its vaibhavam. There was a mango tree at the banks of river kampa. ( Kampa is river Saraswathi also known as Veghavathi. As she flew with great speed Lord Vishnu wanting to reduce its speed lied down and the river began to shiver in fright. ( Kampa- is shivering). Hence the name Kampanadhi. This mango tree gave a huge shadow and Lord Vishwanatha began his penance under it. Hence he got the name Ekambranaathar. The Lord appeared in front of him and praised Him.
“ Oh Vishwanatha,
1)      It is you who drank the poison ( Halaahalam) and saved the Devas.
2)      You burnt Manmatha into ashes ( The God of Lust)
3)      You saved Markandeya and kicked the Lord of Death.
You, being such a great person have come to see Me. How can I serve you?”

Lord Shiva smiled and replied
“ Oh Varadaraja, you Have been hiding your prowess and praising me as if I have done all these.
1)      It was your will to make me an instrument in your hands, to save the Devas from the fearful poison.
2)      As BadriNarayana you had already conquered Manmatha.
3)      And to Markandeya it was You who gave the darshan of pralaya and as Vatapathrashaayi.
Whereas I have been worshipped by Kubera, Ravana and Banasura to beget wealth, you have been worshipped by true devotees to beget salvation. Wealth can be usurped and snatched away, but not liberation. I only wish to give all men true wisdom. But laymen do not wish for wisdom and salvation. It is you who should give a solution to this.
The Lord then said “ Oh, Siva, You speak as if you do not know the real solution. You give salvation to every soul departing in Kasi. The only way is the Tharakamantra. Rama Nama is the only refuge in Kali. Those who have earned great merit ( punya) in the previous yugas will be devoted to you and Me and such people will chant the Rama Nama. In this kaliyuga it is very difficult to attain vairagya ( detachment from worldliness). Whatever desire is in the mind will surface during death.  If such people chant the Rama Nama they will overcome desires slowly and  I shall bless my devotees with salvation. May you chant the Taraka Mantra during that time in their ears.  This will inturn give them wisdom. Just as in Kasi may you do so in Kanchipuram too.

Thus Lord Siva ( Ekambranathar- as he sat under the mango tree) began chanting the Tharaka mantra in the ears of all those in Kanchipuram too. Lord Vishnu in the form of Rama as TarakaBrahma blesses all with their desires.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

SLOKA FOR THE MONTH JUNE 2015


“ Shochyaashochyasi kam shochyam deenam deenanukampase
Kasya Ko Va Nu Shochyosthi  Dehesminbudbudopame”

  Only if those who lectureaabout philosophy have true wisdom the audience listening to such lectures will attain the same. Else Vedantha will remain only in the books. Sri Suka preached Philosophy to Parikshith. He was to die in 7 days. Realising that this life is temporary Suka preached Vedantha to Parikshith. Bharathayogi preached Gnana to Rahuugana. Rahugana was on his way to listen to the upadesha of Kapila Vasudeva. So he was a nuththamaadhikari. Barathayogi preached philosophy not to those who came to kill him at the Kali temple but to the rightly deserving Rahuugana. Krishna taught Udhdhva the depth of philosophy. Krishna also preached Arjuna Vedantha to restore his peace of mind. So can we give many examples like Kapila Vasudeva- Devahuthi Bheeshma- Dharamputra Yagnavalkya-Janaka etc.
                        Tara was a mahapathivratha and a wise woman. She knew darma.Hence she deserved to listen to Vedantha. Vali had breathed his last. Tara wept and lamented a lot. Vedantha relieves suffering but it depends on each person’s maturity. Hence Rama ordered Hanuman to console her. Aanjaneya swami himself was a Vedanthi. He advised her “ The body is temporary. It is like a bubble on a lotus leaf. It might burst any time. So is this body. Aathma is immortal. The jeevan thinks of it as badda ( tied up) because of maya. Hence this maya has to be destroyed by the grace of guru. One has to realise that we are but the aathmaswarupa. Only then we shall enjoy eternal happiness.


PAST EVENTS






                       The Radha Kalyanam at Brindavanam was very grand with more than 300 vrajavasis participating in the barathi ( wedding of Radha and Krishna) from April 28th to May 3rd. Sri Hari Anna delivered the lectures and enthusiastically performed the uthsava.