Pujya Sri Swamiji in Chennai Ashrama - Chaturmasya Visit

  • 14 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
  • Chennai, India

Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji visited Adi Guru Datta Kshetram, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Velacheri, Chennai from the 14th to 16th August 2018. Pujya Swamiji was visiting to grace the 15th Chaturmasya Vrata Deeksha of Pujya Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji, Karakamala Sanjata Uttaradhikari of Pujya Swamiji. 

Pujya Sri Swamiji arrived in Chennai Ashrama at 5 PM on 14th August 2018 and was received by Sri Bala Swamiji and trustees of Chennai Ashrama. In the evening Pujya Swamiji gave Darshana to devotees. 

 

On 15th August 2018, Pujya Swamiji performed Gau Puja and Sri Chakra Puja. Mridangam maestro Sri. Karaikudi Mani presented a Nandikeshwara idol to Pujya Swamiji. The audience chanted Jana Gana Mana national anthem of India and Pujya Swamiji held Indian flag. Sri Swamiji then surprised the audience by inviting those born before Indian independance (1947) to come for a group photo. Chennai Ashrama gifted school uniform clothe material to economically weaker students on the occasion of 73rd Indian independance day. Sri Swamiji then questioned the audience about the significance of colors on Indian flag. He also asked devotees in audience to come and explain their concept of Dharma. Many came forward spoke as to what Dharma means to them. Sri Bala Swamiji then spoke about the oft quoted Shloka on Dharma by Pujya Swamiji - 

 

Dhrithkshama Damosteyam Sauchamindrya Nigrahaha

Dheervidya Satyamakrodho Dashakam Dharma Lakshanam

 

The above Shloka lists the ten qualities of Dharma. They are

Dhriti - Perseverance 

Kshama - Forgiveness

Dama - Self Restraint

Asteya - Non stealing

Shaucha - Internal & external purity

Indriya Nigraha - Control of senses

Dhi - (improvement of) intellect

Vidya - (acquiring) knowledge

Satya - Truth

Akrodha - abstaining from anger

 

Sri Bala Swamiji also profusely quoted from Vedas and other Shastras to explain the quality of Dharma. 

 

Sri Swamiji then released two Tamil books - 1. Kriya Yoga lessons, 2. Nadi Shuddhi exercises.

 

Devotees had the opportunity to come and offer respects to Pujya Swamiji. 

 

Later, Sri Swamiji visited the shrines of Adi Guru Dattatreya Swami and Anagha Mata, Raja Rajeswari Devi, Karya Siddhi Hanuman, Lalita Kumkumarchana and Navagrahas. 

Pujya Sri Swamiji blessed the home of Sri.Ramani, Ashrama trustee and neighbor  who had raised the level of his house by five feet. 

 

In the evening, Pujya Bala Swamiji gave discourse on some Shlokas of Mooka Panchashati on Kamkshi Devi by the dumb poet, Mooka kavi. 

 

Pujya Swamiji came and gave Darshana to devotees. 

 

On 16th August, Pujya Swamiji visited the home of Sri.S.Chandrashekar in MRC Nagar and travelled to Mysuru and reached Mysuru Ashrama at 8 PM. 

 

Pujya Bala Swamiji receives Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji in Chennai Ashrama - 14 August 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji offers Namaskara to his Gurudeva - Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in Chennai ashrama during his 15th Chaturmasya Vrata Deeksha - - 14 August 2018
Their Holinesses together
Pujya Sri Swamiji in meditation in Chennai Ashrama - - 14 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers food to cow in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Sri Chakra Puja in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji receives Nandikeshwara idol from Mridangam maestro Sri.Karaikudi Mani in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji holds flag as Indian anthem is sung on India's 72nd Independence day in Chennai ashrama - 15 August 2018
Devotees sing Indian national anthem on India's 72nd Independence day in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji speaks about the significance of Indian flag - 15 August 2018 - Chennai Ashrama
Pujya Sri Swamiji invited all those in audience born before Indian Independence (1947) for a group photo. Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji invited all those in audience born before Indian Independence (1947) for a group photo. Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
All those born before Indian independence (1947) were happy when Pujya Swamiji invited them for a group photo on 72nd Independence day at Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
All those born before Indian independence (1947) were happy when Pujya Swamiji invited them for a group photo on 72nd Independence day at Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Children were gifted with school uniform clothe on the occasion of 72nd Independence day celebrations at Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji released Tamil language version books on 1. Kriya Yoga & 2. Nadi Shuddhi exercises. Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Devotees in Chennai Ashrama prayer hall on 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Adi Guru Dattatreya Swami & Anagha Mata in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Raja Rajeswari Devi in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Karya Siddhi Hanuman in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Devi & Kumkuma heap where Lalitha Sahasranama program was held in Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji gave discourse on Mooka Panchashati Shlokas on Goddess Kamakshi Devi - Chennai Ashrama - 15 August 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji offers Vastra to Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji in Chennai Ashrama when Sadgurudeva visited during the 15th Chaturmasya Vratam
Pujya Swamiji speaks to Sri Bala Swamiji in Chennai Ashrama as He leaves for Mysuru - 16 August 2018
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