March 3rd, 2024


What makes this chariot special and divine?

Sri Rama Chandra Swami Santhi Kalyanam Samatha Kumbh 2024 Statue of Equality

Celebrating Lord’s ride in a rattham, a chariot is called Ratthothsavam.

For the significance of the utsava and the take away from it, read here….

The Wheels of Life Chariot
Jagannath, The Charioteer

Thousands witnessed the exquisite and grand view of the Lord riding the chariot…

Four Sacred Water Sources

Elders worship four sacred water sources as very powerful…

ananthasarasi: tho:yam
kalyana sarasi: payaha
idanthu viraja: tho:yam
ka:ve:ri sarvatho:mukhi:

Anantha saras, SriPerumbudur is the divine place that brought Anantha, i.e. Adisesha in the form of Sri Ramanujacharya to the world

Kalyana saras, Kanchipuram is the divine place that gave Ramanujacharya as Yathiswara to the world

Viraja theertham, SriRangam, the divine place that bestowed us with Ramanujacharya’s grace and supported the spread of his message

Kaveri theertham, the divine place that held within it Lord Rangantha, the One which made all the above possible and pious

Have you ever taken or heard of theertham (water offered in service of the Lord)? Some take it everyday after completing aradhana, a devotion driven serving of God. Some take it at temples. Some take it occasionally after a guided prayer. It is these four sacred water sources that our Elders invite into the water that they offer to Lord in service…

What a great divine way to transport ourselves mentally to these four places of worship every morning…

Lord instructed Ramanujacharya to spread the path of devotion, light up the lamp of bhakthi that sheds away maaya vaada, theory of illusion. That is why, the four water sources are those that are connected to Sri Ramanujacharya…

As part of the final celebrations of Samatha Kumbh 2024, meditating upon these four sacred water sources and inviting them into the water used in Lord’s service, Sudarsana perumal is given a celestial bath at Viraja Pushkarini. Viraja Pushkarini is the name given to a specially designed pond at the Statue of Equality by the Elders. After Lord’s Sudarsana was given the bath, devotees joyfully went in and drenched themselves with the pious and powerful waters…

– Excerpts from HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji discourses
– 29th Feb 2024, Samatha Kumbh 2024
– Statue of Equality, Hyderabad, TN, India

Ballet on the 108 DivyaDesams

I have given 700 performances as a male character and another 1300 performances as a female character over the last 50 years. This performance is special as subject is entirely unique, new and divine. My life attained the purpose now with this performance.

-‘Sankarabharanam’ Manjubhargavi garu


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