Nama Article 31st March 2014
Happy ugadi wishes to all
Today, March 31st 2014, Sri Swamiji performed special Abhishekam and Pooja to Sri Premika Vittala temple at Vittalapuram near Kalpakkam marking the celebrations of Yugadi.
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Bhăgavati Mahipati was the grandson of Tukkărăm - his daughter's son. He authored 'Sant Vijayam' in the Marrătti language. He performed 'upanyăs' of his grandfather's life. He realized that the audience nurtured doubt about Tukkărăm attaining to Vaikunta in his physical body. The 'tamboora' that Tukkărăm had used was kept there. Bhăgavati Mahipati prayed, "If it be true that my grandfather had attained to Vaikunta in his physical body let then this 'tamboora' also attain to Vaikunta." No sooner had he prayed than the 'tamboora' moved up and attained Vaikunta!
Thus, Pănduranga is a God who enjoys Nămakirtan. This Maha Mantra -- 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' is a Mantra of the Upanishads. It has the power to remove all kinds of evils of Kali.
The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga and ādi: "the beginning of a new age".
Let there be good rains. Let all people enjoy good health. Let all be blessed with all auspiciousness. Let Bhagavăn bless us all with Satsang and ever be with us.