25th year Rayara Aradhana @ Markayankottai

Hare Srinivasa,  

With the blessings of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu, I had been to Markayankottai as usual for the Sri Raghavendra Swamigala Aradhana. This year happen to be the 25th year Aradhana @ Markayankottai. The pratishtapana of this mruthika brindavana happened in the year 1987. Ever since we have come a long way.

The highlight of this year was the presence of great vidwans like Sri Raghukannachar, Sri Ramakrishnachar (both from Triplicane, Chennai) and Sri N Srinivasarao from Srirangam. All of them gave an inspiring and thought provoking Pravachana on the auspicious occasion and we all were overwhelmed with the turn of events on the three days. After Abhisheka to Sri Rayaru, Alankara, Kanakabhisheka to Sri Prahladarajaru, Rathorsava, Pravachana by pundits followed. There was a parayana session on Lakshmi Shobhane on Friday(3rd Aug) by the ladies as well. We had the Srinivasa Kalyana event on the Madhya aradhana day and people attended in large numbers.

The Quiz program conducted by Smt Saraswathy Sripathy Editor, Tamil Tathva Vaadha, was a major success with children and elders participating enthusiastically and answering the questions on Madhwaru and Rayaru. Also there were interactive sessions with pundits on all the days and this helped the devotees to get clarifications on the questions they had on our achara/anushtaana. Sri Raghavendrachar, Chennai and Sri Visvesa Sriram participated in the prashna-uttara session and gave clear reasons and answers for the questions posed by the bhaktas. This was enlightening for everyone.

Please click on the below links to view photos from this year’s Aradhana celebrations:

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|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by S. Babu Venkatesh on August 9, 2012 at 9:55 am


    it was a nice effort..gratifying to see our home town and our Rayaru..

    year on year the event is getting better with glory all over.

    may he continue to bless us.


  2. Posted by Suseela Nagarajan on August 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Can you please guide me as to how to reach Markayenkottai from Chennai?

    The nearest railway station to reach this place from chennai?



    • Posted by S. Babu Venkatesh on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

      madam..thanks for the mail and curiosity..you can get down at dindigul and board a bus which is bound for Cumbum. you should get down at chinnamanur. from chinnamanur, our markayankottai is 2kms. please visit the place and share your experience. share what you observed in the serene village and our mutt.


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