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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


IMG_2181This year Gita Jayanthi and Mathru Puja celebrations were clubbed together. 24th December was chosen for the celebration of Gita Jayanthi and Matru puja.The tiny tots  of Sandeepani Sishuvihar and the  children of Samskar varg, Kodungallur, along with their mothers and grandmothers were present for the programme in the morning.
The programme started at 9.30 with the chanting of the Bhagavad Geeta by the inmates of Anandadham, children and mothers who had come for Mathru puja. Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi explained to them that the urgent need  of the hour today was to understand the importance of the Bhagavad Geeta in daily life. She urged the mothers to take a resolve to regularly chant the Bhagavad Geeta and try to understand the meaning.
This was followed by Matrupuja. Sishuvihar  students and Samskar varg children together performed Pada Puja of their mothers or grandmothers. Didi guided the children throughout the puja. Smt Rekha and Smt. Smitha, who have won panchayat elections under the banner of B.J.P. and whose children are students of Sishuvihar, were felicitated.

IMG_2157On the same day, in the evening, it was the first day of the three days residential camp for the SKIE children  starting from 24th to 27th December. Thirteen children, 7 girls and 6 boys reported at 5 pm... After registration and wash, they visited the Ganapathi temple inside  the campus to watch the evening puja at 5.45 pm. After the puja, a short introduction session was taken by Sri Sudhakarji. Bhajans  followed. At 7.30 children were given supper, after which a film show on Mananeeya Eknathji was shown.

parents with Lakshmi Didi

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


One-day Samskara varga Prashikshan Shibir for 20 ladies mostly housewives and teenage girls from Vellangallur area of Irinjalakuda, was held at Ananda Dham today. Shibir started at 10 a.m. with an introduction by Sri Sudhakarji. After the Deepa prajwalan, the practice of daily prayers was taken. This was  followed by the Group discussion where all the 20 participants were  divided into five groups.
Each group was given different topics based on Indian Culture, for discussion, viz a) Concept of Ishwara b) Different forms of Ishwara and the significance of each form c) Dharma Kshetrangal d) Bharata deshavum - samskaravum and lastly e) Scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. One member of each group  presented their topic beautifully. 

Sri Sudhakarji guided them on how they could organize and conduct classes for children within a limited time of one and a half hour, which would include all aspects of development- physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual and patriotic zeal in a child. Song practice, summing up by Didi, introduction to breathing exercises and games followed thereafter. The Shibir concluded at 4.30 with Kendra prayer. All the participants enthusiastically participated in the entire programme and looking forward in organising the classes in the different areas of Aripalem near Irinjalakuda. This training programme will be conducted once in two months.