It was a fabulous day for Madhwas waiting to unfold on 20th November 2011 morning @ Nanganallur, Chennai. Sun has not started shining still, but in Parimala Mantapa, opposite to Sri Raghavendra Swamigala Mutt (SRS Mutt), Nanganallur it was already crowded with devotees. Gopichandana Nama, people with katche are seen everywhere. Of course, not having patience to wait, to see the Hari Bhaktas, Sun soon came out.
Devotees thronged from several places including Bangalore, Nellore (AP), Coimbatore, Markayankottai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore and ofcourse from all parts of Chennai started assembling at the venue by 5:30AM itself. People started visiting the counters that was planned and installed by the Samithi volunteers the previous day, to exchange their registration letters with the tokens enabling them to enter into Sri Anjaneya temple for the HVS Parayana.
Thanks to all the devotees who have come on time as requested by Samithi, so that they could be seated in the allocated space by the temple authorities. Volunteers from Samithi were around the place to guide the devotees from SRS Mutt to Anjaneya temple close by.
Time is 7:30AM & as planned, Sri Raghu, started the Sankalpa at the temple. Parayana devotees were occupying the entire space allotted by the temple and still many more coming by. Volunteers worked with the authorities and made them seated. It was close to 1000 members, who have attended the parayana and with their families and friends, little over 1500 people participated in the event. Two avruthis of sacred Hari Vayu Stuthi was chanted in one voice. By 9:30AM, HVS purascharana (reciting Narasimha Nakastuthi, 1 to 41 sloka, 41 to 1 sloka, again 1 – 41 sloka followed again by Narasimha Nakastuthi) started. It ended by 11:00 AM.
After the felicitation to the temple & SRS Mutt authorities, teerthaprasada started. Teerthaprasada was arranged in Anjaneya temple for the parayana devotees. It happened in two batches of 500 each. For their families, accompanies & ladies, arrangement was made in Parimala Mantapa. Arrangement was made in SRS Mutt also for few of the devotees. Thanks to the entire volunteers for because of their tireless efforts, theerthaprasadham was provided for all 1500 devotees gathered for this mega event by 1 PM itself.
After having the teerthaprasada, devotees thronged again to the counters for collecting the special prasada (containing sacred saligrama, chakranike, anjaneya vigraha, samputa, madi vastra, mel thundu, asana davali, HVS CD, mantarakshade, kalkandu, rakshe, Rama Nama Handbook, Rayaru & Anjaneyara photo). An additional cover containing the MadhwaNama & Anumadwavijaya book released by the Samithi, with dakshine, beatel nuts & plantain were distributed. Book sponsored by Samskrit bharati on learning samskrit was also included in the prasda. The special prasadhams were given aiming the following objectives:
* To make every one follow their KarmaAnushtana
* To enrich the knowledge and the meaning of Sri Harivayustuthi
* To cultivate the habit of Sanskrit study & follow our traditions.
LHVSMP Samithi heartfully thank the authorities of Anjaneya swamy temple & Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Nanganallur for the wonderful support provided by them for this event.
Stay and food for outstation devotees have been arranged and people started assembling from the morning of 19 Nov. They also witnessed the prasada packaging done by the volunteers and few also participated in the activities. Meeting was conducted the pervious day and teams were formed for distributing tokens, making seating arrangements, serving teerthaprasada & to distribute the special prasada to the parayana devotees. A lead is identified for each area and instructions were given to them. Thanks to the volunteers who stuck to their allotted roles and executed their responsibilities smoothly. The arrangements got praise from some of the devotees, from Chennai & out stations as well.
Few of the members who came early to the parayana without registering earlier were given tokens to the parayana. Of course, with tough heart, Samithi has to deny the entries for very few people, mainly due to the constraint in allotted space in the temple. Announcements for the event were made 2 months ahead of time and with the registrations pouring from all quarters, Samithi had to CLOSE the registration few days ahead of the planned closure. We thank the devotees who have registered ahead & request others to do on or ahead of time in future.
With support from every quarter, it was just 2PM, when all the planned activities got completed and volunteers assembled to receive their prasda from the LHVS Mentor, Sri Raghu. Everyone including the devotees dispersed with a satisfied heart of participating in the event. We pray GOD and are sure that Hari Vayu Guru’s anugraha will be bestowed to everyone participated in this event and to others who have contributed to the event in one form or the other.
And finally, we thank all the SPONSORS & DONORS with whose support, we were able to distribute the planned prasadas to everyone.
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|| Sri KRISHNARPANAMASTU ||