Conduct of GOVINDA KALYANAM in Gummalakshmipuram, Vizianagaram Dist _ స‌నాత‌న హైందవ ధర్మప్రచారానికి శ్రీ గోవింద కల్యాణాలు

GOVINDA KALYANAM AT GUMMALAKSHMIPURAM

Vizianagaram 30 July 2010: Govinda kalyanam is conducted at Gumma Lakshmipuram in Vizianagaram district on Wednesday in a grand manner.  Sri I Y R Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, TTD while addressing the devotees he said that the TTD in conducting such Govinda Kalyanams as part of Dharma Pracharam in rural areas. Earlier the same Kalyanams were conducted in five rural areas of the East Godavari district.  Next month onwards, the TTD is also planning to conduct similar Kalyanotsavams in Fishermen Villages in the coastal belt he added. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams medical and ayurvedic doctors with paramedical staff conducted a medical camp and distributed medicines to the Tribals.  Dr Medasani Mohan, Director, Annamacharya Project Sri Korada Ramakrishna, Co-Ordinator, and Sri Srinivas Executive Engineer have Co-ordinated the entire event.  Sri Janardhan Thataraju, Local MLA., ZPTC, MPTC, Sarpanches, Sri Vari Sevaks and a large number of devotees has participated.

BRIEF NOTE ON GOVINDA KALYANAMS:-

Sri Srinivasa Kalyanotsavams organized by the TTD received tremendous response and adoration across the country.  With the experience gained by organizing these kalyanams vis-à-vis the demand for similar replication of the event down the line at the grassroots level, it has become imperative that TTD should launch this divine event at the Mandal level in each district starting with the East Godavari from the agency areas.  My whirlwind tour of the agency area during Kalyanamastu phase-5 gave me an impression that unless and until we reach the people at the agency area with the divine message that God as the father, we as His children, where the mass of people are vulnerable to conversions, it is difficult to preserve, protect and promote the Hindu culture and the Hindu traditions to which the TTD is committed through its various wings like the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad Central / District / Mandal Dharmic councils and other allied projects.  We have so far organized about 70 Sree Sreenivasa Kalyanams across the country from the tip of Himalayas down to Cape Commerin, involving huge lakhs of devotees and cross-sections of the people.  These divine events have positively contributed to the process of divinization of community.  The strength and support bases for any divine culture lie in the grass-root level community.

Already the HDPP has made strong impacts on the minds of the public in the rural areas through its district-based agencies popularizing the Sanatana Dharmic values and norms of good life pregnant in our puranas, sastras and other related works through audio visual and theatric performances.

Sri I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, IAS, EO, TTD, has taken clue during his interactions with the public through DIAL YOUR E.O to undertake the mission with zeal and enthusiasm involving the tribal people.  The TTD could help networking with the TTD and the Govt agencies already committed this and working through Endowments Department in main.

God had chosen forests as His dwelling places when we understand Naimisa Aranyam and its background origin.  We have several rishis and hermits like Bharadwaja, Atri, Vasishta, Gowtama, divine personalities like Lady Sabari and Guha, who hosted Rama and Lakshmana during their sojourn in the forest, the disciplined and skilled youth like Ekalavya, great teachers like Vyasa and Drona, Bhagavata Uttamas like Suka and so on.  These are the people that were so favoured fabulously by God, and we need to remind them of their cultural ethos and background and take the message of Lord Venkateswara, none other than GOVINDA in Kaliyuga that we as Hindus are members of the same family fathered by Lord Govinda and forge the bonds of fraternity and universal family.

It is high time that we need to provide certain community assets like temples or mandirs installing or consecrating Lord Venkateswara’s idols there at once and provide some thatched shelters as Dammakka did for Lord Rama of Bharadrachalam those days, which has gradually evolved as the focal temple of worship for Indians at length.  We have already schemes approved by the TTD Board to provide these idols and mikesets free of cost for these Dalitwads or tribal hamlets.  We have to gear up the machinery with missionary zeal to protect our culture and our brothern. SREE GOVINDA KALYANAMS is the only way to generate the spirit of Bhakti and to motivate the people towards their home theme of Vedic Culture.  The Endowments Department, the ITDA and the TTD together with the like-minded organizations have to work in tandem and take this flagship programme to the  masses and the classes at the agency areas initially and continue this current across the state of Andhra Pradesh, by involving and roping in the SVETA-trained archaks hailing from these agency areas and making them the formidable agents with our backup support and guidance.

SREE GOVINDA KALYANAM:-

While we are naming Sree Vari Kalyanams in respect of the usual paraphernalia moving by Sreevari Radham with full complement of staff  – secular and religious and organized Sree Vari Kalyanam at bout 70 places so far in the urban and metropolis, we may name this as  Sri  GOVINDA KALYANAM  for organizing Sree Vari Kalyanam in the rural and agency areas with minimum support services and infrastructure.  This helps economy, efficiency, flexibility and adaptability duly replicating the process of the celebration.

The Radhams already used for Chaturyugabandha bhakti chaitanya yatra are being used for Govinda Kalyanams also, duly refurbishing and restructuring the automobile unit to facilitate the event efficiently.  The idols already available with the HDPP District centres will only be used for Govinda Kalyanam and the DPP Dist coordinator is in-charge of these idols and would personally ensure their safety, security, upkeep and decoration for the event, till a new set of big idols are procured for the purpose.

Keeping this in the backdrop,  Dr.C.VIJAYA  RAGHAVACHARYULU,  former Secretary of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad, TTD, has been entrusted with the task of organizing these Govinda kalyanams in the agency areas as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).  This project will function as an integral part of the Annamacharya Project, TTD.

The OSD has designed a detailed blueprint about the objectives, strategies and functional dynamics of the organization of Sree Govinda Kalyanams (SGK).

OBJECTIVES:

TO STRETCH THE REACH TO THE UNREACHED IN ENJOYING THE GRANDEUR OF SREE VARI KALYANAOTSAVAM AMONG THE TRIBAL POPULATION INSTANTLY AND DIRECTLY AS TTD DOES IN THE CITIES, METROPOLIS AND TO REPLICATE THE SAME IN AN EXACT MANNER.

 TO FACILITATE THOSE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD THE COST AND STRESS IN SERVING LORD VENKATESWARA BY SREE VARI KALYANOTSAVAM.

TO ENRICH THE TRIBAL CITIZENS TO HAVEN THE FEELING OF PERFORMING SREE VARI KALYANAM BY CHANTING THEIR GOTRAM, NAMAM AND FAMILY MEMBERS

 TO INFUSE A SPIRIT OF SOCIAL COHESION,. SOCIAL HARMONY, NATIONAL INTEGRATION AND TO FORGE A SENSE OF GLOBAL FAMILY.

TO REMIND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BACKGROUND OF FORESTS, ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONALITIES LIKE VYASA, VALMIKI, VISWAMITRA, ATRI, WOMEN LIKE GARGI, MAITREYI, AHALYA, SABARI AND SKILLED AND DISCIPLINED YOUTH LIKE EKALAVYA, ARJUNA ETC

TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT TTD IS COMMITTED TO THE SERVICE OF DOWNTRODDEN TRIBAL INHABITANTS AND TO CARRY THEM IN THE PROCESS OF DIVISNISATION OF COMMUNITY

TO HERALD A NEW ERA IN DHARMA PRACHARAM AND TO INVOLVE THE TRIBAL HAMLETS IN THE PURSUIT OF SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION

PHASE-I

Phase I of Sree Govinda Kalyanams has been successfully organized in the following 8 centres of agency Mandal centres of Gangavaram, Addategala, Y. Ramavaram, Rajavommangi, Rampachodavaram, Maredumilli, Devipatnam and Yeleswaram.

The elected representatives of the local constituencies such as, MP, MLA, ZPTC, MPTC, Sarpaches etc. have participated. The Board Member Sri RSP Rao, MLA, Rajahmundry has also graced at different venues.

The Executive Officer, TTD, himself has graced at Y. Ramavaram and a message has been sent that TTD is committed to the SGK to divinize the community with the active participation of the local leaders, and like-minded organizations, Dist and Mandal Dharmic Councils etc.

Sree Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) has made LIVE TELECAST of these Kalyanams atleast at 3 places which impacted the viewers so strongly and vibrantly virtually converting every home into ANANDA NILAYAM, the Abode of the Lord.

Though the Agency areas and the venues are located in dense forests,. The response and the cooperation of different organizations like Viswa Hindu Parishad and others is extremely laudable.

No special facilitation or expenditure is incurred on media management. But their response and coverage in the media is by far excellent.

People of the tribal hamlets located at far off places in the hilly terrains trekked about 50 Kms braving hot sun and thorny route attended in thousands. Actually, our expectation was so limited to a maximum of 1000 to 3000, but the actual attendance was from 5000 to 12000.

We have promised to construct Lord Venkateswara temples at these 8 venues and already it has been done at Godavari Plywood Ltd by installing one idol as a token of launching the project.

Swamiji’s, Jeeyars and other Head of Mutts have attended the Kalyanams and lent great support to the mission.

Our staff numbering about 70 have rendered excellent service by staying on the campus for over 22 days.

The Medical teams from Central Hospital, Ayurvedic Hospital and Sravanam have done marvellous service, by providing instant consultation, diagnosis, prescription, and provision of medicines free of cost.

Godavari Plywood Ltd. (GPL) had give us great support by making available their guest houses, campus and other civic facilities free of cost and helped as during crisis like unprecedented rain, thunders etc and arranging Kalyanam at Rampachodavaram so immediately.

Board members Sri RSP Rao, MLA – Rajahmundry, Sri A.V. Dharma Reddy, Special Officer, Tirumala, Sri Seshadri Swamy, OSD, Tirumala and Sri IYR Krishna Rao, IAS, EO, TTD himself have attended, which gave us great support.

PHASE –II FROM 27TH MAY TO 7TH JUNE, 2010 AT VISAKHAPATNAM AGENCY MANDAL CENTRES

Improvements planned For Phase-II

Cut in manpower from 65 to 35

Cut in transport

Cut in the number of medical staff from about 12 to 6

Increase in the outsourcing of medical experts from among the Sree Vari Sevaks locally available

Cut in the duration of the camp period from 24 days to 13 days

Cut in the expenditure

Cut in the publicity expenses.

PHASE-II SCHEDULE

DATE

PLACE

27-05-10

Araku

29-05-10

G. Madugula

30-05-10

Paderu (Base camp)

01-06-10

Koyyuru

02-06-10

GK Veedhi

04-06-10

Chintapalli (Base Camp)

05-06-10

Narsipatnam

            Phase-II in Visakhapatnam agency mandal centers has been a greater success with the massive participation of devotees who thronged in thousands and demonstrated a rare sense of divine discipline, piety and adoration for Lord Venkateswara. The organization of SGK in the interior forest areas like G.Madugula, Koyyuru and G.K. Veedhi proved highly successful  where the thousands of unlettered or semi – lettered devotees have witnessed the majestic scene of idols decorated and they danced in their traditional hores and themes making the event a fine picturesque scene of celestial beauty. A distinct mention has to be made about the laudable participation, coordination and involvement of the District Dharmik Advisory Council (DDAC) of Visakhapatnam through its president Dr.Vijaya Kumar, and the Secretary Sri GRK Prasad (Rambabu), the Chief Coordinator of the Phase-II and Sri Jagat Rao, the Base-camp Manager at Paderu., who stayed with the campers and conducted the events with extreme care and concern.

Dr. N. Yuvaraj, the Joint E.O. TTD has participated in the SGK organized at Chintapalli, while the local MLC, MLA, ZPTC, and Chairman attended with the families at Narsipatnam and made it a remarkable success. The SVBC has made the programme a LIVE BROADCAST to the great delight of millions of viewers across the globe. The EO, TTD has been constantly in touch with the processes and guiding the task from time to time.;

At the proposal of the tribal leader and the public, the EO, TTD has immediately arranged imposing idols separately carved out measuring almost similar height of the Malayappa Swami with His Divine consorts for the SGK and made it ready for Phase-III planned in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Districts from 25th  June to 2nd July, 2010.

PHASE-III (SRIKAKULAM & VIZIANAGARAM DISTRICTS)

Sl.No.

Name

Date

1

Ghanasara (Bhamini Mandal)

25-06-10

2

Mandasa

27-06-10

3

Seetampeta

28-06-10

VIZIANAGARAM DISTRICT

4

Mondenkkal (Kurupam Mandal)

29-06-10

5

Gumma Lakshmipuram

30-06-10

6

Manchada Valasa (Pachipenta Mandal)

01-07-10

7

Mamidipalli (Salur Mandal)

02-07-10

 The Phase III will conclude the series of SGKs in the East Coast of Andhra Pradesh Agency areas and would stretch further into the other agency areas of the state.

ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI

స‌నాత‌న హైందవ ధర్మప్రచారానికి శ్రీ గోవింద కల్యాణాలు

శ్రీవారి కల్యాణోత్స‌వంలో పాల్గొన్న టిటిడి ఈవో శ్రీఐ.వై.ఆర్‌. కృష్ణారావు

తిరుపతి, 2010 జూన్‌, 30: తిరుమల తిరుపతి దేవస్థానం ధర్మ ప్రచారంలో భాగంగా రాష్ట్రంలోని మారుమూల గిరిజన ప్రాంతాలలో నిర్వహించే శ్రీ గోవింద కల్యాణాల్లో భాగంగా బుధవారం ఉదయం విజయనగరం జిల్లా గుమ్మ లక్ష్మీపురంలో శ్రీవారి కల్యాణం వేడుకగా జరిగింది. పచ్చని తోరణాల మధ్య, మంగళవాయిద్యాల నడుమ, భక్తుల గోవింద నామస్మరణలతో, వేద మంత్రాల మధ్య చూడ రెండుకళ్ళు చాలవన్నట్లు గొవిందుని కల్యాణం శాస్రోక్తంగా జరిగింది.

తిరుమలలో జరిగే కల్యాణాన్ని మరిపిస్తూ ఈ కల్యాణం జరగడంతో భక్తులు తమ జన్మ ధన్యమైందని మురిసిపోయారు. ఈ కల్యాణంలో పాల్గొన్న తితిదే కార్యనిర్వహణ అధికారి శ్రీఐ.వై.ఆర్‌. కృష్ణారావు మాట్లాడుతూ గత నెల రాష్ట్రంలోని తూర్పుగోదావరి జిల్లాలో ప్రారంభించిన గోవింద కల్యాణాలు విజయవంతంగా నిర్వహించామని అక్కడ భక్తులు ఎంతో భక్తి శ్రద్దలతో స్వామివారి కల్యాణాలను తిలకించారని తెలిపారు.

రాష్ట్రంలో వాడవాడల హైందవ ధర్మప్రచారాన్ని స్వామివారిని దర్శించుకొనేెందుకు మారుమూల ప్రాంతాల ప్రజలకు వీలుకల్పించేందుకు ఈ గోవింద కల్యాణాలు మరిన్ని ప్రాంతాలలో నిర్వహించడానికి తమ సిబ్బంది సమాయత్తమవుతున్నారని అన్నారు. వచ్చే నెలలో మత్స్యకార గ్రామాలలో సైతం ఈ గోవింద కల్యాణాలు నిర్వహించాలని భావిస్తున్నామని ఆయన తెలిపారు. అదేవిధంగా లోకకల్యాణరథాలు సైతం రాష్ట్రమంతటా గ్రామాలలో పర్యటిస్తున్నామని తెలిపారు.

తితిదే గాయకులు అన్నమయ్య కీర్తనలను రాగ,భావ తాల యుక్తంగా ఆలపించి భక్తులను రంజింపచేసారు. తితిదే మెడికల్‌, ఆయుర్వేదవైద్యులు, సిబ్బంది భక్తులకు వైద్య సదుపాయాలతో పాటు ఉచితంగా మందులు పంపిణీ చేసారు. కార్యక్రమ అనంతరం భక్తులకు శ్రీవారి లడ్డు, ప్రసాదం, స్వామివారి రాగి డాలర్లు అందజేసారు.

ఈ కాల్యాణంలో స్థానిక ఎం.ఎల్‌.ఎ. శ్రీ జనార్థన తాటరాజు, ఇతర ప్రజాప్రతినిధులు, డాక్టర్‌ మేడసాని మోహన్‌, కోరాడ రామకృష్ణ, లక్ష్మీనారాయణ, రాజేంద్ర, ఎగ్జిక్యూటివ్‌ ఇంజనీర్‌ శ్రీనివాస్‌, శ్రీవారి సేవకులు పాల్గొన్నారు.

తి.తి.దే., ప్రజాసంబంధాల అధికారిచే జారీ చేయబడినది.