Seven Hills Resonates to the Rhythmic Chants of Sundrakanda AKhanda Pathanam


Tirumala, 6 Aug. 20: The entire environs of Tirumala resonated to the rhythmic chants of Sundarakanda Akhanda Pathanam organised with grandeur at Nada Neerajana Mandapam on Thursday. With this fete, the Mantra Parayanam mulled by TTD has entered in its 119th Day, while Sundarakanda in 57th Day.


Akhanda Sundarakanda Pathanam comprised of 227 Shlokas from Dwitiya Sarga (Second Chapter) to Sapthama Sarga (Seventh Chapter) and on the Shlokas from Sasta Sargas (Six Chapters) were recited by nearly 200 Vedic Scholars, which provided a feel good experience to devotees.


At the beginning of the programme, the Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy said, that TTD has mulled this Shloka Parayanam to protect the humanity from Covid-19 pandemic.


Speaking on the occasion, Sri KS Avadhani, the Principal of Dharmagiri Veda Vignana Peetham at Tirumala, who is the prime lead of the recitation of Shlokas said, "In the entire epic Ramayana, Sundarakanda holds a special place as it deals with the determination of Hanuman who leaves for Lanka in search of Sita Devi. The events in Sundarakanda brings confidence and hope from all angles. It shows the triumph of Dharma over evil. On July 7, we have recited 211 Shlokas from Pradhama Sarga and today 227 Shlokas from six chapters during Akhanda Pathanam. We are confident that the recitation of Shlokas in Sundarakanda will end the pandemic of COVID 19 soon", he added. 


Meanwhile, at the beginning of the programme, Annamacharya Artists presented Rama Dasa Kriti "Charanamule Nammiti" and concluded by rendering a famous note penned by Saint Poet Annmacharya on Lord Hanuman, "Periginadu Choodaro Pedda Hanumantudu" in a melodious manner.


The Vice-chancellor of SV Vedic Varsity Sri S Sudarshana Sharma, the Vice Chancellor of Rastriya Sanskrita Vidya Peetham Sri Muralidhara Sharma, Annamacharya Project Director Sri Dakshinamoorthy, DyEOs Sri Harindranath, Sri Balaji, Sri Nagaraja, Sri Venkataiah, SE Electrical Sri Venkateswarulu, Higher Vedic Studies Project Officer Dr A Vibhishana Sharma and other officers were also present. 


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