On 19th July, 2008, a Nagara sankirtan was done at Ravanasamudram, a village situated around 15 kms from Ambasamudram town between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm. The Nagara sankirtan started from the residence of Smt Chellamal Varadarajan.  More than 75 devotees participated in this Nagara sankirtan, which included many children. Lord Premika Varadan’s photo was taken in a procession through the main streets of the village. The Nagara Sankirtan culminated at Senaiyar Thirumana Koodam, where a mass prayer was arranged between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm.


   


The mass prayer was organized as part of first year celebration of Ravanasamudram Kendra. Sri Nagarajan, a devotee from Kallidaikurichi started the mass prayer with Guru Vandanam. After this, Sri Vasantharajan of our Chennai Kendra spoke for around 45 minutes on Guru Mahimai. He spoke about the greatness of a Guru and quoted widely from Sri Sri Swamiji’s lectures, incidents from lives of Panduranga Bhaktas, story of Sabari from Ramayana etc., There were more than 150 devotees for the mass prayer.


After the lecture, Hare Rama was chanted for around 30 minutes. After the Nama chanting, around 8 children from Ambasamudram enacted a drama for 10 minutes extolling the importance of chanting the Nama. After the drama, two Tamil songs, composed by Sri Sri Swamiji, highlighting the importance of chanting Nama was sung by Sri Vasantharajan. The response from the devotees was really good for all the events that were organized.


The devotees were given prasadam at the end of the events. Smt. Chellamal Varadarajan and Sri Venkataraman of Ravanasamudram Kendra had made all the arrangements for these events. Sri Sabapathy of Ambasamudram Kendra, Sri Sriram of Cheranmahadevi Kendra, Sri Vijayarangan of Viravanallur Kendra had participated in these events along with devotees from their Kendras.


On 19th July, 2008, a satsangh was organized at Vasudevanallur, a place near Tenkasi. Sri Hariharan of Chennai Kendra and Sri Ramanan, caretaker of Ambasamudram Namadwaar had participated in that satsangh. Nama was chanted for around 30 minutes. After that, Sri Ramanan spoke on the importance of the Mahamantra for around 20 minutes. Later Sri Hariharan told the devotees about the origin of the Mahamantra. The audience was very receptive and keen on conducting frequent Nama chanting sessions in their village.


On 20th July, 2008, Nagara sankirtan was performed at Ambasamudram Namadwaar between 6.45 am and 7.30 am. Lord Premika Varadan’s photo was taken in a procession through the streets within the proximity of  Namadwaar. Around 10 devotees participated in this Nagara sankirtan.


   


Later another Nagara sankirtan was organized at Cheranmahadevi town between 8.15 am and 9.30 am. The Nagara sankirtan started from Sri Venkatachalapathy temple. Lord Premika Varadan’s photo was taken in a procession through the main streets of town, temples and ended at the temple. Sri Vasantharajan of our Chennai Kendra spoke on the importance of Nama with respect to our day-to-day life and quoted few incidents from Sri Sri Swamiji’s lectures and our scriptures. There were around 40 devotees. The program concluded with distribution of prasadam.


   


Sri Sriram of Cheranmahadevi Kendra had organized the Nagara sankirtan. There were some devotees from VK Puram Kendra and Ambasamudram Kendra for this Nagara sankirtan.



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