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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