“MANAGUDI” AIMS TO ENHANCE “BHAKTI CHAITANYA” AMONG MASSES-TTD EO
TIRUPATI, JULY 15: The chief motto of the ambitious spiritual programme-“Managudi” jointly designed by TTD and State Endowments department is aimed to enhance the spirit of Bhakti among the public said, TTD EO Sri MG Gopal.
Addressing the review meeting with the officials of TTD and AP Endowments department, members of Dharma Prachara Mandalis(DPMs) on fifth phase of Managudi programme which is scheduled to take place across the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana on August 10, on the auspicious day of Shravana Pournima, the TTD EO said, that the purpose of Managudi is to protect the temples which are devoid of “Dhupa-Deepa-Naivedyam” and bring back the past glory to such temples with public participation of the respective areas”, he added.
“The DPMs should play a vital role in motivating the villagers to take part in this mass temple festival.This year this mass event is going to be unique since on 6th and 7th of August, renowned scholar Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao delivers spiritual discourse on the importance of the event between 6pm to 8pm which will be telecasted on Sri Venkatesara Bhakti Channel”, he added.
Later, AP Endowments Commissioner Smt YV Anuradha said, the officers of TTD and Endowments department will be behind the screen while the entire event should be organised by the DPMs and locals of the respective temples alone. “Today not only children but majority of elders are getting addicted television soap operas and paying little time in divine chant or visiting temples. So this programme is sure to help majority to come out of telemania”, she maintained.
She also suggested for community Raksha Bandhan by involving the students of schools of respective areas. Eye on the temples which are at grass root level and in dilapidated condition and perform this event as “Yagna”, she added.
Meanwhile Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar said, the sacred material which is distributed by TTD as a token gesture to all the 52thousand identified temples in AP and Telengana states should get dispatched to TTD Kalyana Mandapams of the respective areas on or before July 27. These materials should be packed in the respective districts involving the services of Srivari Sevakulu of the respective areas” and the materials should reach the respective temples on Aug 6, he added.
Meanwhile Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad (HDPP) special officer Sri Sriram Raghunath said there will temple cleansing programme on the outer premises on August 8 while the cleansing of inner sanctum will be on August 9. On August 10, Managudi programme will be celebrated. On this auspicious day, the devotees can write Ramakoti namas sitting right in their houses and hand over the books to the temples in their respective areas. These books will be collected by TTD and preserved in Rama Stupa built at Ramachandra Pushkarini in Tirupati.
Later some suggestions came out to provide Dharma Dhwajam to all the temples along with the other sacred materials for which TTD EO given his nod.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI