NEWS & EVENTS


2017

July

Vyasa Pooja and Chaturmasya Vratha Sankalpa was observed by His Holiness on July 9th at Shankaralayam- Hariharaputra Bhajan samaj- Chembur W. Mumbai. The Pooja Mantap was decorated in a grand manner for the ocassion. The hall was full with devotees from Mumbai and all other parts of the country.


June

Shrimutt camp reached Mumbai on June 28th in connection with the observance of Chaturmasya Vratha at Mumbai. Grand reception was accorded to His Holiness at Shri Hariharaputra Bhajan samaj, Chembur, Mumbai by Shri Jayanth Lapsia and the devotees of Mumbai.


His Holiness visited Upanishad Vanam at Yoga Nikaya Ashramam near Hosur on June 10th. Elaborate arrangements were made by Sri J. Chandramouli, Sishya of Brahmsri Nochur Venkataraman at the Ashramam. Sri. Nochur Anna & family along with hundred devotees were present. His Holiness had a darshan at Sri Dakshinamurthy Sannidhi and gave anugrahabhashanam on Sri Krishna`s visit to Vidhura`s house at Hastinapura and equated that Sri santhanavenugopalakrishna of Shrimutt has visited the Ashram that day in deference of the wishes of Sri Nochur Anna.


His Holiness performed the Kumbhabhishekam of Sri Vinayakar temple,Shivalli Smartha Bhavan, Visvesvariah layout, Bangalore on June 9th. In connection with the rituals Shrimutt camped in the premises for two days. Scores of devotees had darshan of His Holiness and participated in the Kumbhabhishekam.


Shrimadbhagavatha Katha Sapthaham by Brahmasri Nochur Venkatarama Sharma concluded on June 5th. His Holiness was present daily at Yagnamantapam for hearing the discourse. About 250 people, majority of them first time visitors to Shrikeshetra Shakatapuram participated during these 8 days. His Holiness blessed Shri Nochur Anna, other pundits and all the devotees and gave an Anugrahabhashan on the concluding day. This was followed by Avabrutha Snanam.


May

His Holiness performed Kumbhabhishekam of Sri Kalaanaatheswara Swami temple at Karangi, few kilometers from Shrikshetra Shakatapuram on May 22nd.


His Holiness performed Maha Kumbhabhishekam of Shri Parashakthi Maramma Temple, Vasanthapura Bangalore on MAy 18th, witnessed by hundreds of people.


Shrimad Bhavatha Katha Sapthaham by Brahmasri Nochur Venkatarama Sharma commenced at Shrikshetra Shakatapuram on 29th May. The Parayanam was conducted by Shri Nochur Anna and learned pundits daily from 6 AM to 11 AM. Pravachanam by Shri Nochur Anna was between 3.30 PM to 5 PM and 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM. daily for 7 days.


Aradhana festival of Shri Jagadguru Ramachandranandaterrtha Mahaswamigal was conducted in an austere manner as per Shrimutt tradition at Shrikkshetra Shakatapuram as well as Branch Shrimutt at Tambaram on May 26th, 27th and 28th. His Holiness performed special poojas ath the Adhishtanam of Shri ramachandra Periyava.


The Shankaracharya of Gudali Mutt visited Shrikshetra Shakatapuram on 6th May.


SHRI NARASIMHA JAYANTHI SPECIAL POOJA was conducted by His Holiness at Shrikshetra Shakatapuram on 9th May.


April

SHRI SHANTHANA VENUGOPALAKRISHNA BRAHMA RATOTSAVA was conducted in a grand manner at Shrikshetra Shakatapuram on Akshaya Trithiya-29th April 2017. 30th was Shankara Jayanthi celebrations celebrated with usual divinity. Devoteess from all over the country particpated in the festivals spanning 10 days. Tambaram Barnch Shrimutt also celebrated the festivals in a grand manner particpated by all the local devotees.


March

Shrimutt camp left Tambaram to Srikeshtera Shakatapuram on 13th March after eventful and serene days at Chennai and Kanchipuram.


His Holiness performed the daily poojas at the Kanchipuram camp on 5th and 6th March. Suvasini Poojas were conducted in a grand manner daily morning participated by hundreds of suvasinis. His Holiness visited Shri Kamakshi Temple in the evening and also during ardhajamam for ekanta darshanam. On 6th morning His Holiness visited Sri Ekambareswara Temple and Orirukkai - Manimantapam. On 7th morning His Holiness visited Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple and the camp left for Chennai in the evening.


Shrimutt camp left for Kanchipuram on Sunday, March 5th evening. His Holiness was accorderd a grand reception at Kanch Shrimutt. His holiness performed Aarti at the Adhishtanam of Sri Maha Periyava afterwhich there was divine confluence of His Holiness and Shri Jayandra Periyava and Shri Bala Periyava. All devotees had a rare darshan of all the three Periyavas together afterwhich the camp moved to Kamakshi Kalyanamantapam. His Holiness gave an excellent Anugrahabhashan highlighting the greatness of Kanchi.


February

Mahashivarathri chaturyama pooja was conducted by His Holiness at Shrimutt Tambaram as per Shrimutt tradition. Hundreds of devotees participated throught night and obtained Terrtha Prasadam the next morning. Elaborate arrangements for special prasadams were made by Shrimutt administration for devotees who contributed to the Pooja Seva.


Tambaram Shrimutt witnessed a serene Peetarohana Anniversary Celebration on Wed. 22nd Feb 2017, essentially to bless the devotees who could not attend the celebrations on 15th at Ambattur. The event culminated with the Anugrahabhasahn of His Holiness on the Dharma ordained on Grahasthas (householders). Couple of devotees who were witness to the first Peetarohana on 22.02.1981 were honoured by Shrimutt on this ocassion.


The 36th Sanyasa sweekarana- Peetarohana anniversary festival of His Holiness was conducted at Chinna Tirupathi Temple- Ambattur- Chennai on Wednesday, 15th Feb. 2017.The arrangements were exemplary and the highlight of the event was honouring 36 achievers in various fields of arts and culture. The Anugrahabhashan of His Holiness for about 45 minutes was very touching, highlighting the duties of Grahasthas and Sanyasis.


Shrimutt camp left Tambaram to Ambattur- Chinna Tirupathi Temple- on Saturday, 11th Feb,2017. Elaborate and grand reception was accorded to His Holiness at Chinna Tirupathi temple by the Committee. After the welcome address and Duli Pada Pooja, His Holiness rendered a thought provoking Anugrahabhashan.


Shrimutt camp arrived at Chennai- Tambaram on Tuesday, 7th Feb. 2017. A rousing reception was accorded to His Holiness. His Holiness delivered an Anugrahabhashan on the one ness of Hari & Hara and blessed the gathering.