Sahasra Bhojanam to 1000 Vedic Priests on December 31, 2017!


SAHASRA BHOJANAM FLYER (1)-page-001SAHASRA BHOJANAM FLYER (1)-page-002SAHASRA BHOJANAM FLYER (1)-page-003SAHASRA BHOJANAM FLYER (1)-page-004All the details are mentioned in the above flyers. The organizers need Sponsors for this noble event at a place called Vedal (which is about 10 kms from Kanchi) on December 31st, 2017. Our Acharyas have granted the Sri Mukham for the Event.

Requesting everyone to do their might for this, please.

Thanks to Mahalakshmi Shyam for sharing this with us.

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  1. May I humbly refer you all to an answer given by Prof K V Seshadrinatha Sastrigal to a question on the above subject, appeared in the Shakthi Vikatan dated 31.05.2011.

    சஹஸ்ர பிராமண போஜனம் என்ற வகையில்… வேத அத்யயனம் செய்த வைதீகர்களுக்கு தைல ஸ்நானம், வஸ்திரம், ஆசனம், தீர்த்த பாத்திரம் கொடுத்து, போஜனம் செய்விக்கிறார்கள். இதைத் தினந்தோறும் செய்து, குறிப்பிட்ட காலக்கெடுவுக்குள் பூர்த்தி செய்கிறார்கள். இதன் நோக்கம், இதனால் ஏற்படும் பலன்கள் என்ன?

    – வி.வெங்கட்ராமன், செகந்திராபாத்-9

    உயிரினங்களுக்கு உணவளிப்பது உயர்ந்த கொடை. அதிலும், ஏழை – எளியவர்களுக்கு அன்னதானம் செய்வது சிறப்பு. வேதம் ஓதுபவர்களுக்கு அளிக்கப்படும் உணவு அவரது பசியை ஆற்றுவதுடன் நில்லாமல், நமது கலாசாரத்தை காக்கும் பணியிலும் இணைகிறது. வேதம் கற்றுணர்ந்தவர்களுக்கு அன்னம் அளிக்கும்போது, அவருடன் வேதமும் காப்பாற்றப் படுகிறது. அறத்தின் அடிப்படை வேதம்; மொத்தக் கலாசாரத்தின் உறைவிடம். அது காப்பாற்றப்பட்டால் கலாசாரம் அழியாமல் இருக்கும்.

    இறைவன் உணவை நேரடியாக உட்கொள்ளமாட்டார். அவர், நாம் அளிக்கும் உணவைப் பார்த்து மகிழ்பவர் (த்ருஷ்ட்வாத்ருப்யந்தி). ‘அக்னி வடிவில் உயிரினங்களின் உடலில் உறைந்திருக்கிறேன். நான்கு விதமான உணவு வகைகளை ஜீரணித்து, அவனைப் பசியாற வைத்து மகிழ்விக்கிறேன்’ என்று கண்ணன் சொல்வான் (அஹம் வைச்வாநரோபூத்வா ப்ராணினாம் தேஹமாச்ரித:… பசாம்யன்னம் சதுர்விதம்).

    ஆக, உண்பவரின் உடலுக்குள் உறைந்திருக்கும் இறைவன், அதை நேரடியாக ஏற்றுக்கொள்வதால். அன்னதானம் வாயிலாகக் கடவுளுக்கு நேரடியாக உணவளிக்கும் சந்தர்ப்பம் கிடைத்து விடுகிறது. தானத்தில் அன்னதானம் தனிச்சிறப்பு வாய்ந்தது.

  2. This is a noble cause100 percent no doubt. Periyava blessing will be always on you. But this budget keeping ordinary people away from participating in this .kainkarya. Think of that too. You might have noticed three comments only about this. Fix some amount reachable by everyone.sorry if if I had hurt you.

    • Mahaperiyava Charanam.
      Dear Ma’am,
      Firstly, thank you for your wishes. We understand that the overall estimate might sound high. But it is important to understand the split up. The expenditure per Vedika is Rs 5000 and this includes 3000 of Sambhvanai , and 800 for Dhaanam and the rest for transport and food. We are expecting around 3500 people. So the cost obviously extends to a minimum of at least 65 lakhs to 70 lakhs.
      And also, the persons contributing RS 5000 each for a Vedika is entitled to perform , along with the spouse, paadha prakshaaram to the Vedika , at Vedal. There is also no minimum ceiling for contribution. We are only doing this for lokashemam and several people have started to lend helping hands for the positive vibrations. Thank you.

  3. I am sending a cheque payable by KKN Br. of SBI for Rs. 10,001/- for this noble cause. R.Subramanian, Retd. BS/BPCL, now living in California State USA.

    • Mahaperiyava Charanam. Thank you so much sir, for your wonderful gesture. We would be sending the receipt to you as soon as we receive it. Kindly send in your contact detail for receipt, to the below mentioned number .
      Thank you.

      Balaji Venkatesan
      Secretary of Sahasra Bhojana Committee
      Contact : 9840147051.

  4. When people keeping in mind the Vedic culture with the permission of our Acharyas are doing this great event we should participate and contribute for the success of it . Let us not post anything that would affect the motivation of such noble people.

  5. Don’t collect money find sponsor for each Brahmin . Maha periyava always against collecting money. He will send sponsor. Stop collecting money the event will be successful

    • Periyava was never against collecting money. On the contrary, He advised collecting money, even if it was as less as Rs. 1, from one and all, so that the participation of the society is involved on a large scale and the punyam benefitted from the satkaryam reaches the larger populace. Hence, please think twice before commenting.

  6. Commentators here need to understand the concept of Sahasra Bhojanam. It is not just mere feeding of food but also involves daanam of different varieties such as vastram, umbrella, aasanam, gold coin, silver vessel such as panchapatram, footwear, etc, in addition to a sambhavana/dakshina. And also, there is the cost of the sambhavana to be paid for the officiating priests. Hence the combined cost works out to Rs. 5000 per vaidika. Therefore, please become aware of facts and concepts involved and only then give out your comments. Please go and witness a sahasra bhojanam event and understand the sanctity of the same.

  7. 60-70 Lakhs for feeding 1000 Brahmins?

  8. A very noble effort, but it should reach the really needy Vedic scholars. It would be nice if we could know the modalities, how much for Bhojanam, how much for Dakshinai, and how much for overhead expenses. Our family will certainly participate providing a modest monetary support. Hara Hara Shankara Jeya Jeya Shankara.

  9. Great cause! But Rs 5,000 per Vaidika towards Bhojanam is on quite higher side. We need to do many such events every year, but they have to reduce the cost by half.

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