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It is a unique opportunity for Hindus living abroad to transform their lives through knowledge of Sanatana Dharma.
Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Dharma Moolam is offering a Free online program
“Kathāśravaṇam & Sri Adi Shankaracharya Stotras and select daskams of Sriman Narayaneeyam”
With The Blessings of
Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeṭadhipati, Jagadguru Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal
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Time: Saturdays at 11Am EST/ 8:30PM India Time
First Session Saturday, Aug 21 @11AM EST/ 9:30 PM India Time
Sessions will be Through Zoom Meetings https://yale.zoom.us/j/8378007542
Meeting ID: 837 800 7542
Or Telephone：203-432-9666 or 646 568 7788
International numbers available: https://yale.zoom.us/u/a8QMUwh5a
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Shlokas Text & Audio Resources
MP3 – in Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal’s divine voice
Arya Shatakam Class Announcement
First Session on Friday, December 3 @ 8:30 Pm EST
With The Blessings of Periyavas and Ambal, , Dharma Moolam Mooka Pancha shati – Arya Shatakam class will begin shortly. Arya shatakam, having 100 shlokas, is a part of Mooka Panchashati written by Mookashankarendra Saraswati Swamigal of the Moolamnaya Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amba. Mahaperiyava has referred to Mookapanchashati as one of the three uttama stuthis on Kamakshi Devi. The phalan of chanting Aryashatakam is Vaak vilasam – Intelligent speech. Sessions will be 30 minutes long & We will learn the 100 shlokas of Arya Shatakam over the next few months & will have the concluding session on Vasanta Navaratri in April, when the participants will take turns in chanting all the 100 shlokas.
We are planning for sessions on Friday evenings – To register & give your preference for class timing please fill out the survey form. https://forms.gle/iY6UzYVdXxYyNcoF6
Sat, Nov 20: This week’s story session will be with our spectacular storyteller Sitramji narrating the story of Prahalda and Gajendra.
Message from Sitaramji
Of the many qualities that Sriman Narayana one of the best is ‘Daya’ – roughly translated as Mercy. Now there are 6 witnesses to Mahavishnu’s daya – Draupathi, Ahalya, Prahalada, Dhruva, Gajendra and Vibeeshana. Today’s talk will be on Ganjendra and Prahalada. Gajendra was cursed to become an elephant and faced great challenges to finally win over Vishnu’s affection. Prahalada on the other hand was born to a very powerful Asura and could have remained one, but was drawn to Vishnu and was the recipient of His daya. Looking forward to a great session with Sri Sitram Sukumar this Saturday, November 20th @11AM EST/ 9:30 pm India time.
On this auspicious Kaisika Ekadashi weekend, Sat, Nov 13, we will hear about kaisika mahatmyam & the story of Nampaaduvaan from our spectacular storyteller Sri Shyam Panchapakesan. Bhagavata puranam will resume the following Saturday. Looking forward to a wonderful session with Shyamji this Sat Nov 13 @11AM EST/ 9:30 pm India time. JAYA JAYA SHANKARA HARA HARA SHANKARA
On Pitru Paksha Ekadashi, this Saturday, Oct 2, Our amazing storyteller Sri Shyam Panchapakesan will narrate the story – “Pitru bhakti of Sons of Ramayana” – Shravana and Rama and the importance of matru-pitru seva and pitru vakhya paripalana. Bhagavata puranam will resume the following Saturday. Looking forward to a wonderful session with Shyamji this Sat Oct 2 @11AM EST/ 8:30 pm India time. JAYA JAYA SHANKARA HARA HARA SHANKARA
Sept 11, 2021
After Labor day break, classes will resume on Sat, Sep 11 @ 11AM EST/ 8:30 PM India Time.
Our Fabulous storyteller Smt. Vidya Srinivasan will be staring “The Bhagavata Purana” series. Children, young adults and parents can join and enjoy the blissful experience of listening to Srimad Bhagavatam – the Divine, Eternal Story Of Lord Vishnu . As it is the week of Shukla Panchami, during our shloka session we will recite the shlokas listed for Panchami pooja. Practice Shatpadi stotram( shloka of the month) well and get ready for Shukla Panchami shloka session. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara
Message From Vidyaji
This Kathāśravaṇam will be in English. Lord Krishna says He remains in Bhagavatham in this Kaliyuga.
We strongly recommend to participate in this series, that will be a great experience for all of us.
Sept 4,2021 No classes ( Labor day weekend)
Aug 28, 2021
This week’s story session will be with our spectacular storyteller Sayeeji narrating the story of Poet Saint Manikkavacakar. Looking forward to a great session with Sri Sayee Natarajan this Saturday, August 28th @11AM EST/ 8:30 pm India time.
Message From Sayeeji :
This Saturday we’ll hear about the life history of Manikkavacakar, who was a poet from the 9th century. Through his story, we’ll hear about various miracles that took place in the recorded history of his life. We’ll also see the unique way Manikkavacakar approached Siva – as a lowly soul unworthy of the great lord.
One of his poems he says – “You gave yourself to me; You took me as yours in the process; Who is Smart? I got endless happiness from you; What did you get from me?” The same spirit lies in all of his writings. His writings are all in Tamizh and are so concise it can be completely read within 1/2 day. Many devotees do this regularly.
According to Ramana Maharshi, it is said that when Manikkavacakar attained mukthi, his body dissolved in a blinding light without leaving anything behind. We can all learn from the life of such an accomplished person – who also spent his life telling Siva I am not worthy.
Many thanks to all of the children and parents for giving me the opportunity to relish this great devotee’s life again on your behalf.
Aug 21, 2021
With The Blessings of the Acharyas of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, kathāśravaṇam Fall session is off to a great start with Sitaramji’s interesting narrative of the divine story of Sri Krishna Jananam. Thank you Sitaramji.
We will hear Stories of Gods & Goddesses, major festivals and stories from The Puranas. In the shloka sessions we will learn Sri Adi Shankara Shokas , more specifically – shloka of the month from Śukla Panchami Shankara Stuti Parayanam and Shlokas from select Dasakams from Sriman Narayaneeyam. We will start with Vishnu Shatpadi stotram & Sri Krishna Jananam shlokas from Srimad Bhagavatam. On the week of Śukla Panchami, students will recite the shlokas listed for Panchami pooja along with the shloka of the month, during class.
Resources From kathāśravaṇam Summer 2021 – “Samkshepa Ramayanam & Sri Adi Shankaracharya Stotras”
Enjoy the videos of students chanting Samkshepa Ramayanam