Satyamangalam: MARCH 15 – 16, 2012

Jagadguru in Satyamangalam

Arriving at Satyamangalam on the evening of 15th March, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji blessed the devotees with an Anugraha Bhashanam in which He said “धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः” – Dharma protects one who has protected it. “Protection of Dharma” means “adherence to Dharma”. When one says “Dharma protects”, this means that Dharma leads to happiness.

It is said “रामो विग्रहवान् धर्मः” – Rama is Dharma personified. Dharma took the form of Rama and moved about in this world. His behavior with his friends, brothers and even servants and attendants are exemplary. Despite Sri Rama’s displaying such ideals, seldom do people follow his example. Even when his enemy’s brother came to him seeking refuge, Sri Rama said, “I will give refuge even to my enemy if he seeks refuge in me.”

The Jagadguru mentioned that His Parameshti Guru had graced Satyamangalam 120 years back. His Paramaguru and Guru had also graced the place, and He too had performed the Prathishta of Bhagavatpada Shankaracharya in 1992 at Satyamangalam. Expressing happiness at the devotion of the gathering, the Jagadguru blessed all and performed the Sharada Chandramoulishwara Puja in the night.

On 16th morning, the Jagadguru had Darshan at the Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and Mahaganapati temple.