Tamil magazines mark Deepavali with special colourful editions!
S.G. Baraskar’s Sitarama Pattabishekam adorns the cover of this special with Kanchi Mahaperiyava’s discourse on Anjaneya’s wisdom.
SRI SAI MARGAM
Cover to cover the magazine lives up to its name, filled with articles on Sri Shirdi Sai, including one on the worship of Marakada Sai. Also there are articles on Ramana Maharishi, Kanchi Mahaperiyava and Purandaradasa. Poems and devotees’ experiences make this compilation absorbing.
The content of this special is predominantly spiritual covering temples, concepts and saints. Kanchi Shankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati’s discourse on the speciality of Bhagavan nama, Govinda in particular, has been reproduced embellished by the illustrations of Ma.Se. Another gem is Mukkur Lakshmi- narasimhacharyar’s guidelines on devotion and worship. Sri Ramanuja’s millennium is commemorated through colourful picture pages and articles.
Source: The Hindu
The above pictures are previous years' Deepavali Malars.
HH Pujyashri Bala Periyava Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal visited various temples in Secunderabad including Sri Ekambareswara-Sri Kamakshi temple and Sri Ramar temple. His Holiness gave Anugraha Bhashanam.
Bala Periyava also visited the temples of the Goddess of Learning - Saraswathi and the bestower of a sharp intellect and energy- Anjaneyaswamy in Osmania University on October 25th, 2016 and Guruvayur Sri Krishna Mandiram in Secunderabad.
Today October 26th, 2016 is the Jayanti of Sringeri Shankaracharya Jagadguru Sri Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji. We are blessed to hear Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Navaratnamalika, a stuti on Jagadguru Sri Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji composed by Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji.
श्री चंद्रशेखरभारती नवरत्नमाला स्तोत्रम् ॥
This is a composition by Jagadguru Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji on the 34th Jagadguru, HH Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswami that adorned Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham.
The nine Slokas comprising this are examples of HH Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji's immaculate poetic genius and are full of deep meaning invoking instant adoration towards Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswami. This composition is hence aptly named as "navaratnamaala".
maitrIm bhajata, akhila hrit jaitrIm | Atmavad Eva parAnn api pashyata | yudhham tyajata, spardhAm tyajata | tyajata parEShu akrama-AkramaNam || jananI prithivI kAma-dukhArtE | janako dEvah sakala dayALuh | dAmyata, datta, dayadhvam janatA | shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm || shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm || shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm ||
Maithreem Bhajatha Akila Hrith Jeththreem - Serve with Friendship and Humility, which will conquer the Hearts of Everyone.
Atmavat Eva Paraan api pashyata - Look upon others similar to yourself.
Yuddham Tyajata - Renounce War
Spardhaam Tyajata - Renounce unnecessary Competition for Power
Tyajata Pareshwa akrama aakramanam - Give up Aggression on others' properties which is wrong
Jananee Prthivee Kaamadughaastey - Mother Earth is big enough and ready to give us all we desire like a Kaamadenu
JanakO Deva: Sakala Dayaalu: - God, Our Father, is very Compassionate to All
Daamyata - So, Restrain yourself Datta - So, Donate your wealth to others Dayathvam - So, Be Kind to others Janathaa: - Oh People of the World
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam - May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous. Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam - May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous. Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam - May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous!
It is exactly 50 years today since Maitreem Bhajatha, the immortal poem composed by Kanchi Mahaswamigal, was rendered at the United Nations in New York on October 23rd, 1966 on the occasion of the UN day, by Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi!
On the previous day of the concert, she had a very bad throat and could hardly breathe. She did not even tell it her husband Sri Sadashivam or even to her daugter Smt Radha but started praying to Kanchi Mahaperiyava. Till the time she entered the concert hall and even after sitting in the dais her throat was very bad. After reaching the dais with sincere heart she invoked Periyava and cried “OM”, Immediately she was able to feel the difference and miraculously regained her voice, which sounded sweeter than ever! She finally sang “Maitreem Bhajatha” composition to a standing ovation.
The tune for the song was set by Shri Vasant Desai and he was paid Rs. 501 by Shri T. Sadasivam, MSS' husband, in 1966!
MSS is seen doing Pada Pooja to Mahaswamigal. And the other one is a picture singing at the UN on the same day, October 23rd in 1966!
These pictures are shared by Gayathri Sivaguru. Her Father in law known as Shri Pathangi Arunachalam is very attached to our Kanchi Matam. He used to to kaingaryam in the Matam. Here is the fortunate and blessed Shri Arunachalam, standing with folded hands on the rightmost in the picture with Kanchi Mahaperiyava and holding the Umbrella to Pudhu Periyava in the second picture! The last one is his recent picture.
All of us may have seen the first two pictures but now we know the person in those. Shri Arunchalam is unable to recall the location of the pictures with the Periyavas, but how fortunate he is to be with Them so close!
Please click the below link and listen to an interesting incident about Mahaperiyava. Shri Arunachalam's name is mentioned towards the end, along with the other Blessed people who did Kainkaryam to Mahaswamigal.
With the blessings of Sri Kanchi Shankaracharyas, Deepavali bakshanam Sweets and Savouries and Legiyam Medicinal eatable were prepared and distributed to Veda Patasalas, Vrddashramams Old Age Homes and Sampradaya Patasalas.
Please enjoy the pictures shared by Radhika Chandramouli.
This is how We must always spend our Time. For Others. For True, Eternal Happiness.