Sri Ubha Ve Garudapuram Tirumalai Echampadi Venkatarya Mahadesikan( Ragunandhanachar swami) has three sons Ubha Ve. Srinivasan, Ubha Ve .Venkata varahan and Ubha. Ve. Sridharan swami. His sons-in-law are Ubha Ve. Navalpakkam Raghava Thathachariar swami, and Ubha. Ve Sokkathur Ramanujachariar swami. It is noteworthy that all swami’s children are strict adherents of achara-anushtanam. Everyone is always in swaroopam and shikai(tufts) and only well- water is used ,thaligai(prasadam offering ) is done on firewood. As brahmacharis they did daily samitha dhanam and as grihasthas vaishyadeyam is done everyday. All of them are highly qualified holding Masters degrees in various disciplines. All of them are vidvans of repute and upholders of dharma. Since their father used to do Srimadh Ramayana Mula parayanam regularly, for past twenty years from1995 Srimadh Ramayana parayanam was started in the Tamil month of Aani and Pattabhishekam is done on Thai Punarpoosam coinciding with Swami’s Tirunakshatram and NamPerumal’s “Thai Ther utsavam.”. Later on Uttharakanda parayanam is done and concluded on Panguni Utthiram day, by his second son Sri Ubha Ve Seshadri every year. Besides this, every year navaha patanam is done during Navarathris days concluded by pattabhishekam on vijaya Dasami day. This year marks the 50th pattabhishekam of Srimadh Ramayanam read by Sri Ubha Ve Seshadri alias Venkaravarahan
Krsna Yajur veda Krama Parayanam was done at swami’s tirumaaligai as part of 91st TN starting from 17th Nov 14 to 29th Dec 14 with 82 prasna moola parayanam. Ubha. Ve Garudapuram Srinivasan swami has done parayanam of 40prapaatakaas of Shukla Yajur Vedam from 30th Jan 15 to 1st Feb 15 ,Krishna yajur Vedam( Asithi dwayam 82 prashna) parayanam done by a group of eminent adhikaaris. 4000 divya prabhandha parayanam, and 400 pasurams of Desika prabhandham including “Ahara niyamam” were also done. Also Smt Rama ( swamis daughter) and Smt Pushpalatha(swami’s daughter in law) did parayanam of Paadukaa sahasram and Sri Ubha Ve Garudapuram V Desikan swami did parayanam of Bagavath Geethaa on these three days.
Parayanam of Sri Bashyam, Geetha Bashyam, Bhaghavadhvishayam, Srimadh Rahasyatrayasaram which were started on Thai Punarvasu of 2014 got concluded on Thai Punarvasu 2015.(2/2/2015)with this Sattrumurai. All swamins were given veshtis and vishesha sambhavanais. By talking and hearing about such mahatmas we get inspiration and it is our duty to emulate them and follow the path shown by them to the best of our ability by the grace of our acharyas.
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Writeup & video : Vyjayanthi & Sundararajan