Thanks to all devotees in and around Chicagoland who attended the Jayanthi event for Periyava. With Periyava’s blessings the event went well. On 8th (Fri), we had roughly 120 suvasinis who participated in Lalitha Sahasranama Kungumarchana – absolutely fantastic to see all of them doing aradhana to ambal. On second day, since it rained hard in the morning, some of the folks who planned to attend couldn’t make it. Despite we had a good participation of 50+ ritwiks for Mahanyasam & Ekadasa Rudra parayanam followed by Rudra Homam.
We are grateful to have Sri Chandrasekara Gurukkal & Sri Kalyanasundaram Sastrigal to conduct this event along with Sri Mallikarjuna Sarma.
Special thanks to devotees from Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, St. Louis who drove all the way to attend this event. Also a big thanks to Satheesh, another Cognizant employee, ardent Periyava devotee to send us a lot of fresh Vilvam leaves for archana…We had a wonderful time doing ashtotram using those at the event. Thanks to our vakkil Anna Sri Venkatasubramanian for giving me that lovely Kreedam when I met him last week in India…
The event was simple but successful as we did everything possible for Mahaperiyava. Sincere thanks to all volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to help us out.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t take much photos/videos as I was busy running around. Here is a small clip from the event….
It was a treat to our eyes to look at how Mahaperiyava was looking with all alankarams (Thanks to Meena Subi!), Kreedam like a Maharaja! I call Him Chicago Maharaja!