29 Jun - Take away message from the day's discourse of HH
- Bhajan and Parayanam (chanting) done with sincerity gives the desired results.
- Spoke about the importance of Vishnu Sahasranamam and its origin from Mahabharatham and the greatness Vishnu Sahasranamam posses.
- Swamiji spoke about the Alwars and mainly about the Periyalwar (Vishnu Chitta) who appeared on this day and whose immense love made him as “Periya – Big” alwar. He has written the “Pallandu Pallandu – Long live with Protection Long Live with Protection” poem.
29 Jun 2023, Thursday, Evening
Highlights of the day
Tholi Ekadashi and Periyalwar Thirunakshatram were celebrated on 29 June 2023 and it was also the day JETUK chose for its Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam event. The event took place in Vaishnav Sangh Hall, Harrow. Despite it being a work day, the hall was completely packed with devotees well before the scheduled start of the event.
The event started with a beautiful bhajan, which was followed by the lighting of the lamp ceremony. A mass chanting of the Sri Vishnu Sahasranama by the devotees along with Swamyvaru then commenced. A spiritually supercharged atmosphere was experienced by all the devotees present at the venue after the mass chanting and it felt as if Sri Sudarshana along with Lord SrimanNarayana’s other close associates had made their way into the venue.
Swamyvaru then led the devotees into a trance with another spellbinding discourse in which His Holiness covered diverse aspects ranging from the Mahabaratha to the 4000 DivyaPradabams. His Holiness also explained how a set of verses from the Sri Vishnu Sahasranama can be tailored to each individual based on their planetary birth chart. A Q&A session followed where the floor was opened to the devotees for them to clarify their doubts and to ask Swamywaru anything that they were unsure of regarding spiritual matters. The evening ended as if it were a fleeting few minutes when in reality we had an opportunity to be in close association with Swamyvaru for over 4 hours.
After the event an array of delicious Ekadashi prasadam was served to all the devotees.