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Ashram News Mahapradosham – Kartika Deepam – Geeta Jayanti 1 dec 2017

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Dear Bhaktas,

With the dip in mercury, the leaves wither in a 'great fall'….

The Sunbird 'rises' to the occasion to lap up nectar from the Aloe vera blossom….​

​…And the bhakta's heart yearns and flows like sweet honey, 'mellifluous' this Madhu-dhaaraa… upon the Lord!

Inspired possibly by Nandikeshwara, who is ever looking at the Lord alone, unwavering….

May that Maheshwara, the Lord of all Lords, with parivara, bless all with devotion!

Tomorrow is Kartika Deepam, the Lord as light, shining resplendent…
Annamalai deepam, the most ancient known continuing event on the Arunachala mountain will be watched directly by thousands, and by innumerable devotees the world over through electronic means!

Link to a small clip (tamil) is given below:

The next Mahapradosham occurs on the 15 December, Friday.

Geeta Jayanti, on Mokshada-ekadashi was celebrated in the Ashrama yesterday.

Samoohika Bhagavadgeeta Parayanam will be held on this Sunday, Dec. 3rd, at the Chhaatraalaya, from 9 am – 1 pm, followed by Mahadeeparadhana and 'Mahaprasadam'. It would be a thrilling experience to chant the entire Geeta along with 200 other devotees on this Geeta Jayanti celebration, and may everyone have the grace of Bhagavan Sri Krshna, the Jagadguru!!
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Mahapradosham Dhanatrayodashi deepavali 17 oct 2017

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Dear Bhaktas,

Mahapradosham was celebrated on this Dhanatrayodashi festival, with Rudrabhishekam to Sri Chaleshvara. 

The next Mahapradosham occurs on Wednesday, the  1st November, 2017.

We take this to wish all of you a very happy Deepavali Parva. May Lord Rama abide in your inner portals.


avt news and events Deepotsava and Gopotsava 1 nov 2016 diwali

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Dear Bhaktas,

Deepotsava at the Chhaatraalaya is always such a joy! After a Pooja to Mahalakshmi, it is absolute fun time – sheer joy writ large on the beaming faces of the boys!! Let us share some of it through images…

The sparkly shower of light delights little souls anon..

Deepotsava is followed by Go-pooja and Annakuta Mahotsava. All the Gopas get together to worship Surabhi, Go Mata, for, गावो लोकस्य मातरः ! All the cows and calves are bathed, decked up, and pooja performed to them. 

There is Pradakshina…

धन्य धन्य हो प्रदक्षिणा …. and Namaskaara!

The bond our children enjoy with these gentle creatures is subtle and sure. By turns children tend to them every single day, and today it is special!

​"I know, you are my best friend," this little Gopa-kumara seems to tell the equally little calf, with a special, matter-of-fact gesture…and the calf seems to agree in the same vein!!

Freshly harvested grain, particularly, Bajra etc. are cooked with special spices and vegetables, heralding the change of season to winter. This is offered to the Lord in all temples here in this 'Annakuta Mahotsava'. The Gopas had a special treat, as did devotees! We append more images below.