Thursday, December 15, 2016

Margazhi Thiruppavai Upanyasams 2016-17


​​Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

Please find below the list of Margazhi upanyasams organsed by our Srimaan Trust in various places with different upanyasakas from Dec16 to Jan13:

1. Sri. U. Ve. Kapishthalam Srinivasachariar Swami (6:00pm to 7:30pm) - Srirangam Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (Palahari Jeeyar Mutt)
2. Sri. U. Ve. Venkatachariar Swami (7:00am to 8:00am) - Srivilliputhur Kuppan Iyengar Mandapam
3. Sri. U. Ve. K.K.V. SelvaNarayanan Swami (7:00pm to 8:00pm) – Valajapet Arulmigu Varadaraja  Perumal Temple,  Velore District
4. Sri. U. Ve. Baktha Kohlahalam Swami (6:00pm to 7:30pm) - Thirukkovalur Tiruvikrama Swami Sannidhi
5. Sri. U. Ve. Bharatha Ragupath Swami (6:30pm to 8:00pm) – Chennai NewPerugalathur, TVS Emerald  Park, Commercial Park, 2nd Floor, 5th Avenue
6. Sri. U. Ve. Kazhiyur SriVallabhan Swami (6:30pm to 8:00pm) – Kanchi Thondaimandala Adhikesava Vellalar Samudhaya Koodam
7. Sri. U. Ve. Ilaiyavilli Sriraman Swami (6:30pm to 8:00pm) – Salem Sri Venugopala Swami Sannidhi
7. Sri. U. Ve. Raghavan Swami (6:00pm to 7:30pm) – Trichy Uthamar Koil Mandapam
8. Sri. Jagannatha Baghavathar (6:30pm to 8:00pm) - Madurai Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

Please find below the invite. Request all to attend the same in nearby place and get the divine benefit.

https://goo.gl/photos/FWzARi7X7JoigoCz8

Friday, November 4, 2016

Deepavali 2016 Celebration


Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Priya arangan adiyars,

Srimad Bhagavada puranam, which tastefully sings about the leelas of Lord Krshna, at the start of Skandam-6, relates the story of one "Ajamila".

'Ajamilan', was born in a good family, but by his past Karma, circumstances contrived to make him lead a life of in disciple and uncouthness.  He had several children, but the last one who he named ‘Narayanan’, he had great fondness for. Ajamilan was bed-ridden and knew that his end had come.  He could see the ‘demons’ coming to take him away!   Out of fear and distress, he called out for his pet-son - ”Na…raa…ya..naaa”.   The boy heard him but could not be disturbed from the game he was playing with his friends! Lord Narayana, counted Ajamila’s call as ‘surrender’ at His Lotus Feet – and sent the Vishnu-parshadas to retrieve Ajamila from the Yama-parshadas.

The Lord’s Daya, Kshama and Karunya flow thus, without reason, even to the otherwise most Undeserving Soul !

On 27 October 2016, our volunteers went to to the Housing Board colony where about 50 families of visually challenged people live, with gifts of Sarees, Pant-bits and Sweets-n-savories for Deepavali, just like in the past few years.

While on one hand, the Joy of Giving overwhelmed us, on the other, one was forced to ask “why me?” …. Why has the Lord blessed us with a perfect body and mind while that is not the case with several others!?!

What singles us out in His eyes - to receive this Grace ?!?

There is no answer but to realize He is ‘Avyaja Karuna Murthy’ – his Kindness towards us brooks No Reason. (hence memories of the Ajamila-story !)

Distributed deepavali sweet and savory packets (Prasadham of koorathazhwan) to all students and teachers of South Renga Middle School, East Renga Middle School, Aranganayaki Primary School.The Headmistress and Teachers thanked the trust for its Continuous service to provide Prasadhams Every Year.

Distributed deepavali Sweet and savories Packets to all students and teachers of Acharyah School for Leaders. The specialty of the sweet is it was prepared at the madapalli and offered to Azhwan. So all got prasadams and blessings of Azhwan.

The Spirit of the volunteers and the Gurukulam children in contribution to the kainkaryam can never be captured by words! The dress and prasadam were distributed to the children of gurukulam, the teachers of gurukulam and the teachers of extra curricular activities. The events at gurukulam were held in Conjunctions with the parents-teachers meeting.

Srimaan Trust's service to humanity in spiritual ways is ceaseless. As usual this year also Srimaan Trust arranged to issue Sweet and Savory pockets to Blind men and women association. 50 members given dress and savories. Their joy shone in their innocent smile.

Srimaan Trust got blessed to serve on deepavalli festival the madapalli kainkaryaparas of chola nadu divya desams including Srirangam. Also the other kainkaryaparas of Srirangam temple were offered for deepavali festival. Vasthrams, sweets, sambavanai were offered to all before deepavali who expressed their surprise and pleasure to receive them. We do pray Sriranganatha to bless us with more kainkaryam of helping the kainkaryaparas in more occasions.

On the occasion of Deepavalli, Srimaan Trust had its plans of spreading Sweetness. Sweets and Savouries were prepared and offered to Lord Narasimha and Sri Koorathazhwan at Swami Koorathazhwan Sannidhi. Prasadams sincerely packed and distributed to roadside pavement dwellers by the volunteers. We always wonder how these people dwell in such spaces.

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231, South Uttara Street, Srirangam
Trichy 620 006, Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Ph 09150403470, 09150403471

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Deepavali Celebration 2016

​​
Sri:
Srimate Ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyars,

Deepavali is an occasion when our mind is filled with thoughts of serenity and our mouths with savories. Beyond all this, it is the warmth and love of the family that lightens our heart. The love of the parents and spouse and the glitter in the eyes of our children is our true Deepavali. The moments with them are what we cherish and yearn for. When it comes to Namperumal and Srirenganachiar, it is the happiness of their adiyars that kindles their happiness and gives them satisfaction. And more than the grown adiyars like us, their pleasure would double if the adiyars are pure hearted children whom we ourselves adore.

At Srimaan Trust, as Servants in the execution of the Divine Couples’ wishes, we celebrate Deepavali lighting up the faces of the children by preparing savories and distributing it to them. In addition, we also plan to honour the Acharya Purushas and the service-providers (Kainkaryaparas) of Srirangam temple by distributing the savories to them. To us the glitter emitted from the faces and hearts of the children and the bhagavathas is far far more joyous than lighting up the sky with crackers.

This year around, the Trust has planned to prepare savories and distribute to the following:

Recipients
Number (approx.)
Acharya Purushas
20
Kainkaryaparars of Srirangam temple
125
Our Gurukulam (SBG) Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham children
120
Acharyah school children
70
South Ranga School children
350
Aranganayaki school
250
Disabled families, road side needy etc.
100
Kainkaryaparars of Srimaan Trust
100
Total   
1,115

The following would be the prasadams that will be prepared, and distributed to the above adiyars :

200 kgs of mixture
3000 Sweets

For the above, our actual cost is as follows:

Labour
Rs.20,000
Provisions
Rs.75,000
Total
Rs.95,000

New clothes for needy and physically challenged people
Rs. 25,000
Sarees and Veshtis for to the koil kainkaryaparar’s families
Rs. 20,000
Total Amount  
Rs. 1,40,000

It is only on such occasions that we can feel the happiness that pervades the heart of children and Bhagavathas. It would be a pleasure to watch the mere scene of children tearing open the pack of sweets and thrusting them into their mouths. If this happens due to our humble contribution, the pleasure will double just as a mother watching her children eat her hand made delicacies. And our Divine Parents would be very happy with the way we have celebrated the most celebrated festival of our Nation. Hence, we put before you to make your contributions to this Divine and of course, very sweet cause.


Please find below our bank account details:

Name:               SRIMAAN TRUST
A/C No:             6125 01 123322
BRANCH:          ICICI BANK, SRIRANGAM BRANCH.
IFSC CODE:     ICIC0006125

Request to confirm once the transfer is made to this email or mobile +91 91504 03470/71.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Breaking


Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Priya arangan adiyars,

We live in such a tumultuous world today that hardly a day passes without someone trying to “break-free” and “revolutionize” things or events. There is a short-lived excitement in breaking with the norm. Elderly voices might chide such actions as rank indiscretions. But, the young at heart need not feel that all is lost.

The most enduring memories of Krishna involve the breaking of something or the other. We can find solace that the master mischief-maker is well and truly at work. If there is anyone who can get busy just at mischief, it is Krishna.

Be it the breaking of shackles that bound His parents in prison, or the breaking of pots as a child, or the breaking of the promise to not lift a weapon in war, it is a sequence of something breaking. Unlike the revolutions humans are capable of, which eventually lead to despair and confusion, it becomes a cause for joy when Krishna breaks something.

We gasp in wonder when the shackles of prison drop off. We are filled with mirth and awe as He runs around as a small kid stealing butter and breaking pots. We are moved with disbelief and belief, sentiments equal in measure, as He breaks His own vow to protect His devotee.

What could be special in the act of God, born child, breaking pots for butter?

For our times, it contains a profound message, and it is a message that acts at both levels of legend and life.  It moves our saints to states of deep spiritual experience. The Master of the universe decides to incarnate, and allows Himself the simple pranks of a child with an intention to charm His devotees.

The breaking of fetters will keep recurring a thousand times in the world if the inner fetters of the ego are not broken. When they are broken, what remains is the pure soul, enjoyable to Krishna as butter.

The self-fulfilled being is trying to seek out His butter which is all of us. In what can lie our fulfillment than to be consumed and enjoyed by Krishna?

As the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam says (through the voice of Gopīs), “akṣanvatāṃ phalamidaṃ na paraṃ vidāmaḥ” – “We know of nothing greater for those with eyes (than the sight of Krishna)!” Likewise, what can be greater for each of us, who exist, than to be offered to Krishna? Can there be any other worthwhile purpose to exist? What results then but pure joy!

The act of breaking the pot is captured in the tradition of uriyaḍi enacted during Śrī Jayanti. During the celebrations of Krishna Jayanti this year, the students of Srimaan Bhattar Gurukulam as also from Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham enacted this great tradition with festivity.

The students of Gurukulam conducted Thiruvaymozhi ghoshti on the days leading to the Śrī Jayanti. They performed Thirumanjanam and conducted procession for their Krishna.

While understanding the purpose of existence is vital, it is even better when it comes young. Many saints consider themselves truly born only after realizing this purpose. An early awakening saves one from regret of losing out on the joy of living with a clean svarupa.

Śrī Jayanti is a time for joy and celebration. The festivities carry with them the invitation to each of us to be born again with Krishna on this day, as we remember our purpose.

The link to the pictures taken during these celebrations can be viewed at :


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SriJayanthi Celebration 2016


Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Kainkaryam is the highest wealth of a devotee. A devotee awaits the opportunity to engage in service. Performing service is not an artificial imposition on any person. A deep reflection upon the scriptures would reveal that to serve is natural. In fact, we are ever in service of someone or something. Sometimes, we think we are in control of other objects which serve our purpose. But, a little experience and insight would reveal that, to the contrary, we are under the control of these lures. When this analysis proceeds in this direction, we will end up understanding that we and our faculties find purity of purpose only in service of the Lord. That is the natural state of all souls and matter; everything else is confusion.

The great seer Nārada, who was enlightened in all scriptures, realized that śeṣatvam or service is the true nature of the soul. The Bhāgavata Purāṇa says that Devarṣi Nārada, who had no desires otherwise, was haunted by one desire. It might surprise us that such a sage would be desirous of something. The scripture says, “nāradaḥ kṛṣṇopāsanalālasaḥ” - Nārada was ardently desirous of serving Krishna.

Here the word ‘upāsana’ does not mean passive devotion or meditation. It means service. This can be understood by noting that the Purāṇic verse says “abhīkṣṇaṃ dvāravatyām avātsīt”. Seer Nārada used to stay frequently in Dvāraka as he was desirous of serving the Lord. It is only to serve that one needs to be present close to the recipient of service (śeṣi). Passive forms of devotion or meditation do not demand intimate physical presence such as that between Lakṣmaṇa and Rāma. Is it not this intimately close presence that was referred by Āzhvār as ‘uḍanāy manni’! Hence, here upāsana means service. No less a seer than Nārada, who has been celebrated in Sri Ramayana as tapaḥ-svādhyāya-nirataḥ, vāgvidāmvaraḥ and munipuṅgavaḥ, bore great interest in serving Krishna after all his study, penance and meditation.

This message is reinforced by Śukācārya, who is himself a great devotee of the Lord. He asks Emperor Parīkṣit, “Rājan! ko nu indriyavān mukundacaraṇāmbujaṃ na bhajet?” Which person, O King,  possessed of the faculties (of senses and body), does not engage in kainkaryam at the lotus feet of Mukunda? The word ‘indriyavān’ indicates that the faculties of our body are provided for the purpose of engaging in service of the Lord.

Excited to serve  Krishna, aren’t we?

Though the vibhavāvatāra of Krishna is over several hundreds of years ago, He continues to present Himself out of grace in numerous shrines through the mode of Arcāvatāra. He creates the opportunity for people of all times to serve Him in this image form.

The lore tells us that the great devotee Akrūra cherished the time when he went to fetch Lord Krishna in a chariot car. The ​"Thanga chapara vaahanam" was restaged on the occasion of Sri Jayanthi by the students of Srimaan Bhattar Gurukulam. The students relived the service of the Lord by decorating Him beautifully and celebrating Sri Krishna jayanti​. The procession went through the uthira and chiththira veethis of Periya Perumal.  


ko nu indriyavān mukundacaraṇāmbujaṃ na bhajet?



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spiritual Sprouts

Sri:
Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

The Spiritual preceptor, Universal Guru and our Compassionate mentor Bagavad Ramanuja saved people from the clutches of the venomous  serpant-samsaram , by making them realize the eternal relationship between the self and the Supreme.  This realization will lead to attachment (Bhakti)  at the Holy Lotus Feet of Lord Sriman Narayana and thereby paving  way to attain HIM and serve him in his absolute abode Paramapadam.  This is called Sri Ramanuja’s Truth (Faith).

Our Spiritual preceptor wanted each and every soul of this universe to understand and attain Lord. Hence, Swamy appointed the mighty son of Swamy Koorathazwan (kuresa) ie., Sri Parasara Bhattar to carry forward this Truth to the future generations.

This year is marked as the millennium year of Swamy Ramanuja. In this propitious year, it is delightful to see a group of children sprouting in Bhakti and Gnyanam in a small town in Andhra Pradesh called “Beemavaram”.  It is also astonishing to see that these children have been fed with absolute truth by a devoted couple and their team under the aegis of their Guru and our Founder Acharya  sri Parasara Badri Narayana Bhattar,  descendant of Sri Parasara Bhattar, who was blessed by Bagavad Ramanuja to take care of the posterity.

This group named as “Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham” just started as  small  sprouts last year and has grown to a small plant this year and will definitely become a huge tree in the forthcoming years. This is the greatest evidence to show how strongly and accurately Bagavad Ramanuja envisioned the globe after 1000 years.

You can have a look at the children spiritedly doing Harikatha on Ramanuja vaibavam and chanting hymns about swamy and other acharyas.


Check for Video in https://youtu.be/-8GSiA9MzwY

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Parenting Workshop @ Chennai - August 7, 2016

Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

Empowering parents with skills and techniques based on universal spiritual principles. This workshop will let you know how to groom a child in the spiritual & scientific platform. Parents will learn how to deal with a child  - and maintain / strengthen  a good parent-child relationship 

A humble effort to spark up attitudinal change in parents to raise children with their original divine nature

Focuses on 4 main areas of parenting like Health, Spiritual, Psychology, Education. This workshop will guide to create / recreate the relationship between parents and kids mainly on Spiritual and Scientific Platform. Last but not the least it is a complete parenting based on Ancient wisdom . 

For Registration please contact  98435-73127 / 91504-03471 or website www.srimaantrust.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Does Equality appeal to you?

Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Priya Arangan Adiyars,

Read on, then.

There is a lot of discussion about tolerance between different sects and religions, rights of individuals or groups, equality of different “castes” and genders. The list is only indicative and not exhaustive. There is so much discussion in all kinds of media. Despite the debates one cannot ignore the fact that the very existence of such discussions is a positive situation in India. That is the kind of society we live today in the 21st century. But we must remember, it was not always so. 

Whether it is East or West, one religion or the other, many disputed concepts have been in practice for hundreds if not thousands of years. There is a lot of inertia in the society to change what has been in practice for eons. Sometimes, we lose track of the origin of the practice just because it has been just too long. Historically, it takes a revolutionary (or a few) to change the system and bring in new practices.

Thousand years ago, a great personality named Ramanujacharya walked this Earth causing huge waves in the society. He was not only a saint but also a social reformer, pioneer of sorts, revolutionary, visionary, mentor and the greatest of Gurus.

This is the 21st century and we are still dealing with issues related to tolerance and equality. In ​the ​11th century between 1017 and 1137 Ramanujacharya revolutionized the system by declaring that all are God’s children and everyone has a right to “Bhakti” – love for God, regardless of their birth. They should be allowed into the temple to express their devotion and develop a relationship with God. He personally led them all into the temple at Melkote, near Mysuru. What an uproar that would have caused in the society thousand years ago! But it was His revolutionary action that day that has led us to take for granted that all of us can worship at the temple and rightfully so. 

That was not the only revolution Ramanujacharya did in His days, there were many more. It is worth reading His life history to get to know them all. All of His actions stood for Equality regardless of birth, education, wealth or gender.

To mark the One thousandth year of the birth of Sri Ramanujacharya, a descendent in the disciplic succession of Sri Ramanujacharya, HH Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy has conceived the idea of Statue of Equality – a 216 feet sitting statue of Sri Ramanujacharya.

Statue of Equality will  
1.       Celebrate equality we have achieved together as people historically
2.       Induce positive attitude amidst people for generations to come
3.       Bring livelihood and improve living conditions to a few districts of people in the area
4.       Bring revenue to India via tourism for years to come
5.       Create a new landmark on the world map.
 As citizens of this society, we are all equally indebted to such great visionaries who risked their position, name and fame for the sake of the society. The very fact that He is remembered after thousand years, speaks volumes. It is not very often that we get to participate in the one thousandth birth anniversary celebration of a great personality. As human beings, it is only appropriate that we show our gratitude to such people because of whom we live in a better world.

Do participate in this once in lifetime opportunity.

Details and video tour here - http://sriramanujasahasrabdi.org/


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bhagavad Ramanujar Vaibhavam

Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Priya arangan adiyar,

Our Founder Acharya Sri U.Ve. Parasara Badribhattar Swamy's SVBC TTD-Bhagavad Ramanuja Vaibhavam link address.

SVBC TTD-Bhagavadramanuja Vaibhavam Ep 08 03-06-16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqe0nqgM-WQ

SVBC TTD-Bhagavadramanuja Vaibhavam Ep 12 17-06-16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRNy8z0PqTc

SVBC TTD-Bhagavadramanuja Vaibhavam Ep 11 16-06-16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrF666DPfhs

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blindfolded - III (Final)


Sri:
Srimateramanujayanama:

Priyaaranganadiyar,

(continued…………………………)


We also met the more reticent S...suffice to say, his daughter now lives happily in The US.  Pointing to an almost immobile old-n-blind 70+old, Kannan says, "I recently married his daughter" - and with a shy smile adds, "...looking for a house...for her”!

We quiz Kannan as to how he manages the expenses.  Half-smilingly he replies... "it is a daily challenge; local marriage halls and some good samaritans offer leftover food, some people also give us money when they visit this place..."

We look at him with our breath drawn in....and he continues....

"Sometime back I bought a scrapped auto-body from a roadside shop and got it running. This vehicle is like my right hand. Some of the able bodied people go out in this vehicle and sing in public places. Others make agarbathis which some of them go to the streets and sell"..."We use the vehicle to pick up clothes or leftover-food from near and far places....you just have to give me a call".


​Our volunteer with Mr Kannan of Krish Kaakum Karangal ( right hand corner) .
 
( An account written by one of the volunteers of Srimaan Trust who visited the home and interviewed Mr.Kannan, a noble soul running an orphnanage. Please check earlier mails for the previous posts in this series)


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231, South Uttara Street, Srirangam
Trichy 620 006, Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Ph 09150403470, 09150403471

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blindfolded - II

Sri:
Srimateramanujayanama:

Priyaaranganadiyar,

(continued…………………………)

On 22 March 2016, at the behest of the founder Acharya of Srimaan Trust, we visited the 'blind people's hostel' - as the locals call this place.

Almost 25km south of Srirangam, they are housed in "KrishKaakkumKarangal" (Krish The Saviour Arms - a raw translation), a small house rented for Rs.2500 per month with a thatched roofed hut extension into the nearby road.

As we sit under the ceiling fan in one corner of the hut, we find that the inmates are a heterogeneous group - men, women, a couple of children, some mentally challenged, some unable to move their arms and legs, including 3 who we found needed help even to attend their call of nature, many blind. 

The only common thread that seems to 'unite' the 22 women and 26 men here is 'social-rejection'.  Kannan said he had picked most of them from the streets, abandoned by their kin.

The curious inmate J introduced himself as being from Srirangam, his brother's family no longer wanting to look after him - since 3 months.  Pointing to the lady with an 8 year-old daughter, he said, she was abandoned by her husband, and now lives in the 'hostel', helping with cooking, bathing the inmates and such service. The saving grace is that her daughter is in school.

He adds with great relief in his face, "...here we get food twice a day...if possible we do some help with cooking, washing, caring..., those who can't just sleep in peace".

(…………………….continued )

(An account written by one of the volunteers of Srimaan Trust who visited the home and interviewed Mr.Kannan, a noble soul running an orphnanage. Please check earlier mails for the previous posts in this series)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blindfolded - I

Sri:
Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

As most of us are too engrossed with our day to day challenges in life, we seldom notice how people with disabilities grapple with the challenges posed by life. Please read the following to take stock of the world situation outside and show gratitude to the Supreme and all fellow beings for keeping us in the state we are.

“My father was brought to a bus-station, when he was just 16 years old and abandoned there, because his parents could not give enough care for a blind son!

Life unfolded in different ways...he shared a number of tales of sorrow and good moments from his life...until he left my mother and me, while i was 13!

I studied in a local orphanage and completed my ITI....all of 16, it was time to set foot in the world outside; i had to decide 'how' i could make a living in a world that was full of darkness for my parents !
I decided to look Life in its "eyes" and light a lamp to chase the darkness away....from many others' lives!”

The above his life story was related to us by Kannan with the least bitterness. When asked why he had printed on his card the photo of a woman who had lifted the downtrodden and lepers from the gutters of Kolkata, he replied that she is his idol.

This is the life of Kannan, son of Krishnan, now aged 25, running an orphanage.
(………………..to be continued )

(An account written by one of the volunteers of Srimaan Trust who visited the home and interviewed Mr Kannan)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The nectar of Rama Bhakti


Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Priya arangan adiyars,

Our age oscillates between the frustration born out of excessive indulgence in worldly affairs, and the stagnation born out of a misguided renunciation. To remove the darkness of this age, Svami Ramanuja taught the deep secret of Vedanta which is Bhakti to redeem the people. Bhakti is the loving service of the Supreme Person (Paramapurusha) through all means available to the soul. Bhakti is the fruit of the Lord’s activity itself. It is created and nurtured by the waters of His auspicious attributes (Kalyana Guna). It is to display that the Lord incarnates and drenches His devotees in the waters of His Kalyana Gunas which in-turn lead to the inculcation of Bhakti.  Lord Rama is an excellent example of His incarnation where He won over the hearts of all people by simply displaying His auspicious qualities. We see that even His sworn enemies like Ravana praise His qualities. Such was His influence that He easily aroused Bhakti in several devotees. Sri Ramayana itself is called ‘Floodwater of Bhakti’ or bhakti-vellam by Thiruvarangaththu Amudhanar.

Lord Rama’s qualities have held their impact into Kali Yuga. Across the length and breadth of the country, several saints have emerged in different times captivated by the auspicious glories of Lord Rama.

Through the grace of Lord Rama, who walked the expanse of this country, Sri Ramayana is now walking the expanse of the world through the Sri Ramayana Contest conducted by Srimaan Trust. Spanning ten (10) countries including the UK, Australia and the USA, the Contest was conducted both inside and outside India. Over fifty thousand
​ (50,000) students
​​
participated at
​450 centres in Bharat(India) only​
. Many students scored excellent scores and tie-breakers had to be used to resolve the proficient performance. Transcending language, the Contest was conducted in s
​ix(6)​
languages like English, Tamizh, Hindi, Telugu
​, Malyalam and Kannadam.​


The promise of Brahma echoes in our ears,

yāvat sthāsyanti girayaḥ yāvat saritaśca mahītale |
tāvad-rāmāyaṇakathā lokeṣu pracariṣyati ||

"As long as the mountains stand and so long as the rivers run on this great earth, the legend of Sri Ramayana will nourish all the worlds (with Bhakti)."

Global Level Sri Ramayana Contest @Abudhabi-8.2.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Vijay vidhyalaya - Dharmapuri-22.1.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Kerala schools-- 28.1.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Pondicherry--12.1.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @SriPerambathur-9.2.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Kelaku renga school Srirangam-8.2.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Vignesh sri renga-Srirangam-11.12.15


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Sowdambika school Thuraiyur-12.12.15


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Amirta school Woraiyur-7.1.16


Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Mahatma gandhi school Trichy-12.12.15 



Global level Sri Ramayana Contest @Mam school Siruganur-7.12.15


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