LHVSMPS Trust wanted to have a HVS & LS, MN Parayana in Nanguneri (Vanamamalai) a swayamvakta skehtra on 8 & 9th September with the kind consent of HH the jeer of the vanamamali mutt. HH was happy and Blessed the organization and participants of the parayana. He also said that he may be away @ New Delhi for chaturmasa. Nevertheless, he asked the samithi to go ahead with the parayana. The participants were from Karnataka, Andhra, Maharashtra & TamilNadu. Many of the participants wanted a postponement of date as 8th Sep 13 was Gowri Pooja and 9th was Vinayaka Chaturthi.
Once again, LHVSMP Samithi’s mentor Dr. Raghu & co-ordinator, Sri GS Ragothama Rao went to Nanguneri and asked for a change of date and HH readily agreed for a change and the same was slated for 23 & 24 Nov 2013.
HH was happy and said that he would be along with the Samithi and was ready to help the samithi for conducting the parayana. The date was announced as early as 1st Aug 13. It was also decided by the Samithi to take on pilgrimage to Nava Tirupathi (NT) & Tiruchendur on 23rd Nov and have HVS & MN parayana on 24 Nov @ Nanguneri Thothadrinathan Temple.
Registration commenced as early as 10th Aug for Nava Tirupathi trip and for HVS, LS & MN parayana. Sri Bheema Rao of Chidambaram, Smt Bagyalakshmi Sridhar of villivakkam & Madipakkam Smt Shanthi Subba Rao was asked to accept the registrations for the NT Trip. Likewise, Sri Gururajan & Sri Rajagopal Rao from Madurai, Smt. Padma Panduranga rao were asked to register for HVS parayana @ a fee of Rs.100/- along with Triplicane Ice house Guru & Cuddalore Guru. Madipakkam Sri Krishnan was asked to register for the sankalpa sradha. Last date was fixed as 31 Aug 2013.
Further to the popular demand from the devotees, Samithi extended the registration date till 30 Sep. With all these announcements much ahead in time, Samithi still received many requests for registrations much past the deadline.
Sri. Baskar, secy. of KTC staff association, was kind enough to arrange all the 9 buses for NT trip with the permission of his superiors. He also arranged to receive the persons on the day of 23rd Nov morning @ 4:30AM. A mantapa in Kurukkuthurai was booked for the members to come and stay overnight of 22nd and to take bath in the early morning @ Thamirabarani river and leave for pilgrimage.
As good as 570 persons joined the pilgrimage. Local Thamirabarani Bhajana mandali’s help was sought for receiving the pilgrims on 23rd who were to come by KK & Chendur Exp. Sri. Shivakumar, Dt. Secy, THAMBRAS help was also sought to escort the pilgrims. TVS people had made good work in the temples of NT for Dharshan. Though the pilgrims were asked to reach Tirunelveli only on 23rd morning, several devotees had reached on 22nd itself. Though everyone was asked to let know the Samithi to arrange for their food and stay well in advance, the samithi was surprised to see about 300 members much more than the expected numbers and hence space had become a constraint. Many devotees were asking for separate rooms which the Samithi could not afford. It is worth to note that Samithi had announced only dormitory accommodation would be provided.
By 5AM on 23rd morning, the devotees who stayed overnight was ready to leave for NT. First two buses started from the spot @ 6:30AM. Further, by about 8:30AM, all the 9 buses left for the NT trip. One after the other, all the 9 temples at SriVaikundam, Natham, Thiruppulingudi, Perungulam, Irattai Thiruppathi (2), ThenThirupperai, Thirukolur and Alwarthirunagari were covered. Afternoon Lunch was cooked/ arragned @ AlwarThirunagari itself. After finishing the lunch, all the buses were directed to Thiruchendur and then further to drop everyone @ Nagnuneri. Pilgrims also enjoyed few minutes in the beach @ Tiruchendur. A visible satisfaction was seen in everyones face for the NT trip arrangements.
All the pilgrims had their dinner @ Dhanalakshmi Kalyana mantap arranged by the Samithi. Apart from this, vanamamalai Kalyana mantap, ramanuja kootam, Ramanuja school were arranged for devotee’s stay. As the gathered pilgrim’s numbers was much more than the planned one, above arrangements were not enough. Local resident Smt. Krishnaveni was of immense help to the Samithi arranging several houses in the Nanguneri village for the pilgrim’s stay.
HVS, LS & MN Parayana
At 6:30AM on 24 Nov, the counters were setup for the distribution of the tokens to LS, MN & HVS parayana. Sacred Lakshmi Shobane & MadhwaNaama parayana commenced exactly @ 7:30AM with Dr. Raghu chanting the Madhwashtaka. Smt. Shanthi Subba Rao, Smt Uma Upendran & co started Madhwanaama followed with Lakshmi Shobane. As good as 400 Sumngali’s were present and chanting went in a orderly manner and the first program concluded @ 8:30AM. It was a wonderful sight to watch the gathering & chanting and that too inside the premises of the Thothadrinathan temple. After the parayana, Samithi volunteers directed the crowd in an orderly fashion for dharshan of the lord.
HVS parayana with Madhwashtaka commenced at 9:00AM and one purascharana was chanted again in a synchronous manner. About 550+ devotees chanted the sacred HariVayuStuthi. Sankara TV, a local channel Mayuri TV, televised the parayana. The parayana concluded @ 11AM.
After the HVS parayana, all the devotees repeated the GranthaMalika & Yantrodaraka Hanumath stotra with Dr Sri Raghu directing.
Among the dignitaries who were present was Sri K Govindan, a leading astrologer of Tirunelveli; Sri Mookandi, another distinguished astrologer of Tirunelveli; Sri Shivakumar, the Dt. President of TAMBRAS, Tirunelveli; Smt. Padmaja Ananthapadmanabhan of Tirunelveli who has written plenty of books; Sri. Janardhana Rao, ex congressman of T’veli. Smt. Bhuvaneswari Nilakanthan, councilor or Ravanasamudram and a few others.
HH, the jeer was very happy that HIS thirunakshatram function commenced on 24 & followed on 25 & 26 Nov. The function commenced with LS, MN & HariVayuStuthi chanting and that was mentioned in HIS speech he made for the Sankara TV.
Overall it had been a great opportunity for every madhwa who have attended this event enabling them to be around with like minded sajjanas for 2 days.
LHVSMP Samithi wanted to thank the following members who were the reason for the successful conduct of the event.
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