Sri Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi was celebrated in a grand manner on 8th November 2008 by Anaicut Satsang members. The event started with chanting of Hare Rama Mahamantra from 6.00 am in the morning to 4.30 pm in the evening. The chanting was done at Sri Venkateswara Thirumana Mandapam. There were more than 300 participants through out the day.

In the evening, after 4.30 pm, Sri Venkataraman, a teacher at the local school, welcomed the devotees for the lectures and introduced the speakers for the day Sri A D Baskar of Anaicut satsangh and Sri Vasantharajan of Chennai Satsang. Sri A D Baskar, gave a short speech for 20 minutes on Nama Mahimai quoting widely from the Mahabharatha. Then Sri Vasantharajan gave a speech for around 50 minutes. He spoke on the importance of Nama Mahimai. Then he spoke in detail on Guru Mahimai, since it was celebrations for Sri Sri Swamiji’s Jayanthi, and quoted widely from the lives of Namadevar, Samartha Ramadas, Yogi Ramsuratkumar etc., there were more than 150 devotees for the lectures. Then there was a small mass prayer at the end of the lecture. All the devotees were asked to chant the Mahamantra, praying for the good of all the people, and it was a wonderful sight to see 150 devotees chanting without any inhibitions.

After the mass prayer, Sri Durai, also a teacher from the local school gave the vote of thanks. The celebrations came to an end with “Maha Aarathi” and distribution of “Prasadam” to the devotees. Sri Velayudham of Anaicut Satsang had made wonderful arrangements for all the devotees who had participated in the Jayanthi celebration. He had organized for a “Annadanam” for all the devotees in the afternoon.



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