Kumbhabhisheka & Prana Pratishtha of Adi Guru Dattatreya & Anagha Devi, Karya Siddhi Hanuman & Raja Rajeshvari Devi temples
Chennai - 1st to 6th March 2018
Parma Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performed Pratishtapana and Kumbhabhishekam of newly built temples for Karya Siddhi Hanuman, Adi Guru Dattatreya - Anagha Devi and Raja Rajeshvari Devi, Shrines of Shiva Lingam, Ganapathy, Subrahmanya, Hayagreeva and Dhanvantari were also inaugurated.
Sri Swamiji arrived in Chennai on 1st March 2018. Sri Bala Swamiji had arrived a day earlier on 28 February and had inaugurated the Pratishtha rituals in the Pratishtha Yaga Shala headed by Sri.Vamshi Krishna Ghanapathi.
On 2nd morning, Sri Swamiji toured the newly built temple complex and appreciated the temple architecture of Sri Subramania Sthapathy, the sculptor who headed the Dallas Hanuman temple and 85 feet tall Hanuman in Trinidad.
Sri Swamiji was accorded a warm welcome program later in the morning.
In the evening a Bharatanatyam dance ballet based on the 1000 names of mother goddess in Lalitha Sahasranama was performed by Smt.Rajeswari Sainath and her students.
On 3rd morning, After Sri Chakra Pujya by Sri Bala Swamiji, Sri Swamiji arrived at Sachchidananda Hall and blessed devotees. Sri.Narasimhan, Dharmakarta of ancient Shiva temple in Bandi Kavanoor village spoke to devotees and invited them for the Kumbhabhishekam of renovated Shiva temple in that village by Pujya Sri Swamiji on 14 March 2018. Later Sri Swamiji visited Yaga Shala and performed Abhishekams to the deities during Adhivasa program. In the evening Sri Swamiji sang Bhajans in the Sachchidananda Hall. Sri Swamiji remembered the story of Ashrama building in Chennai and recalled services of many devotees. Sri Swamiji remembered the north facing small Hanuman shrine earlier. He was happy that all three shrines have now been built at a much higher to avoid the flooding during rain season.
On 4th morning at 7.15 AM in the auspicious Meena Lagna, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed “Yantra Pratishtha” to the Hanuman temple. Raja Rajeswari Temple and Dattatreya & Anagha Devi temple. Sri Bala Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja. Pujya Sri Swamiji blessed the audience with Pratishtha discourse.
At 10.30 AM, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Maha Purnahuti of Pratishtha Homas and priests performed Kalasha Visarjana. Sri Swamiji carried Kalasham atop the temple and first performed Kumbhabhishekam of Raja Rajeshvari temple tower followed by Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple and Dattatreya Temple. After pouring water on the Kalashas atop the temple tower, Sri Swamiji also offered flowers, paddy puffs, flower petals and coins. Sri Swamiji then toed a ochre clothe around the Kalasha and offered Arati.
After the Kumbhabhishekam, Sri Swamiji spoke from atop the temple tower and prayed the deities to bless and protect the world and it’s living beings. Sri Swamiji prayed for peace, harmony and happiness. Sri Swamiji also called on people to tread the path of righteousness. Devotees loudly shouted “Jayam Jayam - when Sri Swamiji chanted - Dharma and Veda.
Over six thousand people had spread across the area of Velacheri to watch this divine Kumbhabhishekam by Sri Swamiji - the first one in this joyous Diamond jubilee year of Sri Swamiji.
Sri Swamiji then came to the temple complex and performed first Abhishekam to Karya Siddhi Hanuman, offered a garland and Arati. Sri Swamiji then sprinkled the Kalasha water on the idols in the Koshtas around the Hanuman shrine. Sri Swamiji then performed Abhishekam to the new Shiva Lingam installed in the shrine next to Datta temple, Haya Greeva Swami, Dhanvantari, Ganapathy, Subrahmanya and then performed first Abhishekam to mother goddess Raja Rajeshvari Devi. Finally, Sri Swamiji performed Abhishekam to Adi Guru Dattatreya & Anagha Devi. Thousands of devotees came in a line and took Darshana of all the deities and received Annadanam. Sri Swamiji arrived in Sachchidananda Hall and made devotees to meditate for a while in silence.
In the evening, Sri Swamiji gave a scintillating Bhajan session. Sri Swamiji was offered Mysore Pak cake as 75th Birthday offering by devotees.
On 5th morning, Sri Bala Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in the temple hall. During Puja, the first Sangeeta Vidushi. Bhavadharini Venkatesh and her disciple ***.Hema Suresh offered Sangeeta Seva. Sri Swamiji came and performed Gau Puja, offered Purnahuti of Maha Ganapathy Homa. Sri Swamiji unveiled temple inauguration plaques in English & Tamil. Being Chauti day, Sri Swamiji offered Modaka Naivedya to Ganapathy as part of Sankashta Hara Chauti Vratam. Sri Swamiji then performed Ashtottara Nama Archana to mother goddess Raja Rajeshvari Devi, Dattatreya & Anagha Devi & Hanuman. Sri Swamiji spoke and ordered devotees to chant two “Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra. The regular Tvamasmin Karya Niryoge & a new Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra. Sri Bala Swamiji chanted them and devotees followed the chant. The new mantra is
tvamasmin kArya niryOge pramANam harisattama
rAghvastatsamArambhAnmayi yatnaparO bhavEt
Chennai Ashrama had arranged charities to kids with disabilities. Sri Swamiji distributed them. School uniform clothe to 175 under privileged children in a school was offered.
The workers connected with the construction of temple were honored by Chennai Ashrama. Sri.Ramani, Trustee of Chennai Ashrama spoke about the growth of Ashrama from 1984 to present day. Chennai devotees honored Sri.Jayaraman, executive trustee of Chennai Ashrama and a driving force behind the temple development. Sri.Sankaran, Sri.Ramani & Sri Jayaraman - three active trustees are aged over 80 were honored. Sri Swamiji gave Prasadam to temple donors.
In the evening, carnatic classical vocal duet concert took place. Sri.Abhishek Raghuram and Sri Kunnakudi Bala Murali Krishna sang together in a unique combination. Vid.Karaikkudi Mani accompanied on Mridangam. Vid.Guru Prasanna on Kanjira and Vid.H.N.Bhaskar on Violin accompanied the artists. They sang Pujya Swamiji's Jai Jai Ganapathy in Hamsa Dhwani, Dattatreya Tritmurti Rupa in Ranjani and Ri Ri Swarakshara Kriti in Sahana Raga among others. Sri.Ravi Jayaraman honoured the artists.
On 6th March 2018 Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja, During Puja, devotees chanted 9 times Hanuman Chalisa in Tamil language composed by Pujya Swamiji. Sri Ramani spoke about the contributions of Shri.K.V.Aiyappan to Chennai Ashrama. He was honored by Pujya Swamiji. The six day visit concluded with Dolotsava for Pujya Sri Swamiji.
Pujya Swamiji left for Mayamuktavadhoota Datta Kshetram in Acharpakkam Ashrama at 4 PM.
View of the newly constructed temple complex in SGS Ashrama, Chennai. From left - Karya Siddhi Hanuman, Adi Guru Dattatreya & Raja Rajeshvari shrines
Ritvigvarnam ritual - Sri Bala Swamiji blesses the sacred clothes for scholars officiating the Pratishtha Rituals
Bhajan Mandali of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Chennai sing Bhajans during Sri Chakra Puja in Chennai Ashrama - 2.3.2018
Sri Bala Swamiji performs Jaladhivasam for deities for new Pratishtha in the new temple complex at SGS Ashrama, Chennai
Trustee of Chennai Ashrama, Sri.Ramani shows to Sri Bala Swamiji, the preparedness for Annadanam for 6000 devotees
Sri.Narasimhan, trustee of Shiva temple in Bandi Kavanoor village invites devotees for the temple Kumbhabhishekam function to be held on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to deities in Jala Adhivasa ritual at SGS Ashrama, Chennai - 3.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji prays at the Kalasha Vedika in Yajna Shala for Pratishtha rituals at SGS Ashrama, Chennai - 3.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Yantra Pratishtha of Adi Guru Dattatreya Swami and Anagha Devi at 7.38 AM on 4.3.2018
Kumbhabhisheka of Adi Guru Dattatreya Swami temple in SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4th March 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji during Kumbhabhishekam of Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple in SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4 March 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji holds the Kalasha Shikhara of Adi Guru Dattatreya Swamij and energizes it during Kumbhabhishekam of the new temple at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji looks at devotees gathered to witness the sacred Kumbhabhisheka of temple complex in SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Archana to Karya Siddhi Hanuman deity after Kumbhabhishekam at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Abhisheka to Raja Rajeshvari deity after Kumbhabhishekam at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji with newly installed Raja Rajeshvari deity at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji energizes KoshTha Devata around Hanuman temple at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Abhishekam to newly installed Shiva Linga at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers first Abhishekam to new statue of Adi Guru Dattatreya & Anagha Devi at SGS Ashrama, Chennai 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji sprinkles sacred water on the newly installed Navagraha deities in SGS Ashrama, Chennai 4.3.2018
SDHS Volunteers prepare Prasadam packets for devotees at SGS Ashrama, Chennai - 4.3.2018
Pujya Sri Bala Swamiji offers Archana during Meenakshi Sundareswara Kalyanam held after Kumbhabhishekam at SGS Ashrama, Chennai - 4.3.2018
Devotees witness Kumbhabhishekam at SGS Ashrama, Chennai on 4th March 2018
Devotees listen to Bhajans of Pujya Sri Swamiji on 3rd March 2018 at SGS Ashrama, Chennai - 4.3.2018
Bhajans by Sri Swamiji
Pujya Bala Swamiji performs Sri Chakra Puja in the new temple hall.
Vidushi.Bhavadharini and her disciple Kum.Hema Suresh sing Carnatic classical music in the temple hall during Sri Chakra Puja. The first Sangeeta Seva
Arati to Karya Siddhi Hanuman
Pujya Swamiji worships Maha Ganapathy on Sankashta Chauti Vrata day
Pujya Gurudeva offers Arati to Raja Rajeswari devi decorated in bangles to denote auspiciousness.
Pujya Swamiji with Karya Siddhi Hanuman
Pujya Swamiji offers the first "Purnaphala" coconut to Hanuman
Beneficiaries of charities of Chennai Ashrama
Vid.Karaikudi Mani, Vid.Abhishek Raghuram, Vid.K.Balamuralikrishna, Vid.Bhaskar & Vid.Guru Prasanna with Gurudeva.
Carnatic classical vocal duet by Vid.Abhishek Raghuram and Vid.Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna accompanied on violin by H.N.Bhaskar, on Mridangam by Karaikudi R Mani and on Kanjira by Guru Prasanna
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Sri Chakra Puja in Chennai Ashrama on 6 March 2018
During Sri Chakra Puja, devotees sang Hanuman Chalisa in Tamil language composed by Sri Swamiji. - 6.3.2018
Dolotsava to Sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji concluded the Kumbhabhishekam visit to Chennai Ashrama - 6.3.2018