Happenings in April 2016

Tamil New Year, Vishu and Sri Rama Navami

Tamil New year and Vishu was celebrated with Pooja , Bhajans and Annadhanam on April 14th , 2016. Sri Rama Navami the Janmadinam of  Sri Rama was celebrated in the evening of April 15th, 2016 by chanting of the Divya Rama Nama followed by Bhajans by Children of Eshwara Peetam

Happenings in November 2015

 

November 10th  Deepavali       

Deepavali the festival of lights was celebrated amidst bhajans , crackers

and pooja in Eshwara Peetam.

 

November 12th - 18th  Skandha Shasti Vratham

All the six Kavachams of Lord Murugan was chanted in the evening on

all days. A grand feast was offered to the lord on 17/11/15 (Soora

Samharam Day) and prasadam was distributed among devotees.

 

November 25th Karthikai Deepam        

Lamps were lit in Eshwara Peetam and Lord Arunachaleshwara was

worshipped in his Jyothi Swaroopa. Chanting of “Annamalaiyanukku

Hara Haro Hara Hara”.filled the entire place making it very divine.

Navarathri October 2015

 

Navarathri October 13 to 22 – Durga Pooja

Navarathri the nine auspicious days of Sakthi worship was celebrated

in a very devote manner. Sri Lalitha Sahasra Namam was chanted in

the evening on all days. A special pooja was performed on 16/10/15

and devotees were given prasadam.  

Happenings in September 2015

 

Sep  5  : Sri Krishna Jayanthi  : Special Poojas were performed in

Eshwara Peetam on Sri Krishna Janmashtami day. There was a sweet

Nama Sankeerthanam in the evening.

Sep 17 : Vinayaga Chathurthi : GaneshChaturthi, was observed by

offering the Lord’s favourite “Kozhukattai”, fruits and other offerings.

Swamiji inaugurated the poojas at various pandhals in the city.

Happenings in August 2015

August 3 : Aadi Perukku : Seeds were sown and Saplings were planted

for Aadi Perukku and Offerings were given to River Kavery

August 9 : Koottu Prarthanai : Around 40 Volunteers took part in the

Prarthanai at Sri Manonmani Amman Udanurai Sri  Thiruvathishwarar  temple

at Kadambadi Village, Thirukazhukundram. It is a 2000 year old temple being

rebuilt by the local devotees.

 

August 10 : Lalitha Sahasranamam parayanam was done by Mahila Mandali

in connection with the Satha Kodi Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam to be

performed on 27/09/2015 at G.K.Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya.

 

August 19 : Rama Nama Japamwas done in the evening between  6.30 and

7.30 PM by Smt.Bala Bhuvaneswari and  other followers of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

 

August 23  : Thirunelveli Thiruvasaga Mutrodhal : Swamiji along with

Diwakar Ayya and Adiyaars took part in the Thiruvaasaga Mutrodhal by Thiruvasaga

Sitthar Siva Damodharan Ayya at Nellai Appar Temple in Tirunelvi.

 

August 28 : Onam and Varalakshmi Vratham : Onam was celebrated with

usual “Onam Sadhya” to Bhagavathy andVaralakshmi Vratham was worshipped

at Swamijis residence in Ramapuram.

Swamiji's Amarnath Yatra

Swamiji returned after a 10 day pilgrimage to Lord Shiva’s holy abode

Amarnath in Kashmir on July 10th 2015. He also had the Darshan of Mata

Vaishno Devi. Swamiji was accompanied by Shri Babu Maharaj.   

Happenings in June 2015

 

June 21st  : Manickavasagar Guru Pooja /  1st International Yoga Day

A special Eshwara Athma Vidya Class was conducted by our Poojya Swamiji

on the occasion of Saint Manickavasagar Guru Pooja and International Yoga Day.

Thiruvasagam was sung by all the devotees. Swamiji adviced everyone to live a

life aimed at Universal Well being (Loka Kshema)

June 27th  : Swamiji’s Amarnath Yathra

Our Swamji has gone on a pilgrimage to the Holy Amarnath temple in Kashmir

on 27th June. He was given a grand sendoff at the Chennai Central Railway

Station by all the voulunteers and devotees. Swamiji wrote and released a

writeup by name “Adiyen Thediya Amara Nathan” on the occasion. Poojas ,

Bhajans and Annadhanam was done in the morning session

June 28th : Thiruvaasaga Thiruvizha

Eshwara Peedam took active part in the “Thiruvasaga Thiruvizha” conducted

by Sivalogam and Iyyapanthaangal Adiyargal on 28th June. It was a day long

celebration of Thiruvasagam and Sri Manickavasagar.Siva Sri Damodharan Ayya,

Pazhani Patti Rajammaal Shankaran and thousands of Sivan Adiyaars took part

in the Celebrations. 

ஈஸ்வர பால மகோற்சவம் May 2015

ஈஸ்வர பீடத்தின்திட்டங்களுள் “பால சாதனா” எனும் திட்டம் பிஞ்சு உள்ளங்களுள்

பசுமையை விதைக்கும் பணிஆகும். இந்த திட்டத்தின் கீழ் குழந்தைகளுக்கு தங்கள்

அகத்தையும் புறத்தையும் ஒரு பூத்துக்குலுங்கும் பூஞ்சோலையாக எவ்வாறு

வைத்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்பது கற்பிக்க படுகிறது. இதில் பக்தி, யோக பயிர்ச்சி,

இயற்கையை சார்ந்து வாழுதல், நம் கலாசாரம், ஒழுக்கம் போன்றவையில் நேர்முக

விளக்கமும் பயிற்சியும் கொடுக்கப்படுகிறது.

                “பால சாதனா” வகுப்புகளின் ஆண்டு விழாவாக “பால மகோற்சவம்” கொண்டாட

படுகிறது. இந்த மகோற்சவம் இந்த ஆண்டு மெ மாதம் 15,16 மற்றும் 17 தேதிகளில் நடைபெற்றது.

அது பல போட்டிகளும் பல பொக்கிஷங்களை கொடுக்கக்கூடிய ஒரு ஞான சுரபியாக

வடிவமைக்கப்பட்டிருந்த. அதில் இயற்க்கை , கலாசாரம் பண்பாடு மற்றும் ஆன்மீகம் என்று

மூன்று பிரிவுகள் இருந்தது. ஒவ்வொரு நாளும் ஒவ்வொரு தலைப்பின்கீழ் நிகழ்ச்சிகள்

நடைபெற்றது. பல அமைப்புகளில் இருந்து வந்த நிபுணர்களின் சொற்பொழிவும், அறிவுரையும்,

அனுபவ பாடங்களும் குழந்தைகளுக்கு கொடுக்கப்பட்டது. சுருக்கமாக சொல்ல வேண்டுமென்றால்

அது குழந்தைகளுக்கான ஒரு மாபெரும் கோடை கொண்டாட்டமாக அமைந்தது.

 

இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் குழந்தைகள் கலந்துகொண்டு பயன்பெற்றனர்

Akshaya Trithiya - April 21, 2015

This day is remembered as a day when a) Veda Vyasa and Sri Ganesha started writing

Mahabharatha, b) Ganga devi descended to earth, c) Lord Krishna presented Pandavas with the

Akshaya Pathra and d) Sudhama came to meet Sri Krishna. Eshwara Peetam celebrated this day

with prayers to Sri Dakshinamoorthi for endless knowledge and to Mata Annapoorneshwari for

food for all.

Vishu - Malayalee New Year Day

Vishu celebrations began with ‘Vishu Kani’ followed by Poojas and Annadhanam. Devotees

were given ‘Vishu Kaineetam’. In the evening there was chanting of ‘Naaraayaneeyam

by devotees as it was   Ekadasi Day.

Panguni Uthram - 03/04/15

Special poojas in Eshwaraalayam were performed on the occasion of Panguni Uthram as it

signifies the marriage day of Parvati - Parameswara, Murugan - Deivanai, and Aandaal - Rangamannar.

It is also considered as the Jayanthi of Sri Ayyappan.

Skandha Shasti Kavacham Paraayanam on 12/03/15

The recitation of Skandha Shasti Kavacham (36 times) was done at the residence of Smt. Vaidehi

on 12/03/15  in Thirumullaivoyal. Sri Jagan and Sri Uma Mahesh of Eshwara Peetam took part in the same. The

recitation started at 10 AM and was over by 4 PM. Prasadam was distributed to all the participants

Acharya Vandanam – Guru Pooja

The birth anniversary of our beloved Guruji Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamigal was celebrated on the

10th of March 2015 (Tuesday). The day began with the Peetarohanam of Swamiji. Our Swamiji

was taken to the Peetam by Siva Thiru Divakar Iyya and anointed the first ‘Peetadhipathi’. Swamiji

gave a small and sweet ‘Anugraha Bhashanam’. In the evening the programme at Sathsangam began

with the recitation of Loka Marga Geetham. Sri Sadhguru Iyya, Pazhani Patti and Divakar Iyya

gave some soul rising speeches. Swamiji gave his Anugraha Bhashanam after that. This was followed by

                                                                               

Namasankeerthanam by Siva Sri Divakar Iyya and Volunteers of Eshwara Peetam. The release of

‘Siva Namamaamrutham’, the audio CD of the songs written by our Swamiji and Sung

by Siva Sri Solar Sai was done towards the end. Siva Thiruvadichilamban gave a dance recital

for one of the songs from the CD. Mangala Aarathi was performed towards the end.

 

Dhundhubhi starts sailing..........

Dhundhubi the monthly newsletter of Eshwara Peetam  started its journey from 01/03/2015. The main objective of the newsletter is to become a bridge between the Peetam and its followers.

This newsletter will keep you informed about the religious and social activities of the Peetam and will also carry the enlightening and enriching messages of our beloved Swamiji to your door steps. We will be happy if we start getting your feedback on this new effort.

Dhundhubhi was also be made available online very soon and you can subscribe for the same through our website..

Eshwara Jayanthi 2015 - Celebrating Bhakthi...

The annual Celebrations of Eshwara Peetam - "Eshwara Jayanthi" was celebrated on 01/02/2015 at

G.K.Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ambattur in a very grand manner.

The celebrations included Ganapathi Homam, Subramania Swami Homam followed by recitation of Skanda

Shashti Kavacham 36 times by more than 600 devotees.Around 600 devotees sat around 36 Kalashams

and recited the Kavacham.The main kalasha was filled with Pachamrutham specially prepared under the

guidance of our Swamiji and placed in a Shadakshara Kolam. After the recitation the Kalasham was taken

in procession amidst singing of Bhajans in praise of Lord Muruga and chanting of "Hara Haro Hara".

 

Later Abhishekam was performed for Bala Subramania Swamy followed by dance recital for Siva Puranam

by Siva Thiruvadi Chilamban Founder ,Babanjali Temple of Arts.

Smt. Tamizhselvi, who conductsd Thirumurai classes in Eshwara Peetam,  gave discourse on Lord Muruga

which was followed by a short speech by Sadhguru Iyya a follwer of Sri Pamban Swamigal.

In the evening Pradosha Pooja was performed for Sri Vilvadinathar accompanied by Singing of Thevaram and

Thiruvasagam by Siva Sri Divakar Ayya of Sivalogam Sivanadiyaargal Thirukoottam.

 

The main source of Joy and happiness to the whole event was Palani Patti Rajammaal Shankaran, who

came all the way from Palani to be with us for the whole day and blessed us with her divine presence.

 Prasadam was distributed at regular intervals and the celebrations ended with a Mangala Aarati.

 

 

(Go to the Photo Gallery for some excellent Photographs.)

 

 

Thirumurai Classes have begun in Kodambakkam

Thirumurai classes were started in Sri Bala Vinayagar Kovil , Kodambakkam on 13/11/2014 by Eshwara Peetam. Smt. Sabitha Krishnamoorthy of the temple had called our Peetam office and  had asked for classes to be taken at the temple premises. Accordingly  Siva Smt.Revathy Krishnamoorthy was requested and classes began in the temple.

It began with an introduction about Eshwara Peetam followed by Smt.Revathy Krishnamoorthy's discourse on Naalvar's.

Our Swamiji joined the classes towards the end and gave his Anugraha Bhashanam.

The classes concluded with prasadham distribution.

Classes will be conducted every thusrday from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM

   

Vaan Kalandha Manickavasagar - 5

Vaan Kalandha Manickavasagar the dance drama by Babanjali Temple of Arts and Sivalogam
 Sivanadiyaargal Thirukkoottam was performed on 18/10/2014 at Raja Annamalai Mandram, Broadway, Chennai.

Devotion is a very important aspect in life, it is to be combined with dedication. This was the main theme
of the dance drama where Children 5yrs to 15 yrs, and experienced dancers of Babanjali along with Thiruvadi
Chilamban Shri Raaj Paresh Baba made such a tremendous impact on the audience that the entire

auditorium was silent during the whole 2 hour performance

It was like seeing the actual life of Manikkavasagar happening in front of your eyes. The scene especially
where Manikkavasagar merged into Shiva was the best and gathered resounding applause The lighting
was very very apt and was absolutely perfect in the scene where the horses turned into foxes

Each of the Thiruvasagam couplets was so well tuned in apt ragas.

The great celebration was showcased after Manikkavasagar leaves behind his work which is of much
more value than a pearl was as if it was happening in reality. The audience were encapsulated.
The apt backdrops, the fantastic colourful costumes, melodious music, all added to this Bharathanatyam
master production. The message of Thiruvasagam was well conveyed.

Our Swamiji, Siva Sri Damodharan Ayya, Palani Patti Rajammaal Shankaran , BJP Leader L.Ganeshan
were present during the drama.Media and Publicity for the event  was organized by Thiru Promoters , Chennai.

Vidhyarambam - "Thirumurai and Samskritham Classes Aarambha Pooja- 03/10/14"

The beginning of Thirumurai and Samskritham classes in Eshwara Peetam was

with a bang. Siva Sri Divakar Ayya, Smt. Tamizhselvi Amma , Smt. Sasi Kala,

(both Thirumurai Teachers) and Manga Matha (Samskritham Teacher) took

part and blessed the students.

The pooja began with a small introductory speech by Swamiji  followed by a

small and beautiful speech on Eshwara Peetam and the importance of both

Tamizh and Samskritham by Siva Divakar Ayya.

 

As it was the first day of the class Smt.Tamizhselvi spoke about the Panniru

Thirumurai its importance, history etc. Smt. Manga Matha taught the

students to speak and write a few letters in Samskritham.

 

As it was a friday the pooja was followed by the Parayanam of

Sri Lalitha Sahasra Namam.

 

It was decided that the classes will be taken every sunday between

10.00 AM and 12.00 Noon