Thanks to Sri Lakshminarayanan for sharing me the invitation. Sri Lakshminarayanan and his family’s interview can be seen here (https://youtu.be/-XwCcMKfzWs)
On behalf of one of the oldest sanatana dharma spiritual satsangs, Sree Ramakrishna Bhajan Sabha, Bangalore, I am very pleased to share the announcement of their plan to conduct atirudram in March 2021 with the blessings of Sri Periyavas of Kanchi and Sringeri.
It is astonishing to know the facts behind this Sabha – it was started in 1951 but was formally registered in 2002 and since then they have been successfully doing weekly satsangs without any break – these only exhibit the sincerity and dedication of the trustees and anugraha of gurnathas. They not only do satsangs but also various other charitable activities – annadhanams, providing support for needy, promoting Sanskrit and Kannada as local language etc with the help of devotees, satsang members and philonthropists.
The specialty of the Sabha is the performance of “Abhinayam with Vesham” where the members dressed up as divine characters (as prescribed in Indian Mythology) enact the songs being sung during the Satsang. People of all ages participate actively in this special program. This visual treat creates a powerful impact in the minds of devotees.
Since we have quite some time for this event, this announcement is only a heads-up. I am sure the current COVID-19 situation would improve soon and not impacting this event in anyway. Please stay tuned for more updates as we get near to the event. As always, please extend your support when it is time!
Please visit https://www.rkbst.org (or) contact the office bearers in the flyer for any questions/details.
We wish this organization all the best to make this a grand success!
Aunm Nama Shivaya!
High Level Activities involved
|1||160 Vedic Scholars are expected to participate in Athirudhram 2021 for a period of 11 days (12 Ganams x 11 People including Rudra Homam) + 16 people for Chathur Veda Paraayanam, 12 people as backup.|
|2||80 Vedic Scholars from Bangalore and the rest from outside Bangalore (Sringeri, Kanchipuram, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Chennai, Chidambaram, Mathur and Shimoga) are expected to Participate|
|3||We plan to buy and give 2 sets of Dhotis, Panchapathram set, Aasanam, Vibhoothi, soap etc to all the Vedic Scholars. In addition, Mat, Bedsheet, Pillow to outside Bangalore Vaideekas|
|4||We must arrange Boarding and lodging for 80 Vedic Scholars coming from outside of Bangalore nearer to the venue for a period of 12 days. Also, we need to plan for stay arrangement to 50 volunteers for a period 16 days who are expected to come for service from outside Bangalore|
|5||Vehicle requirement for picking up Vedic Scholars early in the day to the venue and drop them back to their stay location|
|6||Approximately 1500 devotees are expected to attend daily program during Athirudhram on normal days and close to 2000 devotees during the weekend. We need to provide Food, Coffee, Snacks to the devotees attending the function for all the 16 days.|
|7||Reception committee to be established to receive the Vedic Pandits, devotees coming for the function & give them adequate comfort for all the 16 days.|
|8||Approx. 80-100 volunteers required per day to oversee the Vedic scholars during Athirudram pooja (Decoration of Ganam,Abhisheka Dravyam, Vedic Samaradhana etc),also managing the Annadhanam for general public, Parking of devotee’s vehicle, travel plans, Prasadam Distribution, Receiving the artists, arranging the stage, cleaning the place, removal of Nirmalyam flowers, removal of Annadhanam Garbage daily etc,|
|9||Providing food to the Underprivileged homes, Old age homes, Blind school, Deaf & Dumb schools in and around Bangalore (approximately 5000 inmates)|
|10||Major Items required for Annadhanam per day :Rice -200 Kgs, Sugar 50 Kgs, Dal 50 kg, Milk 300 Lts, Gas Cylinders 12 Nos, Coconut 300 Nos, Vegetables, Food plates 2000, Ghee & Oil etc.|
|11||Major Items required for Pooja per day: Pure Cow Ghee 15Kgs, 150 kgs fresh flowers , Jingely Oil, Coconut 150, Pooja vessels 14 sets, Wood logs 100 Kg, 500 Cow dung cakes etc|
|12||Vehicle arrangement for Senior Citizens attending the function from Parking location/Domlur Bus stand to venue and back|
|13||Cultural programs include: 8 days with Discourses, 2 days with concerts, 6 days Bhajan programs.|
|14||Program coverage through Television, hoarding @ prominent locations (2 months in advance), Prime new papers, magazines.|