SRI TALLAPAKA ANNAMACHARYA
518th VARDHANTHI COMMEMORATION
Spiritual Event Conducted Virtually
Date: April 10, 2021 Saturday 2pm to 6pm PST
- Guru Deva Prardhana
- LIFE & WORKS OF ANNAMACHARYA
- SANKEERTHANA RECITAL
Sankeerthana Recital By SVASA Core Singers
Commentary by Satya Duvvuri
Due to COVID 19 conditions, following CDC guidelines, SVASA team conducted the Annamacharya Vardhanthi commemoration service virtually through Zoom. The Vardhanthi commemoration began @2pm PST with the recital of Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya”. Sankeerthana recital followed by a brief introductory speech by the President of SVASA and followed by Satya Duvvuri garu on Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya & his works. Sankeerthana recital began with “Dinamu Dwadasi Nedu” followed by the recital of four Sankeerthanas on Annamacharya by the devotees. About 70 families from all over United States and India participated in the Sankeerthana recital and rendered 65 Sankeerthanas mostly in groups. Sankeerthanas were rendered by children for the first hour. The core Sankeerthanas of SVASA were rendered led by Smt. Annapurna Duvvuri, Priya Tatta,Subhadra Rani, Vani Ivaturi, Vasanth Tatta, Rangaraya Sarma and others. This devotional event has been focused to encourage the participation of children along with the seasoned singers in honoring Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya on the 518th year of his Vardhanthi. Incidentally this is the 30th year in a row that the organization commemorated Annamacharya’s Vardhanthi religious service honoring Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya. Sixty five Sankeerthanas were recited over 6 hours. Introduction and an apt commentary to the Sankeerthanas were provided by Satya Duvvuri garu of SVASA to benefit the participants understand the meaning and context of the Sankeerthanas.
Mangalamu Govindunaku was recited by the group as the Mangalam Sankeerthana. This devotional service was well received by the devotees. The service concluded with the Mangalasasanam to Sri Venkateswara and Maha Naivedyam and Arathi.
Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America will organize the Annamacharya Sankeerthanas recital devotional event “Sankeerthana Balaganam”on 26 September 2020 . This is an annual event to encourage youngsters who are the torch bearers to carry on the tradition of Annamacharya works. Following are the details of the religious event:
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Time: 2.30pm to 7pm PST
Place: Online Zoom Session
LIFE & WORKS OF ANNAMACHARYA By Satya V. Duvvuri
SANKEERTHANA RECITAL And Gosti (Spiritual discussion on the Sankeerthanas)
This was a religious event organized by SVASA exclusively for the youngsters, to promote the awareness of Annamacharya’s works in the youth, who will be the torch bearers for the community to sing, preserve, and protect Annamacharya Sankeerthanas. The platform was also used to bring awareness to the youngsters of the Sankeerthanas value base. Over 33 youngsters to include boys and girls participated to sing and explain as many Sankeerthanas of Annamacharya. This was a well attended and very well received devotional service for SVASA. The devotees, at the event held virtually, were thoroughly enthralled by the content of this devotional service. During the Sankeerthana recital, the whole environment was filled with unbounded joy. The event started with the usual Gurudeva Prardhana “Sri Mathvadeeya Charithamrithamannayaarya”. The chairman of SVASA provided the introduction and started the program with a special mention to (Keerthiseshulu) Sri Kamisetty Srinivasulu, who worked tirelessly on Annamacharya project and preceded over various activities involving promotion of Sri Annamacharya and his works. SVASA dedicates this program to the stalwart Sri Kamisetty Srinivasulu. The chairman of SVASA also provided the introduction on Annamacharya and commentary for the Sankeerthanas that followed. He also provided the opportunity to a few of the youngsters to organize the religious event and provided the necessary inputs on Annamacharya Sankeerthanas value base to the youngsters by sharing with them, his experiences, on Annamacharya works in an educational format and by explaining to them the meaning of the Sankeerthanas.
Mangala Haarathi was offered to deities after the Sankeerthana recital.
Highlights of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya 612th Jayanthi Festival
Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America commemorated the 612th Jayanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya for during 5-9 May 2020 & at SVASA premises, Riverside and at The Surya Hindu Temple, Irvine,CA, USA with Devotees participation online thru Zoom Webinar.
This year is the 31st year in a row that the organization commemorated the Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Jayanthi. The Jayanthi Commemoration Festival started on 5 May at in the organization’s premises in Riverside with Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham followed by Sri Venkateswara Namocharana, Gurudeva Prardhana (SreeMathvadeeya), and Guru Sthuthi Sankeerthanam.
The festival concluded with Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam on 9 th May at Surya Hindu Temple in Irvine, which was telecast live via Zoom webinar. Around 700 Devotees have participated in the Kalyanothsavam via the Zoom webinar.
Annamacharya composed scores of Kalyanothsavam Sankeerthanas and it is believed that Annamacharya used to recite these Sankeerthanas while performing the Padmavathi Srinivasa Kalyanam. SVASA continued the tradition introduced by SVASA in 2011, of performing Kalyanothsavam with Annamacharya Sankeerthana recital at each Ghattam of the Kalyanothsavam, in an attempt to enable devotees imagine the Kalyanothsavam performed by Annamacharya 600 years ago. Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America performed the Sri Venkateswara Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam during the Jayanthi festival with recital of Annamacharya Sankeerthanas at each Ghattam (Step) of the Kalyanothsavam. The Kalyanothsavam began with Gurudeva Prarthana and concluded with Mangala Harathi and Naivedyam to the Deities.
Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya 612th Jayanthi Festival
Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America will commemorate the 612th Jayanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya during 5th – 9th May 2020
|Date(s):||Tuesday, May 5th – Saturday May 9th|
|Place :||Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America premises, Riverside, CA; and Surya Hindu Temple, Irvine, CA|
|Tuesday May 5-8, Religious Service:|
|7-8 AM at Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America premises|
Sri Venkateswara Naamocharana, Gurudeva Prardhana,
Guru Sthuthi Sankeerthanam on Annamacharya, Aarati, Prasadm
|Saturday May 9, Religious Service:|
|7am-1pm Live telecast from Irvine, CA|
Samoohika Sankalpam by 9:00am
| 7:00am-8:30am Swamivari Puja, Gurudeva Prarthana|
Life and works of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya by Satya V. Duvvuri
Sankeerthana recital on Annamacharya
| Devotees will do Samoohika Sankalpam from their individual residences |
for Sri Venkateswara Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam on 9th May 2020
|Sankeerthana Recital during Kalyanothsavam at each related Kalyana Ghattam|
517th Vardhanthi Commemoration of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya
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Instead of meeting as a group at the Sri Laxminarayan Mandir, Riverside, please join us on 21 March at the SVASA website to commemorate the 517 th Vardhanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya.
You can participate in an inspiring Vardhanthi program from the safety of your home, office, or wherever you may be on 21 March by using the links below at 5pm PST:
1. Devotees click on the “Gurudeva Prarthana” and pray along with the recording