Divine offering:The deities of Radha Govinda amid mounds of flowers at the ISKCON Lotus Temple in Tirupati on Sunday.–PHOTO: K V POORNACHANDRA KUMAR
As desired by ‘Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust will conduct ‘Yoga Mahotsav’ at SV High School grounds in Tirupati on March 23, in which 5,000 persons will take part.
The mega event is meant to not only throw light on the benefits of Yoga, but also help the denizens practice the art, said the Samiti’s district president Kailash Singh Rajpurohit and the Trust’s secretary K.Venkata Reddy.
Sridhar Rao, the State president and Lakshmi Raju, a delegate from Haridwar have arrived here to supervise the arrangements and promised that the Yoga practitioners would not face any inconvenience.
Tirumala Tirupati Parirakshana Samrakshana Vedika members explaining the objectives of ‘Srivari Dandu’ on Thursday.–PHOTO: K V POORNACHANDRA
Seers and sages will soon launch door-to-door campaign to create awareness among people on the growing threat to the Hindu religion and traditions in Tirupati, considered the abode of Lord Venkateswara.
Tirumala Tirupati Pavitratha Samrakshana Vedika proposed to form ‘Srivari Dandu’ to spread consciousness on how Tirupati should be developed as an ideal destination for spiritualism. A band of 52 Swamijis led by Saiva Kshetra Peetadhipathi Sri Siva Swamiji on Thursday embarked on ‘Gadapa Gadapaku Hindu Chaitanyam’, the task of meeting 15,000 Hindu households in the city and enrolling them as members of the ‘Dandu.’
The four-day campaign formally began with the acceptance of the application by noted orthopaedic surgeon Pasupuleti Hariprasad as a member. The Dandu envisages creating awareness on the need to hand over the Tirumala temple to an autonomous body supervised by seers and savants and declaring the Tirupati area, as mentioned in Puranas, as the domain of Lord Venkateswara. “We also want Tirupati, be declared as the spiritual capital, just as Vatican is for the Christians and the Mecca for Muslims ”, demanded the Vedika’s spokesperson Akula Krishna Kishore.
The four NCC cadets who participated in the Republic Day celebrations recently in Delhi made the Tirupati group proud by being adjudged second best in the country.
The Remount and Veterinary (R&V) cadets Shaik Shaheed, M. Ravindra Naik, P.T. Swetha Sri and P. Sambhavi were part of the fifteen-strong Andhra Pradesh contingent that participated in the RDC this year. The State team was adjudged the second best, while the Tirupati cadets came home with a rich haul of four trophies and fifteen medals, including three gold, two silver and six bronze.
Apart from a trophy for the horse show at the RDC, the cadets bagged three more viz., the ‘D-G’s Runner’s-up trophy’, ‘Sharma trophy for tent pegging’ and the ‘Best cadet girl’s trophy’ (for P.T. Swetha Sri).
Institute of Sri Ramchandra Consciousness will conduct a free training programme on ‘Pranahuthi-aided meditation’ at its Kapila Theertham Road premises in Tirupati on February 15 and 16. People can register at http://www.sriramchandra.org or call 0877-223 0431.
Reflecting the global popularity of Lord Balaji, the presiding deity in the hill shrine at Tirupati, the Government of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, will issue collector’s edition of coins dedicated to the deity.
The island nation is an American sub-continent independent country. This is the first time that coins on the Lord Balaji will be issued by a foreign country. The coins will be minted by German Mint and the design of the coin and boxes are being done by a Kolkata-based software consultant Alok K. Goyal. The coins designed in two specifications: 3 Oz pure silver and 65 mm diameter and 1Oz pure sliver 38.61 mm diameter will be cased into specially designed boxes. The silver coins will come studded with Swarovski crystals and a small diamond.
The booking of the coins have started from January 22 and the worldwide rights are with Mr. Goyal of AG Impex, Kolkata. The coins will be released on April 16.
For more details visit website: http://www.coins-n-coins.com or http://www.agimpex.co.in.info