Pujya Sri Swamiji in SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada - New Year 2020

  • 30 Dec 2019 - 02 Jan 2020
  • Vijayawada, India

Pujya Sri Swamiji in SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada - New Year 2020


Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji visited Vijayawada from 30th December 2019 to 3rd January 2020 to bless devotees for the New year 2020 and the 51st anniversary of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Patamata, Vijayawada. 


Arriving on the evening of 29th December 2019, Pujya Sri Swamiji was received by Trustees of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Patamata, Vijayawada. Pujya Swamiji took Darshana of Kshipra Ganapathy, Shyamakamala Lochana Dattatreya & Anagha Devi, Marakata Raja Rajeswari, Gangadhareswara Sphatika Shiva Linga, Nama Koti Mantapa and Karya Siddhi Hanuman. 


Devotees had been performing the Anagha Vratam since early evening. Pujya Swamiji gave Darshana to devotees and blessed devotees with the following message:


Panchamukha Anjaneya, Ganapathy, Gayatri Mata have five heads. Some foreigners may find it funny. Datta has three heads. Vishnu has ten heads . What is this? Ganapathy has elephant head. Hanuman has ape like monkey god. 


Swamiji has earlier spoken about this. Bhakti Mala monthly magazine carried it. 


These heads signify the five elements - Pancha Tattva. 


The Ganapathy story and the principle behind the story has great insight. Most stories have greater inner significance. Only a serious observer will understand. Five heads signifies that all five elements are in him. Their weapons, their stance, looks - all have inner meaning. 


Can anyone survive with six heads like Subrahmanya? When you read and understand the story of Shanmukha and it’s significance, you will understand. 

When we say our god is Vishwaroopi, does number of heads matter? 


A fish is born in water . It consumes food found ok water. While living and eating in water, it laid eggs. It died in water. 


There is a Shloka - Satyavratam- it’s meaning has universal meaning. Our gods have countless heads because they have countless energies.


Just do good deeds. That is enough. Perform Anagha Vrata and feel Blessed. We all leave one day. Do good and be good. Temporary Vairagyam we occasionally get, keeps us reminding the temporary nature of life. Most fall in a pit in day light which we had seen the previous day at night. Such careless we are. The chutuku poems of Swamiji has many such gems of teachings. 


Bala Swamiji requested for Aayata Anagha Vrata. I said what is 10,000? Let’s do one crore Anagha Vrata. 


If  a retiring thief plans one great heist, we should aspire for higher achievements. I planned for higher number with the hope - at least some of the Vrata you do - would be with faith and devotion. The more we do, the more good will happen. Bad can never happen. 


Anaghamma is Yogamata 

Datta blesses us with knowledge and health and wealth. His blessings are various and limitless. We should only aspire for peace and Mukti. Anagha Vrata gives us that. Rama and Krishna have performed this Vrata. Ancient cities Mahishmati Pura and Indraprastha were nearby. Citizenry of those cities performed Anagha Vrata. 


Vijayawada people should gift me 25 lakhs Anagha Vrata count. 


Hill, water fall, forest, lake, sage installed temple area, sea shore, 7 Moksha Puri, Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Kshetras, Ashtadasha Shakti Peethas , Pancha Arama Kshetras- one Anagha Vrata performed in these Kshetras count as 100 


I was planning to go out of India on January 1st 2020. But I wanted to spread Anagha Vrata and hence came to Vijayawada. 


On the morning of 31st December 2019, Shri. Y.V.Subba Reddy, Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams offered respects to Pujya Swamiji and invited Pujya Swamiji to visit Tirumala. He recalled his many visits to Datta Peetham with Late Sri Rajashekhara Reddy, former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. 

Later, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja. Sri Swamiji later addressed the local media and explained the concept of Anagha Vratam. Both in the morning and evening devotees had the blessed opportunity of performing Anagha Vratam in Pujya Sri Swamiji’s presence. In the evening, Sri.Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao, Endowments minister in Government of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. Malladi Vishnu, MLA came and offered respects to Pujya Swamiji. 


On 1st January 2020 thousands of devotees commenced the new year with Sadguru Darshana. By 8 AM, Ashrama was brimming with eager devotees standing in two long queues. Pujya Sri Swamiji came to the stage and offered prayers to Datta Padukas placed on either side of the stage. Pujya Sri Swamiji ascended the decorated chair, Andhra Pradesh endowments department minister, Sri.Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao and MLA of Vijayawada, Sri.Malladi Vishnu offered the first garland to Pujya Swamiji. Thereafter thousands of devotees streamed past Pujya Sri Swamiji and offered their prayers to Datta Padukas and took divine Darshana of Pujya Sri Swamiji. 

Pujya Sri Swamiji sat on the stage till 2 PM giving Darshana to devotees. All devotees were given Ladoo Prasadam, Anagha Vrata chart as Prasadam. Annadanam was offered to everyone. Over 12,000 devotees were given Annadanam. 


In the evening, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja while Anaghavratam programs continued. 

Sri Swamiji released the book “Hari Vamsham” a book penned by Datta Peetham Ashthana Vidwan Sri.Bethavolu Ramabrahmam. The book is a commentary of great Telugu poet Errana’s Harivamsham. 


Later, Sri Swamiji inaugurated the Bhajan learning program - SGS Namarchana. Sri.Sastry of Etv’s Padutha Theeyaga program fame came to stage with some music students and offered the concept to Sri Swamiji. A few students trained by Sri.Sastry sang some Bhajans of Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji later inaugurated a website dedicated to the program - www.sgsnamarchana.org

Sri Swamiji then spoke and said thus:

For centuries great devotees of God have composed songs in praise of God. Dasa Sahitya in Kannada, Abhang in Marathi, Carnatic classical compositions in Telugu, Tamil songs, north India’s Bhakti movement compositions. Sri Swamiji too has written thousands of Bhjajans in many languages. These compositions are written in meditative contemplation and are not literary exercises written with a plan and purpose. Sri Swamiji called on the devotees to make a pledge to learn Sri Swamiji’s Bhajans professionally by the team headed by Sri. Sastry of SGS-Namarchana team. 


The salient features of the program are:


  • Those interested to learn the Bhajans professionally in tune with the Raga and in rhythm can register online at www.sgsnamarchana.org or approach the nearest Ashrama and register. 
  • No age bar to learn in this program
  • Musicians who have popularized music learning on television channels will come to your place and professionally train the registered participants to sing in tune in the Raga of the Bhajan and to the rhythm. The training will help the participants to confidently participate in planned TV recordings for feature Bhajan singing show on TV channels. 
  • While registering indicate if you have had musical training before or if you are familiar with playing any music instrument. 
  • Please adhere to the instructions given
  • Learn Bhajans professionally and sing full throatily and do your musical Puja to Sri Swamiji. 
  • Spread the news about this program to others
  • Trustees, committee members, mathru Mandali members, volunteers of all Ashramas are encouraged to professionally learn Bhajan singing. 
  • You are helping others to learn bhajans when you spread news about this program. 
  • You can give a missed call to 9029014284 to learn more about the program or visit the website www.sgsnamarchana.org


Later, Sri Swamiji cut a cake to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Vijayawada while Malladi brothers sonorously sang the bhajan - Sachchidananda Praneshvara. 


Members of Vijaywada Ashrama explained to Pujya Swamiji the Share your food program being done by the members. 


With this, the visit of Pujya Swamiji to SGS Ashrama, Patamata concluded. 


Pujya Sri Swamiji is welcome to SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada by Sri Ramana Rao, Sri Kolli Gopalakrishnaiah & Dr.Sarojini - 30.12.2019
Pujya Sri Swamiji took Darshana of Kshipra Ganapathy in SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada upon arrival on 30.12.2019
Pujya Sri Swamiji offered Arati to Anagha Vratam being performed on stage when He arrived in SGS Ashrama Vijayawada for 2020 new year celebrations - 30.12.2019
Devotees in Vijayawada Ashrama perform Anagha Vratam to welcome Sri Swamiji - 30.12.2019
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Sri Chakra Puja on 31.12.2019 at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada
Pujya Sri Swamiji launched Anagha Vratam charts to launch the Koti Datta Anaghalakshmi Vratam - Vijayawada Ashrama - 31.12.2019
Pujya Sri Swamiji gave Anagha Vratam charts to Japanese devotees - 31.12.2019 at Vijayawada
Sri.Subba Reddy, Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanamns took Darshana of Sri Swamiji & invited to participate in TTD Programs in March 2020
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Anagha Vratam at Vijayawada Ashrama - 31.12.2019
Pujya Swamiji offers Datta Paduka Puja at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada on new year day - 1.1.2020
Divine Darshana of Pujya Swamiji at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada on new year day - 1.1.2020
Endowment minister, Sri.Srinivasa Rao and Vijayawada MLA, Sri Malladi Vishnu offer flowers to Pujya Swamiji on new year at Vijayawada Ashrama - 1.1.2020
Divine Darshana of Pujya Swamiji at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada on new year day - 1.1.2020
Devotees wait in queue to have a glimpse of Darshana of Pujya Swamiji and usher new year 2020
A devotee gifted a sketch of Jayalakshmi Mata to Pujya Swamiji on new year day at Vijayawada Ashrama - 1.1.2020
Sadgurave Namaha - A devotee offers prayers to Datta Padukas on new year at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada - 1.1.2020
Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Namakarana, Anna Prashana to many children on new year day at Vijayawada Ashrama - 1.1.2020
Pujya Sri Swamiji blesses a devotee who came for Darshana on 1st January 2020 and to usher the new year spiritually,
Thousands of devotees stood hours in queue to get a glimpse of Darshana of Pujya Sri Swamiji to usher the new year at Vijayawada Ashrama - 1.1.2020
Devotees performed Anagha Vrata several times in front of Marakata Raja Rajeswari and ushered the new year 1.1.2020 at SGS Ashrama, Vijayawada
Volunteer distributed Ladoo sweets to thousands of devotees who came for New Year Darshana of His Holiness on 1.1.2020 at Vijayawada Ashrama
Volunteers explained about Anagha Vratam to thousands of new devotees who came for New Year Darshana of His Holiness on 1.1.2020 at Vijayawada Ashrama
Volunteer served food to thousands of devotees who came for New Year Darshana of His Holiness on 1.1.2020 at Vijayawada Ashrama
Pujya Sri Swamiji stands next to a floral decoration of a giant 51 - representing the 51st anniversary of Ashrama
Volunteer served food to thousands of devotees who came for New Year Darshana of His Holiness on 1.1.2020 at Vijayawada Ashrama
Pujya Sri Swamiji releases the Telugu book "Hari Vamsham" by Vid.Bethavolu Ramabrahmam. The book is dedicated to Pujya Swamiji - at Vijayawada Ashrama on 1.1.2020
Pujya Sri Swamiji listens to the Bhajan singing by SGS Namarchana team at Vijayawada Ashrama where the program was launched on 1st January 2020
Pujya Sri Swamiji launches www.sgsnamarchana website as the lead program conductor Sri.Sastry looks the website
Sri Swamiji blesses the Namarchana team members