Birthday Puja by Orissa Association Mysore for PM Narendra Modi
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Birthday Puja by Orissa Association Mysore for PM Narendra Modi

September 20, 2021

By Dilip Kumar Misra, President, Orissa Association Mysore

On the occasion of the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Orissa Association Mysore (OAM), performed special puja in the ancient temple of Sri Venkateswara and Bhoga Narasimha, situated on the banks of holy river Cauvery in Belagola, Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district,   Karnataka.

Puja was performed in an auspicious hour on 17.09.2021 at 11 am by the Archaka Sri Srikanth Bhat with Sankalpa in the name of our PM Narendra Damodardas Modi of Anuradha Nakshatra and Karkatta Rashi, with chanting of Vedic hymns and Mantras, for his long and active life with best health. 

Members of OAM wanted to spread the life story of Narendra Modi — how he has worked for the country to become the Prime Minister with honesty, truthfulness and hard work, a living example for everyone. And to bow before Sri Venkateswara and Bhoga Narasimha with consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi and also before the presiding God of Odisha, Lord Jagannath to give long and safe life to Narendra Modi to serve the downtrodden Indians for a long period.

Although the temple is more than 1,000 years old and dilapidated, the stone sculptured presiding Gods and Goddesses are found in good condition, made out of Nadabramhasila. Many devotees have experienced peace of mind, tranquillity and solace while inside the  temple — even some have experienced miracles.

The temple is a property of Government of Karnataka under Mandya District Administration. In August 2003, when a few OAM members trod in to the barren land on banks of Cauvery for immersion of Lord Ganesha and simultaneously in search of a land for Jagannath Temple, miraculously discovered the dilapidated structure. And as if with Gods divine desire and explicit commands, those members of OAM decided to renovate that ruined temple without knowing which God or Goddess is presiding inside. Subsequently, with lot of efforts and running around, permission was obtained from DC Mandya for its renovation. Now first stage of renovation has been completed and daily puja of the deities is being performed since 14th April 2005.

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The location of the temple is fantastic — serene surroundings, one side the murmuring Cauvery and other three sides green paddy fields. Surroundings are sacred. Along the 2.5 km road from KRS Road, there are many temples and sacred places. The Swayambhu Anjanaya, Lakshmi Narasimha and Gurukulam, Devi Maramma, the newly built Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul International School, then Srinivasa Kshetra with Venkateswara and Bhoga Narasimha and lastly the Sarvadharma Ashram, a Sufi establishment in the middle of Cauvery. With involvement from Government of Karnataka and support from public, there is vast scope of converting the area as an important tourist and religious place.

Orissa Association Mysore (OAM) is a non-commercial and socio-cultural organisation established in Mysore in the year 1993 and in the year 1998, it was formally registered under Karnataka Registration of Societies Act 1960 (no.2/98-99).

For any further information, Rabi Narayan Rout, Vice-President (Mob: 98451-13082) and Srikant Das, Secretary (Mob: 94493-23635) may please be contacted. Also OAM’s website: may be referred.

NOTE: D.K. Misra is presently in New York, USA. WhatsApp Mob: 94483-54400 or e-mail:           [email protected]; Website: —Ed

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Birthday Puja by Orissa Association Mysore for PM Narendra Modi”

  1. boregowda says:

    Since Nehru and company took over HINDU temples to loot and plunder, the Hindu temples are now turning a haven for illegal activities, land grab, theft and vandalism. An invaluable chapter of Hindu culture, heritage and history is being lost and no body seems to care.

  2. Gautam says:

    Soon Narendra Modi will be declared as a saint by his followers! As for Congress today, they have no chance. Dynastical.
    In his days despite his mistakes Nehru was widely respected all over the world.
    Modi looking at best as a Fakir now, and at worst an Ahmadabad beggar-he could have made himself more presentable, trimming more of his Santa Claus white beard ( with a turban he would he would look like a Taliban!), meeting Western leaders, and calling US VP Kamala Harris as of Indian origin, while she says she is African-American and so is her father’s homeland Jamaica!
    This saint Modi on a trip to US now, largely ignored , Indian Quad membership ( US, Japan, Australia and India) is diluted, as the US does not trust India under Modi to be of any use in confronting China. Hence, the AUKUS Alliance( UK, US and Australia) taking over.
    Well, well, declare him soon as a saint like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa soon!

  3. Saketa Nivasi says:

    What has happened to Narendra Modi’s friendship with Trump-remember ‘Namaste Trump’, in Ahmadabad, where Modi heralded Trump as his best friend, and in this paper Mr Ganapathy gushing with excitement, wrote an article on ‘Trump with love'(sic). The article declared that India is the closest of ally of the USA, and can get anything Modi wants from Trump!
    Is reverend Narendra Modi on a visit to USA, has an intention of meeting his ‘best friend’ Trump? Or is he like every Indian and Gujarathi, quickly moving away to become best buddy of Joe Biden?
    Nehru, despite his faults, never ignored defeated world leaders, and had always time to visit them privately. He had that stature not to be misunderstood.

  4. Shantala says:

    Deccan Herald reports that Saint and Saviour Narendra Modi will serve his words of wisdom in the 81 st edition of his: ‘Maan Ki Baat’, (reminds any one of the very tasty baats, that served in hotels in Mysuru?). Already his ministers and BJP leaders are praising his visit to the US as a land mark-not remind that it was just a 3-day visit, meeting politicians in power, who as the diplomacy dictates praise India and issue joint statements and forget them soon! ‘Namaste Trump’ and his association which they heralded not long ago, they want Indians to forget and consider Joe Biden and Kamala Harris now!
    He deserve the Bharat a Ratna award they say. After all, the cine actor, the swashbuckling MG Ramachandran
    the CM of Tamil Nadu get it?
    Back to the reality of confronting Chinaand the militarily very powerful Talibans-thanks to papa Joe Biden, who left dozens of stealth attack helicopters, missiles and tanks, worth over $ 80 billions in Afghanistan.
    Saint and Saviour Modi should know whether his boast of: US-India relationship getting stronger when the next time supported by the Talibans, makes a forray into Indian territory!


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