Sri Swamiji Visit's Dallas - Aprl 26th, Saturday
Karya Siddhi Hanuman at Frisco, TX
About Sri Swamiji
Sri Swamiji's Dallas Visit
Sri Swamiji's 2008 Dallas Visit Details
See below for Sri Swamiji's Public Program Photos & Report
After days of preparation and expectant hearts, the day of Sri Swamiji's
arrival was finally here.
On Friday, the day of Lakshmi devi, devotees in Dallas were blessed with a most rare treasure, the darshan of our beloved guru, His
Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji.Hundreds of devotees rushed off from their daily activities to be present when Sri Swamiji set foot in Dallas.
The devotees waited - decked in Datta vastrams, with flowers in hand and beautiful smiles adorning their faces - united as one Datta family.
Ever benevolent, Sri Swamiji
held off arriving until all devotees were able to be present to get the satisfaction of welcoming Him.
Upon seeing Him, the crowd released the joy in their hearts with a jubiliant cheer!After taking some time to bless all those present, Sri Swamiji
proceeded for home.
The Dallas devotees arranged a police escort especially for Sri Swamiji
with an entourage of devotees cars to accompany Him home.
Dallas trip was a short one and had only two public events - a meeting for Dallas Datta devotees on Saturday morning and another event for the general public on Saturday evening.
Saturday - April 26, 2008
Sri Swamiji Blesses Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
land, April 26, 2008 11AM - 2:30PM
Following a meeting with the Hanuman Temple trustees and advisors on Saturday morning, Sri Swamiji
proceeded to the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
site in Frisco for the Datta devotees meeting.
was as eager to meet and address the devotees as devotees were keen to hear Him.
ri Swamiji was so delighted to see the devotees.
Keeping in mind the short time, He
poured out his
heart and shared many thoughts for us to absorb and learn.
The highlights of Sri Swamiji's
Follow the Guru with Faith in God.
asked all to remember that we rent this planet.
This body and all it possesses are not ours when we leave.
Instead focus on "Who am I?"
In times when there is more confusion, pain and disappointment, do silent meditation on AUM kara.
We need to perform Karma to resolve accumulated karma.
is always thinking about His
shishyas and wanting to confer bliss upon them.
is Chitapah not vitapah and always thinks about devotees mind and karma.
takes care of devotees through different paths - shaktipath, upadesha patha, mantra pahta etc.
Do not confuse Sadguru's Grace with material success.
It must result in inner transformation.
Material success is only incidental.
Hence Sri Swamiji
often recommends action like performing homas, giving donations to remove accumulated karma.
Before a doctor performs surgery, he
must perform test and prepare you for the surgery.
Similarly, Sri Swamiji
prepares each of us in the proper way to clear our accumulated karma.
elaborated richly on the importance of clearing Karma - only then will Sri Swamiji
was very pleased that as simple, middle class devotees, we are united and working together to pay off the loans and support, with body, mind and spirit, the successful development of the Temple.
By doing this we can achieve Tri-Karana shuddhi.
said that as captain of this Pushpaka Vimana
, there is always room for each of us.
offered all devotees to come with Him on this ship.
Offer the best or move on.
With the firm thought that "Swamiji
knows everything" - do daily Hanumanta puja and support this project.
e finally described the properties of Emerald and the significance of Emerald Hanumanta for America - the well-being, success, health and prosperity of America.
suggested renting a trailer and performing Hanuman Puja every Saturday in the meanwhile.
asked the devotees for their thoughts (though He
knows everything) and lovingly listened as some expressed their ideas to Sri Swamiji
Such is the grace and love of our Guru.
ri Swamiji announced that the Sashwata
Seva program would be available for the Frisco Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
- VR Raman of Chicago became the first member.
ach devotee left the meeting feeling personally touched and energized by Sri Swamiji's
concern for their wellbeing and karmic path.
For blessed are we, indeed, to have Sri Swamiji
and Sri Hanuman's grace upon us.
1. Sri Swamiji Met with Nachiketa Tiwari who is the General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of USA came to Hanuman Temple to update their activities and seek Sri Swamiji's blessings.
2. Sri Swamiji met with Phalgun, Secretary of Vedandatoday, met with Sri Swamiji to discuss about the scientific research in Vedas and Sri Swamiji insight in to the nature of scientific basis of Vedanta.
3. Sri Swamiji met with Prof.N.B.Sudershan Acharya, a close associate of President Kalam, National Coordinator of this Lead India 2020" project, has designed a training program titled "Aap Badho Desh ko Badhao" Individual Development leading into National Development integrating Dr. Kalam's ideals, vision and mission.
was surprised to see more than 50 devotees from Houston, TX who arrived in a bus.
Then Srinivas Pokala drove Sri Swamiji
truck to show land boundaries.
Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
welcomes Sri Swamiji Public event, April 26, 2008 4:30 pm - 10 pm
The venue, Mooneyham Elementary school
in McKinney, was overflowing with devotees from all over Dallas, Houston TX and from various cities around USA Some devotees from India, Canada & Trinidad & Tobago
also arrived at venue.
All devotees were engaged with Sri Swamiji's
Houston, TX started bhajans around 4:30 pm which were concluded by Canada devotees.
Pundit Bhanu Prakash led Hanuman archana, bringing a festive look to the venue.
Many other devotees came to see Sri Swamiji
for the first time.
The opportunity to have darshan of Sri Swamiji
and Sri Hanuman was too inviting to resist!
Sri Swamiji arrived at venue around 7:20 pm, and was received by Dr Prakasha Rao, Chairman DYCUSA, Sri Brahmadeoji & Datta Yogi Raja.
Sarat Attaluri invited Sri Swamiji
on stage by offering a garland.
Dr. Prakasha Rao in his welcome speech introduced Sri Swamiji
to the numerous new devotees attending this public meeting.
Sri Brahmadeoji (http://www.santdeo.com/dokuments/bio-data.html) shared his experience of how Sri Swamiji
gave him darshan as Sri Hanuman.
talked about graduation of Karma, Bhakti and Jnana yoga in simple English spiced with jokes using simple examples from daily lifestyles which thrilled crowed with laughter & joy.
Later Sri Swamiji
released a new CD Graha Stuti, and explained importance & significance of this CD.
held an auction for Graha Stuti CD with proceeds going to the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
Sirisha Bavireddy won CD auction & Sri Swamiji
with ekamukhi rudraksha pendant.
presented a bracelet to Padma Sonti for her planning and organizing of Kala Malika dance program.
Sunday morning, Sri Swamiji
blessed some of the Dallas devotees with unannounced visits to their homes.
How blessed are they to welcome Sri Swamiji
into their homes and to have such special attention showered upon them!