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                                        February/March 1999

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    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  HINDU/TAMIL CALENDAR         

    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  FORTHCOMING EVENTS           Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  CHANGE OF ADDRESS             

    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  ANNOUNCEMENTS                       Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  MARRIAGE BUREAU  

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1. HINDU /TAMIL CALENDAR

BAHUDHANYA  SAMVATSARA   MAASI / KUMBA MAASYA

  

MAASI DAY DATE EVENT

1

SATURDAY

13-02-99

PRADOSHAM

2

SUNDAY

14-02-99

MAHA SIVARATHRI

3

MONDAY

15-02-99

AMAVASYA THARPANAM

7

FRIDAY

19-02-99

CHATURTHI VRATAM

9

SUNDAY

21-02-99

SASHTI VRATAM

10

MONDAY

22-02-99

KARTHIGAI VRATAM

14

FRIDAY

26-02-99

EKADASI

15

SATURDAY

27-02-99

PRADOSHAM

17

MONDAY

01-03-99

POURNAMI / MAASI MAKHAM

21

FRIDAY

05-03-99

SANKATAHARA CHATURTHI

29

SATURDAY

13-03-99

EKADASI

30

SUNDAY

14-03-99

KARADAYAR NONBU

2. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

2.1.  THAI VELLI POOJA

The 5th Thai Velli Pooja will be conducted at the following member's  residence  on the  date   shown:

12-02-1999

Sri V Ramasubramanian (OR-70)

Blk 214A #03-21 Toho Garden, Yio Chu Kang Road, Tel: 285-9756.

2.2  MAHA SIVARATHIRI – SUNDAY 14TH FEB 1999

Maha Sivarathiri on Sunday 14th Feb ’99 is being hosted by Sri S Pattabiraman(OP-15) at his residence Blk 148, #12-94 Hougang Street 11, Tel: 289-7645. Pooja will commence at 6.30 pm with Rudrabhishegam, followed by Rudra Trisathi. Deeparadhanai will be held at 8.00 pm and Prasadam will be distributed thereafter. We invite all members and their families to attend the pooja and obtain the blessingsof Lord Shiva.

MAHA SIVARATHIRI FESTIVAL AT SRI SIVAN TEMPLE  (GEYLANG EAST AVE 2 ) FROM 11TH FEB TO 15TH FEB 99

The Management Committee of Sri Sivan Temple, Geylang East have requested forSabha’s assistance in conducting Ruthra Japam and Homam on Friday 12th Feb 99from 7.30 am to 12 noon. They need a minimum of 11 persons to recite the japam. Members willing to participate are kindly requested to contact Sri P.SSomasekharan (Tel:344-1694)

2.3 POURNAMI POOJA – MONDAY 1ST MAR ’99

Pournami Pooja on Monday 1st Mar ’99 is being hosted by a group of well wishers. Pooja will be held at the prayer hall adjoining Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple Serangoon Road. Programme is as follows:

7.15 pm Veda Parayanam
7.40 pm Lalitha Sahasranama Archanai, Lakshmi Ashtothram
8.30 pm Deeparadhanai
8.40 pm Devotional songs
9.00 pm Prasadam Distribution.

 

2.4  SHUTTLE BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

We are glad that there has been positive response from our members. However to facilitate and encourage more member’s to participate, we are extending enrolment date up to 28 February 1999. Interested members are urgently required to contact Hon. Secretary (Tel: 344-1694) or Sri. Venky (Tel: 583-3544)

2.5   NITHYASRI CONCERT

In aid of Sabha’s building fund, it is proposed to hold another carnatic vocal concert by the famous Mrs. Nithyasri (grand daughter of Smt.DK Pattammal and the "Jeans" picture famous) on Friday 2 April1999 @ DBS Auditorium at 7.30 pm. Members are requested to kindly support the project and attend the concert in large numbers. For details, please contact Hon. Secretary (Tel: 344-1694) or Mrs. Sudha Pattabiraman (Tel: 289-7645) or Mrs. Raji Srinivasan (Tel: 236-1850).

 3. CHANGE OF ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER

Below is the list of change of addresses & telephone numbers received in January '99.

Sri Venkateswaran T.M. (OV-75) Blk 444 #08-118 Tampines Street 42 Singapore 520444 Tel: 786-2745
Sri Gurunath Subrahmaniam Hari (OG-33) Blk 124 #05-45 Geylang East Grove Singapore 380124 Tel:
Sri Ganesh S (OG-28) Blk 7 #03-167 Normanton Park Singapore 119004 Tel: 272-3812
Dr Venkateswaran V (OV-07) Department of Anaesthetics Liverpool Hospital P.O.Box 103 Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
Sri Ramakrishnan K (OR-141) Blk 310 #08-126 Tampines Street 32 Singapore 520310 Tel: 788-4572
Dr Chandrasekhar S (OC-05) Blk 1 #08-05 Bukit Batok Street 25 Singapore 658882 Tel: 897-1038
Sri Sankaran Srinivasan (OS-151) Blk 543 #10-1314 Bedok North Street 3 Singapore 460543 Tel: 443-5392
Sri Ravikumar S. (OR-49) 21 Derbyshire Road #06-25 Derbyshire Mansions Singapore 309467 Tel: 356-4071
Sri Thiagaraj M.S. (OT-01) Address: No change Tel: 297-3358

MOVING HOUSE: HAVE YOUR INFORMED THE SABHA OF YOUR NEW ADDRESS/TEL NO? IF  NOT, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY EITHER BY MAIL TO NO: 2 JALAN TENGGIRI, SINGAPORE 428248 OR BY EMAIL (sdbbs@hotmail.com) OR BY FAX TO:298-0768. 

THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR MAGAZINE (TO ALL OVERSEAS MEMBERS AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT COLLECTED THEM DURING SATHA PREETHI FUNCTION) ALONG WITH THE AGM BOOKLET WILL BE DESPATCHED TO YOU SOON.

4.   REMINDER: SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE YEAR 1999

The ordinary membership fees for 1999 will fall due on 1st Jan 1999 and there are no changes in the rates. The applicable rates are as follows: For members residing in Singapore & Malaysia :S$50.00 For members residing in other countries :S$70.00

Please note that the subscription is on a calendar basis and all ordinary members are required to pay the subscription for 1999 by 1st Jan 1999. Please send your cheque payable to "THE SINGAPORE DAKSHINA BHARATHA BRAHMANA SABHA", to No: 2 Jalan Tenggiri, Singapore 428248.

Please note that the address booklet for 1999 will only include the names of members who are current in their subscription for 1999. Hence please send in your subscriptions cheques as soon as possible to ensure that your name is included in the booklet.

5. ANNOUNCEMENT

5.1 SASTHA PREETHI

We thank the members for their participation in large numbers and for their favourable comments. We do hope with your continued support, we will be able to conduct in grandeur scale in the coming years. In the meanwhile, we appeal to the members for your kind and generous contributions towards meeting the shortfall of about $2,000 for this year.

5.2 SLOKA CLASSES

Sloka classes are scheduled to be held on a monthly basis from Mar ’99 onwards. The classes will be held on the Second Sunday of every month at 3.00 pm at the residence of Sri G Srinivasan (LS-04) 16 Jalan Tamban, off St Patricks Road Tel: 346-1850. Additional classes are planned to be held during the school holidays. The Sabha requests all interested children as well as adults to join the classes and avail of the good opportunity.

6.   APPEAL

6.1  MEMBERS' PARTICIPATION  REQUIRED

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Serangoon Road has requested for Sabha’s assistance on Sunday 21st Feb ’99 to recite Durga and Sri Suktham, in connection with their Anniversary celebrations. They need a minimum of 9 persons. Members willing to participate may kindly contact Hon.Secretary Sri P.S. Somasekharan (Tel: 344-1694).

6.2 LAKSHARCHANAI

Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is conducting a Laksharachanai from 26th to 28th Feb ’99. On 26th & 27th Feb Archanai will be from 9am and 11 am and in the evening from 7pm to 9pm. On 28th Feb it will be from 9am to 11 am. Members are encouraged to participate in large numbers.

6.3 DONATIONS FOR KANCHI KAMAKOTI MUTT

Sri Kanchi Kama Koti Mutt, Kanchipuram has appealed for generous donations, for the construction of a dining hall at an estimated cost of 60 Lakhs. Donations can be made direct to the Mutt or to Hon.Secretary Sri P.S. Somasekharan (Tel.344-1694). Hon Secretary has got a number of current year calendars depicting the picture of Sri Kanchi Acharials. Interested members may kindly contact him. Sri Kanchi Acharial has also requested Non Resident Indians to join as members of the NRI Centre maintained by the Mutt. Interested members may join the Mutt through their website www.kamakoti.org

6.4  DONATIONS FOR SOUNDARARAJA PERUMAL KAINKARYA SABHA

There has been an appeal by Sri Soundararaja Perumal Kainkarya Sabha, Nagapattinam for generous donations to repair and reconstruct their Chariot which is estimated to cost Rs.5 Lakhs. Contributions may be made directly to Sri Soundararaja Perumal Kainkarya Sabha, C/o Sri S Varadachari, Perumal Sanadhi, Nagapattinam 611-001, Tamil Nadu, India.

7.     CONGRATULATIONS

Marriage of Chi Harinarayanan s/o Smt & Sri V N Radhakrishna (LR-08) with Sow Ratna Manjari d/o Smt & Sri R.B. Krishna Rao on 5th Feb ’99 at Hotel Kanchi, Chennai.

Marriage of Chi K Rajendra Kumar (OR-144) s/o of Smt Vasantha & Sri N Kasinath with Sow B Vidya d/o Smt & Sri G Balasubramaniam on 14th Feb ’99 at Hotel Kanchi, Chennai.

8.      MARRIAGE BUREAU

"Alliance sought for Vadamal girl aged 22 years, Uthiram Nakshathiram, Kashyapa Gothram, from well settled boys in Singapore. For further details please contact Sri V Viswanathan, Chennai Tel: 635-0495, Plot 14 Indian Bank Colony, Ambattur, Chennai 600-053".

9.     CONDOLENCES

Mother of Sri Sitaram Bharathi and Sri Chandrasekar Bharathi (OC-12) passed away suddenly on 19th Jan ’99 at Chennai. Our deepest condolence to the bereaved family.

P S Somasekharan

Hon.Secretary