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                                          November/December 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 KARTHIGAI / VRUSCHIGA MAASYA

KARTHIGAI

DAY

DATE

EVENT

1

WEDNESDAY

17-11-99

MANDALA VEDA PARAYANAM / MUDAVAN MUZHUKKU

3

FRIDAY

19-11-99

SARVA UTHANA KAISIKA EKADASI

5

SUNDAY

21-11-99

PRADOSHAM

6

MONDAY

22-11-99

POURNAMI POOJA

7

TUESDAY

23-11-99

ANNAMALAI DEEPAM / KRITHIGAI VRATAM

10

FRIDAY

26-11-99

SANKATAHARA CHATURTHI

17

FRIDAY

03-12-99

SARVA EKADASI

19

SUNDAY

05-12-99

PRADOSHAM

20

MONDAY

06-12-99

MASA SIVARATHIRI                             

21

TUESDAY

07-12-99

SARVA AMAVASYA THARPANAM

25

SATURDAY

11-12-99

CHATURTHI VRATAM

26

SUNDAY

12-12-99

SRAVANA VRATAM

27

MONDAY

13-12-99

SHASHTI  VRATAM

22-11-99 POURNAMI POOJA FALLS ON BHARANI NAKASHATHIRAM

 

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:

DAYS

TIME

RESIDENCE OF

TOPIC

Mondays          7.30 -8.30pm

Wednesdays  7.30 - 8.30pm

Sri J K Gopalarathnam , Blk 134D Yuan Ching Rd , #06-203 Yuan Ching Apts , Tel: 264-3831

Devi Mahadmiyam

Veda class

Thursdays

7.30 – 8.30pm

Sri Sridhar K  Blk 778 #03-1549  Yishun Avenue 2  Tel: 752-1847

Veda class

Tuesdays                7.30 - 8.30pm

Saturdays               3.30 - 5.00pm

Sri Janakirama Sastrigal , Blk 668 #09-04 , Chander Road , Tel: 297-8134

Veda class

2nd & 4th Sundays

3 – 4.30 pm

Sri G Srinivasan , 16 Jalan Tamban , Tel: 346-1850

Sloka class

2. CHANGE OF ADDRESSES & TELEPHONE NUMBER & CORRECTIONS

Sri Sekhar Anantakrishnan (LS-19), 51  Tannery Lane, #04-02  Sharely Warehouse Building, Singapore 347798, Tel: 744-0049

Sri S R Swami  (LS-33), 137 Sunset Way, #07-08  Gatehouse, Clementi Park, Singapore  597159

Sri Shiva V Iyer  (OS-149), Blk 460  #06-259, Pasir Ris Drive 4, Singapore 510460

 

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

3.1 POURNAMI POOJA – MONDAY 22ND NOV.1999  

  Pournami Pooja on Friday, 22nd Nov ’99 24th Oct ’99 is being sponsored by Sri P.S.Somasekharan (LS-08). Pooja will be held at his residence 19 Amber Gardens, #12-23  Tel: 344-1694. 

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 Bharani Nakshathiram. Interested persons for Sankalpam may contact Sri P.S. Ramanathan Tel: 442-7841.

3.2  MANDALA VEDA PARAYANAM 

Thanks to the immense support of members we have come with a complete schedule for the entire mandalam commencing 17th Nov ’99.  The Sabha wishes to thank Sri D Ramesh  (OR-123) and Sri N Kannan (ON-33) for their fine efforts in planning and arranging the schedule well in good time. 

A  BIG THANK YOU  to all members who have agreed to host the parayanam in their residences. 

3.3.    GET-TOGETHER – YOUTH WING 

The youth of our community are invited to join in a get-together to start off the activities of the Youth Wing. If you are in the age group of 16 to 30, then you are most welcome to join in.  We have some fun filled games, snacks and a great dinner.  SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!  Call the Youth Wing Co-ordinator – Bharathi at 9815-1552 / 333-0107 or e-mail him at bharathi@singtel.com to confirm your participation.  Troop down to the Function Room at Eugenia Block at the Pandan Valley Condomonium, Holland Road on 27th Nov ’99 at 7.00 pm for a great evening lasting 3 hours that will help you get new friends and get the youth wing cracking. 

HELP US TO HELP UR’self – In the new millenium, let our community youth work together to reach even greater heights.

4       SUBSCRIPTIONS   (REMINDER)

The ordinary membership fees for the year 2000 will fall due on 1st Jan 2000 and there are no changes in the rates.  The applicable rates are:

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 subscriptions for the year 2000 by 1st Jan 2000.  Please send your cheques payable to “SINGAPORE DAKSHINA BHARATHA BRAHMANA SABHA”  to No. 2 Jalan Tenggiri, Singapore  428248.

 

The rates for Life Membership are: 

For members residing in Singapore / Malaysia             S$  750.00

For members residing in other countries                        S$1,000.00

 

Please note that the address booklet for the year 2000 will only include the names of the members who are current in their subscription for year  2000.  Hence please send in your subscription cheques as early as possible to ensure that your name is included in the booklet promptly.

 5.    ANNOUNCEMENT  

5.1 ADI SANKARA – THE ADVAIDHIST 

A  CD-ROM on the life of Sri Adi Sankara is available for a price of S$25/- per CD.  Only limited numbers are available.  Interested members please contact Secretary, Sri P S Somasekharan (Tel:344-1694).  

5.2  IYER HERITAGE SITE 

A Web-site known as IYER HERITAGE SITE, which has a lot of interesting information about Iyers is now available at  www.home.earthlink.net/~ravi/iyer.html  

5.3  INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION – FAX NUMBER AND WEB SITE 

For the convenience of our members who have to visit the Indian High Commission for  passport and visa formalities we give below their Web-site address and Fax Numbers: 

Web-Site Address   :   www.allindia.com/hcisin.

Fax  No:                        732-6909 

5.4  INAUGURAL VOCAL CONCERT  BY MS.DHANYA SURESH 

An inaugural vocal concert by Ms.Dhanya Suresh will be held at DBS Auditorium on Saturday 13th Nov ’99 at 7.30 pm. 

5.5   DIKSHITHAR DAY HOMAGE FUNCTION 

A session of the alapana-HERITAGE series dedicated to South Indian Musician Sri Muthuswami Dikshithar will be held on 14th Nov ’99 at the Glass Hall, 71 Bras Basah Road at 3.00 pm.  Dikshithar Krithis will be rendered during the homage. 

Those who are desirous of rendering Dikshithar Krithis may please send an email to alapana@pacific.net.sg .Alternatively alapana may be contacted through telephone at 838-0210

We request all music minded persons to spare a couple of hours and dedicate himself/herself to this homage.  Please inform your friends too. 

5.6 PARENTAL TALK BY SRI S K SRINIDHI 

A parental talk by Sri S K Srinidhi will be held on Saturday, 20th Nov ’99 at The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, between 3-5pm.  Interested members are kindly requested to register early by calling 298-8892 or fax the enclosed registration form to 298-0768. 

6.     CONGRATULATIONS       

Birth of a daughter to Smt Uma Ganesh & Sri Ganesh Kalyanam (LG-02), grand-daughter to Mrs Gowri Kalyanam and Sri S Ramanathan (OR- 11 ) on 8th Nov ’99 in Singapore. 

Bharatha Natya Arangetram of Sow.Lavanya Raghuraman d/o Smt & Sri V Raghuraman (OR-104), grand-daughter of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan on 4th Dec 1999 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore,Chennai.

P S Somasekharan
Hon.Secretary 

SAMSKARAS: 

This would mean rituals and sacrifices covering a persons’s entire life from the time conceived in the monther’s womb till his death and for the soul’s smooth passage to another world.  Samskaras are  GARBHADANA, PUMSAVANA, UPANAYANA, PRAJAPATYA, SOUMYA, ANNAPRASANA, CHOWLA, SAMAVARTANA, VIVAHA, DEVA-YAJNA, PITUR-YAJNA, MANUSHYA-YAJNA, BHUTA-YAJNA, BRAHMA-YAJNA, ANVASHTAKA, PRAVANA, SITHALIPAKA, AGRAHAYANI, SHRAVANA, CHATTRI, ASHWAYUJI, AGNI ADHANA, AGNI HOTRA, DARSA-PURNAMASA, AGRAYANA, CHATURMASYA, NIRRODHA, PASUBHANLA, SHANTARAMANI, AGNISHTOMA, ATYAGNISHTOMA, UKTYA, SHODOSI, VAJAPEYA, ATIRATRA AND ABDORYAMA. 

Some of the important Samskaras are: 

Gurbhadhana:  This represents the ceremony to conceive a good son free from defects etc and to liberate the ancestors. 

Pumsavna      :  This is performed for the birth of a male child.  A few drops of banyan stem are poured into the right nostril of the pregnant lady as the juice of the banyan stem has the properties of relieving any trouble during pregnancy. 

Seematonnayana: This ceremony is performed during the sixth month of the pregnancy, tp enable the mother to be fit and cheerful.  Some of the materials used such as an ear of ripe paddy, a bunch of udambara leaves, quill of the porcupine will enable the child to be beautiful , sharp and intellect like that of a penetrating quill.  These are the pre-natal ceremonies.