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Viswaroopa Yatra performed
Kanchipuram - 19 Sep. 2013
At around 5.00 pm, Yatra daanam was performed in the Nitya Puja Mandapam at Shrimatham and the yatra commenced. Their Holinesses proceeded on the Vishvaroopa Yatra in a procession. A large number of vedic scholars and students chanted vedic mantras and the Vishnu Sahasranamam. The the gowrikalai and mangala vadyam, considered auspicious, accompanied the procession which was led by the Shrimatam Elephants.
Temple prasadams from the Pachaivannar Perumal Temple and the Mrityunjayeswarar Temple enroute were offered to Their Holinesses. The Semmollanganam was performed by crossing the Kanniyaman Temple on the Northern side of the Kanchipuram Town.
The procession entered the Indra Nagar locality and culminated in the Society Hall there.
Puja to Krishna commenced with the Shloka
After this, the XI Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita was chanted. The assembled scholars, students and devotees repeated the verses from the Bhagavad Gita. The puja concluded with deepa Aradhana for Lord Krishna. His Holiness Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji blessed the devotees with Anugraha Bhashanam in which He outlined the significance of Chaturmasya, the importance of today's Viswaroopa Yatra and Seemollanganam-(crossing the border). His Holiness said that the Krishna Avatara was not merely about slaying evil, but was significant in giving us the Bhagavad Gita. His Holiness mentioned that any activity - whether it is Vedic Chanting, or Japas, or Yagnyas - will be fruitful only if it is done with the Bhakti Bhava, and blessed the devotees to have this Bhakti Bhava in all their deeds. Prasadam was distributed to devotees.
Every year, the Viswaroopa Yatra is performed on the Bhadrapada Poornima day , signifying the conclusion of the Chaturmasya Vratam – that begins with the Vyasa Pooja on the Ashada Poornima day.