Consecration of Ayodhya Sri Rama Lalla Temple Celebrations Across USA

Namadwaar, Atlanta:
As ordained by Sri Swamiji, Atlanta Namadwaar celebrated the consecration of Sri Ram Lalla Temple at Ayodhya with great zeal and love. Devotees very lovingly decorated and filled Namadwaar with colorful Rama Nama thorans and flowers. The altar was decorated with rows of oil lamps.

To mark the joyous event of the year, Sita Kalyanam was performed for the very first time at Atlanta Namadwaar on Saturday, the 20th of January. The divine couple were bedecked in colorful clothes, shiny jewelry, and bright colored flower garlands.
The traditional ceremony was filled with Madhurageetham, Bhajans and Astapadi. Sita Kalyanam was followed by vibrant Rama Nama chanting by the devotees. Over 180 people attended the celebration. The celebration concluded with Harathi and a grand dinner prasadham was served to all devotees.
The 3 day consecration celebrations continued with devotees offering 12 hours of Nama at Namadwaar on both 21st Sunday and 22nd Monday. On 21st a group of over 110 children and their families assembled at Namadwaar and made an energetic, high-spirited offering of Rama Nama, Mahamantra and Hanuman Chalisa for the pleasure of our Takurji and Sri Swamiji. By Sri Swamiji’s immense grace, over 220 devotees, many of whom were new families participated in the program and sought blessings of the Lord.

Namadwaar, Virginia:
By the immense grace and blessings of Sri Swamiji and the infinite mercy of Sri Sita Lakshmana Hanumath Sametha Ramachandra Mahaprabhu celebrated the Prana Prathishta of Sri Ram Lalla at Ram Janma Bhoomi, Ayodhya with Gopakuteeram children singing Madhurageetham and Sita Pathe Rama Bhajan on Jan 20th . Around 80 students participated in this event. On Jan 21st, devotees chanted Akhanda Mahamantra Kirtan from 6 am – 6 pm. In the evening, Namadwaar was decorated with Sri Rama darshan Rangoli and did Deepothsav.

Devotees did Akhanda Mahamantra Poorti, Sundarakanda Parayana Poorti, Sita Rama Vivah and Sri Rama Pattabhishekam. Satsang concluded with Rama Nama chanting, Kaliyayum bali kollum kirtan and Maha Arti.

Namadwaar, Houston (Sri Aishwarya Srinivasa Perumal Temple):
The Ayodhya Sri Ram Mandir consecration celebration was joyfully celebrated at the Sri Aishwarya Srinivasa Perumal Temple with special decorations, 12-hour Akhanda Mahamantra concluding with Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa, and also distribution of sweets and prasad all day long. Almost 200 devotees visited the temple and chanted Mahamantra throughout the day. Gopa Kuteeram children from different centers participated in the chanting for the special occasion.

Namadwaar, Seattle:
By the blessings of our Gurunathar and Premika Varadan and Madhurisakhi, Seattle Namadwaar celebrated Sri Ram Lalla Pran Prathista. 6 hours Akhandanama was conducted at Namadwaar following by Madhurageethams on Sri Rama. Smt. Lakshmi Aishwarya offered HariKatha on Sri Rama Gunanubhavam. The satsang culminated with Kaliyaiyum Balikollum and Aarthi.

GOD Satsang Dallas:
We had house satsang at Smt. Priya Srinivasan ji, Sri Srinivasan ji’s residence. Satsang started of with Mahamantra chanting followed by katha on Sugriva Pattabhishekam and concluded with mass prayer and harathi. Around 25 to 30 devotees participated in the satsang.

Tampa, FL:
*Sri Ram lalla prathistha utsav* By the abundant grace of Sri Guruji, GOD Tampa satsang celebrated Sri Ram Lalla arrival in Ayodhya with Sundara kAnda pArayan followed by Sri Rama pattabhishekam Parayanam on Jan 20, 2024 filled with Rama nama and sri mahamantra kirtan and sri madhuragitams on Lord Rama, Sita mAtha and Hanumanji. The satsang concluded with managala harathi and pushpa varsham for Sri Rama parivaar and Sri Guruji. Over 95 devotees participated in this satsang by sri guruji grace. We also offered 12.5 hrs of akanda mahamantra kirtan on the day of prathishta dhin thru zoom.

Orlando, FL:
By the immense grace of Guru Maharaj, Sri Ram Parivaar, Premika Varadan/Madhura Sakhi and Sri Jagannath Parivaar, GOD Satsang Orlando celebrated Sri Ram Pran-Pratishta day with joy, enthusiasm and reverence towards the Lord. The celebrations were conducted on January 20th and 21st, 2024. The celebrations included Akhandanama conducted over two days, Parayanam of a few sargas from Srimad Ramayana, Porapadu, Ashtothram, offering of Madhurageetams/bhajans and Nama Ramayana. The altar was decorated with kolam and flowers where Sri Ram Parivaar was situated. Although the Prana-pratishta day was a day later, the celebration environment was ecstatic, joyful and filled with fervor. All devotees participated in Nama and other offerings with utmost enthusiasm and devotion, which filled the surroundings with vibrations!

The event was conducted at the residence of Geeta ji/Gopi ji and approximately 60 devotees joined and participated in the celebrations. We continue to pray unto the lotus feet of Guru Maharaj and Sri Ram Parivaar to bless us with more and more grand utsavs, Akhandanama and satsangs in the near future.

Bay Area, CA:
By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, Sri Rama Janma Booma Prathishta was celebrated in a very grand manner in Bay Area on Sunday, Jan 21, 2024 in two beautiful satsangs. A Gopa Kuteeram children led satsang was held in the afternoon in Tri-valley and it started with Mahamanthra Chanting, listening to Srimad Ramayana Katha followed by Sri Rama Namavalis and Hanuman Chalisa chanting. All devotees together prayed and chanted Sri Rama nama soulfully. Devotees who attended the satsang expressed feeling so peaceful and joyfilled after the chanting.Sweets and chocolates were distributed to all. close to 50 devotees took part in the satsang . in the evening of Jan 21, GOD Bay Area satsang Chapter was invited to lead Namasankirtan at Silicon Andhra in Milpitas. Hundreds of devotees from all around Bay Area joined this satsang and enthusiastically participated in the chanting. Everyone felt thouroughly fulfilled and blessed to have been able to wonderfully celebrate this historic moment.

It was indeed a great blessing for GOD Bay Area Satsang families to immerse in the joy of Sri Rama Janma bhoomaji pratishta celebrations in two satsangs on Sunday, Jan 21

Jacksonville, FL:
With the boundless grace of our divine couple and the blessings of our Guru Maharaj, GOD Jacksonville had a grand two day affair filled with Mahamanthra Kirtan and Katha Shravanam to celebrate Sri Ram Mandir Pran Prathishta. The highlight of the events was the distribution of Akshada from Ayodhya that was brought from India by Three of the attending Bhagavathas to the Satsang families.

Sunday, 1/21/2024 marked the beginning of the celebrations with 6 hour Akhanda Mahamanthra Kirtan in Zoom and In person. Held at Smt. Kalpana and Sri Bala Lakshmanan ji’s residence, the energetic nama, was attended by 45 emotionally charged Bhagavathas in person and about 20 Bhagavathas in zoom. It was an evening that radiated gratitude every minute, as a dream of several generations was to come true. The Nama concluded with the customary Arathi and a grand feast. On the day of Prana Pratishta, a short Nama Bhiksha was organized at the Pabbathis (Smt Tejaswi and Sri Praneeth ji)and marked a celebratory moment as the event had already successfully concluded earlier that morning. We went away from our norm (no obligations ) with Laddu and variety rice prasad to make it more special.
Next was a private event primarily organized by Smt Haritha Gangidi which our Satsang families were involved with as well. Over 50 ladies came together to chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, Hanuman Chalisa and a few other shlokas. The grand event concluded with the Katha Shravanam of Ikshvaku Kuladhanam – Sri Ranganatha, Mahamanthra chanting and Arathi. Volunteers went door to door in the community distributing Thamboolam, prasad, laddu and Ayodhya Akshadha to all Indian residents. Namaskarams to Sri Guruji for the blessings bestowed on all of us to celebrate the onset of Ram Rajya and prayers for satsang-filled lives in future.

Princeton, NJ:
As ordained by Sri Swamiji, GOD Satsang New Jersey celebrated the home coming of our Ram Lalla through a special ramayana satsang at Sri. Sridharji & Smt. Preethiji residence in Princeton, New Jersey on Jan 20th 2024. The satsang peetam was decorated with Pattabhisheka Ramar and Sri Swamiji and lit with deepam. The celebrations started at 4:00pm with mahamantra chanting till 5pm. All the devotees enjoyed the ruchi of the mahamantra and our young devotees chanted with great enthusiasm.Wth Swamiji’s grace New Jersey families have been chanting the mahamantra daily. This was followed by a discourse on Bala Kandam by Sri Prakashji. Sri Ramar’s bala leelas as experienced by Valmiki, Tulsidas and Thyagarajar were explained. Viswamitra’s discussions with Dasaratha to take Sri Rama with him, his Prema for Lord Rama and, his dolotsavam and prabhodanam for Rama were brought out beautifully. This was followed by Ahalya Anugraham and Sita Kalyanam. Gopa Kuteeram children sang Tumak Chalath Ramachandra, Madhuragitam Gambheera Nadayodu Vandhan.

This was followed by Bagawad Gita Chapter 12 chanting, Natya Samarpanam by young devotee Srimaya. Satsang wrapped up with Jaya Janaki Ramana, Hanuman Chalisa and Rama Katha Sudha arti. 25+ devotees attended this Ramayanam satsang. Sri Swamiji’s prasadam was distributed to everyone. We pray at the lotus feet of our Sri Swamiji to bless us with more satsangs.

Boston, MA:
Every year we celebrate Padhuka Pattabhishekam during the Tamil month of ‘Thai’ to mark the blessing of Guru Padukas for satsang. This year, by divine will, the date coincided with the date when Shri RamLalla chose to come to His home in Ayodhya! And it was Ekadasi too!
Beautiful kolams were drawn and Padhuka Dham was decorated with festoons. In the morning, our Boston satsang devotees witnessed a special thirumanjanam of Shri Paduka Yugal Sarkar and Thakurji. Followed by this, the Padukas were adorned on a throne and decked with ornaments and flowers and Padhuka Pattabhishekam from Valmiki Ramayana was recited and celebrated.
This was also followed by Sri Rama Pattabhishekam. Amidst chants of Rama Nama, Madhuragitam and Mahamantra, we witnessed a grand Pattabhishekam of Sita Ram parivar with a seemingly incessant shower of varied fragrant flowers and it felt like Padhuka Dham had transformed into Ayodhya Dham!

Around 15 people were blessed to participate in the celebrations, which was followed by prasad. All the families bonded well through games like Ramayana jeopardy. The celebrations concluded with Hanumad Utsav.

Detroit, MI:
By the immense grace of Sri Swamiji, Detroit GOD Satsang members had celebrated Ayodhya Shree Ram Mandir Celebrations – Ram Bhajans at Jagan Ramaswamy ji and Shreedevi ji residence on Sunday, January 21st 2024 from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Satsang started at 4.00 pm chanting Rama Nama, Sri Rama Taraka Nama for 30 minutes. Then satsang members sang Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalissa. Satsang continued with Maha Mantra Nama chanting for an hour. Because of Bhisma Ekadasim, We had also chanted Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam and Sri MahaLakshmi Ashtakam. It was followed by Sri Guruji’s Madhura Geetham Lord Sri Rama songs. The satsang was concluded with Kaliyayum Bali Kollum song, Arathi. We lit Sri Ram Jyoti. Ekadasi Prasad was served to attendees. There were 30 satsang members, including the kids.

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