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Update on SAMARAJYA PATTABHISHEKAM.

From: Malolan Cadambi (mcadambi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 13:13:46 PDT

                   srimathe malola narasimhAya namaha
Dear Bhaktas,

About two weeks back, adiyen posted an article in the bhakti list about
U.Ve.Sri Sreenivasa Desikachar's upanyasam on SAMARAJYA PATTABHISHEKAM
which was conducted at Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple,
Malleswaram,Bangalore.

Let adiyen give you all a  brief description of the Temple.
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Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy Temple is one of the oldest Sri Vaishnava
Temple in Bangalore.The temple was established during the year 1902 by
Sri Vaishnavas living in Malleswaram. The temple is located in the town
of Malleswaram ( which is one of the oldest towns in Bangalore ). It
stretches the full length of East Park Road and West Park Road, 11th
Cross,Malleswaram. The area of the temple is about 140 X 25 Sq. Ft.

Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy is the Moolavar. His consort his Sri Rukmini
thAyar. The other sannidhis are :
Sri Nambi Narayana Swami, Sri Kondanda Ramar, Sri Anjaneyar, Sri
Sudarshanalwar, Sri Ramanuja Charyar,Sri Nammalwar, Sri Poykai Alwar,
Sri Bhutam Alwar,Sri Thirumangai Alwar, Sri Thirupan Alwar,Sri Periy
Alwar, Sri Andal ( seperate Sannidhi exclusively for Andal ), Sri Kula
Shekara Alwar, Sri Tondaradipodi Alwar, Sri Pey Alwar, Sri Madhura Kavi
Alwar.

Sri Manavala Mamunigal, Sri Pillai Lokacharyar, Sri Vedantha Desikar are
also present.

The Brahmotsavam is conducted during the month of March - April. Apart
from Brahmotsavam, kalyanotsavam, dolotsavam, Nammalwar Thirunakshatram,
Thiruaadipuuram, Prathisthapanotsavam, Sri Jayanthi, Navarathri Utsavam,
Unjal Utsavam, Vedantha Desikar Thirunakshatram, Manavala Mamunigal
Thirunakshatram, Thirunakshtram for all the alwars, Pavithortsavam,
Deepavali Utsavam, Vishnu Deepam, Quotarotsavam ( Is conducted both for
Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy as well as Sri Kodanda Ramar), Sri Ramar
Prathisth-apana-mahot-savam, VAIRAMUDI, etc.

Apart from the above mentioned Utsavams, Discourses ( Upanyasams) by
Ubhaya Vedantins takes place frequently in this temple. Lots of Acharyas
have had dasrhan of Sri Venugopala Krishnaswamy here.

The arhcakar of this great temple Sri B.R.Madhava Narasimha Bhattar (
Babu  Bhattar) has visited the temple at Bridgewater, Cinncinnati,USA.
Some of the bhaktas in this list may have met him.

adiyen, since his birth 18 years back, has been associated with this
great temple.adiyen is a Sree Padthangi at this great temple. adiyen is
most thankful to the all pervasive SRIMAN NAARAYANA for giving adiyen a
chance to perform a  kainkaryam.adiyen hopes sriman naarayana will give
adiyen more chances in the future to perform more kainkaryams.

adiyen along with other bhaktas are in the process of creating a website
for the temple. It will be launched on Janmashthami ( August 23rd) this
year. We will be putting in all details ( history, location, utsavams,
etc.,) soon. ( http://www.geocities.com/srivenugopala )

adiyen also moderates the official newsletter for the temple. Please
subscribe to this newsletter. It will inform you about all the activites
of the temples, festivals coming up and other activites ( viz,
upanyasam., etc)
For more details on how to subscire please visit
http://www.egroups.com/group/srivenugopala or simply send a email to
srivenugopala-subscribe@egroups.com or simply reply to this email.

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U.Ve.Sri Sreenivasa Desikachar completed his upanyasam on Samarajya
Pattabhishekam on August 13th 2000. On the same day, Pattabhishekam was
conducted for Lord Sri Kodandaramar under the divine grace of HH Sri
Sampathkumara Jeeyar of Yadugiri Yathiraja Matham who was present at the
divine ocassion.

We expected a turn out of about 100 - 200 bhaktas since it was a sunday
morning. We did purchase about 600 plantain leaves for the sake of
prasadam distribution for the event in the morning and Garudotsavam (
which was a Kainkaryam by Sri B.Ramdasappa and Family) in the evening.
But to our surprise a large congregation of about 750 - 800 bhaktas were
present throughout the ocassion. We had to rush to the city market to
purchse extra 250 plantain leaves.

The event started at around 10:00 AM IST. We expected the event to end
by 12:00 PM. Not surprisingly the event ended at 3:30 PM. Prasadam
distribution alone took about 2 hours! For the Brahotsavam which was
held during March - April 2000, atleest 1500 - 2000 bhaktas were present
throughout.

Evening at around 7 PM, Garudotsavam ( Mantapadi Seva at the residence
of Sri.B.Ramdasappa & Famiy) was held. The event ended at around 10 PM.
Sri Nathamunigal Thirunakshatram was also held parallelly.

adiyen sri malola narasimha dasan,

Malolan Cadambi.







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