Hari Om! Namaskaram. We had a wonderful Youth Camp ‘LOL’ – lots of learning, lots of love and lots of laughter at Varkala Sivagiri, Kerala from 27th July to 30th July. Around 38 youth who are mainly associated with cultural classes organized by Bala and his team at Chennai participated in the camp. The camp site was so picturesque with a lake behind, crossing which there is a beautiful exclusive beach and vast expanse of ocean. The resort too was very compact with all modern amenities. On the whole it was four unforgettable days, one with nature in God’s own country! We took Avvayar’s Aathichudi, Bharathiar’s Puthiya Aathichudi and Atma.
Hari Om! Navaratri celebrations at our Atmalingeswara temple went off well as planned. All Her grace! Sri Kishan Butt who is a Sri Vidya upasaka (with traditional mantra deeksha etc) performed Prana Pratishta for Srichakra Mahameru on Friday 20th October morning. Prana pratishta was done as per sastra and tradition with kalasa sthapana (invoking Ambal in kalasa), Nava avarana pooja and Srividya homa followed by kalasa abhishega to Mahameru. Now Srichakra Mahameru is a vibrant power house of Ambal adorning Karunamba sannidhi which bestows all auspiciousness to ashram and the devotees! Friday 20th October evening a special Srichakra sodasha upachara pooja was done placing Mahameru in a decorated altar outside.
Once a wise thinker said “When our plans align with God’s, we succeed!” .The same thought could be portrayed a bit differently and elaborated as follows from a spiritual standpoint – “When a sankalpa is made by a pure mind that has surrendered to the Supreme Lord, it is not a desire or wish of an individual ego but a will of the Divine…it has to succeed!” Our Sri Ramana Vichara Yatra is a perfect example of this. Our Swamiji had a thought at the start of the year – why not undertake a yatra across our country with the aim of spreading and sharing Bhagawan’s teachings among our fellow beings? That spark grew in magnitude and.