Friday, August 10, 2018
Sri Raghavendra Swami’s 347th Aradhana Mahotsavam
With the blessings of our Guruji, “Kayilai Gnanaguru” Dr. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, we are conducting Sri Raghavendra Swami’s 347th Aradhana Mahotsavam from Monday 27.08.2018 to Wednesday 29.08.2018 by 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM on daily basis at our Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Special yagams and poojas are conducted in Sri Ragavendra Swami Sannadhi of our Peedam.
Shri Guru Raghavendra Swami is an influential 16th century Hindu saint who advocated Vaishnavism (worship of Vishnu as the supreme God) and Shri Madhvacharya’s Dvaitaphilosophy. Sri Raghavendra is the founder pontiff of the Madhwa Peedam. Shri Raghavendra Swami was born as Shri Venkanna Bhatta, the second son of Shri Thimanna Bhatta and Smt. Gopikamba on Thursday, Sukla Saptami of Phalguna month in 1595, when the moon was in Mrigashirisha Nakshatra, at Bhuvanagiri, near present-day Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. His life was spent in the worship of God and service of humanity, his spiritual guru, Shri Sudheendra Theertharu, was looking for a successor to his math. He had a dream where the Lord indicated that Shri Venkatanatha would be the right person to succeed him as the pontiff. Shri Venkatanatha initially refused due to his responsibility towards his young wife and son but was soon blessed by the Goddess of Learning, where she in a dream indicated that he was to seek salvation as a Sanyasi. Shri Venkatanatha treated this as an omen and changed his mind. The sanyasa ordination took place in 1621 on the Phalguni Sukla Dwitiya at Tanjore. Shri Raghavendra Swami attained Jeeva samadhi on Dwitiya Day of Sravana Krishna Paksha in 1671. This date is celebrated each year as Shri Raghavendra Swami Aradhana at Brindavans all over the world. The Raghavendra Matha in Mantralaya housing his Brindavan is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
About Sri Raghavendra Sannidhi at Sri Danvantri Peedam :
At Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Sri Raghavendra Swami has been included in recognition of the rich heritage of gurus in this country.
Unique Feature :
Never before has Sri Raghavendra been depicted with Kamadhenu, the celestial cow.
When Sri Muralidhara Swamigal visited the Sri Raghavendra Swami’s Mutt, a gentleman gifted him a crawling Krishna that had been worshipped in the family for over 250 years! This idol has been installed at the base of the Raghavendra idol.
All are invited for the Aradhana function conducting at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam.
For more details:
Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet
Ananthalaimathura, Kilpudupet, Walajapet, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph: 04172 230033/230174, 09443330203.