Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America celebrated the 614th Jayanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya during 15-21 May 2022.

The Jayanthi festival started on 15th May at SVASA founder’s place in Riverside, CA and concluded with Sri Venkateswara Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam on May 21st at Sanatan Dharma Temple, Norwalk, CA, USA. This year marks the 33rd year in a row that the organization commemorated Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Jayanthi.

The Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam on 21 May started with Deeparadhana chanting Sri Venkateswara Namocharana, Gurudeva Prardhana (SreeMathvadeeya), Srivari Prathama Darsanam, and Melukolupu Sankeerthanam followed by recital of Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham.   Immediately after that the volunteer devotees recited Guru Sthuthi Sankeerthanam on Annamacharya, honoring Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya on his 614th Jayanthi Festival.  The founder of the organization presented a brief gist on the life and works of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya.  

Later the Devotees participated in Swamivari Uregimpu (procession around the temple) with Annamacharya Sankeerthana recital and Govinda nama smaranam with utmost devotion and joy.

Annamacharya composed scores of Kalyanothsavam Sankeerthanas, and it is believed that Annamacharya used to recite these Sankeerthanas while performing the Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam.  This year also, SVASA continued the tradition introduced by the organization in 2011, of performing Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam with Annamacharya Sankeerthana recital at each Ghattam of the Kalyanothsavam, to enable devotees, imagine the Kalyanothsavam performed by Annamacharya 600 years ago.  This year marks 15th of these Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavams performed by the organization.  At the end of the Kalyanothsam, Mahanaivedyam and Mangala Harathi were offered to the Deities followed by Thirtham and Prasadam to the devotees participating in person at the Sanatan Dharma temple.

More than 300 devotees participated in the Kalyanothsavam in person at the Sanatan Dharma temple and about 400 devotees from all over the world via live streaming.

After completion of serving the Prasadam to the devotees, Vuyyala (Unjal) seva was performed in the evening to Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy and his consorts.

 

A Gurukulam event on Annamacharya Sankeerthanas was conducted on 12th & 19th February 2022 from 2pm to 3:30pm PST. The gurukulam event was conducted both in person and virtually directed towards children in particular. The gurukulam event, headed by the founder of the organization, is an interactive event designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind the Gurukulam event is that the adults & children can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and share with their younger ones at home so that the whole family can further discuss and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come.
The Gurukulam event started with the recital of “Om Namo Venkatesaya” followed by the Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” on Annamacharya. It is very encouraging that young devotees also took part in the event and actively participated to understand the Sankeerthanas. The following Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the gurukulam event:
podagantimayya purushothama

The devotees recited “Mangalamu Govindunaku” to conclude the event.

Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America, as part of its Education and Program Committee curriculum conducted Annamacharya Sankeerthana GoshTi on 18 December 2021 starting at 1pm PST. This event was focused on the adult devotees but accommodated interested young devotees. The purpose of the GoshTi is to understand the absolute meaning of the Annamacharya Sankeerthana by spiritual sharing of thoughts on the Sankeerthana among the devotees present at the event.
“Nitya Poojalivivo” Sankeerthana was the topic of the event.
The founder of the organization provided introduction on the Sankeerthana. The devotees then recited the Sankeerthana by parts, first Pallavi and then the charanams. After each part of the recital, the founder provided the meaning, the context, and the value of each part and then on the overall Sankeerthana. Then the devotees shared their thoughts on the Sankeerthana.
The essence of the Sankeerthana is that everything we do in our day to day life should be treated as worship to God and act accordingly.
About 30 devotees participated in the event.
Srinivaso Rakshathu.

A Gurukulam event on Annamacharya Sankeerthanas was conducted on 2nd & 9th October 2021 from 2pm to 3:30pm PST at 14641 Olite Dr, Corona, CA, 92880. The gurukulam event was conducted both in person and virtually directed towards children in particular. The gurukulam event, headed by the founder of the organization, is an interactive event designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind the Gurukulam event is that the adults & children can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and share with their younger ones at home so that the whole family can further discuss and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come.
The Gurukulam started at 1pm PST on October 2nd 2021. The Gurukulam event started with the recital of “Om Namo Venkatesaya” followed by the Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” on Annamacharya. It is very encouraging that young devotees also took part in the event and actively participated to understand the Sankeerthanas. The following Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the gurukulam event:
jaganmohanakara

The devotees recited “Mangalamu Govindunaku” to conclude the event.

A goshTi event on Annamacharya Sankeerthanas was conducted on 18 September 2021 from 2pm to 3:30pm PST at 1526 Jameson Ct, Riverside, CA. The GoshTi was conducted both in person and virtually directed towards the adults in particular. The GoshTi, headed by the founder of the organization, is an interactive event designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind the GoshTi is that the adults can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and share with their younger ones at home so that the whole family can further discuss and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come. Each family can adopt their own Sankeerthanas and sing them everyday with full understanding of the values.
The GoshTi started at 2pm PST on Sep 18 2021. The GoshTi started with the recital of “Om Namo Venkatesaya” for seven times followed by the Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” on Annamacharya. It is very encouraging that young devotees also took part in the event and actively participated to understand the Sankeerthanas. The following two Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the GoshTi:
Talagaro lokulu tadavakuro mammu
Annetikidhe Paramoushadhamu
A total of Twenty devotees took part in the GoshTi both in person and virtually.
The devotees recited “Mangalamu Govindunaku” to conclude the event.

SVASA gurukulam event was conducted on September 4th  and 11th  2021 through virtual Zoom session. The Gurukulam event was designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind Gurukulam event is that the children and adults can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come. The Gurukulam session started at 2pm PST with Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” and followed by the training of the sankeerthana. During the session Satya Duvvuri garu provided the commentary and engaged actively with young devotees. The Session concluded in 90 minutes with mangala aarathi sankeerthana, mangalamu gvindunaku.
The following two Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the Gurukalam program: 

Jaganmohanakaara chaturudavu

A goshTi event on Annamacharya Sankeerthanas was conducted on 7 August 2021 from 2pm to 3:30pm PST at  9 Ardmore, Irvinee, CA. The GoshTi was conducted both in person and virtually directed towards the adults in particular. The GoshTi, headed by the founder of the organization, is an interactive event designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind the GoshTi is that the adults can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and share with their younger ones at home so that the whole family can further discuss and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come. Each family can adopt their own Sankeerthanas and sing them everyday with full understanding of the values.
The GoshTi started at 2pm PST on Aug 7. The GoshTi started with the recital of “Om Namo Venkatesaya” for seven times followed by the Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” on Annamacharya. It is very encouraging that young devotees also took part in the event and actively participated to understand the Sankeerthanas. The following two Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the GoshTi:
Indira Ramanu Techi
Chooda Chooda Manikyalu
A total of Twenty devotees took part in the GoshTi both in person and virtually.
The devotees recited “Mangalamu Govindunaku” to conclude the event.

Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America commemorated the 613th Jayanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya during 24-29 May 2021 & at SVASA premises, Riverside CA, USA with Devotees participation online thru Zoom Webinar.

This year is the 32nd year in a row that the organization commemorated the Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Jayanthi.  The Jayanthi Commemoration Festival started on 24 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 29 th May at SVASA premise, Reverside, California, 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

518th VARDHANTHI COMMEMORATION

Spiritual Event Conducted Virtually

Date: April 10, 2021 Saturday 2pm to 6pm PST

PROGRAM

  1. Guru Deva Prardhana
  1. LIFE & WORKS OF ANNAMACHARYA
  1. SANKEERTHANA RECITAL

Sankeerthana Recital By SVASA Core Singers

Commentary by Satya Duvvuri

4. MANGALAM 

Highlights

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.  

 Namo Venkatesaya!

SVASA gurukulam event was conducted on March 21 2021 through virtual Zoom session. The Gurukulam event was designed as an educational tool to understand the literature of the Sankeerthanas and thereby derive the true value of Annamacharya works. The motive behind Gurukulam event is that the children and adults can take home the values of the Sankeerthanas and treasure the valuable Sankeerthanas for years to come. The Gurukulam session started at 2pm PST on March 21 2021 with Gurudeva Prarthana “Sreemathvadeeya” and followed by the training of the sankeerthana. During the session Satya Duvvuri garu provided the commentary and engaged actively with young devotees. The Session concluded in 90 minutes with mangala aarathi sankeerthana, mangalamu gvindunaku.
The following two Sankeerthanas were recited and discussed during the Gurukalam program:
Annimantramuluindae aavahinchanu

Sankeerthana Balaganam

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

PROGRAM

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.

Namo Venkatesaya!

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

Due to COVID 19 situations, Devotees may not visit SVASA premises in-person


PROGRAM DETAILS

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
  • Sankirtana Recital:
    Vocal:SVASA Core Singers:
                  SVASA Core Singers

517th Vardhanthi Commemoration of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya

as follows ….


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