Cherished Memoirs 95 – Reminiscing Satsangs in Bangalore in 1997
This series chronicles sweet experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as some divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine.
This month’s article is by Smt. Jayanthi Janakiraman, from Madhuramurali magazine, Sep 1997 issue.
Recently, our Swamiji, did a discourse in Bangalore Sri Krishna temple. Then he did another discourse in Basavangudi Sringeri Mutt that was organized by Sharada satsang. On the concluding day, Sringeri Sri Maha Sannidhan had sent a shawl, prasad, etc. In the same city, a lady named Smt. Bala Mami had started a satsang and was running it. Every year, she has been conducting the Aadi Pooram festival in a very grand manner for 7 days. In this year’s Aadi Pooram Utsav, she wanted to listen to Sri Swamiji’s discourse. But Sri Swamiji could not accept the invitation for this year’s discourse.
We celebrated Sri Maha Periyava’s Jayanthi occasion in Kumbakonam, right? Next year, in 1998, there is a proposal to celebrate Sri Maha Periyava’s Jayanthi in Bangalore. During this occasion, planning is in progress to organize a “Bhagavatha Sapthaaha Maha Yagnam” with 108 Bhagavathas at the same time. Sri Moorthy from Bangalore is the one who is organizing all of these. Not only this! Similar to the “Prasthana Traya Bhashya Parayana Sadhas” that was organized on behalf of our mission in Chennai Sanskrit College, another sadhas is also planned to be conducted from January 23rd through January 27th in Bangalore. The responsibility of organizing this is taken up by Sri Balakrishnan and Sri Moorthy and are in progress for the same.
Sri Swamiji had gone to Bangalore to discuss these two events. Next day was Aadi Pooram. On the Aadi Pooram day, Sri Swamiji visited the satsang organized by Smt. Bala Mami. There he discoursed on the “Need for Sadhu Sanga”. Several things, including the way the Radha-Krishna Yugala was decorated, demonstrated the rasa bhakti. All the devotees of the satsang listened to the discourse with utmost devotion and dedication. Sri Swamiji also stated that a satsang like this is attained only through Sri Krishna’s grace and that all those that are part of it are extremely blessed.
Original Tamil article published in Madhuramurali Magazine, Sep 1997 issue
Chronicled by Smt. Jayanthi Janakiraman
Translated by Smt. Mangala Gowri Sridhar, Jacksonville FL