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Chyk Walk - Shiva Yaathirai

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A group of youngsters walked to Lord Shiva temple at Tiruvaalangaadu in Tiruvallur district. The yatra started at Veera-raagavar temple and it was a 17 km walk. Tiruvaalangaadu is named so because it used to be a forest of banyan trees. Therefore the name Tiru + aalam + kaadu. The Lord is worshiped in the name vata-aranya-ishwarar. This is the place where Lord Shiva and Devi had a dance fight and the Lord stunned Her when he took the fallen stud from the ears by His one foot and put it back onto His ears. Temple is more than 2000 years old. It is believed that kaaraikaal ammaiyaar eternally worships the Lord there.

Sangu abhishekam 2018

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சங்கு ஒலியில் தீய சக்திகள் நீங்கி நல்ல சக்திகள் உருவாகிறது. ஆலயங்களில் பூஜைகள் ஆரம்பிக்கப்படும் போது சங்கு முழங்கும் செய்து பூஜைகள் செய்யப்படும். மகாலட்சுமிக்கு ஒப்பான சங்கு எங்கெல்லாம் இருக்கிறதோ அங்கு லட்சுமி வசிக்கிறாள். பூஜைக்கு உகந்ததாக வலம்புரி பெருமை பெற்றது. வலம்புரிசங்கில் நீர்விட்டு கும்பத்தின் மேல் வைத்து புஸ்பங்களினால் பூஜை செய்து ஆராதனை செய்து அதன் பரிசுத்தமான தீர்த்தம் சுவாமி சிலைகளில் அபிஷேகிக்கும் போது அத்தீர்த்தம் மகாபுண்ணிய தீர்த்தமாக விளங்குகிறது. சங்கு ஐஸ்வர்யம், வீரம், மங்கலம் இவற்றைப் பிரதிபலிக்கும் பொருளாக அமைகிறது. வலம்புரிச் சங்கில் லட்சுமி, குபேரன் ஆகியோர் வாசம் செய்கிறார்கள். இதை வைத்துப் பூஜை செய்ய, சுபீட்சம் பெருகும். வியாதிகள் நீங்கும். ஒரு வலம்புரி சங்கு, கோடி இடம்புரி சங்குகளுக்கு சமம். எனவே, சுவாமிக்கு வலம்புரி சங்கினால் அபிஷேகம் செய்தால், விசேஷமானது. ஒரு வீட்டில் இச்சங்கு அலங்காரமாக வைக்கப்பட்டிருந்தால் குபேரன் அருள், மகாலட்சுமியின் நித்திய வாசம் தொடர்ந்து இருக்கும். வாஸ்து தோஷம் உள்ள வீட்டில் துளசி தீர்த்தத்தை சங்கில் இட்டு பிரதி வெள்ளி த

Kandha sashti worhsip

Kandhasashti worship and celebration culminating in Surasamharam at Chinmaya Mission Thamaraipakkam, Tiruvallur district on November 13th 2018. About 700 people from 20 villages participated in the kaavadi proession following which abhishekam and annadhanam was also done. The programs were organised in a grand manner by a huge team of volunteers over 3 weeks under the guidance of Swami Mitrananda and Shri Pasumai siddhar. The function was graced by Shri Gopal ji of Dinamalar, also the State General Secretary of VHP. Thamaraipakkam panchayat decorated 2 chariots depicting 2 houses of Lord Muruga - Pazhani and Tiruchendur. Harihara Vidyalaya school children dressed up as Lord Muruga carrying spear (Vel) in their hands and chanting name of the Lord was a divine sight. The chande melam, udukkai, Arohara chants by children and devotees reverberated in the skies creating a devotional fervour. Witnessing the surasamharam event, people felt that the distance to Tiruchendur was reduced.

Balavihar Sevak Training program

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Currently around 500 balavihar children are in our fold. These children are guided by a team of 22 volunteers who continuously strive to equip themselves with more knowledge about our culture & country.   To strengthen the participation of the children and also to increase the number of classes per month for the children,  Balavihar sevak training program was conducted at Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur, Thamaraipakkam.  32 volunteers attended the program. Smt Srividya ji & Smt Priya Amma were the facilitators. The participants were given lesson plans translated in Thamizh. By Gurudev's Grace all went well. We hope that, this program will strengthen our Balavihar activity and enable us to produce more responsible citizens with dynamic spiritualism. 

Glory of Lord Ganesha - வினாயகர் சதுர்த்தி வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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Chinmaya Vettri Vinayaka, Thamaraipakkam உயர்கோபுரமோ, கொடி கம்பமோ, பெருமண்டபமோ வேண்டாம் மரத்தடியோ, நதிகரையோ, வீதியோரமோ போதும்! மெல்லிடையோ, சங்குக்கழுத்தோ, செந்தோளோ வேண்டாம் யானை முகமும் , தொந்தி வயிறும், ஷூர்ப்பகர்ணங்களும் நம்மை ஈர்க்கும்! பஞ்சலோஹமோ, பொற்சிலையோ, வெள்ளிக்காப்போ வேண்டாம் களிமண்ணுள் , மிதமஞ்சளுள், கருங்கல்லுள் ஒளி மிளிரும்! சீறும் நந்தி, கர்ஜிக்கும் சிம்மம், ஆடும் மயில் வேண்டாம் சின்னந்சிறு மூஷிகமே கொண்டு சேர்க்கும் நம்மையெல்லாம். கடுந்தவமோ, நெடுந்தியானமோ, ப்ராணாயாமமோ சிரமம்தான் தோப்புக்கர்ணம் ஒன்றே போதும் உயிரும் அருளும் பெருகும்.

Goal setting workshop

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September 9, 2018 Goal setting - A workshop for youngsters. Different College students and Chyks participated. Participants learnt about goal setting, obstacles and remedies. Interactions, activities, games and classroom sessions were much liked and the students felt it as an Eye opening workshop. We got positive feed back from them. workshop faculties - Sevaks Arun Vishwanathan and Smt.Priya Arun Assisted by - Ponraj (HHV), Nithiyan (YEP). Venue - Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur, Thamaraipakkam .

Chinmaya Arupadai Velan Yatra to Tirunindravur

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Chinmaya Mission Thamaraipakkam is organising the Velan Yatra program in Tiruvallur district for the past few weeks. Yesterday (August 25th, 2018 Saturday) the venue was Tirunindravur Krishna temple. Around 100 villagers took part in the worship and collectively did archana and abhishegam to Arupadai Velan. Swami Sakalananda ji, Full-time sevaks Arun Vishwanathan & Priya Arun addressed the gathering about Lord Muruga, His Leelas and also the need for regular satsang.

Courses at Sarveshvara

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Sw. Shridharananda Chinmaya Mission Thamaraipakkam, Chinmaya Sarveshwara has always been a place of knowledge dissemination to various categories of the society. The Ashram runs a free English medium Matriculation school for the rural children. Currently there are 350 students studying in this school. Apart from the school, Balavihar for children & Chyk classes for youth happens weekly. The Ashram has also been the home for various courses. Two Thamaizh Vedanta courses were conducted here. Three YEP courses were conducted here (2nd batch, 3rd batch and 9th batch) Sw. Mitrananda Chinmaya Mission Swamijies and  Brahmacharies who studied in Thamaraipakkam Sw. Aksharananda (Kodaikanal) Sw. Ramakrishnananda (Nagapattinam) Sw. Sakalananda (Polur district) Sw. Anuttamananda (Karur) Sw. Sureshananda (Chennai) Br.Sudheer Chaitanya (Kerala) S.No Course Name Time period Acharya    1  Thamizh Vedanta Course  1992 – 1995   Swami Shridharananda    2  Thamizh Vedanta Course  1996 – 1999   Swami S

Chinmaya Arupadai Velan

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Chinmaya Arpadai Velan resides at Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur located at Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam, Thamaraipakkam. The utsava-murthi has been placed in the sanctum sanctorum of all the 6 major houses of Lord Muruga namely Swami malai, pazhanai, pazhamudhircholai, Tiruthani, Thiruparangkundram and Tiruchendur. Also abhishegam and archana was done to the Arupadai Velan in the six houses. Because of this uniqueness and speciality, it is believed that the worship of Arupadai Velan will bestow the benefits of worshiping Lord Muruga in all 6 locations. To increase devotion in the hearts of the devotees and also for them to be benefited both materially and spiritually, Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur is organizing " Chinmaya Arupadai Velan Yatra " in the villages in & around Tiruvallur district. Devotees can take the  vigraham  on a saturday evening, gather all village people, do the abhishegam and return the vigraham the next day. Note: This requires pre registration (f

Bhagavad Gita yajna - 12th chapter day 2 notes

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Verse 12.1 अर्जुन उवाच | एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते | ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमा: || 1 || arjuna uvāca eva ṁ satata-yukt ā ye bhakt ā s tv ā ṁ paryup ā sate ye ch ā py ak ṣ haram avyakta ṁ te ṣ h ā ṁ ke yoga-vittam ā ḥ Arjuna’s question Amongst the devotees, who is greater? The seeker who worships the Lord with the form or the one who worships the Lord as nameless & formless? Nirguna upAsakAs or saguna upAsakAs?

Bhagavad Gita Yajna 12th chapter - day 1 notes

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Bhagavad Gita Gnana Yajna on 12th chapter " Bhakthi Yogam ". Discourses by Pujya Swami Sureshananda ji Talks in Thamizh. Swami Sureshananda ji Yajna on Bhagavad Gita 12 th chapter. Day 1 summary Before entering into the text, the following aspects of bhakti was explained. 5 questions What is bhakti? Bhakti is of how many types? What is the yard stick for measuring bhakti?   How to develop bhakti?   Results of bhakti?

Retired, not Tired

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All phases of life comes and goes. Only old age comes and stays with us forever. A 1 day workshop for senior citizens was organised by Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur. Date - August 19th, 2018. Venue - Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur. Fifteen members attended the program. The day was filled with session by Swami Sureshananda ji, chanting, chair yoga tips by TruptiYoga proprietor Nithiyan, q&a by Dr.Kamala amma. Also the movie "On a Quest" was screened in Thamizh. Special thanks to VGN Chinmaya Vidyalaya management for promoting this event and helping us reach out to the vanaprasthas.

College Culturals 2018

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Event date : August 4th, 2018, Saturday. Last date for registration: July 25th, Wednesday Programme for college students to exhibit their talent and love for India. Events include singing, dancing, skit, street play, mime, oratorical, quiz, drawing, talent expo - all associated with India Programme to manifest youth potential, a day to celebrate mother India. She always gives Her best. Lets give our best unto Her. Post event update : The 13th inter college cultural event titled “Indivisible Bharath” organized by the youth wing of Chinmaya Mission (CHYK) went on very well. The event was held on August 4th, Saturday at Chinmaya Mission Tiruvallur. 250 Students from around 15 colleges took part in the event. Shri Nedumaran, former RTO officer addressed the students and also distributed prizes. He created awareness on road safety and also some simple effective measures.The below listed colleges performed well and were awarded with special memento to appreciate their partic

His Holiness Swami Tapovan Maharaj

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Pujya Swami Tapovan Maharaj was the very embodiment of the ideals of sannyasa, endowed with supreme renunciation, deep wisdom, saintliness, austerity, and compassion, a true virakta mahatma. Swamiji was born in 1886, in the village of Mudappalur in Palghat district to Balamba and Achutan Nair. His parents named him

His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda

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Swami Chinmayananda was born on May 8, 1916 as Balakrishna Menon in Ernakulam, Kerala. Chattambi Swamigal a saint known for his yogic powers predicted a great spiritual future for the boy. A major turning point of his life was his meeting with Swami Sivananda. On February 25th, 1949, along with five other students, Balakrishna was initiated into sannyasa. Swami Sivananda gave him the name "Chinmayananda Saraswati," Chinmayananda meaning "filled with the bliss of pure Consciousness.

His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda

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After the Mahasamadhi of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda assumed the post of the spiritual head of the global mission and worked tirelessly for 23 years in fulfilling the vision that Pujya Gurudev started. As he says, I am not in Swamiji’s shoes, I am at his feet . Pujya Guruji has served as Acharya of the Sandeepany Institutes of Vedanta both in India and California, USA..

His Holiness Swami Swaroopananda

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In an era rife with scepticism and confusion about matters spiritual, Swami Swaroopananda is a rare voice that blends authenticity with accessibility; theory with self- practice; logic with heart. Formerly the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Australia, United Kingdom, Middle East, Africa and Far East, and presently Chairman of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Trust (University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions) and Director of the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, South India, Swami Swaroopananda has now been bestowed by Swami Tejomayananda the privilege to also serve as the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.

Swami Shridharananda

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Swami Shridharananda is the regional head of Thamizh Nadu. Currently the spiritual mentor of Chinmaya Mission Trichy. He studied Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai under the guidance of Pujya Swami Tejomayananda  ( guruji )in the year 1984. In the year 1994, he was initiated into Sannyasa by pujya guruji. He served Chinmaya Mission Srilanka, Ramboda in the years 2000 & 2001. A Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman was consecrated during this time.

Swami Mitrananda

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Swami Mitrananda, is the Advisor of the All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (AICHYK) the global youth wing of Chinmaya Mission. Inspired by the truth on which his Master, H H Swami Chinmayananda, stood rooted, he took up the study of ancient Hindu Philosophy at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, in Mumbai, in 1989. He has dedicated his life to the service of humanity, and travels all over India and South East Asia, conveying the profound Vedantic Truth with appealing logic and clarity. He is a highly sought-after speaker in the corporate circle and has delivered management related talks to various leading corporate-houses.

Interview with Gurudev - Pritish Nandy

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Missionary For Hinduism Swami Chinmayananda speaks to Pritish Nandy - in 1980 He wears a strange shade of Ochre, which looks almost like pink. There are silver knobs on his wooden sandals, which add at least three inches to his five-feet five. His long tresses cascade on to his shoulders framing with black and gray an intensely intelligent face. Swami Chinmayananda, 65, is Hinduism's answer to the countless young men and women who have strayed away over the years, disgusted with the meaningless rituals and the tired theology of the world's oldest living faith. (Please note that this interview and write up was done in 1980) A distinguished scholar, an ardent teacher and a compulsive globetrotter, the Swami is today held to be one of the few serious and credible missionaries that Hinduism has to offer. His missions are all over the world. So are his devotees and students. And they are growing at a rate which will soon, perhaps, make Swami Chinmayananda numero uno in the glit

Swami Sakalananda

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Swami Sakalananda is the spiritual mentor of Chinmaya Mission Mandakolathur since 2015. He had been a full-time sevak in Chinmaya Gardens, Chinmaya Mission Coimbatore in the period 1982-1995. While in Coimbatore, he worked with and also guided by Swami Sahajananda, Brahmachari Atma Chaitanya & Swami Vageeshananda. Then he joined the vedanta course at Thamaraipakkam under the guidance of Swami Shridharananda in the years 1996-99. After the course, as Brahmachari Sadhashiva Chaitanya, he served Chinmaya Mission Thamaraipakkam from 2000-2015. During this time, he started off  the ( பால் குடம் அபிஷேகம் ) milk- abhishekam by the devotees on prathishta day (consecration day) and annual vilakku puja on every chitra-pournami . He organised the village youth into yuvakendra and encouraged them to conduct annual events like the summer cool camp for village children & inter-college cultural program. Every year Ganesh chaturthi was celebrated in a grand manner by involvin

Interview with Gurudev - David snow

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By David Snow, Associate Features Editor, The UCSD Guardian, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. During Swamiji's University Tour in 1992, when he was speaking at the University of California, San Diego, he was interviewed by the university newspaper, The UCSD Guardian. The following are excerpts from his interview. David Snow: May I record this conversation? Swami Chinmayananda: I say nothing in secret. DS: Your literature says that your teachings will lead to a greater appreciation of all religions of the world. How could this be? SW: Because the difference is only in the ritual or the shape of your house of God. A temple is not like a church; a church is not like a mosque. A Mullah looks totally different from a Father, and both of them are totally different from the pundit. The rituals, the altar, these are all different. But all have an altar. And all go there to try to quiet their minds in devotion and reverence.

Gurudev Quotes

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Success or achievement is not the final goal. It is the 'spirit' in which you act that puts the seal of beauty upon your life. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness. Do the best and leave the rest. Efficiency is the capacity to bring proficiency into expression. Brood less, smile more and serve all.

Sanskrit camp

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Sanskrit basic study course Dates: July 27th to 29th, 2018 Course Acharya - H.H.Swami Sureshananda ji Topics to be introduced aksharaani  sapthaa  avyayaani  kriya padham  purusha vachanam  lagu vaakyam  saptha vibhakthi Camp donation: Rs.700/-  (food, accommodation and camp kit) Last date for registration : July 17th, 2018  Venue: Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam, Thamaraipakkam, Tiruvallur 601103

Role of Hindu Youth

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To build a new edifice with fresh materials is comparatively easier than to repair an old, neglected palace, ruined by time and disuse. The mother of all religions, Hinduism, has a very firm foundation and a strong edifice, built with an extreme sense of beauty with many artistically built-in surprises. But for more than 1,500 years it has been neglected, abused, and misused, so that in spite of its heavily built charms and artistic proportions, today it stands as an ugly dilapidated Temple of Truth. To repair and rebuild the fallen columns is the work that is now facing the Hindu community.