Vijaya Yatra - Shrimatam Camp at Munganda - Report


Vijaya Yatra updates - Camp at Munganda Village
21-23, November, 2022

Pujya Sri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal arrived at Munganda on 20th November night from Iragavaram. At Tanuku Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies Sri Karumuri Venkata Nageswara Rao received His Holiness at his residence and also two other visits. Enroute Purnakumbham was given at Narendrapuram village before arriving at Munganda village.

Munganda village was visited by Pujya Kanchi Mahaswamy in 1937. The village is known for scholars in Vedas & Shastras. Jagannatha Pandita a great scholar in Alankara Sastra of 17th Century belonged to this village. Late Sri Pulya Umamaheshwara Sastry who is native of this village has written 175 shlokas in Sanskrit language on Sri Kanchi Mahaswamy as early as in 1930’s.

The village known as ‘Munikhanda’ in Sanskrit is a very serene place conducive for Dharmic pursuits. The Agraharam area has about six streets and the village has a high school & a college. The people here are mostly agriculturists and the place has a perennial supply of copious Godavari water channeled through canals. There are two Shiva temples and a community run Mantapam which is used for Ganapati Navaratri festival. This Mantapam in the name of Chinthamani Ganapathi is where Sri Chandramouleeshwara Swamy Trikala Puja is being held. On Monday, which was Alpa Dwadashi, Karthika Somavara & Pradosha, His Holiness performed first two Kalam pujas from 6AM to 10AM and gave darshan. Karthika Somavara Puja commenced at 3 PM. Ekadasha Rudra Abhishekam was performed and the Deeparadhana completed at 8:30 PM. Vedic scholars from Rajahmundry and nearby villages also participated in the Ekadasha Rudra Parayanam.

On Tuesday His Holiness went round the village before Pujas and visited both the Shivalayams (Sri Rajeshwara Swamy & Parvathi Amba Sametha Shiva Swamy)in the evening. As it was Masa Shivaratri Laksha Bilwa Archanas were performed and completed with Deeparadhana in the presence of His Holiness. Later His Holiness performed third Kala Puja.

Today His Holiness commenced Puja at 7 AM and just completed Trikala Puja. Teertha Prasadams is being blessed by His Holiness now . After a few visits the camp is moving today evening to Perur village.

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