Thursday, April 11, 2013

Namperumal amidst gardens

Priya arangan adiyars,

“ArAmam sUzhndha arangam” is the word of Thirumangai Azhvar. We find many such passages in the hymns of Azhvars where the divine stations of the Supreme Lord are described as richly decorated by serene and beautiful fields, orchards and gardens.
The tending of gardens and the nurturing of good children are quite similar.  The plants have to carefully grown - adding manure, removing weeds, placing them at the right places and providing an adequate but not excessive supply of water.

Children too have to be brought up with the right education and moral values.  They must be taught to avoid bad company and habits.  They must receive adequate care.  Parenting must be found neither lacking nor over-indulging.  It is an interesting and important duty.

Just like how it is useless to grow several poisonous plants and weeds in the fields, and thorny bushes on the sides of the roads, it is as much futile – even detrimental – to nurture children without a spiritual and moral fabric.

Srimaan Trust recognizes the importance of good children and lends a helping hand to create a more spiritually inclined society.  Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham has been a pioneering venture in inculcating the values of our rich and ancient culture and tradition.

A good flower, however small, fills the vast ambience by its rich fragrancec.  It inspires the noble mind to plant more of such flowers, and spread the sweetness and freshness of the sensation.

One such noble soul is the Executive Officer of Srirangam, Mrs. S. Kalyani who was in awe and appreciation of the efforts of Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham.  To spread the fragrance, she encouraged Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham to conduct such spiritual classes for the benefit of all interested children from Srirangam and near at the temple on Saturday evenings.

The children attending these programs are caressed and nurtured by the loving parental grace of Namperumal and Nacchiyar.  As if that were not enough, the Executive Officer also sought to encourage participation and create greater interest among the masses by providing token appreciation and reward for the children who attended these classes on a regular basis.

Namperumal stands in the midst of a new garden where the flowers are good children and their number is ever growing.

Please see some of the snaps taken during the appreciation function at https://picasaweb.google.com/117130310845842769959/AanmeegaClassPrizeDitbnBySrgmKoilEOKalyani?authkey=Gv1sRgCOC8vbmW-PDWXQ#5858352541400880498.

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