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Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Dharma Moolam is offering a Free “Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam meaning in English” program for adults.
With The Blessings of
Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeṭadhipati, Jagadguru Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal
Namaskarams. With the blessings of Amba and Acharyas the following events have been planned over Zoom.
Ashada Navarathri falls from 10th July, Saturday to 18th July, Sunday for USA. 9th July is Amavasya. This navarathri is also called as Varahi navarathri. We will chant Durga Saptasati DAILY starting 6:30 AM EST over zoom from 9th – 18th July. Complete recitation will take about one and a half to two hours.
Adi month is very auspicious for ambal. Just like how we did Lalitha sahasranama Archanai on all Thai Fridays earlier this year, we will do Sahasranama Archana for ambal on all the 5 Fridays of Adi month as well. The dates are July 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13. The sahasranama archanai will start 6:30 PM EST and will take ~45 mins to 1 hour. Archanai can be performed with flowers, akshata or kumkumam, Please arrange to do a neyvedhyam at the end of the archanai.
This year Varalakshmi Vratham Falls on August 20th. We will do Lakshmi Sahasranama Archanai starting 6:30 PM EST will take ~45 mins to 1 hour. Many people don’t have Vratham this year due to unfortunate events happened in the last year in their family. They can also participate and do archanai to get blessings on Varalakshmi Amba. Archanai can be performed with flowers, akshata or kumkumam, Please arrange to do a neyvedhyam at the end of the archanai.
Program Outline For Sunday Session
We will see meanings for Lalitha sahasranamam in English. Lalitha Sahasranama beautifully describes the different swarupams of Ambal, Her Vibhutis, her Leelas etc. It also presents an encyclopedic view on various sastras such as Vedanta, Upasana, Tantra etc. The class is in English, from 10:30 AM EST and will be for 45 mins to 1 hour through Zoom.
Online sessions will be conducted by Dr. Shyam Panchapakesan.
Dr. Shyam Panchapakesan, a native of Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur Dt in Tamilnadu, is very passionate about following and teaching the values of Sanathana Dharma to the interested. He conducts regular shloka classes such as Devi Mahatmyam, Mooka Panchasati etc. Being a student of Vedanta, he conducts classes on Vedantic works such as Vivekachudamani as well. Some of his classes are uploaded in his channel “Stotra Samvardhini” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf1Ia8j-6f-kT8Y3S8-YEzg
He is currently doing his Post-Doctoral research at Yale University in Molecular Biology.