TIRUPATI, OCT 22: The Hindu Sanatana Dharma is vast, boundless and ageless and it preaches and advocates the union of the soul with the supreme reality by practicing and leading a life full of ethics in this world, said TTD Board Chief Sri Kanumuru Bapiraju.

Addressing the review meeting on the fourth phase of Managudi programme which is slated for November 17, at SVETA bhavan in Tirupati on Tuesday he said, there may be some limits for oceans and seas but for the Hindu Dharma there are no boundaries. He said it is the Hindu religious that provides and suggests methods for the attainment of the highest ideal and eternal bliss here on earth and not somewhere in heaven. “To take up the values embedded in Hindu Dharma to next generations, Managudi programme acts as a best platform”, he added. He complimented the joint efforts of TTD and AP Endowments Department, Dharmaprachara mandali members of different districts in AP for successfully carrying out three phases of Managudi with team work.

In his address, TTD EO Sri MG Gopal said this programme acts as an anchorage especially to the students and gen next to not only learn the essence of Hindu dharma but how to overcome the problems which they encounter in their life with ease. “Today the life has become sheer mechanical. The parents and teachers do not have time to teach life lessons to the students and as such though the students are emerging successful in academics they are not developing enough strength to face challenges. In a recent report in China, Bhagavat Gita is declared to be the best management book. It is time for us to grasp the quintessence of Hindu Dharma and lead a pious life, for which Managudi will be of great use”, he asserted.

Giving a detail picture of the importance of “Managudi” programme with power point presentation, the AP Endowments Commissioner Sri N Muktheshwara Rao said, “Temples are not only the epitome of our great religion and spirituality. But they also act as knowledge hubs, recreation spots (which encourage folk and traditional arts), culture centres, social service networks etc. Temples have the power to change a common man to a divine person. For this Managudi will act as a perfect platform”, he maintained.

Meanwhile the fourth phase of Managudi is designed with a series of week-long activities which commence from November 11, before the programme is observed on the auspicious Karthika Pournami on November 17 across 22thousand temples in the State. The activities include Vanabhojanam and Laksha Bilvarchana on November 11, mass Satyanarayana swamy vratams in Dalitwadas on November 13, Kaisika Dwadasi and Tulasi Puja on November 14.

Board Member Sri Sivaprasad, JEOs Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Sri P Bhaskar, HDPP Special Officer Sri Raghunath, officials of TTD and Endowments department, members of Dharmaprachara mandalis were also present.


The first dharma prachara parishad executive committee meeting held in SVETA bhavan in Tirupati on Tuesday under the chairmanship of TTD board chief Sri K Bapiraju along with TTD EO Sri MG Gopal.

Later addressing media persons, the chairman said, a committee has been constituted exclusively to deal with the activities and action plan of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad. Apart from the TTD Chairman and EO, the committee will have TTD board members-Sri Siva Prasad and Sri R Srinivas, AP Endowments Commissioner and Tirupati JEO as other members with the special officer of HDPP as convenor.

While there will be three co-opted members also to share their view points and guide the committee to take up more spiritual and dharmic programmes and the list includes great scholar Sri Chaganti Koteswara Rao, former DGP Sri Aravinda Rao and philanthropist Sri Anjaneya Raju.

He said the committee will review the activities every month before the board meeting.

Later the Chairman and EO released the posters and pamphlets of Managudi, Pavitrotsavams of Sri Kalyana Venakteswara Swamy temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram from October 30 to November 1.