• Pranaya Kalahotsavam

Pranaya Kalahotsavam!

How many times have we got into a fight with a loved one? Most of the times, the reason is either: Possessiveness (Mamakaram) or Ego (Ahankaram), Isn’t it?! Did our sweet mother Lakshmi Devi also become possessive of Narayana? Let’s see what happened in Divya Saketham on the Sravana Sukravaram, 4th of August.

Divya Saketham very fondly hosted ‘Lakshmi Narayana Kalyanam’ with loads of love and gratitude towards the eternal parents. After the wedding in the afternoon, Narayana Murthi stepped away on some routine and was supposed to reach back at Divya Saketham to Lakshmi Devi at around 7pm. But, it was about 8pm by the time he reached home.

Our mother is now upset! When he tried stepping into the sannidhi of Lakshmi Devi, she closed the door. She asked him why his vasthram/clothes were dirty and where has he been for so long. He told him that he had gone to kill Hiranyaksha, a horrible demon. Then, she responded to him that he has gone to save Mother Earth, Bhudevi 

She asked him why his jandhyam, sacred thread is all tangled up.  He answered back saying he had gone out in rush to help Gajendra, the great elephant who was in huge trouble.

She asked him why there is a mark of kunkum on his chest. He answered back saying it is only he was trying to help someone in trouble.

He even offered to test him, saying he will put his hand in a pot containing a snake! He offered that he will stand in the sea for however long until she believes him.

But she then replied back saying, ‘The snake is your divine seat, will he say anything against you? and the sea is your home, what can it say?’

He then took refuge of our alwars (devotees) and acharyas asking them to explain why he was late. They all then explained to Lakshmi Devi that Narayana was out only to help everyone.

Now, isn’t Lakshmi Devi the first to come when someone needs protection. Isn’t she the one who encourages Narayana to keep the rules aside, and brings out compassion in him? Yes, of course!

The entire event was celebrated to enjoy the sweet relationship between Lakshmi Devi and Narayana. The event was beautifully presented by a team Raghavacharya Swami (writer of the songs sung for the sannivesam).

Team Ayyavaru/Narayana: Raghu Dattha ji, Abhishek ji, Mithilesh ji and Gopi Garu

Team Ammavaru/Lakshmi Devi: Ramanujam ji, Vishnu ji, Ranjith ji

Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami narrated a beautiful event during Krishna’s lifetime depicting his naughtiness. The place was filled with joy and laughter during the entire narration! God resides in all of us to keep us alive. But, God resides in Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami to show us HIMSELF!

Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya Garu very clearly stated that the whole event is for our joy only. In fact, the divine couple is well aware of each other’s hardships in protecting all of us. They are the most understanding and the most ideal couple ever!

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