Friday, March 16, 2012

Sastha Preethi and Hariharaputra Santarppanai

Respected Devotees,

Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam feels privileged to write a few lines to everyone of you.

By the divine blessing as the guiding force, we are stepping into this year's pooja celebration - to be conducted as 2 days program at Shri Ayyappan Puja Sangam, Ramnagar, Coimbatore.

Pujas of yester years were a Mega success,by the grace of Lord Ayyappa. This became possible ONLY due to your overwhelming response, moral and financial support.

This year, ive attached the invitation copy for the festival

The SASTHRU SANTARPPANAI is on 15th June Friday - by traditional way with homam and puja. This is followed by Kuthiraiottam & Nama Sankeerthanam in the evening. (Written a brief account on this event below)

The glorious SASTHA PREETHI in the traditional way falls on 16th June, Saturday, starting with Vanji Paattu, Sastha Puja and then Varavu...

Please make yourself convenient and be present for both the days with all support.

We earnestly request all devotees to attend this auspicious pooja and get the blessings of Lord Sastha.

Those who wish to contribute to this Puja, may send Cheque / MO / DD in favour of "Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam" to V. Aravind Subramanyam, 94 B, Third Street, Tatabad, Coimbatore 12. Ph: 099946-41801

Or You may pay directly to our Bank Account :

Name: "Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam"

Karur Vysya Bank A/c No. 1121 135 822
Nanjappa Road Branch


Canara Bank A/c No. 2988 101 015671
PSG Arts College Branch

Devotees who donate can mail us your Name and Nakshatram and the Address so that it will be included in the Puja and we can send you the prasadam.

Looking forward to your active support to clebrate this function of "OUR" Lord.

Contributions in way of Cash or Kind / Materials :

Flowers Rs. 5,001 (Per Day)

Materials such as Rice Bags, Vegetables, Coconuts etc

Annadhanam (Full Contribution) Rs.75,000 (Per Day) or
Annadhanam (Part Contribution) Rs.10,000

(All these are indicative only) Any small contribution to the above event would make it very successful and obtain the blessing of Lord Dharma Sastha.

For Details You may Contact
Ph: 099946 41801


Hariharaputra Santarppanai

With the boundless blessings of Our Baktha Paripala Sri Maha Sastha, and blessings of Ayyappa Bhaktha Ratnam ,Kalpathy Sri C.V. Srinivasa Iyer (my Great Grandfather), Shri Mahasasthru Seva Sangam, has ordained to perform the great event of “Hariharaputhra Brahmana Santarpana Vaibhavam” and the annual Sastha Preethi Mahotsavam, on June 15 & 16, 2012.

Hariharaputhra Sandharpana 15-06-2012:

The Karunyam of the Almighty, Sri Maha Sastha is immeasurable. Our gratitude to the Great Lord can be expressed in many ways.

Though there are many customary offerings such as Puja, Sharana Gosham, Bhajananjali ,etc., to hail the Lord, this Hariharaputhra Santarpana has a special significance.

Sastha is acclaimed as “Vipra Pujayan”. According to this, Brahmin Upasaskas of the Lord are brought together and they are worshipped considering them as the Lord SASTHA Himself. This is called Santarpana.

It’s not a regular Annadhanam or social function, but a religious Yagyam proposed to be performed in a strictly religious way, invoking the presence of Lord Hariharaputra.

Lord Shiva has Himself taught the special 108 Naamas of Sri MahaSastha to Parvathi. To the count of these 108 Namaas, Brahmins who have been initiated to the Moola Mantra of Sastha are seated accordingly and are invoked with the Particular Sasthru Naamas. They are adorned with Sandalwood paste and flowers and 16 Upacharams (Shodasopacharam) are performed to the Upasakas and are finally fed with a sumptuous feast containing Shatrasams.

As soon as the sankalpam was made in my mind for doing the Santarpana, things started manifesting into reality - the swiftness with which Lord Sastha acknowledged it cannot be explained in words!!

At one point of time we had a confusion about the method to be adopted in performing theis grand event; But our Bhaktha Paripala, within a week , removed this confusion; Accidentally(or intentionally), was able to get a manuscript copy contaiing the rules for performing this glorious event. This text was written by none other than Shri Bhaskararaya – the great exponent of Mantra Sasthra and a great devotee of Devi Lalitha Tripurasundari.

After this, each and every work started proceeding in the right track as destined by “HIM”.

This Splendid Event of “Hariharaputhra Sandharpana”, according to my knowledge, is the FIRST OF ITS KIND to take place.

“Evam ya: kuruthe BhakthYA Janma madhYE saKruNara:
thasyaiva sapalam Janma muKthis’ thasya kare sthiRA”

One who performs this event of “Hariharaputhra Sandharpana” along with the element of Pure Bhakthi towards the Lord, attains the ultimate goal of his life. He has MOKSHA ready in his hands.

So, the Bhakthas who are taking part in this magnificent event can be assured of obtaining the limitless blessings of Sri MahaSastha.
May Lord Hariharaputra be with you always, giving you the best of everything.

Swamy Sharanam
V.Aravind Subramanyam

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