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                                        August/September 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             

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1. HINDU /TAMIL CALENDAR

PRAMATI SAMVATSARA AVANI / SIMHA  MAASYA 

  

AVANI

DAY

DATE

EVENT

3

FRIDAY

20-08-99

VARALAKSHMI VRATAM

5

SUNDAY

22-08-99

SARVA EKADASI / AVANI MOOLAM

7

TUESDAY

24-08-99

PRADOSHAM

8

WEDNESDAY

25-08-99

SRAVANA VRATAM / RIG UPAKARMA / ONAM FESTIVAL

9

THURSDAY

26-08-99

YAJUR UPAKARMA (AVANI AVITTAM) / POURNAMI VRATAM

10

FRIDAY

27-08-99

GAYATHRI JAPAM

13

MONDAY

30-08-99

MAHA SANKATAHARA CHATURTHI

16

THURSDAY

02-09-99

KRITHIGAI VRATAM / GOKULASHTAMI

17

FRIDAY

03-09-99

PANCHARATHRA MUNITHREYA SRI JAYANTHI

20

MONDAY

06-09-99

SARVA EKADASI

21

TUESDAY

07-09-99

PRADOSHAM

22

WEDNESDAY

08-09-99

MASA SIVARATHIRI

23

THURSDAY

09-09-99

SARVA AMAVASYA

26

SUNDAY

12-09-99

SAMA UPAKARMA

27

MONDAY

13-09-99

VINAYAKA CHATURTHI

28

TUESDAY

14-09-99

RISHI PANCHAMI / MAHALAKSHMI VRATAM

29

WEDNESDAY

15-09-99

SHASHTI VRATAM

 

 

 

SURYA GRAHANAM-11TH AUG 99

As per the Singapore Science Centre, the solar eclipse on 11th Aug ’99 will not be sighted here in Singapore.

VEDA & SLOKA CLASSES: COME & JOIN OUR VEDA & SLOKA CLASSES

For the benefit of members we are conducting Veda & Sloka classes at the following members' houses at various districts, to suit your convenience, on the following days.

DAYS TIME TOPIC RESIDENCE OF
Mondays 7.30 - 8.30pm Devi Mahadmiyam Sri G Srinivasan
Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm Veda class
Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm Veda class Sri V R Ganti,              Blk 141 #11-1533 Bedok Reservoir Road, Tel: 841-5832
Thursdays 7.30 – 8.30pm Veda class Sri Sridhar K, Blk 778 #03-1549 Yishun Avenue 2, Tel: 752-1847

2. NEW MEMBERS

We welcome the following new members to the Sabha.

Sri Narain Gopalakrishnan Iyer (ON-42), Blk 725 #05-490, Woodlands Avenue 6, Singapore 730725, Tel: 363-3628
Sri Rajesh Ranganathan (OR-153), Blk 196 #05-547 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570196, Tel: 258-6164
Sri Soorianarayanan (OS-203), Blk 162 #03-118, Bukit Batok Street 11, Singapore 650162, Tel: 899-0994

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

3.1 SURYA NAMASKARAMS

Surya Namaskarams during the month of Aavani is considered very auspicious, as Surya Bhagwan is residing in his own house during the month. It will be held at the following members residences at 7.00am and members are encouraged to participate.

 

22/08/99 Sri K Vaithilingam (OV-41) Blk 355 Clementi Ave 2, #17-261- Tel: 777-4795
  29/08/99 Sri J K Gopalarathnam (OG-05) Blk 134D Yuan Ching Rd,#06-203 Yuan Ching Apts, Tel: 264-3831
05/09/99 Sri P S Somasekharan (LS-08) 19 Amber Gdns, Blk ‘C’ #12-23 Maryland ParkTel: 344-1694
12/09/99 Sri S Pattabiraman (OP-15) Blk 148 #12-94 Hougang St 11-Tel: 289-7645

 

3.2.  POURNAMI POOJA –   THURSDAY 26TH AUG ’99

Pournami Pooja on Thursday, 26th Aug ’99 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 Avittam 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.

3.3 CHANDI HOMAM 19TH SEP ’99 AT SRI SENPAGA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, CEYLON ROAD

CHANDI (DURGA) Homam is done in obeisance to Goddess Durga as Devi be reciting Dvei Mahatmiyam and by offering oblations for each of the 700 verses of the Mahatmiyam known as Saptasathi. Sage Vyasa brought this to surface in the Markandeya Puranam. It is believed that the Chandi Homam would result in prosperity to both the Country and the individuals and Devi would fulfill all the desires of the Devotees. In the CHIDAMBARA RAHASYAM, Lord Siva says to Parvathi "Hey Devi – Those who recite Saptasathi will be free from Dharidram, will be free from all obstacles and will get all the prosperities". Devi Mahatmiyam brings together the "Vedantic" Brahma Vidya and the "Tantric" Sri Vidya. The "OM" of the Brahma Vidya is the same as the "HREE" of Sri Vidya. The "HREEM" , the Maya Bheejam (Seed) is the source of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswathi. "Havakshari" and "Saptasathi" are the embodiments of the "Bhuvaneswhari Bheejam". It is believed that among the Sthuthis, Saptasathi stands Supreme.

Sabha is organising Chandi Homam on Sunday the 19th Sept ’99 at Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Ceylon Road from 7.00 am onwards, to invoke the blessings of Goddess for the benefit of the Nation and for the welfare of the Community. Members are requested to take part in the Sankalpam at $10/- per person and receive the blessings of Durga Devi. Tickets can be obtained from the committee members or the Sabha Purohiths.

 

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.

 

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.

4. AAVANI AVITTAM

RIG VEDA UPAKARMA – 25TH AUGUST 1999

Rig Upakarma on Wednesday, 25th August ’99 will be held at the prayer hall adjoining Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Serangoon Road (former Sri Sivan Temple) There will be one session at 6.30 am

YAJUR VEDA UPAKARMA

There are divergent views on the exact date of performance of Aavani Avittam, for the following reasons. As per Vakya Panchangam (Snake), the Sukra Asthamanam is on 22rd Aug 1999 and the Udhayam in on 1st Sept 1999. As the power of Sukra is lost to Surya known as Sukra Moudyem, no auspicious events are to take place during this period for Yajur Vedis. Whereas as per Mutt Panchangam, the Sukra Asthamnanam is on 7th Aug 1999 and Udhayam is on 24th Aug 1999 and since the Aavani Avittam is on 26th Aug 199, they are following this date. However as the Sabha is following Vakya Panchangam, it has been decided to hold the Aavani Avittam on Saturday 25th Sept 1999. There is no change in the date of Gayathri Japam.

UPAKARMA ON SATURDAY 25TH SEPT ’99

Upakarma will be held on 25th Sept ’99 at the Sri Thandayuthapani Temple, Tank Road. There will be three sessions:

1st session 5.30 am

2nd session 7.00 am

3rd session 9.45 am (Homam session)

Nevertheless to cater to the needs of members who wish to follow other schools of thought/almanac, Sabha has organised two sessions at former Sri Sivan Temple, Serangoon Road, (prayer hall adjoining Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple) on 26th Aug 1999.

1st Session 5.30 am

2nd Session 7.00 am

GAYATHRI JAPAM – FRIDAY 27TH AUG ’99

Venue Prayer hall adjoining Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple,(Ex-Sri Sivan Temple) Time 6.00 am

SAMA VEDA UPAKARMA – SUNDAY 12TH SEPT ’99

Sama Upakarma on Sunday 12th Sept ’99 will be held at the prayer Hall adjoining Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Serangoon Road. There will be one session at 6.00 am.

Mantra sheets are enclosed for all members. Poonal and darbai are also enclosed for outstation members. Local members will receive them at the venue itself. However members wanting to perform Upakarma at home are kindly requested to get in touch with the Purohiths for the Poonal and Darbai.

Members who are performing Thalai Aavani Avittam for their children are kindly requested to get in touch with the Purohiths for additional formalities.

(For Yajur Vedis Sukran should be powerful. For Rik Vedis, Guru should be powerful. For Sama Vedis Ankarakan should be powerful).

 

5. ANNOUNCEMENT

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

As mentioned in our last circular Kalai Kadambam tickets are being snapped up fast. So please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. IT’S A PROGRAMME NOT TO BE MISSED!

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  

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

Due to insufficient response from members the above tour has been cancelled.

5.3 YOUTH WING FOR SDBBS

Members are reminded of the Survey Forms with regard to "Youth" which were sent along with last month’s circular. Response has so far been very few, and we request members to kindly fill in the forms and send it back to the Sabha as soon as possible.

5.4 TALK ON DIABETES

Diabetes has become one of the common disorders today and statistics reveal that it is most prevalent amongst Indians than other races in Singapore.

Dr V Mohan of MV Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, is an eminent medical practioner in this field. He is well known in India and has presented papers in various world forums. He will be in Singapore in early September for a couple of days.

Availing of his presence, Sabha is organising a talk by Dr V Mohan for the benefit of our members.

The details are as under:

 

Date Sunday, 5th Sept ’99
Time 11.00 am
Venue

Auditorium of Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society 2A Starlight Road, Singapore 217755

Topic Prevention and Modern Management of Diabetes

A short Question and Answer session will follow the talk.

6.    APPEAL

The Mahakumbabhishegam of Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was held in 1987 after a mjor reconstruction. According to Agamic percepts a temple has to be consecrated once every 12 years. In line with this the Vimanam Balasthapanam will be held on Sunday 12th Sept ’99, followed by renovation works soon after and the Mahakumbabishegam is expected to take place before the middle of the year 2000.

Cost of renovation works is expected to be around One Million dollars and the Management Committee has appealed for generous donations from devotees and well wishers.

7.    EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS

As in earlier years, Merit awards will be given to students from our Community who have obtained excellent grades in PSLE, GCE "O" & "A" Level examinations in 1998. Awards will also be given to graduates from NUS/NTU obtaining not less than Second Class Honours Degree (Upper Division) and to graduate from Polytechnics obtaining a Diploma with Merit from the academic year 1998/1999. Students who have appeared for examinations conducted by Foreign Universities may also apply.

Nominations are to be made on prescribed forms available from the Secretariat (Tel:298-8892) and the closing date is 15th Sept ’99. Please note that the nomination can be made by any member of Sabha, not necessarily by the parent member only.

8.    FOR RENT

"HDB approved Executive Maisonette (4 bedrooms) fully furnished at Tampines Blk 937 for rent for at least 3 years, starting December 1999 – Also club membership for sale (Aranda Country Club – Pasir Ris). For further details please contact Dr G Ramakrishnan Tel: 782-7407 at your earliest convenience."

9.    CONGRATULATIONS

Birth of a daughter to Smt & Dr K Mahadevan Iyer (OM-35) in Singapore on 14th July ’99.

10.    MARRIAGE BUREAU

"Alliance invited for boy aged 27 years, Hastham Nakshathiram, Vadamal, Kowsika Gothram from well educated professional girls. Chartered Accountant, 180 cm, teetotaler,and non- smoker, holding executive position in a well reputed company in Australia. Must be willing to settle in Australia. Parents visiting Singapore this month. For further details please contact, with horoscope, photographs and details to Sri J Sivakumar, Blk 914, #04-206 Jurong West St 91, Singapore 640914."

11.    CONDOLENCE

Mrs.Saraswathi Balasubramaniam mother of Sri B Jeyaram (OJ-08) passed away in Singapore on 15th July 1999. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

P S Somasekharan

Hon.Secretary