Thanks all members and well wishers for their overwhelming response on
the occasion of
Friday January 1, 1999
Air-conditioned Function Hall adjoining the
With Lord Ayyappas divine blessings, we hope that 1999 will be prosperous for one and all !!
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa
MESSAGEDear 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 AYYAPPAs 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
SASTHA PREETHI PROGRAMME
|7:30 a.m.||Vigneswara Pooja
|9:00 a.m.||Sastha Sahasranama & Ashtothra Archana|
|11:30 a.m.||Presidents Speech
Release of the 75th Anniversary Souvenir Publication
Education Merit Awards Presentation
|12:00 noon||Maha Deeparadhana / Manthra Pushpam
The 3 austerities followed by millions of Lord Ayyappas 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|
YOURDONATIONS 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 Ayyappas divine blessings!