Upanyasam on Virataparva by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan @ Choolaimedu Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Temple

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.

The link to the upanyasam is as below:





Lecture by Dr.Sreeram Jaganathan on family values to students of Chaitanya Techno School, Mandaveli

With the Principal, while giving the talk

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.

felicitation by the Principal

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 link to my talk is as below


The link to the feedback from Principal is as below


The link to the feedback from a couple of students is as below


The link to vote of thanks given by Veeraraghavan is as below


Sharing this for the benefit of more minds,



Weekly program on basics of anushthanam for Srivaishnava men by SRV

A cross section view of the participants

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 Bhaktavatsalam Swami teaching the audience along with his sishya Sri Vasudevan Swami


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.



Srikaryam Swami extending his anugraha bhashanam


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




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




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:


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