SIS Purattasi 2020 Newsletter
23rd September 2020
Our Sponsors

Dear Patrons,

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
by using Zoom meeting id: 864 9529 4332.

The Satsang will include reciting

  • Vishnu Sahasranaman and Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
  • Lalitha Sahasranaman
  • Bhajans
  • Hanuman Chalisa
  • Short spiritual talk

Please participate with your family and importantly involve the next generation.

SIS WhatsApp group

In addition to continuing with our email communication, we have started 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.

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

This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences