SIS Aani Newsletter 2020
18th June 2020

SIS Aani Newsletter 2020

Dear Patrons,

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 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.

Dr. B. M. Hegde flyer

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.

Online SIS 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 generation.

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.

The Website

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, 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 detailed guidelines.

Your Participation

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 succeed.


SIS Trustees

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