GUNTUR, AUGUST 31: The temple administration of Tirumala Tiruapti Devasthanams(TTDs) whose chief mission is to protect, promote and propagate the great values, culture and tradition embedded in Hindu Santana Dharma for the betterment of the society, has all set to conceptualize a new spiritual theme, “Govinda Keertanam” in the remote villages in the states of AP and Telengana.

Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar who convened a meeting with all bhajan team leaders at TTD Kalyana Mandapam in Guntur district on Sunday said that, in Kaliyuga the best way to reach God is through “Nama Sankeertana”. Sadguru Swamigal, a contemporary of Sri Tallapaka Chinnanna-the grandson of Saint poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya introduced the concept of “Nama Sankeertanam” in 17th Century and took wide publicity of the devotional songs penned by Sri Annamacharya, Sri Purandarad Dasa, Sri Narayana Dasa, Sri Kanaka Dasa and many stalwarts during those days by means of “Bhajana Sampradaya” and brought bhakti revolution in remote villages.

“Taking this as a spirit TTD is contemplating to commence Nama Sankeertana in Bhajana Sampradaya in all the temples which are acting as spiritual centres in many villages in the two Telugu Speaking states in the name of “Govinda Sankeertanam”. Training will be imparted to the bhajan teams with versatile bhajan maestros Sri Kovai Jairaman and Sri Vittaldas Maharaj in the initially selected five districts of Chittoor, Vizag, Guntur, Warangal and Mahaboobnagar soon. The core of syllabus will be same for all these bhajan mandalis. The team which performs the best will be presented with all the bhajan materials by TTD”, the JEO maintained.

HDPP Special Officer Sri S Raghunath, SVBC Liaison Officer Sri Venkata Sharma and over 400 team leaders representing various bhajan mandalis in Guntur district were also present in the review meeting.