Swamimalai Meet held
30 Sep. 2014

Camp Chennai

Vatuka Bhairava Puja

A meeting of devotees whose Kuladaivam is Swamimalai Swaminatha Swamy was held on 30 Sep. 2014 in the presence of HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji. His Holiness blessed the meeting with Anugraha Bhashanam. His Holiness stressed the importance of Veda Parayana, the need for Veda Parayana, efforts of our Acharyas for its protection, Swamimalai Veda Parayana as a part of Vedic protection programme, the motto of "Vidyayai Poshikkanum - Vidwangalai Rakshikkanum" meaning Protection of Knowledge and Honouring of Scholars & Loka Kshema. Pujyashri Acharya Swamiji also mentioned the starting of Rigveda Monthly Veda Parayana event at Vaitheeswaran temple which is called in Tamil as Pullirukkavelur meaning, where Rigveda worshipped the lord. His Holiness told that several such schemes have to be taken to connect Veda Parayana with temples to increase the "Chaitanyam" (sanctity) of the temples.

About the Parayanam

The eternal and sacred  Vedas are the very basis or root of our Sanathana Dharma.  Vedas are the sustaining divine force of the universe bestowing all round prosperity to the entire humanity.   Vedic Studies, rendering Veda Parayanam and Veda Parayana Sravanam  (i.e. attending Veda Parayanam), all these are the most effective means  towards universal prosperity, one’s emancipation  endowing ‘Parama Sreyas’.
    His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 68th Peetadhipathi of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam had taken upon Himself, with missionary zeal, the task of  working for the preservation of Vedic tradition, culture, practice, and propagation of this vast Vedic treasure, in its pristine pure form, handed down to our generation by our scholarly ancestors.   We are all indebted to the Sage of Kanchi, our Paramaacharya, as HH is popularly referred to, that but for His Holiness’s  forethought, instinct and unstinted  efforts,  some of the rare sakhas  like ‘Atharvana Sounaka’  would have been lost for ever.      

    With this background, Their Holiness Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Jagadguru Sri Sankara Vijayendra Sarawathi Swamiagl, the 69th & 70th  Peetadhipathees of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam directed that  Nithya Veda Parayanam be organized at Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy Temple. 
This apt selection of venue is significant that the “Poorvaasrama Kuladaivam” of  HH MahaPeriava Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarawathi Swamigal is Swamimalai Sri SwaminathaSwamy;   besides,  Swamimalai is one of the six sacred Subramanya Kshetrams where the Divine Son Subramanya, assumed the name of Swaminathaswami and  initiated  “Pranavopadesam’ to Father Lord Siva. 

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