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VMS, Atlanta Celebrates 344th Aaradhana Mahotsava Of Sri Raghavendra Swamy

Atlanta, GA: Vishwa Madhwa Sangha (VMS), Atlanta chapter celebrated the 344th Aaradhana Mahotsava of Sri. Raghavendra Swamy on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Sri Hanuman Temple, Alpharetta,GA. Over 300 devotees attended the program.

Sri. Raghavendra swamy was a renowned saint, philosopher and proponent of Dvaita philosophy, and is also known as Rayaru. The event started at 9:30 am with nirmaalya abhishekha with recitation of purusha sookta, panchamrutha abhishekha to Sri. Narayana, Hanuman and Raayaru. Vishnu Sahasranaama and Rayara stotras were recited during the abhisheka. Recitation of Rayara stotra continued during pushparchana. Dashavatara stuti was chanted during naivedya and mahamangal arati.

Pradeep Vittalmurthy, coordinator of VMS chapter and trustee of Rayara Matha updated the gathering about the future plans of the matha. He said Ananthaadi Rayara Matha, Atlanta, Inc has been registered with the state of Georgiawith the blessings of Rayaru. A bank account in the name of “RAMA” has been set up to collect donations for the establishment of the Matha. More details are available at http://www.atlantarayaramath.org/.

A sumptuous lunch prepared by the organizers was served as prasada to all the devotees.  Bhajans praising Srimannarayana, Rayaru were sung by the devotees. An English skit on the life history of Rayaru performed by Sri Dutt Raga Performing Arts was well appreciated by the devotees. At 5 pm, the program concluded with a vote of thanks, appreciating the devotees and the temple organizers, Seshu Puranam & Srimannarayana.

For more details on this VMS chapter, please contact Pradeep Vittalmurthy @678-656-4076 or pradeep16@hotmail.com .

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