NEW CENTRE INAUGURATION AT NANJANGUD
The dream of Chinmaya devotees in Nanjangud, a small town 20 kms from Mysore to have a centre became a reality on 30th August, 2015 when Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji along with Pujya Swami Brahmananda inaugurated the new building “CHINMAYA SAMARTHA” amidst devotion filled music rendered by Gayana Vidwan Anandkumar Kamble disciple of the famous Vidwan Puttaraj Gawai. The beautiful and majestic idol of Lord Hanuman installed in the spacious Lalita Sadan was unveiled by Pujya Guruji in the presence of all the Acharyas of Karnataka to the joy of the devotees gathered consisting of a galaxy of VIP’s not only from Nanjangud town but also from far off cities in Karnataka. A variety of programmes was arranged which included the Vedic rituals, Satsang, Jnana Yajna, Bhajans, Musical treat and Devotional songs by well known artistes culminating in a beautiful and touching satsang by Pujya Guruji who recounted the glory of Pujya Gurudev and offered the centre as a fitting tribute to Him during His Birth Centenary Year.
SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI
Krishna Janmashtami was observed with the usual religious fervor and enthusiasm on September 5, 2015. The actual celebrations commenced on August 30, 2015 with daily Abhisheka and Archana both in the mornings and evenings along with Bhajans by different groups. On September 5, the function started with morning Abhisheka and Archana followed by Geeta Chanting and Vishnu Homa which was attended by over 600 devotees. The beautifully decorated chariot procession in the evening saw participation by devotees from all parts of the city. The entire day saw rendering of devotional songs and bhajans culminating with the night Abhisheka, Alankara and midnight Aarati. The temple was thronged by hundreds of devotees throughout the day who were spell bound by the all-round temple decoration as well as Kalia Mardhana Krishna.
GITA CHANTING COMPETETION IN BENGALURU
The preliminary round of Chinmaya International Geeta Chanting Competition in Bengaluru was conducted on 12th & 13th September at four different zones. Out of 2800 children 210 finalists selected from the preliminary round competed at the City level competition which was held on 27th September at Deenabandhu Devasthanam in Indiranagar, Bengaluru. The competition was very close and the 12 children have qualified for the State level. The State level competition has been scheduled for 25th of October 2015 at Bengaluru. Participants from 12 centres from all over Karnataka will participate in this round.