We are into the sixth month of the Tamil calendar, Purattasi which is dedicated to Lord MahaVishnu worshipped in the form of Venkateshwara, as it is believed that Lord Venkateshwara appeared on earth during this month. Purattasi Saturdays are considered especially auspicious to worship Lord Venkateshwara and many devotees observe fasting on this day. Special prayers are carried out in the Tirupati hills and the Govinda Nama sankeerthanam reverberates on the seven hills of Venkatam. It is said Lord Sri Venkateshwara expects his devotees to come close to him in the hills. However that is not possible for every one due to various reasons. Those unable to travel to Tirupathi can offer their worship by lighting 'maavilakku' at home and chanting 'Govinda namam' and it is said that the Lord beams Himself through the light of this Vilakku and blesses the devotees.
Purattasi month, this year, is 'Adhika Maasam', an extra month, also known as 'Purushottama maasam'. While not deemed auspicious for conducting events like marriages, it is considered to be specially significant for devotional and charitable activities.
SIS Satsang - Oct 10 2020
In keeping with the continuing tradition of monthly Satsangs, October Satsang will be conducted online.
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom meeting details: Please join the Satsang
by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86495294332
by using Zoom meeting id: 864 9529 4332.
The Satsang will include reciting
- Vishnu Sahasranaman and Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
- Lalitha Sahasranaman
- Hanuman Chalisa
- Short spiritual talk
Please participate with your family and importantly involve the next generation.
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