Guru Purnima – Vyasa Puja 6:00 pm
The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru purnima than on any other day. The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On this day, disciples offer pooja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (spiritual guide). In addition to having religious importance, this festival has great importance for Indian academics and scholars. Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars.
Many Hindus celebrate the day in honor of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest Gurus in ancient Hindu traditions and a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition. Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing the Brahma Sutras on ashadha sudha padyami, which ends on this day. Their recitations are a dedication to him, and are organised on this day, which is also known as Vyasa Purnima.
January 1, 2019: Sri Sri Maha Periyava Aaradhanai-Mahotsavam
Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava’s Aaradhanai falls on January 1, 2019. In keeping with the tradition of following the teachings of Maha Periyava, Brahmasri Chandramouli Narayanasastrigal and SKCC have planned “Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava Aaradhana-Mahotsavam” – a GRAND and devotion-filled way to start the New Year 2019 with a unique event where we have 10,000+ times chanting of Sri Rudram. Register NOW as a Ruthvik / volunteer for this one of a kind event.
Being the 25th year of Maha Periyava’s Aaradhanai and also his 125th Jayanthi celebrations year, SKCC plans to perform Kanakabhishekam for Sri Sri Maha Periyava. Here is the rarest of opportunities to be part of the kanakaabhishekam to Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava Paadukaas.