Ramanuja Sahasrabdi – 1000 years of Sri Ramanujacharya

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“Statue of Equality” – Celebrating 1000 years of SRI BHAGAVADH RAMANUJACHARYA (Year of Birth: 1017AD)

In order to celebrate 1000th birth anniversary of Acharya and as a mark of gratitude His Holiness Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji is constructing a statue of Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swami. The Statue of Equality is being built over 50 acres of land in Samshabad in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

World’s largest sitting statue at 216 feet in a park spread across 50 acres of land.
• Statue symbolizes Equality that Ramanuja propounded
• Includes 108 Divya Desams (Temples)
• Architectural representations, educational, environmental, and social services
• Guided insights into the cultural heritage, appropriate support for the eco-system

About RAMANUJA CHARYA

  • His statue is aptly named as the Statue of Equality as Bhagawad
  • Ramanujacharya Swami was the first Acharya to prove that all are equal before Almighty
  • Lived for 120 years and inspired all to practice Equality in the society
  • Treated the downtrodden at par with the elite
  • Made temples as centers of society where all artisans of society took active part
  • Initiated several activities with temples as the centers of society offering services to all
  • Instructed that only efficient and knowledgeable leaders be appointed to oversee all the activities
  • Revived all temples like Srirangam in Tamilnadu, Melkote in Karnataka State, Tirumala Tirupati in Andhra State in India
  • Rooted out untouchability and other vices that existed in the society. He gave everyone the same privilege of worshiping God
  • He called those branded as so called untouchables as “ThiruKulathaar”. It means “Born Divine” and took them inside temples
  • Gave the most divine mantra to all which was a closely guarded secret only available to selected few
  • Imbibed into society that women need to be shown utmost respect and empowered them to serve the society as leaders

Ramanuja Literary Contributions

  • He gave perfect commentaries to Bramha Sutras and Upanishads and made a perfect bridge between different sections of society
  • The word guru aptly suits Ramanuja as he reformed the society inside out and setup Temples as the centers of service
  • Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala accepted Ramanuja as guru and accepted sankha and chakra from him
  • Pioneered the Bhakthi Movement and advocated philosophy which formed the basis for several Bhakthi Movements: Madhya, Nimbarka, Gauda, Swami Narayana, Vallabhacharya, Iskon, Eknath, Ramanand, Chaithanya, Kabir, Surdas, Meerabai, Tulasidas, Annamacharya and many others
  • The title ‘acharya’ rightly fits to Ramanujacharya only because Lord Venkateswara also was initiated from Ramanujacharya by taking Sankham & Chakram along with human beings
  • He tirelessly worked for 120 years proving that Lord Sriman Narayana is the Ultimate redeemer from the karmic bondage of all the souls.
  • He expounded Visishtadwaitha school of thought and made the temples as centers of Dharma.
  • His 9 scholarly works are the beacon lights for Veda & Vedanta literature.
  • He established 74 authoritative acharyas to spread the message of equality across the world.
  • His Divine Body is worshipped even today in Srirangam.

How can you become part of Historic Moment?

Sponsor the construction of Ramanuja Statue, and have your name or the name of someone you want inscribed in stone
• Sponsor the construction of one of the temples, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations
• Sponsor 1 brick, 1 petal, 1 inch of Divya Desam or 1 inch of Ramanuja Statue

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