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Dharma Prachara Parishad to organize discourses

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Dharma Prachara Parishad to organize discourses
Dharma Prachara Parishad to organize discourses

Tirumala, Sept 23 :

 The Tirumala Tirupati  Dewasthanam has  laid out a fest of religious discourses, devotional concerts and bhajans for benefit of large congregation of devotees from all over the country for the Brahmotsavam -2009

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Dr Chilakapati  Vijaya Raghavacharyulu,  secretary of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad (HDP),  told reporters  at the  media centre  at  Tirumala organised specially for the Brahmotsavam that discourses and Bhakti Sankeetrans  were  specially organised to the benefit of visiting  devotees. 15 bhajan troupes  and  sankeertans by eminent performers  like Dr Shobaraju, Vishnu Sahasranama  Sankeertan by the All India Vishnu Sahasranama Federation were held through out the day.

The  HDP  secretary  said  the  Veda Parayana was also  being conducted by the vedic scholars and students of  Dharmagiri in Tirumala and also  the Keesaragutta  Veda Pathashala. Dr P Srinivas , the grand son  M S Rama Rao,  whose melodious singing of Rama Charita was rendering the Sundara Kand for  three hours in the morning  and Rajendra daji  Maharaj of  Brindavan ( UP) presented a 4 hour  Sangeeta  Bhagavad Katha for another four hours.

The  parishad has also organised  bhajan teams, dance troupes, ashtavadhani  performers and ballet performers  to present their skills in the special platform set up in front of the Srivari Temple  and also in the Asthana Mantapam besides in front of the Vahanams at the four mada streets.

"The objective is to present  event  as not only  religious but also part of a social exercise  to display  cultural ethos that  extolled  the divine and spiritual lore of Tirumala and Lord  Venkateswara besides present the visitors a bright and colourful  picture on  the  basis of religious beliefs and practices," says Dr C V Raghavacharyalu, secretary of  the HDPP.