- The month Ma:rgasi:rsha promotes spirituality among the people. According to Solar calendar, this period becomes Dhanurma:sam. Go:da de:vi choose this month as appropriate to fulfil her divine desire. She imitated the Ka:thaya:yani Vratha of Go:pikas, for one month. Each day, A:nda:l composed one song and submitted at the Lotus feet of the Lord. Thus, she…
- 16th Dec 2016, The start of the Dhanurmasam is marked by the entry of the Sun in the Dhanur Rashi (Sagittarius) called the Dhanuh Sankramana(Change from one Rashi to other Rashi); hence the name Dhanurmasam for this period. What’s special of this month? The month Margasirsha or Margazhi or Dhanurmasam promotes spirituality among the people.…
- Jai Srimannarayana Dear All Bhagavad Bandus, Wish you a happy new year, Bhogi and Sankranti. Please join us for the celebrations of Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam at the following venue on 21st Jan 2017: Darrick Wood School Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ER Regards Team JETUK
- Jai Srimannarayana Dear All Bhagavad Bandus, Wish you a happy new year, Bhogi and Sankranti. Please join us for the celebrations of Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam at the following venue on 14th Jan 2017: Sri Guru Ravidass Hall, 28 Carlyle Road, Manor Park, London E12 6BN More information on timings, Kalyanam registrations etc will be…
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Ramanuja Sahasrabdi – Statue Of Equality
Celebrating 1000 Years of Sri Bhagavad Ramanujacharya 1017 – 2017
- Lived for 120 years and inspired all to practise Equality in the society. Treated the downtrodden at par with the elite.
- Made Temples as centres of society where all artisans took active part.
- Initiated several activities with temples as the centres as society offering services to all. Instructed that only efficient and knowledgeable leaders be appointed to oversee all the activities.
- Revived all temples like Melkote in Karnataka state, Tirumala Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh 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.
- World’s largest sitting statue at 216 feet of Bhagavad Ramanuja coming up in 2017.
- Statue symbolizes equality that Ramanuja propounded
- Includes 108 Divya Desams(Temples)
Alzhwars and their greatness
- The Alwars (also spelled Alzhwars) “those immersed in god” are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu, India, and are famous for their poetry in praise of Vishnu.
- The collection of their 4000 poems, known as the “Nalayira Divya Prabhandam”, is considered by many to be the “Dravida Veda”. The Alwars are crucially important figures in the history of Vaishnavism. It’s principles are embodied in the their poems.
- The devotional outpourings of Alwars helped revive the bhakti movement, through their hymns of worship to Vishnu and his avatars. They praised the Divya Desams, 108 “abodes” (temples) of these Vaishnava deities.
- The poetry of the Alwars echoes bhakti to God through love, and in the ecstasy of such devotions they sang hundreds of songs. The Bhakti literature that sprang from Alwars has contributed to the establishment and sustenance of a culture that broke away from the ritual-oriented Vedic religion and rooted itself in devotion as the only path for salvation.