About Ubhaya Vedanta Acharya Peetham
|Founder||This Peetam was instituted by the divine grace of HH Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji (Periya Jeeyar Swami) and the profound Veda Vedantha scholar ” Nyaya Vedantha Vidwan ” U.Ve.Sriman T.K.Gopalacharya Swami along with great scholars like “Kavirathna” U.Ve. Sriman Gudimella Ramanujacharya Swami and others in 1960s.|
|Registered||Regd. in 1970|
|Address||D.No13-322, Sitanagaram, Guntur District 522501, Andhra Pradesh|
|Type||This is a registered non-profit charitable organisation working for the spread of Sri Visishtadwaitha Philosophy propagated by Bhagavad Ramanuja’s Vedic system of school.|
|Mission||The mission is to serve society to establish Peace, Unity, Universal Brotherhood and Universal Welfare through the Visishtadwaitha Philosophy preached by Bhagavad Ramanujacharya that has its roots in the Vedic System of great sages of the lore.|
This Peetam has inspired, supported and produced a number of Ubhaya Vedantha scholars throughout India. This is the pioneer Peetam, lighthouse of Vedic wisdom, that was the school for many renowned Srivaishnava scholars of Vedic Tradition in India. In the reigns of HH Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji as the Managing Trustee, it is continuing the activities in a manifold way.
Currently, U.Ve. Sriman Dr.S.V.Rangaramanujacharya Swami is the President of the Peetam conducting the Vedic activities in the traditional manner along with a team of 11 members. Some of the activities are detailed hereunder.
Study and Propagate the ancient Spiritual Literature:
Many great Sages and saints of this land, as a result of thousands of years of strenuous research, study and practice have experienced the truths of this Universe and presented the essence of the purposeful pursuit of life through their wonderful literature pertaining to the best way of living with high moral values, in the family as well as in the society. They also taught the best way of human living with the Nature and other living and non-living beings. The highest standards of their thought as a result of direct experience and experimentation through multiple domains of individual, collective and environmental factors tested over several ages, have established the fact that the fundamental truths revealed by them are applicable in the past, during their period, today and also for the entire coming future, as long as the humanity exists on this Earth.
All such literature is preserved in its pristine purity primarily in the brains and in daily practices through the generations especially in the traditional families, rather than in print and storage media as we are doing today. However, in order to meet the needs of the people today, the original literature is also being made available in such media. Imparting the invaluable knowledge to the seekers who are interested to practice it with utmost reverence and pass it on to the coming generations is the real preservation. Hence, Srimad Ubhaya Vedanthacharya Peetam is providing various avenues to the people interested in studying and propagating this wealth of spiritual literature.
With the motivation given by this Peetam, many units are working in different places to preserve and propagate this invaluable treasure by providing different services, inspiring people to pursue the higher spiritual values.
Seminars and congregations:
Many scholars having taken training under great experts in this Literature, are imparting training to the seeking Students at different places. Seminars in related subjects are being conducted on different occasions in different places and the scholars as well as students are actively involved in participating and pursuing the subjects. Many experts from various faculties are invited and students are given exposure to the use of modern technology in pursuit of these subjects. Every year Panditha Sabhas (congregation of scholars) are conducted during September – October at Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam or any of the other places as chosen from time to time.
Conducting Examinations & Competitions to students:
Srimad Ubhaya Vedanthacharya Peetam will conduct open examinations ever year in writing, recitation, explanation, art presentation etc., to the Vedic students as well as for other students pursuing academic studies and they are being suitably recognised and rewarded. There are various categories like sthothrajna, sthothra nipuna, samskrutha Vedantha, dravida vedantha, Ubhaya Vedantha acharya etc. separately for different age groups. However, only talent plays pivotal role in assessing the students while all other considerations like age, experience etc., come later. Every year in the Chennai centre, open competitions are conducted to the students in Bhagavad Githa, and other scriptures, sloka meanings, essay, elocution, portraying art etc., in which more than 1500 children from different schools actively participate. Many cultural programmes are also conducted to review the glory of Classical art of Bharat. Such competitions are being conducted in other centres too.
Awards – Gopalopayanam:
A great scholar, one of the founders of this Peetam, Nyaya Vedantha Vidwan U.Ve. Sriman T.K. Gopalacharya Swami proved his power of wisdom with his invaluable authentic works numbering more than 60, highly valued by great scholars all over the country. He imparted knowledge to many a scholar in these two countries and he is the spiritual mentor for more than 10 Jeeyar Swamijis and several great scholars of high reputation and rank. Thus, he gained a unique place among the Ubhaya Vedanthacharyas. In the divine memory of Sriman Gopalacharya Swami, Ubhaya Vedanthacharya Peetam is honouring dedicated scholars every year with the prestigious award of “Gopalopayanam” on the day of his birth star (Jyeshtta in the month of Pushya).
Protect the historic values in the places of spiritual importance:
Srimad Ubhaya Vedanthacharya Peetam is committed to protect the places of spiritual importance. In this process it is renovating the spiritual centre of Sri Vasudeva Swamy in Mandasa, that is having very rich glory of heritage and history and also played key role in educating many people, inspiring the great scholars of spiritual pursuit. Taking it as a challenge to restore the original glory with the same style and tradition as per the available record and actual evidence, Sri U.Ve. Peetam has taken up the renovation project of that monument to protect the historic values which eventually can educate people with great spiritual and moral values.
Serving the society by conducting Yajnas and Yagas:
Yajnas and Yagas are being conducted on different occasions for the sake of Universal Welfare, involving people from all sections of the society to come together and perform various services. Conducting collective Prayers for the welfare of the society, to elevate ‘thought’ of people to the greater heights of spirituality. Inspiring discourses and scholarly orations are being organised to enlighten people and focus the need of inculcating righteousness and practice highest morals for happy living, while nurturing the noble attitude of serving the society in multiple ways.
Help the deserved people:
In order to provide services to the really deserving aged, an old age home is being run at Nadigaddapalem by this Peetam to the extent of the resources it is equipped with. In Rajahmundry and Nadigaddapalem centres there is a Prayer Hall where regularly prayers and also classes are conducted for the children. Some poor and deserving children are being provided with clothes, books and some support facility as per the resources available through the Peetam.
Provide Free food (Thadiyaradhana) and stay facilities:
Providing free food ( also called annadaanam) specially in the shrines is considered as the most auspicious activity. In the important Pilgrim centres like Srirangam, Sriperumbudur, Tirumala, important services like free food (Thadiyaradhana) and stay facilities are being provided by the Peetam, to the visiting pilgrims.
Celebration of Important Festivals:
There are many important festivals that our people conduct collectively with great spiritual fervour. These festivals bring people together on a common platform, to participate in expressing the glory of the cultural heritage, in serving noble cause, irrespective of their all other differences. It is the eternal spiritual relationship which is the common factor that brings all people together and celebrate the auspicious occasions, celebrated as festivals, recognising and respecting the changing time, season and the Nature and tuning ourselves with them, for better living along with all others, as per the guidance and injunctions of the spiritual literature. There are many such festivals like Yugadi, Dasara, Deepavali, Dhanurmasam (Pongal) etc. Peetam encourages people to conduct the important festivals for the good of all.
All the activities of the Peetam are conducted with the support of the generous philanthropists and the interested people who offer their services to promote this spiritual activity. Many units in different places are conducting the activities under the guidance of the Peetam. The Peetam is efficiently run by the committee of members working under the direct guidance of the Managing Trustee, HH Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji, the torch bearer of human wisdom. With the driving motivation and inspiration provided by HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji many activities of the Peetam are in the path of exponential progress.
You too can support this noble cause.
For Details, Contact:
Phone: 08645-272929; 272353
P. Venkatacharyulu: 9949413729
Jai Srimannarayana !