SVVU TO INK MoU WITH VIVEKANANDA UNIVERSITY
SERVICE TO HUMANITY ALWAYS PLEASES DIVINITY-TTD EO
TEMPLES ARE EPITOMES OF OUR CULTURE
TIRUPATI, JUNE 7: “If we discharge our responsibilities by serving the pilgrims and devotees with utmost devotion then the Lord will shower His Divine blessings on us. Our Vedas and Puranas have also taught us the same “Manava Seve Madhava Seva”, said TTD Executive Officer Dr D Samba Siva Rao.
The EO who graced as Guest of Honour for the valedictory function of the 28-day workshop on Temple rituals-Protocols-Social Responsibilities and the orientation programme conducted jointly by AP Endowments department and Sri Venkateswara Vedic University in the varsity premises on Sunday, the EO said, every basic principle which is useful to lead a righteous human life has emerged from the Vedas.
He said, the land of Bharat is rightly titled as “Karma Bhoomi” since the rituals, Yagnas etc.are performed in a systemic manner as prescribed in Vedas. “The blessings of Almighty will be always with those who perform their duties in a systematic way. If we deviate from our path then we have to face bitter consequences. Be it an archaka or an officer or an adminsitrator or a public representative. An Archaka has to discharge his duty by performing rituals without deviating Agama tenets while an officer should discharge his prescribed duty of serving pilgrims with devotion. One should discharge his or her duty with dedication and this is the only way to win the blessings of Lord. This is what is taught to us by Vedas and it is the essence of Hindu Sanatana Dharma.
Later the EO said, with an aim to protect, preserve and promote vedic education across the country, TTD will be soon collaborating with Vivekananda University of Kolkata. He complimented the Endowments and Varsity for organising such a workshop for enlightening the administrative staff of various temples on temple rituals, protocols duties and Social responsibilities.
He said this outcome of this unique programme should reach remote villages also. The staff belonging to various temples should take this message and develop their local temples. “Keep your temple premises clean by involving local devotees. Temples are not only the epitomes of our culture, heritage and tradition but they also serve the humanity in a big way”, he maintained.
Earlier Varsity VC Sri KE Devanathan, Regisrar Sri Krishnamurthy briefed on the varsity progress and programmes in the last nine years.
VEDAS ARE IMMORTAL ANCESTRAL PROPERTY OF INDIA-TTD CHAIRMAN
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy advocated that the Vedas are the basis for the emergence of mankind in a systemic manner.
Gracing the valedictory programme in SVVC as Chief Guest on Sunday, the TTD Trust board chief in his enlightening address said,”these sacred scriptures have taught the entire humanity how to lead a life in a righteous way and attain salvation”, he maintained.
Adding further, he said, “Vedas have a major role to play in the performance of temple rituals as per agamas. Today the Hill Shrine of Lord Venkateswara has become famous across the globe as the rituals that are being performed by temple priests are meticulously following the norms prescribed in Agamas”, he said.
Describing the vedic scholars and priests are the agents of Lord, TTD board chairman called upon the scholars for the protection, promotion and preservation of the ideals of Hindu Sanatana Dharma. This huge task is in your hands and you should take it to further heights by strictly following the Agama principles while performing temple rituals”, he added.
Later the Chairman along with TTD EO released a new letter of the varsity “Veda Surabhi”, CD-“Satapata Brahmanam”. Earlier narration of Vedas and its various wings with a beautiful picture-“Veda Vriksha” was inaugurated by TTD EO at the entrance of Sri Rameshwar Thakur conference hall in the varsity.
Earlier some of the participants shared their experience in the workshop. Later they were given away the certificates and momentos by the delegates.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI