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Thanks all members and well wishers for their overwhelming response on the occasion of
Sastha Preethi
held on

Friday January 1, 1999

at the
Air-conditioned Function Hall adjoining the
Senpaga Vinayagar Temple,
Ceylon Road, Katong, Singapore

With Lord Ayyappa’s divine blessings, we hope that 1999 will be prosperous for one and all !!

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa

 

MESSAGE

Dear Members,

Your Management Committee is very pleased to share with you the happy moments of celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Sabha. This is by no means a small achievement as the Sabha, probably the oldest of its kind in the world, reaches an important milestone since its inception in 1923. The dedicated efforts of members both past and present have made it possible for the SDBBS to continue to promote and preserve the religious traditions and values of the Brahmin community in Singapore, even with the rapid modernization that affects every facet of life in the ever-changing world of today.

The SASTHA PREETHI function, which the Sabha has been conducting continuously every year for almost four decades now, will be celebrated this year in a grand scale in commemoration of our 75th Anniversary Celebrations. It will be held on January 1, 1999 in the air-conditioned Function Hall adjoining the Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Ceylon Road. We hope to make this a memorable event. We plan to release at this event a special 75th ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR publication which highlights the role and achievements of the Sabha and acknowledges with grateful appreciation the fine efforts of many who have made what the Sabha is today.

This is an excellent occasion for members to come together with their families, friends and relatives to usher in the New Year 1999 in a spirit of celebration and prayer. We look forward to your active participation in the Sastha Sahasranama Pooja, Bhajans and Veda Parayanam. We hope you will encourage your friends, relatives, and in particular the younger members of our community to participate in the event and enrol as members of the Sabha. The success of the function and the Sabha depends largely on your support and contributions. Your generous donations will be greatly appreciated.

May LORD AYYAPPA’s divine blessings bring happiness and prosperity to all of you. Let us also pray for the Sabha to forge ahead to greater heights in the coming years. Let us also seek His Divine Blessings for the Sabha to fulfil its long-cherished dream of acquiring its own premises in this millenium. Thank you.

Yours Sincerely

D. Natarajan
President

     

 

SASTHA PREETHI PROGRAMME
Friday January 1, 1999

7:30 a.m.

Vigneswara Pooja
Gadasthapanam
Kumbha Pooja
Rudrhrabishekam
Shiva Ashtothram

9:00 a.m.

Sastha Sahasranama & Ashtothra Archana

10:00 a.m.

Bhajans

11:30 a.m.

President’s Speech
Release of the 75th Anniversary Souvenir Publication
Education Merit Awards Presentation

12:00 noon

Maha Deeparadhana / Manthra Pushpam
Lunch

 

The 3 austerities followed by millions of Lord Ayyappa’s devotees are:

Austerity of body Purity, uprightness, continence and non violence
Austerity of mind Tranquillity, gentleness, silence, self-control and purity of thought
Austerity of speech Speech that causes no annoyance to others and which is truthful, pleasant and beneficial; and the recitation of scriptures

YOUR DONATIONS TO SASTHA PREETHI WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. THE SABHA LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR GRACEFUL PRESENCE AT THE SASTHA PREETHI CELEBRATIONS.

Come with your family to receive
Lord Ayyappa’s divine blessings!