Ashtotram Shatanama rendered by Sri Vijayaragava Sastrigal . This is formally released in Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Facebook page
कावेरि त्रिजन्मानः कावेरि सलिलाप्लुता।
कावेरि वाताद्यै स्पृष्ठा यान्ति हरेःपदम्।
The Agnaeya Purana says that those who are contacted by the breeze blowing from Kaveri get release from rebirth and reach the lotus feet of the Lord.
Those who are unable to travel to Tamil Nadu but stay close to Mysore, we would suggest taking a dip at Srirangapatnam. Srirangapatna is known as Adi Ranga and it is known for Ranganathaswamy Temple in Karnataka.
Here the water is flowing very nicely, and the ghats have been specially organized for the purpose. Provision for performing Pitru Tarpanam, Pushkara Sankalpa Snanam and Aarti are all available.
River Kaveri ‘s gushing water makes you feel as though she is as curious as the bhaktas to wash away the sins and purify the souls of those who take refuge to her. Post the snanam you can plan to perform darshan of Sri Ranganathar.. too.
Photos of HH Periyava’s visit to Allur Trichy, for Pushkara Snanam. He takes the sankalpam, holy dip in the river, and also darshan of his favorite Sala karai Mahaganapathi temple on the banks of the River.
It is noteworthy to mention that His Holiness Bala Periyava had spent studying few years in this Village during his purvaashrama kalam.
मेषे च गङ्गा, वृषभे च नर्मदा, युग्मे च वाणी, यमुना कुलीरे, गोदावरी सिंह गते च, कन्यांगते देवगुरौच कृष्णा, कावेरी तौल्यां, अलिताम्रपर्णी, चापे च सिंधु, मकरे च भद्रा, घटेगुरौ भीमरथी, प्रणीता मीनेगते, पुष्करमाहुरार्याः!
इति कदा कस्याः पुष्करं संभवतीति श्लोकः
The Krishna Pushkaram granthe, provides the reference of all the sacred rivers and their associated pushkara sambhava rasi. As per this Ganga takes the Mesha Rasi, Narmada takes the Rishbha, Wani is associated to Mithunam, Yamuna with Karkatakam, Godavari with Simha, Krishna with Kanya, Cauvery with Tula, Vrichikam with Tambiraparani, Sindhu with Dhanushu, Bhadravati with Makaram, Bhemarathi with Kumbham and Praneta (tributary of Godavari) with Meenam. Thus this slokam provides the reference of river and their associated rasi for pushkaram event.
As per this Slokam, Cauvery is associated with Tula rasi.
Cauvery Pushkaram is a festival of River Cauvery that normally occurs once in 12 years. This Pushkaram is observed for a period of 13 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Tula rasi (Libra). Since this year the Jupiter (Brihaspathi) moves to Tula Rasi, it is marked as Cauvery Pushkaram.
This year the astrological movements make it rare such that , this event occurs only after next 144 years !
Hope you are all planning to take a dip in the River, If not, please do not miss this opportunity !
As per HH Periyava’s Wish and Anugraharam, Kaveri Ashtakam being sung and tuned to music by Smt Gayathri Venkataraghavan for the bhaktas !
She is supported by Sri Mysore Srikanth on Violin and Sri B Ganapathy Raman on Mridangam.
Thanks to the mesmerizing song to us during this occassion…
Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara
The Aarti at Allur Trichy being performed by the son of Sri N.Y Seshadri Ganapatigal – Sri S Ramji Ganapatigal … attended by the Villagers of Allur with lot of fervor and devotion!
Request the bhaktas to plan an evening at Allur to view this in person with Devi Kaveri flowing in grand majesty !
कावेरीतोयमाश्रित्य वातो यत्र प्रवर्तते ।
तद्देशवासिनां मुक्तिः किमु तत्तीरवादिनाम् ।।
காவேரீ நதியின் நீரை அண்டி இருக்கும் காற்றானது எங்கெல்லாம் பரவுகின்றதோ அந்த தேஶத்தில் உள்ளவர்களுக்கு மோக்ஷமானது கைகூடிவிடுகின்றது .. அந்த தீரத்திலேயே வாசிப்பவர்களை பற்றி கேட்கவா வேண்டும்…
As per Periyava’s instructions and wish, a series of musical concerts is organized in Allur, Trichy during Pushkaram.
On Day-1 , Allur villagers, had the privilige of listening to Smt Girija Hariharan along with Sri Thiruvaiyaru Swaminathan in Veena, Sri Trichy Swaminathan on Mridangam and Sri Deenadayalu on Morsing.
It was a very apt concert and the right start for the grand event. Smt Girija commenced with a song on Vigneshwara by Dikshitar from Kamakshi Navavarnam, followed by many kirthis by Thyagarajar and Dikshitar.
She also sang the Kaveri Bhujangam Stotram for the very first time to the audience of Allur.
We thank Sri Ramanathan for helping us arrange this event and also Smt Girija and other artists for kindly accepting to perform at a very short notice.
WE will publish the Schedule shortly for other artists performing during this time.