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Kartheekagnanamrutham 2020

Kartheeka Gnanamrutham - 2020

The holy month of "Karthika" is considered a very auspicious month which is marked by Deeparadhana – The lighting of the lamps. In view of this, "Karthika Gnanamrutham" for this academic session 2020-21 was started on 30th November, 2020 to promote spiritual and cultural values.

Dr. N. Satyanarayana Raju, Hon. Director & Treasurer, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati in his speech stated that he was fortunate to celebrate this auspicious day amidst the dignitaries. He also stated that there is a need to realize the significance of “Athma Gnana”. He also expressed that Yoga has its own place in purifying one’s mind and soul.

On the first day, the day`s guest Saraswathiputra Avadhana Samrat Dr. Medasani Mohan, Former Director, Annamacharya Project, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati expressed his ecstasy of being a part of this spiritual discourse. He stated that Karthika masa marks the month of Deeparadhana which cleanses our mind and frees from all the accumulated negativity. Quoting an example from Manucharithra, he specified the importance of “YOGAM”. Exemplifying the characters of the Dasavataras, he elabarated the significance of the “Kshirasagara madanam”. He also stated that by showing keen practical sense (Vichakshana Gnana), one can control one’s emotions.

Dr. B. Vengamma, Director, S.V.I.M.S., Tiruapti – in her speech highlighted the necessity of having a strong mindset which allows us to stay focused on our intentions.

The following day (2.12.2020) ‘Rudhra Homam’ was performed marking the auspicious full moon day (Kartheeka Pournami). In a view to rejuvenate and promote concern towards environment “Karthika Vanaradhana Mahotsavam” was celebrated.

As a part of this programme Dr. N. Satyanarayana Raju, Hon. Director & Treasurer, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati Kendra recalled the services rendered by K.M.Munshiji, the founder of Bhavan’s. He also stated that K.M.Munshiji, also known as the father of ‘Vanamahotsav’ has envisioned India to be a country with abundant forests. He emphasized the responsibility of every individual in protecting and preserving the environment. He also stated that Karthika being an auspicious month, worshipping of trees like Banyan, Gooseberry, Peepal, and Tulasi would allow every one to attain salvation.

The Chief Guests were felicitated by Dr. N. Satyanarayana Raju, Hon. Director & Treasurer, Hon.Secretary Prof. P. Sudhakara Reddy and Committee Members. The occasion was graced by the dignitaries, In-charge Principal and Vice Principal. The Vanaradhana Mahotsav was ensued with Atmeeya Sammelanam with the esteemed dignitaries following the Covid Protocols.