Sunday, December 1, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SADHANA DIVAS

On this auspicious day, the morning's programme started with a short prayer. Ma.Lakshmi Didi addressed the group of 20   participants.While narrating the story of the Rock Memorial, Ma.Didi stressed on how one  can do wonders if one has intense faith in oneself, determination and the love and regards for the purpose or mission of one's life.Ma.Ekanathji's mission of life was Man Making and Nation Building through the path shown by  Swami Vivekananda. Thus the construction of His Memorial was just the first phase and  an  organisation bearing      Swamiji's name, became the second phase. His intense love for Swamiji and his faith in himself lead him to succeed in his Mission in spite of innumerable hurdles that came on the way.
All of those present paid their homage to Ma.Eknathji by offering of flowers before the portrait.The programme ended with Shanti Mantra.

In the forenoon the Nivedita Swasraya Tailoring unit group of 15 ladies including the 2 teachers gathered in the Dakshina Hall. 19th November  proved to be a special occasion for VKVVF as this day was chosen to expand our self help venture for women into a self help Commercial Activity.With 10 sewing machines ad more than 30 trained ladies we thought that we should expand their self help idea into a more tangible income earning project.
Each of the 15 ladies who were present including the teachers contributed  whatever they could from Rs 1000/- to Rs 5000/- and embarked  on a project of stitching bags , skirts , nighties, churidars etc, and selling them at reasonable rates . This is sure to bring them decent monthly income in addition to utilizing their time profitably and fruitfully,which otherwise would be washed on TV serial shows or gossiping . Coming to Kendra also indicates in them an attitude of surrender, power behind 'nishkama karma' and much needed spiritual awareness. With this hidden agenda we have offered our new venture of Nivedita Swasraya Tailoring Unit  as our Smarananjali to Ma.Eknathji on his 105th birthday.
Ma. Didi and Sri Sudhakarji spoke to them. All the participants offered flowers before the portrait of Ma.Eknathji. The meeting ended with Shanti Mantra.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

14 TH NOVEMBER SHISHU DINAM ( CHILDRENS DAY)

SHRAMA SAMSKAR ON SISHU DINAM


Dressed as Chacha Nehru was little Aradhya,in  Swami Vivekananda 's attire came little Adwaita , as Sister Nivedita was little Padma, and little Badrinath    Mananeeya Eknathji  , Tiny Abhijit as Caccha's friend and the others dressed in their sports dress, our Sandeepani Shishuvihar tiny tots arrived sharp at 10a.m.along with their mothers and grandparents, to do seva by cleaning the surrounding of their school and Kendra campus. They worked so sincerely that within an hour they had cleaned the whole campus so neatly. Even the inmates of Kendra , their teachers and their  grandparents took part in the 'Swachata programme'. What can be a better contribution on Children's' day.
After Shramasamskar, all gathered in the Dakshina Hall to listen to their short sweet speeches , songs and poems.This was followed by a grand lunch in the honour of the tiny tots!  
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

MANORAMA THAMPURATTI AWARD FOR MA.. LAKSHMIDIDI


Manorama Thampuratti was an 18th century Sanskrit Scholar. She belonged to Kizhakke Kovilakam of Kottakkal, a branch of the Zamorin dynasty of Kozhikode. Being a member of the royal family, she was fortunate to get a traditional Sanskrit education, which was not common for women at that time. She mastered the language and so got access to the treasure of knowledge on various shastras at a young age. She composed several verses in Sanskrit and was known all over Kerala as a gifted poet. However, except for few shlokas, not much is available of her work.
She was also the contemporary of (Dharma Raja) Sree Karthika Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharaja of Travancore (1724–98), who had the title 'Dharma Raja', meaning 'the king of righteousness'. During the time when Malabar was invaded by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, she stayed in exile at Travancore. It was during her exile at Travancore that the king completed the treatise on dramaturgy viz. Balarama Bharatham and Manorama Thampuratti offered her comments and suggestions, leading to its fruitful completion. Her correspondence with king Karthika Thirunal is of historic importance.
Commemorating the unique contributions of scholarly Princess of Samoodri clan ,in Manorama thampuratti name an award was instituted by the Zamorin of Kozhikode way back early fifties. This year the award was given to Dr M Lakshmi Kumari, Director, Vivekananda. Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, Kodungallur.

Revathi Pattathanam is an annual scholars meet, organised by Revathi Pattahthanam Samitiunder Tali Mahadeva Temple.

On Sunday, 10th November , the meet was organised at the Zamorin HSSchool. The programme began with a special pooja at Tali MAhadeva Temple , followed by a procession of Thalappoli, panchavadyam and kalaripayattu beginning from the temple premises to the Pattathanam  Sala arranged at the Zamorin’s School.Zamorin KC Unni Anujan Rajais the Chief patron of Revathi PAttathanam. The Manorama Thampuratti Award was handed over to Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi by ZamorinKCUnni Anujan Raja. The inaugural session was followed by Rigveda Samhita presented by KMKM Jathavedan Namboodiri and Kothamangalam Vasudevan Namboothiri.M.P.MK Raghavan was the Chief Guest.MLA KNA Khader also presided.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

CHANDI HOMAM AT ANANDADHAM


Image may contain: 1 person, on stage and indoorChandi yagam was  organised on the 9th November,  at Anandadham, in coordination with Antarastriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) workers.This Homam is done for the benefit of society.The programme started with Ganapathy Homam, in the early morning hours. After this Chandi Homam started by 9.30 a.m. Ten pujaries led by  Dr  Karumatra Vijayan and Sri Shivanji as the acharya performed the 3 hour yaga . The whole atmosphere was charged with the chanting of Devi Mahatmyam and Lalitha Sahasra  namam. Nearly 400 people attended. 
  
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