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SHRI GURUBYO NAMAH
Delhi Kamakoti Kamakshi Meditation Camp; Cultural Centre
SRI DEVI KAMAKSHI MANDIR "Kamakoti"
A-11, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Institutional Area, Opp. J N U East Gate, New Delhi 110067.
Phone: (011) 26867240/26520202 Website : www.devikamakshi.org
(Constituted with the blessings and directions of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Swamigal)
71st Jayanthi (Vardhanthi) of Sri Periaval Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal Saturday - 23rd July, 2005
This year Adi Avittam, the 71st Jayanthi (Vardhanthi) celebration of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Sankarcharya Swamigal comes on Saturday, July 23, 2005 and the same will be celebrated on that day with Homam, Mahanyasa Poorvaka Ekadasa Rudhra Japa Abishekam starting from 8.00 A.M. and in the evening there will be Veda Parayanam, Paduka Puja and Prakara Uthsavam starting from 6.30 P.M.
The detailed programme is as follows :
23rd July, 2005 Saturday
8.00 A.M. Mahanyasa Poorvaka Ekadasa
Trisathi Archani, Harathi
6.30 P.M. Veda, Upanishad Parayanam,
Uthsavam Devotees are requested to participate in all the above functions and receive the blessings of Sri Maha Ganpathi, Sri Ambal and Sri Acharyals.
LOKA SAMASTHA SUKHINO BHAVANTHU
Kanchi Acharyas to observe Chaturmasya Vratam
at Tirupathi from July 21, 2005 to September 18, 2005
Their Holinesses Jagadgurus Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 69th and 70th Acharyas of Sri. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, will be camping at Tirupathi from July 21, 2005 to September 18, 2005 to observe the Chaturmasya Vrata at
Sri Maha Paduka Mandapam
Off. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam,
Near Hare Krishna Temple,
Tirupati - 517 507
Tel : 0877 2235482
Their Holinesses have visited the holy temple town, the abode of Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Alamelu Mangai, several times before. This is the first time however, that they would be observing Chaturmasya Vrata at this great kshetra. For devotees this is a great news, as they will not only be able to receive the blessings of the Acharyas during chaturmasyam, but also have darshan of Lord Venkateswara & Goddess Alamelu Mangai. Sri. Kalahasthi, the well known Siva Kshetra and Tiruttani a Subramanya Kshetra are close by too.
July 21, 2005
Commencement of Satha Chandi, Maharudram, Ayushya homam, Navagraha Homam, Mrithyunjaya Homam.
Through out the Chaturmasyam Period several special homams would be performed. Agni hotri Sammelanam and special Ishtis for the welfare of mankind have also been planned
July 23, 2005
71st Jayanthi Celebrations ofHis Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal
Special Activities on the Jayanthi Day
His Holiness would receive special prasadams and honours from 71 temples, on this auspicious occasion.
In addition the following activities are planned.
1. 71 Brass Lamps to be distributed to grameen temples in the remote and far flung areas of Andhra Pradesh.
2. 71 tri-cycles to be handed over to poor and needy physically challenged people, in and around Tirupathi
3. 71 Sewing machines to be handed over to the poor and needy women to help augment their income and improve their financial independence
4. 71 complete school kits consisting of school books, note books, bags, and other accessories required for regular schooling, to poor and needy school children
5. 71 cataract operations to be performed for poor and needy patients at Sri Sankara Health Centre, Pammal. Patients to receive free spectacles with the blessings of the Acharya on the Jayanthi day
6. 71 sets of ‘Ahara upakaranas’ (plates, cups, tumblers etc) to be given to Vidyarthis of Veda Patashalas in Andhra Pradesh
7. 71 Dampathi Poojas to be performed
8. 71 Thirumangalyams to be distributed to poor and deserving brides
How to participate in the Chaturmasya and Jayanthi Celebrations.
Devotees who have been yearning to have darshan of the Acharyas may wish to use this opportunity to do so now. Having the darshan of the Gurus during Chaturmasya, in a kshetra is indeed a rare opportunity, not to be missed.
Devotees who wish to contribute monetarily towards meeting the expenses for chaturmasya, may consider any one or more of the following:
1. Nithya Seva – Rs 25,000
This covers one day’s expenses including, pooja, bhikshavandanam, Annadhanam etc
2. Jayanthi Gift Set – Rs 15,000
This cover the cost of 1 set – Brass Lamp, Tricycle, Sewing Machine, School Kit, Cataract Operation, Ahara Upakaranas & Dampathy Pooja.
3. Special Homams – Rs 10,000
To cover Homa Dravyams, Sambhavanas etc
4. Annadanam – Rs 5,000
Towards meeting the food expenses of the visiting devotees and pilgrim
5. Kashaya Vastrams, one each to Their Holinesses - Rs 1200
Offering Vastrams during Chaturmasyam is considered very auspicious
6. Towards General Chaturmasya Expenses – Rs 500
While these are some ways to participate, devotees may consider participating by bringing the following items.
1. Useful for Abhishekam and Pooja – Mosambi, Apple, Pomegrenate, Tender Coconut, Saffron, Sandalwood, flowers, vilvam etc
2. Vegetables and grocery items like rice, jaggery, sugar, ghee and pulses useful for annadanam
Devotees who contribute more than Rs 5,000 would receive the following with their prasadams.
a. Bhikshavandana Prasadams
b. Framed Picture of Goddess Kamakshi
c. Complete set of Mahaswami Darshan, Kanchi Kosh and Viswaroopa Darshan – rare books with useful information about the 2500 year old mutt and rare pictures of the Mahaswami and the current Acharyas
d. Selected Speeches of the Mahaswami, as & when it is published (Likely to be released by year end).
e. A spatika Mala specially blessed by His Holiness
f. A silver miniature pair of Padukas, for the pooja at home (Advaitam Sathyam)
a,b,c,d,e & f
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a,b,e,f & Mahaswami Darshan
Donations may be made by cheque or draft in favour of:
"Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Sankaracharya Vyasa Pooja Samithi
Cheques or drafts to be prepared in this name and sent to :
Mr. K. Ramachandran,
Sri Maha Paduka Mandapam
Off. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam,
Near Hare Krishna Temple,
Tirupati - 517 507
Tel : 0877 2235482
All donations to be made in Indian Rupees only. Clearly mark your envelope with big bold letters “CHATURMASYAM”
Overseas devotees who are desirous of making contributions in foreign currencies may please draw their cheques in favour of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeta Charitable Trust (Regd), authorised to receive foreign exchange remittances.
Devotees sending contributions by mail are requested to send details to email@example.com. Those making cash contributions are requested to take cash receipts from the Manager at the venue.
Devotees who make contributions for Nithya Seva,Jayanthi Gift Set, or Special Homams, but are unable to attend the functions may please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the address in India to which prasadams may be sent.
Devotees are requested to attend the Chaturmasya Poojas in large numbers and participate in the various activities.
Chennai Sadas on "Guru Mahima & Guru Bhakthi”
Conducted by VIGIL (A Public Opinion Forum)
In the Sacred Presence of
Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal
(Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham)
Thavathiru Gautamapuri Adigalar
Karpanai Kalanjiyam Sivaprakasa Swamigal
(Veerasaiva Matham, Tiruvannamalai)
for a Dharma Sadas on
GURU BHAKTI - GURU MAHIMA
in Hindu Sampradaya
Vaishnava, Saiva, Veera Saiva, Madhwa, Jaina and Sikh
Anugraha Bhashanam by
Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal
Thavathiru Gautamapuri Adigalar
Veera Shaiva: Thavathiru Gautamapuri Adigalar
Shaiva: Sri Krishnamurthy Sastrigal (Snkara Matham)
Vaishnava: Sri Padur Rangarajachariar (S.V.Oriental
Madhwa: Dr A.P.Vijayendran (Chennai Raghavendra
Jaina: Prof. Subhachandra (Mysore University)
Sikh: Dr. Jitendra Bajaj (Centre For Policy Studies)
VENUE: THE MUSIC ACADEMY (MAIN HALL)
New No: 168, T.T.K.Road, Chennai-600 014
TIME: 5-30 P.M. to 8-00 P.M.
DATE: Wednesday, 18th May, 2005
ALL ARE WELCOME
PLEASE COME IN LARGE NUMBERS TO SHOW THAT WE CARE
VIGIL PUBLIC OPINION FORUM
SRI GURUBHYO NAMAHA
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara
KANCHEE KAMAKOTI PEETAM – SANKARA MUTT
SRI KAMAKSHI BHAGAVAT PADAAL AASTHANAM
No. 33, Eswaran Koil Street
Chennai – 600 033
SRI KAMAKSHI MANDALI’S
KAMYARTHA HOMA CELEBRATIONS
With the Blessings of Goddess Sri Kamakshi and His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Acharyal, Kamyartha homams are to be conducted for 51 days from 25.06.2005 to 14-08-2005 at Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam SANKARA MUTT, Sri Kamakshi Bhagavat Padaal Asthanam, West mambalam, Chennai. On those days concerts and upanyasams are to be held daily in the evenings.
These Homams are conducted as a prayer to facilitate world peace, rain, to safeguard from earthquakes and for cheerful life.
The devotees are requested to donate liberally and be a part of the noble cause thereby attaining the blessings of Sri Kamakshi.
Homams at 7.00 AM to 11.30 AM
Date Day Details of the Homam
25.06.05 Saturday Chinthamani Mahaganapthy Homam
25.06.05 Saurday Sani Graha Homam (Evening)
26.06.05 Sunday Subramaniya Homam
27.06.05 Monday Suria Graha Homam
28.06.05 Tuesday Chandra Graha Homam
29.06.05 Wednesday Budha Graha Homam
30.06.05 Thursday Guru Graha Homam
01.07.05 Friday Angaraha Graha Homam
02.07.05 Saturday Sani Graha Homam
03.07.05 Sunday Sukra Graha Homam
04.07.05 Monday Raghu Graha Homam
05.07.05 Tuesday Kethu Graha Homam
06.07.05 Wednesday Medha Dakshinamurthy Homam
07.07.05 Thursday Bala Thirupura Sundari Homam
08.07.05 Friday Annapoorneshwari Homam
09.07.05 Saturday Aswarooda Homam
10.07.05 Sunday Maha Thirupura Sunadari Homam
11.07.05 Monday Navakshari Homam
12.07.05 Tuesday Sudarshana Homam
13.07.05 Wednesday Swayamwara Parvathi Homam
14.07.05 Thursday Swarnakarshana Bhairava Homam
15.07.05 Friday Vaasthu Homam
16.07.05 Saturday Dhanvanthiri Homam
17.07.05 Sunday Bhavamana Homam
18.07.05 Monday Manyu Suktha Homam
19.07.05 Tuesday Suriya Savithri Homam
20.07.05 Wednesday Iykkia Mathya Suktha Homam
21.07.05 Thursday Kartha Veeriyarjuna Homam
22.07.05 Friday Lakshmi Kubera Homam
23.07.05 Saturday Prathiyingara Homam
24.07.05 Sunday Veera Sarabheeswarar Homam
25.07.05 Monday Soolini Dhurga Homam
26.07.05 Tuesday Maha Kali Homam
27.07.05 Wednesday Thara Homam
28.07.05 Thursday Sri Vidya Homam
29.07.05 Friday Sri Bhuvaneswari Homam
30.07.05 Satuday Thripura Bharavi Homam
31.07.05 Sunday Chinnamastha Homam
01.08.05 Monday Dhoomavathy Homam
02.08.05 Tuesday Bhagalamughi Homam
03.08.05 Wednesday Kamalathmika Homam
04.08.05 Thursday Kala Bhairava Homam
05.08.05 Friday Bhagya Suktha Homam
06.08.05 Saturday Santhana Gopala Homam
07.08.05 Sunday Lalitha Sahasranama Homam
08.08.05 Monday Subramanya Thrisathi Homam
09.08.05 Tuesday Nakshtra Homam
10.08.05 Wednesday Dharma Sastha Homam
11.08.05 Thursday Parjannya Homam
12.08.05 Friday Vaarahi Homam
13.08.05 Saturday Aayushya Homam
14.08.05 Sunday Nava Chandi Homam
14.08.05 Sunday Anjaneya Uthsavam (Evening)
Homa Sankalpam Rs. 101/-
Homa Rakshai Rs. 25/-
Homa Driviyas Rs. 501/-
Silver Doller Rs. 251/-
Vaidheega Sambhavanai Rs. 5001/-
The devotees are requested to send the donations by MO. or Demand draft in favour of KAMAKSHI MANDALI.
Sri Kamakshi Mandali Trustees
Ph. 5587 6145
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal announces Adhi Shankarar Jayanthi festival
[Excerpts from: http://www.dinamalar.com ]
Kalavai: Adhi Shankarar Jayanthi is to be celebrated on the 13th May of this year. On account of this, the Kanchi Acharya has asked the devotees to write the Namavali Mantram 108 times and send it to the Kalavai Shankara Mutt.
In his announcement regarding this, the Kanchi Acharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal has recalled how Jagath Guru Sri Adhi Shankaracharya restored the ancient religion of Hinduism and the worship of Vigrahams. The Acharya also added that even the God’s grace can be obtained easily with the help of Guru. Devotion to Guru is an important aspect of everyone’s life.
The Acharya has asked the devotees to write the Mantra “Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara, Kamakoti Shankara, Kaaladi Shankara” 108 times and send it to the Kalavai Shankara Mutt (Address: Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Shankara Mutt, Kalavai, Vellore district-632506) by the 5th May 2004. The Acharya also added that a picture of Adhi Shankarar along with instructions for doing Pooja will be sent for the devotees who send the Namavali.
:: PROTESTS/PETITIONS ::
MEMORANDUM TO TAMILNADU GOVERNOR REGARDING ATROCITIES ION KANCHI MUTT
THE TAMILNADU MUSLIM MAKKAL KATCHI PRESIDENT HAJI S.M.PASHA MET THE STATE GOVERNOR SARDAR SURJIT SINGH BARNALA OM FRIDAY 21ST JAN.2005 AND PRESENTED A MEMORANDUM IN WHICH HE, INTER ALIA, STATED AS FOLLOWS:
" Your Excellency, we submit that of all forms of terrorism ( which has to be hated and crushed) STATE TERRORISM is the worst and most dangerous form of terrorism. We wish to invite Your Excellency's kind atrocities perpetrated by the Police against the Kanchi Mutt. To be more specific, the Police barged into the said Mutt in an exceptionlly large number to arrest the Junior Shankaracharya. They have done it, obviously, to create an erroneous impression in the minds of the public that the Junior Shankaracharya is a sort of a dreaded criminal who might create havoc in order to avoid and evade arrest. Secondly the Police entered the sacred Mutt premises with their boots on! Thirdly, the Police did not permit the said Junior Shankaracharya to complete the pooja he was conducting, throwing the well laid down and well established arrest procedures. If this is not "State terrorism", what else is it, may we ask?
We, respectfully, appeal to Your Excellency to recommend to the Central Government to issue directions under the relevant provisions of the Constitution of India to stem the rot, lest the unrest caused by the State terrorism should (God forbid0 lead to a law and order situation.
A Petition to the National Human Rights Commission of India asking them to to investigate the invocation of the Goonda’s act against those with no prior criminal record and who stand accused in the Shankararaman murder case is available online at:
A petition to the President and Prime Minister of India entitled "Free the accounts of the Kanchi Shankara Matam and Prevent its Unconstitutional Takeover" is available online at: http://www.petitiononline.com/sri/petition.html
To view the open letter to the President and Prime Minister of India, click hereTo view the letter petitioning freeing the accounts of the Kanchi Shankara Matam and preventing its unconstitutional takeover, click here
PROTEST MEETING ON 12.1.2005
The annexed resolution was unanimously passed at the meeting, convened jointly by the following institutions to protest the surprise arrest of H.H. Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji.
1.Sri Sankara Mattham
3.South Indian Bajana Samaj
4.Subramania Samaj, Chedda Nagar
5. Sri. Shanmukhanda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha
6. Kanyaha Parameshwari Temple Matunga
8.Havyaka Welfare Trust.
9.Social Service League ,Wadala /Sion/Matunga
10.Harihara Putra Samaj,Chembur
11.Garodia Nagar Bhakta Samaj Ghatkopar
12.Sri Ramakrishna Bhajana Samaj Goregaon
13. Fine Arts society, Chembur
14.Rajarajeshwari Bharatanatya Kala Mandir
17.Garodia nagar Bhaktha Sangam
19. Bhaktha Sangam Mulund
20 Andhra Maha Sabha
21. Mysore Association Matunga
22. Sion Vinayak Mandir
23.Sri Mahalakshmi Mandir Mumbai
24. Venkatesh Devasthanam ,Fanaswadi
25. Ahobila Mutt Chembur
RESOLUTION PASSED IN THE MEETING OF INSTITUTIONS AND DEVOTEES TO PROTEST THE ARREST OF SRI H.H.SANKARA VIJAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI OF SRI KANCHI KAMOKOTHI PEETHAM , HELD AT SRI SANKARA MATTHAM MATUNGA ON 12TH JAN 2005
The followers of Sanatana Dharma are deeply shocked and grieved by the reckless and sudden arrest of His Holiness Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji, the Junior Pontiff of Kanchi Kamakothi Peetham on monday 10th instant.
The south east asian region is yet to recover from the recent Tsunami disaster, when all of a sudden, like, another POLITICALLY MOTIVATED TSUNAMI, the news of His Holiness Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamijis, surprise arrest has caused a grave concern and agitated the minds of Tens of Thousands of Ardent followers /Devotees of Sanatana Hindu Dharma all over the country and over seas.
His Holiness Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji was released on bail by the supreme court on Monday the 10th instant and with in a few hours, the state government authorities of Tamil Nadu suddenly arrested the Junior Pontiff .The shocking development, like, a lightining , seems to be politically motivated , well calculated and ill intentioned.
Members of various institutions participating in the protest meeting, severly condemn this unpalatable act on the part of the authorities concerned, as it has completely paralysed the functioning of the age old illustarious Kanchi Kamakothi Mutt, by whisking away the fundamental human right of worship guaranteed in our constitution.
The authorities should not have acted so abruptly and hastily in the matter of a religious institution , which commands great respect and honour globally..
We, therefore, urge upon the central government, authorities to prevail upon the Tamil Nadu Government to release His Holiness the Junior Pontiff immediately.
What is the reason behind the TN Govt's cunning and clever withdrawal of the permission granted to "A peaceful prayer meeting attended by all women devotees", just the night before the event?
The attached press coverage portrays the "tell tale" of the series of orchestrated attempts by the TN police to thwart a peaceful protest...
What is the Government afraid of? The so called secular press..including "The Hindu" and "Vikatan" which are more than ready to publish even a slightest sensational rumour about HH Acharya, completely blacked out this news.
So much for the fourth estate and impartial coverage... Click here to see the press coverage
At her feet.
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