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HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji USA Schedule - 2023


His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji graced various cities in USA from July 2 - Aug 14, 2023.


Jeeyar Asramam, New Jersey

July 2 - 6, 2023


On Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji arrived at JFK at 2:40 pm. He was warmly welcomed by many devotees, VT Seva youth volunteers, and Prajna students at Jeeyar Asramam NJ around 5:40 pm. We had the privilege of having darshan and performing harathi with our Acharya.

The 'Meet & Greet' event with Acharya began at 6:30 pm, accompanied by HH's mangalasasanams. The program commenced with prayers and a beautiful song sung by our Prajna students. Our beloved Acharya's introduction delighted everyone. The directors of VT Seva North Jersey and VT Seva Central Jersey highlighted the activities conducted by VT Seva last year, emphasizing the vision and four pillars of youth services. The VT Seva youth president from Central Jersey shared their experience of volunteering as a summer intern at Allampally to educate tribal students and visually impaired individuals at Netra Vidyalaya in Bharat. The VT Seva youth president from North Jersey expressed the joy and self-satisfaction they experienced while serving the community in need.


Sriman Dr. Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya Swami conveyed best wishes for a balanced life filled with spiritual and service activities led by our guru parampara. Swamiji gave mangalasasanams to the entire team, emphasizing the importance of always connecting with and responding to community needs. PVSA awards, gold, silver, and bronze, were presented to both youth and adult volunteers based on their service hours. Inquisitive youth had the opportunity to ask questions, and Swamiji satisfied their curiosity and provided guidance. The evening concluded with a sumptuous prasadam and an abundance of vibrant thoughts.

On July 3rd, 2023, the Guru Purnima mahotsavam was celebrated at Jeeyar Asramam with volunteers from JET USA. After the thirumanjana seva, Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swami graced the ya:gasa:la along with Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji's padukas. Sriman Dr. Samudrala Ranga Ramanujacharya Swami spoke about the significance of Acharya in our lives, explaining how the Acharya imparts manthram to improve our lives. He expressed his happiness to be present in the serene environment of Jeeyar Asramam.

Swamiji gave mangalasasanams to all the devotees on the divine Guru Purnima day. As it was mu:la nakshathram, the birth star of Acharya Manavalamaha muni, the Acharya parampara aradhana was performed. Swamiji mentioned that our program in the USA, starting from here, is probably destined for the Acharyas. The purpose of this trip to America is mainly to experience the divine presence of Acharya in its historic form. Swamiji emphasized the importance of Acharya in our lives, acknowledging that everything we have learned and practiced, shaping us into Vishnava devotees, is the grace of the Guru. Devotees took sankalpam from Acharya for the welfare of the universe. Sri Ra:ma:nuja:charya ashtoththaram was recited, followed by Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji's ashtoththaram and flowers offering to padukas.

All the Prajna teachers paid a song tribute to our beloved Acharya. A cultural program featuring a dance drama and harikatha ganam took place, followed by accolades and awards given to all the participants, Prajna teachers, The Prajna National Championship winners, and donors of the Statue of Equality.

The evening concluded with the Samuhika pa:da puja, theertha prasada go:shti, and a heartfelt rendition of songs like "jagath guru ki jayam jayam."


On July 4th, 2023, in the morning, Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam was performed at ya:gasa:la under the guidance of Acharya HH Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. Vishwakse:na pu:ja and the sprinkling of akshatas were done to prepare us to participate in the kalyanamahotsavam. The significance of Ra:ma:nuja:charya Swami becoming the guru of Lord Srinivasa and performing the kalyanam in His presence was explained. Lord took Sankalpam to stay until the end of Kaliyuga. It was established that the Lord is none other than Lord Maha Vishnu. Punyahavachanam was performed to sanctify the premises, and Sudarshana mantra was recited by everyone. The kankanam was tied to the lord and both ammavarulu, then distributed to the sponsors. Swamiji instructed the sponsors to have their wives seated on the left side, as it is considered auspicious for men. The couple received blessings from Acharya Ra:ma:nuja, and ve:dic blessings were showered upon them. Various rituals were performed, including pa:da prakshalana, offering of Madhuparkam, new clothes, pearls, and nava rathnas to the couple. Asta mangalam, an offering of eight slokas, was made to bless the couple, accompanied by the joyful participation of everyone. The kalyanam prasadam was enjoyed by around 750+ devotees. In the evening, Swamiji visited the Sri Balaji temple.

On July 5th, 2023, after theertha go:shti, a significant number of devotees, including enthusiastic youth and Prajna students, received Sama:srayanam and manthro:pade:sam from our Acharya at ya:gasa:la. Swamiji imparted valuable teachings during the pa:da puja at various locations, both in-state and out-of-state, throughout the day.

On July 6th, 2023, we participated in sevakalam, chanting Thiruppavai, and offering mangalam to Rama parivaram and Acharya parampara. After theertha prasada goshti, we bid farewell for now as the Rama dutha began the journey towards Connecticut. Here are some picture links to the events!






Connecticut

July 6 - Interactive Session with Young adults, Prajna Annual Meet




Acton, Massachusetts

July 8 - Srinivasa Kalyanam, Interactive Session with Young Adults



Minneapolis - July 11, 2023



Omaha, Nebraska

July 12, 2023 - Short Speech on Service and Spirituality


Rock Island, IL


July 9th - 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Interactive session and Discourse on the Significance of Deity form and worship

Quad City Hindu Temple, 9801 14th St W, Rock Island, IL 61201

Contact Balaji Swami | Phone 309-948-4684


Chicago, Illinois


How to Balance Life




Cary, NC

July 17, 2023


Jai Sri:manna:ra:yana!!

On the evening of 17 th July 2023, VT Seva Cary organized its annual event called SADAYA at Green Level High School. The meaning itself is kind, gentle and caring towards other people that aligns with the mission of the VT Seva, JET (Jeeyar Educational Trust). The event was extra special with our guest of honor being Holy Highness Sri China Jeeyar Swami Ji. Shri China Jeeyar Swami ji had a grand welcome with the high energy dhol drums music played by our high school kids.


The event served to showcase VT Seva Cary’s accomplishments and achievements throughout the year and to have exposure and to let everyone know about the organizations started by Sri China Jeeyar Swamiji, such as JET (Jeeyar Educational Trust) and Prajna. The Art & Activity showcase by the VT Seva youth volunteers was the attraction as we entered the event hall.


EMCEEs started the event by giving the event details. The prayers by Prajna kids and the National Anthems performed by VT Seva Cary kids have created a serene and patriotic atmosphere. The classical dance performance about Sri Ramanuja Jananam by Sruthi Dance Academy added grace and elegance to the event. It's wonderful to see the involvement of children and the promotion of cultural arts during the welcome ceremony.


It's commendable to hear about the hard work and dedication put in by the Board of Directors of VT Seva Cary, youth board, and numerous volunteers to make SADAYA a huge success. VT Seva Board had given a great introduction about Swamiji and the impact he has made through his spiritual and humanitarian work. Swamiji recognized the dignitaries by acknowledging their contributions.


It was an honor for the kids to receive the PVSA awards by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami Ji during the event.



Atlanta, GA

Jai Srimannarayana!!

HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji graciously visited Atlanta, Georgia on July 19th-20th, 2023 as part of his impactful tour across the USA. His benevolent presence deeply resonated with all who were blessed to participate in this sacred occasion. Throughout his USA tour, Swamiji's goal was to embrace and honor donors of the magnificent "Statue of Equality" in Hyderabad, and provide guidance for our local "Statue of Union" project. However, Swamiji's journey was not merely physical, but a spiritual odyssey that spread positivity, unity and profound wisdom, enriching everyone fortunate enough to cross paths with him. On July 19th, a public event showcased Prajna & VT Seva activities and honored SRS donors in Cumming, Georgia. As Swamiji entered around 7PM, a reverent atmosphere enveloped all. Prajna and VT Seva youth enthusiastically displayed their achievements through presentations, poised to showcase for Swamiji. After welcoming Swamiji, he blessed us with an impactful story from his teens, highlighting the importance of cherishing knowledge for future use. On July 20th, a Theertha Ghosti was held at the residence of Sriman Ravi Gourisetti Gari in Cumming. A multitude of members attended this sacred ritual, eagerly awaiting Swamiji's blessed theertham. Members enjoyed the Seva Kalam and learned the proper pronunciation of Hari Ashatakam. We thank the countless volunteers who helped run these programs smoothly. Most of all, we are eternally grateful to HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and Sri Ranga Ramanujacharya Swami for blessing us with their divine presence and making this visit a great success!








Greater Seattle Area


His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji visit to Greater Seattle Area.

With hearts filled with gratitude and profound joy, we come together to reminisce and cherish the divine visit of His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji to Seattle from July 25 to July 30, 2023. Our spiritual journey during these five days was nothing short of extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark in our lives. Devotees welcomed Swamiji at the airport at 9:30 PM on July 25, followed by a traditional welcome at the hosts' house, Srimathi Swetha and Sriman Ajith, in Sammamish.

The journey began with a road trip to the majestic Mt. Rainier on July 26. Amidst the breathtaking scenery, we experienced the joy of camaraderie and spiritual contemplation. 100 devotees joined Swamiji on a trip to Mount Rainier from Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and other parts of the USA. Amidst the breathtaking scenery, Swamiji provided his words of wisdom, guiding us toward a deeper connection with nature and the divine. Mother Nature welcomed Swamiji with the OM sign on Mount Rainier. During the one-mile hike to Myrtle Falls from Paradise Point, Swamiji interacted with many visitors who were mesmerized by his positive energy. At Narada Falls, Swamiji appreciated Mother Nature's beauty, especially the water.

On July 27th, Swamiji appreciated the generous donors and volunteers' contributions to Jeeyar Educational Trust and VT Seva initiatives. Swamiji gave an update about the Statue of Equality's progress and the project’s current state. During this heartfelt event, Swamiji talked about his visit to the United States in 2017 when he shared the dream and concept of the "Statue of Equality." In his latest visit, His Holiness expressed immense gratitude to everyone who made this dream a reality. Swamiji then visited HTCC at Bothell, where the temple executive board and priests gave him a traditional welcome, followed by Swamiji's pravachanam (discourse), attended by 800 devotees.

On July 28th, His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji granted manthropadesam to 35 devotees following the theertha goshti. During an informal meeting with Prajna youth teaching volunteers and VT Seva volunteers, Swamiji demonstrated the correct posture of Surya Namaskarams. His visit was marked by a proclamation from WA State Governor, Jay Inslee, recognizing July 28th as Equality Day in honor of Swamiji's global service.

On July 29th, Swamiji met with leaders of the Seattle Hindu Community and Cultural organizations to discuss challenges faced by the community in the Greater Seattle area. Swamiji exchanged ideas with the leaders and suggested three main events involving all communities: an Independence Day parade, an International Yoga Day celebration, and a Day of Equality.


Later in the afternoon, The Greater Seattle community leaders, the Consulate General of India from San Francisco, Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, and Senator Manka Dhingra, Bellevue City officials, and Issaquah City officials facilitated Swamiji receiving the third-highest civilian honor of India, Padma Bhushan.


In his speech, the Consulate General of India emphasized the significance of communities, highlighting their role in providing a sense of belonging, support, and growth. He spoke about Indian Spirituality and its special place in the world and how the contributions of Swamiji have made an everlasting impact in communities worldwide.


His address was followed by Senator Manka Dhingra's speech, who read the proclamation of Equality Day signed by Governor Jay Inslee, declaring July 28th, 2023, as Equality Day in Washington. She spoke about the importance of Seva (service for others) and that humanitarianism knows no limits, and how education is the great equalizer to remove generational poverty. She asked us to pledge to follow Swamiji’s footsteps nurturing empathy, service, and kindness. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joined virtually to congratulate and thank Swamiji for his contributions to society. She spoke about the importance of education and access to healthcare. She also spoke about the need to protect immigrants and refugees. She said we must work together to create a more just and equitable world.


During the "Ask Me Anything" session, 600 attendees sought Swamiji's wisdom and insights as he compassionately guided us through our spiritual dilemmas. Swamiji answered questions submitted by the youth on a wide range of topics, from dealing with stress and peer pressure to addressing discrimination in society and promoting religious tolerance. His response was relatable and easily understandable, making the session very enlightening for the young minds.




Srinivasa Kalyanam, Seattle


On July 30th, His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji blessed Srinivasa Kalyanam, the celestial wedding ceremony in the Greater Seattle area. Approximately 1500 devotees experienced this divine event, where Swamiji explained in detail the purpose of the Kalyanam and Kalyana Gunas of Srimannarayana. During the event, a Prajna student, a 4th-grade student, performed Super Memory Skill with Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam. After the event, devotees and volunteers received mangalasasanams. Around 9 PM, Swamiji continued his journey to Houston to bless events at Ashtalakshmi Temple.

The daily Thirtha Ghosthi allowed us to partake in the sanctified water blessed by Swamiji, cleansing our minds and inviting divine blessings. Approximately 700 devotees have been blessed with theertham.




On July 30th, His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji blessed Srinivasa Kalyanam, the celestial wedding ceremony in the Greater Seattle area. Approximately 1500 devotees experienced this divine event, where Swamiji explained in detail the purpose of the Kalyanam and Kalyana Gunas of Srimannarayana. During the event, a Prajna student, a 4th-grade student, performed Super Memory Skill with Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam. After the event, devotees and volunteers received mangalasasanams. Around 9 PM, Swamiji continued his journey to Houston to bless events at Ashtalakshmi Temple.



The daily Thirtha Ghosthi allowed us to partake in the sanctified water blessed by Swamiji, cleansing our minds and inviting divine blessings. Approximately 700 devotees have been blessed with theertham.

Houston, Texas


Acharya HH Sri Chinnajeeyar Swamiji, the illustrious spiritual luminary, graced Houston between August 1st and August 6th, 2023. Sri Swamiji’s visit to Houston was originally to unveil the Statue of Union, a 90-foot-tall Abhaya Anjaneya statue. Due to some unavoidable circumstances, the unveiling ceremony did not take place. As Sri Swamiji blessed us, it was only that Hanuman was giving us more time to prepare for his arrival.

Swamiji delved deep into the philosophy embodied by the Statue of Union. Swamiji explained that Hanuman, celebrated for his unparalleled devotion and might, is a unifying force, bridging realms of animals, mortals, celestials, demigods, and the netherworld. His essence radiates the doctrines of harmony and unity. Swamiji championed the cause of unity, beckoning every sect, ethnicity, race, and community to merge into this harmonious confluence. This profound message resonated with the Houston populace, kindling a spirit of unity amidst diversity.

Swamiji’s visit was a spiritual retreat for those in attendance. On the first day, Swamiji unveiled a 7-foot-scale model replica of the Statue of Union and this event marked the celebrations open. Every morning Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji led a hall full of devotees in chanting the 100 verses of Samkshepa Ramayana, an abridged version of Valmiki Ramayana. In the evenings, there were discourses on Sundarakanda and the qualities of Hanuman. Sri Swamiji gave a mantra to meditate on Hanuman, “Om Sundara Sethave Namaha”. The chanting of the extremely powerful mantra has the ability to empower one with the qualities of Hanuman. Sri Swamiji advised us to chant the mantra daily till the Statue of Union arrives and dedicate any amount that one is comfortable with, to Hanuman on a daily basis. Samuhika Sri Rama Puja was conducted and it was well attended, the puja activity being led by His Holiness Sri Swamiji. Pravachans were also given by the great scholar, U.Ve. Dr. Ranga Ramanuja Charya on Sundarakanda.

Swamiji also held a meeting of organizational leaders in the Houston area and gave them the message of unity and peaceful co-existence and drew a parallel between the purpose of the Statue of Union and the current state of affairs. The event was very well received and attendees were treated to the brilliance of Sri Swamiji.

Houston eagerly awaits the return of Sri Swamiji and His parivaaram to grace the unveiling of the Statue of Union and looks forward to celebrating the momentous occasion with the entire JET family and the community.

Jai Hanuman! Jai Sri Ram! Jai Srimannarayana!

O:m Sundara Sethave: Namaha!


San Antonio, TX August 6 - 7, 2023


Jai Srimannarayana!

Sunday August 6th 10:30pm Sri Chinna Swamiji and Parivarm has arrived


Monday, August 7th

Theerta Ghosti 11-11:30am at a Dr Mrudulaji‘s residence. There were approximately 100 devotees who arrived to receive Theertham in the morning.

At 12-1pm Prajna/ VT Seva Certificate presentation

Swamiji discussed in depth with parents and students the importance of proper pronunciation and parents’ responsibilities for the Prajna students.

1:30pm Meeting with Swamiji and the Program Committee

1:30-2pm All three coordinators JET USA( Mrudula Rao Thangada)Prajna (Sujata Chary)and VT SEVA(Rajani Karla) had meeting with Swamivaru to share local chapter/branch progress updates.

6:10pm Swamiji and Parivarm arrived at the Mahalakshmi Program Hall. The two Masters of Cermony for the program were Prajna Alumni, Ashwin Chary and Gopinath Thangada. Prajna opening prayers and concluding prayers were chanted by Prajna students. Cultural events were performed by Prajna students and VT Seva volunteers. The mayor(Ron Nirenberg) and staff arrived at 6:30pm and left at 7:38pm. The Mayor proclaimed August 7th the “Day of Service“ recognizing JET and VT Seva. In addition, as this year marks the 10-year celebration of VT Seva activities the Mayor listed and talked about some of the VT Seva activities that were done in San Antonio over a 10-year span. “Sphoorthi” a VT Seva annual event was introduced to the San Antonio community. This name Sphoorthi was given by Sri Swamiji in July 2023. Swamiji offered felicitation to the Mayor of San Antonio.

All the SRS Donors were recognized and Swamiji handed token of appreciation to each donor.

At 9pm Swamiji and Parivarm departed to Austin after concluding the program. Thereafter over 400 devotees who attended the program were served prasadam prepared at the Hindu Temple of San Antonio.

Austin,TX

Austin, Texas devotees were overjoyed to welcome His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and parivaram for a two-day visit on August 8th and 9th. The visit was filled with a variety of events, including an interactive session with Prajna children, a meeting with the Texas School of Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI), a tour of TSBVI facilities, anugraha bha:shanam at JET/VTSeva Event, Q&A session with high school and college students, and a theertha gosti. The visit concluded with Swamiji meeting with Austin JET, Prajna, and VT Seva volunteers to guide them on future activities.

Interactive session with Prajna Children

On the morning of August 8th, an interactive session was held for Prajna children, teachers, and families. Children from all modules recited prayers, followed by an interactive session with Swamiji. During this session, Swamiji answered intriguing questions posed by the children, such as "Why did God become invisible?" and "How can one attain happiness similar to Swamiji's state at all times?" Swamiji skillfully simplified his responses for the young audience, imparting several valuable lessons to all of us.

Swamiji emphasized that Prajna provides the foundational knowledge that shapes all children, while VTSeva is the platform for them to serve with the right knowledge. He compared Prajna students to caterpillars, who patiently absorb nourishment before transforming into beautiful butterflies that fly around spreading joy. He encouraged Prajna students to stay curious, humble, and absorb all the knowledge they can, so that they can transform themselves into compassionate servants who bring joy to others.

Swamiji listened to an impromptu SVSN Avadhanam by Shridhanvi Rangarajan, a Module 3 student, and appreciated the artwork displayed by students from all modules. He presented PNC awards to two Austin students, Sudarshan Rangarajan of LmiG 1 and Srinika Gonugunta of Mod -2. The event concluded with Swamiji providing his mangalasasanams to all the Prajna students, teachers, and their families.



Meeting with TSBVI Management

On the afternoon of August 8th, His Holiness Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji visited the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) in Austin, Texas, along with VT Seva Austin and the national team. VT Seva Austin has been serving TSBVI by converting the school library books into audio books, which are then lent to students to enhance their learning experience. The volunteers have also won a GM grant to their proposed project – a listening corner at the TSBVI Library with enhanced technology.

During the visit, His Holiness was warmly welcomed by Mr. Alex Arguello, Head of Community Engagement, and Ms. Emily Coleman, School Superintendent. They were also joined by the Journeyman Constructions team, including Mr. Kurt Goll (Architect) and Mr. Patrick (Project Manager). Ms. Coleman and Swamiji discussed the methods and techniques used at TSBVI and Netra Vidyalaya. The VT Seva team discussed opportunities to create exchange programs. Mr. Arguello gave His Holiness a tour of the school, sharing its history and the services it offers to visually impaired and differently-abled students. Mr. Goll elaborated on the specific details and technological aspects of the project that VT Seva Austin is building with the grant.

Deeply impressed by the school's dedicated service to around 11,000 blind students across Texas, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji made a $30,000 contribution from VT Seva for expanding the project beyond the GM grant of $20000 to Superintendent Ms. Emily Coleman.

His Holiness commended the school staff for their exceptional service and extended his mangalasasanams to the school and its students. During the discussions, he remarked, "People without eyes are not truly blind; it is those who possess eyes yet fail to see the suffering of others who are truly blind." Swamiji also did mangalasasanams to all the high school and adult volunteers. Swami ji also advised the VT Seva Austin team on expanding their support to the school.

Healthy living for the body and soul

On the evening of August 8th, JET and VT Seva organized a public event that was attended by over 400 people. His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy was welcomed with a ceremonial Purna Kumbham and Vedic chanting.

The JET Austin coordinator, Sriman Raghuram Tupuri, gave a warm welcome to Swamiji and introduced him to the audience. Sumedha students Sudarshan Rangarajan, Abhiram Konakondla, Keshav Sirivolu, and Smt. Latha Mulkapally performed a Bhagavad Gita Avadhanam, amazing the audience with their impressive memory.

The Prajna Coordinators, Smt. Sriranjani Marreddy and Smt. Vidhya Vasudevan, explained Prajna classes and neighborhood centers. The VT Seva local chapter Director, Smt. Uma Rudraraju, highlighted various volunteer programs, along with their collaboration with TSBVI. Mr. Alex Arguello, Head of Community Engagement, highlighted the meaningful collaboration between VT Seva and the visually impaired community. VT Seva brought the first time quality recordings by younger children. In this project, audio books for younger children were created by the same age children giving sense of connectivity to the TSBVI students.

Swamiji presented medals and blessings to Jeeyar award winners Pranavi Vatsavai, Siri Bandam, Ravi Varma Vathsavai, Gwan Hannah, and Lokavya Marreddy, and US Presidential service award winners (through VT Seva programs) Saanvi Rudraraju, Snigdha Anchoori, Sakethram Badri, Pranita Vegiraju, Keerthy Dinesh, and Sahana Sanjay. A local Austin VT Seva student, Mahika Potalla, who had participated in an internship program in India, shared her transformative experiences during the program, emphasizing how it had instilled a deep commitment to serving those in need.

The highlight of the event was Swamiji's captivating Anugraha bhashanam regarding the significance of giving back to nature. During this segment, Swamiji elaborated on the fundamental principle of "Sarvaprani Sevaye Madhava Seva" upheld by the Jeeyar Education Trust. Swamiji eloquently stressed the importance of instilling strong foundational values from a young age, applauding Prajna for its role in this endeavor, and guiding individuals toward adopting a service-oriented mindset through their involvement with VTSeva activities.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Sriman Muralimohan Dingari, followed by Archana and Mangalasasanams upon the attendees, leaving a profound sense of inspiration and commitment in the hearts of all attendees.



The:rtha Go:shti

On August 9th, the day began with a serene gathering called "The:rtha Go:shti." Over 300 enthusiastic devotees gathered to partake in the sanctified water from His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, cleansing their minds and inviting divine blessings. The event featured melodious singing by JET-Raganjali team and soulful recitation of Sanskrit and Dravidian stotrams by bhagavathas.

The name of the event comes from the Sanskrit words "te:rtha," meaning "holy water," and "go:sthi," meaning "gathering." The gathering is meant to be a refreshing and uplifting experience, like drinking holy water.

The The:rtha Go:shti was a wonderful way to start the day. It was a time for devotees to come together and connect with Paramathma through Acha:rya.



Donors Meeting

On August 9th, His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami met with donors to the Statue of Equality (SOE) project and judges of the Amuse event to thank them for their service and donations. Swamiji discussed the nature of desires and their management along with a question and answer session.

Swami ji highlighted the fact that relentlessly pursuing our desires often leads to dissatisfaction, as desires tend to multiply with each achievement. Instead, he put forward an alternative approach: turning our attention inward and giving importance to righteous actions. His Holiness said that when we focus on serving others and doing good in the world, our desires naturally subside.

At the end of the gathering, SOE donors received mementos as a token of appreciation.

Austin Hindu Temple Visit

On August 9th, His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy visited Austin Hindu Temple along with Maha:mahopadhya:ya Sri Samudrala Ranga Ramanuja Chary Swami. His Holiness emphasized worshiping the temple deity and having faith in God's various forms. The core message was that God is omnipresent and can take any form, with the temple's deity being a way to connect. God will take the properties of the form taken and hence praying archa moorthy will be an easier path to connect.

Maha:mahopadhya:ya Sri Rangaramanuja chary swami delivered his discourse on how Lord Rama helped Sugriva in Kishkindha Kanda and how one can stay focussed on God by idol worship. He gave mangalasasanams to all the devotees.




Youth Event: Manifesting Meaningful Futures


On August 9th, the Jeeyar International Youth Academy (JIYA) chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosted an interactive session for high school and college students with Swamiji on the topic of “Manifesting Meaningful Futures–the Goal of Life.” The event was attended by more than 50 students.

Many students who came to the event skeptical of our scriptures' ability to provide answers to modern problems were pleasantly surprised by Swamiji's clear and concise answers to their doubts and follow-up questions. They were also thrilled by Swamiji's enthusiasm for discussing difficult topics in a way that was both informative and engaging.

By the end of the event, participants had a better understanding of how to set clear, value-aligned goals and work towards them while making sharing and service the overarching purpose of their lives. As one participant put it, “Swamiji's guidance on how we progress and transform spiritually over the span of our lives was enlightening. Rather than providing generic spiritual advice, he furnished us with specific insights tailored to our present conditions and the spiritual transitions we undergo over time. The entire session became a journey of introspection and self-awareness, which I am truly grateful for.”

Both the participants and His Holiness expressed an interest in holding a follow-up event during Swamiji's next visit. We hope that this event and Swamiji's rapport with the students will facilitate further interactions between Swamiji and the youth and encourage students to apply Swamiji's principles in their daily lives.”



Concluding the visit

His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji's two-day visit to Austin, Texas, was a time of great joy and inspiration for the local community. Swami ji words of wisdom and compassion touched the hearts of all who heard them, and His presence brought a sense of peace and tranquility to the city.

The JET-Austin, VTSeva-Austin team, and Austin Bhagawathas are deeply grateful to His Holiness for gracing Austin with His presence. Swami ji visit energized the community and renewed their commitment to both spiritual and social service. His Holiness concluded the Austin visit on the late evening of the 9th and continued on His journey to Houston.

Jai Srimannarayana!!




Dallas, TX

August 10-14, 2023


Jai Sri:manna:ra:yana! With utmost affection and respect, we are delighted to share a heartwarming sentiment from HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji: "We had tears in our eyes. You transported us to Allampalli." These poignant words encapsulate the profound impact of the youth volunteerism displayed at the "Celebration of Service and Spirituality" event held on August 12th at the Radha Krishna temple. The occasion commenced with a Peace prayer by PRAJNA students, followed by the national anthems. It was a day marked by inspiring tales of youthful leadership, captivating narratives from Allampalli with a mesmerizing journey of music and dance, offering insights into the secluded woods of Adilabad. During the event, based on the firsthand experiences of interns, identified volunteering and philanthropic initiatives were shared. The call to embrace this movement, contribute one's unique skills, and collaborate in the pursuit of a world illuminated by understanding and harmony was loud and clear. In his motivational message to the youth, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, the visionary behind VT Seva, emphasized that the essence of life lies in "sharing."



On August 13, 2023, For the first time ever, The 108 Divya Desa Bhagavad Aradhana was performed at Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Allen. His Holiness Sri Swamiji was given a grand welcome by devotees assembled to receive Sri Swamiji. The event commenced at 9:00 AM and extended into the afternoon, at Sri Radha krishna temple, Allen. Sri Swamiji led all the participants on his transcendental pilgrimage—a divya desa teertha yatra. The devotees enjoyed the blissful bhagavad aradhana under the aegis of His Holiness Sri chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. They could enjoy the beautiful visuals and follow Sri Swamiji chanting the 108 Ashtottara puja



Minneapolis


July 11th - 6.00 pm to 7.30 PM

Public Event: Gi:tha Avadhanam

Interactive session: Discover Equality in E=mc2

Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple

7615 Metro Blvd, Edina, MN 55439


Sriman T K Vasu, Phone: 612-206-0402



Omaha, Nebraska


July 12th -11.30 AM - 1.30 PM

Hindu temple of Omaha

Meet and Greet with Devotees and Families

Contact: 402-898-9115




Michigan


Jul 13th, 6.00 AM to 9.00 AM Sevakalam,Theertha Ghosti

6.00 PM to 9.00 PM Embrace Equality - Public Event


Sriman Narsaraj Kompalli

Contact: 248-648-1264


Pittsburgh, PA


July 15th

His Holiness Sri Swamiji visit to Pittsburgh, PA In a remarkable visit filled with spirituality and devotion, Swamiji embarked on a journey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, gracing the homes of esteemed devotees and enlightening the hearts of many. The journey began when HH Sri Swamiji arrived at approximately 8 PM at the residence of Sriman Raghavaji, the JET Pittsburgh coordinator, where the atmosphere was imbued with an aura of reverence.

The next destination on the Pittsburgh visit was the house of Sriman Ghoorayji, a descendant of Guyanese family whose ancestors had settled in Guyana centuries ago. It was a reminiscent occasion, as thirteen years ago, Swamiji had conducted a Bhagavad Saptaham at Sriman Ghooray Terbenie’s residence in California town in Pennsylvania.

As the sun rose on Saturday morning, a gathering of nearly 200 devotees from Pittsburgh and its neighboring areas convened at Sriman Raghavaji's house for a sacred Theertha Goshti. Following the Goshti, amidst a divine discourse, Sri Swamiji eloquently narrated the significance of Prajna, VT Seva, the awe-inspiring Statue of Equality, and the upcoming Statue of Union. Devotees were also updated on the progressive activities of JET Pittsburgh Chapter. By noon, Swamiji traveled to the illustrious Sri Venkateswara Temple of Pittsburgh, an iconic landmark as the first-ever temple established in the United States. Here, amidst the captivating ambiance, Swamiji graced the devotees with an insightful discourse on the Sudarsana Perumal Vaibhavam, elucidating its profound symbolism and spiritual significance.

As the day progressed, the divine message of the Ramayana resonated within the walls of Franklin Elementary School, a location which has previously been the venue for annual Sri Rama Navami celebrations, JET Pittsburgh Prajna classes, etc. 300 ardent devotees from the greater Pittsburgh area gathered to hear Swamiji's captivating discourse on the timeless epic. Chi. Srivatsa Bellamkonda, with his emceeing, set the stage for a soul-stirring event. Every devotee was mesmerized as Swamiji explained the essence of Ramayana and how we see it in our daily lives. The occasion also served as a platform to acknowledge and honor the dedicated teachers and volunteers, who were bestowed with prestigious Jeeyar Awards and Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for their commendable contributions.

Moreover, the visit served as an occasion to recognize generous donors of the Sahasrabdi project, a testament to their unwavering commitment to the cause. Their contributions were acknowledged and celebrated alongside the esteemed Jeeyar and Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, embodying the spirit of selflessness and unity.

As Sunday morning arrived, the visit culminated with a sunday Theertha Goshti and guidance to the Prajna teachers of Pittsburgh centers, leaving an indelible mark of divinity in the hearts of all who had the privilege to be a part of this transcendental experience.

Written by - Bellamkonda, Srivatsa Nrisimha, Prajna Alumni & Teacher in Pittsburgh PA




Virginia


July 16th - 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM - Subhada Annual event

Inpdependence High School, 23115 Learning Cir, Ashburn, VA - 20148

Srinivas ji - 571-550-1828


Cary, North Carolina

July 17th - 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM - Public event,

SADAYA curtain raiser

7600 Roberts Rd, Cary,NC-27519

Sriman Chakradhar Sriperambudur,1807 Old London Way, Cary, NC 27513

Phone-919-579-8428






Charlotte, North Carolina



His Holiness Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji graced Charlotte, NC recently. Devotees expressed their heart-felt gratitude to Swamiji for gracing the city after a span of nearly 7 years.

City of Charlotte, NC. Celebrated The Day of Service" with a proclamation by the Mayor of the Charlotte for the exceptional services rendered by JET and VT Seva centers in Charlotte area. Enjoy a few glimpses of the event at https://chinnajeeyar.org/sri-swamijis-visit-to-charlotte-nc/


Check out Sri Vsihnu Sahasra Nama avadhanam performed by Prajna students which mesmerized the audience who applauded with a standing ovation.


Atlanta


July 19th

6.00 PM to 9.30 PM Public event

Interactive program with youth on Service & Spirituality


July 20th 6.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Goshti

Sriman Ravi Gourisetti, Tel # 678-559-6592

Orlando, Florida

July 20th, 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM

SVSN Avadhanam by Tampa Kids, Discourse by Sri Swamiji

July 21st 6.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam, Theertha Goshti

Smt. Annapoorna Raju,

Tel # 407-718-7512





Bay Area, California


July 22nd


Andal Aadipuram at JET California

In the warm embrace of summer morning, on the blessed day of Andal Thirunakshtram – the divine birth anniversary of Andal, Swamiji orchestrated a divine ritual. The spiritual landscape was graced by the sacred rite of Abhishekam, a holy bath bestowed upon the deity. The immersion of sanctity was succeeded by the exquisite Alamkaram, a lavish decoration that complemented the radiant being of Andal.


With the mischievous glint of wisdom in his eyes, Swamiji likened Andal to the playful, celestial child, Lord Krishna, expressing how she would sometimes coyly require persuasion to partake in her ritual shower. The charming anecdote added an intriguing human touch to the divine proceedings.


Delving into the profound significance of Andal Thirunakshtram, Swamiji painted a vivid picture of Andal's tale. The depiction of her devout dedication to Lord Ranganatha was heartfelt, portraying her spiritual romance and celestial marriage with the Lord as a testament to her deep faith. These engaging narrative was followed by the subsequent Theertha Goshti and a shared meal, stirring a sense of shared camaraderie and joy among JET CA community.

As the sun traced its arc across the sky, the afternoon heralded another mesmerizing event. Swamiji presided over the JET CA Goda Kalyanam, a grand event that drew an audience of over 2000 devotees, each heart entranced by the proceedings. This was followed by a skillful showcase of Bhagavad Gita Avadhanam by Prajna kids, which very much impressed the audience. This proved the power of vedic methods to enhance cognitive abilities. The day concluded with the distribution of maha prasadadm, a sacred offering, signifying the sharing of blessings and love, thereby encapsulating the holy essence of the day.



July 23rd


11:00 AM to 2.00 PM - Vedic Techniques for Stress Management at India Community Center, Milptas


July 24th

7.00 - 9.00 AM Sri Badari Narayana Tirunakshatram celebrations, Sevakalam,Theertha Gosti

9.00 Am to 12.30 PM Samasrayanam


July 25th

6:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Sudarshana Alwan Tirunakshatram Celebrations, Sevakalam,Theertha Ghosti



Seattle, Washington


July 27th - 6.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Ghosti

July 28th 9.00 AM to 12. 00 PM Samasrayanam

July 29th Eka:dasi 6.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Ghosti

Q & A session with Students and Meet Community Leaders at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue (Spirituality Service Society (SSS) with Multi Organizations)

July 30th- 10.00 Am to 1.00 PM Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam


Sriman Kiran Vangala - 425-625-1576

Sriman Rajesh Kalidindi - 408-375-9981



Houston -Woodlands


July 31


10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon Sevakalam, Theertha Ghosti

At 54 W Double Green Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77382. Sriman Srinivas Vedala - 832-444-5373.


6:00 - 9:00 PM - Meet & Greet at Hindu Temple of Woodlands.

Contact: Kiran Miryala ji -7132917944



Houston, TX

























Bentonville AK


August 2nd

Day trip to HANWA temple of Bentonville


San Antonio, TX


Aug 7th 9.00 Am to 11.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Ghosti

5.30 PM to 8.30 PM Public event In Mahalaxmi Hall (Hindu temple SA)

Smt. Mrudula Thangada, Phone-210-378-2815



















August 8 - 10, 2023 - Austin, TX






Dallas, TX


Aug 11th - 8.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Goshti

Aug 12th - 8.00 Am to 9.00 Am Sevakalam,Theertha Goshti

At 5708 Chalice Drive, Plano, TX-75024

Aug 12th - 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM Youth interaction with Sri Swamiji at Sri Radha Krishna Temple Hall.

Aug 13th - 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM Ashtothara Sata Divya Desa Bhagavad Aradhana event at Sri Radha Krishna Temple Hall.


Smt Rajkumari - 972-369-2066

Sriman Paidi Bodanki - 248-719-3927

www.jetdfw.org



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