Vajrotsava - 75 Birthday Celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji - 25 May 2017

  • 25 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
  • Mysore, India

Vajrotsava - 75 Birthday Celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji - 24 May 2017

 

In the morning, Pujya Sri Swamiji blessed the Arasalu sweet seva arranged by devotees from Mylavaram village. Later in Poundareeka Ranga Sthala,  Sri Swamiji cut a 108 feet long cake prepared by Sri.Varadarajulu and his son Sri.Anil, a talented & award winning baker from Tenali. The 108 feet long cake was decorated with 108 sets of Guru Padukas. at the 75th Paduka, they had made elaborate SGS Symbol in cream. Devotees were stunned to see this elaborate cake preparation lovingly prepared on site in 12 hours. 

 

After arriving in Nada Mantapa, Pujya Swamiji performed Gau Puja, Purnahuti of Homa and Sri Chakra Puja. 

Mayor of Mysuru city corporation, MW N.G.Ravi Kumar offered respects to Sri Swamiji. 

 

Several eminent scholars & musicians received Peetha Satkarams & awards from Pujya Sri Swamiji during Chaitanya Archana. 

Vedanidhi  -

1. Sri Sridhara Adi, Gokarna (Atharva Veda)

Shastra nidhi -

2. Dr. Godaa Venkateswara Shastry, Chennai (Vedanta Shastra)

Nadanidhi -

3. Sri Guruvayur Dorai, Chennai (Mrudanga)

4. Bombay Sisters – Smt C. Saroja & (5)Smt C. Lalita, Chennai (Carnatic vocal)

Pravachananidhi -

6. Sri V. Rajagopala Ghanapathi, Chennai

7. Sri K. Pavamana Achar, Bengaluru

Asthana Vidwan -

8. Sri Subbaraya Hegde, Srungeri (Meemansa Shastra)

Asthana Vidushi - 

9. Dr. Suma Sudheendra, Bengaluru (Veena)

10. Smt. Sukanya Ramagopal, Bengaluru (Ghata)

Vishwabandhu

11. Dr. K. Gunaratna, Singapore

Vishwahindu – 

12. Sri Rangarajan Narayana Mohan, Singapore (Community service)

Sasyabandhu - 

13. Smt. Renu Vaish, New Delhi

Datta Peetha Bandhu - 

14. Sri S. Jayaraman, Chennai (Community Service)

 

Sri Swamiji blessed the program with a discourse and extolled the Vidwat of those who were honoured. Sri Swamiji spoke on the great oratory skills of Vidwan.Pavamanachar who was honoured with the title “Pravachana Nidhi”. 

Later, Sri Swamiji blessed Kriya Yoga Teachers certificates to those who underwent special training in Ashrama. 

In the evening, a historic first ever Ballet was held in Nada Mantapa. World renown dancers from Royal Denmark Ballet presented Western Ballet in Nada Mantapa. The program was designed by Principal Dancer Mr.Ulrick Birkkjaer. 

In the intermission, Mr.Jens Keller Meru from Sweden played a specially composed piece for Pujya Sri Swamiji on the grand piano. Royal Opera singer Cecilia Hjortsberg sang several classical pieces. She came down to Pujya Swamiji while singing and offered a garland. 

 

Sri Swamiji spoke in between the dance program and explained to the Indian audience the background story of the dance sequence. He stressed on the great effort it takes to became an established Ballet dancer. 

Tenali based baker, Sri.Varajarajulu offered a 108 feet long cake to Pujya Swamiji. Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Tenali based baker, Sri.Varajarajulu offered a 108 feet long cake to Pujya Swamiji. Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Tenali based baker, Sri.Varajarajulu offered a 108 feet long cake to Pujya Swamiji. Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Pujya Swamiji traveled in a vintage car from Datta Temple to Nada Mantapa - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Prof.Peter Schreiner from Switzerland spoke on Hinduism during Sri Chakra Puja - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Sri Chakra Puja - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Sri Chakra Puja - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Mayor of Mysore offered respects to Sri Swamiji - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Chaitanya Archana - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Chaitanya Archana - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Certificates were given to qualified Kriya Yoga Teachers - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Ballet program was presented by dancers of Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Jens "Meru" Keller performed on grand piano - a special tribute to Pujya Sri Swamiji's 75th Birthday celebrations - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Ballet program was presented by dancers of Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Pujya Sri Swamiji with dancers of Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
Pujya Bala Swamiji serving Maha Prasadam in Annapurna Mandiram - Vajrotsava celebrations - Day 5 - 25 May 2017
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