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

Sunday, February 03, 2008

NGY: Narasimha Avataara @ Lingampally

Shri Narasimha Avataara was conducted successfully at Shri Uttaradi Mutt, Lingamapally on 2nd & 3rd February 2008 (saturday & sunday). The day being Ekadasi those who attended have special anugraha Of Sri Narasimha Devaru!

Pt. Sri Jayatheerthachar Pagadala, held the audience with grace and ensured that we a very high level aspects of almost everything under Vedas about Sri Narasimha devaru!

Things to be noted:

1. Its a privilege to listen Nasimha Purana/Avthar gAthe on Sunday and that too Ekadasi, special privilege to people who perform "Nirahara"

2. Sri Shanishwara - in praise composed a Narasimha Astaka which is a "Rama bana" cure to people who suffer from 7 1/2 (Sade Sath) Shani peeda.

3. In depth Explanation of the word "Narasimha".

We are indebted to Sri Jayatheerthachar to grace us with his Vakpatithva!

Please find below a few pictures taken during the end of the event.

Puranadara Daasara Aaradhane Competitions - 2008

As a part of our programs leading to Dasa Shrestaru Sri Purandara dasaru, we successfully executed Spardhe karyakrama @ Lingampally and Ramanthapur.

The day being Ekadasi ITMS had a privelige to actively involve in various activities! Right From Morning to Evening.

We had Purandara Dasara Ardhane Spardhe Executed Successfully @ Lingampally and Ramanthapur, then Narasimha Avathara Pravachane as a part of Niranthara Gyana Yagna.
I sincerely thank all the participants and in name Krishna prasath, Balkrishna Kale, Vitthal Joshi, Aditya & Sirisha Rao.

ITMS - Ramanthapur

Singing Junior:
1st Piyusha
2nd Achuth
3rd Pooja katti.

Stotra Junior:
1st Achuth
2nd Tarun
3rd Sanjiv katti
Special -Encouragement Prize:

This category needs some lines in praise! Small kids between 3 yrs to 6 yrs were actively involved in both Stotra and Singing! Also they never shied away, tried to recollect and complete!

Srinivas - Samana - Sakshi & Rishitha.
Singing - Senior:
Srivatsav & Sowmya

I also take the opportunity to thank Hon. judges!
1. Pt. Sri Ramakanth Achar - who agreed to Judge in very short notice.
2. Sri Bandi NarsimhAchar - who arranged judges for singing competition and himself judging.
3. Sri Adavi Achar H
4. Veda rajpurohit


The competetions held at Karnataka Sahitya Mandira, Lingampally went off very well and here are the results of the Spardhe

Singing Junior
1st: Sujana
2nd: Sanjana
3rd: Sukhi

Singing Senior
1st: Ambika
2nd: Aishwarya Joshi
3rd: K Harini & Srinidhi (tied)

Stotra (Venkatesha Stotra)
1st: Pranav Kale
2nd: S Anirudh

Stotra (Harikatamrutha Sara - one prize only)
1st: Ambika

A section of the audience

Young participants at Karnataka Sahitya Mandira

Winners of the Stotra Competitions

I would like to specially thank Shri Sudheendra our esteemed Jt Secretary for leading this effort and making it a success. Also appreciate the support and involvement of our executive members Shri Vitthal Joshi, Shri Krishna Prasath and Sirisha Rao for making t! his program a success.

Special thanks to our Judges
Shri Srinivasa Kale, Smt. Vasudhija and Smt Sudha Kulkarni for helping us in completing the proceedings.

Sudeendra Srinivasan, Jt Secretary
Aditya Rao, President