Pujya Swamiji's Sankeertana Saptaha in Hanuman Temple, Frisco Thanksgiving Holidays 18-25 November 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji graced Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple in Frisco, Dallas for one week from 18th to 25th November 2018. This week also coincided with thanks giving holidays in the United States.
Sri Swamiji arrived in Dallas on 18th evening at 9 PM from Mexico City.
Braving the 4 degree celsius cold weather, many devotees welcomed Pujya Swamiji at Guru Nilayam.
19th November being Monday & Karthika Maasa Somavara, Pujya Swamiji performed Abhisheka with milk and water to the pure crystal Shiva Linga in the Hanuman temple. Priests chanted Veda Mantras during Abhisheka.
At 11.30 AM, Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamiji from Siddeswari Peetham , Courtallam, Tamil Nadu arrived at the temple.
Pujya Swamiji and the visiting Swamiji took Darshana and Arati of Karya Siddhi Hanuman. Later, both Swamiji graced the stage and gave Darshana to devotees who had gathered in large numbers.
Sri.Prakasa Rao, Chairman of Datta Yoga Center gave a welcome speech. Sri.Ramakrishna Vellanki, Sri.Jayesh Thakkar, trustees of temple honored the visiting Swamiji.
Pujya Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamiji in his benedictory address remembered meeting Pujya Sri Swamiji in Vijayawada earlier and also before His Sannyasa Deeksha at Gunturu. He spoke about the dedicated devotion of Hindus in United States to the great tradition of Hinduism. He cited several examples. He extolled Pujya Swamiji’s efforts in preserving our tradition through developing new Ashramas and inculcating the Nama Sankeertana tradition among devotees.
Pujya Sri Swamiji in His benedictory address spoke about the all encompassing nature of our tradition and the simple ways to follow it.
Sri Swamiji presented a replica model of Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple to the visiting Swamiji.
He was accompanied by Mataji Ramyaananda Saraswati Swaminiji.
In the evening, Pujya Swamiji gave a discourse on the bad effects of harboring thoughts of hatred and the destruction in causes in thoughts, speech, action and thus leading to bad and stressful life and health.
Sri Swamiji sang the Bhajan “Isha Pateesha” on Lord Shiva.
Sri Swamiji made the audience chant OM for about twenty minutes.
Sri Swamiji released Yoga pants and desktop calendar for 2019 published by Datta Kriya Yoga group.
Later, Sri Swamiji unveiled a “Community Service Photos” wall in the temple premises. It showcased photos of various community outreach activities of Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple. Sri.Sankaran Hariharan, Smt.Sunita Cheruvu and Dr. Prakasa Rao explained the activities to Pujya Swamiji.
During Sri Chakra Puja by Pujya Swamiji, Dallas Satsang group sang Bhajans. Pujya Swamiji blessed the audience by answering questions on spiritual subjects.
Sri Swamiji viewed the Indianization works going on the western side of the temple by Temple architect, Sri Subramanian Sthapathi and his team of sculptors.
Evening Pujya Swamiji spoke in Telugu on “Paraa Bhakti”
During Sri Chakra Puja, Dattatreya children from Dallas area sang Vajra Kavacha & Maha Lakshmi Ashtaka from memory. They had memorized in two months and later 3rd & 4th chapter Bhagavad Gita singing by 4th batch Gita Memorizers.
Appaji gave Swamiji lockets to devotees.
22 11.2018 Thursday
SCP - Flute concert by Vid.Rajagopal Srinivasan, son of Morning maestro Srirangam R Kannan. Sri.Rajagopal’s daughter - Vaibhavi - daughter sang some Kritis.
Sri Swamiji offered Arati to new idols of Satyanarayana Swami deities.
Sri Swamiji met Bhutanese refugees who had come for thanks giving to Swamiji
Pujya Swamiji spoke on thanks giving and Karthika Purnima.
In the afternoon hundreds of devotees performed Satyanarayana Vratam in the temple hall.
23.11.2018 - Friday
During Sri Chakra Puja various devotees sang new Navaratri Bhajans from this year.
Sri Swamiji later launched a grand Raffleby Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple to rise funds for Raja Gopura.
Evening discourse on Ahims
Late night, Sri Swamiji visited to Vitruvian park in Plano to see special lights on trees specially illuminated as part of Thanksgiving to New Year celebrations.
Pujya Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in Hanuman Temple and offered Arati to Marakata Hanuman
Guru Gita chanting was done by 108 devotees during Puja
During Sri Chakra Puja, musicians from Dallas area sang Panchabhuta Shivalinga Kritis of Muttuswami Dikshitar The participating musicians were:
Smt Savitha Namuduri
Smt. Nukala Serhumadhavi
Sri. Ganesh Devarajan
Sri. Narasimha Kikkeri
Smt. Viji Somnath
Smt. Vidya Ram
Smt. Vishala Avadhani
Sri. Venkataraman Subramanian
Sri. Raghavendra Alankar
Sri. Ramakrishna Neti
Hundreds of Devotees came in queue and offered Pranams to Pujya Swamiji.
Discourse by Appaji in Telugu on two topics. God’s Love on Devotees (Bhagawat Prema) and God is always with you (venTa unnaDu)
Sri Swamiji cut cake as part of send off program.
As Sri Swamiji sat on a swing during Dola - Sri Datta Lali was sung by musicians.
Pujya Swamiji took Darshana of Marakata Hanuman who was decorated decorated with Bananas.
Sri Swamiji gave Chocolates for all kids in the audience.
Everyday early in the morning, Pujya Swamiji went to Hanuman temple and performed several Pradakshinas around the shrines of Hanuman, Dattatreya, Shivalingam, Durga Mata, Ganapathy & Muruga.
Kriya Yoga was classes were held during the week ends in the morning.
Pujya Sri Swamiji offered Abhishekam to the super crystal clear Shiva Lingam as part of first Kartheeka Somavara at KSHT, Frisco on 19 Nov 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offered Arati to the super crystal clear Shiva Lingam as part of first Kartheeka Somavara at KSHT, Frisco on 19 Nov 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offered Arati to Koti Lingas prepared by volunteers of the temple as part of first Kartheeka Somavara at KSHT, Frisco on 19 Nov 2018
Pujya Siddheswarananda Swamiji from Siddheswari Peetham, Courtallam visited temple and gave discourse on 19 November 2018
Pujya Swamiji gave Telugu discourses on simple yet profound subjects for daily living. Sri Swamiji also sang Bhajans on all seven days.
Sri Swamiji inaugurates photo display of community services by KSHT over the years - 19 Nov 2018
Sankeertana Saptaham at KSHT 19-25 November 2018
Dallas Ashrama Satsang group sing Bhajans during Sri Chakra Puja on 19 Nov 2018
Dallas Ashrama Satsang group sing Bhajans during Sri Chakra Puja on 19 Nov 2018
Sankeertana Saptaham was held by Pujya Swamiji from 19 to 24 November at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco, Texas
Sri Chakra Puja by His Holiness on 20 November 2018 at Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple, Frisco, TX, USA
On 21 November 2018, children who had memorized Dattatreya Vajra Kavacha Stotra & Mahalakshmi Ashtakam chanted during Sri Chakra Puja at KSHT, Dallas
Pujya Swamiji came with Vibhooti on his forehead for the discourse on "importance of Bottu". at KSHT, Dallas
Sri Swamiji meets the group from Bhutanese refugees who receive regular help from KSHT as part of community service - 22 Nov 2018
Sri Swamiji gives Arati to the new idols of Sri Satyanarayana Swami at KSHT, Dallas on Karthika Purnima - 22 Nov 2018
Hundreds of devotees performed Satyanarayana Vratam in KSHT on 22 & 23 November 2018
Devotees from various SGS Satsang groups across USA sang the new Navaratri Bhajans of His Holiness at KSHT
Members of parking volunteers team offer garland to Sri Swamiji at KSHT
On 23 November 2018, Sri Swamiji launched a grand raffle to rise funds for the ongoing Rajagopuram construction.
On Saturday 24 Nov 2018, Sri Swamiji performed Puja in Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman shrine at Dallas
Members of audio team - Sri. Subra, Sri.Murali, Sri.Sridhar & Sri.Nandeesh offer garland to Pujya Swamiji
Priests of KSHT Dallas offer garland to Pujya Swamiji
On Saturday 24 Sep, Sri Swamiji offered Arati to Ganapathy at KSHT, Dallas
On Sunday 25 Nov 2018, musicians from Dallas area sang Panchabhuta Sivalinga Kritis of Sri.Muttuswami Dikshitar during Sri Chakra Puja at KSHT, Dallas
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Hanuman ji decorated with bananas at KSHT, Dallas - 25 Nov 2018
Pujya Swamiji was given a teary eyed send off on the night of 25 Nov at Hanuman Temple Dallas.