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  1. Importance of Magha Maasam:Acharya Sudhakar V.Rao MD
    Magha masam importance:
    The month in which Moon will be at or nearer to the constellation of Makhah.(Maghah)
    Meaning: Maagham is a Sanskrit word Ma+Agham. auspicious and free from any sin.
    Maagha masam the eleventh month :auspicious month for performing marriages, upanayanam,GruhaPravesam,Aksharabhyasametc.
    Several significant and sacred days to be celebrated.

    1.Vasantha Panchami or Maagha sukla Panchami, the fifth day of Maagha masam in the bright fortnight is celebrated as Sri Panchami. Goddess Saraswathi, the presiding deity of of Learning, Knowledge and Wisdom is said to have born on this auspicious day of Sri Panchami.
    2.Ratha sapthami also known as Magha sukla Sapthami or Maha Sapthami: Sun begins His northward journey
    3.Bheeshmaastami is associated with Bheeshma niryana.Magha suddha ashtami,

    Bheeshma ekadasi comes in kartika masa shukla paksha. That is the day Bheeshma fell after fighting the war for 10 days. He lay on bed of arrows for nearly two and half months. From kartika shuddha ekadasi to magha shuddha ashtami.
    4.Sri Madhva Navami : Shuddha navami: it was on this day in the year 1317 AD, Sri Madhvacharya while teaching his disciples at Udupi Sri Anantheshwara Temple, suddenly a heap of flowers were showered on him and he disappeared from that heap of flowers not to be seen later. It is considered as the day He entered the Badarikasrama.
    5.Jaya Ekadasi::pushpavati and Malyavan cursed by Indra for bad behavior fasted on this day and regained their position in Heaven.
    5.Maagha Pournami the full moon day in Maagha masam :Thilapaathra Danam is prescribed to be given to a Brahmin on this day of Mahamaaghi.
    6.Maha Shivarathri:comes on 24th. The Mondays before we did rudrabhishekam.

  2. Let temple devotees / members think/suggest about wealth transfer /estate planning so we can build up asset with a decent return as a source of recurrent income for temple

  3. Sri Hanuman is estalished in my heart since I was 2 years of age, thanks to my mother. At the outset I apologize for this lengthy post.

    I consider myself, least informed and most insignificant devotee, “ bhakta paramaanuvu”. I usually therefore don’t speak unless I am asked, but the very mention of this great God brings tears to my eyes—so one can see why it is difficult for me not to say something nice after seeing this video.

    Sri Hanuman’s stories, prasaktis, prasamsas are a nectar to the devotees with thirsty hearts.

    Sri Hanuman chalisa is considered a panacea for any kind of trouble. Sankat mochan stotra is another great remedy. We presented both these along with other similar ones, in our temple many times.

    I request the indulgence of all of you great devotees when I say, that My Sri RamaHanuman has granted me the privilege of giving pravachans in different languages at different locations in this country, initiating some sincere and meticulous devotees into Hanuman mantras, and doing some poojas for Hanuman ji in some devotees’ houses. Those who have been initiated by my humble self as least and most insignificant of His servants, and those who attended by humble narrations, or had some poojas have all reported benefits of some sort. This community has witnessed many miracles when we did the first Sri Rama Pattabhishekam in our temple, after seven years of narration of Ramayana (6-9-1993).

    Our temple, SLN Temple,Girard.Ohio, has published books, poems, etc., on this great God (and other Gods) in different lanugages. Even if one reads one page a day, (of this book in english in easily readable style), one can realize some predictable benefit. Reading Valmiki Ramayan or Sri Ramacharita manas, Kamba Ramayan, Valathol’s Ramayan, Ananda Ramayana etc., etc., is another method for those who have the time.

    Over the course of time, we have learnt several small easy tricks to reap these benefits. I shall be glad to share them during a discourse or a presentation.

    One feels a sense of security after any or some or all of the following nine methods of getting close to Him: hearing, (sravanam), singing in praise(keertanam), remebering(smaranam), serving His feet(pada sevanam), worshipping (archanam), expressing gratitude (Vandanam), becoming His slave(daasyam),befriending Him (sakhyam), offering oneself completely to Him (atma nivedanam). These are the nine methods of being devoted as taught by Prahlada, when he was five.
    (sravanam, keertanam, (Vishno), smaranam, paada sevanam,
    archanam, vandanam, daasyam, sakhyam atma nivedanam,
    iti pumsaarpita (Vishno) bhaktischen nava lakshana,
    kriyat bhagavat yaddha tan manye dheetamuttamam. (Srimad Bhagavatham 7:5:23-24),

    I encourage our temple authorities to arrange presentations and programs in our community for devotees to reap the benefits of devotion to this great God!!

    Jai Shree Rama Hanuman!!! Acharya Dr.Sudhakar V.Rao

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