Sunday, December 06, 2009

Headsup !! Madhva Navami 2010 - Dr. Prabhanajanacharyaru in Hyderabad

Namaskara All,
As you are all already aware, Sri Madhva Navami is fast approaching and this year it is on 24th January 2010, fortunately a Sunday. This year is even more joyous as we will have the opportunity of listing to Sri (Dr.) Prabhanajanacharyaru on Sri Sumadhva Vijaya between 20th January 2010 (Wednesday) - 24th January 2010 (Sunday) right here at Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Malkajgiri.

Dr. Prabhanajanacharyaru immediately consented on ITMS's invitation to be part of the grand celebrations, especially after the wide support and participation during Nirantara Gnana Yagna on Sri Rama Avataara at Malkajgiri this April.

It is indeed an honor for all of to have such an eminent scholar addressing us during this unique paravakaala. Please do not miss this unique and wonderful opportunity indeed !

We are also scheduling pAta karyakrama during the early mornings during his stay and possibly pAta for everybody (esp ladies) on Harikathamurthasara during the afternoons.

Please standby for more information on the event and ensuing competitions we host every year for Sri Madhva Navami.

Dr. Prabhanajanacharya visited Hyderabad on behalf of ITMS during April 2009 and May 2006

Hareye Namaha
Aditya Rao

Saturday, July 04, 2009

“Understanding Chaturmasa”

Pravachana on “Understanding Chaturmasa” on 4th July 09 was successfully discoursed & participated by good number of people across ITMS centers. This was a repeat of single topic discourse @ same time interval at various centers of ITMS within Hyderabad & Nizamabad after NGY-I.

Gist is as below:

Chaturmasa greatness was explained to Bhoo devi by Lord Varaha. Importance of Tapa Mudra dharana & its spitirual & healthy effects in current lifestyle. Why Sudharshana Homa & Panchagavya Homa has to be performed on Ekadasi & Dwadshi respectively.

What should be & NOT be done, consumed during SAAKA Vraatha, DHADI Vraatha, KSHEERA Vraatha & DWIDALA Vraatha vratha’s.

Nizambad Wing

Pundit: Pt. Nambi Vasudeva Achar

Coordinator: Raghavendra Tadipatri

Participants : 8


Sri. Pt. Nambi Achar very interestingly explained about Chaturmasa with examples & what items could be prepared so that daily food could give good taste without vegetables & daily consumables that we people are habituated. Gave how these NIYAMA & change in FOOD habits would directly impact to our health during the rainy & winter seasons.

How Spirituality & science are associated was explained.

NOTE: ITMS Core takes this opportunity to appreciate our family member Raghavendra Tadipatri who takes extra efforts to render his the SEVA to Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu with THANU, MAANA & DHAANA by means of his dedicated, determined single handed contributions @ Nizambad which is more than 200kms away from Hyderabad. Where most of the activities are being executed successfully with co-operation & co-ordination of local people.

Mallapur Wing

Pundit: Pt. Dhananjay Achar

Coordinator: Kopresh & Jayatheerth Kadloor

Participants: 21


Pt. Dhananjay Achar has emphasized much on the youth & how they could manage to follow chaturmasa without getting distracted/disturbe d with their daily activities of attending office/colleges, etc.

Lingampally Wing

Pundit: Pt. Pagadal Jayatheerth Achar

Coordinator: Balakrishna

Participants : 25


Sri Pagadal Achar emphasized more on DHANA & DHARAMA & its credit in multiple folds during chaturmasa apart from explaining indetail about the SIGNIFICANCE, DO’s & DON’Ts during CHATURMASA.

Pt. Jayatheerthachar Pagadal at his usual best during the pravachana at Sri Uttaradi Mutt Lingampally, Hyderabad

A section of Shishya varga & bhaktas listen on at Lingampally.

You can download the audio session of this pravachana as well. Thanks to Sri Kale Balakrishna, VP, IT Madhva Sangha for this.

Kondapur Wing

Pundit: Pt. Sri Sukesh Achar

Coordinator: Pavan & Prahalad

Participants : 22


Sri Sukesh Achar has explained in details as to what are to DO’s & DON’Ts during the chaturmasa period. How we could beg pardon to GOD & get rid of our mistakes (EXEMPTIONS) in case if we do any thing that is part of DON’Ts & was done my mistake/ in ability. But should not intentionally do the errors by not following the NIYAMA.

Achar emphasized as to how people could be united & many other benefits when NIYAMA is followed by explaining about VAANA BHOOJANA & conclusion rules of CHATURMASA VRAATHA.

Everyone thanked Achar as they could get time to clear their personal doubts clarified after pravachana.

Note: More than 50% of the strength was from ITMS Members.

Ramantapur Wing

Pundit: Pt. Nagendra Prasad Achar

Coordinator: Sudheendra & Aditya

Participants: 35


Pt. Nagendra Prasad Achar was emphasizing that it’s a revision exercise for Ramantapur devotees as they are learned & have good exposure to Madhwa shastra & more than 50% of the residents are practical oriented people & keep things in acharnee.

Pt. Nagendrachar at Ramanthapur Rayara Mutt

Malkajgiri Wing

Pundit: Pt. Tupaskari Prahalad Achar

Coordinator: Vikran & Uday

Participants : 28


Sri Tupasakri Achar emphazied much on the subject with the veda slokha’s giving detailed explanations.

Sri Prahaladachar Tupsakri during the pravachana

Malkajgiri Audience

ITMS renders its thanks to ALL THE Pundits, MUTT AUTHORITIES & bhakta vrunda for active Co-operation/ participation in the GNANA KARYA.

||Hare Srinivasa||

Monday, June 29, 2009

Devara Puja workshop - a Brief Report !

Here is a brief report on the Devara Puja workshop conducted at UM Malkajgiri.

The workshop was a success with Sri Padmanabha Acharya conducting it very well. While close to 15 bhaktas from different parts of the city participated as actors, another 10-12 listened to the instructions of Acharya from the sidelines. People started assembling from 8 AM and by 9:15 everybody had completed snAna, sandhyAvandana etc and were ready for the main event to start. Copies of Sankshipta Devapuja Paddhati in telugu by Pujya Sri Maligi Bhimachar(He was previously editor of Telugu Tattvavada magazine) were given out to all participants. Acharya went through the different upachAras one by one and explained the meanings of the mantras that are recited at each stage. He also gave details about different sampradayas where applicable.

Special emphasis was given on Naivedya especially on the anusandhana and chintana that is to be followed during that time. It is during Naivedya that we offer all our belongings and actions done during the whole day at the feet of the Lord, while He is feasting on His svAkhyarasa. The bhakta has to meditate upon the Aikya(identity) of his Bimba murthi, the rupa of the Lord in the idol(s), shAlagrAma and the rupa-s of the Lord in all the naivedya items offered.

By 12:15 PM, everyone had finished performing mangaLArati and were tying up their devara pettige-s. Sumptuous teertha prasada was served shortly after that.

Sri Padmanabhacharya clearly explained both the mantra and the tantra aspects of devara puja and was very patient in providing clarifications to all the queries of participants. We once again offer sAshTAnga pranamas to Acharya.

All the participants personally expressed their thanks to ITMS for conducting the workshop and wished that many more such events be conducted on a regular basis.

Please find photographs from the session below:

ITMS Malkajgiri team.

Pt. Sri Padmanabhachar instructing the delegates on the devarapooja

Participants in the midst of Devarapooja under the guidance of Pt. Sri Pamanabhachar

The shishyavarga of Sri Padmanabhachar closely guide the participants through the holy and mandatory ritual.

A few participants came in as observers.

A section of the participants.

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Devara Pooja Workshop" @ Malkajgiri on 24th June 2009

To sustain meeting the Objectives ITMS has set for itself, we are very pleased to announce the "Devara Pooja Workshop" to be held this time at Sri Uttaradi Mutt, Malkajgiri under the guidance Pt. Sri Padmanabhacharya on 28th June 2009 (SUNDAY).

This workshop is envisaged to be of a great learning experience as the participants are expected to bring their Devara Pettige from home and a live demonstration on how each activity is to be performed will be guided by Acharya & his shishya's. The workshop participants will perform the complete devara pooja as instructed by Acharya. Each participant would also be provided with text in Devanagiri/Telugu lipi as needed.

Please find attached the POSTER giving out the exact details of the workshop, please review it very carefully for all the details.

Date: 28th June 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Shri Uttaradi Mutt, Malkajgiri
Instructed by: Pt. Sri Padmanabhacharya

To REGISTER for the workshop and for any other clarifications, kindly call
Vikram Rayabhari -
9985554503 or
Uday Kumar - 9704093663

You may also register by replying to this email or dropping a mail to madhva.sangha@

Last Date for Registrations: 26th June 2009, 8 PM

Hareye Namaha
Vikram Rayabhari, Uday Kumar & Aditya Rao

NOTE: We want to restrict the workshop to < 20 participants to enhance the effectiveness and reduce logistical overhead. You are hereby requested to kindly register ASAP.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sri Vijayeendra Theerthara Aaradhane

Namaskara All,
Shri Vijayeendra Theerthara Aaradhane was held on 21st June 2009 at the newly constructed house of Shri Shyam Tribhuvan. ITMS pitched in the last minute with several of it’s members participating actively in the program. The program started off with Shri Sumadhva Vijaya parayane, followed by Bhajane and then pravachana on the life history of Shri Vijayeendra Theertharu by three pundits, which included Pt. Sri Nagendra Prasada Acharya, Pt. Sri Sukeshacharya & Pt. Sri Padmanabhacharya. They all spoke about the life and achievements of Shri Vijayeendra Theertharu and his unique contributions in the forms of 104 works of extremely high value. They also spoke of his strong acumen in defeating other schools of thoughts and defeated his great contemporaries like Appaiah Dikshitar. This fountain of gnanakarya followed with Theertha Prasada for all devotees.

Please find some pictures taken during the event below.

Pt. Nagendraprasad Acharya delivering his lecture on his right is Pt. Padmanabhachar and to his left is Pt. Sukeshacharya.

Pt. Sukeshacharya addressing the gathering.

A section of the audience.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Grand Success of Dr.Prabhanjancharya's Lecture at Malkajgiri - 1st March 2009

Brief Report
First of all I thank all the ITMS members who had given continuous support and put efforts to make NGY at Malkajgiri today a great grand success. Today's program witnessed around 200+ people for the pravachana which itself proves that our efforts did not go waste. This is the only NGY which attracted more than 200 audiences.

Dr.Prabhanjanacharya spoke for about 2 hrs on the important essence of Ramayana. He compared how Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu lived life to that which was directed by Sri Ramachandra Devaru. He talked about the grantha "Rama Charitra Manjari" composed by Raghavendra Swamigalu and its greatness. He explained and proved that Sri Ramachandra devaru is Sarvothama with various examples and quotations from Ramayana. He answered many questions lingering in the minds of our people on the great epic Ramayana and especially by some section of our people indicating that Devaru may not Sarvothamma. He suggested everybody to read and do parayana of the grantha "Rama Charitra Manjari" which contains just 11 slokas but covering the whole Ramayana and it's essence composed by Raghavendra Swamigalu.

There are many things to say. As I cannot type the whole 2hrs of pravachana, the whole pravachana has been recorded by Sri Aditya Avaru. Those who are interested can contact Sri Aditya at 9****04058 for a copy of the talk.

Many Malkajgiri madhva bhandus requested us to invite Dr.V.Prabhanacharya for a week and make one more jnana karya to the benefit of everybody. All the audiences also thanked ITMS for conducting such wonderful pravachanas. All this has happened by the Anugraha of Hari, Vayu Gurugalu. Last but not the least, we all have to thank Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt management for providing us the platform to do all these jnana karya.

Harey Namah

Sri Prabhanajacharyaru at his very best!

Sri Vikram introducing the Achar and thanking Malkajgiri Mutt

Sri Prasanna, Sri Prahaladachar, Sri Vikram & Sri Aditya look on.

A section of the audience.

Sri Vikram and Sri Aditya honouring Sri Prabhanajanacharya

ITMS Members
[L to R - Sitting] Sri Prasanna Kovalam & Sri Tribhuvan Shyam
[L to R - Standing] Sri Sudheendra Das, Sri Vikram Rayabhari, Sri Vinay Kumar, Sri Sudheendra Srinvasan, Sri Aditya Rao, Sri Prabhanajacharya, Sri Uday, Sri Kamesh Pandurangi, Sri Pavan Kumar, Sri Prasanna Venkatesan

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sri Madhva Navami 2009 - Celebrated with Pomp & Grandeur

Namaskara All,
I would like to inform all our members that Sri Madhva Navami celebrated today by ITMS in association with Mantralaya Rayara Mutt, Malkajgiri was very colorful and highly successful. It is as if Sri Madhvarayaru himself directed & blessed the entire event and made it a grand function to reckon for all the sadvaishnavas in the twin cities.

Several sevas were offered to the lotus feet of Sri Madhvarayaru in parallel,

1) Sri Sumadhva Vijaya Parayana (all 16 sargas) led by Sri Jayaramachar and Sri Sukeshachar Jalihal in dhati. Several Shishya’s of Jayaramachar participated in the parayana, which in our opinion was one of the biggest seva’s.

2) Pallaki with Sri Sarvamoola Granthas was arranged & we took it on an Utsava Seva around a section of the area around Malkajgiri. Several Sadbhaktas came forward to perform Pallaki Seva to Sarvamoola granthas.

3) Rathotsava of Sarvamoola Granthas around the Rayara Sannidhana.

4) Bhajana seva by Bhajana Mandali’s from Sainikpuri and Malkajgiri. Several sumangali’s sang the tunes of lore of our Dasa’s in the seva of Sri Hari & Vayu.

5) Samoohika Pavamaana Homa led by Sri Rameshachar, about 70 people came forward to participate with Sankalpa in the homa karyakrama. All of us gathered for poornahuti and it zenith’ed into a fantastic event.

6) Panchamrutha Abhisheka with a grand recitation of Sri Hari Vayu Stuti.

7) Finally, it was the grand finale with Mangala of the pravachana of the great grantha Sri Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, which was hosted by ITMS for 12 grand days. The mangala pravachana was delivered by Pt. Sukeshachar Jalihal.

Dr. Srinivasachar Varakhedi, his father and Sri Jayaramachar presided over the function as chief guests and delivered their ashirvachanas, which was well received by all sadbhaktas.

Alankaara and Theerthaprasada then followed this.

On behalf of IT Madhva Sangha, we thank the Rayara Mutt authorities for having helped us out of the way in making this a very grand function.

I also thank our ITMS members who participated in large numbers starting from envisioning, planning and execution to grand execution of one of our grandest festivities this calendar year.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome. Some snaps from the event can be found below:

With Best Regards
Hareye Namaha
Aditya Rao


Sri Sumadhva Viyaja paarayane, Pallaki Seva & Bhajane procession

Saamuhika Sri Pavamaana Homa karyakrama - lead by Sri Rameshachar, Malkajgiri

Poornahuti being offered to the homa at the end of the pavamaana homa

Ratha Seva to Sri Madhvarayaru along with Sarvamoola Granthas'

Pallakki Seva to Sri Sarvamoola Granthas'

Sri Varakedi Srinvasacharya was the chief guest, his pujya father looks on.

Sri Jayaramachar and Sri Sukeshachar during the pravachana karyakrama

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sri Purandara Dasara Aaradhane 2009 - A Grand Success !

Sri Puranandara Dasara Aaradhane 2009 which was celebrated jointly with Karnataka Sahitya Mandira on 25th Jan 2009 (Sunday) was a very grand success. About 70 children participated from various categories in the Dasarapada competitions held from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM followed by a mellifluent dasavaani by Smt Dr. Priyashri Rao which was attended by hundreds of Sadbhaktas. Dr (Pt) Srinivasachar Varakhedi was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

I thank all the volunteers of ITMS for making this a grand success and special thanks to KSM for having provided us this opportunity to associate in the seva of Sri Hari.