Sunday, September 7, 2014
“ Rajarshi Deva Prathimou Thapasou Shamsithavrathou
Desham Katham Imam Prapthou Bhavanthou varavarninou
Srimanthou Rupasampanou Vrushabhasreshta vikramou
Hasthihasthopamabhujou Dyuthimanthou Nararshabou
Ubhou Yogyaavaham manye Rakshithum Pruthiveemimam
Sasaagaravanaam Kruthsnam Vindyameruvibhushithaam
Evam mam Paribhashantham Kasmaadvainabhibhashathaha”
After being a witness to Sabari’s liberation Sri Rama came to the Pampa lake. It was spring season.It was very beautiful. Rama was reminded of Seetha and began shedding tears.lakshmana consoled him and Rama too pacified Himself. He then said “ kabanda had informed us that Sugreeva resides here. Look out for hi,”. Sugreeva was perched exactly on the opposite peak.He began running, looking at Rama as he felt that they were sent by Vali.Hanuman stopped him and came towards Rama to enquire about him.
Hanuman came in the disguise of asanyasi. He came so as Sugreeva suspected rama. As soon as he saw rama at close quarters he understood that Rama was the supreme Almighty. A sanyasi should not prostrate a householder.He can only prostrate before God and his own guru who gave him the sanyasa deeksha. But hanuman fell at the feet of rama who was a gruhastha. It only shows that Hanuman knew Rama was God.He then questioned Rama. “Are you Kings or sages or rajarishis? I feel you are kings. But why are you in the disguise of rishis? Why do you wear matted hair in the place of gem studded crwon?Why do you adorn a tulasi mala instead of precious jewels? Why do you sport the bark of a tree instead of a dazzling peethambar? But I feel whether you are in the palace or in the forest you are Sriman ( wealthy). Your wealth can never be separated from you. You both are capable of ruling the entire world. I have been talking all this while. Why are you standing in silence”, thus spake Aanjaneya. Rama was admiring his speech all this while.
1) PREMIKA JAYANTHI UTHSAVAM
DATE: 8TH TO 15TH SEP
PREMIKA JAYANTHI ON 15TH SEPT AT SENGANOOR
2) PERIYAVACHHANPILLAI THIRUNAKSHATRA UTHSAVAM
UTHSAVAM: PERIYAVACHAN PILLAI UTHSAVAM
DATE; 13TH SEPT TO 15TH SEPT
THIRUNAKSHATRAM ON 15TH SEPT AT SENGANOOR
3) NAVARATHRI UTHSAVAM
UTHSAVAM: NAVARATHRI UTHSAVAM
DATE: 24TH SEPT TO 2ND OCT
1) PROGRAM AT PREMIKA JAYANTHI
TIME: 8.30 A.M
TOPIC: DIVYADESHA VAIBHAVAM
2) DATE; 14TH SEPT
TIME: 10.00 A.M
TOPIC: SRI SRI ANNA'S HINDI KEERTHANS
3) PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 20TH SEPT
TIME: 6.00 P.M
TOPIC: TRIBUTE TO GURU SRI LALGUDI JAYARAMAN
VENUE: NARADA GANA SABHA
DATE: 21ST SEPT
TIME: 7.00 P.M
TOPIC: SAMBO MAHADEVA
VENUE: SRI KAPAALEESWARAR TEMPLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE QUIZ
1) The answers to the quiz should be sent to the email email@example.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 SEPTEMBER 2014
1)Why did Krishna tie a bell around his waist?
2) Who informed kamsa that Krishna was CDevaki’s son?
3) Who were the two asuras who came in the form of Gopala boys?
4) Who was Akrura’s father?
5) “ Varnayaamasa Madhavaha”---- Who is Madhava?
ANSWERS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014
1) Brindavan shines greter than Sri Vaikunta.
2) a) Feet worshipped by mahalakshmi.
a) Feet worshipped by Lord Brahma.
3) Sanyasis need not be grateful. Guru drohis ( traitors) are ungrateful people.
4) Just as we cannot partake the poison that Shiva drank, so can we not indulge in Rasam. Theses are not for us to perform.
5) Sudarshana was a Vidhyadhara.
WINNERS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
1) N. Krishnan------------------I------------------32=10=42
2) Lakshmi Kumar------------I-------------------38+10=48
3) Padma narayanan--------II-------------------32+8=40
4) Srividya Krishnan-------III---------------------34+6=40
5) Aradhana Anand---------III--------------------24+6=30
6) Srinivasan Sujatha------III----------------------38+6=44
There is a kshetra by name Karagam near Kanchipuram. Once upon a time King Ambarisha wanted to perform a yaga. He came to Kanchipuram to perform the sacrifice. But his yagnapashu ( sacrificial animal) was lost. He went to sage Rucheeka to ask for his son as a narapashu ( human sacrifice). The sage refused to give his eldest son. The wife of the sage refused to give the youngest and so the middle one by name Sunnashepa knew he was to be given. At once he himself offered voluntarily to come to the sacrifice and give up his life. On the way he met his uncle Sage Vishwamithra. He pleaded the sage that he suggest a solution such that Ambarisha would beget the fruits of the sacrifice , whilst his life would also be saved. Vishwamithra pledged to save him at the cost of the lives of his 100 sons. But all his 100 sons refused to give up their lives. In anger Vishwamithra cursed him. He then discovered two sukthas on Indra and Vishnu. He said to Sunasshepa “ While being tied to the yupasthamba ( the pillar ) may you chant these two sukthas. You will be saved by the compassionate Lord and the King too would be blessed with the fruits of the sacrifice.
Sunnashepa did so. Vishnu and Indra appeared before all of them.The Lord said to Sunasshepa “ Iam pleased by your righteousness and devotion to your parents. You are even willing to give up your life for their sake.Pleased by tyour devotiobn I bestow on you long life and at the same time King Ambarisha will get his desires fulfilled. This too is because of your good virtues. May you ask for anything that you want.”
Sunasshepa then requested that the Lord stay in kanchipuram and bless all those who come for his darshan with a long life and prosperity.
This Kshetra is known by the name Karagam and the Lord here is called KARUNAKARAN.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
"Yathra The sukruthaathmano Viharanthi Maharshayaha
Thathpunyam Shabari Sthaanam Jagaama Aathmasamaadhina"
Every man in this world desires peace of mind. WE have to be at peace whether we face sorrow or happiness, loss or gain, praise or criticism. One can attain this peace only through the grace of a guru. Sabari was an ordinary woman. She sought refuge under Sage Mathanga. He inturn preached her the Rama Nama. She attained liberation in the very presence of Sri Rama.
When sage Mathanga was to leave to Brahmaloka he did the upadesha of Rama Nama to Sabari. Sabari was expecting Rama since then. Everyday she went to the banks of Pampa, fetched sweet fruits and eagerly awaited his arrival.Thus 12 years passed in eager expectation. Now Rama had lost his beloved Sita and was in search of her. He looked for Sabari and came to her ashram along with Lakshmana. Wearing matted hair and the bark of a tree on his waist, tears in his eyes, Kodanda in his hand, a tall figure, dark complexioned and with a broad chest Rama looked completely stunning. Sabari welcomed Him into her ashram. He asked her “ Does you penance go on unobstructed? Have you conquered your anger? Do you eat balanced Satvic food? Does your gurukainkarya bear fruit?. Sabari said happily “ My tapas is fulfilled because of your darshan. My Janma ( this birth) is now fruitful. I have brought theses fruits for your sake from the banks of Pampa. Please accept them. Rama accepted them. Sabari then showed the ashram precincts to them. She then sat in Padmasana before Rama, burnt her body through her Yogaagni and attained liberation in a celestial form.