Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Children being taught Thotakashtam in Cincinnati, US!

Videos of children learning Thotakashtakam and Vishnu Sahsranamam, taught by Uma Ram every Sunday from 10 to 11 am at Shirdi Sai Mandir 723 Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040 (513) 755-0244.

The ages of the children are in the range of 4 to 14 years. She has been teaching them for the last year and a half. She says that she rewards them with doughnuts and cup cakes and if they memorize the prayers then she hands them a small gift card! How nice of her to do this for the community!

May we all be motivated to do similar useful things.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Guess who is chanting Rudram!

Sri Rudra Prashna and Chamaka Prashna (Rudram Chamakam) (Shatarudriya):

We are blessed to hear Sri Rudra Prashna and Chamaka Prashna (Rudram Chamakam) with Sringeri Jagadguru HH Bharathi Theertha Swamigal performing Sri Chandramouleeshwara Puja and the lead person chanting is Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji during His Purvasharama days.


Thanks to Sringeri videos for this precious one. Please click on the video at the top to listen and be blessed/

Thrilled to share it on Shivarathri day!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kanchi Mahaswamigal reading a Swedish newspaper!

A winter morning in Benares. The Sage of Kanchi His Holiness Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati, is on a pilgrimage to the holy City. He is camping in a Sankaracharya Mutt on the Gangetic shore. In the genial sunshine, The Jagadguru is reading the newspaper 'Stockholm Dagblad' in Swedish language... 

Let us also read on the rest of this by clicking the second picture from the top...

Thanks a ton to Shri Siva BGS for this lovely screenshot from Shri V.A. Sundaram's book 'Seven Sages I have known' published in Bhavan's Journal on February 2nd in the year 1964.

How beautiful is the misty winter morning in Benares! Source of picture: veretilnyk.com

Swamigal is seen taken in a procession in Benares during His Jayanthi celebrations in one of the pictures. And in the last picture, Swamigal is seen with the Maharaja and the Yuvaraja of Kasi during a public reception accorded to Him in Benares in the year 1934!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kid in a Candy Shop!

What a Riot of Colours! Shankara.

These are the Exquisite Anusham alankaram, pooja pictures from last Anusham on Feb 19th, 2017, posted by devotees in SOK Sage of Kanchi group in Facebook. Here is the group's URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Periyavaa/

Words are not helping me. I am unable to describe the pictures. But I felt that my Sins were washed away just by looking at Them,

Oh What Joy.

I am very sorry if I missed out anyone's picture due to oversight. Also, sorry that I could not mention the names of the devotees here as there are too many pictures. But you all will know which Alankaram is yours.

I want to point out just two: 

--- The colorful picture where Apples are seen offered to Swamigal as Neivedhyam, I am told that the Anusham pooja was done by Children in Portland, Oregon in the US! What a lovely bunch of kids! Shankara.

--- The Paper Garland was made for Ummachi Thatha by 6 year old Advika. How sweet a child she is! Shankara.

What Love, Devotion, Patience all the Devotees have for Kanchi Mahaperiyava. Just incredible. Shankara.

And yes, I am that Kid and Sage of Kanchi SOK group is my Candy shop!