Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sri 1008 Sri Vidyatma Theertharu of Pragay pays a visit to ITMS

Sri Vidyatma Theertharu visited Sri Aditya Rao's home and delivered an hour long pravachana on the works of Sri Madhvacharyaru and the relevance of the same to current day affairs.
Section of the Audience at Aditya's home

Sri 1008 Sri Vidyatma Theertharu

Sri 1008 Sri Vidyatma Theertharu delivering his pravachana

Srigalu's exposition of the fundamentals for the layman was impeccable

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Devara Pooja Workshop held successfully - 27th July 2008

ITMS has successfully conducted its Phase I of Devara Pooja Workshop instructed by Shri Jayaramachar at Sri Krishna Mutt Kondapur on 27th July 2008 (Sunday). This was a live 4-hour workshop where all the participants were asked to bring their Devara Pettige (box) and perform the Devara Pooja as instructed by the achar.

We initially started off at 7:30 AM in the morning with Snana sankalpa in our Madi’s and performing samuhika snana. We then headed off to the mutt where we finished our pending anhikas and started off with Devara Pooja. The Pooja paddati starting from Nirmaalya Visarjana till Vaishvadeva in about 3 hours was instructed and then performed by all the participants in chorus. It was indeed a very rewarding experience for all the participants. Theertha Prasada at Sri Krishna Mutt, Kondapur, followed this activity.

Sri Jayaramachar instructing the participants

A participant with his devara pooja samagri


Hareye Namaha
Aditya Rao

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ananthagiri Trip - 6th July 2008.

Trip plan and Schedule
Anathagiri (about 6 kms from Vikarabad) is a kshetra of swayam udhbhava Shri Ananthapadmanabha Devaru. IT Madhva Sangha went on a 1-day yaatre to Ananthagiri on 6th July 2008 (Sunday). About 52 of our bandus participated in this unique yaatra.

Ananthagiri is about 90kms from Hyderabad and is a scenic 90 minutes drive from Hyderabad. To add to our punya the HH Swamiji of Kudli Arya Akshobya Mutt was also be present at Ananthagiri. This gave us a unique opportunity to additionally witness the Samsthana Rama Devara Pooje and seek the blessings of HH Swamiji.

The yaatra was scheduled as follows :

7:30 AM - Leave for Anathagiri from Hyderabad.
9:15 AM - Arrival at Anathagiri
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM: Freshen up and rest.
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM: Have the darshana of Shri Anathapadmanabha Devaru.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Anugraha Sandhesha on “Chaturmaasa - its practices and importance” by HH Swamiji
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Witness the Samsthana Shri Ramadevara Pooje
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM: Theertha + Mantraxthe distribution by HH Swamiji.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Theerthaprasada
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Break/Vishraanthi
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Competitions and Games.
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Conclude and pack-up
4:45 PM: Depart for Hyderabad
6:30 PM: Arrival at Hyderabad

Samsthana Pooja of Sri Vaikunta Rama Devaru of Sri Kudli Mutt

Sri 1008 Sri Raghuvijaya Theertharu address the ITMS Members

ITMS Members listening to Sri Swamiji

Note on Shri Kudli Mutt
HH Shri Akshobya Theertharu (direct Shishya of Shri Madhvacharyaru) sometime in between 1349 AD - 1364 AD founded the Shri Kudli Mutt by giving ashrama to Shri Shri Trailoyaka Bhusana Theertharu and started a parampare at Kudli in Shimoga. It then came to be known as Kudli Arya Akshobhya Theertha Mutt. During the Vijayanagar time, the Mutt was addressed as “Kudalaarya Mutt” and was very close to the then royal family. 29 highly learned pontiffs have ruled the Mutt over the last 7 centuries and most of the Brindavanas are in Kudli itself. The current pontiff is Shri 1008 Shri Raghupriya Theertharu and the Junior Swamiji is Shri 1008 Shri Raghuvijaya Theertharu. The Pontiffs of this parampare are known for their exemplary oratory skills and great service is spreading our Madhwa Siddhantha by taking up regular sancharas (tours). The parampare has Shri Vaikunta Ramadevaru as the samstana devaru.

Brief Note about current Sri Kudli Mutt Peetadhipatis.
The Senior Pontiff HH Shri 1008 Shri Raghupriya Theertharu took over the pontificate of Shri Kudli Mutt under his Vidhya Guru of Uttaradi Mutt HH Shri Sathyapramoda Theertharu about 3 decades ago.

HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu is now of advanced age of 94 years but continues to lead the Mutt and has performs Shri Ramadevara Pooje with atmost bhakti and vyragya. HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu was a senior official in the Agricultural department and was known is his poorvashrama days as Pt. Narayanachar Galagali. HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu is an exemplary orator and known to have performed several miracles and has a very huge following in Bijapur, Bagalkote areas.

HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu’s shishya is HH Shri Raghu Vijaya Theertharu and the Junion Pontiff of the Shri Kudli Mutt, who in his pre-pontiff days held B.Tech, MBA and LLB degrees and was a successful professional working out of Mumbai. But HH Shri Raghu Vijaya Theertharu was highly overcome and influenced by the senior poniff HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu and immediately gave up loukika life and studied Sudha under HH Shri Raghupriya Theertharu and was made a pontiff to lead the Kudli Mutt in the future and he was rechristened HH Shri Raghuvijaya Theertharu.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Nitya Karma Anushtana Program held successfully at Mallapur

The Nithya Karma Anusthana Karyakrama held on 8th June 2008 (Sunday), under the aegis of ITMS, Mallapur was a grand success and well received. We had close to 60 participants who took advantage of this fantastic program under the guidance of Vidwan Pt. Sukeshacharya Jallihal.

The program was held at Shri Anjaneya temple at Mallapur where people had gathered at about 8 AM in the morning. The haribhaktas started off with the parane of Shri Venkatesha Stotra, Shri Vayu Stuti and Shri Rayara Stotra. At sharp 9 AM in the morning Pt. Sukeshachar Jallihal took over the stage to conduct the program. Achar explained in detail about the prathaha (morning) slokas and informed all on the series of karmas needs to be observed starting from waking up from the rightside and following up with dhyana slokas. Following this unique exposition, achar began with demonstrating the Urdhavapundra (Gopi Chandana Dharane) in great detail, by requesting a volunteer to come on stage. Similarly achar also explained on how one should tie kache-panche and informed that it was mandatory for Grahastas to tie kache-panche.

Following this session, a detailed explanation of the all-important Sandhya was made and each and every one was made to recite the slokas once so that it becomes a habit going forward. The sessions ended at about 12:30 PM and achar explained in detail about Parishechana Chitrahuti & Aposhana Mantra as the participants sat for theertha prasada.

The afternoon session started at 2:30 PM, were achar in detail on the benefits of performing sandhyavandhne. This session ended at about 3:30 PM followed by Q&A session where the Haribhaktas took advantage by clarifying their genuine doubts.

ITMS profusely thanks its volunteers from Mallapur Shri Prahalad, Shri Kopresh, Shri Karthik, Shri Raghavendra & Shri Pramod. Additionally, we also would like to express our deepest gratitude towards Shri Anjaneya Swamy Temple committee for their constant support in making this program a very grand success.

Please find below some snaps taken during the program.

1. Achar explaining the arghya pradhaana karya

2. Participants stand for giving Arghya during the workshop.

3.A section of the audience

4. During Theertha Prasaada

5. Sambhavane to Shri Sukeshachar by Shri Annayachar at the end of the program.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Paata on Manimanjari starts at Ranigunj - update

We would like to inform all that the pAta karykrama which was started with the anugraha of Shri Vyasaprathista Anjenya Swamiji of Ranigunj and under the guidance of Pt. Shri Sukeshacharya Jalihal has got off to a fantastic and blessed start. We started off with Manimanjari in the traditional style of paata.

The key advantage of learning Manimanjari is that it would assist in picking up Samskruta to a fair extent and assist in our further endeavors. Thanks to Shri Gururaj and Shri Ramchandra for having coordinate this fantastic program.

Request more and more members to kindly attend this unique program and take advantage of this. As achar aptly quoted, going to paata karyakrama is like going to a shop selling diamonds, and obviously very few would visit the diamond shops. So, it indeed is a fantastic opportunity for all and request one and all to take advantage of this.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sthree Dharma & Nithya Anushtaana Program Held Successfully

Sthri Dharma Program which was held on 22nd & 23rd March (last Saturday & Sunday) was a very successful and well received program. Please find some snaps from the program below. In spite of incessent rains over the weekend we had a very good participation from the Hari Bhaktas who participated in large numbers.

Pt. Shri Hanumeshachar Jallihal was exemplary in his delivery of all the four sessions (Sadachara Smurthi, Vishnusahasra naama, Sadachara Smurthi - part 2 & Sthri Dharma). ITMS profusely thanks Smt Sudha Bai for the logistics provided, Pt Shri Jayatheerthachar for providing us the Uttaradi Mutt premises and Karnataka Sahitya Mandira for having allowed us to use their auditorium.

NOTE: Please standby for a detailed report on the program and the proceedings.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Shri Madhva Navami : 15th February 2008

Namaskara Madhwa Bandhugale!

Madhwa Navami Shubashyagalu!! It gives me immense pleasure in letting you all know that Shri Madhwa Navami @ Kondapur Krishna Mutt, was a very huge success [please find the photographs below]. I heard from the mutt authorities that it was second highest gathering for any large program apart from Rayara Aaradhane. This event was a jointly organized by ITMS and Kondapur Krishna Mutt. All the programs went off as schedules, thanks to Shri Hari Vayu Gurugalu.

The program started in the morning at 6:15 AM with Shri Vayusthuthi Punarascharne along with "Madhu Abhishekaha" to the installed Mukhyaprana Vigraha. After the Mangalaarathi, Pt. Shri Vedeshachar conducted Shri Pavanmaana Homa with a great pledge and the program went off very well. The homa lasted for well over three hours. We had quite a few people attending from BHEL and Madhapur areas.

Teertha Prasada followed, which was savored by all. During the evening session, starting at 4:30 PM we had a 2-1/2 hr discourse on Sri Su-mAdhwa Vijaya and Sarva moola grantha. By Pt. Sri Sukeshachar Jallihal.

As announced earlier we give away Rs 30,000 /- to Sainikpuri Vidhyapeetha as part of our Vidhyarthi Vetana Karyakrama (VVK). Pt. Sri Sukeshachar J gave away the Cheque to Sri Sudheendra Das [ITMS Director - Sainikpuri], who in turn has handed over the amount to Shri Poorna Bodha Vidhyapeeta.

Then Parimala Bhajane Mandali from BHEL offered their Sangeeta Seva to Srimad Ananthatheertharu. The last event was Pallaki seva for Shri Vayudevaru.

On behalf Of ITMS we sincerely thank Sri Vasanth Kumar Avru {kondapur mutt}, The Great Donors of VVK (Vidhyarthi Vethana Karyakrama), Pt. Sri VedeshAchar & Pt. Sri Sukeshachar J, ITMS members, People present there and Shri Gopinath and his Bhajana Mandali for making this event roaring success and an unforgettable experience!

Shri Sudheendra Srinivasan

Hare Srinivasa

Jt. SecretaryIT Madhwa Sangha(Regd. )

Shri Vayu Stuti Purascharane starting at 6:15 AM at Shri Krishna Mutt kondapur in front of the Mukyaprana Devaru with Madhuabhisheka

Ksherabhisheka to Shri Mukyaprana Devaru during the Punascharane.

Dampathi's sitting for Sankalpa during the Pavamaana Homa.

Smt and Sri Vasanthakumar sitting for the Pavamaana Homa karyakrama.

Ahuthi to agni during Pavamaana Homa.

Arrangements made for Shri Pavamaana Homa

Arshina Kumkuma Akshate pooja to Poornahuthi during the Pavamaana Homa.

Poornahuti being consigned to Shri Agni during Pavamaana Homa

Remaing havis being consigned

Sambhavane & Ashirwad to Archakas

Sambhavane & Ashirwad to Archakas

ITMS folks (L to R): Sudhindra Das, Vinay Kumar, Krishna Prasth(back), Madhusudan Kowlgi, Aditya Rao (back), Pt. Vedeshachar, Guru Raj K (behind achar), Prasanna Kovalam (left of Gururaj), Kamesh Pandurangi (adjacent to Achar), Prasanna Venkatesh (just in front of achar), Sudheendra Srinivasan (red panche), Shri Srinivasa Kale (father of Balkrishna), Balkrishna Kale, Pavan K Kumar, Gautam Kulkarni

ITMS team bottling prasada (Jenu Tuppa) from the Pavamaana Homa and Vayustuti Purascharane.

Prasaada: Pavamaana Homa & Vayustuti Jenu Tuppa

Shri Balkrishna Kale handing over sambhavane to Pt. Sukeshachar Jalihal; after a fantastic 2 hr pravachane on Sumadhva Vijaya and Shri Sarvamoola Grantha.

Vidhyarthi Vetana Karyakrama: Pt. Shri Sukeshachar handin over a Cheque of Rs.30,000 to Shri Sudheendra Das towards Shri Poorna Bodha Vidhya Peeta at Sainikpuri.

Shri Parimala Bhajane Mandali performing during the end of the program at Krishna Mutt, Kondapura.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Shri Purandara Dasara Aaradhane - 7th February 2008

Namaskara All,
It indeed was a fantastic program, shastangha namaskaragalu to Shri Hari Vayu Gurugalu for making this evening one of the most memorable. ITMS and Karnataka Sahitya Mandira organized an evening to remember for all the Haribhaktas who attended.

Banner outside Karnataka Sahitya Mandir Auditorium, Hyderabad

The program started at 6:15 PM when Shri Murgoda Krishna Dasaru who was brought to Karnataka Sahitya Mandira from Shri Raghavendra Mutt, Lingampally in a grand way. Following this Shri Dasaru, Shri Raghavendra Rao and Shri Aditya Rao lighted the lamp to inaugurate the grand event.

This event was followed by Shri Murugoda Krishna Dasaru being honored for his contributions to dasa sahitya and nurturing several dasaru of this generation. KSM and ITMS honored Shri Dasaru with a citation, garland and shawl. Shri Dasaru then gave his Anugraha Sandesha.

As you are all already aware, ITMS & KSM had conducted several competitions across Hyderabad as a part of Purandara Dasara Aaradhane. About 41 children had won prizes across Hyderabad. They were all handed a certificate of honor by Shri Murugoda Dasaru.

Finally the stage was handed over to Shri Seshagiri Dasaru, which immersed all in the mode of Hari Bhakthi for a good 2 hours.

Please find below a few snaps taken during this memorable evening:

Shri Murugoda Dasaru being welcomed at Shri Rayara Mutt, Lingampally

Shri Murugoda Dasaru bring invited into Karnataka Sahitya Mandira, organizers from KSM and ITMS are seen here.

Procession for Murugoda Dasaru

Lighting the lamp by Shri Murugoda Dasaru

Shri Aditya Rao giving his speech during the inaugural event, Shri Raghavendra Rao, president of KSM and Shri Murugoda Dasaru look on.

Shri Murugoda Dasaru being honored with a citation by KSM and ITMS

Anugraha Sandesha by Shri Dasaru

Daasavani Karyakrama by Shri Seshagiri Dasaru and this troupe

Harey Namah
Aditya Rao