January 10th, 2018


Punya:mbho:ja vika:sa:ya pa:padhva:ntha kshaya:yacha |
sri:ma:n a:vira bhu:thbhu:mau ra:ma:nuja diva:kara ||

Do you agree that ‘Knowledge is Power’? Yes, But – Knowledge cannot become ‘right power’ until it is used in empowering others. It cannot become ‘right power’ unless it is utilised in transforming one to be ‘giving’. It cannot become ‘right power’ until one realises the limitations of it.

Ramanujacharya had done all the above and therefore, a true Inspiration! He is like that ‘Sun’ who eliminates the ‘darkness’ of ignorance and makes lotus flowers of knowledge ‘blossom’ within us.

Today, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami visited the Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi, SRS site to examine and review the work w.r.t the fountain. This fountain is a physical representation of the sloka above. Swamiji is giving us all an opportunity to ‘shower’ gratitude on Ramanujacharya who shared with us the essence of Knowledge.

Key aspects reviewed by Swamiji include but are not limited to:

  • Positioning of lotuses
  • Mechanism behind the opening and closing of the flowers
  • Emerging and retreating of Ramanujacharya’s deity from the Sun like structure
  • The finalisation of antique shade for the elements and structures used in the fountain
  • Control command room under the fountain

Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya Garu and Purushottham Rao Garu also accompanied Swamiji. Gopi Garu along with several devotees were along to facilitate the inspection. Chief Architect, Sthapathy – Sriman Prasad garu was along with Swamiji taking feedback to get it incorporated. As always, he was kind enough to share with us all the information on the progress of the site.

Swamiji also distributed delicious sweets to honour and appreciate the work force. HH also wished them well for the upcoming happy festive season of Sankranti. The workforce included the managers, designers, artisans, the craftsmen, the construction engineers, crane operators, security personnel!