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Rayara Saptaha Mahotsava: RAMA hosts week-long celebration dedicated to Sri Raghavendra Swamy

Atlanta, GA, April 12, 2024: On the occasion of the 429th Rayara Vardhanti, Ananthadi Rayara Matha (RAMA) Atlanta organized “Rayara Saptaha Mahotsava,” a week-long celebration dedicated to Sri Raghavendra Swamy to seek his blessings. Shri Raghavendra Swamy is a renowned Dvaita saint whose Brindavana is in Mantralayam, India. He was born on Phalguna, Shukla Saptami in 1595 and took Parmahamsa Ashrama on Phalguna, Shukla Dwitiya of 1621. Hence, events were organized for a week. The event encompassed a variety of performances and Sangeetha Seva by many talented artists.

The celebrations commenced on March 10th, 2024, with a Sangeetha Seva program featuring vocals by Smt. Anjana Nagaraj and Kum. Pranavi Srinivasa, accompanied by Shri. Gurudutt Rajagopal on Mridangam, Kum. Pranavi Srinivasa, and Chi. Sudarshan Prasanna on Violin. The beautiful performances by all the artists were truly mesmerizing.

On March 11th, 2024, Kum. Vaibhavi Mathapathi rendered her vocals along with Chi. Akshay Jayaraman on Mridangam.

On March 12th, 2024, Smt. Chaitra Gururaj rendered Kavya Vachana (Gamaka) on Draupadi Akshaya Ambara accompanied by Sri. Gopikrishna Deshpande as narrator.

On March 13th, 2024, Smt. Varsha Danavandi, along with her parents, offered Sangeetha Seva.

Several artists offered their musical Seva to Rayaru on March 14th, 2024. Kum. Pragna Srinivasa and Chi. Nivik Bharadwaj on Vocals, accompanied by Chi. Sudarshan Prasanna & Chi. Tejas on Violin and Chi. Akshay Jayaraman on Mridangam.

On March 15th, 2024, Kum. Nikhita and Chi. Nischith with their soulful performances offered their reverence to Shri. Raghavendra Swamy.

On March 16th, all the students of Rama Gurukula, Rama Nrithyalaya, and Dasa Kalarava offered their obeisances to Guru Raghavendra Swamy by reciting the shlokas. Students offered their prayers in-person as well as online. Students from ages 3 to adults worshipped Rayaru with deep devotion and reverence to seek his blessings and guidance in their lives. All the students were gifted a silver Krishna idol as a blessing from the RAMA family. The event concluded with Gokula students singing “Tugire Rayara.” All the attendees were served prasadam at the Matha. Please visit www.atlantarayaramath.org for details.

About 250 people attended the week-long celebration event while Facebook Live also attracted many devotees. This year too the RAMA family concluded Rayara Vardhanti successfully.

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