Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation

March 2012 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
FIRST EVER VEDA SAMMELANAM IN NORTH AMERICA - APRIL 14, 2012
HIGHLIGHTS OF FEB 2012 EVENTS
UPCOMING RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN MARCH 2012
YOUTH CAN BENEFIT BY ENROLLING FOR SRI SHARADHA YOUR VOLUNTEER GROUP
SRINGERI SADHANA CENTER - CULTURAL EVENTS
NEWS FROM SRINGERI, INDIA
 MARCH UPCOMING EVENTS

 FEB 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

Image hosted by Webshots.comSri Maha Shivaratri was observed over two days at the temple. On Sunday Sri Rudra Homa was performed in the morning in addition to the regular Ganapati Homa, other Pujas, Abhisekams etc. 108 Kalashas were set up and sanctified in preparation for the evening Abhisekam. The evening austerities started at 5 P.M. with the recitation of Mahanyasam by a large number of votaries. This was immediately followed by the recitation of Lalita Sahasranamas which in turn was followed by the 1st Yama Puja. A large gathering of devotees participated in the Ekadashavara Abhisekam to Lord Candramouleeswara with chants of Namakam interspersed with Camakam. The final abishekam was performed with the kalasa waters. The Kalashas were passed from the Avahana area to the sanctum by a chain of votaries. After the Abhisekam, Alankara, Arcana, Dhupa, Deepa, Naivedya and Neerajanam were offered to the Lord to conclude the 1st quarter Puja. The other 3 quarter Pujas followed a similar format except the Sri Rudram was chanted just once and the Arcana was offered with Bilva leaves etc. The 4th quarter Puja was followed by Sri Lalita Sahasranama Japa and Puja to Sri Nandikeshvara. The event concluded after dawn on Monday.

 VEDA SAMMELANAM

SVBF has great pleasure in inviting you with family to the first ever Veda Sammelanam of North America at Stroudsburg on Saturday, April 14, 2012. His Holiness, Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji has blessed us with this opportunity of conducting the first Veda Sammelanam, NA coinciding with the 100th year of ascension to the Spiritual Throne by the 34th Pontiff of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Jagadguru Sri Sri Chandrasekara Bharati Mahaswamiji.

Click here for the program details of the Sammelanam.

Admission is free, and is open to all. Please inform any Vedic Scholars, priests, Sastra/Agama Pundits, Gurukkals, Shivacharyas and Bhattacharyas known to you so that they may attend the event.

The program will include a ceremonious procession of Vedic Scriptures, an elaborate Vedic Offering to Goddess Sharada, Veda Parayanam of all four vedas, a lecture-cum-demonstration of various recitation practices, talks and honoring of the Vedic scholars.

No registration is necessary for attendees. Please join us when we pay rich tributes to Veda Mata and to honor the Vedic Scholars of North America (USA/Canada). We look forward to seeing you all at the Sammelanam. Please feel free to direct any questions to Dr. S. Yegnasubramanian 908-281-0607 or Dr. Iyer at 732-238-1119.

ABOUT HIS HOLINESS SHANKARACHARYA SRI SRI CHANDRASHEKHARA BHARATI MAHASWAMIJI

H.H. Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswami adorned the Vyakhyarta Simhasana, Throne Of Transcendental Wisdom from 1912 to 1954. He was the 34th Acharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham. At the age of 20, He became the head of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham and was very efficient in the conduct of its affairs. He was a great saint in the real sense, as He led a simple life without any worldly desires inspite of His exalted position at the prestigious Sringeri Samsthanam.

He had the rare power to transform, by a mere glance, even the non-believers of God into believers. He was able to explain, with great ease and humility, any subject that His sishyas brought to Him. Despite being a very learned man, He did not have the least ego. In the later years, He did not take much interest in the affairs of the mutt, but had an ingenious capacity to set right even the slightest mistake that occurred.

 SRI SHARADA YOUTH VOLUNTEER GROUP

With the Blessings of His Holiness, SVBF is launching a program of youth volunteers. The group will be called "Sri Sharada Youth Volunteer Group". The program has a specific purpose to encourage the youths (the next generation) to come forward and take the lead and move ahead and spread the mission of the foundation. Volunteering work at the site is a step in that direction. Please note youths identified for this program belong to grade 9 and above. Read more about the volunteer program....

Please contact Ms Shanti Janakiraman 609-799-9423 (shanti.m.janakiraman@gmail.com) to enroll for this program

 NEWS FROM SRINGERI :: Jagadguru's Vijaya Yatra

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji is undertaking a Vijaya Yatra, that began last week of February 2012. The Jagadguru observed Mahashivaratri at Sringeri and then embarked on the Vijaya Yatra on February 26 2012. The Jagadguru will stay in Bangalore for more than a week and then grace Tamil Nadu. The 62nd Vardhanti of the Jagadguru will be celebrated at Coimbatore.

Click here for details of the tour programme of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji.