His Holiness Sri Swamiji’s Guru Purnima Mahotsav Celebrations
Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple (KSHT), Frisco, TX, USA
July 10 - 17, 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji arrived in Frisco from New Jersey on the afternoon of July 10th, 2022. This was the second visit of His Holiness to Frisco this year. The first visit was in March 2022.
Sun, 10 July, 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji, was welcomed into the new Guru Nilayam to a huge crowd of devotees, whom Sri Swamiji graciously invited inside and instructed to chant Datta Stavam and Hanuman Chalisa. Later that evening, Sri Swamiji was welcomed into the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, followed by a procession of 80 ladies with kalashas (representing Pujya Sri Swamiji’s 80th birth year) and the reverberating sounds of drums, to begin a grand opening ceremony to the week’s festivities at the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Frisco, TX.
He offered arati to Lord Hanuman and visited all of the shrines.
Temple trustees offered a garland to Sri Swamiji, and Sri Swamiji blessed the new temple priests; Priest Manjunath and Priest Abhiram.
Nritya Seva was offered by the students of Natyanjali Kuchipudi Dance School, Utkala Dance Academy, Ellora Center of Performing Arts, Kuchipudi Kalakshetra, and Shrutilaya School of Dance under the artistic direction of Smt. Srilatha Suri, Smt. Krishnaveni Putrevu, Smt. Vani Iswara, Smt. Padma Sonti, and Smt. Madhushri, respectively. The literature for the song was composed by Sri. Ravindra Boggaram and sung by ***. Anjali Prabhala. Sri. Srinivas Prabhala was on keyboard and led the music orchestration; mrdangam was played by Sri. Shankar Rajagopalan; veena was rendered by Smt. Uma Prabhala, flute was played by Sri. Gautam Prasad, and Sri. Shashank Iswara was on rhythm pads, making this a completely Dallas-based production. The piece, dedicated to Sri Swamiji, PUJYA SWAMIJI’s 80th birthday, and the deities of Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple, was set to tune by Vid. Seshulatha Kosuri from Hyderabad.
Dr. Prakash Rao offered the introduction speech and spoke on Guru Tattva and the glory of Guru.
Bhagavad Gita teachers offered a Gita book in 3 volumes for Sri Swamiji to release. It contains detailed commentary on Bhagavad Gita by Pujya Sri Swamiji.
Sri. Satyam Upadrashta explained the power of this book. It contains simple, everyday lessons, and solutions to your problems. It was sponsored by the Gita team, and an English version will be released soon. A new Gita meaning book in Telugu was also offered for release. Gita teachers also offered an MP3 volume of Sri Swamiji’s Gita discourses from each morning on ETV, containing all audios from the 1980s to the present. Janani Raman spoke on Bhajan Babies, which is a free YouTube channel that promotes Sri Swamiji’s bhajans through videos for young children. It has experienced incredible success and all devotees can subscribe to the channel. The Bhajan Babies team released a Hanuman puzzle, Guru Purnima T-shirts, magnets, bags, and stickers. A Hari Vamsam book was also released in Telugu, containing Sri Swamiji discourses given during the pandemic. Sirish Poondla came forward to release t-shirts designed around 80th birthday celebrations, Sri Jayalakshmi Mata’s birth centenary year, and Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple t-shirts in various colors. A book was also released on yoga. Yogini Kali Ji, who conducted yoga sessions for devotees each morning during the celebrations, offered an MP3 format of the album “Bhajans on Piano” by Sri. Brian Silas for release. Sri. Jayaraman from the Chennai Ashram came to release an MP3 format of “Keerthana Chandrika.” It contains 80 bhajans, with music by Sri. Sundar C. Babu, and was recorded within one week, in one take. It is also available on iTunes and Google Play. Sri. Satyam Upadrashta came forward to offer Script for Success, a book handwritten by Sri Swamiji containing 1008 quotes to aide and inspire devotees. Sri Swamiji then blessed devotees with a discourse. He instructed devotees to continue to take precautions against Covid, and to face and welcome karma, rather than resisting. He urged devotees to train the senses and pray to Lord Hanuman for strength to face karma. Sri Swamiji spoke on the Dvisahasragala event in August and encouraged devotees to attend, register for programs, and follow instructions. He also instructed that every child should have a copy of Script for Success. Containing social, scientific, and scriptural examples, open the book at any page, and you will get an indirect answer to your problem. Sri Swamiji called it the “modern Gita”.
Monday, 11 July, 2022
Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in the evening, while the DYC Dallas Satsang group sang bhajans. Yogini Kaliji offered a garland to Sri Swamiji. ***. Daksha, from Proddatur, taking inspiration from Sri Swamiji’s life history, offered slokas in Sanskrit about her beloved Tataji, which were composed by her, with the help of her teacher Sri Dorbhala Prabhakara Sharma. Sri Swamiji then blessed devotees with a discourse. He urged devotees not to compare with each other, for we are all Guru siblings in Guru’s home. Sri Swamiji explained about the 3 bhavas, or feelings, Manasa, Vachasa, and Shirasa, and spoke on the importance of Sashtanga Namaskara.
Pujya Sri Swamiji in His discourse said:
Rama Lakshmana Janaki - Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Children sang bhajans well. Bhajans should be sung at brisk speed. Singers should not lag the rhythm.
You are receiving Moolika Teertham. It is made with 32 herbs. It is beneficial in many diseases. Don’t drink over mask. Remove mask and drink.
Wear mask compulsorily. Corona is still around.
Do Guru Mantra extensively during this Guru Purnima week.
Don’t compare yourself with others. Comparing only brings despair. We have come to Guru due to our good PuNya. Being husband and wife is also a fortune. It is due to previous life friendship, you have met in this life.
Life teaches many lessons. Marriage at times brings Vairagya Bhaava also. Being together is Devata Bhava. Drifting apart is Rakshasa Bhava. Manasa Vachasa Kaaya- understanding from mind, words and deeds are important. Sharing thoughts with each other pleasantly strengthens marriage.
The tree called human is an inverse tree. The roots are at the top and the head part is at bottom. Head has Brahma Kapaala. We show head to lord when we do Namaskar. It is to pray for Amrita to flow from the divine to us.
We do Saashtaanga namaskara. Ladies do Ardha Namaskara. Our eight prime organs touch ground in the form of surrender to God. It is symbolic of offering eight flowers to God.
Along with the eight organs, you also have to surrender manas and vacha- speech.
Buddhi is occupied by six demons called shadvikaara. Kaama Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsara.
if we have assembled here today it is due the merits we did in previous lives.
We all are Guru Bhaayi and Guru Behen here. Never feel Swamiji has distanced you. It is a great sin to assume so.
We must train the mind to get rid of the six inner enemies.
Parable of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Guru will train and teach you with love, affection and also anger and punishment. You have to be prepared.
Share your feelings with your spouse.
You should not ask Guru to touch your head. It is a sin. Showing your head is sufficient.
Never escalate small problems into bigger problems. Swamiji is not here to please you. Don’t come here to be pleased by Guru. Then, don’t come to me. If I say be quiet, you have to be quiet. Not listening to Guru’s words is bad and wrong. We have to suffer the consequences of our actions. God’s decisions are final and to be followed. There is no appeal. If you have the freedom to tell your problem to Guru, then, you are expected to listen and follow his advice too.
Vishnu took Avatar only when the 133 crore Devatas prayed collectively. Then only did Rama Avatara happen to punish the demons.
We should follow small actions which bring us comfort and solace. Puja is not drama. It should be sincere. You are communicating with the divine through Beejakshara. Implicit faith is important. Only when you evolve as a good disciple, my nature gets reflected in you. Then only you are a good disciple
Tuesday, 12 July, 2022
Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in the evening, while devotees from across the United States, and across globe chanted the first Sarga, or chapter, of Sundara Kanda. Sri Swamiji was so pleased that He gave the chanters each a mala from His Holiness’ own hand. New Jersey devotees and several of the chanters also offered various garlands. The KSHT garden team offered produce grown on the temple soil to Sri Swamiji. Sri. Sirish Poondla led devotees in a brief Datta Kriya Yoga session. On the instruction of Pujya Swamiji, Vid. Madhavi Attaluri led the crowd in song, and Sri Swamiji explained the incredibly deep meaning of the bhajan. The gist of the message is;
The Bhajan just sung - Namo Namo Gurudatta is on Datta’s ornaments and the inner meaning
Humans, saints and Rishis have been devotees of Datta for Yugas. They have been praising Datta and praying to Datta and singing glories of Datta
We are simple humans who are afraid of Samsara. After initial happiness in Samsara, we get enveloped in fear for no reason. We surrender to the demands of Karmendriyas and suffer. Generally unhappiness follows after a bout of happiness. True happiness is in the refuge of Datta. That is permanent Ananda. Unfortunately we run after temporary Sukha. So, this temporary Sukha brings long bouts of unhappiness. Eating food in huge quantities brings temporary happiness but leads to stomach problem. Most of the times, we alone are reason for our unhappiness. We shouldn’t compare with others in society. The more you associate with society, the more you become weak and suffer. Don’t find faults with others. You find faults in others because you are faulty. You are a specialist fault maker and a sinner. You suspect others because you are guilty and you know what guilt is all about. If you wear dark eye glasses, the world looks dark to you.
If you are clear in the inside, the world appears crystal clear. Many tell Swamiji that I easily believe others. Because I am clear inside. I don’t discriminate. If you think I discriminate it is because you discriminate. Small children love because they are innocent.
Datta gives us permanent happiness - sthira sukha. Ask for the permanent happiness. Don’t ask for available happiness. Ask for permanent happiness. The ashta siddhis have voluntarily associated permanently with Datta. The ashta siddhis are after me. I ask them to bless good devotees. Feel lucky that Swamiji is with you. At least you are suffering pain in Swamiji’s association. That is a blessed situation. The more devoted you are, the more peaceful you will be. You have to escape unhappiness and find permanent happiness.
Datta carries Kamandala. The water in that Kamandala is Jnana Ganga. He carries that Jnana Ganga to sprinkle on devotees.
Datta carries japa mAla in hand. The mAla represents the divine eye to see the world. The japa mAla beads represent the cycle of births and deaths.
The japa mAla in Datta’s hand represents the sentient beings on earth. Your divine sankalpa is penance. The japa mAla is the representative of the great powers of Datta. Vibhooti on forehead of Datta contains the countless powder of Vibhooti also represents the countless souls. One should always wear some form of vibhooti or Tilaka or kumkuma or sandal paste. Everyone should sport it. It covers the Lambika chakra which is the center point of energy transmission.
If you don’t follow my instructions, you are the unlucky lot. In spite of being close to me, you still are unfortunate.
The sounds from Dhamaru instrument in Datta’s hands wakes you from the deep lazy slumber humanity is in.
The trident Trishula has three pointed spears. It represents the painful kAma, karma and avidya. The conch blow kills the badness and awakens the vishuddha chakra.
The sudarshana chakra represents the wheel of life. It also represents forward movement towards divinity.
The three heads of Datta represents Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and shiva represents the end.
Vibhooti wearing brings jnAna. Always wear some head mark. Ladies these days wear barely visible kumkuma.
Audumbara tree in Datta gives Sudha.
Gaumata represents Vishuddha chakra.
The four Vedas are represented in the four dogs
Anagha Mata is inner light.
This Bhajan meaning is a good way to do devotion and penance. The path of Datta is a safe path. This path leads to Sachchidananda
Many Bhajans of Swamiji Carrie’s special meaning. Try to understand.
Tomorrow is Gurupurnima. Come at 9 am and follow all programs.
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 GURU PURNIMA FESTIVAL
Sri Swamiji made a grand entrance for the long awaited Guru Purnima Day. A procession with Kalashas, drums, and small kids dressed as devatas welcomed PUJYA SWAMIJI.
His Holiness performed Gau Puja for 3 cows who were brought from Tennessee. Sri Swamiji then performed the "once a year" Guru Parampara Puja on the sacred occasion of Guru Purnima and also performed Sri Chakra Puja. Devotees chanted Guru Gita from memory. Sri Swamiji blessed each Anna Kuta offering, and Shakambari Alankaram. Temple trustees offered a mala and Rudraksha crown and conducted Pada Puja. Sri Swamiji honored the temple trustees with vastrams, and Yogini Kaliji released shirts in honor of 35 years of Sri Swamiji’s Music for Meditation concerts. Pujya Swamiji cut a cake symbolizing devotees’ journey on the Datta Naava (ship), overcoming the 6 vices. Sri. Sirish Poondla led devotees in a Datta Kriya Yoga session. Pujya Sri Swamiji gave the most awaited Guru Purnima Sandesham – discourse. The gist of the message is:
Happy Guru Purnima
We have assembled here due to good merits of previous lives
We live in this turbulent ocean of samsaara. It is filled with troubling and cruel animals called arishaDvarga
Samsaara is Sagara. The turbulent ocean filled with poisonous snakes which twist our mind. With blessings of good actions from previous lives, we are in the ship of Sadguru.
Pavani is a small example. She suffered so much. But her unwavering devotion to Swamiji, the loving relation among the husband and wife kept her going. She suffered so much. Sometimes she came on travels with dialysis machine. She awaited her death patiently. Her only wish was to attend Navaratri in mysore. Swamiji blessed her then. Her husband is her blessing. He cared her tenderly like a baby. It is an example.
I have devotee couples who fight a lot. But we also see shining good example like Pavani and Jayesh. She always said - I am fine Swamiji. Her strength to cope is amazing. All those who expected her to die are mesmerized now. Her Guru Bhakti protected her. I told Jayesh that he is the best husband one can hope for.
Artificial devotion does not work. Only true devotion is beneficial. Despite seeing real life miracles, we still disbelieve and suffer. You love physically but not mentally. Husband and wife relation work only when they truly love each other.
Most couples work out differences between themselves. They don’t involve me. A truly affectionate couple can serve better. Become 63. Not 36
80% are 36 people.
Gurupurnima message is
Namostute vyaasa vishaala Vyasa Vishala Buddhe……
Mother’s role is super important. She is first Guru. Her love causes our good life. Father’s role is to prepare you social life and spiritually for after life - paraloka tattva. The Brahma loka Tattva is given by Sadguru teachings.
Theee Gurus - mother, father and Sadguru. The Srutis and Puranas declare this. Sadguru blesses you with Brahma Tattva,
Children have to be exposed to right morals and spirituality at young age. Before the mind matures to its twisted ways. Guru teachings lead you to uttama loka. We should find correct Guru and make our life meaningful. Like Sage Vasishtha helped Sri Rama. For Lord Krishna, Sandeepini Maharshi was Guru. In Kaliyuga, God descends as Guru. But you take Swamiji for granted. Should I suffer with you all? I am amidst you due to the orders of Jayalakshmi Mata and I am suffering along with you. The societal anxieties of money, fame trouble you.
I act various ways for your sake.
Make good spiritual use of your remaining life. Read Bhagavatha and understand it’s underlying principles. Hunger for spiritual knowledge while on death bed is of no use. Serving Sadguru (shushruusha) is thru listening to Guru’s teachings. Krishna took such promise from his friend and devotee - kuchEla.
When you are in Guru’s presence the mind is more or less concentrated on Guru’s teachings. The mind is more susceptible to the teachings that is easily understood.
Devotees adhere to the Dharma of Guruseva and discharge their family and societal and spiritual duties with peace, calm and happiness
Sadguru in human form transforms his devotees mind to be more dutiful and spiritual. Vishwa Maanava Kalyana is the final aim/ goal of Guru. One has to do AtmArpaNa to such Guru. Life becomes divine then. The human sufferings can only be removed by human acts like charity and help.
Sometimes Guru May appear to be a normal mundane person. We should be cautious and not get deceived by our small analytical mind. Guru May appear to be leading a luxurious life. But his mind is always in Brahma chintana
I am here on earth for the 40% of devotees who lead a pure life of happiness and contentment. I will not leave you. Understand this Guru Tattva. The path of untruth looks very appealing. Lottery and casino is very appealing. But you already know you will lose money. Have the same attachment to the appeal of Satsanga. The path of truth may be unappealing but is certain to help you to lead to spirituality. Guru alarms you in aspects of Ajnana and untruth. Unfortunately, most assume they are the most Dharmic of people.
Guru helps you in becoming victorious in the war of Samsara. Like Mother Earth who always gives you bountiful harvest even when you hurt her with ploughing etc. Guru helps you like panchabhutas help you.
I pray Datta to bless you to become sat-shishyas. May you all walk in the path of Sadguru.
Chant Datta Stava
PUJYA SWAMIJI gave darshan to every single devotee, and devotees received saree/dhoti, and the chance to do Pada Sparsha on this auspicious day.
In the evening, Trinidad devotees offered a garland to Sri Swamiji. Then, Dr. Ambi Subramaniam and devotees from Trinidad, Hydrebad, and young artists from across the United States led the crowd in a divine bhajan session of Guru bhajans in honor of Guru Purnima.
Dr. Phani Tej Adidam, a leader who promotes Dharmic activities through various organizations, also offered a mala to Swamiji. He was honored by Pujya Gurudeva.
Bhajan Babies Youtube Channel released the special Guru Purnima Bhajan video, Datta ke Gun Tum Gavo. The Bhajan Mala team then introduced the latest update on the Bhajan Mala app - bhajans with Swaras! This allows devotees to learn new bhajans with the app’s special swara feature. Sri. Praveen Narra then offered a Rudraksha Kiritam to Sri Swamiji, and Pujya Swamiji cut a pineapple Kesari and gulab jamun cake made by KSHT volunteers, decorated with “SGS 80 years of compassion”. Finally, Sri Swamiji, with His incredible ingenuity, started a new tradition, and had all devotees offer arati to Lord Hanuman with their cellphone flashlights.
Thursday, 14 July, 2022 - In the evening, Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja, while devotees of all ages from across the country rendered a beautiful bhajan medley of the 80 bhajans from the newly released “Keertana Chandrika” album. The track which accompanied the singers was organized by Vid. Narasimha Mani, and the group was directed by Vid. Madhavi Attaluri and Vid. Venkataraman Subramaniam. The coordinators offered a garland to Sri Swamiji, and Smt. Lakshmi and Sri. Ram Murti offered the welcome garland. Sri Swamiji then spoke on the power and significance of His bhajans, encouraged all devotees to download the Bhajan Mala app, and sold each remaining copy of the “Keertana Chandrika” album to devotees.
Gist of Pujya Sri Swamiji’s discourse:
Bhajan singing was wonderful. Very nice. I am surprised you practiced so well in such short time. The Bhajans are so melodious to listen. I have not tuned and sung many compositions still. Sri Swamiji has composed Bhajans on many Devatas. I wonder when I will sing the thousands that are not tuned yet. Swamiji is still writing many new Bhajans. Whenever I visit a temple, I generally compose a Bhajan with Pallavi & Anupallavi. If I don’t write, I don’t feel I have taken Darshan of that Devata. During Navaratri festival, Swamiji composes new Bhajans during Puja. Sometimes Swamiji writes Bhajan on Puja Mantapa itself. Swamiji had an Ambassador car earlier. Swamiji had written new bhajans on the car upholstery & interiors. These days Bhajans get typed as soon as Swamiji composes. If I don’t write new Bhajan when I get inspired, body pains come. In 60s & 70s, Swamiji used to advise devotees with certain illness to listen to a specific Bhajan. When they listened to Bhajans while sleeping, they got better. Many were helped with Bhajans. One person passed away recently. He was the uncle of Prasad.
A rare disease came to HV Krishnaswamy. He was an engineer in Chennai. He had two daughters. Very devoted family. He served in high official capacities. He used to bring star hotel toiletries and give to veda students in Ashrama.
He was admitted in a Christian hospital. Swamiji was informed of his last days and requested Darshana.
Swamiji sent a cassette tape containing Bhajans to play to him. Hospital staff were hesitant. His wife was stern and fought with hospital staff to play the cassette. The Bhajans were played night and day. He got better and sat up and asked for coffee and idli. Doctors were surprised and asked for copies of the cassette.
He built the prayer hall in ashrama.
We went to Nepal. We went for bath in Gandaki river. She got swept away. Appaji rushed in the currents and saved her. He passed away recently.
He would buy cassettes and used to give to senior government officials. He wrote a small booklet on his experience.
Bhajans have lot of energy.
Bhajans means healing pills.
Swamiji wearing gejje(anklets) and used to stand and sing
Swamiji composed bhajans in many famous pilgrim places
The 80 bhajans sung today had Sanskrit, English, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. These Bhajans has such beautiful tunes
Download bhajans. Especially the Keerthana Chandrika album.
Friday, 15 July, 2022 -
Sri Swamiji perforemd Sri Chakra Puja in the Devi Shrine, while many trained devotees chanted Lalitha Sahrasranamam. Sri. Sirish Poondla led the crowd in a DKY session. Sri Swamiji then spoke on how to use a Japa Mala, taught the Pancatattva mudras, and instructed devotees not to crack their knuckles/necks. Devotees then sang the bhajan “Namostute Manostute.”
On the occasion of Jayalakshmi Mata’s centenary year, US Matru Mandali offered a Kiritam, Shankam, Chakram, and Tulasi Mala to Sri Swamiji, and a new painting of Sri Jayalakshmi Mata by Sri. Gangadhar was unveiled. Sri Swamiji, then blessed devotees with a mesmerizing bhajan session. Although Sri Swamiji’s regular accompanists and Parivaram were not present, artists, especially youth, from Trinidad (Sri. Gyan Ramlogan and Sri. Newal on vocals, Sri. Varun on keyboard, and Sri. Abhi on tabla), Dallas (Chi. Chidatma on mrdangam, Chi. Dinakara on keyboard, ***. Mounika on violin, Sri. Shankar Rajagopalan on tabla, and many local youths on vocal)), and India (Dr. Ambi Subramaniam on violin, and ***. Srikriti on violin). Sri Swamiji briefly explained the meaning of a few lines of the bhajans. Sri Swamiji instructed devotees to support the temple’s social activities other seva in the community and at the temple.
The new Datta Yoga Center Board of Directors was also named. Sri. Ramana (John) Laird, Sri Swamiji’s first international devotee who arranged the first American tour, was named as the new DYC Chairman. Dr. Prakash Rao, the former chairman was honored for an incredible 30+ years of seva. Sri. Jai Naidu was named Vice Chairman, Sri. Chundu Srinivas as Secretary, Sri. Cheruvu Sriram as Treasurer, and Yogini Kaliji, Sri. V.R. Raman, Sri. Murali Tummala, Sri. Jayesh Thakker, Sri. Tulasi Tummala, Sri. Ramakrishna Vellanki, and Sri. Manish Sthanki as members.
Saturday, 16 July, 2022 -
Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in front of Ganapati shrine for Sankashta Hara Chaturthi and Hanuman Abhishekam, with Smt. Sumati Ramesh sang wonderful Abhangs. Devotees offered Hanuman Chalisa chanting. Local DKY teachers guided devotees through some short exercises. Members of the Jesus Datta Retreat Center offered a garland and received blessings from Pujya Swamiji The Kodavaganti family offered a Rudraksha Kiritam to Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji blessed Yogini Kaliji and DKY teachers offered a Vastram to Sri Swamiji. Saundarya Lahari classes were announced, and the effort was initiated in Pujya Swamiji’s divine presence. The Community Service Team received blessings as well and donated more than 1,000 pounds of Datta Bhiksha rice to a local food bank in honor of Sri Swamiji’s birthday. New Zealand devotees did samarpana of a special token to Pujya Swamiji. Sri Swamiji spoke on the significance and method of doing japa with mala. Pujya Swamiji also explained the method for doing japa using the fingers also. Sri Swamiji instructed devotees not to use the phone while eating, drinking, and praying, as well as the importance of keeping hair neat, clean, and tied. In the evening Raga Tarangini, a grand symphonic performance took place. It included over 100 musicians on a large variety of Indian and western instruments, as well as vocalists, under the direction of Dr. Ambi Subramaniam, who also composed the pieces that were played. Sri Swamiji was very happy to see the interest in music and dedication in the young kids.
Sunday, 17 July, 2022 -
Sri Swamiji visited Hanuman and Shiva shrines, then performed Sri Chakra Puja with Sangeeta Seva rendered by Sri Venkataraman Subramaniam, ***. Chinmayi and Smt. Vijayshri . Sri Swamiji blessed the singer with a ring. Smt. Hema Somanchi led devotees in a DKY session. Crowd Control Volunteers, Bookstall volunteers, and Bala Datta Teachers received blessings from Sri Swamiji. Teachers offered a garland. VPA and VSNA Kannada leaders on behalf of Adi Chunchunagiri Matt, Pithadhipathi Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Muruga Matt, and Dr. Sivamurti Muruga Swamiji offered a garland to Pujya Swamiji. KSHT Yoga teachers honored Sri. Krishnaprasad, Swamiji’s first batch student in Yoga from the 1960s, and Sri Swamiji blessed the family. Sri Swamiji gave darshan to every single devotee and gave saree/dhoti to every devotee.
Evening program began with the audio team offering a garland to Pujya Swamiji. Sri Swamiji graced devotees with a lively bhajan session, and devotees danced in joy. Swamiji expressed His happiness on the many cultural program conducted at KSHT. Pujya Swamiji encouraged all to participate in cultural programs, and to attend the Dvisahasragala Chanting on August 13, 2022. Pujya Swamiji instructed devotees to be disciplined and silent. Sri Swamiji honored Trinidad musicians, Sri Narasimha Kikkeri ji, Vishal Datta ji, and all KSHT priests and temple employees. Dallas devotees offered Guru Dakshina. Trustees offered a garland, and Sri Gopal Babu ji (who conducts Bhagavad Gita examinations) offered a garland. Sri Swamiji blessed Sri. Srikanth Challa, who coordinates Bhagavad Gita activities, and Hanuman Wings members. Dolotsava was conducted for Sri Swamiji, with dola sung by Vid. Madhavi Attaluri, and devotees did arathi for Lord Hanuman and Sri Swamiji. The hall was full of emotion - both sadness for Sri Swamiji’s departure, and excitement for His arrival in August - as the 2022 Guru Purnima Mahotsav Celebrations in Frisco, Texas concluded.
On Monday, 18th July 2022 morning, Pujya Sri Swamiji travelled by road from Frisco to His maiden visit to Austin in Texas.
Pujya Sri Swamiji is received in Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple by Purnakumbha, Veda Ghosha, 80 women carrying Kalasha & drums on 10th July 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji walks inside the Hanuman temple for the welcome function on 10th July 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji explains the correct method of using Japa Mala during Mantra Japa chanting - KSHT - 16th July 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Gau Puja on Guru Purnima festival at Hanuman temple, KSHT - 13 July 2022
Pujya Swamiji performs Guru Parampara Puja & Sri Chakra Puja on Guru Purnima at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Devotees chant Guru Gita Shlokas on Guru Purnima at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Pujya Sri Swamiji walks out of a giant 80 number to signify the 80th birth year of Pujya Sri Swamiji at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple on Guru Purnima on 13th July 2022
Pujya Swamiji cuts a cake on Guru Purnima at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Pujya Swamiji receives PadaPuja on Guru Purnima by Trustees of Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Pujya Swamiji adorns a Rudraksha Kirita on Guru Purnima at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Yogini Kaliji offers to Pujya Swamiji T-shirts commemorating the 35th year of Pujya Swamiji's Music for meditation & healing concerts - Guru Purnima - 13 July 2022
Devotees received Annadanam on all days of Guru Purnima Mahotsav at KSHT, Frisco, Texas
Pujya Swamiji adorns a second Rudraksha Kirita on Guru Purnima evening at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco on 13th July 2022
Packed hall at Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple, Frisco to receive Darshana of Gurudeva Sri Swamiji on Guru Purnima Festival - 13 July 2022
On Friday, 15th July 2022, Pujya Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja in Durga Mata shrine at KSHT, Frisco, Texas
Mathru Mandali members of USA celebrated Jayalakshmi Mata Centenary on 15th July 2022 and offered a painting of Jayalakshmi Mata to Pujya Swamiji
New board members of Datta Yoga Center offered their respects to Pujya Swamiji on 15th July 2022 at KSHT, Frisco, TX
Pujya Swamiji blessed devotees with a mesmerizing & unexpected Bhajan session in KSHT, Frisco, TX on 15th July 2022
On Ganapathy Chauti, Pujya Swamiji performed Sankashta Hara Vinayaka Puja & Sri Chakra Puja in front of Ganapathy Shrine in KSHT, Frisco, TX on 16 July 2022
Pujya Swamiji performed the weekly Abhisheka to Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman at KSHT, Frisco, TX - 16 July 2022
Pujya Swamiji performed the weekly Abhisheka to Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman at KSHT, Frisco, TX - 16 July 2022
Pujya Swamiji with Vajrangi decorated Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman at KSHT, Frisco, TX - 16 July 2022
Acclaimed violinist Ambi Subramaniam conducted a youth orchestra titled "Raga Tarangini" with young musicians of Dallas area at KSHT, Frisco, TX on 16 July 2022
Acclaimed violinist Ambi Subramaniam conducted a youth orchestra titled "Raga Tarangini" with young musicians of Dallas area at KSHT, Frisco, TX on 16 July 2022
Pujya Swamiji with musicians who participated in Raga Tarangini program led by acclaimed violinist Vid.Ambi Subramaniam at KSHT, Frisco, TX on 16 July 2022