Maha Shivaratri at Datta Peetham - 2018

  • 12 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
  • Mysuru, India

Maha Shivartari
12, 13 & 14 Febrauary 2018

 

Maha Shivaratri was celebrated at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysuru  on 12th and 13th FEbruary 2018. 

 

On 12th February morning, Girija Kalyanam ritual was conducted in Nada Mantapa. 

In the evening, the annual "Venkatamakhin Samsmaranotsava (memorial) and Thyagaraja Aradhana was held. Musicians from Mysuru & Bengaluru along with their students  participated in the mass singing. Sri Swamiji inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp in front of the portraits of Venkatamakhin & Tyagaraja Swami. A minute silence was observed in memory of Late Mahadevappa, eminent musician of Mysuru. One song composed by Venkatamakhin was sung and the five Pancha Ratna Kritis of Sri Thyagaraja was sung. 

 

On 13th February, Maha Shivarati was observed. Maha Rudra Homa was performed eleven times from 7 AM. 

8th anniversary of Pujya Swamiji's digital assiatant - Puttugam was observed. Sri.Antonio of UK offered a greeting card to Sri Swamiji. Sri.Krishnakumar Malani offered garland to Pujya Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji released the new "Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Suprabhatam". The new Suprabhatam was penned by Datta Peetha Vidyadhikari Sri Kuppa Krishna Murthy. Acclaimed Carnatic classical duo Malladi Sriramkumar and Malladi Ravikumar have sung the album. Their father, Malladi Suri Babu has composed the music.  

Sri Swamiji also released the English book "Bhagavad Gita" - It contains selected discourses of Pujya Sri Swamiji over three decades which contain the theme and meaning of Bhagavadgita. The book was edited by Dr.Prakasa Rao, Chairman, Datta Yoga Center, USA and his wife Smt.Nandi Rao. 

Sri Swamiji released the seminal work of SVAMI - SGS Vedanidhi Academy & Masters Institute - Krama Patha of Rig Veda book in Samskrutam. This book will be particularly useful for Rid Veda research scholars. 

Sri Swamiji also released Elixir As Received : Collection of Assorted Discourses of His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji (EAR Book 1) - a compilation of Sri Swamiji's discourses. The book was compiled in to English by Dr.Vamshi Krishna Ghanapathi. It is available for download as Kindle e-book on Amazon at the following link - https://www.amazon.com/Elixir-Received-Collection-Discourses-Sachchidananda-ebook/dp/B079VV6SFW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1519741560&sr=1-1&dpID=41Y-YNY65PL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Sri Swamiji also released the Hanuman calendar 2018. Sri.Akula Srikanth of Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple, Dallas offered it. The calendar consists 12 photos for each month of Karya Siddhi Hanumans installed by Pujya Sri Swamiji world wide. Sri Narra Praveen Kumar of Dallas compiled the calendar. 

Sri.Rupare Nkuruna, a Masai guide from Masai Mara park of Kenya was honored. He assisted during Pujya Sri Swamiji's recent visit to the park. 

In the evening, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Rudrabhishekam to Sachchidanandeswara  Shiva Lingam. Thousands of devotees performed Abhisheka to the Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam personally. 

During the Abhishekam, Sri N.Ganesh Kumar & Sri.Dayakar offered violin duet concert. Later Sri.Sampagodu Vighnaraja of Bengaluru sang Carnatic classical vocal. Students of dance school "Uma Meheshwara Nritya Kala Kshetra" Mysuru danced for Shiva Bhajans.

Scholars performed Ekadashavara Rudra Abhishekam till 4 AM. Eleven different Alamkarams were offered to Shiva Lingam.

At 2 AM, Pujya Sri Swamiji sang Shiva Bhajans till 6 AM. Acclaimed Mridangam Vidwan Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam & classical vocalist Vid.Malladi Sreeramkumar accompanied the Bhajan session. 

At 6 AM on 14th February, Maha Mangalarati was offered by Pujya Sri Swamiji to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam. 

In the evening, Sri Swamiji gave Shivaratri Vibhooti to all devotees. 

Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Sri Chakra Puja on 12 February 2018 - the day before Maha Shivaratri
Girija Kalyanam was performed on 12 February 2018 as part of Maha Shivartari festival
Girija Kalyanam was performed on 12 February 2018 as part of Maha Shivartari festival
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers prayers at Girija Kalyanam Vedika
Venkatamakhin Samsmaranotsava & Thyagaraja Aradhana was held in Nada Mantapa on the day before Maha Shivaratri 12.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Purnahuti of Rudra Homa on Shivaratri morning - 13.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Puttugam Murti on the 8th birthday of Puttugam - Pujya Swamiji's digital assistant. 13.2.2018
Sri Malani & Sri Antonio offered garland & greeting to Pujya Swamiji on Puttugam's 8th birthday - 13.2.2018
Sri.Malladi Suri babu offers "Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Suprabhatam" a new audio CD containing the new Suprabhatam on Sri Swamiji composed by Vid.Kuppa Krisnhnamurthy
Dr.Prakasa Rao, Smt.Nandini Rao & Sri.Tummala Sivanarayana offer the Bhagavad Gita discourses by Sri Swamiji book
Sri.Vamshikrishna Ghanapathi & Rigveda scholars offer the Rigveda Krama Patha book published by Datta Peetham
Pujya Sri Swamiji releases the English book "Elixir as received - compilation of Sri Swamiji's discourses in English
HH Sri Swamiji releases "Hanuman Calendar 2018"
Masi Mara tribesman Sri.Rupare Nkuruna from Kenya is honored by Pujya Sri Swamiji
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Kalagni Shamana Dattatreya Swami before the Maha Shivaratri Abhishekams commenced. 13.2.2018
Pujya Swamiji offers Milk Abhishekam to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam on the auspicious Maha Shivaratri evening - 13.2.2018
Sandal Paste Abhisheka to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Pujya Swamiji offers Milk Abhishekam to gold Shiva Lingam on the auspicious Maha Shivaratri evening - 13.2.2018
Sandal Paste Abhisheka to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Honey Abhisheka to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Mangalarati to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Thousands of devotees witness Abhisheka to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Sandal paste Abhisheka to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Rudrksha grown in Ashrama to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Rudrksha grown in Ashrama to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Rudrksha grown in Ashrama to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Devotees witness Pujya to Shivalingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Devotees perform Abhisheka Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Devotees perform Abhisheka Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Vibhooti Alamkara to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri night 13.2.2018
Butter Alamkara to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri night 13.2.2018
Chandana Alamkara to Sachchidanandeswara Shiva Lingam - Maha Shivaratri night 13.2.2018
Violin duet concert by Vid.N.N.Ganesh Kumar & Vid.Dayakara of Mysuru. Vid.Shankar Ramesh on Mridangam, Vid.Manjunath on Ghatam & Vid.Ramanujan on Morsing accompanied. Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Carnatic classical vocal concert by Vid.Sampagodu Vighnaraja of Bengaluru. Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Bharatanatyam dance ballet by students of Uma Maheswara Nritya Kala Kshetra, Mysuru. Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Devotees sing Shiva Bhajans during Shiva Nama Sankeertana by Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji - Maha Shivaratri 13.2.2018
Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji sings Shiva Bhajans on the Maha Shivaratri night of 13-14 February 2018
Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji sings Shiva Bhajans on the Maha Shivaratri night of 13-14 February 2018. Vid.Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam & Malladi Sreeramkumar accompanied
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers flowers to the decorated Saccidanandesvara Shiva Lingam on the Maha Shivaratri morning of 14 February 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Maha Mangala Arati to the decorated Saccidanandesvara Shiva Lingam on the Maha Shivaratri morning of 14 February 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji takes a "Bilva" leaf as Prasadam after the Maha Shivaratri festivities conclude - 14.2.2018
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