Conduct of Srinivasa Kalyanam was performed in the United States of America on May 1
Guruvayurappan Temple, Morgan Ville, New Jersey May 1: For the first time in history, the coveted and divine celestial event of Srinivasa Kalyanam was performed in the United States of America.
Thousands of Indians and also Americans clad in festive apparels participated in the ceremony held at the sprawling Guruvayurappan temple in Morganville, NJ.
The colourful event was a spectacular feast to the Indians as the wedding of Lord Venkateswara to his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi was performed amidst Vedic chanting and rhythm of drums and shenai music.
TTD and its associate Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad have taken a giant step for the benefit of devotees of Lord Venkateswara in the US to perform “SrivariKalyanam” in New Jersey and California.
This is the first event held at the Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple (Sir Krishnaji Mandir), Morganville, NJ, the business capital of the USA. Earlier to Kalyanam, the priests from Tirumala will also perform Suprabatha Seva, Archana and Tomala Seva in the early hours for the benefit of the devotees.
These events were open to devotees from all over the US and Europe.
Situated in a 35-acre property, an authentic temple is being built to house Lord Guruvayoorappan, Lord Balaji, Lord Siva Ekabareswara, Lord Satyanarayana, Lord Ayyappa and other deities. the proceedings of the celebrations from donors and contributors will be utilised in the temple activity, says Yajna Subramaniam, the chairman of the Guruvayurappan Temple.
Chief Priest from Tirumala Sridhar Swamy supervised the rituals performed by his team of five priests. Dr R Kavita Prasad, the secretary of the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad, who also participated in the event said, this was a giant step in the direction of popularisation of Hindu dharma, the task taken up by the TTD.
‘ I am thrilled about the event and it has been conducted exactly as it is done at Tirumala said Dr Venugopal, one of the devotees from Chicago.
‘ I am lucky to have the darshan of Lord Venkateswara in San Jose ( New Jersey) and I enjoyed the celebrations which included Suprabatha Seva, Tomala Seva and also Archana. I was also grateful that I could get the laddu prasadam also aid Lavanya Krishnamurthy, another devotee, a software engineer at Illinois.
Commenting on the successful conductin of the celebrations the TANA President and guruvayurappan temple chairman Yagna Subramanian said that the event opened up their eyes to the growing popularity of Srivari Sevas and the need to popularise them and also organise them in large numbers all over the country and abroad.
The second event of Srinivasa Kalyanam and Sevas of Suprabatha, Tomala and Archana will be performed at the Sunnyvale Temple, California, says Dr Kavita Prasad.
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