In this issue:
- Chitrakoot Yatra Reminiscences Part 2: Chitrakoot Smarane Sukham!
- Relishing the Rasa in Ramayana
- Cherished Memoirs: A Lesson in Letting Go
- Quiz: Sri Madhurageethams on Govinda Nama
- GOD USA News (September-October 2023)
- Upcoming Special Events
Chitrakoot Yatra Reminiscences – Part 2
Sri Chitrakoot Smarane Sukham
Let’s reminisce the naturally beautiful, divine Sri Chitrakoot Dham, through a lovely kirtan glorifying Chitrakoot from Shri Tulsidas Goswamiji’s Gitavali in the melodious voice of Sri Vishnupriyaji, disciple of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.
Do watch this short video with clips that bring out the beauty of the the lovely Chitrakoot region and the holy Mandakini river where Sri Rama and Sita Devi spent many happy days together!
In this newsletter, over the next couple of issues, we shall share some simple personal experiences at Chitrakoot shared by some devotees.
Relishing the Rasa in Ramayana
Sri Rama’s love for Sita Devi, and more!
Our Puranas and Itihasas can be enjoyed in many different dimensions – as Bhagavan’s lovely leelas and an extolling of His wonderful qualities; as profound, symbolic philosophy; as beautiful poetry and literature; as historic and scientific facts, and more. All of these are true, and that is indeed the greatness and divinity in our shastras. We can relish them through each of these angles, depending on our purpose.
During the recent Ramayana Navaham in Chitrakoot, Sri Swamiji shared numerous interesting insights into the Ramayana from all of these different angles, and in his own inimitable style, extolled Sri Rama’s gunas at every opportunity, even while delving into each of these dimensions!
We are sharing here some lovely rasas about Sri Rama’s qualities that he shared while speaking about the philosophy of Ramayana, and the subtle beauty of prema that is shown by Srimad Ramayana.
A Lesson in Letting Go
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 Madhurasmaranam series that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine.
Every minute at the abode of Guru Maharaj teaches us a lesson. If we are alert and attentive, we will be amazed and can learn a lot. Let’s revisit an event that unfolded in Chennai several years ago.
Sri Madhurageethams on Govinda Nama
In this quiz, we shall experience the greatness of the divine name Govinda from the nectarine verses in the divine Sri Madhurageethams of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.
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