Vasantha Navarathri Mahotsavalu: We are all very fortunate to have celebrated Vasantha Navaratri in HH auspicious presence. Celebrating Ugadi & Sri Rama Navami in Sri Swamijis’ divine Presence is a true Blessing. Swamiji’s visit was a huge success. Neither the cold weather nor work schedules stopped us from attending all the events. The falling snow actually bought an amazing smile to Sri Swamijis’ face.
Celebrating Ugadi in the presence of Swamiji was memorable. Everyone felt that the Edurukolu function the day before Kalyanam was like a festive occasion in their own homes. Our fresh flower Mandapam is the talk of the town. Kudos to that! Our traditional way of welcoming was cute! Our young volunteers did a terrific job! The live music was apt and melodious. Food was delicious!
We all had a wonderful retreat and blissful time with Swamiji.
First National Convention: To celebrate the first 10 years of JET USA activities the first national Convention was organized in Orlando Fl from May 23 – 26. The devotees from all over USA and world over attended the event. The convention had participants from India, New Jersey, Dallas and many more chapters. It was a fun filled event with amazing dance, singing and acting performances. There was also Various pravachanams by Sri Swamiji, laser show, Health awareness presentations.
Sri Saketha Uthsav: was held on April 7th at North Brunswick High School. It was a fun filled cultural program, with the participation from more than 200 talented artists. This program was organized to increase awareness of the upcoming construction of Ram Mandir in Jeeyar Asramam Premises.
Samoohika Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam: On Aug 18, With the grace of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, JETUSA had conducted Samoohika Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam at the Ukrainian cultural center. The Kalyanam was presided over by HH Sri Swamiji himself. Over 700 people attended and over 300 kalyanams were performed simultaneously. Sri Swamiji gave the devotees idols of Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuma. The devotees also performed the kalyanam of Sita Rama under the aegis of Sri Swamiji.
Samoohika Upanayanam: On Aug 19 For the FIRST TIME in USA His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji presided over Samoohika Upanayanam ceremony conducted in Jeeyar Asramam. The Muhurtam ( time) was at 9:02 AM and 6 kids received Bramhopadesam at this auspicious time.
Charama Slokam explanation: On Sep 12 & 13 HH Sri Swamiji explained Charama Slokam in detail. Great acharyas consider the Charama Sloka, the 66th Slokam of 18th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, as the essence of Bhagavad Gita, and the ultimate divine message that Lord Sri Krishna wanted to deliver to Humanity. HH Sri Swamiji chose this occasion to deliver the divine discourse on Sri Krishna Charama Sloka.
Highlights of HH Sri Swamiji Visit August 2013
Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Winter Camp : was conducted in Jeeyar Asramam from Dec 23 to Dec 27: . The students in camp learned yoga, meditation, bhajans, Vedic math, along with Vishnu Sahasranamam.
HH Sri Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji, who is the disciple of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, observed the Cha:turma:sa deeksha in 2012 during His visit to USA. Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji gave discourses on Srimad Bha:gavatham and Ramanuja Nuttrandadi, which were telecast live on Internet to devotees all over the world.