Today marks the advent of the Telugu New Year, Jayanama Samvastara Ugadi, denoting Victory. Celebrating the advent, ‘Panchanga Shravanam’ (recitation of religious almanac pertaining to the coming year) was conducted by noted Vedic scholar Kuppa Siva Subramania Avadhani this morning at the Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam.
Delivering the Panchanga Shravanam in chaste telugu, the erudite scholar delved in detail, speaking about the greater significance of the festivity, speaking of the Supreme Glory Of Baba and read out the predictions for various star combinations.
Next to come was Baba's Discourse aired on the public address system. Man has progressed much with his worldly achievements but has narrowed down in his mind. The day when he gives up his selfishness he will reap the real benefit of Ugadi, echoed Bhagawan narrating the beautiful story of Lord Vishnu’s mission, sending Narada, in search of the best of His devotees. Bhagawan ended His Divine discourse with the bhajan “Prema Muditha Manase Kaho…”
A carnatic concert entitled Bhajan Sandhya by popular carnatic vocalist OS Arun marked the evening of Ugadi 2014 at Prasanthi Nilayam .Elevating the audience to heights of devotion ,the singer with his penchant devotion for Krishna ,sang for an hour.
The venue was tastefully decorated with symbolic festive greenish tinge – “Pachchathoranam”,denoting Prosperity and auspiciousness.
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