Discourse & Satsangs

21st Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram 2022

21st Śrīmad Bhāgavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram (23 Dec 2022 – 01 Jan 2023): The auspicious Śrīmad Bhāgavata Satram concluded on January 01, after the sublime Vishnu-sahasranaama Samooha Archana and Havan. The entire Satram programme was also livestreamed on YouTube.

Sabha Niketan

For 18 years, SBTSS was conducted in a temporary pandal erected each year. Then in 2019, construction of Sabha Niketan, equipped with all modern facilities, was begun by Poojya Swamiji, and the 18th Satram was held in the under-construction Hall. With the advent of the Covid pandemic, for the next two years, Satram was held online. This year, it gave immense fulfillment to the organizers as well as audience when the 21st SBTSS was held in the newly inaugurated Sabha Niketan. Sabha Niketan with its hall, without any pillars in the first floor, which can accommodate 3000 people, is a feast for the eyes and delight for mind.

Inaugural programme

Swami Tattvamayanandaji, Minister-in-chief of Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, inaugurated Sabha Niketan, lighting the tall traditional lamp elegantly decorated with flower garlands placed at the centre of a floral design. He then inaugurated the 21st SBTSS in the sublime function held on the first floor. Despite setbacks in his health, Poojya Swamiji was a lively presence and with his exuberance and enthusiasm, moving everywhere in his wheel chair.

The programme began with the mellifluous, devotional rendering of invocation hymn by Dr. Aravindan. Swami Tattvamayanandaji lit the lamp in the presence of Poojya Swamiji, Nutan Swamiji, Maji, Swami Adhyatmananda Saraswatiji, Swami Sadbhavanandaji, Swami Nigamananda Tirthapadarji, Brahmarshi Devapalanji, Sivapriya Mataji. Dignitaries like Honourable Minister Sri K Radhakrishnan, Sri Xavier Chittilappalli (Wadakkanchery MLA), Sri PN Surendran (Wadakkanchery Municipality Chairman), Sri K Ajithkumar (Wadakkanchery Municipality Opposition Leader), Smt Dhanya Nidhin (Wadakkanchery Municipality Counsellor) were also present.

Book and calendar release

Poojya Swamiji’s book ‘Ulnirvritiyude Ujvala-śāstram’ was released by Swami Adhyatmanandaji with Sivapriya Mataji receiving the first copy. This book is the Malayalam edition of Swamiji’s ‘Science of Inner Redemption, Volume 1’, based on Yoga-vāsiṣṭha Rāmāyaṇa.

To commemorate the 21st year of Satram, a table calendar with 21 quotes of Poojya Swamiji was also released. Swami Sadbhavanandaji, head of Ramakrishna Mission, Thrissur, released the calendar by presenting the first copy to Sri Purushottaman Master of Paralikad.

Satram programmes

During the 10 days, 35 exponents gave over 45 discourses. Daily melodious recital of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam by Swami Nigamananda Tirthapadarji, and evening Nama-sankeertana parikrama, were especially captivating events for the devotional hearts. Poojya Swamiji led the pradakshina in his wheelchair and devotees followed him dancing blissfully. When volunteers too joined swaying to the music, Naimisharanyam virtually became Vrindavan.

A special bhajan group from Chennai rendered Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mahamantra in 18 different ragas, a novelty for the audience.

The series of talks given by Poojya Swamiji titled ‘Nectarine showers from the Central Skandha of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam’ unravelled the potential and excellence the mind has, and how devotion can deepen and broaden these dimensions, through Prahlada’s story. The discourses by Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji and Ma Gurupriyaji and other exponents filled the minds of listeners with devotion and wisdom, explaining how to make spiritual saadhana practical in daily life in simple and interesting ways.

Vishnu-sahasranaama japa done collectively by students on Dec 29th, intended to augment memory power, develop intelligence and enhance the personality, had great relevance and impact. Several elders also participated along with over 1000 children. This was followed by distribution of prizes to students who had won in several categories like elocution, essay writing, drawing, painting, recitation etc. on topics from Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.

Vishnu-sahasranaama Sarvajanika Yajña conducted on January 1st for the prosperity and welfare of society was exceptionally grand and sublime. Poojya Swamiji, Nutan Swamiji and Ma led the program which concluded with distribution of prasada with Moksha Sadhana jñāna-prasada.

Concluding ceremony

The Dhwaja or ceremonial flag was lowered in the evening by Brahmarshi Devapalanji to denote the conclusion of the 10-day Knowledge festival. The ten days were over in a flash, each and every devotee now waiting for the next Satram.

Poojya Swamiji gave his concluding remarks and distributed prasada to volunteers. The volunteers had toiled day and night to provide facilities for devotees who came from distant places. These devotees came, stayed throughout the programme, became part of the Satram till the end, and returned with their hearts full with a sense of contentment, thinking how the ten days had flown past so swiftly.

The proposed date for the next year’s Satram was also announced – Dec 22 to 31, 2023.

START: DECEMBER 23, 2022

08:00AM IST

END: JANUARY 1, 2023

07:00PM IST

VENUE:

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam, Wadakanchery, Thrissur, Kerala

https://www.youtube.com/BhagavataTattvam

ESSENTIAL READING/VIEWING

EVENT SCHEDULE AND HIGHLIGHTS
Date/Time Program Venue Action
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
08:00AM - 09:30AM
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Heritage Procession of Sreemad Bhagavata Ratham accompanied by percussion instruments
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
09:30AM - 10:00AM
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Traditional Reception to Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj, other Sannyasins and special invitees
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
10:05AM - 10:10AM
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Flag Hoisting – Poojya Brahmarshi Devapalanji
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
10:10AM - 12:30PM
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Inauguration

Swami Tattvamayanandaji Maharaj
Minister-in-charge of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, USA

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
01:00PM - 01:30PM
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Devotional Nectar of Krishna songs

Sriman Madhubalakrishnan

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
01:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Maahaatmyam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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The Genesis of Sreemad Bhagavatam

Swami Adhyatmananda Saraswathiji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Glory of Sreemad Bhagavatam – Soota’s enunciation

Cheruvatta Sriman Sreeraj Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
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Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
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Kunti’s Heartpouring; Bheeshma’s Magnificence

Mithunapalli Sriman Vasudevan Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 23rd, 2022
Friday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeerthana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Devahuti yearning for her son's spiritual instruction for liberation

Koonampilli Sriman Sriram Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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The Yaga which consumed Daksha's arrogance

Kantamangalam Sriman Parameswaran Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
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Special Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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Prithu a personification of model royal mission

Kolatthur Sriman Purushottaman Nair

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Spiritual treasure Father gave to his children

Dr. Srimati Lakshmi Shankar

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
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Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
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Shower of Nectar from Sreemad Bhagavatam

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 24th, 2022
Saturday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Bharata-muni bridling the King's blind pride

Swami Poornananda Tirthapaadarji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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Value essence of Sreemad Bhagavatam

Swami Tattvamayanandaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
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Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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Glory of Divine Name that drove away Yama's men

Swami Sanmayananda Saraswatiji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
IST
India's eternal message on life

Dr. Sriman N. Gopalakrishnan

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
IST
Shower of Nectar from Sreemad Bhagavatam

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 25th, 2022
Sunday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Vidyadhara Abode lit by spiritual brilliance

Ranni Sriman Hari Shankar

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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Bhagavad Gita's contemporary relevance

Vidwan Sriman K. Bhaskaran Nair

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
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Announcements

Samppojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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Demonical pride subdued by the Universal form

Thekkedam Sriman Nagarajan Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Yayati who opted 'yogananda' leaving 'bhogananda'

Sriman G. Piyush

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
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Amazing child's divine birth

Srikanteswaram Sriman Soma Warrier

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 26th, 2022
Monday
06:20PM - 07:00PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina

Followed by Procession to commemorate Sri Krishna’s Festive Descent

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Govardhana lifted as umbrella by a little finger

Sriman E.M. Adidev

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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Indira's recompense with the milk shed by Surabhi

Pattanur Sriman Unnikrishnan Warrier

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
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Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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Rasalila ambrosia filling Gopikas' hearts

Dr. Sriman L. Unnikrishnan

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Righteous conduct meant for welfare of society

Dr. Sriman Syamprasad

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
IST
Shower of Nectar from Sreemad Bhagavatam

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 27th, 2022
Tuesday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
IST
Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Gopika Geetam for assuaging grief of separation from Krishna

Srimati Komalam R Menon

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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Narada narrating future events before Krishna who destroyed the demons

Srimati Sruthi Shyam

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
IST
Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
IST
Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
IST
Akrura's mission drenched in devotional exuberance

Sriman Vimal Vijay

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Krishna's delightful exploits in Mathura

Alappatt Sriman Ramachandran Nair

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
IST
Vidarbha damsel held by Dwaraka Lord

Dr. Sriman Jayaprakash Master

Followed by Procession to commemorate Rukmini-Swayamvaram

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 28th, 2022
Wednesday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Yudhishthira's Rajasuya Yaga under the glory of Krishna

Adv. Sriman T.R Ramanathan

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
10:30AM - 12:30PM
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Vishnu-sahasranaama recitation by students, Prize distribution, Demonstration by competition winners

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
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Lover of flattened rice filling his friend's heart

Swami Nigamananda Tirthapaadarji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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The fond meeting at Samanta-panchakam

Swami Nikhilananda Saraswatiji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
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Bondage and Liberation through Gunas

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 29th, 2022
Thursday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Soul-awakening Vedic song

Sriman Veeraraghavarji

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
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Revelation of Bhagavata Dharma by Nine Yogis

Kanapram Sriman Eswaran Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
IST
Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
IST
Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
IST
Song of Swan revealing the Truth of Illusoriness

Swami Dharmanandaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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Life Discipline leading the human to Godliness

Swami Nandatmajanandaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
IST
Inspiring thoughts from Sreemad Bhagavatam

Swamini Ma Gurupriyaji

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 30th, 2022
Friday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
IST
Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
09:00AM - 10:15AM
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Sukha-duhkhas mind's own illusory creation

Brahmacharini Darshika Chaitanyaji

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
10:30AM - 11:45AM
IST
The Soul-song by Pururavas after relinquishing sensory pleasures

Elangkunnathupuzha Sriman Damodara Sharma

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
12:00PM - 12:30PM
IST
Announcements

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
IST
Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
02:00PM - 03:15PM
IST
The bliss of listening that showered liberation on Pareekshit

Kizhakkedam Sriman Madhavan Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
03:30PM - 04:45PM
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The Great Ascetic who chose to see Maya

Pulikkaparambu Sriman Damodaran Nambootiri

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
04:45PM - 05:10PM
IST
Announcements
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
05:15PM - 06:30PM
IST
Sreemad Bhagavatam - concluding session

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Dec 31st, 2022
Saturday
06:30PM - 07:15PM
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Naamasankeertana-Pradakshina
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
05:00AM - 07:00AM
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Sreemad Bhagavatam Recitation

(concluding sesions)

Swami Nigamananda Tirthapaadarji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
07:00AM - 09:00AM
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Setting up of Vishnusahasranaama Yajna Vedi
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
09:00AM - 12:00PM
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Vishnusahasranaama Samooha Archana

Sampoojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sriyukta Swamini Ma Gurupriya

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
12:30PM - 02:00PM
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Distribution of Prasada
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
04:00PM - 05:00PM
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Concluding Session

Presided by Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji Maharaj

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
05:00PM - 05:15PM
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Lowering of Flag

Poojya Brahmarshi Devapalanji

Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
Jan 1st, 2023
Sunday
05:15PM - 06:00PM
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Prasaada Distribution to Dharma Sevakas
Sabha Niketan, Paralikad Naimishaaranyam
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