Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Development of the Temple

We have been paying attention for the overall development of the temple. In the recent past, Library is updated with more than 3000 books of different kinds; two temples 1) Lord Shiva temple,2) Goddess temple - inside work of refixing polished tiles to the walls has been completed; gardening round the temple with iron fencing is also completed. We propose to complete inside tiles work for the rest of the eight temples; construction of first floor; remodeling of the residential quarters behind the temple - are the work that demands lot of money. Right now, having spent more than a couple of lakhs for the plumber work; water pipe line work and other works aforementioned, we are running tight. As you all know that there is NO REVENUE - not even to the tune of Rs.100 to the temple. Hence the financial burden to run the temple - like payment of salaries, establishment costs, electricity bills, monthly clothing for all the deities, etc are demanding lot of expenses which are basically a must for the temple. It is our desire to distribute pamphlets to all the school children in all the local and surrounding schools with some fundamental material that is needed for the children, with the commencement of the academic year by May 2014. Road rules; loving the country, fellow human beings; respecting elders, women and less fortunate in the society; are some of the educative matters which we have taken up for this academic year. Let us hope that the temple works as a socio-economic reformation center for the society in the days to come. Already we have displayed names of the blood donors and their blood group in the temple so that any needy can directly call the donor and request for the blood donation. Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji and Sow Padmavathy Somidevi

Monday, April 14, 2014

What is that we plan during 2014

I could not update many events of the past years due to many reasons. Now that the available photographs are uploaded, we are aiming for all betterment during 2014. The target is completion of tiles work in the garbhalay for the Shiva Temple and Goddess temple before Shiv Rathri. Garden work to be completed by Sri Ram Navami which falls in April 2014. Tiles works for all the temples to be completed by the end of 2014/ or by sometime during 2015. Library is being updated with as many as 3000 books already donated by me personally to the library that is being maintained for the benefit of local people or visitors. Annadaana is another program anticipated to commence initially for one day in a week. Blood donation campaign; frequent medical check up camps for the rural poor is another activity that is planned. This year we prefer distributing literature consisting of road rules; human behavior and similar such moral aspects to the children in the local schools, besides distribution of pens and pencils being the prasadam of Goddess Saraswathi and this is anticipated during May 2014. Clothes and utensils are arranged for poor people which will be distributed during the Sankata Hara Chartudi time on 19th April 2014. We have all hopes to do our best to the society - as SERVICE TO MANKIND IS NO LESS THAN SERVICE TO GOD. Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji and family members

2013 year was a land mark in our lives, we performed Dasara Navarathri utsav with more vigor and spirit. Poor feeding was done to our satisfaction. Face lifting of the temple started during this period when the internal roof plastering was completed. All these years it was so ugly, but we could not pay attention due to other priorities. This year it is completed by Dasara festival and we performed a number of Yaagas in the temple this year. Amidst many odds in the family front, we paid all attention and attributed priority to the temple work. We aimed for alround development of the temple in the coming one or two years, though it is an individual task financially. Incidentally we have not been asking any one for support; and it is a fact ; no one would voluntarily shoulder financial responsibilities. We do not know how to achieve this, but surely we are aiming for all betterment and better facilities in the temple during 2014/15. If someone wishes to come forward to support us, we do not hesitate to welcome them.

Temple position during 2012

Finally by 2012 we could able to provide sacred arch for Lord Shri Maha Vishnu in the temple.Lot of brass metal was to be melted and financially it costed us heavily since the hands, keeritam etc were also to be simultaneously provided for the idols. Any way,the journey could reach this level by 2012

Temple position during 2011

This is the photograph taken during Sri Rama Navami festival which we conducted for the Sri Rama Navami during 2011. It has been the practice to offer food on this holy ever since we took up the temple into our hands; besides during Nav Rathri festivals dasara time. Poor feeding is another activity for the temple during Ganesh Utsav for 9 days. This is what best we could do till 2011

Temple position from time to time since 2010

This is the position of the temple during 2010. It is really a difficult task to maintain a temple consisting of 27 deities for which at least 27 x 2 = 54 dresses are needed per month, besides daily nivedan, oil for lamps,maintenance, salary for the priest, electricity bills and cleaning charges etc. This became a tough task for our family. Still we trusted Lord entrusted this work to us to shoulder the responsibility and hence we have to do it. Thus step by step we started building up the temple bearing lot of strain and financial burden. Unfortunately or incidentally it became a single person task for this temple, reasons are not surely known to us. This being the only temple of Lord Saraswati and Lord Brahma together = in this Holy country, it is not known why the temple is not catching up to a break even point.

Monday, February 3, 2014

This week Maagh Maas Programs

Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji #303, Vijetha Sanjeevani Apartments, 6-4-8, Musheerabad Main Road, Opp Gandhi Hospital, SECUNDERABAD 500080 E mail shodasisai@hotmail.com Web http://aswamedhayaaji.com Land Line 040 65581368 Mobile 9440422613 2nd February 2014 My dear Friends and like minded persons Regarding : 1) SRI PANCHAMI ON 4th February 2014; 2) Shri Radha Saptami on 6th February ; and 3) Shri Bhishma Astami on 7th February 2014. It is my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on the aforementioned three most important events that are taking place within this week. The first being Sri Panchami relating to the Upasana of Goddess Saraswati - any one particularly children who desire to score marks and excel in education, they may wear Saraswati Tilakam (if available – to be specially prepared) or they may put Kumkum on the Lotus feet of Goddess Saraswati and wear the same between eye brows. It is one of the best times to start New Mantra for Upasana from this day. For more information on this, please refer to youtube and visit Sri Saraswati Vaibhavam to listen to my pravachan on the subject telecasted by Bhakti TV. Sri Radha Saptami –the seventh bright day of Magha Maas is the birth day of Lord Sun. It would be better to perform havan using “arca” leaves or stems and if possible please perform Abhishekam using wheat granules. Head bath is essential on this day. Please prepare “Paayasam” using rice and boiling it in Milk and adding sugar etc and offer the same to Lord Sun. Lord Sun is the planet which can grant up-liftment in career, health and wealth. One can also worship Lord Sun with “arca” leaves and flowers. The most important one is Shri Bhishma Astami which falls on 7th February. It is desirable to offer prayers to Shri Bhishma Pitamah and make Jal Tarpan. It is the simplest of all procedures and only three tarpanams are to be offered. This can be continued till Shri Bhishma Ekadasi. For those who are desirous of having children; for those with “pitru dosh” –this day is a boon to overcome all the obstacles related to the aforementioned. For more information any one can visit my blog http://ritualsandprocedures.blogspot.in/ and follow the procedures mentioned in that. There are many topics covered in the same blog and I shall feel happy if one gains something out of my effort. I shall also feel happy to know any short comings in the write up so that I can get myself corrected. Life is a process of learning, and I wish to be a good student always. Yours affectionately HARA HARA MAHADEVA Dr P V SESHA SAI ASWAMEDHAYAAJI “REPORT ON VISIT TO HARYANA AS EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT OF WORLD BRAHMAN ORGANIZATION FOLLOWS. PLEASE WATCH FOR THE NEXT LETTER”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dates of Maasa Shiv Rathri Abhishekamms in the temple during 2014

The following are the dates of Maasa Shiv Rathri Abhishekams in the temple during 2014 29th January 2014, 27th February 2014; 29th March 2014; 27th April 2014; 27th May 2014; 25th June 2014; 25th July 2014; 23rd August 2014; 22nd September 2014; 22nd October 2014; 20th November 2014; and 20th December 2014. As on today, the new Panchang is yet to be received, however, we have tentatively worked out these dates which might change with a slight difference. However such changes are planned to be posted in this blog from time to time.

Dates of Sree Sankata Hara Chaturdhi Havan Programs during 2014

Sree Sankata Hara Chaturdhi programs are on-going at the temple. Havan will takes place and on most occasions using 1000 modak laddus. The Havan Kund is a permanent structure which is suited for this kind of Havan The dates of the Havan are 20th Jan 2014; 19th February 2014; 20th March 2014; 3rd April 2014; 18th may 2014; 16th June 2014; 16th July 2014; 14th August 2014; 12th September 2014; 12th October 2014; 10th November 2014; 11th December 2014. The dates may differ as per the custom followed in different areas. According to custom of the temple, no Havan will be performed which ends on the same day - on Tues day and Friday - in other words - there will not be any POORNAHUTI in these days, hence Havan program is accordingly adjusted to the custom of the temple.

Important Events during 2014

The following are the important events during 2014 which the Temple would follow 1) Vaikunta Ekadasi ----- 11th January 2014 2) Radha Saptami ---6th February 2014 2A) Sree Mahaa Shiv Rathri - 27th February 2014 3) Sree Ram Navami - 8th April 2014 - Kalyanam 4) Sree Sankara Jayanthi - 4th May 2014 5) Sreee Hanumad Jayanthi - 23rd May 2014 6) Nag panchami - Garuda Panchami - 31st July 2014 7) Sree Krishna Janmashtami - 17th August 2014 8) Sree Vinayaka Chaturdhi - 29th August 2014 9) Nav Rathri -25th September 2014 10) Vijaya Dasami - 3rd October 2014 11) Sree Saraswati Pooja - 1st October 2014 12) Sree Dhanalakshmi Pooja - 21st October 2014 13) Ksheerabdi Dwadasi - 4th November 2014 14) Sree Subrahmanya Shashti - 28th November 2014 Sree Rama Kalyanam is performed on Sree Ram Navami Day; while Sree Girija Kalyanam takes place on Mahaa Shiv Rathri day.

Activities Planned during 2014

Birth dates of the planets as per Shri Skanda Puran / Reva Khand 1) Pushya Krishna Astami 24th Jan 2014 -Birth day of Lord Saturn - abhishekam will be done using KALA TIL DHANYA 2) Magha Sukla Saptami 6th Feb 2014 - Birth day of Lord Sun - abhishekam will be done using WHEAT (YAVA DHANYA) 3) Chaitra Krishna Chaturdasi - 28th April 2014 -Birth day of Lord Ketu - abhishekam will be done using KULATHA DHANYA 4) Vaisakha Krishna Chaturdasi - 27th May 2014 -Birth day of Lord Jupiter - abhishekam will be done using CHANAK(CHENNA) 5) Ashada Krishna Chaturdasi - 25th July 2014 -Birth day of Lord Mars-abhishekam will be done using AADHAK(HARHAR DAL) 6) Sravan Sukla Dwadasi - 7th August 2014 -Birth day of Lord Lord Venus - abhishekam will be done using RAJAMASHA 7) Bhadrapada Krishna Chaturdasi - 23rd Sept 2014 - Birth day of Lord Rahu -abhishekam will be done using MASH(URAD DAL) 8) Kartik Sukla Dasami - 2nd November 2014 - Birth day of Lord Moon - abhishekam will be done using TANDULAM (RICE) 9) Margasira Sukla Saptami - 29th Nov 2014 - Birth day of Lord Mercury - abhishekam will be done using MUDGAL(MOONGDAL) These calendar dates are reckoned as per CHANDRA MAANA - there might be a little difference of month as per other systems using in different part in the country, BUT THE DATES REMAIN SAME. There is no change of the date as per any calendar. The abhishekam is as per the DHANYA OF THE LORD. There are nine different plants/trees denoting the relevance to the planets, similarly, there are nine seeds which are as above. We sincerely wish that each of you should prosper and those who have belief in Hindu Sciences may follow above.

what is taking place in the temple during 2014

Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji #303, Vijetha Sanjeevani Apartments, 6-4-8, Musheerabad Main Road, Secunderabad A.P 500080, Phones Mobile 9440422613, landline 040-65581368 http://aswamedhayaaji.com. shodasisai@gmail.com 21st January 2014 My dear friends and like minded persons RE: SRI BRAHMA MAANASA SARVA SIDHI KSHETRAM It is my pleasure to write to you about the unique temple for which we were entrusted to serve as Managers, at the Lotus feet of Great Gods. The temple is situated in Adityanagar, Gurramguda Village very close to LB Nagar circle and within the city of Hyderabad. Most interestingly, the temple blesses the devotees in the assembly of Gods where Lord Chintamani Ganapathi; Lord Subrahmanya Swamy; Lord Arthanareeswara Swamy; Lord Shri Prasannanjaneya Swamy; Goddess Gayathri; Manovancha Phala Sidhi Vayu Lingam; Naaga Dosha Nivaraka Naaga Devata; Kalyana Kaaraka Shri Mangalnatheeswara Swamy; 9 Nava grahas; besides Lord Brahma along with Goddess Saraswathi; Lord Vishnu along with Sridevi and Bhoodevi; Lord Shiva along with Goddess Uma Devi; Shri Kasi Viswanath; and the presiding deity being Goddess Shri Raja Rajeswari Devi along with Goddess Annapurna and Goddess Chandi (Durga) are all present. It is unique because 1) Lord Brahma is present in the temple along with Goddess Saraswathi; 2) All the three – Brahma Vishnu Maheswara are present; 3) Shri Mangalnatheeswara Swamy is the main deity which keeps any one free from Kuja Dosham; besides a specially constructed Yagna Kund; a good number of books in different languages – by virtue of this, this becomes a socio-economic-spiritual centre. We desire to take up NITYA ANNADAANA KARYAKRAMAM; STARTING OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY; STARTING OF FREE MEDICAL CHECK UP AND AID CENTRE; AND MANY SUCH. 2014 being a take off year, we are also planning to celebrate the birth dates of all the nine planets. We have introduced a scheme where upon payment of just Rs.1116/- a family gets the following benefits -1) daily prayers in the names of the family members; 2) daily abhishekam; 3) 12 Sankata Hara Chaturdhi Homams in a year; 4) 12 Maasa Shivarathri abhishekams; 5) participation in Shiva Kalyanam on Mahaa Shivarathri day and Shri Rama Kalyanam on Shri Ram Navami Day. Besides this, prasadam will be mailed for 12 times in a year. All this is just for Rs.1116 /- per family. Those who desire to support the activities they can also contributed for specific sevas if they so desire. All the details gets updated in a specific blog http://brahmamaanasasarvasidhi.blogspot.in. PLEASE make use of the opportunity. Yours affectionately HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI ASWAMEDHAYAAJI

Monday, January 13, 2014

Re-activating the temple activities to suit the need of all sections in the society - 2014

We desire to upkeep the activities of the temple during 2014 in a most suitable manner that suits the need of all sections in the society. The activities which we plan during this year are 1) Re-opening of the Library for the benefit of all people; 2) conducting of medical camps in the temple premises on a regular basis - to commence with - once in month by the specialist doctors in Allopathic and Homeopathic medicines just FREE OF COST to the local people; 3) educative programs to the locals in respect of maintaining neatness on the roads and in the locality, besides vehicle usage on the roads in tune with RTA rules; 4) clothes and utensils distribution program to the poor and the needy at frequent intervals etc. However, several spiritual activities are also taken up since the premises is a Hindu Religious place where several deities are blessing the people. A list of the activities that are taken up are separately mentioned in this blog. The management committee is re-constituted for 2014.