Mysuru: Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s 76th birthday festivities will be held from May 20 to May 27 at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Dattanagar here under the auspices of Sri Avadhoota Datta Peetha.
The celebrations coincide with the 19th Brahmotsava of Sri Datta Venkateshwara Kshetra and 20th Anniversary of Nada Mantapa. Daily programmes at 8 am include Srichakra Puja and Maha Ganapathi Homa.
May 20 (Sunday) 6 pm: Inauguration of festivities by Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan, Sri Parakala Swamy Mutt, Mysuru.
Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji and Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji graces the occasion.
May 21 (Monday) 9 am: Brahmotsava festivities at Sri Datta Venkateshwara Temple; 6.30 pm – Hindustani vocal concert by Jayateerth Mevundi.
May 22 (Tuesday) 10 am: Chaitanya Archana; Conferring of Datta Peetha titles, Veda Nidhi – V. Ganeshan, Tirupati; Shastra Nidhi – Ch. S.N. Murthy, Sringeri; Nada Nidhi – Vid. S. Shankar, Bengaluru; Asthana Vidwan – Sri PrabhakarJogalekar, Ratnagiri; Asthana Vidwan – Sri Ganti Dattatreya Shastry, Kanchipuram; Asthana Vidwan – Manda Sudharani, Karnatak vocal, Vishakapatnam; Vishwa Bandhu – Kamal Jain, Nepal; Sasya Bandhu – Prajakta Kale, Pune; 6.30 pm – Jugalbandi concert – Nada Nidhi Kadri Gopalnath on Saxophone and Vid. Pravin Godkhindi on Flute.
May 23 (Wednesday) 9 am: Inauguration of Books and discourse by Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji; 6.30 pm – Special Music programme by Vidu.Bindu Subramaniam, Vid. Ambi Subramaniam and Vid. Mahesh Raghavan.
May 24 (Thursday) 9 am: Symposium on Sachchidananda Neeti Mala; 6.30 pm- Teppotsava of Sri Datta Venkateshwara Swamy in Saptarshi Sarovara.
May 25 (Friday) 9 am: Brahmotsava Abhisheka to Sri Datta Venkateshwara Swamy; 6.30 pm – Karnatak Music by Vid. Mysore Nagaraj and Vid. Abhishek Raghuram, Vid.Kaaraikudi Mani – mridanga, Vid. Yogesh Samshi – tabla, Vid. Giridhar Udupa- ghata.
May 26 (Saturday) 9 am: 76th birthday celebrations of Sri Swamiji; 10 am – Annual Gnana Bodha Sabha Conference; 6 pm – Divya Nama Sankeertana by Sri Swamiji.
May 27 (Sunday) 9 am: Distribution of charities, Samarpana by devotees; 6 pm – Sampoorna Bhagavadgita Parayana.
For details contact Ashrama office on Ph: 2486486 or Temple office on Ph: 2483200