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77th Sree Rama Navami National Music Festival by Sree Rama Seva Mandali

March 30, 2015

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77th SREE RAMANAVAMI NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

28TH MARCH TO 27TH APRIL 2015
AT
THE SPECIAL PANDAL
Govt. Junior College, Fort High School Grounds, Bengaluru – 18

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Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Anoints His Successor

January 23, 2015

 

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Preserving the Oldest Unbroken Heritage of Sanatana Dharma
Today, on January 23, 2015, continuing this unbroken Guru-Shisya lineage that stretches directly back to Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the 36th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji anointed His successor. In a traditional ceremony, the Jagadguru initiated Brahmachari Sri Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma into Sannyasa and bestowed upon him the Yoga Patta (monastic name) of Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati. More information in the Press Release below.

The Official Press Release:

Ceremonies related to the Shishya Sweekara of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peethadhipati, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji commenced at Sringeri on 22nd January 2015.

At 8 am, the successor-designate, Brahmachari Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma first had Darshan of the Jagadguru Mahaswamiji in Guru Nivas, Narasimha Vanam and offered Guru Vandanam. After receiving the Jagadguru’s blessings, the Brahmachari accompanied by Vedic Pundits proceeded to the northern banks of the Tunga and entered the temple of Goddess Sharadamba. Inside the temple, the Brahmachari participated in the Poornahuti of the Mahaganapati Homa held near the Shakti Ganapati shrine. He then had Darshan of Goddess Sharadamba. CEO & Administrator of the Peetham, Dr. V R Gowrishankar and senior devotees then accompanied the Brahmachari for Darshan at the temples of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Torana Ganapati, Sri Kodanda Rama
Swami, Malayala Brahma, Sri Sureshwaracharya, Sri Vageeshwari Vidyaranya, Sri Vriddha Narasimha Bharati Samadhi, Sri Janardana Swami (along with Sri Anjaneya and Sri Garuda), Sri Vidyashankara, Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy and Sri Sakshi Ganapati (inside the Yagashala). He then returned to Narasimha Vanam and had Darshan at the Adhishtanam shrines of the 33rd Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji; the 34th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji and the 35th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji.

The Brahamchari then performed Krichraacharana where he made offerings of Vastra, Hiranya, Dhaanya and Aajyam. The Brahmachari then performed the Ashta-Shraadha ceremony. Tis ceremony is performed to free oneself of the three debts towards the Devas, Rishis and Pitrus. As part of the ceremony, the Brahmachari made offerings to 18 Vaidika Brahmanas and sought their blessings. Te Brahmachari will spend the day in Upavaasa (fasting) and Jagarane (staying awake all night performing Japa and Parayana).

On 23rd January 2015, the Brahmachari will perform the Purusha Sookta Homa and Virajaa Homa early in the morning and then receive the Sannyasa Deeksha from Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on the banks of the river Tunga. Devotees from all over the world have been pouring into Sringeri to witness this historic event.

Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji announces his successor today

January 4, 2015

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Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peethadhipati Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji has announced His Shishya Sweekara. The Jagadguru Mahaswamiji made the announcement, divinely inspired by Goddess Sharadamba in His Anugraha Bhashanam given during the culmination of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of His Peetharohanam. The Jagadguru has chosen Brahmachari Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma to be His Uttaradhikari – the successor-designate to the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham. The Jagadguru announced that the Shishya Sweekara ceremonies will take place on 22nd and 23rd January 2015 at Sringeri. The Jagadguru will initiate the Brahmachari into Sannyasa on 23rd January 2015.

Devotees all over the world have rejoiced at the announcement coming on the joyous occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Jagadguru’s Peetharohanam.

The present Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, ascended the Throne of Transcendental wisdom at the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, 25 years ago in 1989 and since then has been guiding thousands of devotees in the path of Dharma.

To commemorate the silver jubilee year of His accession to the Peetham, special functions along with Guru Vandanam are being conducted on the 3rd and 4th of January 2015 at Sri Math, Sringeri.

Uttaraadhikaari Kuppu Venkatesha Prasada Sharma

 

Uttaraadhikaari Kuppu Venkatesha Prasada Sharma (pic: AP News)

 

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Left to right: Kuppa Venkateshwara prasada sharma with his parents Seeta naga lakshmi and Siva Subramanya Avadhani (pic: Deccan Chronicle)

 

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Sri Bharati Thirtha Mahaswamigalu (in the background, is that the successor Sri Kuppa Venkatesha Prasad Sharma?!) (pic: The New Indian Express)

 

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Sri Kuppa Venkateswara Prasada Sharma. (Photo: Sringeri Mutt website)

 

The Hindu reports:

Bharati Tirtha Swami of Sringeri Sharada Peetha has nominated Kuppa Venkateswara Prasada Sharma as his successor-designate. The seer announced this at a function in Sringeri recently.

The Shishya Sweekara ceremony will be held in Sringeri on January 22 and 23. Sharma will be initiated to ‘sanyasa’ on the second day.

Sharma was born in Tirupati in 1993 to Kuppa Shivasubrahmanya Avadhani and Seetha Nagalakshmi. At present, Sharma is the principal of TTD Veda Pathashala in Tirumala and project officer in Dharma Prachara Parishad of TTD. During his visit to Sringeri mutt in 2009, he had expressed his desire to study ‘shastras’ directly under Bharati Tirtha Swami.

Under his tutelage, he mastered Sanskrit and studied Tarka Shastra, said a release.

During his pravachana this evening, our poojya Jagadguru announced that he has, by the grace and approval of Goddess Sri Sharadamba, identified his successor and announced the successor’s name as Sri Kuppa Venkatesha Prasad Sharma (25 years). Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamji told that he was training his successor for the past 5-6 years. The Shishya Sweekara Parigraha kaaryakrama (to continue the Guru-Shishya Paramapare started by Sri Adi Shankaracharya) will be held on January 22nd and 23rd, 2015 at the Sri Math, Sringeri.

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shruti smriti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavat pAda shankaram lOkashankaram

shankaram shankarAchAryam kEshavam bAdarAyaNam
sUtrabhAshya kritou vandE bhagavantau punah punah

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Blessed is the Sishya ! Divine is the anugraha of Thaaye Sharadambe! Fortunate are we to witness this ceremony, the continuation of the great Guru-Sisya parampare!

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List of Sringeri Dakshinamnaya Jagadgurus:

  1. Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada (788 – 820) (videha-mukti)
  2. Sri Sureshwaracharya (820-834)
  3. Sri Nityabodaghana (834-848)
  4. Sri Jnanaghana (848-910)
  5. Sri Jnanotthma (910-954 )
  6. Sri Jnanagiri (954-1038)
  7. Sri Simhagiri (1038-1098 )
  8. Sri Ishwara Tirtha (1098-1146)
  9. Sri Nrusimha Tirtha (1146-1229 )
  10. Sri Vidya Shankara Tirtha (1229-1333)
  11. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha (1333-1380)
  12. Sri Vidyaranya (1380-1386 )
  13. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati I (1386-1389 )
  14. Sri Nrusimha Bharati I (1389-1408 )
  15. Sri Purushotthama Bharati I](1408-1448 )
  16. Sri Shankara Bharati (1448-1455 )
  17. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati II (1455-1464 )
  18. Sri Nrusimha Bharati II (1464-1479 )
  19. Sri Purushotthama Bharati II (1479-1517 )
  20. Sri Ramachandra Bharati (1517-1560 )
  21. Sri Nrusimha Bharati III (1560-1573 )
  22. Sri Nrusimha Bharati IV (1573-1576 )
  23. Sri Nrusimha Bharati V (1576-1600 )
  24. Sri Abhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1600-1623 )
  25. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I (1623-1663 )
  26. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VI (1663-1706 )
  27. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati II (1706-1741 )
  28. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati I (1741-1767)
  29. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VII (1767-1770)
  30. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati III (1770-1814)
  31. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati II (1814-1817 )
  32. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VIII (1817-1879 )
  33. Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1879-1912 )
  34. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati III (1912-1954 )
  35. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha (1954-1989 )
  36. Sri Bharati Tirtha (1989-Present)
  37. Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati (Nominated Next)

Front Pages of Today’s newspapers (May 18, 2014) – Namo Namaha

May 17, 2014

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Narendra Modi LIVE speech using 3D Hologram technology (Malleswaram Grounds, Bangalore)

April 12, 2014

Narendra Modi LIVE speech using 3D Hologram technology.- This was at Malleswaram Grounds, Bangalore today evening @ 7.30pm. Feeling good that me and Srividhya CB were there in the front row!

For the first time in world’s election campaign history, an election speech was made using 3D Hologram technology thus reaching over 100 cities all over India, same day, same time. Modi thus broke his own Guinness record he had made in 2012 where his 55-minute speech was broadcast simultaneously to 53 separate locations in 26 cities in Gujarat

Modi’s speech was full of clarity and vision. He highlighted the power of the Youth and dreamt of making India a Digital India. He said: India has a very powerful 3D:

Demographic Dividend
Democracy
Demand

Some main points that Modi spoke about was on these issues affecting all of us: Education, Health, Nutrition, Maternity Care, Child Care, Solid Waste Management and Waste Water Treatment. (Full speech below)

Really felt that this man must come to power!
Ek Bharath, Shresht Bharath.
Sabka Saath. Sabka Vikas.

Namo Bharath!

Lok Sabha General Election in Karnataka on April 17, 2014

March 5, 2014

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ಮರೆಯದಿರಿ ಮತ ಬಾಂಧವರೆ… ಮರೆತು ನಿರಾಶರಾಗದಿರಿ!

76th Sree Rama Navami National Music Festival by Sree Rama Seva Mandali

February 10, 2014

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76th SREE RAMANAVAMI NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

8TH APRIL TO 8TH MAY 2014
AT
THE SPECIAL PANDAL
Govt. Junior College, Fort High School Grounds, Bengaluru – 18

Don’t miss: Gayathri Venkataraghavan on April 10th!

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You can smell the Johnson’s Baby ad today in TOI

January 29, 2014

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Many homes today is filled with the aroma of Johnson’s baby powder since morning! You can smell the half page ad (TOI, Bangalore edition) which has the following copy:

Remember this smell? The smell of your little one when she was a little one. The smell of he oh-so-soft skin. The smell of innocence. The smell of sloppy wet kisses, cuddles, and long gazes. The smell that made you fall in love. The smell that made you a mother. The smell of every baby. The smell of Johnson’s baby.

Because only a smell so gentle can bring back memories that powerful.

Johnson’s baby. Power of gentle.

Related post:

Bru’s smelling ad in Sunday Times. Did you smell the paper yesterday?

Happy New Year 2014!

January 1, 2014

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‘Melnudi’ newsletter by Melbourne Kannada Sangha

July 30, 2013

July 2013 Melnudi

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This months’s Melnudi has a story on ‘Aksharagalalli Alankara‘ (designed by yours truly). Thanks to Amrutha Nandi for this wonderful article (Muktabalaga members will know her as ‘Ammu’).

About Melnudi – the Kannada voice of Melbourne is the monthly newsletter circulated by the Melbourne Kannada Sangha to all its members. Melnudi is written by various members/non-members across Melbourne. Melnudi is composed of articles like short stories, episodes which are written across few months, nagehani (comedy corner) and the latest news/events in Melbourne. We also have the latest shows/kannada movies being screened in melbourne, and their details. Melnudi at the moment is being published by Mr Yuvraj Hiriyur, a volunteer of Kannada Sangha, who dedicates some time every month to compile all articles and publish them on time.
All articles published in Melnudi are a result of voluntary work done by kannada writers across Melbourne. As a kannadiga, if you are interested in writing some article of interest, we would be happy to publish it in our next edition of Melnudi. So feel free to send in your articles/news/ideas to reach out to other kannadigas here.

[Source: Melnudi]

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