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Highlights of the 509th Vardhanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya commemorated at Mandir, 1732 Reynold's Ave., Irvine, CA-92614 on 17 March 2012 (Saturday) from 3pm to 8pm.

SVASA
organized the devotional services commemorating the 509th Vardhanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya in irvine, CA More than Two Hundred devotees attended the devotional services.

               

                                     Sankirtana recital in progress

The Vardhanthi commemoration began @ 3pm with the Uregimpu of Annmayya, Sri Venkateswara and Padmavathi Ammavaru while the devotees sang the Annamayya Pancharatnamala. The Avahanam was marked with the Astotharam, Pooja, Naivedyam, and Aarathi.  Gurudeva Prarthana "Sreemathvadeeya" was recited and the Sankeerthana recital followed a brief introductory speech by the President of SVASA on Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya & his works.

About 25 vocalists participated in the Sankeerthana recital.  "Dinamu Dwadasi Nedu" was rendered by Sri Vasanth Tatta followed by Sankeerthanas rendered by childres for the first hour.  The core Sankeerthanas of SVASA were rendered for the first hour led by Smt. Annapurna Duvvuri and others.  Other singers included Ragaswara School of music, Vaidehi Gandikota, Sudha Kotha, Priya Tatta, Madhavi Chemuturi, Subhadra Rani and others.  Several younger vocalists accompanied.  This devotional program has been focused to encourage the participation of school children along with the seasoned singers.  More than forty Sankeerthanas were recited over 5 hours.  Among the Sankeerthanas were Vinnapalu Vina Valey, Adivo Alladivo, Paripoorna Garudadri, Viduva Viduva Ninka, Sarvantharathmudu, Narayana Ninnu, Varusatho, Nithya Poojalivivo, Poojalandaru Jsesdey, and Laalanuchu Noocheru etc.  Introduction and an apt commentary to the Sankeerthanas were provided by Satya Duvvuri, president of SVASA to benefit the participants in understanding the meaning and context of the Sankeerthanas.  Mangalamu Govindunaku was recited by the group as the Mangalam Sankeerthana.

This devotional program was well received by the devotees.  The program concluded with the Mangalasasanam to Sri Venkateswara and Maha Naivedyam and AArathi.  Prasadam was distributed to the devotees after the Mangalasasanam.

Namo Venkatesaya!

 

 

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