Wednesday, August 15, 2018

72nd Independence Day Celebrations

This time 15th August turned out to be the most memorable day in the history of Anandadham.

Early morning at 6.30 in spite of incessant rain, more than 60 yoga practitioners in uniform gathered in the hall to perform Samuhika Surya Namaskar and a few asanas. Due to rains national flag was hoisted in the hall.

All the students of Sandeepani Sishuvihar with their parents were present for the flag hoisting. Sri Sudhakarji hoisted the flag. The parents had planned for Onam Aghosham on that day. Fresh flowers of different colours were bought. A beautiful ‘Pookalam’ (design or rangoli with flowers) was created by the mothers. Lots of games for children were conducted by the parents. Prize distribution for the winners were given and prizes were all vegetables like corm(chena), Snake gourd, Pumpkin etc. wrapped in shining papers to look attractive. There was lots of laughter and jokes, dances and merry making with the children, their parents and teachers. Lunch followed after this. All kinds of delicacies brought by the mothers were served. After the nice sumptuous lunch all departed.


It was after the program that the inmates became aware of the rise in water level of the canal adjacent to our compound and by night the water had entered the compound! Beginning of a devastating flood unaware!














   

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

SAMAPANAM OF RAMAYANA MONTH




In all 31 houses were visited during the whole month of Karkatakam
On 12th August Ramayana Samarpanam two hour program was arranged. The bronze idols of the trio including Hanumanji’s, were kept on stage. The programme started with parayanam of the stuthis from the Adhyatma Ramayanam like Ahalya stuti, Parshuram stuti and Kabandha Stithi. Following this was Sangeet archana by budding artistsKumari Neha Nair and her brother Siddhartha Nair, Smt Jayashree Satheesh of Paravur – a welknown vocalist and Sri SanjayRaj , another local vocalist.
After this followed pushpaarchana with Rama and Hanuman Ashtottara chanting.At the end a talk by an Ayurvedic practitioner Dr C Padmajan, a devotee of Sri Rama.He elaborated the various characters in Ramayana and stressed on the regular study and chanting of Adhyatma Ramayana and not limit the parayanam only for the Ramayana month.
The program concluded with the arati of Sri Ramachandra  and Prasad distribution


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Sunday, July 29, 2018

GURAPURNIMA

On the 27th Ganapathi Homam and Sri Chakra Puja was performed by none other than Dr Vijayanji, founder of Vijayan Gurupadam Karumatra where a number of seekers enroll themselves to learn the scriptures and scriptural practices.

Sishuvihar children with their parents came to pay their respects to Ma.Didi.
On the 29th evening Guru Purnima was celebrated publicly.The yoga varga practitioners, YCC students and QCI students about 50 in number, gathered in the Dakshina hall. Mananeeya Didi spoke to them on the importance of Guru. Guru stotram was chanted together followed by guru archana with flowers.




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Saturday, July 21, 2018

QCI COACHING CLASS


14th July was the day for registration for  participants for the QCI coaching class. 16 students registered . The syllubus and other requirements were briefed to the students by Sri Sudhakarji.Formal inauguration of the class was on 21st July in the presence of Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi. 5 more students registered so that the total number camewent up  to 21. Classes have been fixed on every Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Resource persons will be from among the Kendra inmates and welwishers in Kodungallur.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

KARKATAKA ONE

         FIRST DAY OF THE RAMAYANA MONTH - KARKATAKA (17TH JULY- TUESDAY)

A month long project of Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, to popularise the Adhyatma Ramayana chanting (parayanam) in every house, starts from the first day of the Karkataka month. Karyakarta Sushree Bindu,  along with her group members visit house to house daily and chant relevant passages from the Ramayana and make the hosts perform pushparchana. Atleast 30 houses and a number of temples invite them during this month.Houses which do not have the Ramayana book are presented with one so as to inculcate in them the habit of chanting.

This year there were two invitations from the Vinayaka temple at Lokamaleswaram and Shiva temple at Moothakunnam. Su Bindu went to Lokamaleswaram and Smt Sulochana went to the Sivan temple, to chant the Adhyatma Ramayanam in the early hours of the morning. 
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