Sunday, June 10, 2018

SLOKA FOR THE MONTH JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2018


Bhakthapriyam Bhakthabandum  Bhakthalokamanoramam
Bhakthakolahalam Vande Bakthaabheeshtaphalapradam--------WRITTEN BY- SRI HARI ANNA

                   
                                   I bow down to that Kolahala Swamy- Lord Kolahala who is the beloved of His devotees,Who is their relative, guide, friend and philosopher, Who makes the entire world revel and rejoice And Who blesses His devotees with all that they wish.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

PAST EVENTS- SRI HARI ANNA-K.K NAGAR, CHENNAI







Sri Rama Baktha Jana Samaj, K. K Nagar, Chennai conducted Sri Hari Anna's Ramayana Pravachanam from March 16th to March 23rd at Avichi School ground. A lot of rasikas revelled in the discourses. Smt. Vishakha Hari performed about Rama bakthas on March 16th and 17th.

PAST EVENTS--RADHA KALYANAM UTHSAVAM-APRIL 2018




From April 24th to 29th Radha Kalyana Uthsavam was conducted by Sri Hari Anna at Brindavanam. He delivered lectures on Brindavana Mahathmyam. Barathi was celebrated on 28th April, and Radha Kalyanam on 29th. Ashtapadi, Radhika shathakam and Divyanamam were celebrated with great joy.


WRITE UP on 'Vrindavana Mahatmayam' during Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam
Day 1- 25/4/18

Radha Rani's krupa made us accompany Sri Hari Anna embark on a journey of experiencing the mahimai of Vrindavan , staying in vrindavan.

Bhakti is remising the krupai of Krishna at every stage of life and Sharanagathi is total surrender by believing that all events that stage in life, is Krishna's Leelai.
Hari Anna cited 5 examples for us to conceive the various aspects of Sharanagathi.

Narasimha priya Prahaladha's charithram was rendered 1st. Prahaladha's Bhakti took the form of Sarvamayam Hari darshanam  or visualizing Lord Vishnu everywhere. His faith in Hari kept him intact during the torturous situations planned by his father, for he entrusted himself to Hari and believed that what is Hari's, will be taken care by Hari himself.

Dhruva charithram followed this. At a very tender age Dhruva was deprived of parental love and hence he went to seek Hari by performing a vigorous tapasya for 5 months. Finally Hari, pleaded with Dhruva's resolve, gave him darshan .

Draupadi's faith reached such levels that Krishna's Nama only saved her dignity even before Krishna himself could. And Ahalya's pavithrata  (purity) was upheld by Lord Rama when she had turned invisible and intently awaited him.

Finally Hari Anna elaborated Gajendra moksham  who after being in the clutches of a crocodile's mouth for 1000 years, realizes his life's driving power. After attaining nyanam when he wails Aadhimoolame ( the source of everything), Lord Vishnu descends from heaven on Garuda to save Gajendran.

Alas, all these Mahans showed that Sharanagathi is the enlightenment that, everything is by Krishna, through Krishna, and for Krishna .

DAY 2- 26/4/18

The mahimai of Bagavatha's is such that Krishna himself seeks their Charana sparsham. The very Bagavatha's gunas was listed by Hari Anna . They are Satyam (truthfulness), Kshma (patience), Brahmacharya (chastity), Ahimsa (non violence), Samatha (equality), Daya (compassion), Paropkaar (benevolence), Vairaagya (asceticism), gyan (knowledge) and Saraltha (simplicity). 

Hari Anna provided examples of Mahaans to explain them.
The narration of Sridhara Ayyaval's katha starts with Easwara Darshanam only. After identifying Lingeswara Gurukal, Ayyaval behaves lovingly to all, in the apprehension that it must be Lord Shive in disguise. This very mano bhava made him give his parents shraddha prasadh to a non Brahmin. The angered villagers punish him to purify his sins for which, Gangai herself emerges from his well when he calls her. This convinces us of the Satya vachanam of Bagavathas that is assured by the Lord himself.

Sant Tukaram's kshama bhaav is primarily highlighted in his katha. To sustain his Chitta shuddhi , the sant pardons an unethical man who continuously spits on him as he believed that, the impurities in his body could be cleansed by water but anger would create filth in his mind, which no theertha can clean .

Finally Brighu Maharishi's katha was recited, who went to identify the most shanta devta. Both Brahma and Shiva lose their temper at some point  but, Lord Vishnu remains patient even when Brighu Maharishi kicks him on his maarbu (chest). Rather the Lord cares for him by asking him whether his komal charan were hurt by striking his iron like chest.

Hari Anna in the end, crowned us the title of Bagavatha utthamam for listening to katha or for coming from far off places just to listen to Hari's gunas .


DAY 3- 27/4/18

The smarana of Hari Nama alone can lead us to Paragathi (salvation). The Nama Mahimai of Hari was narrated by Hari Anna.

Remembering the Nama of the Lord before one breathes his last is sufficient to reach Hari, says Hari himself. Ambareesh charithram stands as an evidence to this.

Initially righteous, Ambareeshan later turns into an adharmi due to bad company. But the plans of Hari makes him name his youngest son as Narayana. Thus, when the bedridden Ambareeshan calls out his son Narayana, the Yama dhootas  that had arrived to take him to yamaloka , were denied permission by the assistants of Vishnu , as Ambareeshan had chanted Hari's nama during the last stage of his life.

Narayana himself confirms that, anyone who reminisces his Nama before dying, in any form (hasya, krodh, etc), will be given Moksha.

In a nutshell, our only duty is to chant the nama of Hari because, when you have no one by your side, it is the Hari's nama that doesn't forgo it's Bhaktas.

DAY 4- 28/4/18

The katha of Meera's Prabhu, Govardhana Giridhari was recited was Shri Hari Anna's son, Chi. Raja Gopal.

Giridhari is known as Meera's Prabhu because, as Krishna had rescued his close ones, Meera bai also trusts him and wants him to save her from the worldly bonds. The faith of the Vrujavasis on Krishna didn't shrink one bit, nor did a pinch of suspicion climb their minds when the thunder had risen. Similar should be our viswaasa on Krishna and his leelais.

Hari Anna had also listed the Gunas of Krishna that makes him superior to Lord Vishnu himself.

Krishna's Sundartha ( neela megha Shyamala, mor-mukuta dhari, pitambara vastra, vaijayantigala, tribhangi, komal charan, kamala nayan, natkhat haasya, madhura murali, etc) is enough to capsule one's eyes and mind in his heart.
His Sulabhta makes it effortless for his Bhaktas to approach him (e.g. Sudhama).
As a Sukumara  sundaran, his compassion and tenderness gives us all a place in his heart.
There is no gentleman in the universe who can compete with Krishna when it comes to Susheeltha ( good nature/ gunas). 
As a Karuna moorthi, he pardons all the sins of one, just with the chant of his Nama .

And finally the delight of extracting Krishna Rasa from his leelais, makes us relish every moment of our life.

DAY 5- 29/4/18

RadhaKrishna's milan samay had arrived and Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam was celebrated divinely.

The grandeur of Prema Madhuri Nikunjam is tremendous as the first Radha Kalyanam was occasioned at this very place.

After Krishna's Raasaleelai with the Gopis and Radha, krishna and Radha entered the prema nikunjam and took the roopa of a young balak and balika. All the Devtas appeared at that place to witness the jovial moment .
Though Radha Krishna's Kalyanam isn't described anywhere clearly, each of them are embedded in each other's Hrudayam and Nama and are complete only with the other.

Hari Anna had beautifully ended that Radha mean Krishna, in silence (hrudayam) and Krishna means Radha, in silence (hrudayam).

Friday, June 8, 2018

PAST EVENTS- SRI HARI ANNA'S PROGRAMS-APRIL, MAY 2018

                             SEETHA KALYANA MAHOTHSAVAM--SRIRANGAM






Sri Hari Anna delivered lecture on Rukmini kalyanam at Goratha Moola, Vadakku vasal, Srirangam on May 17th. It was organsied by Seetha Kalyana Mahothsava committee.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PROGRAMS OF SRI HARI ANNA-JUNE, JULY, AUG 2018


1) PROGRAM AT CHENNAI
DATE: 15TH JUNE TO 20TH JUNE
TOPIC: SRI KRISHNA LEELA
VENUE: SREE GURUVAYURAPPAN TEMPLE, NANGAINALLUR
TIME: 7.00 P.M TO 9.00 P.M

2) PROGRAM AT GURUVAYUR
DATE: AUG 8TH TO 15TH
TIME: 7 A.M TO 6.30 P.M
VENUE: RUGMINI REGENCY, EAST NADA, GURUVAYUR

3) PROGRAM AT SRIRANGAM
DATE: AUG 28TH TO SEPT 1ST
TOPIC: SRIKRISHNA LEELA
VENUE: SRINGERI MUTT, SRIRANGAM
TIME: 7.00 P.M


PROGRAMS OF SMT. VISHAKHA HARI- JUNE, JULY, AUG 2018


1)PROGRAM IN CHENNAI
DATE: 2ND, 3RD JUNE
TIME; 6.45 P.M
VENUE: RATNAGIRESWARAR TEMPLE, BESANT NAGAR
TOPIC: NAMAH SIVAYA --PART 1 AND 2

II) PROGRAMS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2018

1) PROGRAM AT KUMBAKONAM
DATE: 11TH AUG
TIME: 6.30 P.M
VENUE; RASIKA RANJANI SABHA

2) PROGRAM AT COIMBATORE
DATE: 15TH AUG
TIME: 6.30 P.M
VENUE: IYYAPPAN POOJA SANGAM
TOPIC: KRISHNAM VANDE JAGADGURUM

3) PROGRAM AT MUMBAI
DATE: 17TH AUG
TIME: 6.30 P.M
VENUE: CHEMBUR FINE ARTS
CITY: MUMBAI

4)PROGRAM AT BANGALORE
DATE: 19TH AUG
TIME: 6.30 P.M
VENUE; UNNATI, ( GURUVAYURAPPAN BHAKTHA SAMAJ)
CITY: BANGALORE

KSHETRA FOR THE MONTHS- JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2018


                                                              NANDIPURAVINNAGARAM
There is no difference between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Those who perceive differences and speak ill of the Lords only project their own jealousy. The devotees of Shiva who show prejudice against Vishnu and vice versa cannot please either of the Lords. Just as a man- takes duty as an officer in his office, as a father at home and as a pilgrim on a holy tour, the lord is one. He takes several roles, as a creator, sustainer and destroyer. As a creator He is known as Brahma. As one who protects the world He is called Vishnu and as the destroyer. He is known as Shiva. These are but roles of one and the same person. In order to show this to the world a divine sport took place at Kailasa.
                                         Lord Shiva was discussing Brahma Vichara with the rishis at Kailasa. They started discussing the origin of the world and the person who was the sole reason behind the world. Just then Veda Vyasa entered the sadas.
   He lifted both his hands and proclaimed “ I can tell with authority that the Vedas are the most authentic shastras and Lord Vishnu is the greatest of the Gods.” “ Narayana is Parabrahma.” Nandikeswara was angered by these words. He felt it was an insult to Lord Shiva. He hence paralysed the hands of Veda Vyasa. Shiva was inturn angered by the actions of Nandi. He said “ Everyone knows that Narayana is Parabrahma and I also accept this statement. You have committed a sin by unnecessarilily paralysing Vyasa’s hands. This only reflects your jealousy towards him. May you get out of Kailasa”. Vyasa pleaded with Shiva “ Nandi is your true devotee. Out of staunch devotion he has committed the same. He is Dharmaswarupa. Lord Vishnu resides in your heart and you reside in Vishnu’s heart. Those who do not know the essence of the shastras do not know this too. I beg you to forgive him and take him again to ypour feet.” Lord Shiva said “ Nandi, Go to Bhooloka, worship Lord Vishnu there and get relieved of your sin.  You may then continue your service at Kailasa. Those who perceive differences between me and Vishnu are indeed traitors.

                       Thus Nandi came to a place near Kumbakona and cleansed himself of his sin by worshipping SriNatha at the banks of river Manimuktha. Hence this place came to be called Nandipuravinnagaram.