Sorpozhivu / Upanyasam on the topic ‘udalum uyirum’ @ Coimbatore

Adiyen was fortunate to get an opportunity to render a sorpozhivu (speech in Tamil) on the topic ‘udalum uyirum’ or the ‘shareera-aatma’ bhava of Vishishtadvaita philosophy during the 26th annual day celebrations and 10th Srivaishnava maanaadu (conference) of Thirumal Thondar Kulam organisation of Coimbatore.

One should visit Coimbatore to see in person and experience the Srivaishnava lakshanam exhibited by the hundreds of Ramanuja Dasas who are a part of the Thirumal thondar kulam. The astikyam and bhagavatha seshatvam of the srivaishnavas over there is amazing.

Acharya krupa got me this opportunity.

The link to the audio recording of the upanyasam is as below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eTJ4eLwfxWBAgRjT7fb_XtD8neeToaPG

Dasan

Sreeram.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 55 by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

The audio link to the 55th part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – A recap to the introduction and
meaning of the 1st ten verses of the 15th chapter was given and the meanings of the verses from the 11th until the end of the chapter are covered in this lecture.

The link is as below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HtJWyJ7Plewc2HePgu1p056DlgOb_7Vi

Dasan

Sreeram

Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 54 by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

The audio link to the 54th part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – The introduction to the 15th chapter and the meaning of its 1st verse was revised and the meanings of the verses until the 10th of the 15th chapter are all are covered in this lecture.

The link is as below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wBHJjVwp-WvVIqwCGc-LCwNeY3pMVDVm

regards

Dasan

Sreeram

Srimad Bhagavad Gita lecture 53 by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan Setlur

The audio link to the 53rd part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – The meanings of the 7 verses from the 21st until the 27th from the 14th chapter, the introduction to the 15th chapter and the meaning of its 1st verse are all are covered in this lecture.

The link is as below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oLLEWIWTwcYKqp88KZarwJF6YoxPVxdC

Dasan

Sreeram.

Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi Upanyasam @ Secunderabad

Adiyen had the opportunity to render a 9 day upanyasam @ Keyes High School, West Marredpally, Secunderabad. Sri Desika Sabha, Secunderabad had organised the upanyasam and adiyen extends anantha koti dhanyavathangal to the Sabha – especially to Sri Navalpakkam Seshadri Swami who had approached adiyen with the opportunity (Sri Navalpakkam Vasudevachar gracefully recommended adiyen’s name; adiyen’s anatha koti dhanyavathangal to him).

The audio recordings were uploaded to YouTube by Sri Veeravalli Raghunathan Swami (US). Adiyen’s anatha koti dhanyavathangal to that Swami as well for his self-less kainkarya to the srivaishnava sampradaya at large.

Adiyen was overwhelmed by the hospitality extended by the Srivaishnavas of Bhagyanagaram (Secunderabad). My namaskarams to them (especially to Smt and Sri Vasupradha Ranganathan dampati and their son Dharaneedharan for hosting adiyen during the stay)

the link to the youtube videos is given as below:

Emberumanaar darshanam was the topic for first three days, Sri Yatiraja Vaibhavam for the next three days and Sri Ramanuja Nootrantathi along with Sri Yatiraja Saptati for the remaining days.

dasan

Sreeram.

Upanyasam on Amrtaasvaadini rahasyangal @ Sri Poundareekapuram Andavan Ashram, Srirangam by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan on 27-04-2019

It was sheer grace of Acharyas that adiyen was commanded by H.H.Poundareekapuram Andavan (Paravakkottai Chinnandavan) to render an upanyasam on Amrtaasvaadini rahasyangal on Sri Nigamanta Mahadesikan on the 27th of April 2019. With the training and blessings of adiyen’s kalakshepa acharyan Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar (Srikaryam, Sri Ahobila mutt), the upanyasam went off well at the Ashram of H.H.Srimad Andavan which was followed by a splendid darshan of Rangarajan on Hamsa vahanam! Adiyen’s Mahabhagyam. The upanyasam gave adiyen an opportunity to learn something.


H.H.Srimad Andavan gracefully sat through the entire upanyasam

The link to the recorded audio of the upanyasam is as below

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jr_vNDjqWcYB_UZQR_Sjh-AN7EvissLb

regards

DASAn

Sreeram.

Violin concert by students of Smt.Anusha Sreeram as part of Sri Rama navami celebrations

Smt.Uma Ganesh and Sri Ganesh were generous enough to offer their premises for a violin concert by students of Smt.Anusha Sreeram as part of Sri Rama navami celebrations on the evening of 13th April 2019. Chi.Pradyuth, their son, is a student of Smt.Anusha Sreeram and he was also part of the performing team.

Guru and her disciples

Please find below an account of the event. The YouTube link is shared below the write up.

The following students of Sree Ramanuja Vidyalaya performed in the concert.

  • Shrivats Gopal
  • Shreyaas Sanjeev
  • Sivasubramanian S
  • Nithyashree S
  • Srinidhi Pennathur
  • Hiranmayee Sreeram
  • Pradyut G and
  • Priyanka Haresh

The programme began with the vasantha varnam – ‘Ninnukori’ composed by Sri Thachur Singrarachari in Aadhi Thaalam. This was followed by an invocation in Hamsathvani Ragam – ‘Vinayaka Ninnu’ composed by E.V.Ramakrishna Bhagavadhar in Aadhi Thaalam.

The next one was ‘Teleserama’ in Poorna chandrika Ragam – In this keertana Sri Sadguru Thyagaraja commands the Manas to chant the divine Rama Nama which is the only way to get rid of pains and vains.

a happy Guru

A Thematic Presentation ”EKAIKA RAGA KRITIS FOR OUR EKA PATNI VRATAN” followed next. on some of the ekaika raga kritis composed by Thyagaraja on Rama.

First was the song Meluko Vaiyya , Bowli Raga where in, Rama is woken up by Tyagaraja to protect his creation.

Second was ‘Manasa etulorthune’ in Malayamarutham Raga in which Tyagaraja  advises the Manas to chant the Taraka Nama to escape from the Dwigunas (Rajas, Tamas)

a cross section of the audience

Third was ‘Manavyalakincharadhate’ in Nalinakanthi in which Thyagaraja emphasises that rather than drowning in the sorrow of Karma, he yet again commands his Manas to concentrate on the Divine Human Form, the Ramaavatara.

Fourth is the one in which, being fed up with the manas which is still naive, Thyagaraja in ‘Aada Modi GAlade’ in Charukesi raga expresses his displeasure as Rama doesn’t respond to his calls as he is no where near Hanuman, the true Rama Bhaktha

a cross section of performers

In the next song, ‘Bantu Reethi Golu’, in Hamsanaadham raga, Thyagaraja pleads Rama to accept him as his Sevaka.

‘MARUGELARA’ in Jayantha Sri Ragam, Deshadhi Thalam was the next. In this Thyagaraja pleads with Rama to come out of his hidden form. He stresses that he will never worship any other divine form other than Raghava.

The concert was concluded with mangalam in Sourashtra Ragam.

The primary aim of organising this concert is to let the students have a feel of performing before an audience. There are definitely many areas of improvement in the way these budding artistes have run their fingers and bows on one of the most challenging instruments of music. We welcome any kind of constructive feedback.

after the concert

regards

Sreeram