REPORT ON SHRI MAHARUDRAM – NOV 15-18, 2018
@ SHRI SHIV MANDIR, MINTO, NSW 2566 (AUSTRALIA)
By Parameshwara’s grace and Kanchi Acharyal’s anugraham, Vedic and Cultural Centre of Australia (VCCA) organized Shri Mahaa Rudra Utsavam at Shri Shiva Mandir premises on 15th,16th, 17thand 18thNov 2018. This was the 5th Shri Maharudra Utsavam being held at the temple premises.
On this occasion, Shri Rudram from Shri Krishna Yajurveda Samhita was chanted 1331 timesby Rithviks in the span of 4 days. Every day around 30 Rithviks participated in chanting. Shri Rudra Homam was performed on 3rdand 4thday and Abhishekam was performed on the 4thday. More than 800 devotees witnessed the chanting event on the 4 days.
The organizing committee consisted of Shri Dorai Rajan, Shri Ramarathinam, Shri Venkatrama Sastry, Shri Lal Bahadur Mishra Shri Subramanian and Shri Viswanathan. The committee was supported by Shri Ramachandra Athreyar and the temple priest Shri Sivashanmuga Gurukkal.
Sponsors were given the book “The Great Hindu Tradition” written by Shri Sarma Sastrigal, Chennai. Shri Venkatraman Balakrishnan and Shri Sudheendra Padki families took care of catering arrangements on the 4 days.
During the evening sessions Shri Nirmaleswara Gurukkal delivered lecture on Siva Puranam one evening. Shri Krishna Ramarathinam gave a vocal concert another evening. Smt Lakshmi Narendra presented a Veena Concert on the third evening. Soundarya Lahari shlokas were recited by Smt. Jayanthi Thilak & their team. Shri Rudra Trisathi Archana, Sri Vishnu Sahasranaama and Shri Rudra Krama Archana were also performed.
VCCA would like to convey their sincere words of appreciation to Shri Shiva Mandir Committee representatives Shri Ganesha Lingam and Shri Naresh Sharma for providing full support for the event.
Sydney Shiva devotees have been witnessing Shri Ekadasha Rudra Japam and Shri Mahaa Rudram in alternate years since 2009 at the temple premises. We pray Sarveshwara and look forward to support from all devotees for years to come for conducting such events in future.