8-day 75th birthday celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Swamiji
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8-day 75th birthday celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Swamiji

Conferring of Datta Peetha Titles from tomorrow

Mysuru: As part of the Diamond Jubilee and 75th birthday celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji and 19th anniversary of Nada Mantapa, Sri Avadhoota Datta Peetha has organised the following programmes at Nada Mantapa, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Ooty Road, Dattanagar, here from May 21 to 28:

May 21 (6 pm): Inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Swamiji will be held in the gracious presence of Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Suttur Mutt, Mysuru; Sri SugunendraTeertha Swamiji, Puttige Mutt, Udupi; Sri Nirmalananda Natha Swamiji, Adichunchanagiri Mutt and Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji, Datta Peetha, Mysuru.

M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, and Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India; H.C. Mahadevappa, Minister for Public Works Department, GoK; R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Heavy Industries, GoK; Tanveer Sait, Minister for Primary & Higher Education, GoK; Pratap Simha, MP, Mysuru-Kodagu; M.K. Somashekar, MLA, Krishnaraja, Mysuru; Vasu, MLA, Chamaraja, Mysuru; G.T. Devegowda, MLA, Chamundeshwri, Mysuru and S.A. Ramdas, former Minister, GoK, will be the guests of honour on the occasion.

May 22

9 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Rudra Homa.

10 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta Peetha Titles: Pravachana Nidhi: Malliyur Parameshwaran Nambudiri, Kerala and PradeepTaranekar, Indore; Asthana Vidwan: Venu Gopala Ghanapathi, Kumbakonam (Rig Veda); Dattatreya Ghanapathi Gullapalli, Rajamundry (Yajur Veda); Krishna Madhukar Paluskar, Parabhani (Sama Veda); Srikrishna Srouti, Tirupati (Sama Veda); V. Praveen, Bengaluru (Mridanga); P. Unnikrishnan, Chennai (Karnatak Vocal); Jayateerth Mevundi, Hubli (Hindustani Vocal) and Udyogamandalam Vijaya Kumar, Kochi (Devotional Vocal); Jayalakshmi Puraskar: Annapurna Kashyap Chitta, Mumbai; Datta Peetha Bandhu: Vasudev Goplani, Surat; Shukavana Prashasti:  S. Shiva Prakasham, Trichy.

6 pm: Hindustani Vocal Concert by Vidu. Sangeeta Katti.

May 23

9 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Anjaneya Homa.

10 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta PeethaTitles :Nada Nidhi: Amjad Ali Khan, New Delhi (Sarod); Pravachana Nidhi: Bachampalli Santosha Kumar, Hyderabad; Asthana Vidwan: K. Chandrashekhara Ghanapathi, Tirupati (Yajur Veda); Prof. Veeranarayana Pandurangi, Bengaluru (Nyaya Shastra); V.S. Gurunatha Ghanapathi, Chennai (Yajur Veda, Meemamsa Shastra); Sripada Satyanarayana, Tirupati (Vyakarana Shastra); Trichur R. Mohan, Chennai (Mridanga); Shertalay Ranganatha Sharma, Madurai (Karnatak Vocal); Ram Kumar Mishra, Varanasi (Tabla); Arjun Kumar, Bengaluru (Mridanga); Shek Mabu, Nuzvidu, (Veena); Datta Peetha Bandhu: Narayana, Mysuru; Shukavana Prashasti:  A.R. Vijay, Chennai.

6 pm: Hindustani Sarod Concert by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

May 24

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9 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Narayana Homa; 10 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta Peetha Titles: Veda Nidhi: Sengalipuram Sundararama Deekshitar, Chennai (Yajur Veda Shrouta); Pravachana Nidhi: Aralumallige Partha Sarathi, Bengaluru; Kalanidhi: K. Vishwanath,  Hyderabad (Cinema); Asthana Vidwan: Anantakrishna Amai, Bengaluru (Yajur Veda); Srikantha Dixit, Collegal (Shaiva Aagama); Charumati Ramachandran, Chennai (Karnatak Vocal); Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, Bengaluru (Mridanga); Sanjeev Abhyankar, Pune (Hindustani Vocal); Asthana Chitrakara: K. Somashekhar, Bengaluru (Painter); Datta Peetha Bandhu: K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief, SOM (Journalism).

6 pm: Jugalbandi Concert by Vid. Mysore Manjunath on Violin and Pt. Ronu Majumdar on flute.

May 25

9 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Dattatreya Homa.

10 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta PeethaTitles: Veda Nidhi: Sridhara ADI, Gokarna (Atharva Veda); Shastra Nidhi: Goda Venkateswara Shastry, Chennai (Vedanta Shastra); Nada Nidhi: Guruvayur Dorai, Chennai (Mridanga); Bombay Sisters — C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, Chennai (Karnatak Vocal); Vishwa Hindu: Narayana Mohan, Singapore (Community Service); Pravachana Nidhi: V. Rajagopala Ghanapathi, Chennai; Pavamana Achar, Bengaluru; Asthana Vidwan: Subbaraya Hegde, Sringeri (Meemamsa Shastra); Dr. Suma Sudhindra, Bengaluru (Veena); Sukanya Ramagopal, Bengaluru (Ghata); Sasya Bandhu: Renu Vysh, New Delhi; Datta Peetha Bandhu: S. Jayaraman, Chennai (Community Service).

6 pm: Performance by Royal Danish Ballet of Denmark.

May 26

8 am: Sri Chakra Puja,  Mrutyunjaya and Ayushya Homa.

9 am: Pratyaksha Pada Puja to Sri Ganapathy Swamiji and 75th Birthday Celebrations.

10 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta Peetha Titles: Veda Nidhi: Virupaksham Koundinya Ghanapathi, Tirupati (Rig Veda); Nada Nidhi: T.H. Vinayak Ram, Chennai (Ghata); Kadri Gopalnath, Chennai (Saxophone); A. Kanyakumari, Chennai (Violin); Venkatesh Kumar, Dharwad (Hindustani Vocal); Pravachana Nidhi: Matturu Markandeya Avadhani, Matturu; Chaganti Koteswara Rao, Kakinada; Kala Nidhi: K. Brahmanandam, Hyderabad (Cinema); Jayalakshmi Puraskar: Urmila Aiyappan, Singapore (Community Service); Vishwa Bandhu: Dr. K. Gunaratna, Singapore (Buddhism); Dr. Jayaram Lingamanaicker, Singapore (Cardiologist); Vishwa Hindu: Dr. T. Chandroo, Singapore (Community Service); Prof. Peter Schreiner, Switzerland (Hinduism Studies); Asthana Chitrakara: Ross Rosin, USA (Painter); Asthana Vidwan: Balan Nair, Singapore (Astrology); Girishnath Jha, New Delhi (Linguist).

3 pm: Bhagavad Gita Rathotsava and Gita Parayana; Presenting New Guinness World Records to Sri Ganapathy Swamiji.

6 pm: Karnatak Vocal Concert by Malladi Brothers — Vid. M. Sriramprasad and Vid. M. Ravikumar.

May 27

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8 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Navagraha Homa.

9 am: Distribution of charities.

11 am: Chaitanya Archana – Conferring Datta Peetha Titles: Veda Nidhi: Dendukuri Venkateswara Yajulu, Hyderabad (Yajur Veda); Nada Nidhi: Rajan Mishra and Sajan Mishra, New Delhi (Hindustani Vocal); Ayyagari Shyama Sundar, Vijayawa; Pravachana Nidhi: Vaddiparti Padmakar, Eluru; Asthana Vidwan: Balaram Singh, USA (Scientist, Indologist); A.V. Radhe Shyam, Tirupati (Yajur Veda, Nyaya Shastra); Kuppa Viswanatha Sharma, Tirupati (Yajur Veda, Vedanta Shastra); B.G. Srinivas, Bengaluru (Karnatak Flute); Sudhanshu Kulkarni, Belagavi  (Harmonium); Ravindra Yavagal, Bengaluru (Tabla).

6 pm: Datta Symphony by Dr. L. Subramaniam and CD Release.

May 28

8 am: Sri Chakra Puja and Devi Homa, etc.

9 am: Samarpana by devotees.

6 pm: Group singing of Guru Gita by Devotees.

May 17, 2017

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