Adiyen is indebted to Sriman.Srikant Sampathkumar of Choolaimedu for giving an opportunity to render an upanyasam on the topic ‘Virataparva’ on 10th of March 2019 between 4.30 pm and 6 pm @ Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal koil on Choolaimedu High road. The topic is huge and the time was limited. Hence adiyen had to rush with the Sanskrit verses. This was the first time on this topic. Could be improved next time though. Overall it was a great opportunity to go through the wonderful Virata parva. The Satsangha led by Sriman Srikant is doing wonderful kainkarya at this temple.
As a part of their Smart living program, The Chaitanya Techno School, Mandaveli had invited me to give a lecture to their 9th and 8th standard students on the topic – family values on the 7th of March 2019.
The Principal, Smt Aparna, has been taking many such initiatives to inculcate moral values in her school children. My students Veeraraghavan and Sudarshan are working as Sanskrit teachers in the school and that’s how I was known to the Principal and this opportunity came by. It was very refreshing for me to interact with those young minds. There were two half an hour sessions on the same topic – one each for 9th and 8th students. The former was recorded and it is shared as below.
The audio link to the 45th part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – The meanings of the 14th, 15th and 16th verses of Gitartha sangraha, and introduction and meanings of the first 11 verses from 12th chapter are covered in this lecture.
On 03-03-2019, with Acharya anugraha, Sree Ramanuja Vidyalaya (SRV) began a weekly in-person-attendance-program on the basics of anushthanam for Srivaishnava men @ Samrakshana Yoga Centre, 13/11, Sri Ranga nivas, First cross street, R.A.Puram, Chennai – 28. SRV profusely thanks the benevolent couple – Sriman Parthasarathy and Smt Vedavalli Parthasarathy dampati for accomodating this program in their premises.
Sri U.Ve.Bhaktavatsalam Swami is the chief instructor of the program and he is assisted by his disciple Sri.U.Ve.Vasudevan Swami. Twenty eight participants took part in the inaugural session.
Dr.S.Padmanabhachariar, the Srikaryam swami of Sri Ahobila mutt, gave an anugraha bhashanam and explained in a simple manner why one needs to follow the injunctions of sastras and the importance of nitya anushthanams. Sree Ramanuja Vidyalaya extends its gratitude to all the above mentioned three Acharyas. The link to some of the photos and videos of the session is as below
The audio link to the 44th part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – meanings of the verses from the 41st until the end of the eleventh chapter are covered in this lecture. A brief introduction to the 12th chapter is also given.
The audio link to the 43rd part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – meanings of the verses from the 19th until the 40th of the eleventh chapter are covered in this lecture.
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
The audio link to the 42nd part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – meanings of the verses from the 1st until the 18th of the eleventh chapter are covered in this lecture.
The audio link to the 41st part of the lecture by Adiyen on Sri Ramanuja’s bhashya on the Bhagavad Gita is as below – meanings of the verses from the 19th until the end of the tenth chapter are covered in this lecture.
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: