Vande Mataram

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mahasannidhanam of Sringeri arrives at Chennai

It has been a long wait for the Sringeri devotees of TamilNadu especially the ones of Chennai. We have had the Holy presence of Sri Mahasannidhanam during his earlier visit in 1995. It has been 17 years since, and we have been praying for his visit and have been anticipating. His Holiness has given his consent to visit Chennai during his tour of Southern States. Southerners were ecstatic.We've been following His Vijaya Yatra right from 26-Feb-12 mentally and through media. The Chennai visit was confirmed with Kumbabhishekam of Sharadha temple at Kodambakkam, but the duration of His visit was still a matter of discussion.


Finally we had the D-Day (Divine Day) on 14-Jun-12 when Sri Mahasannidhanam set His Lotus feet on the soil of Chennai. On that day, T.Nagar was decorated and bustling with festivities. His Holiness arrived at 7 PM at the Sringeri Vidhyashram amidst chanting of the Vedas and Singing of Abhang inter alia. 


        

An august galaxy of dignitaries lined up to receive the Mahasannidhanam. Easily notable figure to common man was the Chennai Mayor. Many spoke welcoming the Holy Jagadguru, but the highlight was the words of the CEO & Administrator of the Math Dr GowriShankar. It was officially announced that the Jagadguru will be camping at Chennai for 90 days to observe Chathurmasya.  The CEO booked a permanent place in the heart of Sringeri devotees of Chennai by praying an extension of His Holiness' stay at Chennai till Navarathri, meaning that we can have the Holy presence of the Jagadguru till October'12.

When the Mahasannidhanam started his Anugraha Bhashanam (Benedictory address) the microphone got ecstatic and gave some static. Before starting His address the Mahasannidhanam advised people not to applaud in the midst of his speech as he may get a confusion. Do what now? Confusion for Him? He gotta be kidding. No. Wait a moment. Yeah.... that is His way of telling not to disturb His speech by applauding as we may end up clapping for every sentence spoken.

Then He started His address. He said Bhakthi (piety) was born in Tamil Nadu as per a sloka chanted often by Prathasmaraneeya Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamiji. Could not help wondering with worry on the problems faced by Bhakthi at her birthplace.

He also said that without accepting God we cannot answer many questions in our worldly life, leave alone the spiritual one we wish to lead. He also took a dig at the atheists stating that their attempts in finding answers to many questions without accepting God have gone futile, and cannot bear any fruit.

Only with Guru's and God's blessings one can get the desired and due results for his/her efforts. Though he/she will get some sort of a remuneration for the efforts put in, one cannot get the full and due results to his satisfaction without Guru's and God's blessings.

He concluded his address stating that he has a lot of time to speak as he is going to stay in Chennai for a long time.  He also added that if the Divine Will be, he would have no reservations in observing the Navarathri celebrations in Chennai,.

His disciplined disciples were listening to him till he chanted "Hara Nama Parvathee Pathaye.... Hara Hara Mahadeva" and then there was ripple of applause akin to the sound of rain.

SRI GURUBYO NAMAHA! SRI GURUBYO NAMAHA!! SRI GURUBYO NAMAHA!!!

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