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Gita Jayanthi – 30-Nov-17

Hare Srinivasa,

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Today is the most auspicious Gita Jayanthi. On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Lord Sri Krishna through Arjuna has given the Eternal Message to the world that is suitable and relevant at all times. You can see this sacred text(entire Gita) being carved on the walls of Sri Geeta Mandir near Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

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Here are the links to Pravachana on Geeta by Sri Puthige Swamiji and Vidwan Sri V Prabhanjanacharya.

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Sri Vyasanakare Prabhanjanacharya

1) Geeta Mahatme

2) Srimad Bhagavad Gita

3) Gita Vivruti by Sri Rayaru

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|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

 

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Gita Jayanthi Celebrations @ Udupi Geetha Mandir

Hare Srinivasa,

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita Jayanthi was celebrated in a grand manner as usual in Udupi kshetra on 10-Dec-16. Along with Paryaya Pejavar Swmaijis, Sri Suvidyendra Theertha Swamiji and Sri Puthige Swamiji also particiapted and graced the devotees with their anugraha sandesha. 

|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||

Sri Bhagavad Gita Pravachana by Sri Gothe Narasimhachar

Hare Srinivasa,

Sri Bhagavad Gita Pravachana Malika      



Srimad Bhagavad Gita Pravachana

By

Sri Gothe Narasimhachar

Coimbatore

Venue


Parimala Mantapa

Yathi Thraya Sannidhana

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt

16, 10th Street,
NANGANALLUR,

CHENNAI 600 061
Ph: 22671575

Date 26-Oct to 30-Oct-14
Time 06:30 PM

 

As we are in the last 10 days of the auspicious Chaturmasya Vratha, here comes an opportunity to listen to Lord Sri Krishna’s words in Bhagavad Gita. All are Welcome for the pravachana. This pravachana is part of the Sri Bhagavad Gita Pravachana Malika series.

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

 

 

 

Sri Gita Jayanthi – 24 Dec 2012

Hare Srinivasa, 

We are in the very auspicious Dhanur Masa and we have Sri Gita Jayanthi on 24th Dec, Ekadasi day. What an auspicious day for us!! As you are aware, this type of jayanthi celebrations is not being observed for any other grantha/stotra. Only Gita Jayanthi is celebrated in a big way. This is on this day Lord Sri Krishna delivered the universal and suitable for all time sandesha to the mankind.


Gita is very dear to Sri Madhva. His maiden work is ‘Gita Bashya‘. Later Acharya Madhwaru has penned one more grantha by the name ‘Gita Tatparya‘ thereby emphasizing how important Sri Bhagavad Gita is to everyone. Also our great guru has quoted shlokas from 15th chapter in many of his granthas. Gita is very dear to Sri Krishna as well. In this work He has addressed Himself as ‘Purushotama‘.

‘Purushotama’ is not a mere name. All the ‘jivas’ in this cosmos can be classified under two groups namely ‘Kshara’ and ‘Akshara’. As He is superior to both these classes, he is Uttama Purusha. He has said that it is quoted in the Vedas and is also well known in this world. This is the essence of all ‘shaastras’. One who has understood this concept is ‘sarvavith’ – ‘Sa sarvavith bhajathi maam’.

‘Sarvavith’ and ‘Sarvajna’ carry the same meaning. ‘Sarvajna’ is Sri Madhva’s name. There is no other ‘Mathacharya’ with this name. Therefore Lord Krishna on the day of Gita jayanthi itself declared to Arjuna that, ‘In kaliyuga only Madhva who has correctly understood the ‘Purushotama Tatva’ will be presenting this ‘tatva’ through his ‘Sarva Moola Grantha’.

Let us not miss this divine opportunity on 24th and chant yatha sakthi parayana of Gita Shlokas on this day and earn the blessings of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu. Gita Mahatmya is extensively discussed in Padma Purana and even chanting one Shloka of Gita everyday will do a lot good for us and bring immense benefits. And we need to note here that, Gita Chanting is very easy even for beginners as Lord Sri Krishna has said those great words in simple form and not difficult like Taittiriya Upanishad or Pavamana Suktha. Still if you need some help, please click on the below link to listen to this sacred Gita Shlokas. 

|| Sri Krishnarpanamastu ||

Bhagavad Gita – 18 Shlokas for daily parayana

Hare Srinivasa,

Today is Sri Geeta Jayanthi. What an auspicious day!! Already it is Ekadasi(Hari dina) and this day is very dear to Sri Vishnu. And top of it, today is also celebrated as Geeta Jayanthi day. Lord Sri Krishna selected this day to give His Amruthavani to the entire world that are very relevant even today through His dearest disciple Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. We need to note only Gita has the distinction of being celebrated in this fashion and we don’t know the day when other epics like Ramayana/ Mahabharatha were released to the world.

Enough has already been said and written on this great Bhagavad Geeta. How we can quantify the punya we will get by chanting these shlokas that has come out direct of Lord’s mouth!!! It is for this reason our great guru Shriman Madhwacharyaru has written TWO granthas on Gita namely Gita Bhashya and Gita Tatparya to grace us.  No other acharya has done this. Madhwaru has done this only to emphasize the greatness of Gita to us and this shows how much Acharyaru revers and celebrates Bhagavad Gita.


The greatness of the Gita:

Its excellence is vindicated as perennial philosophy and sacred Scripture rolled into one. It substantiates the disguised words of the Vedas and the Upanishads in ordinary words for the sake of common people without any loss in their spiritual significance and so appeals to everyone who has a religious penchant. Its glowing message is duty and dedication to the divine. Sri Madhwacharya says it is the honey of the Mahabharatha-parijatha.

Sri Madhwacharya posits that the main theme of the Gita is the primacy, Supremacy and independence of Paramatma. The Gita has undoubtedly establishes Sri hari’s Supremacy in the beginning(2-17) in the middle(7-7; 7-14) and the end(180-62; 18-66) of the Scripture; and total surrender to Him alone would be the wanted boat for the Jeeva, to cross the occean of samsara. Cognising the supremacy of the Lord dedicate all acts without aspiring for its fruits to the Lord with devotion.

To interpret the Highest Brahman with the intended meaning of the words is not easy and safe and requires Sri Madhwacharya’s GITA BHASHYA and GITA TATPARYA and Sri Raghavendra Swamy’s Gita Vivrutti. These alone reveal the heart of the Gita and could read the doctrines in it. We know Gita is one grantha that has been translated in many of the World’s languages and there are umpteen materials on this available in the streets; but they would not take you anywhere; they are just sheets of papers with some ink marks on it. If you need to understand the true meaning of Gita, you need to depend on our Acharyaru’s grantha only.

Sri Madhwacharya’s twin commentatires establish the Hari Sarvothama concept and highlight the Dwaitha tenets like the rays of the Sun and the Moon illuminating the world, says narayana Panditacharya in Sumadhwa Vijaya(15-75).

In this regard Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha Trust, KK Nagar, Chennai-78 has done a commendable job and a great service to our society by bringing out the book SRI KRISHNA’S Words in the BhagavatGita with their meaning with Bhashya of Sri Madhwacharya in Two parts.  

The 18 shlokas for Parayana purpose (ASHTADASASHLOKI) are printed in bold font and if these 18 selected shlokas are chanted with devotion, meaning and proper inquiry and feeling(Anusanhdana) it would bring it its wake lots of merit to the devotee.  These shlokas can be found listed below :

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BOOK DETAILS:

Published by:

Sri Madhwacharya Seva Sangha Trust,

1395, 31st Street, 6th Sector,

K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 2474 0049.

Price :  Rs. 50 each.

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Part – I

Part II:


||  Sri Krishnaarpanamastu  ||

Bhagavad Gita Parayana @ Nanganallur Rayar Mutt – 06Dec11

Hare Srinivasa,

Bhagavad Gita parayana @ Yathi Thraya Sannidhana, Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Nanganallur on 06-Dec-11, Geeta Jayanthi day.

Date:          06-Dec-2011 (Ekadasi)

Time:         08:00  AM

Program:   Bhagavad Gita Parayana 

Venue:     Yathi Thraya Sannidhana, SRS Mutt, 16, 10th Street, NANGANALLUR, Ch-61.


Please join in for the Gita parayana on this very auspicious day and get the blessings of Sri Hari Vayu Gurugalu.

||  Sri Krishnaarpanamastu  ||

Nine Gems in Bhagavad Gita

Hare Srinivasa,

In the earlier post on Gita, we had a look at the Gita Mahatmyam. Here are some Quotable Quotes from great scholars on the Gita:

  • It is the quint essence of Mahabharatha.
  • Its enduring value is not only for Indians but for all mankind.
  • The Gita is not a mere revered book of the Hindus, but is also a book of Universal Wisdom. The Gita is the most beautiful and perhaps the only true philosphical song existing in any known language of the world. It must be the most profound and sublime thing to be found in the whole world. Certainly, the entire mankind should ever be grateful to the Lord for having given this most holy, sacred, rational, logical, unique and extrardinary scripture namely, the Bhagavad Gita.

In this post the focus in on the 15th Adhyaya of Gita, namely the Purushothama Yoga. Since the supreme Lord is above Kshara and Akshara, He is known as Purushothama. The fifteenth chapter sings the glories of the Paramatma, and illustrates all the nine tenets that form the backbone of Madhwa Siddhanta. Sri Madhwa Siddhanta is in tune with the song of Geetacharya. So madhwa Siddhanta is Krishna Siddhanta, Madhwa matha is Krishna matha. The five slokas of Purana Purushothama Yoga, 15th Adhyaya (shlokas 16 – 20)forms the heart of Bhagavad Gita. The entire vedantic philosophy, the result of the benefit are condensed in these 5 slokas.

If one recites these five slokas, he would get punya, as though he has recited the 20 slokas of that Adhyaya, as though in turn having recited the 700 verses of Bhagavad Gita, as though in turn having recited 1,00,000 Granthas of Mahabharatha.

These five slokas only tell about the “Nine Gems” of Dvaita School, which is shown here in a brief way.

Please find below the text from the 15th Chapter.

Please click below to listen to these sacred slokas:

These slokas cover the entire Vedanta in a Nut shell. The Nine Gems of Dvaita Sastra are conained in these slokas.

1) Hari is Supreme –

In the verse 18, it is stated that Paramatma is far superior to Chaturmukha Brahma and others, who have thier bodies subject to destruction. He is far above and Uttama to Lakshmi who never had perishable body.

2) World is Real –

In the verse 17, it is aid that he enters into the three worlds. If the worlds are false, how can He enter inside.

3) Hari is Supreme –

(i) Difference between Jadas: In the verse 17, it was stated as three worlds and so there is difference between Jadas.

(ii) Difference between Jada and Jiva :     In the verse 17, since Sri Krishna states that He has entered inside the worlds,

there is difference between Chetana and Jada.

(iii) Difference between Jiva and Iswara: In the verse 17, it was stated that Uttama person is a different one. In the

verse 18, it was stated that Sri Krishna has surpassed Mahalakshmi and other Devatas.

(iv) Difference between Jivas: In the verse 16, it was stated that Chetanas are of two kinds.

(vi) Difference between Jiva and Jada: In the verse 16, it was Chetanas – Jivas who have perishable bodies and not

having such bodies.

4)  Groups of Jivas are obedient servants of Sri Hari –

In the verse 17, it was stated tthe He supports all and nourishes them also.

5)  Gradation between Jivas are there  –

In the verse 16, there who have perishable bodies are inferior and such do not have such bodies are superior.

6)  Mukti is the enjoymenet of one’s innate bliss-

In the verse 20, krutakatyasya is stated which means Mukta.

7)  Pure devotion without any blemish is the Sadhana for Moksha –

In the verse 19, it is stated that Sri Krishna says, sarvabhavena bharata.

(8)  Three Anu-Pramanas – Jnana Sadhanas –

In the verse 16, emow by this pratyaksha is proved – perception

In the verse 17, He protects the three worlds, by this by inference. It can be done that He is the most supreme.

In the verse 18, vede loke cha – in the Apoursheya and Authorship Granthas – by these Agamas are metioned.

9)  Hari can be known only by Agamas –

In the verse 19, Sri Krishna says that the devotee who knows like this, has known all sastras. So Agamas are covered and God can be known by Agamas only.

Hence these five slokas are very important and contain the essence of Vedanta Sastras.

Courtesy and Thanks :  Sri T S Ragavendran, CBE (TSR)