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Vyasa Puja & Chaturmasya (31st July to 28th September 2015 at Kanchipuram)

Chaturmasya Vrata will commence with Vyasa Puja on 31st July 2015 and will conclude on 28th September 2015 with Vishwaroopa Yatra. Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peethadhipathis Jagadguru Pujya Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal and His Holiness Pujya Shri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal  will observe Chaturmasya Vrata at Srimatam Samsthanam, Kanchipuram. 

1 Aug 2015 - Jayanthi Mahotsav of HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal
27 July 2015 - Shrimatam Camp returns to Kanchipuram
Sama Veda Parayanam commences in Jayantipur, West Bengal - 17 July 2015
Veda Parayan performed at Brahma Sarovar, Kurukshetra - 17 July 2015

Camp Andhra - Updates:

Kovuru - Pushkaram - Video Updates

Kovuru - Pushkaram -Vidwat Sadas held

Machilipatnam- Visit to Ganesh Temple- 3 July 2015

Machilipatnam- Visit to Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple- 3 July 2015

Machilipatnam-Arrival- 3 July 2015

Gurzada visit - 2 July 2015

Temple visit in Guduru

Vijayawada - Pournami at Krishna Ghat - 1 July 2015

Vijayawada -Visit to Vinayak Temple

Vijayawada -Visit to Veda Patashala

Vijayawada -Visit to Kanakadurga Ammavaru Temple - 2 July 2015

Vijayawada -Visit to Sankara Matam - 30 Jun. 2015


Atharva Veda Sammelan held in Gujarat - 10 & 11 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated at Orikkai- 10 Jun. 2015
Camp Nemilicheri - Events - 5 - 10 Jun. 2015
Camp Nemilicheri -Temple Visits- 5 - 10 Jun. 2015
NRI Parents' Meet Held - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa Patashala Building Opened - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa patashala Building - Gruhapravesham - 4 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated - 2 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi Celebrations - Sahasra Suvasini Puja held - 2 Jun. 2015

Just as "illakanam", the Tamil word for grammar, is derived from the Sanskrit "laksana", so too a number of other words that have to do with grammar in that language are of Sanskrit origin. For instance, there are two terms used in Tamil grammar, pakuti (pahuti) and vikuti (vihuti). To illustrate in the word "Ramanukku" (for Raman ), "Raman " is pakuti and "ku" is "vikuti". Both terms pakuti and vikuti are derived from Sanskrit grammar. "How do you say so? " it might be asked. "Is it not pakuti an original tamil word derived from "pakuttal? "

Pakuti in the sense of that which has been divided is indeed a Tamil word. But I say that there is another pakuti that is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit "prakarti". It is in the sense of "prakarti" that the word "Raman" in "Ramanukku" is described as pakuti. As for "vikuti" it is from the Sanskrit "vikriti": there is no such word as "vikuttal" in Tamil corresponding to pakuttal. From the undisputed fact that vikuti is from vikriti, we may conclude for certain that pakuti is from prakrti.

(Vikrti also called "pratyaya", that which gives many meanings to the same prakrti. When it is said "Ramanai aditten"-(I) beat Raman-the pratyaya "ai" added makes Raman the person who is beaten. If it is said Ramanal adipatten-(I) was beaten by Raman-the prakrti Raman with the al makes him the one who beat. )

It is not my purpose to claim that Sanskrit is superior to Tamil. When do feelings of superiority arise to make us happy? When we are conscious of differences between what we believe is "ours" and what we believe is "theirs". Where we to have racial bias, we could be tempted to speak in appreciative terms of what is "ours" and to deprecate what is "theirs". If we realise that to harbour feelings based on racial differences is itself wrong, that our languages have sprung from the same family, from the same cultural tradition, there will be no cause for speaking highly of one language at the expense of another.

On the subject of grammar I have mentioned certain facts and it is not my intention to elevate one language above another.

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