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Vedic Vision foundation
KODUNGALLUR
ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2011 - 2012

“Sri Mata, Sri Maharajni, SrimatSimhasanesivari Chidagnikundasambhuta Devakaryasamudhyata ” (Lalithasahasranamam)

f t is really amazing, how our great rishis have succeeded in conveying the vision of wholeness and our unbreakable relationship with I T , even through the stotras and keerthanas they have composed, be it about Gods or Goddesses or about the Impersonal Self within. An ordinary mind can just read through absorbing the beauty and glory of the expressions, but a contemplative mind can delve deep into it and be absorbed in the transcendental meaning it conveys. Two epithets, though all are of equal importance, are specially relevant as they convey the vision of our Vedic seers. The very first word, which upholds the Supreme Power as the Mother of the Universe points out that the Universe is the Divine Mother's playground and our approach to the Universe should be as laid down in the mantra

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'Matrudevobhava', another mahamantra of all time importance. Mother is the embodiment of S R I, all goodness and prosperity. Not only that, implied is another meaning of SR I, of poison (bad and evil) also. In one sweep we are asked to look at the Universe and accept the good and the bad, understanding that everything has its origin from Mother and Her power of creation. Infinite are the possibilities and potentialities embodied in that most wonderful expression Sri Mata, which are revealed to pure minds contemplating on the infinity of motherhood. The second important expression is "Devakaryasamudhyata - ever engaged in 'devakarya', seeing that good succeeds over evil and thus keeps the Universal balance

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sheet of dharma intact. All of us, Her, children have to fall in line with Her in this cosmic work, and has our own role to play, seeing that evil forces are kept at bay and good dominates. This can be done only in one way - lighting the lamp of Truth in oneself and allowing that light to illumine everything else. In essence it means keeping the banner of 'Satyam vada bharmam chara' aloft. For good to succeed and establish itself it has to be rooted in Satya and Dharma. So it follows that devakarya means preservation of Satya and Dharma leading to the propagation of satwic qualities. Only in such an atmosphere can individuals develop and manifest their innate Divine qualities. I t is only through this process can homes and societies prosper and peace and happiness brought to the world at large. Though Mother is not ordained by anybody to do any work, she engages Herself in work all the time keeping the welfare of the Universe ever in Her mind. Sri Krishna says in Bhagavat Gita He is also working all the time though He has no duties to perform. All these are pointers to the prime duty of every being to keep working - for devakarya. The scope of Vedic Vision is geared to achieve in guiding human beings how they should live, work and execute their various duties and how they can automatically fall in line with this grand design playing the role of 'devakaryasamudhyata'. This Vedic Vision is now being appreciated by more and more enlightened souls all over the world. Robert Muller in his famous book ’The Birth of a Global Civilization' (p. 71) provides the following description and prayer. " I pray that all human beings of this earth become instruments of peace thus fulfilling the cosmic function deeply engraved in each of us and for which we are born and allowed to live temporarily on this particular planet in the vast universe and eternal stream of time. The peace of the world is the sum total of the peace of all individuals." This enlightening statement has come not from an Indian, nor a Vedic Scholar, but an American, whose mind has succeeded in capturing the Vedic Vision of our rishis. Only a highly contemplative mind can delve deep into the depths of the cosmic organization and become aware of the intricate inter relationships that characterise the cosmic whole. "Parancikhani vyatrnat svayambhu - tasmat paranpasyati nantaratman; Kasciddhirah pratyagatmanamaiksa - davrtta caksur amrtatvamicchan"
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"The S e lf created Lord has created the sense organs with the inherent defect that they are by nature outgoing. This is why beings see things outside and cannot see the S e lf within. Rarely is there found a wise person, seeking immortality, who can withdraw his sense organs from external objects and see this S e lf within. " One difficult scientific truth to comprehend by even the most brilliant human mind is how the One has become the many. Once this Truth is imprinted in the human mind, all confusions and problems disappear and the path for the evolution of man to MAN becomes as clear as a straight line. The genius of the Indian rishis solved this problem in the early dawn of human civilization and their discovery that one Truth has become many has remained an unparalleled discovery or in Indian terms, the ultimate in Self realisation. All investigations of modern science are getting oriented towards the realization of this ultimate Truth. Unless and until they understand the full implications of the above quoted Upanishadic mantra, their search and research would lead them nowhere. Therein also lies the difficulty in universalising the Vedic Vision and integrating it with a routine life style. I t is here that our Seers have scored success by creating forms, images, similies and stories embodying Truth and its multifold manifestations, of which the pride of place goes to the ideal of the Mother of the Universe, Her attributes and stories depicting her creative, sustaining and destroying power. She is the mine of wisdom, also of Jnanasakthi, Ichasakthi,'and Kriyasakthi. Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation is blessed to have our Centre in the vicinity of the ancient and most famous Devi Temple in

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Kerala. One of our major Prabhashana series is focused on the exploration of the infinitude of Mother as revealed through Lalita sabasranamam. Satya, Dharma, Yajna and Tapas are the four ideals or pillars on which Vedic Vision Foundation rests and making use of Jnana, Karma, Bhakti, Raja Yogas the super structure is built in the mincfe^f our well wishers through the lives they live, work they do and the network of relationships they create. I

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'Each soul is potentially divine' is the guideline that is given by Swami Vivekananda to connect ourselves with the UltimateTruth. That each one of us has a Divine role to play in the totality of cosmic function is what our sruthis and smrithis have emphasized. Swamiji provides us with a ladder helping us to climb towards the Truth. That is Viveka Sopana - the ladder of Practical Vedanta. First and foremost of our effo rts is to reinforce the faith in the Almighty and in oneself through small and big activities such as rituals, ceremonies, satsangs, etc. These are the golden threads which can replace the artificial glistening threads of materialistic enjoyments with which the fabric of human lives are embellished these days. Wrong notions, half baked ideals, meaningless actions, at individual and collective level have all contributed to converting human life into a coarse dirty, ugly fabric. Giving new rational meanings and scientific explanations to rituals and ceremonies is one way of converting those very actions into spiritual occupational therapies which help to pluck out the old without causing pain and damage to the individual. All our daily routines are the live experiments in this simple elementary transformation of the inner nature of the individual. Seminars and Satsanga Prabhashanas Date 05.06.2011 27.07.2011 Ramayana 22. 5. 2011 26.08.2011 Name Dr. P. Raman Sri. Sreekumar Topic Unfoldment of Spirituality Message of

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On the 4th of September there was a one day seminar 'Vi.inana Sadas - A knowledge initiative organized jointly by Prabhakaram Foundation and Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, Kodungallur. The programme was inaugurated by Revered Lakshmi Didi. Her inaugural address was on the topic 'Eternal values for a changing society'. Eminent speakers like Dr. C. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Induchoodan, P. K. Ravindran, Adv. V. Ratnakaran, Dr.T. Vijayan, Sri Sreekumaran Namboothiri and Sri. V.K Prasannan presented papers on Changing Lifestyles and Challenges, Environmental issues—Perspectives and solutions, An ethical approach to Village Models, Challenges of modern times—A value based approach, Values depicted in Puranas and Itihasas, Traditions and Faith- Concepts and Practice and Oriental Life Sciences - Relevance in modern era. The aim of this seminar was to bring together people with a flare to acquire knowledge and who are willing to contribute their part by taking up social activities / projects which will act as catalysts for finding solutions to the problems of our times as well as those of the next generation. This interaction is expected to pave way for developing a knowledge centre for all like minded activities and develop a community for holistic living practices. Fifty people participated in the seminar. i. Seminar at M. E. S Asmabi College, Kodungallur A one day seminar with the collaboration of Vedic Vision Foundation and the Hindi Department headed by Prof. Ranjit of MES Asmabi College at P.Vemballur, was conducted on the 18th of February 2012. The topic of the seminar was 'Bharatiya dharma and our Samskriti’ Mananiya Lakshmididi gave the presidential address and Sri Sudhakarji . coordinated the sessions. I t was a good opportunity for Vivekananda Kendra to introduce Swamiji to the collegiate youth. About 150 students attended.

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Seminar at Kerala Varma College. Trissur Sanskrit Dept of Kerala Varma College Thrissur in collaboration with Vishwa

Samskrita Pratishthan and Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation conducted a half day seminar on the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. Mananiya Lakshmi Didi spoke on Vivekananda Oarshana and Youth through a power point presentation depicting the life of Swami Vivekananda, based on Vishwa Bhanu, (pictorial exhibition). Sri Nanda Kumar, the Akhil Bharatiya General Secretary of Samskrita Bharati, spoke on Vivekananda Vidyabhyasa VeekshananV. About 200 students attended.

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Sree Vidya Upasakas'Conference This was conducted in collaboration with the local Sri Vidya Prathishtan. On the firs t day, the programme started with Ganapathy Homam, followed by formal inauguration of the Sangamam by Brahmachari Udit Chatanyaji. This was followed by a series of lectures by eminent sadhakas. A fter lunch there was Raja Matangi puja by Thiru Vikramanji. Simultaneously, Flute recital and Veena vadan by local artists and an Odissi dance recital by Dr Mrs. Chandana Raul were also arranged to keep the devotional mood of the audience. About 500 people attended. Second day of Sri Vidya Upasana programme started with SamoohikaLalitha Sahasranama archana at 6.30 a.m. A fter breakfast there were a series of lectures by Acharya L. Girish Kumar, Mataji Sree Vidyamba Saraswathi of Lalitha Mahila Samajam, Thiru Engoi Malai, Trichy., Man. Lakshmi Didi, and Sri H.S Tyagarajan of Mysore. Sree Chakra Pooja started at 5 p.m. and continued till 9 p.m. The entire auditorium of Anandadham was packed with people from in and around Kodungallur town. . 7 , Swami. .Vivekananda has saW “Have the Faith, each one °^ ^ou *n y °ur'self that

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Retired Professor Uma Devi from Thiruvananthapuram, visited Anandadham, Kodungallur on the 18th of December. A 3 day Swadhyaya class on Vedanta was conducted by Prof. Uma Devi from 19 t\| § to 21stDecember. 10 people attended. XT. O Harm Truth and Dharma go hand in hand. Truth Q ^ Q

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The best way to capture the glory of Yajna into common human life is to transform simple day to day actions into selfless acts of dedication to Almighty or to an ideal. Swamiji's ideal of 'Serve Man Serve God is a wonderful way of achieving this transformation. The threads of the fabric of human life which are soaked in materialism can be replaced effectively and without damage to the individual by elevating common life activities on to a spiritual dimension. That is one of the major live experiments that goes on under the umbrella of Vedic Vision Foundation. As already indicated all the multifarious activities of the Foundation are suffused with the ideal of Nishkama Karma and slowly but steadily a wonderful internal upgradation occurs leading to the total sublimation of human life. IV . Tapas Tapas is another time tested technique by which the unwanted threads of material motivations of life are totally eliminated and replaced by those of Satya and Dharma. All human effo rts by which one acquires the courage and conviction to stick to Truth are acts of Tapas. Bringing time consciousness and discipline, avoiding waste of time, material and energy, practices of Yoga, Pranayama, etc. are all part of Tapas helping one to be aware of the spiritual dimension within oneself. All the activities and celebrations are interwoven with these four grand cosmic principles so that every one associated with our Centre comes to recognize his/her role as a 'devakaryasamudhyata’ - fulfilling also Swamiji's ideal of 'atmano mokshartham jagat hithaya ca‘

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Some of our major activities upholding the above cosmic principles are as follows:

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Networking through Ramayana In Kerala, Ramayana month begins on 1st Karkadakam (17th July 2011). In almost all

Hindu families one will read the holy Ramayana and other members will listen. Elaborate arrangements will be made in most of the temples to read Ramayana and preach the divine message to lead an ideal life. Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in his characteristic simple language has said "There are two powerful 'Taraka Namas'. One is Aum and another is Rama. All mantras have to be prefixed with Aum for obtaining the benefits of those mantras, whereas there is no need to prefix Aum when the name 'Rama1

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is recited because the name itself is 'Tarka Namam". This year Ramayana month started on 17th of July. Like in the previous year many families approached Kendra to have the Ramayana reading in their houses. Kendra's Dharma Sevika Kum Bindu with three vidyarthi karyakartas, Kum. Vishnupreeta, Kum. Selvi and Kum. Preeti and with two other children from our samskara varga and a lady wellwisher visited nearly 25 families and performed parayana and Sri Rama archana involving all the family members. A number of Ramayana books were distributed to the families which did not possess them till then. Samapanam o f Ramayana Parayana Ramayana Parayanam Samapanam was on 13th of August. A quiz competition was conducted for the toddlers of Sandeepani Sishuvihar, for middle age group children and for the high school children based on Ramayana. Samapanam programme ended with Ramayana parayanam and deeparadhana. All the members of the Ramayana parayanam group received tokens of affection from Lakshmi didi. // S ri Krishna Jayanthi On the 21st of August the whole town of Kodungallur wore a festive look. At Anandadham, in the morning there was a grand show of little * SriKrishnas on stage. All the Sandeepani Sishuvihar children as well as other children of same age became little Krishnas thereby creating a Mini Vrindavanam at AnandaDham. There were bhajan competitions too for the senior children. Lastly, before the distribution of prasadam all the mothers with their little Krishnas danced to glory in a circle to the song of Krishna. The whole atmosphere was charged with vibrations of these Krishna Bhajans and the joy emanating from in the minds of all the participants. All the participants received token gifts. Each little Krishna with the help of their mother and father planted a Tulsi sapling in the Vrindavanam Park of Anandadham as a symbolic gesture. Prasad was distributed to all. iii. Ganesh Chaturthy and Onam On 1st September Children of Sandeepani

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morning to be present for the Ganapathi Chaturthi. A fter puja, all the mothers got busy in making pookkalam - to welcome Thiru Onam. Three students from LKG, Nakshatra dressed as Mahabali and Anagha Bose dressed as Vamana and Kartik as a Brahmin boy were made to enact as the real King Mahabali who was blessed and assured by Vamana, that he could come to see his beloved subjects once in a year. Keralites believe that every year during Thiruvonam, their most adorable King Mahabali visits them and hence they celebrate his arrival by beautifully decorating their houses with pookkalam and wearing new dresses as well as preparing community feasts. (iii) Distribution o f Onappudava We have been giving onam kits (food items) for the last many years on the occasion of Onam. For a change this year instead of kits, we decided to give sarees to the needy. Accordingly thirty ladies were given Onappudava from Lakshmi Didi. (iv) Universal Brotherhood Day Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated in Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision on 11th September. Eleven schools in and around Kodungallur were approached for Elocution competition in both Malayalam and English which involved reciting from memory any one of the two speeches of Swamiji which were supplied to them 15 days in advance and a Quiz competition based on India and Swamiji. There were 54 participants in all. I t was a whole day programme, with competitions in the morning and the public function after lunch. The programme started at 3-30 pm sharp. Rev Srimad Swami Veerabhadranandaji of R.K. Math, Haripad was present as Chief Guest. He gave away the prizes to the winners and tokens to the judges. Swamiji gave an inspiring speech highlighting how Swamiji can be a role model to the children. He called upon the children to have confidence in themselves. Great works have always been initiated by single persons. Hence one disciplined individual can alone do wonders if one has faith and willpower to stand against adverse circumstances.

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During Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the Universal Mother, commonly referred to as "Durqa." which literally means the remover of the miseries of life. She is also referred to as "Devi" (Goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power). I t is this energy, which helps Gods to proceed with the work of creation, preservation and destruction.This year Navarathri started from 28th September. Whole stage of our auditorium was decorated with bommakkolu (Display of dolls). For the next 10 days Sishuvihar children had their prayers on the stage everyday. The inmates read 'Chandi' which was completed on Vijaya Dashami day. On Astami day of Navarathri, several local well wishers came to AnandaDham, rendered bhajans in praise of Devi. Sishuvihar students and all the children from the locality came with their bundle of books to be kept for puja at the feet of Mother Saraswathi.

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From early morning toddlers were brought by their parents for the Vidyarambham on Vijayayadasami day. Mananeeya Lakshmi didi performed the vidyarambham ceremony for many toddlers. All the Sishuvihar children did their vidyarambha by writing the traditional Ganapathi invocation "Hari sree Ganapathaye Namah" on rice kept in plates before them and then took back their books which they had placed in front of Devi Saraswathi on the Astami Day.

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Geeta Jayanti Geetha Jayanthi was celebrated on 4th of December. Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan of

Indian Scientific Heritage from Thiruvananthapuram was invited to talk on Bhagavad Geetha. The programme started with invocation by Abhay and Aditya of Sishuvihar. 200 people were present to listen to the talk on Geetha. On 5th December there was chanting of the entire Geetha by the inmates of Kendra along with well-wishers,

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Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrations 2012 As a curtain raiser to next year's Sardha Sathi Samaroha' Vivekananda Kendra

Vedic Vision Foundation organised several attractive programmes at Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kodungallur, including three seminars exclusively based on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. First in the series of the Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrations “ VIVEKA BHARATAM" was held at Kochi under the auspices of Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation,

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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Bharat Vikas Parishad, Kochi from 12th January to 15th January 2012 On 12th January, Swamiji's birthday as per English calendar, a special ceremony was arranged at the Vivekananda statue near the boat jetty. A good number of citizens headed by 97 year old Justice V.R. Krishna Iy e r, Shri Hybi Eadan (MLA), Shri P L Sheik Pareeth (District Collector), Sri Swami Sunil Das, Sri PEB. Menon, Smt B Bhadra Sateesh (Deputy Mayor), Justice T.L. Vishwanath Iy e r and several well wishers of eminence offered floral tributes at the feet of Swamiji's statue. About 1500 Children from various schools also offered flowers and played Chenda Melam and Band in front of Swamiji adding to the vibrancy of the occasion. Teams of singers from Bangla, Rajasthan and Karnataka Cultural Societies brought their chorus groups and rendered patriotic songs. Justice Krishna Iy e r, Swami Sunil Das, Shree Hybi Eadan, Smt Bhadra Sateesh and Dr. Lakshmi Kumari addressed the gathering. On 13th there was a seminar on " Work Excellence in Media" in which 200 students from Media colleges participated. Shri S. Gurumoorthy, the noted columnist from Chennai delivered inaugurated the the seminar and keynote address. Several

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thinking to the budding journalists. On 14thSaturday, from 10 a.m. onwards various competitions were conducted for all the prize winning students at the school and college levels. On 15th Sunday there was a one day seminar on 'Practical Vedanta o f Swami

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Vivekananda Padma Vibhushan Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman ISR O inaugurated and delivered the keynote address. Special time was allotted for students speaker's interactions which was compeered by Dr P. N.Venkitaraman of Amrita T.V. Post lunch session had Shri N Krishnamurthy and Prof Jayasree Sukumaran to elaborate the various aspects of Practical Vedanta with special reference to day to day life. The valedictory address was delivered by Shri P. Parameswaranji, Vivekananda Kendra's President and he gave away the prizes to all the winners of the competition. The programme concluded with Shanti mantra.
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At Thrissur on 26th and 27th January an exhibition "Vishwa BhanW was arranged depicting Swamiji's life and message. This gave an opportunity to many local people to get acquainted with Swamiji's contributions. On 28th a one day seminar was arranged at Sahitya Academy Hall in which Padma Bhushan Prof. N.S. Ramaswami, Dr. P.V. Krishnan Nair, Prof. K. Subramaniam and Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari were the main speakers in the forenoon session. Post lunch session had

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Viveka Bharatham at Kodungallur
At Kodungallur the firs t programme was a patriotic and folk song competition for school students on 12th January in which 150 students from 12 schools took part. On 29th there was a one day seminar 'Samvardhini' specially intended to throw light on Practical Vedanta in the day to day life specially of women. Pravrajika Tapa Prana Mataji from Sarada Math, Kozhikode, Prof. Lakshmi Kutty, and Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari spoke emphasizing the importance of understanding the Practical Vedanta to enlighten day to day life of women in particular and families in general. Then followed a very attractive Yoga Demonstration by students from 4 schools, with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan topping the list. The winners of the earlier competitions song) Bharatiya their Vidya trophies. Bhavan As in (patriotic song) and Sai Vidya Niketan (folk collected previous years 10 poor girls students from Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School were given scholarships of 500 rupees each. There was a grand feast sponsored by Mr & Mrs. Mural i (Vasanth Caterers) from Irinjalakuda. In all these programmes there was good sale of Vivekananda literature.

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As in previous years, under the Vrindavan Project there were 3 summer camps for school stuents of various age groups. Altogether 100 students participated.

Special Programmes
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On 14th there was a Samoohika Surya Namaskar Programme, Suryakiran in which nearly 600 students from 8 schools participated. This year also the venue was

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Gurusree Public School, Pullut. Programme started at 7.30 a.m. The Manager, Canara Bank inaugurated the programme. Lakshmi Didi welcomed the gathering. A fter the programme light breakfast was served to the participants.

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Suryakiran (Samartha) Programme

A unique programme is designed to develop a group of children who are studying in class V I I I in a multilevel personality development programme. The whole programme is designed to bring out the best in them and make them Samartha in all aspects of their life. 10 students from 3 schools came. Formal inauguration with deepaprajwalan by Lakshmi didi was at 10 30 am. Both didi and Sudhakarji took classes for the children. Informal introduction session was taken by Su. Sutapa. The programme ended at 12.45 with Shanthi mantra. This self improvement programme is repeated once a month.

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Yoga Sanqamam

On 20th November, there was a Yoga Sangamam for all the yoga students who have learnt Yoga from this centre for the last 2 years. The purpose of this Sangamam was to get a feedback from the participants and make them aware of the forthcoming 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Swamiji.

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10th Annual bay O f Sandeepani Sishuvihar

On 18th February Sandeepani Sishuvihar had its 10thAnnual day Programme in the evening. Smt. Vilasini, the well known poetess was the Chief Guest. Sri Sundaresan Master from Sundarodayam was the Guest of Honour. The outgoing children of UKG were awarded certificates after being felicitated by the Chief Guest with a shawl and presented with a lighted lamp symbolizing 'tamaso ma ivotiraamava'. A short cultural programme was presented by the tiny tots which included yoga parents

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demonstration. A number of ex-students of the Sandeepani Sishuvihar also participated; This was followed by prasadam distribution prepared by the of Sishuvihar.

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41 bays of Bha jan Sandhya worshipping Lord Ayyappa

Heralding the advent of Mandala season, from 17th November was started a programme of house visits to organise a simple worship of Lord Ayyappa under the leadership of Susri Bindu with a team of four Vidyarthini inmates — Divya,

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Vishnupreeta, Selvi and Preeti, two Samskar Varga boys — Gopakumar and Gokuldas and an elderly devotee from the neighborhood, Smt. Baby. In 41 days they visited 41 houses singing the glory of Ayappa Swami and doing archana, puja and concluding with chanting Ayappa Ashtotharam followed by Aratrika. There was good response from all the houses.
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Comemmorotion of Sister Nivedita's Smriti Divas

Joining hands with Rashtra Sevika Samithi we participated in the 100th Smriti Divas celebration of Sister Nivedita. To commemorate the occasion we brought out a short life sketch of Sister Nivedita in Malayalam. Similarly to bring home to the younger participants Swamijis valuable message we brought a low priced collection of sayings of Swamiji under the title ”Swami Vivekanandanda Amrita Mozhigaf (Malayalam). All the participants of Samoohika Suryakiran, and winners of various competitions have received copies of these books plus an attractive picture of Swamiji on the Rock. Vll.
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Ganapathi Pratishtha Divasam

Ganapathi Pratishtha Divas was duly celebrated on 2nd March with Ganapathi Homam and Srichakra puja, conducted by students of Gurupadam, Tantric School. Seven days Bhagavata Saptaham gloriously concluded on 4th March. All the devotees received a booklet ’Sri
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Swamiji. I t was a wonderful experience for many of the newcomers. For some it was the beginning of a new life. Many of them, young or elderly, have promised to start Bhagavata parayanam.

DHAMM l JVOTI AWARD FOR MAN. LAKSHMI DIDI
Instituted by the Santana Dharma Parishad, Kozhikode, this year's Dharmajyoti award was given to Mananiya Lakshmi Didi. She was selected for the award by a panel of four eminent personalities namely, Man. P. Parameswaranji, Prabhakaran. a huge Dr T.S. Vijayan Karumatra, Dr K MadhavanKutty and Sri. Pattayil amidst The award was in the presented to her on 19th January 2012, gathering, Muthalakulam Maidan, Calicut by Swami Divyananda, the Mahamandaleswar of Kailas Ashram, Rishikesh. The award consisted of a citation, a memento and an amount of Rs.25000/- which was graciously set apart by Didi for Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrations. All the representative members of the Sanantana Dharma Parishad were present on the occasion.

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As always it is a pleasure to o ffer our grateful thanks to all our Trustees, members of the Managing Committee of Vivekananda Kendra and well- wishers who are part of the Vivekananda Kendra family at AnandaDham, Kodungallur. Let the most elevating Vedic Vision of our Seers ever guide us in all that we do so that our great Motherland regains her ancient glory and be seated as the Jagat Guru blessing the entire humanity. As we are gearing up to celebrate Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birthday, let us rejuvenate ourselves

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with his grand ideal - atmano mokshartham Jaaathitayaca recognizing our cosmic role in the grand design of the Universe.

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Summary o f the activity report for the year 2011-12

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Name of the Pranta State covered Karyasthan Number of Dayitvan Karyakartas Regular activities

DAKSHIN KERALA KODUNGALLUR 30 : Pratahsmaran, Yoga, Vedic / Gita-chanting, Daily worship at the Ganapathi Temple, Pancamahayajnas, Purana Parayana, Bhajans, Karma yoga

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Sadhana Divas Gita Jayanthi S.B. Parva Guru Poornima Universal Brotherhood Day Yoga Satra Swadhyaya varga Sanskar Varga Yoga varga P.D. Camp
Others:
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1 1 5 1 1 15

15 200 2500 100 200 80 50

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30 20 100

GanapathiPratishta Divas

1 house visits 25

150 50

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Ramayana Month -

Sri Srikumarji of Ernakulum visited Anandadham as guest speaker. His prabhasanam was on Ramayana and the importance of chanting Ramayana.. Smt Vilasini & Sri Sundaresan Sri Ramakrishna Jayanthid 10th Annual Day of Sandeepani Sishuvihar Sri Krishna Jayanthi 41 Days of BhajanSandhya worshipping Lord Ayyappa house visits 200 100 41

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Monthly Ayurvedic Medical camp Special Programmes Comemmoration of Sister Nivedita'sSmriti Divas Two day Seminar on Sri Vidya Surya Ki ran : Galaxy of speakers 400 : Swami Nirmalananda Giri (per month)

: Mass Surya namaskar programme750 from 8 schools. The Manager, Canara Bankwas the Chief Guest : Swami Adhyatmanandaji of Bodhananda 500 Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, was the Acharya : : 77 85

BhagavataSaptaham Enrolment of Pariposhak Subscription Sales Kendra Publications 68500 Others Novelties

24500 20000

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