Harih Om Tat Sat. Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan, are happy to announce that the 18th Annual Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram will be jointly conducted by Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan during the auspicious Margasheersha, from 20th to 29th December 2019 in Naimishaaranyam, Paralikad, the sacred precincts of Thacchanaathukaavu Devi Temple.
In January 2019 in the presence of the invitees and devotees we started the construction of Sabhaniketan, which is progressing steadily. The organizers sincerely wish that the function be conducted in Sabha niketan, comprising ground and first floors, each about 20000 sq ft. The final decision rests upon the actual progress of work.
Vishnusahasranaama Japa by students will be held on Dec 23rd Monday at 10:30 AM. Prize distribution to the winners of various competitions will also be held the same day. Winners will demonstrate their proficiency in the respective areas. On Dec 26th Thursday, students will present programmes based on Bhagavad Gita, including akshara-shloka.
Akshara-shloka is a literary competition. The participants sit in a circle and recite slokas beginning with the first letter of the third line of the sloka recited by the previous participant. The procedure is followed by every participant. The game needs astute memory and presence of mind. It is a traditional literary compet- ition, but has its appeal among modern students with literary flair.
Mahabharata war transpired 5156 years ago. Since then no war was fought in Kurukshetra. What we face is the war of our life. Our ancestors have preserved and handed us the twin treasure of Bhagavad Gita and Vishnusahasranaama from then on, to enable us to face life without getting overpowered by it. Intelligence of anyone holding to these gifts will grow subtler and memory sharper, augmenting one’s power of comprehension. Hence we have undertaken the austere mission of imparting Vishnusahasranaama and Bhagavad Gita to students, with a view to bestowing on them a lasting treasure of inner enrichment. The families concerned should also help in this noble initiative in all possible ways.
Sreemad Bhaagavatam affirms that Knowledge of the Supreme Truth is the only panacea for the three-fold afflictions (taapa-trayam), the world causes. Tattva Sameeksha Satram aims at instilling deeper wisdom, universal values and rational insight through relevant narrations and discussions contained in the great holy Text. Over the last 17 years, this objective is being fulfilled more and more every time.