Pujya Swamiji's 76th Birthday Celebrations - 2018

  • 20 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
  • Mysore, India

Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji's 76th Birthday celebrations were celebrated in a grand manner from 20th to 27 May 2018 at Avadhoota Datta Peetham. The 19th Brahmotsavams of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swamy was celebrated from 20 to 25 May 2018 and the 20th anniversary of the beautiful Nada Mantapa auditorium was celebrated with music concerts by famous musicians. 

 

On 20 May, His Holiness SrimadAbhinava Vageesha Brahma Tantra Maha Deshikan Swamiji of Parakala Matha, Mysuru inaugurated the festivities at Nada Mantapam. 

 

On 21 May, Pujya Swamiji visited the Brahmotsavam rituals at Sri Datta Venkateswara Kshetram. 

 

On 22 May, Pujya Swamiji conferred Peetham Honors on several scholars. 
Veda Nidhi - Sri.V.Ganeshan, Samaveda Scholar, Tirupati
Shastra Nidhi - Sri.Ch.S.N.Murthy, Sringeri

Nada Nidhi - Sri.S.Shankar, Bengaluru

Asthana Vidwan - Sri.Prabhakara Jogalekar, Ratnagiri

Asthana Vidwan - Sri Ganti Dattatreya Sastry - Kanchipuram

Asthana Vidushi - Smt.Manda Sudha Rani, Carnatic Vocal, Vishakhapatnam

Vishwa Bandhu - Sri.Kamal Jain, Nepal

Jayalakshmi Puraskara - Dr.Tummala Sarojini, Vijayawada. 

 

On 23 May, His Holiness Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji visited Avadhoota Datta Peetham and honored Pujya Sri Swamiji. He spoke for over one hour on the need for Satsang & lauded Pujya Sri Swamiji's efforts to preach Swadharma across the globe. 

 

On 24 May, volunteers of Sri Datta Humane Services SDHS held parade and Pujya Swamiji inspected the parade. 

 

On 25 May, Maha Purnahuti of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swami Brahmotsavams were held in the Yaga Shala. Pujya Swamiji performed the Mangala Abhisheka to the divine form of Sri Datta Venkateswara. 

 

On 26 May, Pujya Swamiji's 76th Birthday Pratyaksha Pada Puja was performed to His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji who was seated on the Audumbara Simhasana gold throne by Pujya Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji in Nada Mantapa. Over 10,000 people witnessed the divine ritual. 

Pujya Swamiji conferred the title "Kala Nidhi" on Sri.Rajendra Prasad, acclaimed comedian hero of Telugu cinema. 

Sri Swamiji gifted a Devi temple to the Pourakarmika Dalit community in Mysore. Sri.Narayana, former Mayor received a photo of the completed temple from Pujya Swamiji. Sri.Mauvin Godinho, Minister for Panchayat Raj, Government of Goa was present on the occation. 


The annual Gnana Bodha Sabha was conduted later. Trustees of various Ashramas came and offered the annual audited accounts and activity report to Pujya Swamiji. 

At 6 PM, Pujya Sri Swamiji released Postal stamp depicting the Vishwam Museum of Avadhoota Datta Peetham. It was published by Postal Department of Government of India under "corporate my stamp". Sri Swamiji also unveiled a large version of this stamp measuring - 57.9 inches x 77 inches. This was proclaimed as world's largest stamp by Guiness World Records. Mr.Swapnil Dangarikar,  adjudicator from Guinness World Records came on stage and offered the world record certificate to Pujya Sri Swamiji. This became the 9th Guiness World Record by Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji. 

Pujya Swamiji sang Bhajans later in the evening. 

 

On 27 May, Datta Peetham gifted various charities like wheel chairs & crutches for physically challanged, school equipment for the poor, and such. Pujya Bala Swamiji gave away the chartities in honor of Pujya Swamiji. 

Sri Swamiji later sat on Audumbara Simhasana and thousands of devotees came in queue and offered their Pranams and respects. Devotees were given Ladoo sweet. 

 

In the evening Pujya Sri Swamiji gave certificates to 85 participants who had taken the Bhagavad Gita examination conducted by Datta Peetham from 21 to 25 May. Of them 15 received gold medals from Pujya Swamiji for having passed in distinction with over 90 percent pass. The exams were conducted by Veda Pathashala Ghanapathi scholars and were among the toughest of exams. 111 students who have studied Bhagavad Gita and taken Gita test in Ashrama  offered Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita Parayana with Pujya Gurudeva seated in their midst. 

With this divine Bhagavad Gita Parayana, the 8 days celebrations concluded. 

 

Annadana was performed to devotees thrice a day. SGS Hospital conducted a series of free medical test camps. Kriya Yoga camp was held in the week. 

The Utsava Murti of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swamy was brought in Shesha Vahanotsava from Temple to Nada Mantapa for festivities inauguration on 20 May 2018
Pujya Sri Vageesha Desikan Swamiji of Parakala Matha Mysuru inaugurated the week long 76th Birthday festivities on 20 May 2018 at Nada Mantapa
Sri Parakala Matha Swamiji released Marathi language book "Guru Datta Vani"
Revered Vaikhanasa Agama priests conduct 19th Datta Venkateswara Brahmotsava inaugural rituals at Nada Mantapa - 20 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji ties the Brahmotsava Raksha on Sri.K.V.Aiyappan, Pradhana Dharmakarta of Sri Datta Venkateswara Kshetra - 20 May 2018
Elegantly decorated stage of Nada Mantapa hosted the inauguration function of week long festivities of Pujya Swamiji's 76th Birthday celebrations - 20 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in Datta temple on 21 May 2018
Nada Mantapa stage during inauguration of festivities on 20 May 2018
Kalagni Shamana Dattatreya Swami - 21 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji in Marakata Subrahmanya temple - 21 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji witnesses the Dhwaja Puja on Dhwaja Sthambha in Sri Datta Venkateswara temple as part of the 19th Brahmotsavam of the temple - 21 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji raises the flag on Dhwaja Sthambha in Sri Datta Venkateswara temple as part of the 19th Brahmotsavam of the temple - 21 May 2018
Vaikhanasa Agama priest performs Dhwaja Puja as part of 19th Brahmotsavam at Sri Datta Venkateswara Kshetra - 21 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Sarva Dosha Hara Shiva Lingas in Sri Datta Venkateswara Kshetra - 21 May 2018
Pandits perform Brahmotsava rituals in Sri Datta Venkateswara Kshetram - 21 May 2018
Vid.Jayateerth Mevundi gave a sonorous Hindustani classical vocal concert - 21 May 2018
Vid.Jayateerth Mevundi gave a sonorous Hindustani classical vocal concert - 21 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji performs Sri Chakra Puja in Nada Mantapa - 22 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji speaks about the greatness of knowledge of the eminent scholars & persons who received various titles from Pujya Swamiji - 22 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji gives a discourse as Sri Bala Swamiji listens intently. 22 May 2018
Chaitanya Archana - awarding titles to eminent persons - 22 May 2018
Awardees of Chaitanya Archana with Pujya Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji - 22 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji releases the Bhajan singing audio album titled "Shishu Naada" sung by Kum.Mrudula and Kum. Varenya - 22 May 2018
Garuda Vahanotsava of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swami around Nada Mantapa - 22 May 2018
Jugalbandi music concert by Vid.Kadri Gopalnath on Saxaphone & Vid.Praveen Godhkindi on flute at Nada Mantapa - 22 May 2018
Jugalbandi music concert by Vid.Kadri Gopalnath on Saxaphone & Vid.Praveen Godhkindi on flute at Nada Mantapa - 22 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji arrives in Nada Mantapa - 23 May 2018
A two day symposium was arranged to discuss the "Neeti Mala" compositions by Pujya Sri Swamiji. Vid.Rani Subbayya Deekshitulu & Vid.Kuppa Krishnamurthy spoke on 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji and Pujya Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in discussion during the conclusion program of the year long Vajrotsava celebrations of the 75th birthday of Pujya Swamiji - 23.5.18
Pujya Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji visited Datta Peetham on 23 May 2018 to participate in the conclusion program of Vajrotsava celebrations year.
Pujya Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji honors Pujya Sri Swamiji - 23 May 2018
Pujya Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji gifts a momento to Pujya Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji - 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji wraps a Peetambaram on Pujya Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji - 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji gives a Vajrotsava momento to Pujya Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji - 23 May 2018
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji releases digital version of Jaimineeya Nyaaya Maala Vistara Reproduction of Treatise by Vidyaranya, reflecting the Sutras of Sage Jaimini
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji released Kannada book "Hitanudigala Sangraha" penned by Samaveda scholar - Vid.Rajesha Shrouti - 23 May 2018
Pujya Swamiji hold the newly released Kannada book "Devaredege" - translated from English book "Godward" by Smt.Sudha Visweswarayya - 23 May 2018
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji speaks as part of the conclusion of Vajrotsava celebrations year - 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji is all smiles during the delightful discourse of Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji - 23 May 2018
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in Ashrama's Bonsai garden - 23 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji took Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji to Shukavana - 23 May 2018
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in Shukavana aviary - 23 May 2018
Pujya Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in Shukavana aviary - 23 May 2018
Vid.Ambi Subramaniam on violin, Vid.Bindu Subramaniam on vocal, Vid. Mahesh Raghavan, on iPad gave a scintillating music concert on 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji with Ambi Subramaniam, Mahesh Raghavan, Bindu Subramaniam who gave a concert on 23 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji at SDHS Volunteers Parade on 24 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji inspects parade of SDHS Volunteers - 24 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji stands amidst the numbers 76 formed by SDHS Volunteers during parade function - 24 May 2018
Erudite scholar, Vid.Bethavolu Ramabrahmam and Vid.Rani Subbayya Dikshitulu spoke on Pujya Swamiji's Neeti Mala compositions on 24 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji released "Neeti Mala" a collection of Sanskrit Shlokas penned by Pujya Sri Swamiji. 24 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji inaugurated the new Philately section in Vishwam Museum - 24 May 2018
The beautiful Vishwam Museum which holds unique cultural, philately and numismatic collections of Pujya Sri Swamiji
Teppotsava - raft festival of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swami in Saptarshi Sarovara - 24 May 2018
Teppotsava - raft festival of Sri Datta Venkateswara Swami in Saptarshi Sarovara - 24 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji offers Abhishekam to Srinivasa Perumal =during Chakra Snana ritual of 19th Brahmotsavams - 25 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji offers Arati to Srinivasa Perumal =during Chakra Snana ritual of 19th Brahmotsavams - 25 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji hold the Murti of Srinivasa Perumal in Saptarshi Sarovara during Chakra Snana ritual of 19th Brahmotsavams - 25 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji carry Brahmotsava Kalashas from Yaga Shala to Sri Datta Venkateswara temple to perform Mangala Abhisheka - 25 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji carry Brahmotsava Kalashas from Yaga Shala to Sri Datta Venkateswara temple to perform Mangala Abhisheka - 25 May 2018
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Karya Siddhi Hanuman decorated in butter on 25 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji prays at Paataala Anjaneya Sannidhi on 25 May 2018
A scintillating Carnatic music concert by Vid.Abhishek Raghuram on vocal, Vid.Nagaraj on violin, Vid.Karaikudi Mani on Mridangam, Vid. Udupa on Ghatam & Vid.Yogesh on Tabala - 25 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Purnahuti of Ayushya Homa, Mrutyunjaya Homa, conducted on the 76th Birthday of Pujya Swamiji - 26 May 2018
Pratyaksha Pada Puja of Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji by Sri Bala Swamiji on the 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Pratyaksha Pada Puja of Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji by Sri Bala Swamiji on the 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Pratyaksha Pada Puja - the most awaited event in Pujya Swamiji's Birthday week. Pujya Bala Swamiji performs Pada Puja to the sacred feet of Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji - 26 May 2018
Thousands of devotees were fortunate to witness the Pratyaksha Pada Puja of Pujya Sri Swamiji on the 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Thousands of devotees were fortunate to witness the Pratyaksha Pada Puja of Pujya Sri Swamiji on the 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Thousands of devotees were fortunate to witness the Pratyaksha Pada Puja of Pujya Sri Swamiji on the 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji offers Arati to Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Audumbara Simhasana on the sacred 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Audumbara Simhasana on the sacred 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
Sri.Mauvin Godinho, Minister of Panchayat Raj in Government of Goa called on Pujya Swamiji on 76th Birthday - 26 May 2018
On 26 May 2018, Datta Peetham released two audio albums titled "Divya Namaamruta" from the archives of Ashrama studio - containing Bhajans sung by Pujya Swamiji in 1970s.
Acclaimed cine actor Rajendra Prasad was given the title "Kala Nidhi" by Pujya Sri Swamiji on 26 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji gifts a Devi temple to Dalit Community in Chikkaveeramma road area of Mysuru. Sri.Narayana, Former Mayor and Dalit leader receives photo of the finished temple. 26 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji released Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji's Chaturmasya Vratam 2018 at SGS Ashrama, Chennai
Pujya Sri Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji released "Avadhoota Datta Peetham's annual activity digest 2017-18 during annual Gnana Bodha Sabha conference on 26 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji released "Vishwam Museum" my stamp issued by Indian Post on 26 May 2018.
Pujya Sri Swamiji unveils the World's largest stamp in Nada Mantapa. This stamp bagged Guinness World Record as World's largest stamp in Vishwam Museum - 26 May 2018
Mr.Swapnil, Adjudicator of Guinness World Records gives the world record for Largest Stamp at Vishwam Museum to Pujya Sri Swamiji
The 9th Guinness World Record of Pujya Sri Swamiji was awarded to World's largest stamp on display at Datta Peetham's Vishwam Museum - 26 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji cuts a 76 kilos offered by devotees of Vijayawada - 26 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji released revised "Kriya Yoga teaching" book in English - 26 May 2018
Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji sang Bhajans on the evening of 26 May 2018
Winners of annual Bhajan competition received prizes from Pujya Sri Swamiji - 26 May 2018
Sri Bala Swamiji gifts charities to needy persons on the occasion of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji's 76th Birthday - 27 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji gifts charities to under privileged members of the society as part of Pujya Sri Swamiji's 76th Birthday festival - 27 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji gifts charities to under privileged members of the society as part of Pujya Sri Swamiji's 76th Birthday festival - 27 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji awarded the title "Sasya Bandhu" on Smt.Prajakta Kale on 27 May 2018
Thousands of devotees passed in two streams in Pujya Swamiji's presence to offer their prayers on 27 May 2018
111 members chanted Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita Paryana as part of Pujya Sri Swamiji's 76th Birthday festival at Nada Mantapa on 27 May 2018
A view from stage side during the Bhagavad Gita Parayana Maha Yajna held on 27 May 2018
Pujya Bala Swamiji amidst Bhagavad Gita chanters in Nada Mantapa - 27 May 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji in meditation during the Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita Parayana Maha Yajna on 27 May 2018
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