THE SINGAPORE DAKSHINA
BHARATHA BRAHMANA SABHA
2, JALAN TENGGIRI, SINGAPORE 428248
SRI SENPAGA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE
19 CEYLON ROAD, SINGAPORE 429613
JANUARY 22 & 23, 2004
Singapore Dakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha was formed in 1924 to fulfill primarily the religious needs of the small Brahmin community. The Sabha also provided an avenue for the members to interact socially. The Sabha was formally registered in 1949 under Societies Act when its activities were revived after a brief period of disruption during World War II.
has been one of the pioneer organizations of its kind to be established in this
part of the world. The Sabha has regular events all round the year. Since its
inception, the Sabha, through its members is rendering service to several
organisations and temples in their activities.
is heartening to note that from a humble beginning with a handful number of
members in Singapore, Sabha has witnessed a steady increase in its membership
all these years. The steadfast support from the members has kept Sabha’s
activities growing in multifarious ways. Among others, the Veda classes
conducted by Sabha’s priests are very popular and are now being held at ten
is proud to celebrate its 80 years of existence [ “ Sadhabishegam “] in 2004. A
series of activities have been planned throughout 2004 to commemorate this
special occasion, commencing with Maha Rudram.
of Sri Rudram, an important hymn in praise of Lord Siva, is considered to be
very auspicious, bringing peace all over and good health with longevity. It is
also sacred since it beholds the Panchakshara Mantra viz. Namashivaya in its
core. Likewise Sri Rudram itself is in the midpoint of Agni Kand of Krishna
Yajur Veda Chanting of the Rudram in rhythm, purifies the entire
atmosphere and wipes out distress in humanity. VRIKSHAYA MOOLA SAKENA PUSHYANTHI
VAI YAD SHIVA RUDRAJAPATH PEETHA YEVASYA DEVATHA - Thus speaks Sutha Samhita. In
Kaivalya upanishad, it is said that "Rudra Japam" is able to wipe out
all sins and acts as a 'Prayaschitham' for all.
Repeated chanting of Rudram in a set pattern
multiplies the benefits in many folds for the individuals as well as to the
whole world. Rudram if chanted for 11 times is known as Rudra Ekadasi or
Rudraikadasani. 11 Rudra Ekadasis
make one Lagu Rudram. 11 Lagu Rudrams or 121 Rudra Ekadasis is Maha Rudram.
Maha Rudram is not
merely a chanting of Rudram. Lord Shiva and other Devathas are firstly invoked
in the kalasams with appropriate mantras. Maha Nyasam is then chanted to invoke
Lord Shiva within ourselves.
Thereafter Sri Rudram
is chanted and at the end of each recitation, another hymn, "Chamakam
" is chanted. Chamakam identifies 346 desires of human beings to be
fulfilled and prays for them. Towards the final stages of chanting, Sri Rudra
Homam is performed. Further Sri Rudra Krama Archana will be performed to Lord
Shiva in between wherein each word of Sri Rudram is offered as a Namavali to
Performance of Maha Rudram by Sabha has a few unique features. In the history of Singapore, this will be the first occasion where Maha Rudram is performed in just two sessions. Maha Rudram will be performed by members and well wishers of the Sabha under the guidance of Sabha Purohiths. It is to be noted that many of the members learnt to recite Sri Rudram by attending the classes conducted by Sabha since 1985. Sabha is proud of its efforts in the propagation of Vedic knowledge amongst its members that has made this task possible. On the part of the Veda students, this event is a befitting tribute to Sabha in its 80th year celebrations.
Another notable event
is Rudra Krama Archana to be performed on the evening of 22 Jan 2004 which is a
rare event even in India.
Ganapathy Pooja & Homam
Poorvanga Pooja & Sankalpam
Maha Nyasam - Kamya Homams
Rudra Parayanam commences
Rudra Krama Archana
Ganapthy pooja, Poorvangam & Sankalpam
07.00 AM Maha Nyasam/Rudra Homam
Poornahuthi & Vasodhthara homam
Abhishegam & Alankaram to Lord Shiva at sanctum
participate in Maha Rudhram the
Only 11 tickets are
available at $ 2,001. The donors will be given along with the prasadam, one of
the eleven silver Kalasams used for worship in Maha Rudra Japam.
121 tickets are available at $ 150.00. The holders shall be given along with the
prasadam, one of the 121 copper Kalasams used for worship in Maha Rudra Japam
and a silver lamp.
tickets are priced at $ 50.00 only.
The names of all the ticket
holders shall be included in the Sankalpams for all events of Maha Rudram.
Cash donations to cover the cost of following items are also welcome :
Annadhanam(3 sessions) $ 1,000 each session
Flowers (2 days) $ 750 each day
Homam Dravyam $ 750
Abhishega Dravyam $ 500
Kalasa Dravyam $ 500
Fruits $ 500
The tickets are available with Sabha Purohiths
Sri Muralidhara Sastrigal HP 90621549
Sri Ganesa Sastrigal HP 91469473
can mail your cheques for appropriate amount by filling up the details in the
enclosed sheet and mailing to the address given. You can also contact any of the
management Committee members for the above.
seminar open only to the young members of the community will discuss the issues
that are of interest to them in a free manner under the guidance of an eminent
religious scholar.The seminar will be an attempt to find answers to
the some of their concerns.
A cultural event that
shall exhibit the excellent talents of the community in various forms of
A Grand Finale to Sabha’s Sadhabishegam celebrations.
This event will include a slide presentation on Sabha’s history and very
senior members will also be thanked for their invaluable contributions along
with the release of a souvenir magazine