The Tamil month of Aani is the last month in the Uttarayana half of the year in the Hindu calendar. The most important temple festival during Aani is the the Thirumanjanam, or holy bath, to Lord Nataraja and it falls on Uthira Nakshatram in Aani which is on Sunday June 28th 2020.
It is popularly believed that it was on Aani Uthiram day that Lord Shiva appeared before Sage Manikkavacakar under a Kurundai Tree and offered upadesam. Abhishekam of the Shiva lingam performed on the day is considered highly auspicious.
SIS WhatsApp group
In addition to continuing with our email communication, we are starting a WhatsApp group as a broadcast only group to communicate information regarding SIS events and updates. If you would like to join, please open this email on your phone and click on SIS WhatsApp group invitation link. Alternatively, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mobile number and we will add you to the group. You can obviously choose to leave the Group any time you want to.
SIS Upcoming Events
Vaanavil Shloka competition Part 2
When: Saturday June 20th 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom meeting details: To join click on Vaanavil Shloka competition, alternatively you may also join using Zoom meeting id: 884 8197 1253
We welcome you to attend and encourage the kids participating in the second part of the SIS Vaanavil Shloka competition covering age groups 8 - 10 and 11 - 13.
Interactive talk with Padma Bhushan Dr. B. M. Hegde (as rescheduled)
When: Saturday June 27th 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom meeting details: To
join the meeting, please click on Dr. B. M. Hegde Zoom
meeting, alternatively you may also join using the
Zoom meeting id: 843 0272 6437
Dr. (Prof.) B M Hegde MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCP, FACC, PhD, FAMS will
be conducting an interactive talk session for SIS patrons on
- How to lead a healthy life in this Pandemic environment?
- Are diseases like Diabetes, genetic?
This will be followed by Q and A forum.
A born teacher, Prof. B. M. Hegde started teaching in a medical school almost from his 23rd year and was the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal University). He was one of the rare Indians appointed a regular Visiting Prof of Cardiology at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London way back in 1982.
He has been a revolutionary researcher of the refutative variety (lateral thinker) published in the UK, USA, Germany, Kuwait, China, in addition to India. His public lectures and scientific talks are a craze with the audiences both scientific and lay. His 35 books are mostly out of print. His lay articles, running into thousands, both in English and Kannada, have become household names.
One of India’s highest civilian awards, Padma Bhushan, was awarded to him in 2010. Dr. B C Roy National Award in the category of Eminent Medical teacher, the highest medical award in India, Dr. J C Bose award for research in life sciences, Distinguished Physician of India award, Best teacher, best researcher, best orator awards many times over, Karnataka Rajyothsava award, Vaidya Ratnakara award from Shankaracharya, twelve Gold Medal Orations and 88 other named orations are but a few awards that adorn his mantelpiece.
We request all patrons to attend the informative and valuable session and benefit from his great expertise and wealth of knowledge.
Satsang July 4th 2020
In keeping with the continuing tradition of monthly Satsangs, July 2020 Satsang will be conducted online through Zoom
When: Saturday July 4th
2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom meeting details: Click on Satsang
July 2020 Zoom link, alternatively you may also join using the
Zoom meeting id: 864 9529 4332. Please join around 2:45 pm.
The Satsang will include reciting
- Vishnu Sahasranaman
- Mahalakshmi Ashtakam and Lalitha Sahasranaman
- Hanuman Chalisa
- Few Bhajans and a short spiritual talk
Please attend with your family and also try to involve the next
Last month's SIS Events
SIS Got Talent and Vaanavil Part 1 were both well attended and we thank our patrons for their enthusiastic participation and encouragement. The videos can be viewed at SIS Got Talent and Vaanavil Part 1.
Mr. Raman's Charity Walk for Fight for Sight
Mr Raman, one of the elderly members of SIS is doing an inspiring charity walk for "Fight for Sight" and those interested can find more details in this link and directly support his commendable endeavour.
We trust that the articles that we are publishing on the website
are interesting and useful. We are encouraged by the number of
hits that have gone up multi-fold. Please visit www.sisnambalava.org.uk,
read the articles and let us know your views. We are very keen
to receive your feedbacks and views and will be uploading more
interesting articles. We welcome articles written by our members
that are relevant to the objectives of SIS, ie., South Indian
arts, culture and vedic religion and these will be uploaded
after review by the editorial panel. Please feel free to ask for
South Indian Society as an organisation has come to shape with
lots of hard work and contribution from several veterans of our
community in this country over the years. We sincerely thank
each and every one who has contributed towards the growth of
this organisation. This organisation runs for YOU and without
YOUR involvement, contribution and participation it cannot