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                                        July/August 1999

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    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  HINDU/TAMIL CALENDAR        Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  NEW MEMBERS

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

    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  ANNOUNCEMENTS                         

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1. HINDU /TAMIL CALENDAR

PRAMATI SAMVATSARA AADI / KATAKA MAASYA 

  

AADI

DAY

DATE

EVENT

1

SATURDAY

17-07-99

DAKSHINAYANA PUNYAKALAM

2

SUNDAY

18-07-99

SHASTI VRATAM / KUMARA SHASHTI

7

FRIDAY

23-07-99

1ST AADI VELLI

8

SATURDAY

24-07-99

SARVA SAYANA EKADASI

9

SUNDAY

25-07-99

PRADOSHAM

12

WEDNESDAY

28-07-99

POURNAMI (UTHIRADAM NAKSHATHIRAM)/ CHATURMASYA VRATAM / VYASA POOJA / SRAVANA VRATAM / CHANDRA GRAHANAM

14

FRIDAY

30-07-99

2ND AADI VELLI

15

SATURDAY

31-07-99

SANKATAHARA CHATURTHI

18

TUESDAY

03-08-99

PATHINETTAM PERUKKU

20

THURSDAY

05-08-99

AADI KRITHIGAI **

21

FRIDAY

06-08-99

3RD AADI VELLI

22

SATURDAY

07-08-99

SARVA EKADASI

24

MONDAY

09-08-99

SOMA PRADOSHAM

25

TUESDAY

10-08-99

MASA SIVARATHIRI / BODHANYA AMAVASYA

26

WEDNESDAY

11-08-99

AADI AMAVASYA / SURYA GRAHANAM

28

FRIDAY

13-08-99

THIRU AADI POORAM / 4TH AADI VELLI

29

SATURDAY

14-08-99

SUVARNA GOWRI VRATAM

30

SUNDAY

15-08-99

CHATURTHI VRATAM / NAGA CHATURTHI

31

MONDAY

16-08-99

GARUDA PANCHAMI / NAGA PANCHAMI

32

TUESDAY

17-08-99

SHASTI VRATAM

 

Note: **In other Panchangam it is on Friday 6th Aug ’99

28-07-99 CHANDRA GRAHANAM will not be sighted in S’pore.

11-08-99 SURYA GRAHANAM is from 3.56 pm to 9.16 pm (Poosam,Ayilyam,Makham,Kettai,Revathi)

 

2. NEW MEMBERS

We welcome the following new members to the Sabha.

Sri Ashok K.P. (OA-27) Blk 151 #05-170Petir Road, Bukit PanjangSingapore 670151 Tel: 892-2469
Sri Somasundaraiyer Paramasamyier (OS-201) C/o Sri Mariamman Temple 244  South Bridge Road Singapore 058793 Tel: 9683-2005
Sri Sundararajan G (OS-202) #09-01 Mergui Mansions 81 Mergui Road Singapore 219057 Tel: 297-5342

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

3.1.  POURNAMI POOJA –   WEDNESDAY 28TH JULY 1999

Pournami Pooja on Wednesday   28th July 1999 is being sponsored 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

This month Pournami falls on Uthiradam Nakshathiram. Interested persons for Sankalpam may contact Sri P.S. Ramanathan Tel: 442-7841

Any member/s willing to sponsor the next Pournami Pooja may kindly contact Sri P.S. Ramanathan.

3.2. AADI VELLI POOJAS

Aadi Velli Pooja will be held at the following members’ houses on the dates indicated:-

Sri Chellam Subramaniam (LC-01) 23rd Jul ’99 Pooja will be held at Sri Devi Karumariamman Temple Ulu Tiram, Johore Tel: 07-867-2423

Sri Natesh G (ON-23) 30th Jul ’99 Blk 1 #05-103 Camelia  Pandan Valley Singapore 597625 Tel: 463-7980

Sri Krishnamurthy C (OK-10) 6th Aug ’99 Blk 105 #06-85 Jalan Rajah Singapore 320105 Tel: 255-7907

Sri Sivaramakrishnan V (LS-15) 13th Aug ’99 Blk 666 #05-159 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 760666 Tel: 756-0235

Pooja will commence at 7.30 pm followed by music & bhajans at 8.15 pm. Deeparadhanai will be at 8.45 pm. All members and their families are invited to attend the function and receive Ambal’s blessings.

3.3 VARALAKSHMI NOMBU – 20TH Aug ‘99

Members who require the services of the Sabha Purohits for Varalakshmi Nombu on 20th Aug ’99 are kindly reminded to contact the Purohiths in advance so as to enable the Purohiths to co-ordinate their timings. To avoid unneccessary delays, we request members co-operation to stick to their timings, so that others are not unduly inconvenienced.

 

 4. CHANGE OF ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER

The changes in the addresses and corrections to the membership list as of date are as follows:

  

Sri S Ramanathan (OR-69) Blk 71 #07-05 Northvale Choa Chu Kang Loop Singapore 689673 Tel: 894-8654
Sri Rajaram Ramasubhan (LR-22) & Sri Ramasubhan S.A. (OR-23) Blk 665A #10-164 Jurong West Street 64 Singapore 641665 Tel: 794-9541
Sri Prabhu N (OP-11) Blk 436 #04-446 Jurong West Ave 1 Singapore 640436 Tel: 564-0520
Sri Srinivasan S (OS-174) Blk 403 #02-03 Sin Ming Avenue Singapore 570403 Tel: 452-4498
Sri Gopalan K.S. (OG-07) Address: No Change Tel: 777-4226
Sri Ravi Chandran G (LR-03) Address: No Change Tel: 481-8777
Sri Krishnan Jaganathan (OK-59) Blk 174 #01-117 Bishan Street 13 Singapore 570174 Tel: 259-9781
Sri Madhu Rao P.V. (OM-39) 99 Meyer Road #12-03 Sovereign Singapore 437920 Tel: 344-0784
Dr. Krishnaswamy P.R. (OK-14) 136 Hillview Avenue #03-09 Merawoods Singapore 669598 Tel: 894-9576

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.

5. ANNOUNCEMENT

5.1 KALAI KADAMBAM 1999 – SUNDAY 8TH AUG ’99 AT DBS AUDITORIUM

Sabha has organised this event (a variety entertainment show) on Sunday 8th Aug ’99 at 6.30 pm at the DBS Auditorium, Shenton Way. Tickets are priced at only $5/- per person. Children below 6 are exempted.

It will be an Extravaganza of Music, Dance, Drama & Humour by talented members of our community. Tickets can be obtained from the following members:

Mrs. Raji Srinivasan 346-1850 Mrs. Sudha Pattabhiraman 289-7645
Mr. Venky 583-3544 Mr. Kannan 567-3015
Mr. Bharathy 333-0102 Mr. Somasekharan 293-8089
Mr. Ramesh 565-4506  

It’s an event not to be missed and we solicit members full support to make this programme a grand success.

5.2   2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT KUALA LUMPUR, SUNWAY LAGOON & MALACCA TOUR

Sabha is also planning the above tour on Aug 14 & 15 ’99. Full details are given in the enclosure.

Interested members are to confirm their participation by 24th Jul ’99 to either Sri G Srinivasan Tel: 346-1850 or Sri Chandrasekhar Bharathy Tel: 333-0102 (Res) 9815-1552 (HP) or email to bharathi@singtel.com

5.3 YOUTH WING FOR SDBBS

Enclosed is a Survey form with regard to ‘youth" and members are kindly requested to fill in the required particulars and mail to the Sabha’s address as early as possible. Our committee member Sri Chandrasekhar Bharathi (OC-12) will be the co-ordinator. Members are requested to render any assistance required by him.

6.   LAKSHARCHANAI AT SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE,SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD

Temple authorities have requested for Sabha’s assistance in conducting the Annual Laksharchanai at the temple on Saturday and Sunday, 17th & 18th July. The programme is as follows:

Saturday 17th July ’99 commencing at 5.00 pm and ending at 9.00 pm
Sunday 18th July ’99 commencing at 7.00 am and ending at 12 noon.

We request your support to complete the function successfully.

7.         CONDOLENCE

Smt Janaki Ammal, mother of Sri S Gopalakrishnan (LG-03) passed away on 9th June ’99 in Madras.

Brahmasri S.N. Dorai (OD-01) father of Sri D Natarajan (LN-01) & Sri D Jayaram (LJ-02) passed away on Sunday, 20th June ’99 in Singapore.

Our deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

8.     CONGRATULATIONS

Marriage of Sow.Chandini d/o Smt Parvathi Sankaran & Dr R Sankaran (OS-153) with Chi Ramesh @ Sivaram s/o Smt Krishnaveni Mohan & Sri Mohan Nagaraja Iyer on Sunday 4th Jul ’99 at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

 

P S Somasekharan

Hon.Secretary 

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OBITUARY : Brahmasri S.N.Dorai (OD-01)

It was with such sadness that we received the news of the passing of Brahmasri S.N.Dorai (OD-01), a highly respected and oldest member of our community. He was 89.

Brahmasri Dorai, affectionately known as Dorai Mama, was a pioneer member of the pre-war Brahmin community in Singapore. His contributions to the community and the Sabha have been distinguished and immense. Several milestones stand out in the long list of his contributions, not least, the little known fact that the first meeting of the resuscitated Sabha in 1947 was held at his residence in Rangoon Road. He was among the prime movers behind the purchase of the Sabha property in the 1950s. He served the Sabha at various times as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Committee Member and Trustee, leaving his indelible mark on its character and growth.

His untiring energy, strong leadership and charisma drew him into other organisations such as the Hindu Advisory Board, Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, and the Ramakrishna Mission. In the case of the former, he was a founder member and played a major role in developing the society into an important organisation as we know today.

Dorai Mama’s passing is an incalculable loss for the members of his family, who only three months ago lost his wife, Srimathi Lakshmi Dorai. The couple were more than an ideal pair, bonded by 63 years of married life. They were a source of inspiration, love and affection not only to the members of their family but also to many of us who knew them well. We cannot but feel a deep sense of grief overcome us as we realise that we are now left with only fond memories of Dorai Mama and Mami.

We share with the family this great sense of loss and offer our heartfelt sympathy and condolence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY ANGAS:

Nyaya Sastra: Sage Gautama had written this Sastra in five chapters comprising 537 Sutras. It deals with analysis of mental process of learning.

Vaisehika Sastra: It was written by Sage Kanada in 12 chapters comprising 373 Sutras and helps us to recognise the scripture, Karma, Guna etc.

Mimamsa: Sage Jaimini had composed this in 12 chapters. This Mimamsa Sastra has two kinds: the Poorva Mimamsa which discusses about Karma and Uttara Mimamsa which discusses about Vedanta.

Brahma Sutra: Sage Vyasa has written this in four chapters. The three great Acharyas have written commentaries on it. This discusses about the realisation of the identity of Jiva with Brahman.

Sankhya: Sage Kapila has founded this philosophy which recognises scriptures as a source of valid knowledge and according to Sage, the world is real, balanced by intelligence, activity and matter.

Yoga: Sage Patanjali is the author of this Branch which consists of 194 sutras in four parts. Control of character by control of mind, body and emotions etc. forms the subject matter of the eight-fold steps taught in this sastra.

Dharma Sastras: The next supplementary anga of the Vedas are the Dharma Sastras or Smritis. They are Manusmriti, Vishnu, Angirasa, Daksha, Shatatapa, Gautama, Yagnavalkya, Yama, Vasistha, Samvarta, Parasara, Shanka, Harita, Ushanasa, Katyayana, Devala, Apasthamba, Vyasa, Brihaspati, Narada and Paitheenasa Smritis going by the name of the respective authors. These are texts codifying social and religious norms during different stages of evolution of our society.

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QUOTEWORTHY

Once Justice ASP Ayyar was presiding over a music concert and he was surprised to find in the front row a person who did no have any knowledge of music. He jocularly remarked, "The front benchers have come to see the beauty of the singer and the back benchers are eager to listen to the beauty of the music" sending the audience into roaring laughter.

Justice ASP Ayyar was once asking a lawyer, "what is the difference between a lawyer’s mistake and a doctor’s mistake?" He went on to say, " A lawyer’s mistake hangs six feet above the ground and a doctor’s mistake is buried six feet below the ground."