FROM K. SANKARA NARAYANAN – MYLAPORE
CELEBERATION OF HANUMAN JAYANTHI 2013 AT SUBA MANGALA ANJANEYAR TEMPLE –MYLAPORE.
Performance of Laksha Archana from 1-1-2013 to 10-1-2013. With the blessings of Lord Suba Mangala Anjaneya, the Laksha Archana was performed from 1-1-2013 to 10-1-2013 (Ten days) starting from 6 PM to 8 PM regularly . Sahasranama Archana on Sri Rama and Sri Anjaneya was chanted with flower s and garlands. For this purpose 5 vedic students from Mylapore Sanskrit College were engaged daily with our family members and voluntary devotees. Thambula Dhakshinai were offered to them daily with Nivedhya Prasadams. The Laksharchana was success fully completed on 10-1-2013 by 9 PM.
Next day, on 11-1-2013, the Hanuman Jayanthi was performed with Garlands and and colourful flowers. Three types of Mega Garlands (Rose , Samandhi, and Sampanki) were adorned to Lord Anjaneya and Sri Rama. The temple was decorated with flowers and garlands. Noble and pious friends and devotees helped greatly for the pooja , garland, and flower expenses. With the great blessings of Lord Rama and Sri Anjaneya, the Hanuman Jayanthi was successfully performed whole the day and completed by 10 PM on 11-1-2013.
Harihi om Jai Sriram Jai Hanumar
Akanda Rama Nama Japam , Ancient Hanuman Temple-Mylapore,19-8- 2012, 7am to 7pm.
Through Sanjeevini Peetam website Mr. Shankaranarayanan announced that Akanda Rama Nama Japam will be chanted from 7 AM to 7 PM at Mylapore Anjaneyar Sannithi on Sunday 19-8-2012 . Eventhough we could not attend full day, we thought we should participate atleast for one hour in the evening. Mr. Shankara-narayanan family and others were chanting “OM SHRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM” continuously for 12 hours without a break. The programme completed successfully with chanting HANUMAN CHALISA and other slokams after 7.00 pm. Mathaji performed Aarthi and appreciated devotion and dedication of Mr. Shankaranarayanan family for conducting this programme. Mathaji informed that we are lucky here to decorate Hanumanji and perform puja personally whereas in big temples we have darshan from distance. Chanting Rama Nama is done by us anytime but offering our service to God by cleaning and maintaining the place is part of Bakthi and devotion that adds to our Punniyam.
I must tell all of you that we could feel the vibration when chanting Rama Nama at that place. We came home with a sense of satisfaction that we used our evening time usefully. Our thanks to Shankarnarayanan’s family for giving us this opportunity.
Hari Hi Om.
Vatsala & Prasad
Date :- 14-08-2012
As per our conversation over phone, I am sending this mail regarding conducting “Akanda Rama Nama japam” on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at our Subamangala Ramabhaktha Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Veeraperumal Koil Street, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004 (Landmark: Thaneer thurai market. Vinayakar temple after three or four shops while entering Veeraperumal Koil Street).
We are planning to chant “OM SHRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM” continuously for 12 hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
To accomplish this, I request you to put this in your site in Internet, so that Sanjeevinipeetam members and other volunteers can join us in Akanda Rama Nama japam to add strength to the team. Since this is Akanda japam, there should not be any break (even for a minute) in chanting for continuous 12 hours, so persons interested in continuous chanting can join us on Sunday, 19th August on seeing this in net. Morning breakfast and lunch will be provided by us. Though the place is small to accommodate many persons, we will try our maximum to accommodate persons and conduct this Akandam successfully with the blessings of Lord Hanumar.
A brief essay about our chant “OM SHRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM”:
This 14-letter mantra “OM SHRI RAM JAI RAM JAI JAI RAM” was given by the great marathi saint Samartha Ramdas.
I want to write briefly about Saint Samartha Ramadas and this nama, as follows:
Samartha Ramadas was born in a small village called Jaamb in Maharashtra in the year 1608 on the auspicious day of Ramnavmi (celebrated as the Birthday of Lord Shri Ram). His parents were very pious with a family tradition of Lord’s worship for 12 generations. As a boy, he showed immense strength, comparable to Hanuman, whom he worshipped all his life. Once his mother found him sitting all by himself in a room with his eyes closed, she asked, “what are you doing?”. His reply was, “I am worrying about the world!”. At the young age of twelve, he ran away from the wedding stage upon hearing the word “savadhan” which means “be alert.”
From there, afterwards he did spiritual practice on the banks of river Krishna. He chanted the name of Lord Rama for 13 Crore ( 1 Crore is 10,000,000) times, and meditated on the potent Gayatri Mantra for twelve years. He lay for 21 days fasting at the doorsteps of Lord Rama’s temple to get his blessings. Seeing his yearning for God, the Lord himself opened the doors and initiated him with Knowledge (Jnana). He is one of those rare saints who got his initiation directly from Lord Rama without any Guru in human form. Following that, Samartha Ramdas traveled far and wide throughout the country to understand and explore the social life of common people, and to teach them the devotional path. He also constructed many temples of Hanuman who is the idol of strength, devotion, and intellect.
On hearing Samartha Ramadas’s Rama nama chanting 13 crore times, Anjaneya swami appeared in front of Ramadas as a big langur and told him to ask whatever he wants. Ramadas composed Bhimarupi Maruthi Stotram on Hanuman and requested whoever chants this stotra daily with bhakthi should be granted good health and able body. Hanuman agreed and granted the boon.
So, please join us on Sunday in Akanda Rama Nama japam and get the full blessing of Lord Ramachandramurthi and Lord Hanuman.
JAI SHRIRAM JAI HANUMAN HARIHI OM
Thanks and regards
K. SANKARA NARAYANAN, Cell #: 98400 61759
Ancient Hanuman Temple (1915)
Mathaji visit & chant Hanuman chalisa at 100 years old (1915) Ancient Hanuman Mandir-Mylapore, Chennai.
Date : 5-7-2012.
Archaka Swamy – Sankara Narayana & Family.