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Poojyashree Shree Amma's
Vedhanaadham - The Sound For The Soul - August 2006
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The Divine Message | The Mahathma | Krishnam Vandhe Jagadhgurum | The Divine Songs
The Spring Of Spiritual Showers | Samarpanam | The Sacred Living Sanctity
Satsangam News | Calendar For The Month

 


 

Radhekrishna! Welcome to our Krishnajayanti August special issue. Krishnajayanti falls on 16th August. Our satsangam will be celebrating Krishnajayanti again on September 14 as well. Wishing you all happy janmashtami...May Lord Krishna and Gurujiamma shower their abundant blessings on you and your family!!

        

Special Treat - Amma's video file - Lets chant along!

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1. The Divine Message - Message From Poojyashree Shree Amma - The Ultimate Liberator Bestowed By Lord Shri Krishna!


Translation of the Amma's Divine Message in English Coming Up Shortly!

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 (Our Guruji Amma is the embodiment of simplicity (saulabhyam) has been doing Sathsangam in all possible ways amidst her household chores to the mankind on whole and was thus rendering a sathsangam to a devotee of overseas on phone)

It is fortunate to listen and be blessed to Guruji Amma's Sathsangam through phone irrespective of one's domicile in any nook and corner of this universe and many more souls should yearn to enjoy this bliss! Since people are easily tempted to the uncivilized activities and are trapped in the web of movies, television programmes and some unpleasant magazines, more and more Sathsangams should be encouraged and attended to keep oneself engaged in the union of the Almighty, which is the only eternal truth. Just as hills are made of hard stones alone and its originality cannot be replaced, likewise Bhagawaan is the eternal truth and at a stage each one realizes this truth. Its no compulsion and even those who have disassociated will realize this truth. Such is the greatness of Bhakthi and Naamasankeerthana. Since, Naamasankeerthana is the Kali Yuga Dharma, there is no match to it. Radhekrishna!

Bonus!!! - Another Divine Message From Poojyashree Shree Amma Radhekrlshna!

Translation of the Amma's Divine Message in English Coming Up Shortly!

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2. Mahatmas - New Bhaktacharitras Each Month

India is the holy land with so many bhaktas (devotees). When we go through the Indian history, there must be a bhakta in every period. That is the greatness of this sacred land. Bhaktas are the role model for all the bonded souls. They enjoy their life in a perfect way. Bhaktas surrender themselves to the Lotus feet of Lord. By hearing or reading bhaktas' divine story, the bonded soul is enlightened to come out of the worldwide bondages.

Radhekrishna! Sincere chanting and listening to the great stories of devotees will surely give a peace of mind to everybody, even in this 21st century. So many people think that listening to the devotee's stories is a waste of time and there is no benefit at all. If somebody wants to realize the power of bagawan, first of all they must listen bhaktha charithram [stories of devotees]. There are so many advantages in listening to baktha charithram.

Without any expectations Lord gave lots of blessings and true wisdom to Thirumangai Azhwar who was a thief in the beginning. When he was enjoying the true wisdom showered on him, from within Lord ordered him to visit various shrines. In kaliyuga only those who are blessed get to visit different shrines and depending upon their level of awareness (Bhakti bhaavam) Lord appears either as a stone deity or as the real Lord Himself with his beauty strength etc.

As per the Gods order Thirumangai azhwar sets out for the pilgrimage with his wife Kumudavalli and ministers. On his way he took a dip in many holy rivers like Krishna,Godavari and Pinakini etc. He visited Simhachalam, Bhadrachalam, Gaya, Gokulam, Govardhan, Brindavan, Mathura, Naimisaranyam, Salagramam, Badrinath and Ayodhya.

He composed and resited many Pasurams (couplets) about those holy places,the devotees and the Lord wherever he went. Then down South he also visited Kancheepuram and Tirupati. Along the route when he came to Chola mandalam his followers (Sishyas) honoured him by calling him with different adjectives. They wanted the whole World to know about their gurus greatness (actually great saints never want to hear their publicity but at the same time it is the duty of the followers to spread the same). At the same time the great Shiva Bhakta Thirugyana Sambandar was also present there. His followers questioned Thirumangai azhwars followers how they can call Thirumangai azhwar by the adjective Naalu Kavi Perumal in their Gurus presence. At this the great Thirumangai Azhwar told the followers of Thirugyana Sambandar that he will come and discuss with their Guru and establish his ability. The followers of Thirugyana Sambanda were happy and took him to their Guru. Actually true saints dont like to argue or prove anything to establish themselves except singing Lords praises .

Initially Thirumangai Azhwar could not speak because there was no deity in front of him. On seeing his plight, a female devotee offered him Lord Krishnas deity which she was worshipping .Thirugyana Sambanda asked Thirumangai Azhwar to compose one kural. Starting with the same given word, Thirumangai Azhwar composed a (kural) Divyaprabandam. On hearing this Thirugyanasambanda was overwhelmed and praised Thirumangai Azhwar and also gifted him with his spear. Thirugyanasambandar understood the greatness of Thirumangai Azhwar and appreciated him before continuing his pilgrimage.

One must not waste his precious lifetime and should try to be a true bhakta of Lord and engage oneself in dhyana and naamjaapam.





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3. Krishnam Vande Jagadhgurum - Extracts From The Holy Bhagawath Geetha


Radhekrishna.Hinduism is an ancient religion. All the things that have been spoken in Hindu religion can be applied in practical life. Although in 21st century till everyone can apply this in his or her daily life. The aim of Hindu religion is to provide total happiness to everyone at all times (or any point of time). The essence of Hinduism is told in "Bhagawad Gita". In order to realize what is said in Bhagawad Gita it is a compulsory (must) to have an unconditional faith on Bhagawad Gita. So many people have benefited in their lives because of the (by reading) shlokas of Bhagawad Gita. In Bhagawad Gita, Bhagawan Shri Krishna has told the way to lead a happy life in such an easy way that even a normal layman can easily understand. The slokas are so simple that anyone can understand and use it practically.

Gurujiamma & Guruji - Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Bagawan clarifies the qualms of the bhakthaas whole heartedly. According to Bagawan, those who believe and have abundant faith on Him, He just illustrates, all the secrets to them without hiding any thing.  Bagawan tells the secret, only those who have true faith on Him and have the inquisitiveness to listen about the secret. The secrecy of Bagawan rules this universe. Bagawan is the single one who is in charge for all the worldly dealings. Though the human beings execute all the sins, Bagawan just stand and glance like evidence and provide the required possessions according to their karmas.
 
Arjunan inquires Bagawan the unusual queries owing to his enormous bakthi. Bagawan bestows a very soft reply to the jeevas. Really Bhagavat Geetha is the precious one for reading, listening, saying and thinking. The self who go through intensely the Bhagavat Geeta will definitely rise in his life fully. The different people are the estimation that they are supposed to learn this grantha only when they will achieve a superior position. But in fact that is not true.
 
The one who reads Bhavat Geetha in an early period will undeniably get in to the superior place. Bagawan's matters are general to all and every one are capable of experience that. Those who wishes to survive quietly with no distress and trouble, the one who will undertake all the tribulations with plenty of guts, the one who desires to live fruitfully, should revise Bagawath Geetha in detail. Each and every Sloka of Bhavat Geeta is an extraordinarily delightful. Bagawan's words are very harmonious. There is no qualm in it.   
 
Being in a superior position of bhaktha Arjun requested the queries to Bagawan very graciously. No answer would get if any one asks questions in a prejudiced like atheist. The child could ask any type of doubts if she/he listens cautiously the teacher's language in the school. At the same time if the child pretends like diligent and if he asks stupid questions, then he couldn't reach the correct use of learning.  The real seek and shove is very essential to make out about Bagawan .  In mere expressions and needless queries no one might experience the faithful utterance of paramathma.
 
A well known scientist is familiar with physics and chemistry. One more who does not have any information regarding science is also nearby. The scientist states somewhat relating to chemistry and it is really nice if the strange one would agree that. If an average man who does not have any awareness about chemistry disagreed about this, how could it be correct? Observing and making  bhakthi graciously, thirstily and quietly, one ought to realize about Bagawan.
 
Having full faith on Bagawan, Arjun requested very marvelous inquires. Bagawan too responded him wonderfully. Bhavath Geetha is a very special one. Each and every section addresses special substances. In tenth section, He Himself describes that He is present in each and every object. In eleventh section, He proves His own Viswarubam. On seeing Bagawan's viswarubam Arjun got fainted. After showing His darshan Bagawan proudly explained to Arjun that every one can attain Bagawan by bhakthi.
 
After this the twelfth section of bhakthi yoga begins. In this chapter Arjun asked only a single question to Bagawan. But for a single query Bagawan gives a a variety of answers. Bagawan has the powerful capability of eliminating the doubts evidently. The person who has got an  extraordinary worship on Bagawan would constantly experience His kindness.There is no doubt in it. Bhakthi yoga starts from Arjun's question.
 
Arjuna uvaacha:"eevam sathathayukthaa ye bakthasthvam payupasathe; ye chapyaksharamavyaktham thesham ke yoga vithamaaha:"
 Arjun asked that who ever believes you better, the bhakthaas who worship your rupa in constant mind or the one who are not addicted to their organs and worshipping you without any form ?  Always this sort of question arises ever in this world. Whether Bagawan has His own appearance or not? Most of them have their opinion that Bagawan has got His own form and many of them have not. The human being speaks defectively according to their mind about this appeance..
 
Arjunan saw the enlightenment of Bagawan and then he asked such kind of question. There is no use of discussing a subject unknowingly. Paramathma is an entirely a Powerful one. Bagawan is omnipotent as well as omnipresent!!!! Bagawan is the ocean of mercy. Bagawan possesses six nature like knowledge, power, strength, wealth, potency and gorgeousness. So Bagawan can exist as he likes. Arjun asks Bagawan which type of yoga is greater? whether the person who are worshipping the Bagawan's portraits are superior or the one who are building dhyanam in their mind are superior. Though there are so many religions in the world, it is basically depends on worshipping visual rendering or  non visual.
 
The Hindu dharma is an ancient one, but it gives the prominent explanation about this. Arjunan requested Bagawan who Himself is a  visual and non visual. To acquire an ideal response, we must inquire the one who has the similar nature.Aarjunan inquires this query to Bagawan in an extraordinary manner. It is really an amazing one!!!! Because, knowing that Bagawan Himself is in front of Aarjuna, he placed Him an issue that whom are the one are greater? whether the visual rendering or the non visual who are performing  only dhyanam? Bagawan also enlightens Arjuna in superb and knowledgeable mode.

Sri Bagawanuvaacha: 
Mayyaveshya mano ye maam nithyayuktha upasathea,
Shraddhaya parayopethassthe mae yukthathama matha:

Lord Krishna removes all sorts of confusions and the sorrows and he wishes to give eternal happiness to each and every jeevathma(human being). Lord krishna showers this immense grace over all jeevathma and they should realize this as, each and every moment of life is precious. Because each and every moment of our life is becoming shorter and shorter. In this world the incomparable pleasures one should enjoy are Lord Krishna's mercy, His pretty look, soft and sweet talk and sweet smile. Each and every moment, Lord Krishna is speaking to the soul. He talks with those who desire to speak with Him. Lord Krishna's words are very soothing. If a jeevathma wants to enjoy the eternal happiness it should hear the soothing and sweet words of Lord Krishna. 

Arjuna was so confident that only Lord Krishna could give prompt answers to the querries that arouse inside him and so he humbly bowed infront of Lord Krishna and was waiting for His reply. Lord Krishna started to preach Arjuna with tears of joy in His Lotus eyes. " Mayyaveshya mano ye maam nithyayuktha upasathea; srathaya parayopethahathe mae yukthathama matha: According to Lord Krishna 'Yoham' means to achieve something which is precious and unconquerable . In this world nothing is precious than Lord Krishna. Those who constantly keep Lord Krishna within them and sincerely worship Him are the Mahatmas or the Yogis. The yogis and the mahatmaas achieved and attained that precious one by their sincere dedication and bhakthi. So Lord Krishna loves the one who has really loved Him. While answering the querries of Arjuna, Lord Krishna's smile was completely indulged with the memories of yogis. 

One of the reason to get attracted towards is, His existence form of Godly features and not in the non existence form. One can get attracted towards and attain Him only through sincere and constant Namajabam. Sincere and constant bhakthi towards God lead the bhakthas to mingle with Him and have conversations with Him. Lord Aanjaneya's heart was completely occupied by the Godly features of Lord Rama. Lord Krishna says that yogis worshipping the existence form of God are supreme. By keeping the existence form of God in their mind, bhakthas like Meera, Thyagaraja, Janabai, Namdev and Sant Thukkaram composed bhajans, keerthans and abangs. So these bhajans and keerthans and abangs attained supremacy. If one's mind gets involved in the existence form of Godly features, it will not get attracted towards any other forms. 

If there is no existence form of God there won't be 108 divine places, and in temples there won't be idols, archanas and aradhanas of the almighty Lord. Divine places like Guruvayur, Udupi and Dwaraka would not exist for idol worship. There won't be any separate pooja rooms in houses and if there is no pooja room where will the Bhagawan exist? Bhakthas who have great devotion to God having constant Namajaba keeping their mind centred on God are considered to be the supreme among yogis. 

Arjuna inquired Lord Krishna " who were superior among these two? The yogi worshipping the existence form of Godly features or the yogi worshipping the non-existence form of God?" What ever doubts arouse in our mind should be questioned to God with utmost sincerity. Lord Krishna started to speak with Arjuna,"worship me with the mind centred on me! yogis who endowed with supreme faith and constant namajabam are considered to be the best yogis by me. Because they do not have any other thoughts except me and they worship me from Thiruvadi ( lotus feet) to Thiru mudi ( kesam)." 

If there is no existence form of god, it is not possible for one to acquire the eternal happiness. Lord Guruvayurappan, Lord Thirupathi being in existence form, make our mind delighted and peaceful even if we get their darshan for one minute. Because the existence form of God has lots of power. The non-existence form of God means to be in utter darkness, where as the existence form means can be seen even in darkness. 

Arjuna asked Bagawan Krishna that those who attain bhakthi in the non-existence form can they derive Bagawan's lotus feet? To this Bagawan replied........... To know what he replied wait till the next issue. Radhekrishna! 

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

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4. The Divine Songs - Dhivyaprabhandham

Naalaayira Dhivyaprabandham

aanaatha selvaththu arambaiyarkaL thaR soozha,
vaanaaLum selvamum maN arasum yaan vEndEn;
thEn aar poonjOlaith thiruvEnkatach chunaiyil,
meenaaip piRakkum vithi udiayEn aavEnE.


Meaning

Kulasekaraazwar enlightens in this Pasuram," I didn't desire to have the divine wealth which is around perpetual gorgeousness of the marvelous females like Rambha and also I didn't aspire to rule the world. I wish to be a fish in the rivulet in Thiruvenkata Malay at the bower in which has full of honey with flowers." 

Explanation

The worldly wise populace has the estimation that, the life has filled with paucity, didn't enjoy the material pleasures, and currency is the major trouble of life. So if they obtain sufficient money and if their needs have been pleased then they can be able to achieve bhakthi. Money can complete the physical pleasure. But how it could be useful for Bhakthi? It just depends on one's own mind. 

Though Ambarisha Chakravarthy, Dhruva, Prahlad were extremely well-off and were the emperor of their individual kingdom, they became conscious that riches were not an eternal one and they made an effort to acquire enormous bhakthi as their assets in this human time. But Hiranyakashipu, Hiranyaakshan and Ravanan were all ruined only for the cause of possessions. It is not a simple manner to utilize the wealth for the fine purpose. But unfortunately, the human intellect is not ready to use the same wealth for bhakthi. 

All have the belief that the people who are in the paradise are staying peacefully. But if we go through the other class and religion, the word Moksha means just to enjoy the eternal pleasure in the bliss. What is the special quality in the paradise? The heavenly bodies would obtain the boundless enjoyment in the paradise by which each and everybody are longing to enjoy the pleasure of females. The attractive youthful of Rambha and Menaka would never come to an end in paradise. But in the human life, youthfulness will be only fifteen to thirty years. 

Especially in the Kaliyuga illness is perceived largely and hence youthfulness is not seen in a special mode. But the people have reserved their life, only for getting pleasure from the females like Rambha, Menaka and Urvasi. In Bhagawath Geetha Lord Krishna places in plain words that He Himself stands by the lust which is not against dharma. But many of them are living their time only for lust. While we struggle to gratify the physical enjoyment, it is sure that no one could find succeed in it. No one is there to keep happy in their corporal joy for the entire moment and sorts. 

Kulashekara Azhwaar


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hough Kulasekaraazwar was a sovereign, he didn't wish to get pleasure from the females, desire for the kingdom or the bliss of Indira who could rule over the Devaloga. Especially in Devaloga, according to the virtue, the marvelous females willingly provide the enjoyment of lust. The enjoyment which had in that Indiraloga would be momentary only. Bhagwan Himself told in Bhagwath Geetha that one can be there until their virtue completes and later they should take birth in the earth. 

But Kulasekaraazwar strongly avoided the pleasures given by the heavenly females like Rambha and Menaka and his own kingdom, where he was treasured and respected by each and everyone. Thondaradipodi aazwar also makes clear in his Thirumalai which is in Dhivya Prabandham that "indira logam aalum assuvai perithum vaendaen." He also declares that he does not require divine world or rank of Brahma. Vruthasuran says in Bhagawatham," na naaga prashtam, nacha baara maeshyam, na cha rabowmum, narachadhi bathyam, na yoga sithyai apunar baam vaa." 

Vruthasuran said ," Oh Lord! I am neither interested for the status of Brahma or Indira nor ruling the three world. I don't want any kind of yoga siddhis or moksha. I just want to remain your bhaktha. Instead of all this the most beautiful thing is to attain high level of devotion and get engrossed in it!" 

Thiruvenkatamalai is the most valuable place where all the rishis, saints and sages had done there tapasyaas. That mountain is the biggest strength of our primordial Hindu Dharma! A place where the true bhakthaas live even today. The birds, animals, plants and creepers staying over there are the saints themselves. Hence Kulasekara Aazhwaar says that he would consider himself very lucky if he gets a birth in between rivulet at the bower. 
Seven Hills of Tirupati
In his first paasuram he craves to be like a bird called naarai. But then he says that if he would have been a naarai, he might have wings because of which it woud have felt to fly away from the venkatamalai. Hence if he would be like a fish in Thiruvenkatamalai it cannot come out of the water. If at all it is removed from there even if it lives for just fraction of second it would be very grateful. Hence he wishes to be born and brought up in the Thiruvenkatamalai; to eat the unwanted things inside the water and make himself pure; to grow his body and hear the bhajans of Govinda naamasankeertanam from bhakthaas. Kulasekara Aazhwar feels that if he would have been a fish inside the water, someday some mahathma would come to clean his feet or do meditation near the pond by which his {Kulasekara Aazhwar's} janma would get purified. 

In so many circumstances, the human being would not ready to accept the sathaacharyas and also the bhagavathas. At the same time, if their loving glance feel on the animal or bird, then immediately they will attain in superior place. Even though Jatayu was a bird, and Vali was an animal kind of human being, Lord Rama provided both to attain a superior place because of His devoted glimpse. So Kulasekara Aazhwar says in His pasuram,"theenarpunjolai thiruvaengkatachnaiyil, meenay pirakkum vithyudaiyanaavaenae." 

It is not necessary to alter as a fish at once. But there is nothing wrong even if you modify as a fish immediately. Kulasekara Aazhwar wished to be a fish atleast in any of his janma. Bhakthi would be able to do in any kind of environment. Though Kulasekara Aazhwar was a human being, he was yearning that being a fish how it was blessed in Thiruvenkata malay. Just observe how valuable the Thiruvenkata Malay is!!! 

So the precious Thiruvekata malay is our property! It popularizes seven hills and seven kinds of special qualities of bhakthi. The grass, creepers, plants, trees, birds and animals and the entire part are purely bhahavath bakthas in Thirumalay. There is no qualm in it!! Our property Thiruvenkata malay is known as 'Buloga Vaikuntham'!!!, and the most of our superiors are supremely get pleasure from Thirumalay. The best devotion is due to any motive we should not overlook our Perumal or Thirumalay. We wish to have our Thirumalay and the Perumal should be the valuable possession of our Hindu Dharma. So for the crores and crores of yuga the Hindu Dharma and the Bharatha Dhesam must be in a excellent position. Hence, on behalf of that, it is our duty to pray and do faithful namajabam for the bright prospect of Hindu dharma and Bharatha Dhesam. 

Jai Shree Bharath Maata ki Jai !

 

 Radhekrishna!!!!!! (To be continued in next month) 

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

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5. Spring Of Spiritual Showers - Experiences Of Bhaktas, Disciples Of Poojyashree Shree Amma, Our Gurujiamma

This is the experience about feeling Guruji Amma's sanctity anywhere and everywhere at all times by the secretary of Shree Rama Mandir Trust, Sri Parameshwara Iyer

An experience of a disciple in his own words


divine eyes that guard us continuously


Radhekrishna!  I was very much delighted when I listen to our Guruji's sathsangam which was held at Trivandrum. After hearing the sathsangam, i was in a hurry to see Guruji Amma without delay. Guruji Amma is the Sath Guru of our Guruji Mahan Brahmasree Gopalavalli Dasar. So i was very curious to see and wanted to get their blessings.

Auspiciously i had an opportunity to meet Guruji Amma. So i was just waiting for their darshan. In Chennai i was residing with my relatives at Kotturpuram which is very far away from Guruji Amma's place. Then i inquired my relatives to take me to Tambaram Sanitorium by auto where Guruji Amma is staying. They said being a long distance the auto drivers may charge Rs.500 charge to Rs 1000. I was stunned to hear this. Then i said i considered, for to and fro they may charge only Rs.200. They laughed on hearing this. They said this is Chennai, so no auto drivers would get you to this much amount.
Poojyashri Shri Amma
But some how or other it is essential for me to get darshan of Guruji Amma. So continuously i was doing my namajabam with full of confidence and faith. Then my relatives recommended that they would leave me till Guindy station by car, so that, from there i could go by train to Tambaram. So we have moved by car and I was delighted with joy. While going, the car was stopped near the signal, and near by our car one auto was also standing. So, again i suggested our relatives to ask the auto driver. Of two minds they said ok, and i inquired the driver about this. Krishna!!! No body will believe! The auto driver said only Rs.200. I myself was surprised.

I am sure that Guruji Amma is the only one person who has sent that particular auto for me. How graceful she is! Even my relatives were also shocked after hearing this. Then i thanked Guruji Amma in mind and went to Guruji Amma's place.  I was there for 30 minutes. In fact i told the driver to wait for fifteen to thirty minutes, so that i could return back to Kotturpuram by that auto itself. By Amma's mercy he was also waiting and after i got the darshan of Amma i returned to my relative's house with full of gladness.

If we have full of blind faith and confidence, then certainly and without any hesitation our namajabam will help us for any purpose. It is proved that because of namajabam we can attain any thing in this world. I was very happy and i wanted to contribute my happiness to all.   So by the grace of Guruji Amma i informed my wonderful experience, in front of all bakthas in Trivandrum, where our Guruji was preaching sathsang on Guru Poornima day. Now i am sharing my great experience in Vedhanadham also, so that each and every one can read and may able to know about Guruji Amma's grace.Radhekrishna!!

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

Radhe Krishna, Radhe Krishna, Radhe Krishna

A blessed devotee.
Sri.Parameswara Iyer
Trivandrum

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6. Samarpanam

parithraanaaya sadhoonaam vinasaya cha dhushkrutham

dharma sansthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge

Bhagawan takes avatar in each and every yuga mainly to safeguard the bhaktas and then to destroy the rakshasaas who trouble his bhaktas. So Bhagawan comes to this bhoomi from paramapadham just for the sake of his bhaktas. Hence we come to know that bhaktas are very important to the Lord. Whenever Bhagawan comes to rescue his bhaktas, the other fellow people also reap the benefits.........Our guruji amma gives high respect to all the bhaktas. Hence our Vedhanaadham's every issue will be dedicated to one bhakta. This issue we are dedicating to one of the greatest devotees of Lord Guruvaayurappan namely 'Poonthanam' (AD 1547-1640)

Lord Guruvayurappan.

Lord Guruvayurappan.

Sri Poonthanam

A great saint  born in the month of Virchiga in Ashwathi star in Valluvanaadu district, Nenmeni taluka, (currently known as Keezhatur), in a Namboodiri family, who was known at birth either as 'Brahmatan Namboodiri' or 'Sankara Narayanan Namboodiri'.

A man of great bhakti, who composed 'Santhanagopalam' and 'Jnanapana'.
A great devotee who was an expert in rendering Bhagavatam and was rated by Goddess Parvathi as better than that of Lord Shivas rendition of Srimadh Bhagavatam.

 A man of intense faith who was saved by Lord Guruvayoorappan from a set of gangsters while on his way to Guruvayoor.

The devotee who directed a bhakta Manjula to adorn a banyan tree with a garland which was later found on Lord Guruvayoorappan in the temple shrine.

The saints work Santhana Gopalam was instructed by the Lord Himself to Melapathoor to be proof read.

The great devotee who was given a tour of Vaikundam (the abode of Lord Vishnu) when he was not sufficiently able to describe how heaven would be in his work - Santhana Gopalam.

The great soul, along with his maid servant, who used to assist in his pooja, was taken to Vaikundam by messengers of the Lord  as exactly dreamt by him the night before.

 

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7. Sacred Living Sanctity - New Pictures Of Poojyashree Shree Amma, Our Gurujiamma


The ultimate liberator bestowed by Lord Sri Krishna!

Radhekrishna Amma!!


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8. Sathsangam News - Information About The Sathsang Activities Like Forthcoming Pravachans And Programmes

divine eyes that guard us continuously

Sathsangam Programmes held at various places last month


Radhekrishna! Mahan Brahma Shri Gopalavallidasar's sathsangam took place in a  very grand manner in Trivandrum from July 1st to July 20th. All the devotees who listened to Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu's sathsangam by Mahan Brahma Shri Gopalavallidasar were completely delighted. Each one of them got answers to their unsolved questions. Till now nobody has done the sathsangam on Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu in Trivandrum. The devotees were completely impressed by Guruji's preaching. All of them felt as if they were living their lives with Chaithanya Mahaprabhu. All the devotees from youngsters to elderly people, everyone enjoyed the sathsangam to th core. Along with this, daily in Padmanabha Swamy's temple there was naamasankeertanam in the mornings from 5.30 am to 6.30 am. All the devotees were drowned in the ocean of happiness.

First seven days, there was Bhagawatha Sapthaham by Mahan Brahma Shri Gopalavallidasar at Thiru. Ananthanarayanan alias Suresh's residence. In the morning there was recitation of slokas and in the afternoon from 3.pm to 5. pm Guruji's pravachan was held. The devotees were very much delighted to hear new things from Guruji which they have never heard before from anybody. They learnt so many things which can be implented in our day to day practical life. Each day they got to hear new things and new Bhagawath rahasyam (secrets) which made their life more contented. All the devotees who heard the sapthaham were very pleased and requested Guruji to do more sapthahams in Trivandrum. 

Each day various devotees used to come in the afternoon and night to hear more sathsangams from Guruji. On Gurupoornima, right from morning till night, various kinds of sathsangam took place at various places in a grand manner. At some places the sathsangam took place for fifteen minutes, at some for half an hour, at some places for one hour, like this Guruji did pravachans according to the time limit and made everyone realise the importance of Gurupoornima and Sathguru in everyone's life. The place where Chaithanya Mahaprabhu's sathsangam was being held i.e. Ayodhya Nagaram's Panduranga Mandapam, in this place Guruji preached about Guru Mahima in a very prolonged manner. The most beautiful thing was Trivandrum's Bhajanai Ghoshti (bhajans group) also joined this occassion. In this when Guruji said about one Guru Mahathmiyam; the Bhajan Ghoshti sang bajan on Guru mahima. In His sathsangam Guruji said about Adhvaitha Sidhdhantham, Visishta Dhvaitham and Dhvaitham's aacharyas like Shankarar, Swami Ramanujar and Madhvaachariar and Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu's mahima. In the end Guruji said about His Sathguru none other than our great Guruji Amma in a very brief form. All the devotees who listened this drowned in pleasure. After listening Guruji amma's mahimai, all the Trivandrum devotees yearned to get darshan of Guruji amma and prayed to Guruji to bring Amma very soon in Trivandrum. In the end Mr. Parameswaran.Iyer shared his spiritual experience where he realised the grace of Guruji amma. Each one of them experienced the Guru mahima on that day which really had no end ! ! !

After the sapthaham got over Guruji started with Sri Krishna Leela at the same residence i.e. Mr.Ananthanarayan and Mrs. Usha's residence. Each day the devotees enjoyed new and varieties of Krishna leela and Krishna Varnan and got engrossed in the sathsangam. 

Each day Guruji had naamasankeertanam in Padmanabhan temple from 5.30 am to 6.30 am; pravachan from 7.am to 8.30 am; 10.am to 12.pm sathsangam at some places; 3.pm to 5.pm sathsangam at other places; 6.30.pm to 8.30.pm sathsangam on Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu; then some devotees used to bring food for Guruji at the place where He used to stay so even at night from 10.pm to 10.30 or 11.pm sathsangam used to be held.

Indeed the Trivandrum devotees are truly very fortunate!. There is no doubt in that. For first ten days Guruji stayed at Mrs.Girija and Mr.Ramakrishnan's residence. They had made very nice arrangements for Guruji's stay. Then Guruji stayed at Mr.Raja and Mrs.Parvathi's residence. They too haad made very good arrangements and preparations for Guruji's stay. Really very blessed couple! The relatives of Mr.Ramakrishnan and Mr.Raja felt very delighted and told that they were very lucky that Guruji had stayed at their homes. For whole twenty days Trivandrum was completely drowned in happiness, bliss and gratification. Many devotees felt very sad and cried as to what they will be doing after July 21st ! ! ! Many of them prayed and requested Guruji to come regularly in Trivandrum and make them realize the importance of namajabam and bhakthi.

 

 One elderly lady felt very sad and said to Guruji that it feels as if some grand occassion has come to an end. Another devotee said that our mind was deserted and dry; you came and cleared it and now have transformed it into a garden. Everyone asked Guruji to shower His grace and bless them by coming regularly to Trivandrum. Many youngsters shared their doubts and clarified with Guruji. The whole twenty days Guruji took the darshan of Thiruvananthapuram Anantha padhmanabhan in the morning and evening. 
 
On 21st July, Guruji went at Varkalai desam to Janardana Swamy Temple along with some devotees like Raja, Usha and Shanti and took darshan of Bagawan. Even while leaving from Trivandrum, Guruji did sathsangam and everyone was very delighted. All the devotees gave a hearty send off to Guruji. Some of them had also gone to station to see off Guruji. Even in railway station continuous chanting was going on. The Trivandrum devotees realised the importance and strength of sathsangam, namajabam and Guru mahimai in those twenty days. For the whole twenty days the devotees felt that they were leading their lives with Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu. Many devotees requested Guruji to stay at their home while His next trip! 

Feast your eyes on the satsangam snaps taken at Trivandrum  here! Radhekrishna

 

 

On 23rd and 24th July Guruji, alongwith Gurujiamma, Gurujiappa and sishyay Uma went to Bangalore to Mr.Sivakumar's residence. There also sathsangam took place in a grand manner. Mr.Sivakumar had made very nice arrangements. Gurujiamma's bajans and Guruji's sathsangam took place at Mr.Varadarajan, Mr.Ramachandran and Mr.Chandrashekar's residence. The devotees of Bangalore requested and prayed to Gurujiamma to come again and stay for a longer duration. This was the first time that Guruji travelled with Gurujiamma and Gurujiappa. His happiness knew no bounds and it cannot be really expressed in mere words. It can only be felt ! ! ! Radhekrishna! 

In Mumbai also the devotees celebrated Gurupoornima in a very grand manner. The bhajans were so soothing that everyone felt the grace and divine bliss of Gurujiamma and Guruji. 

After returning, from Banglore, sathsangam on Thirukoloor Pennpillai Rahasyam was going on in Chennai till July 30th. On July 31st Guruji left for Mumbai in the evening.

 

On 29th July, it was Aadipuram and all the Mumbai devotees did bhajans at Mr.Girish's residence. Radhekrishna!

 

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

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Special News!!! 

 On August 16th Sri Krishna Jayanthi will be celebrated in Mumbai during our beloved Guruji's stay there. Whereas in Chennai, Sri Krishna Jayanthi will be celebrated on September 14th at Gurujiamma's residence in a very very grand manner. Radhekrishna! 

Forthcoming Pravachanams by Poojyashree Shree Ammas Sishyar - Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan

 Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan

 1st August to 6th and 13th to 17th August at Shree Ponnu Guruvayurappan Temple, Rajaji Path, Dombivli (E) -  Ramayanam from 7.pm to 9.pm. and remaining days at various devotees' places in Mumbai. Radhekrishna. 


Weekly bhajans are held in Chennai, Podanur, Mumbai, USA and East Africa with Guruji Amma's abundant blessings.

 Weekly bhajans and Nagara sankeerthanam are also being held regularly.


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