REPORT ON SRI EKADASHA RUDRA JAPAM – NOV 17-2013 @ SHRI SHIV MANDIR, MINTO, NSW 2566 (AUSTRALIA)
By Parameshwara’s grace and Kanchi Acharyal’s anugraham, Vedic and Cultural Centre of Australia (VCCA) organized Sri Ekadasha Rudra Japam at Shri Shiv Mandir, Minto (NSW), Australia on Karthigai Deepam Day of November 17, 2013.
Sydney Shiva devotees have been fortunate to witness such an event for 5 years in a row at the temple premises. On this occasion, 40 Rithviks participated and chanted Sri Rudram and Chamaka Anuvaakaas. More than 200 devotees witnessed the chanting event which was followed by Sri Rudra Homam and Abhishekam for Lord Shiva. The Photos from the function can be viewed here
With the blessings from His Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchipuram and kind permission from the Shiv Mandir Management Committee, VCCA organized this event under the able guidance of the temple priests, Shri Venkatrama Sastry, Shri Lal Bahadur Mishra, Shri Chetan Bhai Patel and freelance priest Shri Ramachandra Athreyar.
For the past 18 months, Vedic and Cultural Centre of Australia (VCCA), an initiative of Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, has been conducting Vedic chanting classes, Sanskrit, Sri Vishnu and Sri Lalitha Sahasranaama Lakshaarchana events for promoting peace and harmony of Sydney community members. With the support of community members, VCCA is aiming to establish a centre on its own and continue with more such events on a regular basis.
VCCA would like to acknowledge the support given by the Shiv Mandir Management Committee, who have made this event as a regular annual calendar event. On behalf of the Mandir Management Committee, Shri Jagdish Chawla proposed a vote of thanks to all attendees. Shri Ramachandra Athreyar thanked the attendees for their continued support of this annual event. On behalf of VCCA, Shri Ramarathinam expressed his words of appreciation to the Mandir Management Committee, Shri Kanchi Mutt, Rithviks and devotees who participated at the event. Sri Kanchi Kamakshi photos and temple prasadam were distributed to all the Rithviks and sponsors.