6AM on sunday 9th Sep, bhanuwara, navami thithi, athika badrapadha masa, a beeline of sajjanas marched towards poornaprajna vidyapeetha to participate in the sacred HariVayuStuthi mantra purascharana parayana organised by bangalore branch of Lakshavrtti HariVayuStuthi Mantra Parayana Samiti trust, (LHVSMPS Trust), Chennai.
The venue which was in festive mood because of sri Krishna janmashtami celeberations based on souramana panchanga (solar calender), got further sanctified by the august presence of vidwans, pandits as well as sajjanas from “all walks of lives” from bangalore, mysore, tumkur, hubli, bellari, badravati etc. in karnataka and hosur, dharmapuri, krishnagiri, salem and chennai in tamilnadu.
The term “all walks of lives” is not an exaggeration but in its true sense as there were sajjanas from academic field like retired vice chancellers, principals, technocrats, software professionals from reputed multinational companies, doctors, office bearers of brahmmana sanghas, madhwa sanghas, regular sumadwa vijaya parayana groups and the like and the age group of participants varied from 9 years to 80 years.
Any thing in surplus also causes problems, and we too had hard time in choosing the most apt personals to release and receive a souvenir named “harivayu prerana” which was published in commemoration on this occasion. With great pleasure we requested vidwan and pandit sri Haridass Bhatt, principal of vidya peetha veda patashala to release the first copy to justice R. Gururajan (retired from karnataka high court, bangalore).
Since there were a good number of ladies accompanying the participants, a devara nama karyakrama by vidushi srimathi chandrika umesh, A.I.R. vocalist was organised in the sannidhana of sri krishna, srimad acharya and sri rayaru. The details are given in the program. srimathi chandrika umash enthralled the spell bound audience by her melodious performance aided by accompanists, vidwan sri b. Raghuraman on violin and vidwan sri m. Gururaj on mirudhangam.
Coming to the main event, the registration process commenced ahead of schedule by 6.15 AM since the sajjanas were swelling in numbers every five minutes. By 7.15 AM, specially compiled sloka book in kannada / tamil distributed to the participants at a nominal cost of Rs. 10 only.
The visual media crew of sri shankara t.v. were promptly ready with their equipment to cover the event for a telecast in their news channel “bahkti sinchana” and later on in an exclusive slot.
At 7.20 AM Dr. M. Raghu, rig vedhic scholar, our mentor and sri G S Raghothama rao, convenor were escorted into the hall by sri S. Venugopal, coordinator of bangalore branch and all core committee members amidst thundering applause from the audience. The program commenced with the lighting of the lamps by ladies of the samithi followed by a swaghatham from sri Ravichandran, bangalore branch in which a brief introduction about our samithi and Dr M. Rraghu, was given.
At 7.30 a.m Sri Raghu promptly initiated the parayana proceedings with a brief emphasis on our samithi’s motto of “mane mane parayana – dina dina”. By the time the first avarthi commenced at 8AM, 742 sajjanas joined and in total 806 persons did the purascharana at the commencement of which the entry to the hall was closed.
The involvement and intensity of the participants in the parayana was total and no one moved from their places inclusive of some thirty youngsters. The senior citizens seated in the chairs were no exception to this. The vibration and hymn in the hall were thrilling.
At 10.20 AM sri Haridass Bhatt and justice R. Gururajan were escorted to the dias by sri Muralinath and sri Venugopal. The souvenir was realeased by vidwan sri Haridass Bhatt to justice r.gururaja rao who in turn distributed to Sri Raghu, Dr. R. Vijendra rao , sri Gopalkrishnan, secretary of sri raghavendra swamyji mutt at R.T. Nagar and fourth copy was retained by justice R. Gururaja rao. Simultaniously copies were distributed to all participants.
The release of the souvenir was followed by brief addresses by sri Haridass Bhatt and justice R. Gururajan. While HariDass Bhatt expressed his appreciation of the samithi’s efforts as well as the days event which was conducted in very professional way, justice R. Gururajan requested Sri Raghu to take up the parayana of “dwadasha stotra”.
This was followed by honouring the samithi members from bangalore by inviting each one of them area wise to the dias, so that participants can contact them in their respective areas to conduct parayanas in individual houses. Sri Venugopal Rao, highlighted the efforts of Sri Raghu who has brought the sacred HariVayuStuthi parayana to thousands of door steps in the process of attaining Lakshavartti.
As a token of respect and love , core committee of bangalore branch of the samithi lead by Sri Vijendra rao, Ramesh and Srinivas handed over a small kanikkai of fruits.
While thanking the participants for their presence in such big number, samithi acknowledged the services of vidwan sri Kesav achar, trustee and secretary of poornaprajna vidyapeetha pratishthana, for his total involvement in this event and for all his assistance as well as all his staff. Samithi also thanked m/s praghathi prints who did a commendable job in bringing out the souvenir, m/s Sankara TV channel, the music artists, and all the samithi sevaks from chennai (nearly 60) .
At the end, samithi expressed its sincere vandanadigalu to Sri Sri Vishwaprasanna theertha swamiji of Sri Sri Pejavara mutt, for his blessings . Sri Swamiji extended all the facilities of vidya peetha, to perform this mahaa parayana .
Samithi expressed its heart-felt respects and vandanadigalu to Sri Sri Vishwesha theertha swamiji of Sri Sri Pejawara mutt for his blessings and support in conducting this event
Samithi also expressed its vandanadigalu to Sri Sri Satyatma theertharu for his blessing message in the souvenir and all the swamijis of various mutts who have blessed us.
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