Chennai: JULY 3 TO OCTOBER 1, 2012

Other Highlights of Chaturmasya in Chennai

Thousands of devotees had Darshan of the Jagadguru every day in the mornings and in the evenings. Many dignitaries and agents of Dharmic and Social Change arrived to have the Darshan of Jagadguru and returned blessed and inspired. The Jagadguru gave many interviews and messages that were published in both English and Tamil newspapers and magazines.

On every single day of the Yatra, the Vijaya Yatra Committee in Chennai made arrangements for Annadanam on a large scale both in the morning and evening. Many volunteers worked hard for long hours to ensure that the thousands who came to have Darshan returned only after a sumptuous Prasadam meal. Beginning July 1, the Committee also organized musical concerts and other events every evening. Under the leadership of ardent disciple and violinist Sri RK Shriramkumar the events including performances by both leading and rising Carnatic musicians and offered a melody of Kirtanas filled with Bhakti. The concerts began after the evening Darshan of the Jagadguru and ended with the Chandramoulishwara Puja. Leading exponents of Bhajans and Upanyasas also enthralled the devotees. Sanskrit plays were also held in the Jagadguru’s presence. A 3-day Yajur Veda Parayana was organized in late August and scholars were honoured.

On 11th August, Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation organized a function to announce the awards of the annual essay writing competition conducted by the foundation. Winning students were awarded prizes and blessed by the Jagadguru. The Jagadguru also blessed the gathering with an Anugraha Bhashanam.

On 12th August, the Jagadguru released audio CDs of Krishna Yajur Veda Krama produced by Vedic Sangeeta Foundation, Chennai. Earlier, Parayana of all the four Vedas took place in the presence of the Jagadguru from around 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm. The function ended with the Jagadguru giving an Anugraha Bhashanam throwing light on the valuable advices mentioned in the Vedas.

On 20th August, Guru Vandanam was organized on behalf of the Telugu community in Chennai. The Jagadguru blessed the gathering with an Anugraha Bhashanam in Telugu.

On 7th September, the Vijaya Yatra Committee invited a large assembly of Chennai’s professional community comprising of leading doctors, judges, lawyers, educationists and social workers to have Darshan of the Jagadguru and listen to His Anugraha Bhashanam. The Jagadguru delved on the tenets of Dharma and how professionals in the present-day should take care to adhere to Dharma even in a world driven by economy.

On 9th September, the annual award function in honor of late Dharmatma Sri Vaidyasubrahmanya Iyer was organized by his sons, Sri V Vaidyanathan and Sri V Jayaraman and held in the presence of the Jagadguru.

On 16th September, the prize distribution ceremony of the popular program Bhajan Samrat on Sankara TV was held in the presence of the Jagadguru. The final had been held in the Meenakshi College premises the previous day when Sri V R Gowrishankar, Administrator & CEO of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, had announced that the Amalgamations group would sponsor prize money for the other four teams also. The five finalist teams performed Bhajans in the Jagadguru’s presence, received their awards and were blessed by the Jagadguru. In His Anugraha Bhashanam, the Jagadguru pointed out the efficacy of Nama Sankeertanam and commended the efforts of the organizers and the participants.

To the delight of the Chennai devotees, the Adhika Bhadrapada Masa adding an extra month to the Chaturmasya period. Thus, the 38th Chaturmasya of the Jagadguru was filled with Vedanta Anugraha Bhashanams, Vratas and Pujas, music concerts, Upanyasas and Bhajans. The Jagadguru had clearly touched millions of astikas and the Jagadguru was firmly entrenched in their hearts and minds.

PLEASE NOTE. A separate event page will be added soon to cover the entire concert/cultural event series at Chennai.