Bramhothsavam in Divya Saketham

Bramhothsavam in Divya Saketham

Bramhothsavam Day 3 – Morning Program

As part of the 8th Bramhothsavams, Kalyanam was performed to the Lord in Divya Saketham today, the third day of the festivities. Every year, Divya Saketham performs Sri Sitha Rama Kalyanam under the supervision of Lord Goda Ranganattha. But, this year being the 8th year, signifying ashtakshari manthra, Lord Sri Goda Ranganattha kalyanam was also performed.
 Srimathi Krishnakumari garu educated the workers of Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi on Bhagavad Ramanujacharya and conducted a quiz for them. Many passed the quiz and 8 workers were selected among them. They were called out today and given prizes by Sriman Rameswar Raoji. Sriman Rameswar rao garu and family, Sriman Raju garu and family, and other devotees came forward and presented diamond studded mangalasuthras to the Mothers. HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji gave mangalasasanams to all the devotees and said that by next year Bramhothsavams, Bhagavad Ramanujacharya will appear on the Statue of Equality site. Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji, Sri Devanattha Jeeyar Swamiji and Sri U.Ve. Sriman Rangaramanuja Swamy blessed the devotees with their discourses. The program concluded thirttha, prasada goshti and thadiyaradhana.

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Bramhothsavam Day 2 – Evening Program

Today evening, ‘Edurkolu’ function was conducted on the eve of Sri Sitha Ramachandra kalyanam tomorrow morning.  3 vahanas were taken out in a procession – On Hanumad Vahana, Lord Rama was seated majestically decorated  beautifully . In yet another small vahana,  Lakshmana Swamy along with Hanuman were taken on a small palanquin by the vedic students. Mother Sitha devi was taken on a different vahana decked up with dazzling ornaments, shimmering silks and bewitching beauty. They were taken in a procession around the temple and were lead to the yagasala. In the yagasala Sriman Sri U. Ve. Rangaramanujacharya Swamy represented the bride Sithadevi while Sriman Raghavacharya Swamy represented the groom, Lord Sri Rama. After a wise, fun filled and enthusiastic discussion on the qualities of bride vs. bridegroom by both parties, tambulam was exchanged and the Kalyanam pathrika was read by Sriman Raghudutt Swamy.

HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji gave a discourse on the importance of kalyanam and gave mangalasasanams to the devotees. After purnahuthi, veda vinnapams  the program concluded with the procession of the Lord back to the temple.

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Bramhothsavam Day 2 – Morning Program

Today morning, Lord  gave darsan dressed as a hunter riding on the elephant vahanam to the devotees.  In Bramhothsavams, Lord ascends a vahana each day. A monkey, a lion, tree, a bird, stars, planets etc are the vahanas on which the Lord goes around the streets to bless the devotees. Lord gives the message through the bramhothsavams that every being can get moksha if he surrenders to Him irrespective of the birth the jiva takes.  Lord removes the popular anti-vedic myth  that one should take a sathvic birth, be a bramhin, and become a sanyasi to get moksha through these vahana sevas.

The procession was taken around the temple and then taken to the yagasala. Today being ekadasi, HH gave thirttham to everyone. Lord Ranganattha’s puja was performed by Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji. The program concluded with thirttha and prasada goshti.

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Bramhothsavam Day 1 – Evening Program

Today is a very auspicious day – Vaisakha month, sukla paksha with dasami thitthi – the day when Lord Venkateswara got married to Padmavathi devi.  In the evening, Lord was taken in a procession in Mohini avatharam on Chandra prabha vahanam.   Vahana sevas are the speciality of Bramhothsavams. Every morning and night Lord ascends a different vahanam – each vahanam representing a particular species.  Lord is the cause of all beings. He resides in every being and controls them. It is only because of His compassion that all these beings have their entity. The bodies He resides in can be self luminous – Sun and stars or bodies which reflect light such as moon and planets. To show this, Lord ascended the Surya prabha vahana today morning and Chandra prabha vahana in the evening. HH gave a wonderful speech on how Lord expressed his wish to appear as Mohini in Tirumala to Bhagavad Ramanujacharya. The evening program concluded with thirttha and prasada goshti.

Bramhothsavam Day 1 – Morning Program

Divyasaketham is celebrating the 8th Bramhothsavams. The temple grounds took a festive look with the special lighting, shamiyanas, sounds of music from the sannai, fragrant flower decorations and hustle and bustle of the devotees. The event started today with the hoisting of the Garuda patam. Garuda is in-charge of the hospitality for devathas who come to attend the Lord’s bramhothsavams.

Lord Sri Rama was taken on a procession on Surya prabha vahanam. The new pattangas (carriers of the palanquin of the Lord) enthusiastically took in the Lord in delicate yet majestic steps around the temple and then led Him towards the Yagasala.

Meanwhile in the yagasala, Agni devatha was invoked using the sun rays and that fire was transferred in all the homa kundas to start the havan. For Bramhothsavams, fire is invoked using this process. For yagas, fire is invoked using the churning process while for regular temple activities, fire is taken from the temple kitchen itself. Yaga beri – Lord who accepts prayers in yaga sala was seated majestically in the yaga mandapam. Pancha suktha homas and manthras were chanted offering oblations to Fire God.

Today being Friday, Sri Lakshmi Narayana puja was performed. Devanattha Jeeyar Swamy chanted the namavali while HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji offered flowers to the Lord. After purnahuthi, thirttham and prasadam were distributed to the devotees concluding the morning program.

                                                        శోభాయ‌మానం బ్రహ్మోత్స‌వం ..!

చూసేందుకు క‌నులు చాలవు. మాన‌వ జ‌న్మ‌లో అత్యంత ఆహ్లాద‌క‌ర‌మైన స‌న్నివేశం ఇవాళ చోటు చేసుకున్న‌ది. అది లోక బాంధ‌వుడు..న‌డిచే నారాయ‌ణుడిగా పేరొందిన శ్రీ‌శ్రీ‌శ్రీ త్రిదండి చిన‌జీయ‌ర్ స్వామీజీ దివ్య సాకేతం ఆశ్ర‌మం భ‌క్తుల‌తో నిండి పోయింది. ఎక్క‌డ చూసినా  ఆ రామానుజుల స్మ‌ర‌ణే వినిపిస్తోంది. జై శ్రీ‌మ‌న్నారాయ‌ణ అంటూ మూల మంత్రం భ‌క్తుల పెద‌వుల మీద న‌ర్తిస్తోంది. పిల్ల‌లు, పెద్ద‌లు, వృద్దులు, మ‌హిళ‌లు ఇలా ప్ర‌తి ఒక్క‌రు భ‌గ‌వ‌త్ రామానుజుల వారిని స్మ‌రిస్తూ ఉన్నారు. ఈ పుణ్య క్షేత్రంలో 8వ వార్షిక బ్రహ్మోత్స‌వాల‌కు వేదికైంది. ఆల‌య ప్రాంగ‌ణ‌మంతా విద్యుత్ కాంతుల‌తో నిండి పోయింది. ప్ర‌త్యేక దీపాల‌ను అలంక‌రించారు. భ‌క్తుల‌కు ఎలాంటి ఇబ్బంది త‌లెత్త‌కుండా  ముందు జాగ్ర‌త్త‌గా షామియానాలు ఏర్పాటు చేశారు. హృద‌యాల‌ను తేలిక ప‌రిచేందుకు స‌న్నాయి, పూల‌తో అలంక‌ర‌ణ భ‌క్తుల‌ను ఎంత‌గానో  ఆక‌ట్టుకుంది. బ్ర‌హ్మోత్స‌వాల సంద‌ర్భంగా అన్ని దేవ‌త‌ల‌కు పెద్ద‌గా భావించే గ‌రుడ పాఠాన్ని వినిపించారు. సూర్య ప్ర‌భ వాహ‌నం మీదుగా శ్రీ‌రాముడి విగ్ర‌హాన్ని ఊరేగించారు. ప‌ల్ల‌కీ సేవ ఆక‌ట్టుకుంది. ఆల‌య ప‌రిస‌రాల‌తో పాటు యాగ‌శాల‌ను కూడా ముస్తాబు చేశారు.  అగ్ని దేవుడి కిర‌ణాలు సోకేలా య‌జ్ఞ యాగం జ‌రిగింది. పంచ‌సూక్తాలు, మంత్రాల‌తో అగ్ని దేవుడికి పూజ‌లు నిర్వ‌హించారు. ఇక శ్రీ ల‌క్ష్మి నారాయ‌ణ పూజను దేవ‌నాథ జీయ‌ర్ స్వామీజీ చేయ‌గా శ్రీ‌శ్రీశ్రీ త్రిదండి చిన‌జీయ‌ర్ స్వామీజీ స్వామి వారికి వివిధ పూల‌తో పూజ‌లు చేశారు. పూర్ణాహుతి కార్య‌క్ర‌మం ముగిసిన అనంత‌రం భ‌క్తుల‌కు స్వామీ వారి చేతుల మీదుగా తీర్థం, ప్ర‌సాదాన్ని పంపిణీ చేశారు. దీంతో శుక్ర‌వారం  బ్ర‌హ్మోత్స‌వం భ‌క్తుల‌ను మైమ‌రిచి పోయేలా చేసింది. సుదూర ప్రాంతాల నుంచి వ‌చ్చిన భ‌క్త‌జ‌నం స్వామి వారి మంగ‌ళాశాస‌నాల‌తో  ధ‌న్యుల‌య్యారు.

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