Friday, March 7, 2014

EVENTS OF THE MONTH- MARCH 2014

UTHSAVAM OF THIS MONTH


DATE: 8TH MARCH TO 16TH MARCH
UTHSAVAM: HOLI UTHSAVAM
PLACE: VRINDAVAN

SRI HARI ANNA'S PROGRAM- MARCH 2014


PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: MARCH 3RD TO 8TH
VENUE: PANDURANGA TEMPLE
TOPIC: SAPTHAHAM- SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM

U.S TOUR OF SRI HARIJI- MARCH/APRIL 2014

PROGRAM AT WASHINGTON
Date: March 28th
Time: 6.30 to 8.30
Topic: Rukmini Kalyanam
Venue:Damascus High School, Damascus, MD 20872
25921 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872 

PROGRAM AT PHILADELPHIA
Date: March 29th
Time: 5.30 to 7.30 p.m
Topic: Santh Ekanath charitram
Venue: Bharathiya Temple, Chalfont, PA

PROGRAM AT BUFFALO
Date: March 30th
Time: 6.30 to 8.30 p.m
Topic: Ajamilopakhyanam
Venue: Hindu Cultural Society, 1595, North French Road, Getzville

PROGRAM AT BLOOMINGTON
Date; April 5th and 6th
Time: 6.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m
Topic: Krishna leela
Venue: conference centre, 1413 Lesley Drive, 

PROGRAM AT CHICAGO
Date: April 8th
Time: 6.00 to 8.00
Topic: Rama Jananam
Venue:  Brahma Sabha, 2557 Stone Henge Drive, Aurora, IL

PROGRAM AT SAN DIEGO
 Date:  April 11th 
Time: 7 P.M. 
Venue: Chinmaya Mission San Diego

PROGRAM AT SAN JOSE
Topic: Guru Mahima / Sabari Moksham  (Tamil)
Date/Time:  7:30 - 9:30 PM, Saturday, April 12th 2014
Venue: Jain Temple, 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035

PROGRAM AT SAN JOSE
Prahlada Charithram (Tamil)
Date/Time :  7:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunday, April  13th 2014
Venue:  Chinmaya Mission, 1050 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

SMT VISHAKHA HARI'S PROGRAM- MARCH 2014



PROGRAM AT BANGALORE
DATE: 8TH MARCH
VENUE: SAI SAMSKRITALAYA
TIME : 6.00 P.M
TOPIC: WOMEN OF WISDOM
ORGANISER: SCION MASTER MINDS

PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 9TH MARCH
VENUE: PANDURANGAN TEMPLE
AREA: ADAMBAKKAM
TIME: 6.30 P.M
TOPIC: AKRURAAGAMANAM, KAMSA VADAM, RUKMINI KALYANAM

PROGRAM AT SHASTRA
DATE: 12TH MARCH
VENUE: SASTRA COLLEGE CAMPUS
TIME; 3.30 P.M
TOPIC: CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY- ENGLISH

PROGRAM AT LONDON
DATE; 22ND MARCH
VENUE: CANNONS HIGH SCHOOL
TIME: 5.00P.M
TOPIC: VEER HANUMAN- IN ENGLISH

PROGRAM AT LONDON
DATE: 23RD MARCH
VENUE: SIR ISAAC NEWTON ACADEMY
TIME; 5.00 P.M
TOPIC: SUBRAMANYA VAIBHAVAM- TAMIL

PROGRAM AT USA
DATE: MARCH 29TH
PLACE: LOS ANAGELES
VENUE: SIFAS, HOOVER AUDITORIUM

DATE: MARCH 30TH
PLACE: HOUSTON
VENUE: MEENAKSHI TEMPLE
TOPIC: MEENAKSHI KALYANAM

DATE: 4TH APRIL, 5TH APRIL
CITY: SEATTLE
PLACE: VEDA TEMPLE, SEATTLE
TOPIC: KRISHNA LEELA, SUNDARAKANDAM
TIME: 6.00 P.M

DATE: 6TH APRIL
PLACE: SANHOSE
VENUE: SIFAS, MILPITAS
TIME: 6.00P.M

DATE: 11TH APRIL
PLACE: BOSTON
VENUE: CHINMAYA AUDITORIUM
TOPIC: BHAKTHA MEERA
TIME: 6.00 P.M

DATE: 12TH APRIL
PLACE: WASHINGTON
VENUE: SRI BHAKTHA ANJANEYA TEMPLE, SBAT
TOPIC: HANUMATH PRABHAVA

DATE: 13TH APRIL
PLACE: NEW JERSEY
VENUE: GURUVAYUR TEMPLE

QUIZ ON SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM-

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- MARCH 2014

1)      That Asura fell down like Tripura hit by the arrows of Lord Shiva. Which was that Asura?
2)      Sri Suka says “ In a  very short while Krishna learned to crawl”. Why did he say so?
3)      “ Nirmamantha swayam dadhi”--- Yashoda churned the curd herself asking the other gopikas to do the rest of the jobs.
4)      “ Aathmabhoothanam”--- “ The Lord was not attained by even the gnanis the way they were attained by the devotees. Here, whom does the  the term gnanis  refer to? Does it mean the wise or the aatmagnanis?
5)      NandaGopa saw a person as the Lord Himself. Who was He?

QUESTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014

1)      “ Swayam Sthithaha”--- He got by Himself—Explain.
2)      Who was bakasura’s brother?
3)      “ Me Barthuhu”—Who was whose husband?
4)      How did Brahma do padapooja to Krishna?
5)      To realise the Brahmam we need eyes and light ( Surya). The Upanishads are like eyes. Who is the light?

Note: Owing to Hari Anna’s tour of the US April Questions are also posted.

ANSWERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014

1)      Durga
2)      The moon does not arise. So is the Lord never born. He gave his darshan before Devaki.
3)      12000 years
4)      Vasudeva took Krishna to Gokula. At that time Durga incarnated.
5)      Just as the logs in a river get separated and float individually so are people fond of each other separated.

WINNERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014 
1) Lakshmi Kumar--------------------I-------------------10+10=20
2) Sethuraman-------------------------I-------------------100=10=110
3) Lalitha Narasimhan---------------I-------------------14+10=24
4) Srividya Krishnan-----------------I--------------------86+10=96
5) Sruthy Suryaprakash-------------II------------------86+8=94
6) Padma narayanan-----------------II-------------------90+8=98
7) N. Krishnan-------------------------II------------------96+8=104
8) Srinivasan Sujatha----------------II-------------------90+8=98
9) Vishnupriya------------------------III------------------6+6=12
10) Raja--------------------------------III------------------76+6=82
11) R.Krishnan-----------------------III-------------------8+6=14

Monday, February 10, 2014

SLOKA FOR THE MONTH OF FEB 2014


 "Vrukshe Vrukshe cha pashyami Cheerakrishnajinambaram
Gruheethadhanusham Ramam Paashahasthamivaanthakam
Rakaaradeeni Namani Ramathrasthasya Ravana
Rathnani cha rathaaschaiva Vithraasam Janayanthi me"

The yogis mediatate upon the Lord through their consisitent abhyasa ( practice). It requires that the mind is pulled away from materialistic desires and focussed upon the Lord. This is known as “ Prathyaharam, Dharana, Dhyanam”. If such a yogi is a fanatic, perseverant staunch person then his mind easily concentrates on the Lord. For a dull headed sadhaka his concentration too is dull. Even for a perseverant sadhaka his mind would sometimes get distracted towards that which he desires the most. For example Bharatha Yogi’s mind was distracted by a deer. Becasue of that his mind which was centred towards the Lord through abhaysa was diverted towards a deer through desire. This proves that attachment, love desire is stronger than abhyasa. Now if this desire is shown towards the Lord the mind becomes God centric. The Gopis did precisely this.
    Just as our mind thinks of a person dearer to us , so does it think of those whom we despise. Those who think of the Lord through enmity or fear too reach His feet. Shishupalan, Poundraka Vasudeva etc attained the feet of the Lord through jealousy towards him. Kamsa and Maricha attained Him through fear.
1)      Sages like Bharatha concentrated on the Lord through  Abhayasa.
2)      Gopis did so through their affection.
3)      The rakshasas like Maricha did so through their fear of God.
 In Srimad Ramayana this sloka comes as a conversation by Maricha to Ravana. He says “ When I see any tree in this forest I only perciev it as Rama satnding tall wearing the tree bark, holding His Kodanda. This forest itself is Ramamaya ( totally Rama) for me. Becasue of my fear for Rama I do not even say the letter R. I do not even pronounce the words Rathnam, or Ratham as these words start with the letter “ R”.

PAST EVENTS- HYDERABAD SAPTHAHAM



Srimad Bhagavatha sapthaham was conducted at the Veda Bhavanam, Hyderabad from 17th Jan to 23rd Jan. Sri Hari delivered the lectures to the delight of all the audience. Radhakalyanam was conducted on 19th Jan. Many students studying in the patashala listened keenly with rapt attention. 

EVENTS OF THE MONTH- FEB 2014

                                                        SRI HARI ANNA'S PROGRAMS

1) PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 3RD FEB TO 9TH FEB
TOPIC: SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM 
VENUE: AYODHYA MANDAPAM
CITY: CHENNAI
TIME: 7.00 P.M 

2) PROGRAM AT SALEM,
DATE: 20TH FEB  TO 22ND FEB
TOPIC SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM
VENUE: DHARMA SASTHA ASHRAM ( AIYYAPPAN TEMPLE)
TOWN: SALEM
TIME: 6.30 P.M