Moral stories for kids – vishvasam

Story telling session – sharing of moral values

Adiyen periodically narrates stories to children during stotrapatha classes to instill a sense of morality and knowledge of sampradaya in them. This session is on the concept of faith or vishvasa using modern analogies and in a manner kids can understand and ultimately ending up the session with a note on vishvasa in Emberuman.

The link to the recorded audio of the interactive session is

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JCJAIqq9zR9jg_kXW4bNZjmt3ZEURim4

DAsan

Sreeram.

First Anniversary of SRV and Thyagaraja Aradhana @ SRV

With Acharya krupa, Sree Ramanuja Vidyalaya (SRV) completed its first year of official functioning on the 26th of January 2019 and it was celebrated with a stotrapatha ghoshti by kids and their parents.

Adiyen gave a welcome speech and then the ghoshti happened with a parayanam of nine stotras including Desika mangalam.

The link to photos and videos of the function is as below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=14ibIiPAugxd7PdEhrFIr4NtRD4PUzD6T

As 25-01-2019 happened to the bakula panchami day (a) Thyagaraja Aradhana, Smt.Anusha, adiyen’s dharmapatni, had organised a rendering of the pancharatna kritis with her students.

The link to the photos and videos of the function is as below

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-3xTW2YDpSAqZm3cJUTvGEh4P0X-2Gkb

regards

DAsan

Moral stories for kids – the story of Dadhichi Maharishi

  • As a part of teaching santhai of stotras to kids in an interesting manner Adiyen sometimes encourages them to narrate stories that are related to the stotras themselves. The below story about Dadichi finds an indirect mention in the 14th verse of Shodashayudha stotram where in Swami Desika describes the vajra ayudha of Sudarshana which is different from that of Indra’s vajra ayudha made from the spine of Dadichi.

आयुधानामहं वज्रम् इत्यगीयत यः स वः ।

अव्याद्धेतीशवज्रोsसौ अदधीच्यस्थिसम्भवः ।।

The story was first narrated by Chi.Amrit Narayan of 2nd standard. The link to his version is

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ywY0aVIhNe1nkUhyM0qoPDLPR8SRMu7i

The link to the story that was narrated by adiyen is as below

https://drive.google.com/open?id=10LNLm3qnVHqmdkAKdvhJL_hxk3o6xJ6D

DAsan

Sreeram

Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 40 by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

The audio link to the 40th part of the lecture by adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – A brief recap of the introduction and meanings of the first three verses of the tenth chapter is given and the meanings of the verses from 4th until the 18th verse of the tenth chapter are covered in this lecture.

The link is as below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z6XT-6eyg3Qdq5M3N66b2Ob23oFVmMWi

It is sheer Acharyakrupa that this happens to be the 100th post of this website which has just completed its first anniversary so to say.

regards

DAsan.

TiruppAvai Upanyasam by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur @ Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu 2018

TiruppAvai UpanyAsam @ Sri Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu, Margazhi 2018-2019

With Acharya krupa adiyen is rendering maiden UpanyAsam on TiruppAvai @ Sri Vedanta Sabha, Choolaimedu (23/8, Shankarapuram 3rd street, Choolaimedu, Chennai – 94) on the following dates 23rd, 29th, 30th of December 2018, 5th, 6th, 13th and 14th of January 2019. I am grateful to Dr.D.P.Kannan Swami for recommending me, a novice in the field.

23/12/2018 was the beginning and adiyen could cover just the avatArikai and the meaning of the first pAsuram.

The link to the audio recording of the 1st session in which the introduction and the meaning of the 1st pAsuram were covered is as follows.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZHLFyuv5_gKF-qYukJYaaXuHFmxNqymY

The link to the second session on 29/12/2018 in which the meanings from the 2nd pAsuram to the 5th pAsuram were covered is as follows

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x-H-PJg9UedgKwXC15qf-cZu9oUXteqN

The link to the third session on 30/12/2018 in which the meanings from the 6th pAsuram to the 10th pAsuram were covered is as follows

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f89fNidqk7STpMg2ookVAVyYQ8wyFMGy

The link to the fourth session on 05/01/2019 in which the meanings from the 11th pAsuram to the 15th pAsuram were covered as follows

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZbzqVCSI7YgI-n0_ehUQ7qazsp__kp0h

The link to the fifth session on 06/01/2019 in which the meanings from the 16th pAsuram to the 20th pAsuram were covered as follows

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eRXevONOnNcChqMk2KspmIP0hXkXNcsD

The link to the sixth session on 13-01-2019 in which the meanings of the 7 pasurams from 21st to 27th were covered is

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yDpWiVAG4w-R5Rd4Q2OeaTpiEGVDyaMc/view?usp=drivesdk

The link to the 7th and final concluding part of the upanysam is shared in the below link.

I should admit that the presence of my Guru U.Ve.Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar (Srikaryam, Sri Ahobila mutt) and Sri.U.Ve.Villivalam Raghu Swami (Aaradhakar, Sri Ahobila mutt) made me a bit nervous and I chose to rush through it so as not to make them wait for long!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iTmXyHeO-NyzyRJoaeJgSYhRCyvyfkAZ/view?usp=drivesdk

Adiyen considers it a big fortune that both the vidvans appreciated adiyen’s upanyasam and the link to that audio is as below – My guru has spoken first followed by Sri Raghu Swami.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5TNRFElGMV1OXRmeGxBY0phc1c1RWlEYl8tMGQyVWt0aGFJ/view?usp=drivesdk

Adiyen expresses profuse thanks to Sri Vedanta Sabha and Dr.D.P.Kannan for the opportunity.

DAsan,

Sreeram