With the Grace of Sri Hari, Vayu and GurugaLu, NGY Kurmavatara pravachana program last weekend at Malkajgiri was successfully completed.
Place : Malkajgiri Sri Uttaradi Matha
Topic : Kurma Avatara
Pravachana By : Pt. Sri Chittaguppa Padmanabhacharya
Start Time : 6:30 PM
End Time : 7:45 PM
Total Audience : ~40 on 8/12, ~40 on 9/12
The Acharya spoke about
1. Kurmavatara of the Lord, the circumstances for the same, and that this avatara is one of the three directly responsible for the gods receiving "Amruta" from the milk ocean; the other two being Dhanvantari and Mohini. Kurmavatara happens only during the Raivata(5th) and Vaivasvata(7th) manvantaras of every Kalpa.
2. The meaning of the word kUrma - One who removes the bad waves of Samsara.
3. The KurmapurANa being the 15th of the 18 MahapurANa-s. Specific prameyas for which SrimadAcharya quotes this purANa as reference. One of them being the 5 dinakalpa-s during which Sri Hari Himself takes up the post of Vedavyasa.
4. Upadesha of Kurma rupi paramAtma to King Indradyumna about dharma and AchAra that one needs to follow as a Brahmin. and other related topics.
The Acharya also spoke about Sri PadmanabhatIrtharu whose Aradhana was on Saturday (8th Dec 2007) and Sri Mahipati dasaru who Aradhana was on Sunday (9th Dec 2007).