Here is an announcement of a mega event forthcoming in Bengaluru. I have personally known the organizers and the Swamiji heading the Mutt for over 15 years . Even if one may not be able to participate in the event, the very study of the said works of Shankaracharya in a discussion environment will be of immense benefit for one’s sadhana.
SHIVA LAHARI on 5th Dec 2010
Palace Grounds, Bangalore. time 4.00 pm
Spearheading the efforts to spread and imbibe teachings of Sri Shankara Bhagavadpada over the last 12 years, Vedanta Bharathi has taken up ‘Dashashloki Mahabhiyana’. Through this movement Vedanta Bharathi in Bangalore is reaching out to over 10 lakh devotees towards reciting and understanding the teachings of the Dashashloki, Nirvana Shatkam and Gurvastakam. These stotras are composed by Sri Shankaracharya. Lakhs of devotees will sing these stotras in chorus at Palace Grounds, Bangalore at 4.30pm on Sunday, 5th December 2010. This event “SHIVA LAHARI” will be held in the divine presence of His Holiness Sri Sri Shankara Bharathi Swamiji, the Peethadhipathi of Yadathore Sri Yoganandeshwara Swaraswathi Math.
Through the grace of Sadguru, these stothras enable us to experience the pure and eternal ‘blissful self’ within each one of us. This message of universal oneness is also the gist of Upanishads which is condensed in these Stotras. This effort will go a long way in building a better society by enabling every individual to identify his own self in all other beings. Men, women and school children including all those who participated in Soundarya Lahari Abhiyana are requested to attend any of the 2000 free Parayana Kendras spread across Bangalore to learn the stotras and join the chorus at Palace Grounds on 5th December. Lakhs of devotees will be participating in this event. Vedanta Bharathi is confident of bringing a change in the society through these efforts. The Soundarya Lahari abhiyanas of 2006, 2007 and 2008 was attended by over one lakh devotees and all four Jagadguru Chaturamnaya Peethadhipathis graced the occassion.
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamiji of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham is the Chief Patron and His Holiness Sri Sri Shankara Bharathi Swamiji is the Patron of Vedanta Bharati.
Please take part with family and friends in this historic and fulfilling discovery of universal oneness on 5th Dec 2010 at 4.00 pm at Palace Grounds, Bangalore and be recipients of Divine Grace and blessings of Sadguru
For further information contact; C S gopalakrishna 9845121153, Simha HNLN 9845049550, U S Krishnamurthy 9448568930. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
A booklet of the three stotras with meaning (Rs5-) and CD (Rs20-) is available for speedy learning.
Here is some more information on the selected works:
“Shivoham” Booklets published in both Kannada & Samskrit-English versions are available for Rs 5/- each and Audio CDs are available for Rs 20/- for speedy learning, from Vedanta Bharati office [+91-80-26674998 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-80-26674998 end_of_the_skype_highlighting]
They are also uploaded on YouTube with Streaming feature.
Pls click on the following Links to Listen to any of the Three stotra-s:
Gurvashtakam : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd96yHczJWU&feature=related
Nirvanashatkam : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlDrPsjFgg&feature=related
Dashashloki : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAt9f_fZGhg&feature=related
THOSE IN THE US OR CANADA MAY CONTACT SMT. LALITHA KODANDAPANI [lalitha pani <email@example.com
Dr Shankar H N