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Sathyanarayana idol installation on April 13

The idol of Sri Sathyanarayana will be installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 13, 2014. This will be the 70th deity at the Peedam, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The idol is five-and-a-half-foot high, and has been made by sculptor, Sri Loganathan of Mamallapuram. The idol is a rare one. It shows Anjaneyar worshipping Surya Bhagwan. The installation would be done with the blessings of Sri Srinivasa Ramanujacharya Swami, Jeeyar Mathadipathi, Tirukoilur, between 9 and 10 a.m. on April 13, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Sri Sathyanarayana viradha pooja and special homam would be performed at 5 p.m.

Anjaneyar homam with 15,000 bananas at Peedam

A special Anjaneyar homam along with Ganapathy yaagam would be held with offering of 15,000 bananas at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 14, 2014. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced that the special homam would be performed at 10 a.m on April 14 in the interest of world peace, and to ensure disease-free life for people all over the world.

Sani Shanthi homam at Danvantri Peedam on April 5

A special Sani Shanthi homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 5, 2014, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The homam will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. The homam is being conducted for the welfare of all human beings and to reduce the rage of Sani Bhagwan.

Maha Kali homam begins at Danvantri Peedam

The 10000-pomegranate Maha Kali Yaagam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, commenced on March 28 morning with a Ganapathy homam followed by yaagasalai homam in the evening, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Maha Kali yaagam, would be conducted here from March 28 to 30, 2014, in the interest of well-being of humanity, to rid one of fears, doshams and drishtis, and remove various obstacles in the path of marriage and progeny.

Guru Peyarchi Maha yaagam from June 15

Guru, the central deity of the Navagrahas, is transitting from Mithuna rasi to Kadaga rasi on June 19, 2014. With the blessings of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan and the benevolence of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, a Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam would be performed at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at 10 a.m., on Sunday, June 15, 2014 and Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Bairavar homam held on March 23

A special Bairavar homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 23 in view of Thaeypirai Ashtami. With the help of ten sivacharyas, special homam was performed for Ashta Bairavar, Kaalabairavar and Sornakshana Bairavar as also abhishekam in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Sri Sathyanarayana idol to be installed at Peedam

The idol of Sri Sathyanarayana will be installed shortly at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, making it the 70th deity at the Peedam. This was announced on March 20 by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The idol is five-foot high, and has been made by sculptor, Sri Loganathan of Mamallapuram. The idol is a rare one. It shows Anjaneyar worshipping Surya Bhagwan.

Santhi Durga homam at Peedam

A special Santhi Durga homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, recently, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was held in the interest of world peace and for the well-being of mankind. Fruits, flowers, sweets and silk dress material were offered during the homam. A special abhishekam was performed for goddess Mahisasushamardhini.

Gandharva Raja homam on March 16

A special Gandharva Raja homam will be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, with a view to removing obstacles in the marriage plans of men. The homam would be held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam would be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam will be performed. This will be followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. Men seeking brides will find participation in the homam will remove obstacles which prevent their marriage from taking place.

Santhana Gopala yagam held on March 15

A Sri Santhana Gopala yagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 15, 2014, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who seek to be blessed with a child participated in the yagam. Many couples came from different parts of Tamil Nadu and southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and other States to attend the yagam to seek progeny. The yagam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Peedam.

10,000 pomegranates for Maha Kali homam

A total of 10,000 pomegranates would be offered during the Maha Kali homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from March 28 to 30, 2014. Devotees are now offering pomegranates for Ambal archanai and abhishekam to the eight-foot idol of Sri Mahisasushamardhini at the Peedam, its founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. The yaagam would be held in the interest of world peace, and in view of Telugu and Tamil New Year, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

27 Natchathira Parihaara homam on March 16

Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will conduct a 27 Natchathira Parihaara homam on March 16, 2014, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said society faced inequalities among various sections. Unhealthy practices and views affected the people. Therefore, a santhi pooja would be held on Pournami day (Sunday) as also Parihaara homam, kaalachakram pooja and raksha bandhan.

Maha Kali yaagam at Danvantri Peedam

A special Maha Kali homam would be held from March 28 to 30 at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. The yaagam would be held in the interest of world peace, and in view of Telugu and Tamil New Year, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Participation in the yaagam would help overcome doshas, drishtis, and remove obstacles for marriage and progeny. The yaagam would be held from March 28 to 30 both in the mornings and evenings.

Spl pooja for 468 Siddhars on Maha Shivarathri

A special pooja will be held for 468 Siddhar lingams at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on February 27, 2014, in view of Maha Shivarathri, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. A Panchatchara homam, Rudraabhishekam and Rudra Paaraayanam will be held at 10 a.m. on February 27 in view of Maha Shivarathri, Swamigal said. 468 Siddhar lingams had been established at the Peedam as a result of the initiative by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Three homams at DAP for students

Three homams will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 9, 2014, to help students do well in the forthcoming examinations, improve ties between teachers and students, and to foster good ties between parents and their children, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. Maha Saraswathy homam, Lakshmi Hayagrivar homam and Vidya Ganapathy homam will be performed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9, Swamigal said.

Soolini Durga homam on March 2

A special Soolini Durga homam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 2, 2014, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced.

Bhoomi pooja held for Prathyankara Maha Peedam

The Bhoomi Pooja for the installation of Aishwarya Prathyankara Maha Peedam next to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was held here on February 12, 2014, with the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Sri Sapthagiri Amma of Sri Adharvana Maha Prathyankara Siddhar Peedam, Bengaluru, presided over the Bhoomi Pooja on February 12 at 9.30 a.m.

Joint prayer held for benefit of students

A joint prayer was held for benefit of mankind and especially for students and teachers at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. The Peedam has been founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A number of students from various schools participated in the programme. The joint prayer aimed at benefiting students who will shortly take their annual/board examinations and to help improve their learning skills and memory power, and to help them good marks in the examinations.

Bhoomi pooja on Feb 12 for Prathyankara Peedam

Bhoomi Pooja for the installation of a 27-foot, Aishwarya Prathyankara Devi idol at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, would be held here on February 12, 2014, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. Sri Sapthagiri Amma of Prathayankara Siddhar Peedam, Bengaluru, would preside over the Bhoomi Pooja on February 12 at 9 a.m. A special Maha Kali Prathyankara Devi homam would be held from March 28 to 30 when a joint prayer would be held for early installation of the idol. 10,000 pomegranates would be used in this yaagam.

Sarva Shatru Nivarana homam held at Peedam

A Sarva Shatru Nivarana homam was held, along with Sakala Dosha Nivarana yaagam, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The yaagam was held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Over 500 people from various southern states participated in the special yaagam. Individuals and families are sometimes affected by various kinds of shatrus like busines shatru, family shatru, anukoola shatru, prathikolla shatru, runa roga shatru, boodha pisaasu shatru, visha shatru, para shatru etc. To be rid of such shatrus, Vedic experts conducted the Sarva Shatru Nivarana homam at the Peedam on January 26.

144th Seshadri Swamigal jayanthi conducted

The 144th Seshadri Swamigal jayanthi was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, recently, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A special homam and abhishekam were performed in view of the jayanthi. A joint prayer was also held to mark the occasion. The devotees prayed for world peace and for betterment of mankind. A maha deepaaraadhanai and Navavarna pooja were also conducted.

Sapthagiri Amma visits Danvantri Peedam

The Peetadhipathi of Prathyankara Peedam, Sapthagiri Amma, visited Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 28, 2014. He was received with traditional honour including Poornakumbha honour by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and members of his family. Sapthagiri Amma went round the Peedam and offered worship before the 69 idols at the Peedam including Moolavar Sri Danvantri.

27-foot Prathyankara Devi idol at Peedam

A 27-foot, Aishwarya Prathyankara Devi idol would be installed by Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, shortly, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. A special Maha Kali Prathyankara Devi homam would be held from March 28 to 30 when a joint prayer would be held. From December 19 to 25, 2013, a 12-foot deep and 16 foot wide yaagakundam was used for a special Prathyankara Devi homam adjacent to the Peedam complex. 6,000 kilos of red chillies were used in the homam among other material. This spot would be developed as a Maha Peedam where the 27-foot Aishwarya Prathyanakara idol would be installed, Swamigal said adding that along with the idol, Arthameru and Akanda Deepam would also be installed.

Gandharva Raja homam held on Jan 19

Several men from southern states participated in the Gandharva Raja homam held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, January 19, 2014, with a view to removing obstacles in the marriage plans of men. The homam was held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam was performed. This was followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. The men had come from various parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with a view to removing obstacles in the path of marriage. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal explained to the participants the benefits of the homam and tips on what to do during the homam.

Santhana Gopala yagam held on Jan 18

A Sri Santhana Gopala yagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 18, 2014, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who seek to be blessed with a child participated in the yagam. Many couples came from different parts of Tamil Nadu and southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and other States to attend the yagam to seek progeny. The yagam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Peedam.

Sarva Shatru Nivarana homam at Peedam

A Sarva Shatru Nivarana homam would be conducted, along with Sakala Dosha Nivarana yaagam, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, January 26, 2014. This has been announced by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homams would be conducted at 10 a.m.

Rahu Kethu annabhishekam at Peedam

A special Rahu Kethu annabhisehkam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 15, 2015, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The annabhisehkam was held on Full Moon day. A 27-star homam was conducted at 10 a.m. on January 15.

Samathuva Pongal celebrated at Peedam

The tenth year Samathuva Pongal celebrations were held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 14, 2013, in a grand manner. A novel scheme of free distribution of spirituality books was undertaken by the Peedam to motivate children to learn about Indian spirituality, religion and the spiritual greats of the past. Books on Ramayanam, Alwars besides Bible and Koran, were distributed by the Peedam, its founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. A special Danvantri homam and joint prayer were held for the benefit of farmers and their families, Swamigal said.

Idol of Sri Veera Brahmangaaru installed

The idol of Sri Veera Brahmangaaru was installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 17, 2014. This is the 69th deity at the Peedam. The five-foot high idol has been sculpted by Thiru Loganathan, renowned sculptor of Prakash Kalaikoodam, Mamallapuram. The idol was installed at a function presided over by Rathnagiri Balamuruganadimai swamigal, in the presence of Tirutani Baladatha Peedam Acharya Yoganand Swamigal.

Samathuva Pongal celebration at Peedam

The tenth year Samathuva Pongal celebrations will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 14, 2013. A novel scheme of free distribution of spirituality books will also be distributed to motivate children to learn about Indian spirituality, religion and the spiritual greats of the past. Books on Ramayanam, Alwars besides Bible and Koran, would be distributed by the Peedam, its founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. A special Uzhavar homam would also be conducted on January 14, he said.

Lakshmi Narasimha homam for Vaikunta Ekadasi

A special Lakshmi Narasimhar homam was performed on Vaikunta Ekadasi day at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 11, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Special decoration was provided to Sri Moolavar Danvantri idol at 5 a.m. on Saturday. The Danvantri family and devotees participated in a joint prayer for world peace.

Judge Prakash visits Danvantri Peedam

Walajapet: Justice P N Prakash, Judge of the Madras High Court, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, and participated in several homams at the Peedam. The judge was received with traditional honours by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In view of Valarpirai panchami, a special homam for Vaasthu bhagwan and Saraswathi Devi was conducted at the Peedam. Further, a Sakala Devata Gayatri homam was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The homam was concluded with cow (Go) Pooja. The judge participated in the homams.

Idol of Sri Veera Brahmangaaru for Peedam

The idol of Sri Veera Brahmangaaru will be installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 17, 2014. This will be the 69th deity at the Peedam. The four-foot high idol has been sculpted by Thiru Loganathan, renowned sculptor of Prakash Kalaikoodam, Mamallapuram. The idol will be installed at a function to be presided over by Rathnagiri Balamuruganadimai swamigal, in the presence of Tirutani Baladatha Peedam Acharya Yoganand Swamigal. The installation will be held between 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, January 17, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said, adding that devotees should come in large numbers to attend the auspicious function.

Sani Shanthi homam performed at Peedam

A special Sani Shanthi homam and pooja were performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 4, 2014. The homam was held at 10.30 a.m. on January 4 to rid people of doshas and help people overcome obstacles in trade, business, and marriage and getting a progeny. The homam and pooja were held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Three homams on Jan 1

A Drishti Durga homam, Sri Kubera Lakshmi homam and Sri Maha Danvantri homam were held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 1, 2014, as part of the tenth year anniversary celebrations of the Peedam and in view of Margazhi Ammavasai. A special pooja was held for the Sri Sanjeevi Anjaneyar idol at the Peedam as part of the Hanumanth Jayanthi celebrations at the Peedam on January 1, 2014. Vellore district collector Dr R Nandagopal was the special guest. He also inaugurated a free Ayurvedic medical camp at the Peedam, in which 300 people participated and benefited from the medical assistance.

Hanumanth Jayanthi celebration on Jan 1

A special Hanumanth Jayanthi celebration would be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 1, 2014. Vellore district collector Dr R Nandagopal will be the special guest on the occasion. A Drishti Durga homam, Sri Kubera Lakshmi homam and Sri Maha Danvantri homam would be conducted at the Peedam to celebrate the Jayanthi, Margazhi Amavasai and the tenth year anniversary of the Peedam at 10 a.m on January 1. 2014 Pumpkins would be used as special offerings for Drishti Durga homam, Sri Kubera Lakshmi homam and Sri Maha Danvantri homam to be conducted at the Peedam. The homams would be conducted in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

2014 Pumpkins for special homams on Jan 1

2014 Pumpkins would be used as special offerings for Drishti Durga homam, Sri Kubera Lakshmi homam and Sri Maha Danvantri homam to be conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on January 1, 2014. Special guests on the occasion would be former MLA of Ranipet, R. Gandhi, and S. M. Sukumar, industrialist from Ranipet. The homams would be conducted at 10 a.m. on January 1 in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam held on Dec 29

A Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam was conducted at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Over 80 girls, looking out for marriage and a good spouse, came from several southern states to participate in the homam. They sought the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on the occasion. Participating in the homam will help girls get married and find a good spouse. Peedam founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal explained about the benefits of the homam.

Swami Narayana Theerthar visits Peedam

Swami Narayana Theerthar, Sri Kalikambal Peedam, Gangotri, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, and greeted Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on successful completion of the 5,000-kg Red Chilly Prathyankira homam. The homam was concluded on December 25, 2013. Swami Narayana Theerthar said it was a big feat on the part of the Peedam in conducting the homam for seven days.

5000 kg Red Chilly Prathyankira homam ends

The special 5,000-kg, Red Chilly Prathyankira homam, which began at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 19, 2013, ended here on December 25 with an impressive concluding ceremony.

Sri Sakthi Amma visits Peedam

Sri Sakthi Amma, founder of Sripuram Golden Temple, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 24, 2013, and participated in the 5,000 kg, Red Chilly Pratyankira homam. Sri Sakthi Amma visited the Peedam at 6 p.m. on December 24 and was received by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal with traditional honours. Sri Sakthi Amma visited the Peedam to participate in the Tenth Anniversary celebrations of the Peedam and to participate in the special Pratyankira devi homam that is being conducted at the Peedam from December 19 to 25, 2013.

Nikumbala homam held with Prathayankira homam

A special Nikumbala homam was performed along with Mangala Prathayankira Devi homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 23, 2013, as part of the 5,000 kg Red chilly yaagam. The special homam was conducted on Sunday morning and evening, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Drishti Durga homam with Raja Prathyankira homam

A special Drishti Durga homam was held along with the Raja Prathyankira Devi, 5,000-kg Red Chilly homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 22, 2013, the fourth day of the yaagam. The special homam was conducted on Sunday morning and evening, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Prathyankira homam, Santhi Durga homam at Peedam

The 5,000-kg, red chilly Prathyankira homam was held along with Santhi Durga homam on the third day of the special homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 21, 2013, in the morning and evening. Among the VIPs who participated in the yaagam were Arcot MLA V K R Srinivasan, Ranipet revenue officer Dr M Priyadarshini and AIADMK functionaries of the district. The homam was conducted in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, who supervised the arrangements.

Prathyankira homam, Soolini homam on second day

The Prathyankira homam, along with Soolini homam, was conducted for the second day at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 20, 2013, in the morning and evening. In the homam, Thiruvalam Shantha Swamigal, Yogi Sankaraguruji, Vellore Sahasra Anjaneya temple Swamigal, K S Udhayasankar, Sri Durga Bhavan, Vellore, S V Gopalakrishnan, Mayavaram, participated and grace the occasion. The homam was conducted in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, who supervised the arrangements.

Prathyankira homam commences at Peedam

An elaborate Prathyankira homam, with the use of 5000 kg of Red Chilly, began at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 19, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. On Thursday, at 10 a.m., proceedings began with a cow-pooja, followed by Ganapathy homam and Sakala Devatha Gayatri homam. These homams were commenced by Rathinagiri Balamuruganadimai, and Sachidhananda swamigal.

Sri Sakthi Amma to attend 5000kg red chilly yaagam

Sri Sakthi Amma will attend the 5000 kg Red Chilly yaagam for Prithyankara Devi being conducted by Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 19, 2013. From December 19 to 25, the yaagam would be held at the Peedam.

5000 kg Red Chilly yaagam from Dec 19

5000 kg of Red Chilly yagam would be held as part of the Maha Pratyangira homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from December 19 to 25, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The Maha Pratyangira homam would be held along with Vanja Kalpalatha, Soolini, Thirsty Durga, Deepa Chandi, Nigumbala and Maha Bhairavar homam from December 19 to 25 in the mornings and evenings. Along with 5000 kg of Red Chilly, 2000 litres of neem oil, 1008 pumpkins, 108 silk sarees, salt, pepper, turmeric, kungumam etc would be offered. Those who wish to take part in the yagam have to contribute Rs 10,000 and perform sankalpam (maximum four persons allowed per family).

Sumangali pooja held on Dec 14

108 Sumangalis participated in the special Sumangali pooja held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 14, 2013, in view of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Peedam. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the Sumangalis who participated in the pooja were also provided tamboolam by the Peedam including saree, blouse piece, betel leaves and nuts, kumkum, turmeric, mirror and comb among other items on behalf of the Peedam. The participants also worshipped before the deities of the Peedam and prayed for well-being of their families.

108 herbal abhishekam, homam for Danvantri

A special 108 herbal abhishekam with homam for Sri Danvantri with 108 kundams will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 15, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhar Swamigal has announced that in order to help the people overcome health problems and diseases, the special homam for Sri Danvantri with 108 homams and 108 herbal abhishekams would be performed at 10 a.m. on December 15 at the Peedam. A maha sudarshana homam would be performed for Moolavar Sri Danvantri.

Thailabhishekam for Danvantri till Dec 14

A special Thailabhishekam will be conducted for Sri Danvantri at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, till December 14, 2013. The thailabhishekam is being held at the Peedam every day from November 28 to rid devotees of health problems, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has stated. The idol of Sri Danvantri is the Moolavar at the Peedam. There are 65 other deities installed at the Peedam. The thailabhishekam is part of the tenth year celebrations of the Peedam. The Moolavar is a eight-foot deity, dedicated to Sri Danvantri.

Sukra Santhi homam held on Dec 8

A special Sukra Santhi homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 8, 2013, in the presence of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A large number of devotees from southern states participated in the homam and took part in the joint prayer. The homam was conducted at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 8 at the Peedam. Sukra dosham can bring about deterioration in family ties especially between spouses, besides causing health problems, relating to liver, kidney and pregnancy, as also problems relating to vehicles.

Special homams for tenth year celebrations

Special homams were conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on December 8, 2013, to celebrate the commencement of the tenth year of the Peedam. The founder of the Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, took part in the proceedings. On account of the tenth year anniversary, Chandi homam, Dhristi Durga homam and Sukra Santhi homam were held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 8. Devotees participated in the joint prayer.

Homams held for Ammavasai

A special Soolini Durga homam, Bairavar homam and Shatru Samhaara homam were performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on account of Ammavasai on December 2, 2013. The homams were conducted at 10 a.m. in the interest of mankind and world peace, with the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Some devotees from abroad also participated in the homams. They also took part in the joint prayer.

Lakshmi Hayagrivar homam on Dec 22

A special Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar homam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on December 22, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has announced. Those who worship Hayagrivar will receive knowledge and good education in abundance, Swamigal said. The special homam is being conducted to benefit students who will shortly take the half-yearly examinations. Normally, many students would visit the Peedam to particularly pray before Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar, which idol has been placed alongside Vedanta Desigar.

Datta Jayanthi on Dec 16 and 17

A special Dattaatreyar homam and Sri Karthaveeryaajunar homam would be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, as part of the Datta Jayanthi celebrations on December 16 and 17, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced that 'Aayiram Naama Archanai' for the Thousand-Handed One will be performed at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17, as part of the Datta Jayanthi celebrations.

Anjaneya Jayanthi at Peedam on Jan 1

A special pooja will be held for Sri Sanjeevi Anjaneyar idol at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Anjaneya Jayanthi on January 1, 2014. This was announced by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Gurunanak Jayanthi held at Peedam

Guru Nanak Jayanthi was held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 17, 2013. The Peedam has installed a granite image of the great saint and observes all important days connected with him. A 1.5-foot-high idol of Guru Nanak, fashioned by Loganatha Sthapathi, has been installed at the Peedam.

Rudra yaagam, Rudraabhishekam on Dec 1

A special Rudra yaagam and Rudraabhishekam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, Dwcember 1, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said that participation in the Rudra yaagam will help remove obstacles in the path of trade and commerce, overcome illness and bring about happiness, peace of mind, good relations between husband and wife, higher yield in agriculture, rainfall and peace in the world.

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi held at Peedam

A special Karthaveerya Arjuna homam and pooja was held for a large number of devotees at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, November 10. Karthaveeraya Arjuna was a great King who ruled Hehaya. Karthaveeryarjuna is worshipped to remove obstacles and to retrieve lost properties. King Karthaveeryarjuna is great devotee of Lord Dattatreya. Karthaveerya Upasana is one of the auspicious and meritorious sadhanas for Hindus. He gives every power to face challenges in life and to make life happy and prosperous.

Raaga yagam conducted at DAP

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, organised a Raaga yaagam on November 17, 2013, to propitiate the Gods according to their favourite classical raagams for the benefit of mankind and world peace. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said in the Raaga yaagam 16 Carnatic raagams were performed, along with 16 homams, each one dedicated to a particular deity. The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam houses 66 idols. Explaining the concept, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said this was the first time that 16 raagams were used to propitiate the deities.

Gandharva Raja homam held at Peedam

A special Gandharva Raja homam was held for a large number of unmarried men at the from southern states will take part in the Gandharva Raja homam to be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, with a view to overcoming obstacles for their marriage. The homam was held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sunday at the end of which kalasabhishekam was performed. This was followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. Unmarried men who seek marriage gain by attending the homam. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal explained to the participants the benefits of the homam and tips on what to do during the homam.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa idol installed at Peedam

An idol of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 22, 2013, with the blessings of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Swami Thyagarajananda, president, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Natrampalli, presided over the function. It was also attended by Maatha Sri Rajalakshmi Ammal, Sri Raghavasramam, Kolathur, Chennai. Several saints took part in the function which was held at 9 a.m. at the Baba mandapam.

Santhana Gopala yagam held on Nov 16

A Sri Santhana Gopala yagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 16, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who seek to be blessed with a child participate in the yagam. Many couples came from different parts of Tamil Nadu and southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and other States to attend the yagam to seek progeny. The yagam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the Peedam. The participants also offered worship at the Moolavar Sri Danvantri idol and the other 66 idols at the Peedam.

Homam held for priests on Nov 16

A special Danvantri homam was held for priests of the world at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 16, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the special homam was performed for the benefit of priests and their families all over the world, and also for the benefit of mankind. The homam was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Homam for priests on Nov 16

A special Danvantri homam will be held for priests of the world at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 16, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced that the special homam would be held for the benefit of priests and their families all over the world, and also for the benefit of mankind. The homam would be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Gandharva Raja homam to be held on Nov 17

A large number of unmarried men from southern states will take part in the Gandharva Raja homam to be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in their marriage plans. The homam would be held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam would be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sunday at the end of which kalasabhishekam would be performed. This would be followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal would explain to the participants the benefits of the homam and tips on what to do during the homam. Men seeking brides will find participation in the homam will remove obstacles which prevent their marriage from taking place.

Santhana Gopala yagam on Nov 16

A Sri Santhana Gopala yagam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 16, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who seek to be blessed with a child can participate in this yagam. Many couples come from different parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining States to attend the yagam to seek progeny. The yaagam will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, at the Peedam.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa idol at Peedam

An idol of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa will be installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 22, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The function will take place at the Peedam from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Baba mandapam. Sri Loganathan of Mamallapuram has sculpted the two-foot-high idol.

Shatru Samhaara homam held at Peedam

On the occasion of Kanda Sashti, a special Shatru Samhaara homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 8, 2013. The Shatru Samhaara homam was performed for Sri Karthigai Kumaran, one of the 66 dieties at the Peedam, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Srimad Kumarasami Thambiran visited Peedam

Srimad Kumarasami Thambiran swamigal visited Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet on November 6, 2013. He was received with traditional honours by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Srimad Kumarasami Thambiran swamigal visited the Peedam at 8 a.m. on November 6. He worshipped at the moolavar Lord Danvantri sanctum sanctorum, and also prayed before the other 65 idols at the Peedam.

Kala Bairavar homam held on Oct 27

The Kalashtami for Kala Bairavar was observed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, October 27, 2013. On the occasion, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal performed special homam, pooja and abhishekam for Kala Bairavar from 10 a.m. According to the swamigal, Kala Bairavar is capable of destroying all evil and sins. Kalashtami is most sacred and removes all miseries of devotees.

Danvantri Jayanthi festival held

The Danvantri Jayanthi Festival was held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 1 and 2 for the 9th year. The Jayanthi was held in the presence of Peedam founder kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. On Friday, November 1, 2013, Danvantri Jayanthi was celebrated at the Peedam. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal presented to the devotees Lehiyam specially prepared at the Peedam on November 1. On November 2, Lord Danvantri appeared before the people in traditional dress of a doctor with coat and stethoscope and so on. Devotees were urged to visit the Peedam and take part in the Danvantri Jayanthi celebrations and receive the blessings of Lord Danvantri.

Raaga yaagam at Danvantri Peedam

n an unprecedented move, the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will organise a Raaga yaagam on November 17, 2013, to propitiate the Gods according to their favourite classical raagams for the benefit of mankind and world peace. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced the Raaga yaagam in which 16 Carnatic raagams would be performed, along with 16 homams, each one dedicated to a particular deity. The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam houses 66 idols. Explaining the concept, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said this would be the first time that 16 raagams would be used to propitiate the deities.

Shatru Samhaara homam on Nov 8

A special Shatru Samhaara homam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 8, 2013, in view of Kanda Sashti. The Shatru Samhaara homam and Trisakthi archanai will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov 8, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. The homam will protect people from evils and doshas and ensure good health and well-being. A maha abhishekam will be performed for Sri Karthigai Kumaran idol, which has unique feature of having the six Karthigai Pengal at the base.

Danvantri Jayanthi festival on Nov 1 and 2

The Danvantri Jayanthi Festival will be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on November 1 and 2 for the 9th year, Peedam founder kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. On Friday, November 1, 2013, Danvantri Jayanthi will be celebrated at the Peedam. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal will present to the devotees Lehiyam specially prepared at the Peedam on November 1. On November 2, Lord Danvantri will appear before the people in traditional dress of a doctor with coat and stethescope and so on. Devotees are urged to visit the Peedam and take part in the Danvantri Jayanthi celebrations and receive the blessings of Lord Danvantri.

Sri Yogi Sankarar visits Peedam

The founder of Sri Bhagwan Pathanjali Yoga Peedam, Sri Yogi Sankarar Guruji, visited Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 26, 2013. He was received with traditional honours by DAP founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Sri Yogi Sankarar Guruji went around the Peedam and worshipped before Lord Danvantri and the 65 other idols installed at the Peedam. He also worshipped before the idols for 468 Siddhars.

Tree planting programme held at Peedam

The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC), working with Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 26, 2013, planted trees and helped improve soil fertility and promote greenery with a view to create a better environment in the campus in tune with nature. The campaign was undertaken at the Peedam with the assistance of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Over 100 volunteers and leaders of CTC worked at the Peedam on Saturday from 10 a.m., to plant saplings and help in improving greenery and to make the campus environment-friendly.

Tree planting programme at Peedam on Oct 26

The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) will work with Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 26, 2013, to plant trees, improve soil fertility and promote greenery with a view to create a better environment in the campus in tune with nature, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Over 100 volunteers and leaders of CTC will work at the Peedam on Saturday from 10 a.m., to plant saplings and help in improving greenery and make the campus environment-friendly.

5000 kg Red Chilly yagam at Peedam

5000 kg of Red Chilly yagam would be held as part of the Maha Pratyangira homam at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, from December 20 to 25, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The Maha Pratyangira homam would be held along with Vanja Kalpalatha, Soolini, Thirsty Durga, Deepa Chandi, Nigumbala and Maha Bhairavar homam from December 20 to 25 in the mornings and evenings.

Santhana Gopala yagam held on Oct 19

The Sri Santhana Gopala yagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 19, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who sought to be blessed with a child participated in this yagam. Many couples came from different parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining States to attend the yagam to seek such a blessing. The yaagam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This was followed by participation in the goshala pooja at 1 p.m. The participants also offered worship at the Moolavar Sri Danvantri idol and the other 65 idols at the Peedam.

Maragatheeswarar - Rahu Kethu annabhishekam

Annabhishekam was performed for Maragatheeswarar and Rahu Kethu at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The annabhisehkam was held on the occasion of Pournami. Devotees conducted a joint prayer for the benefit of mankind.

Agasthiyar idol installed at Peedam

The idol of sage Agasthiyar was installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 18, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and Siddha Yogi Sivasankar Baba of Kelambakkam. A large number of devotees gathered at the Peedam at 9 a.m. on October 18 to witness the installation of the idol. Yogi Sivasankar Baba of Kelambakkam presided over the function. This was the 66th idol at the Peedam. The two-foot idol was prepared by famous sculptor, Loknath sthapathi of Mamallapuram.

10 days, 10 homams performed at Peedam

Ten homams were performed over ten days during the Navarathri festival at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, from October 4 to 13, 2013. The ten homams at the Peedam during Navarathri period help eliminate evil effects of doshams and dhristis, help people get married and have progeny, improve business and memory power, and promote family unity, among others.

Navakanni and Muneeswarar poojas at Peedam

A special Navakanni and Muneeswara poojas were held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 15, 2013, in view of the installation of Sri Agasthiyar idol at the Peedam on October 18, 2013. The special Navakanni and Muneeswara pooja were performed by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal at 12 noon on October 15, 2013. Special prayers were also conducted.

Golden chariot run at Peedam

For the first time, a Golden Chariot run was undertaken at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 15, 2013. The Utsava Murthi of Lord Danvantri, Arogya Lakshmi, Chakrathaalwaar, Navaneethakrishnan and Agasthiyar were carried in the Golden Chariot accompanied by fireworks.

Nikumbala Homam held at Peedam on Oct 13

Worshipping Prathyangira Devi relieves us from all kinds of dosham, protection from accidents, enemies, diseases, wrath, curses, obstacles, black magic. She bears 8 snakes on her body. Those who have sarpa dosham or often get scary dreams involving snakes can worship Prathyangira Devi for instant relief.

Vallalar Jayanthi at Sri Danvantri Peedam

It was on October 5, 1823 (Purattasi month, Chithirai nakshathram) that Sri Vallalar was born at 5.30 p.m. as Ramalingam. This birth star of the great saint of Tamil Nadu is being celebrated at the Vallalar sanctum established in Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, at the instance of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on October 6, 2013. The beautiful image of Ramalinga Adigal, famously known as Vallalar for his generosity, is part of the gurus congregation at the Peedam.

The Navarathri homams

The nine-day period of Navratri is marked by a series of Yagna and Homas. These Yagnas nullify all the misery, sorrow and pain in the world. Each day of this nine-day period has special implications and yagnas and homas are performed accordingly.

10 days, 10 homams during Navarathri at Peedam

Ten homams will be performed over ten days during the Navarathri festival at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, from October 4 to 13, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The ten homams at the Peedam during Navarathri period will help eliminate evil effects of doshams and dhristis, help people get married and have progeny, improve business and memory power, and promote family unity, among others Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has appealed to the people to participate in the homams and derive the benefits. Donations/sponsorship/contributions are invited.

Spl homam at Peedam to bring down prices

A special homam was organised to bring down prices at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam founder was concerned that people were affected by issues like price rise, debt problems and wanted their basic needs met. The Peedam therefore organised a special homam at 11 a.m., on September 21, seeking that inflation be checked and prices brought down for the people, and that they should get relief from debt burden and realise their aspirations. A joint prayer was also held for the same purpose. The participants prayed that people all over the world overcome problems relating to debt and non-realisation of their aspirations.

Malaysians at Goshala pooja

A group of Malaysians participated in the Goshala pooja at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, recently. A batch of Malaysians visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on September 19, 2013. They went round the Peedam and prayed to the 65 idols at the Peedam. They also worshipped the cow at the Peedam Goshala. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced that Goshala pooja would be undertaken at the Peedam every day.

Kala Bairavar homam on Kalashtami on Oct 27

Kalashtami, which is also known as Kala Ashtami, is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Bairav observe fast and worship Him on all Kalashtami days in the year. The Kalashtami for Kala Bairavar is being observed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, October 27, 2013. On the occasion, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the founder of the Danvantri Arogya Peedam, will perform special homam, pooja and abhishekam for Kala Bairavar from 10 a.m. The most significant Kalashtami, which is known as Kalabhairav Jayanti, falls in the month of Margashirsha according to North Indian, Purnima to Purnima, lunar month calendar while Kalabairav Jayanti falls in the month of Kartik in South Indian, Amavasya to Amavasya, lunar month calendar.

Madurai Adheenam with Swamigal at Vaniyambadi function

Sri Madurai Adheenam Arunagirinathar and Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam’s founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal participated in a function at Vaniyambadi recently. During the meeting, they held discussions and also blessed devotees at the Ponniamman temple in Vaniyambadi. They attended the opening of Aarthi Jewel Palace at Vaniyambadi owned by Gopi Achari. Dr Hakim Akbar Kouser also participated in the event.

Santhana Gopala Yaagam held on Sep 21

The Sri Santhana Gopala Yaagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Those who sought to be blessed with a child participated in this yaagam. Many couples came from different parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining States to attend the yaagam to seek such a blessing. The yaagam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This was followed by participation in the goshala pooja at 1 p.m.

Thiruvonam held at Peedam on Sep 16

Thiruvonam was celebrated with gaiety and piety at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, with special abheshekam and homam, on September 16, 2013. ‘Thiruvonam’ star is auspicious for Lord Narayanan and is celebrated every month at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. But the Onam festival falling on September 16 (Monday), 2013 is considered more auspicious at the Peedam as Onam is being celebrated globally by Keralites irrespective of their religion or caste. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has denoted this Thiruvonam star as a special day for curing ailments by offering prayers to Lord Danvantri, the ruling deity of the Peedam, who is none other than Lord Narayanan himself.

Chandi homam at Peedam on Sep 22

A special Chandi homam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 22, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam to be held on Sunday is considered a powerful one to get all-round success in all undertakings and also for removal of all kinds of doshas and obstacles in one’s life. “Everyone is invited to participate on this auspicious occasion and receive the blessings of Goddess Chandi Devi,” says the Peedam.

Agasthiyar idol installation at Peedam on Oct 18

An idol of sage Agasthiyar will be installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 18, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said on September 18. This would be the 66th idol at the Peedam. The function would take place at the Peedam on Friday, October 18, at 9 a.m. It would be presided over by Siddha Yogi Sivasankar Baba of Kelambakkam near Chennai. The two-foot idol has been prepared by famous sculptor, Loknath sthapathi of Mamallapuram. Agasthiyar had made significant contribution to Tamil literature and Siddha medicine. His name figures in several works of literature, of interaction with Gods and kings.

Hayagrivar Jayanthi, homam held on Sep 16

A special Hayagrivar homam was performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, for the benefit of school and college-going students etc., and also for the welfare of the gurus and their families, on September 16, 2013. The homam was held in the presence of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. This homam which began at 10 a.m., was performed for the students to score good marks in the forthcoming examinations and also for them to obtain good knowledge, wisdom and intelligence, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The rare Lakshmi Hayagrivar idol, made of green stone, received special honey abhishekam and Kalasabhishekam performed by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Sri Vidya Ganapati, Saraswathi and Sakala Devatha Gayatri homam were also performed.

Gandharva Raja homam held for unmarried men on Sep 15

Over 80 men from southern states participated in the Gandharva Raja homam held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in the marriage plans of men. The homam was held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam was performed. This was followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. The men had come from various parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with a view to removing obstacles in the path of marriage.

Gandharva Raja homam for unmarried men on Sep 15

A Gandharva Raja homam will be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, September 15, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in the marriage plans of men. The homam will be held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam is conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam iis performed. This is followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam. Men seeking brides will find participation in the homam will remove obstacles which prevent their marriage from taking place.

Thirumanjanam performed at Peedam for world peace

A special Thirumanjanam (abhishekam) was performed for moolavar Lord Danvantri at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 9, 2013, for benefit of mankind and world peace. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the yoga instructor of the Peedam, Sri venkatraman and his family members attended the special Thirumanjanam. Young and old took part in a joint prayer for world peace.

Vinayaga Chathurthi homam held on Sept 9

A special Vinayaga Chathurthi homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 9, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The highlight was that a special archana was performed with 23 special leaves. The Vinayagar idol installed at the Peedam is made out of a rare, single stone and is four feet high. It is called Danvantri Vinayagar. The archana with 23 leaves was special as those participating in the programme would find benefits like peace, happiness and prosperity, freedom from diseases and debts, improvement in education, family relationships and confidence levels, besides marriage prospects and progeny.

Anna yagnam held at Peedam on Sept 8

A special Anna yagnam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 8, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A special abhishekam was performed for the idol of Sri Annapoorani installed at the Peedam while a joint prayer was also conducted. Naivedhyam of different types of food were offered to the deities at the Peedam, and also the idols of 468 Siddhars, and the offerings were made at the yaaga kundam.

Thiruvonam at Danvantri Peedam on Sept 16

Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has denoted this Thiruvonam star as a special day for curing ailments by offering prayers to Lord Danvantri, the ruling deity of the peedam, who is none other than Lord Narayanan himself. It is a twin pleasure visiting the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as the Swamigal has installed a 7-foot-high stone idol of Lord Danvantri (Aadhi Vaidhyar), and also a unique 3-foot-high stone idol of Lord Danvantri (Pini Theerpavar) and Ganapathi (Vinai Theerpavar) from a single stone and with their backs together. The remarkable idol was carved by the noted sculptor, Loganathan Sthapathy of Mamallapuram.

Hayagrivar Jayanthi, homam on Sept 16

Hayagrivar homam will be performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, for the benefit of school and college-going students etc., and also for the welfare of the gurus and their families, on September 16, 2013. This homam, scheduled for September 16, at 10 a.m., is being performed for the students to score good marks in the forthcoming examinations and also for them to obtain good knowledge, wisdom and intelligence, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Maha Bairavar homam on Sept 8

The Maha Bairavar homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 4 p.m. The homam will be performed in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The 4-foot ASHTA MANGALA KAALA BAIRAVAR idol is unique and one-of-its-kind sculpted with Ashta Bairavars in the pedestal (Asithanga Bairavar, Ruru Bairavar, Chanda Bairavar, Krodhana Bairavar, Unmaththa Bairavar, Kabaala Bairavar, Beeshna Bairavar, Samhara Bairavar). It is believed that worshipping Kalabhairava would solve most of the problems which are pending for a long time.

Vinayaga Chathurthi homam on Sept 9

A special Vinayaga Chathurthi homam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 9, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. A special archana would be performed with 23 special leaves. The Vinayagar idol installed at the Peedam is made out of a rare, single stone and is four feet high. It is called Danvantri Vinayagar. On Vinayaga Chathurthi day, September 9, the archana with 23 leaves would be special as those participating in the programme would find benefits like peace, happiness and prosperity, freedom from diseases and debts, improvement in education, family relationships and confidence levels, besides marriage prospects and progeny.

Danvantri homam for teachers on Sept 5

It has always been a thankless job, but, at least now, they are remembered for one precious day in a year. We are talking about teachers – who get no recognition for all the hard work they put in to turn out good human beings. But the founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, always remembers them on Teachers Day – September 5. On this day this year, Thursday, a Danvantri homam will be performed at the peedam at Walajapet, Vellore district, for the welfare of teachers, lecturers, professors and their families for a disease- and disorder-free life, at 10 a.m.

Navagraha homam on Sept 5

A special Navagraha homam would be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 5, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The homam is being conducted in view of Ammavasai and to rid one of various doshas due to planetary influences creating obstacles in the line of business, good health or prosperity.

Anna yagnam at Peedam on Sept 8

A special Anna yagnam would be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 8, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A special abhishekam would be performed for the idol of Sri Annapoorani installed at the Peedam while a joint prayer would also be conducted. The special yagnam was being conducted for world peace, the banishment of any dosham due to annadhanam, the continuance of annadhanam at the Peedam every overcoming obstacles and to re-dedicate oneself to the task of feeding the poor and needy through annadhanam.

Vanadurga Peedam Peedaathipadhi visits DAP

The Peedaathipadhi of Vanadurga Peedam in Vellore, Srilasri Durga Prasad Swamigal, visited Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on August 28, 2013. Srilasri Durga Prasad Swamigal visited DAP in view of Theipirai Ashtami. He participated in the Bairavar homam at 6 p.m. on August 28.

Soolini Durga homam held on Sept 2

A special Soolini Durga homam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 2, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Soolini Durga homam is performed to ward off powerful, evil influences. This Sulini Durga homam helps one to get rid of mental/psychological/depression, remove fear/anxiety, cure diseases of the mind. It also protects one’s factory/industry/organization from evil influences. The homams are being conducted for world peace and benefit of mankind, to reduce the vagaries of nature and bring about rains to cool down the temperature among other things. Those suffering from ‘Rahu dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’, as well as ‘Sani dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’ will get relief.

RDO pays obeisance to Bharatha Matha

Janani Soundarya, RDO, Cheyyar, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on August 15, 2013, and paid obeisance to the Bharatha Matha idol there. The RDO participated in the Independence Day celebrations at the Peedam. She also went round the Peedam. The Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has installed a 4-foot BHARATHA MATHA stone idol at Danvantri Peedam, Walajapet, sculpted by Sri Loganathan Sthapathy of Mahabalipuram.

Special homam to improve Indian economy at Peedam

A special homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, to revive the Indian economy and to prevent fall in value of Indian rupee against the dollar, on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The Sri Kartha Veeryajunar homam was held to strengthen the Indian economy, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. A special abhishekam and archana were conducted for Sri Kartha Veeryajunar, who restores lost goods and wealth. A joint prayer was also held for the purpose at 11 a.m.

Nava Bhairavar homam held on Aug 28

A special Nava Bhairavar homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on August 28, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai GnanaguruDr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In view of Thaeypirai Ashrami, the special homam and joint prayer were conducted at 6 p.m. on August 28. A large number of devotees took part in the homam and joint prayer. Lord Bhairavar is considered an incarnation of Lord Shiva and the Devata of Lord Rahu.

Swamigal to attend kumbabhishekam

Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal will be participating as a special guest in the ashtabandhana maha kumbabhishekam at the Sri Vanadurga Peedam for Sri Vanadurga Devi, Maha Saraswathy and parivara murthis on Monday, September 16, 2013.

342nd aradhana of Sri Raghavendra held at Peedam

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, famous for not just its non-stop homams for human welfare but also installing the idols of various gurus that India is famous for, observed the 342nd aradhana of Guru Raghavendra from August 20 to 24, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has installed a 4-foot, Guru Raghavendra idol at the peedam. The unique feature of this idol is that never before has the Guru been depicted with Kamadhenu, the celestial cow.

Thirukalyanam held to help unmarried men on Aug 19

Several unmarried men attended the special Thirukalyanam of Utsava murthy of Sri Danvantri and Utsava murthy of Arogya Lakshmi at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Monday, August 19, with a view to removing obstacles in their marriage plans. The homam was held as per the wishes of NRI based in US, Mr. Srinivasa Sampath, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The special homam was held at 10 a.m., with the help of Vedic experts. A large number of men, in particular, attended the Thirukalyanam.

Special Krishna Jayanthi homam on Aug 28

A special Sri Krishna Jayanthi homam will be conducted on August 28, 2013, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The special homam and joint prayer will be held at 10 a.m., Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. Devotees are requested to turn up in large numbers for the homam and joint prayer. The homam is being conducted in the interest of world peace and good health.

342nd aradhana of Sri Raghavendra at Peedam

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, famous not just for its non-stop homams for human welfare but also installing the idols of various gurus that India is famous for, will be observing the 342nd aradhana of Guru Raghavendra from August 20 to 24, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has installed a 4-foot, Guru Raghavendra idol at the peedam. The unique feature of this idol is that never before has the Guru been depicted with Kamadhenu, the celestial cow.

Swarnaakarsha Bairavar homam held on Aug 11

A Swarnaakarsha Bairavar homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on August 11, 2013. The special homam was held on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Walajapet.

Gandharva Raja homam for unmarried men on Aug 18

A Gandharva Raja homam will be held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, August 18, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in the marriage plans of men. The homam will be held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam is conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam iis performed. This is followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam.

Maha Chandi homam held on Aug 11

A Maha Chandi homam was held in a grand manner on August 11, 2013, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In view of August 11 being Garuda Panchami day and also being the last Sunday of Aadi, the Maha Chandi homam was performed on that day (Sunday), Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The homam was conducted for world peace and for betterment of mankind.

National flag unfurled on I Day at Peedam

The national flag was unfurled on Independence Day at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, by Nirmala Muralidharan, wife of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Making a fervent appeal to all Indians to celebrate Independence Day, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal had announced that the national tricolor would be unfurled at the Peedam on August 15 morning. Acordingly, Peedam visitors, devotees, family members of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal participated in the Independence Day celebrations at the Peedam.

Peedam founder launched CUB ATM

The off-site ATM of City Union Bank Ltd (CUB) was inaugurated at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The CUB chairman S Balasubramanian and its managing director and CEO N Kamakodi had invited people to attend the function at 10 a.m. on August 11 and grace the occasion. CUB MD N Kamakoti and R Palanivel, its Ranipet branch manager, urged the people to continue to provide patronage to the bank.

Swamigal begins Health padayatra to Tiruvannamalai

The founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, commenced a padayatr afrom Walajapet to Tiruvannamalai on August 12 evening. He is undertaking the ‘Holy Health Padayatra’ in the cause of mankind, world peace and the prosperity and well-being of the people. Sri Muralidhar Swamigal began the padayatra on Monday, Augst 12, 2013, evening, from Walajapet and was proceeding towards Tiruvannamalai.

Kushmanda homam at Peedam on Aug 9

A Drishti Durga homam (Kushmanda homam ) was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on August 9, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam has held several homams to greatly benefit the devotees and mankind at large. On Friday, August 9, 2013, under the guidance of peedam founder, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, a Drishti Durga homam was formed (Adi Pooram day).

Maha Chandi homam at Peedam on Aug 11

A Maha Chandi homam would be held on August 11 at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In view of August 11 being Garuda Panchami day and also being the last Sunday of Aadi, the Maha Chandi homam will be performed on that day (Sunday), Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. The homam was being conducted for world peace.

Peedam founder to launch CUB ATM

The off-site ATM of City Union Bank Ltd (CUB) will be inaugurated at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on Monday, August 12, 2013. The CUB chairman S Balasubramanian and its managing director and CEO N Kamakodi have invited people to attend the function at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 12, grace the occasion.

Independence Day celebrations at Peedam

The national flag would be unfurled on Independence Day at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. Making a fervent appeal to all Indians to celebrate Independence Day, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the national tricolor would be unfurled at the Peedam on August 15 morning. Recalling the sacrifices made by freedom fighters, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said it was the duty of everyone to remember their contribution and do their bit for the country.

Garuda homam for Garuda Panchami on Aug 11

A special Garuda homam will be performed on the occasion of Garuda Panchami on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Garuda is the vehicle of moolavar Sri Danvantri and has a special idol installed at the Peedam in his honour. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said that the special homam would be conducted on Valarpirai Panchami day in the month of Aadi.

Spl prayers for Aadiperukku on Aug 3

Special prayers would be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on August 3, 2013, to celebrate Aadiperukku (the 18th day of the month of Aadi). Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said at the special prayers, devotes would seek copious rains so that all the rivers so that farmers can have enough water and people have enough drinking water. Farmers are also known to sow seeds and take steps hoping for a good harvest later. Similarly, women also conduct sumangali pooja.

Adi Pooram fest at Peedam on Aug 9

Bangles will be presented to the Ambikai idols at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on the occasion of Adi Pooram on August 9, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The bangles offered to all the goddesses at the Peedam would be given as prasadam to pregnant women and to couples who seek progeny. The function would take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9.

3 homams at Peedam on Aug 3

Three special homams will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal

Spl homam for Adi Krithigai on July 30, 31

A special Subramania homam and special prayers would be offered at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on July 30 and 31, 2013, in view of Adi Krithigai, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The homam would take place at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 31. Devotees can have unique darshan of Sri karthigai Kumaran, the Karthigai Pengal (the six Karthigai women who looked after Murugan when he was a kid), and idols for 468 Siddhars at the Peedam., and seek relief from mental worries and health problems.

Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam on July 28

The Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam was conducted at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. Over 80 girls, looking out for marriage and a good spouse, came from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu to participate in the homam. They sought the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on the occasion. Participating in the homam will help girls get married and find a good spouse. Peedam founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal explained about the benefits of the homam.

Peedam sets world record in Modhakas

Who : Sri Muralidhara Swamigal Where : Tamil Nadu, India. When : 10th to 14th November 2011. Record Approval Date : November 14, 2011. Record ID : 5094 Record Summary: The Highest Number of Modhakas (Fried Dumplings) offered in Moola Manthra Maha Ganapathy Homam is 1,32,000 pieces and it was performed under the Leadership of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal between 10th November 2011 to 14th November 2011 at M/s. Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, TamilNadu, India.

Maha Sandi homam at Peedam on July 30

A Maha Sandi homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam will be conducted In view of Theipirai Ashtami on July 30. One who pays obeisance to Goddess Chandiga Parameswari will find an end to problems relating to ego and illusion. She will ensure his victory at all times.

Ashtamangala Kaala Bhairavar homam on July 30

The Ashtamangala Kaala Bhairavar homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 6 p.m. on the occasion of Theipirai Ashtami. The homam will be performed in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

IAS officer Thiru Murugaia visits Peedam

IAS officer Thiru S Murugaia is the latest among important VIPs to visit Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. On July 23, 2013, IAS officer Murugaia visted the Peedam and went round it. He is currently Managing Director of the State-owned Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation Ltd. He was received by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Santhana Gopala Yaagam held on July 20

The Sri Santhana Gopala Yaagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Those who sought to be blessed with a child participated in this yaagam. Many couples attended the yaagam to seek such a blessing. The homam was performed from 10 a.m. in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the couples experienced the joy of watching the idol of young Sri Navaneethakrishnan on a swing. Couples took turns in pushing the swing as if putting Sri Navaneethakrishna to sleep. They were offered prasadam.

Rahu Kethu annabhishekam held on July 22

A Rahu Kethu annabhisehkam and 468 Siddhargal abhishekam were held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Monday, July 22, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The annabhisehkam and abhishekam were held at 6 p.m. on July 22.

Several hundreds attend Gandharva Raja homam

Several hundred men attended the Gandharva Raja homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 21, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in their marriage plans. The homam was held in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A large number of men from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry participated in the camp. They were in the age group of 20 to 52. The homam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the end of which kalasabhishekam was performed. This was followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam.

Maha Sandi homam held at Peedam on July 21

A Maha Sandi homam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was conducted In view of Adi Pournami from 10 a.m. on Sunday. One who pays obeisance to Goddess Chandiga Parameswari will find an end to problems relating to ego and illusion. She will ensure his victory at all times.

Guru Poornima at DAP on July 22

Guru Poornima will be celebrated at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Monday, July 22, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has informed. The Peedam on Guru Poornima day will pay obeisance to all the gurus who have provided guidance to the people. A special joint prayer and homam would be organised for 468 Siddhars whose idols were at the Peedam.

Peetaadhipathi from AP attends Kodi Jabam

Sri Ramananda Bharathi, Peetaadhipathi of Sri Sowbhagya Bhuvaneswari Peetam, Sri Mounananda Thapovanam, Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, participated in the Kodi Naama Jabam at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on July 15, 2013. He attended the programme on the invitation of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Swayamvara Kaala Parvathi homam on July 28

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will hold a Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathi homam on Sunday, July 28, 2013, which will help girls, looking for marriage, get a suitable spouse. The charges would be Rs 1,500 per person. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said a Sani Santhi homam would be performed at the Peedam on the first Saturday of every month. The charge for this homam would be Rs 500 per person (pooja articles extra). A Re-marriage homam would be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013, for men and women seeking re-marriage. The charge for this homam would be Rs Rs 1,000 per person (pooja articles extra).

Sudarshana homam on July 17

A Sudarshana homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on July 17, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. The special homam will be conducted for Sri Chakrathaalwar in view of Sudarshan Jayanthi, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Kodi Naama Jabam at DAP from July 15

The Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, will perform a rare Kodi Naama Jabam at the Peedam from July 15, 2013. The Jabam may continue to be held in other States as well, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Normally, in temples, Ashtothiram (108) or Sahasranaamam (1008) are performed. On some occasions, Laktcha Naama jabam are also held. However, it is rare to come across a Kodi Naama Jabam. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, who has many firsts to his credit like the ‘365 days 365 Yaagam’ successfully completed recently, has decided to perform the Kodi Naama Jabam for world peace, to help the people overcome distress and disease, and to lead lives of peace and prosperity, defeating various drishtis and doshaas.

Rainwater harvesting awareness camp on July 9

An awareness campaign for rainwater harvesting was held at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on July 9, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, speaking about the importance of rainwater harvesting, said water must be conserved and preserved. Water was an important ingredient in all walks of life. Therefore, it was important that water should not be wasted. Every effort should be made to conserve water and rainwater harvesting technique was an important part of the water conservation efforts.

Maha Sandi homam at Peedam on July 21

A Maha Sandi homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam will be conducted In view of Adi Pournami. One who pays obeisance to Goddess Chandiga Parameswari will find an end to problems relating to ego and illusion. She will ensure his victory at all times.

Drishti Durga, Sulini Durga homam held on July 7

Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam were performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Sulini Durga homam was performed to ward off powerful, evil influences. This Sulini Durga homam helps one to get rid of mental/psychological/depression, remove fear/anxiety, cure diseases of the mind. It also protects one’s factory/industry/organization from evil influences

Gurumahaan Paranjothi visits Peedam

The founder of Universal Peace temple on Thirumurthy hill at at Udumalpet, Sri Gurumahaan Paranjothi, visited the Dhanvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on July 6, 2013. He was welcomed with traditional honours by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam founder said it was a matter of great concern and inspiration that Gurumahaan Paranjothi had chosen to visit the Danvantri Arogya Peedam at 4 p.m. on July 6, 2013.

4 homams conducted on July 7

Four homams were conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 7 from morning till evening, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Danvantri homam was performed for the sake of good health and well-being. The Sakala Devathaa homam was also conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gurumahaan Paranjothi to visit Peedam on July 6

The founder of Universal Peace temple on Thirumurthy hill at at Udumalpet, Sri Gurumahaan Paranjothi, will visit the Dhanvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on July 6, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal; has said. The Peedam founder said it was a matter of great concern and inspiration that Gurumahaan Paranjothi had chosen to visit the Danvantri Arogya Peedam at 4 p.m. on July 6, 2013. Gurumahaan Paranjothi, the founder of the Universal Peace Foundation, had undertaken several pioneering and path-breaking efforts in the cause of religion and to provide solace to devotees.

Drishti Durga, Sulini Durga homam on July 7

Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, July 7, 2013, from 10 a.m, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Sulini Durga homam is performed to ward off powerful, evil influences. This Sulini Durga homam helps one to get rid of mental/psychological/depression, remove fear/anxiety, cure diseases of the mind. It also protects one’s factory/industry/organization from evil influences. The homams are being conducted for world peace and benefit of mankind, to reduce the vagaries of nature and bring about rains to cool down the temperature among other things. Those suffering from ‘Rahu dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’, as well as ‘Sani dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’ will get relief.

Re-marriage homam on August 11

A special Re-marriage homam will be held for men and women seeking re-marriage after failed marriage experience, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 10 a.m., Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Those men and women seeking re-marriage with a view to begin their life afresh, in such cases where there are no complications and where they had their parents’ consent, can attend the homam which would help them go in for re-marriage of their choice.

Ashtamangala Kaala Bairavar homam on June 30

The Ashtamangala Kaala Bairavar homam and abhishekam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 6 p.m. on the occasion of Theipirai Ashtami. The homam will be performed in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Drishti Durga, Sulini Durga homam held on June 23

Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam were performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Similar Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam would be held again on June 30 and July 7 at the Peedam from 10 a.m., Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Joint prayer for Uttarakhand flood victims

A joint prayer was held for the Uttarakhand flood victims at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on June 23, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the joint prayer by devotees and members of the Peedam and family members of the Peedam founder was aimed at praying for the welfare of the flood victims and for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace.

Ashta Lakshmi yagam at Peedam

Praying to Ashta Lakshmi is believed to bestow eight types of wealth on the devotee: Adhi Lakshmi gives complete good health Dhanyalakshmi banishes hunger Dhairyalakshmi banishes fear Gajalakshmi brings all-round prosperity Santhanalakshmi bestows joy of children in life Vijayalakshmi assures victory in all efforts Vidhyalakshmi ensures top-notch success in education and in gaining knowledge Dhanalakshmi fills the coffers All this goodness ia garnered by worshipping Ashta Lakshmi. In his infinite wisdom, the founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, is organising a mega Sri Lakshmi Narayana homam, Ashta Lakshmi yagam and Kubera Lakshmi yagam on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 10 a.m. at the Peedam premises. According to the Swamigal, there would be eight separate sacrificial fire pits for the Ashta Lakshmis apart from a separate kundam for Mahalakshmi. The main kundam will be for Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy. Twelve Veda pundits would be performing the yagam that would be conducted with 1,008 lotus flowers, lotus seeds, nayuruvi, jasmine, sangupoo, kunguma poo and 200 other herbs.

Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam

Drishti Durga homam and Sulini Durga homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, June 23, 30, and July 7, 2013, from 10 a.m, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Sulini Durga homam is performed to ward off powerful, evil influences. This Sulini Durga homam helps one to get rid of mental/psychological/depression, remove fear/anxiety, cure diseases of the mind. It also protects one’s factory/industry/organization from evil influences. The homams are being conducted for world peace and benefit of mankind, to reduce the vagaries of nature and bring about rains to cool down the temperature among other things. Those suffering from ‘Rahu dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’, as well as ‘Sani dasai’ and ‘Sani bhukthi’ will get relief.

Sulini Durga homam at Peedam on June 23

Sulini Durga homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Sulini Durga homam is performed to ward off powerful, evil influences. This Sulini Durga homam helps one to get rid of mental/psychological/depression, remove fear/anxiety, cure diseases of the mind. It also protects one’s factory/industry/organization from evil influences.

Navasandi homam at Peedam on June 16

Navasandi homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013, with the help of 20 Vedic experts in the interest of mankind, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was already performed on Ammavasai on Saturday, June 8, and is being performed on Valarpirai Ashtami on June 16. Over 300 types of herbs and over 100 varieties of fruits besides chillies, salt, sweets, navaratnas and over 100 types of silk cloth, would be offered during the homam, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Danvantri pendant helps Puchong kid Pretybas recover from disease

The following is a report in The Star by columnist T Selva on how the Danvantri pendant from the Danvantri Peedam helped a four-year-old kid recover from a serious illness: Vasthu Sastra By T. Selva Amazing stories send our columnist on a journey to discover the divinity that prompted them. I had heard of many people experiencing divine healing after they had given grace to a unique deity in India. Moved by their stories, I travelled to India last week to visit the temple of Lord Danvantri, located in the remote village of Walajapet, 160km from Chennai.

Ashtadhik Balakar pooja at Peedam

The Ashtadhik Balakar pooja was undertaken at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Peedam on June 7 night in view of the Navasandi homam to be performed on June 8. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the Asjtadhik Balakar Balipooja was performed from 7 p.m. on Friday June 7 as theNavasandi homam had to be conducted from June morning till June 8 evening. The pooja will help get rid of certain doshams which affect us at our homes, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal pointed out.

Navasandi homam at Peedam on June 8

Navasandi homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, from 10 a.m. with the help of 20 Vedic experts in the interest of mankind, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. This is being performed in view of Ammavasai on Saturday and Valarpirai Ashtami on June 16. Over 300 types of herbs and over 100 varieties of fruits besides chillies, salt, sweets, navaratnas and over 100 types of silk cloth, would be offered during the homam, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Vaasthu homam on June 4

Vaasthu homam and abhishekam for Sri Vaasthu Bhagwan will be performed at 10 a.m. on June 4 at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A special abhishekam will be performed for Sri Vaasthu Bhagwan at the Peedam.

Sakala Devathaa Gayatri homam conducted on June 3

A Sakala Devathaa Gayatri homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on June 3 for the benefit of entire mankind in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The homam was conducted by Vedic experts Vedha Sivakama Vidyabhushanam Sri Rajappa Sivam, Sri Vivekananda Sivam and Sri Rajivgandhi Sivam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

Nikumbala yaagam held at Peedam on June 1

A special Nikumbala yaagam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, for the benefit of mankind from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The Nikumbala yagam was conducted in view of Thaeypirai Ashtami. Participation in the yaagam would rid one of confusion in the mind, obstacles in the path of business, debt problem, billi-soonyam curse, and any ill-effects due to the planetary influence of Shani, and obstacles due to influence of Rahu-Kethu, and to seek rains and good harvest for farmers, and acquisition of assets like house, land, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal had said.

Nikumbala yaagam for world peace on June 1

A special Nikumbala yaagam would be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, for the benefit of mankind at 8.30 a.m. on June 1, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. The Nikumbala yagam would take place in view of Thaeypirai Ashtami. Participation in the yaagam would rid one of confusion in the mind, obstacles in the path of business, debt problem, billi-soonyam curse, and any ill-effects due to the planetary influence of Shani, and obstacles due to influence of Rahu-Kethu, and to seek rains and good harvest for farmers, and acquisition of assets like house, land.

Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam conducted at Peedam

A massive Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, at 10 a.m. on May 29, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. On May 28 night, at 9.18 p.m., Rishaba raasi moved to Mithuna raasi. In view of this, the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam had organised a Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam at 10 a.m. on May 29, 2013, at the Peedam

Collector Sankar visits Danvantri Peedam

The District Collector of Vellore, Thiru Sankar, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 28, 2013, and performed thailabhishekam for Sri Vinayagar deity.

Maha Periyava anniversary celebrations at Peedam

The 120th birth anniversary of Sri Maha Periyava was celebrated with gaiety at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 25, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Sri Maha Periyava had answered the prayers of lakhs of people during his journey to various places from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and provided solace to them, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Alpha Mind Power group at Peedam

A 60-strong group from Alpha Mind Power (P) Ltd, led by its managing director and trainer, Dr Vijayalakshmi Panthaiyan, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 25, 2013, and participated in the Sri Danvantri homam. They took part in a joint prayer for world peace, physical and mental health, mind control, removal of obstacles and achievement of goals.

Day-long events for Pournami, Buddha Poornima

There were day-long celebrations, special prayers, abhishekams, homams and aradhanais, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, May 24, 2013, right from 6 a.m. The day began at 6 a.m., with special aradhana for moolavar Sri Danvantri. Preparations then began for the 108 Sumangali pooja, for 108 married women.

108 Sumangali pooja held at Peedam

A special 108 Sumangali pooja was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, May 24, 2013 in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The highlight of the pooja was the participation of 108 Sumangalis who were provided free sarees and sowbhagya articles by Peedam founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Buddha Poornima celebrated at Danvantri Peedam

Buddha Poornima was celebrated with gaiety at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on May 24, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said a special prayer and abhishekam was performed for Lord Buddha at his deity installed at the Peedam. On the day of Buddha Poornima, Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death are all recalled. On his 80th birthday, Buddha, on the same Baisakha day when he got enlightenment, he gave up worldly life too. That is why the day of Buddha Poornima is special to Buddha devotees all over the world.

Special joint prayer for Vasavi Jayanthi at Peedam

A special joint prayer was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya peedam, Walajapet, on the occasion of Vasavi Jayanthi on May 20, 2013, for the benefit of mankind. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said normally temples for Sri Vasavi Kanniga Parameswari exist only in areas where Arya Vaisyas are present in significant numbers. However, the idol of Sri Vasavi Kanniga Pameswari has been installed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, which is a first-of-its kind event.

Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam at Peedam on May 29

A massive Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam will be held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, at 10 a.m. on May 29, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. On May 28 night, at 9.18 p.m., Rishaba raasi moves to Mithuna raasi. In view of this, the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam has organised a Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam at 10 a.m. on May 29, 2013, at the Peedam. The Editor of Bala Jothidam, a leading astrological magazine, Thiru Jothida Banu Athirshtam Subramanian, presides over the Yagam.

108 Sumangali pooja on May 24

A special 108 Sumangali pooja will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, May 24, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. 108 Sumangalis would be provided free sarees and sowbhagya articles for participating in the special pooja. On May 26, a special pooja would be performed for the wedding of Sri Arogya Lakshmi and Sri Danvantri by priests of TTD in accordance with Paancharaadra agamam. This event would be held from 10 a.m., on May 26, 2013.

Several hundred men attend Gandharva Raja homam

Several hundred men attended the Gandharva Raja homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 19, 2013, with a view to removing obstacles in their marriage plans. A large number of men from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry participated in the camp. They were in the age group of 20 to 52. The homam was conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , at the end of which kalasabhishekam was performed. This was followed by presentation of prasadam and annadhanam.

Special prayer for 45th Jeer of Ahobila Mutt

A special prayer was organised at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, to condole the death of the 45th Jeeyar of Sri Ahobila Mutt, Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan, who passed away on May 18, 2013, for his soul to rest in peace. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the Jeer of the Ahobila Mutt at Srirangam had travelled throughout the country, conveyed several lofty messages and spread the message of faith and inspired a large number of disciples.

Shatru Samhaara homam at Peedam on May 16

On the occasion of ‘Valarpirai Sashti’, a special Shatru Samhaara homam was conducted at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Shatru Samhaara homam was performed for Sri Karthigai Kumaran, one of the 65 dieties at the Peedam, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam founder, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, said the homam was conducted for the benefit of entire mankind.

Yoga camp valedictory held on May 15

The valedictory function of the free Yoga camp conducted by Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was held on May 15, 2013, with gaiety and enthusiasm. Inspector of Walajapet police station, Mr. Kandeepan, handed over the certificates to the students, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The camp was held from May 5 to 15 for boys and girls, with the boarding and lodging, and equipment provided free of cost by the Peedam.

Industrialist Kayilai S Thangaraj visits Peedam

Chennai-based industrialist Kayilai S Thangaraj and members of his family visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. He and members of his family prayed at the moolavar Sri Danvantri deity and hoped that peace would prevail in the world. He and his family members also worshipped the other 64 deities at the Peedam. Industrialist Thangaraj also visited the Yoga Research Centre of the Peedam. He met the students undergoing training there and also addressed them. In his speech, he said the yoga camp showed the lofty ideals and vision of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Prayer for Ramanujar’s birth anniversary on May 14

Special prayers would be organised at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 14, 2013, to celebrate Sri Ramanujar’s 120th birth anniversary, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. Sri Ramanujar was a great spiritual leader and social reformer. He had Tirukachi Nambi, who hailed from the scheduled castes. Sri Ramanujar ceaselessly toiled for a casteless society. The Peedam has organised a joint prayer session and worship before the deity of moolavar Sri Danvantri and the other 64 deities at the Peedam at 10 a.m. on May 14, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Arrangements had also been made for annadhanam after the special prayer, he added.

Vellore Sub Collector visits Peedam

Vellore district sub collector Thanga Natarajan visited Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 11, 2013, and went round the Peedam. He prayed before the 65 deities of the Peedam, after worshipping the moolavar Sri Danvantri deity. He visited the Yoga Research Centre where school students were undergoing free yoga training, with yoga experts providing necessary inputs to the students. Sub Collector Thanga Natarajan also received blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Govt should declare common prayer for rains

The founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has requested the Tamil Nadu government to call for a common prayer by people of all faiths for rains and lowering of heat in the State. He made this appeal while addressing a press conference at Perunalamaamulaiyammai Mahalingar temple of Thiruvaduthurai adheenam at Thiruvidaimarudhur near Kumbakonam, during his visit to the temple. The Tamil Nadu government should announce a date and time when special homams, abhishekam and prayers would be held at all temples, whether HRCE-controlled or private, churches and mosques and all places of religious worship, to pray for world benefit, lowering of high temperatures and bring about badly needed rains, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Vellore women’s special jail SP visits Peedam

The SP of Vellore district women’s special prison, Mrs Rajalakshmi, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 9 and participated in the Rahu Kethu homam and Soolini Durga homam held there. It was a special visit since it was on Ammavasai day. She also went round the Peedam and offered worship before all the 65 deities of the Peedam. Mrs Rajalakshmi also prayed before the moolavar Sri Danvantri. She also received the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Amavasai homams at Sri Danvantri Peedam

Amavasai is always observed with great piety – as it is a day to remember our forefathers – at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet. With the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, Sri Soolini Durga homam, Sri Mrythyunjaya homam, Sri Sudarshana homam, Sri Danvantri homam and Sri Rahu-Kethu homam were performed on Amavasai day, May 9, 2013, at the Peedam. Many visitors and followers of the Swamigal gathered at the Peedam very early in the morning and took part in all the homams. Sri Soolini Durga homam is performed to get rid of all fears. Sri Mrythyunjaya homam would help one conquer fear of death. Sri Sudarshana homam brings all kinds of prosperity. Sri Danvantri homam brings good health, which leads to a happy life. Sri Rahu-Kethu homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is always a speciality because the two Navagrahas are fused into one and made into one idol. The homam helps to mitigate the malefic influence of Rahu-Kethu and lead a stress-free life.

Anaicut MLA hails Yoga Camp of Peedam

Anaicut constituency MLA, Mr Kalaiarasu, visited the Yoga Camp of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Monday, May 6, 2013, and urged the school students participating in the camp to seize the opportunity and learn Yoga practices which will help them in all walks of life. The Yoga Camp was launched on May 5 in the presence of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, at the Peedam. The camp is an initiative of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The MLA visited the Yoga Centre and had a look at the facilities provided free of cost to the students and lauded the efforts of the Peedam founder to propagate Yoga and to help young minds inculcate good habits while in school itself. Mr Kalaiarasu also attended the Sri Mahalakshmi homam that is under way at the Peedam from May 1 and will continue for a total period of 48 days. He performed the poornahuthi. The Sri Mahalakshmi homam would be performed between 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on all these days. The MLA later went around the Peedam and prayed for world peace before all the 65 deities in the Peedam complex. While going around the Peedam, he saw for himself the discipline in the Peedam and also its cleanliness. He told Sri Muralidhara Swamigal that he was very much impressed with the atmosphere of piety and devotion at the Peedam and how it was maintained as a clean and efficient place despite large crowds coming every day. The Peedam was a matter of great pride for the entire Vellore district, he said.

Yoga camp of Danvantri Peedam launched

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, May 5, 2013, inaugurated its free Yoga Camp for school students at the Peedam. The camp has been organised by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The free Yoga Classes will be held at the Yoga Centre of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet from May 5 to 10 for boys and from May 11 to 15 for girls, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The Yoga camp was inaugurated on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Peedam’s Yoga Research Centre co-ordinator, Thiru R. Venkataraman welcomed the gathering. A large number of students, parents and teachers attended the inauguration of the Camp.

People from all religions flock to Danvantri Peedam

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, attracts people from all walks of life and all religions. The Moolavar, Lord Danvantri is the God of Health, and therefore people who want good health or want to overcome illness or disease come to Him for relief, irrespective of which religion they belonged to. On May 4, 2013, a set of Muslims visited the Peedam and worshipped at the Peedam, visiting several deities and seeking solace. They prayed for world peace and good health

Sani Shanthi homam on May 4

On the first Saturday of every English month, the Sani Shanthi homam is performed at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, to ward off the adverse effects of the Navagraham. During the month of May 2013 it falls on fourth (May 4, 2013). The homam that would be performed around 10 a.m. on Saturday would help one overcome the malefic effects of this most powerful Navagraham who determines whether we see joy or sorrow in life and when we find it. According to the Swamigal, it has been a practice to support the visually challenged people, differently-abled people, the sick, old, destitute, hard workers like coolies and conservancy staff during the homam. Those who are struggling under the bad influence of Sani Bhagwan or undergoing severe testing time because of ezhara nattu Sani, would be well-advised to do pariharam during the homam, advices the Swamigal. He suggests that those who wish to do pariharam can do charity in the form of annadhanam, vastra dhanam, gingelly oil dhanam, sesame dhanam or donate iron pans, enlightens the Swamigal.

48-day homam for Sri Mahalakshmi launched

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, provided a platform for a unique Sri Mahalakshmi homam for 48 consecutive days from May 1, 2013 called ‘Mangalangal Nalgum Mahalakshmi Homam’ (Latcha jabam, latcha homam). The series of homams was launched at 4 p.m. on May 1 with great fanfare at the Peedam in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. A large gathering assembled at the Peedam for the launch and to seek the blessings of the deity. The homam will be performed every evening from May 1 for 48 days from 4.30 to 6 p.m, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

May Day honey abhishekam for workers’ welfare

A special Honey Abhishekam, using 500 litres of honey, was performed for Lord Danvantri at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May Day (May 1, 2013) for the welfare of the toiling working class and their families. The day was dedicated for the well-being of workers, especially in the IT sector, who led troubled lives, due to stress and strain in their work, odd lifestyle, odd nature of working hours, sleep and food cycle, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. In many cases, couples could not live in the same city, and in course of time this led to marital stress and discord. In such a situation, all well-intentioned people should pray for their well-being and life free of stress, and which should be one of joy and happiness. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the day enabled one to re-rededicate himself or herself to family happiness, and global peace, and the welfare of all workers and their families.

Anjaneyar devotee offers Vadamalai

A devotee of Anjaneyar at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was overjoyed to find the prayers answered by Anjaneyar and turned up at the Peedam to thank Him. Dr R Pushpavalli, working at Sri Akilandeswari College of Women, had sought the assistance of Lord Anjaneyar at the Peedam during her previous visit. She was overjoyed to find her wishes granted. Therefore, she visited the Peedam again to thank Sri Anjaneyar for the kind assistance provided to her Dr Pushpavalli offered a garland of vadai to Sri Anjaneyar and was happy to make this offering to Him at the Peedam on April 30, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam held on Apr 28

Over 120 girls from southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala and Pondicherry participated in the Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam organised at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, April 28, 2013. The participants received the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on the occasion. Participating in the homam will help girls get married and find a good spouse.

Danvantri Peedam to provide free Yoga Camp

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will provide free Yoga Classes for students during summer holidays in the month of May 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has announced. The free Yoga Classes will be held at the Yoga Centre of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet from May 5 to 10 for boys and from May 11 to 15 for girls, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Free boarding and lodging facilities had been arranged while yoga material would also be provided free of cost, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal added. The Swamigal invited students to avail of this wonderful opportunity since the training would be provided by experts in the field. Students can apply providing full details after obtaining permission from the school principal or their parents.

Sri Mahalakshmi homam for 48 days from May 1

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will provide a platform for a unique Sri Mahalakshmi homam for 48 consecutive days from May 1, 2013 called ‘Mangalangal Nalgum Mahalakshmi Homam’ (Latcha jabam, latcha homam). The homam will be performed every evening from May 1 for 48 days from 4.30 to 6 p.m, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Mupperum Vizha celebrated with gusto

The devotional year 2012-2013 at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Argoya Peedam was packed with activities for the Peedam, founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dri Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, and culminated in the Mupperum Vizha on April 25, 2013, after 365 days of different kinds of homams. In his infinite wisdom, the Swamigal charted out a calendar of yagams for 365 days, called ’365 days, 365 yagams’. There was a special yagna on each day of these 365 days apart from the regular homams that are performed by the Peedam. Each day’s homam was different from the rest of the days. The calendar book that was brought out by the Swamigal for the special year mentioned the name of the yagam, the deity being honoured, the dhiraviyams that would be used for the yagam, the flower and fruit that would be used for the pooja and even the special neivedhyam that would be on offer. The best part was that the benefits of doing the yagam or participating in a particular yagna were mentioned clearly in the book. Not a day in the calendar was missed during the 365 days that the homams were performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. There was massive participation from the followers of the Swamigal and visitors who throng the Peedam on all days of the year.

Joint prayer for departed soul of Sivanthi Adithan

The large gathering of sadhus and well-wishers of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, organized a joint prayer for the departed soul of Thiru Sivanthi Adithan, managing director of the Dina Thanthi media group, who died a few days ago after prolonged illness. The joint prayer was led by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. At the Peedam on Thursday, April 25, 2013, during the 18th guru pooja and the yaagam for 468 siddhars. Over 300 sadhus and well-wishers of the Peedam participated in the joint prayer.

Large arrival of sadhus at Peedam for Mupperum Vizha (TriFest)

A large number of sadhus have started arriving from different parts of India at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, to attend the Peedam’s Mupperum Vizha (Tri-Fest) to be held on April 25, 2013. Over 60 sadhus, who came from several parts of the country, had breakfast and lunch at the Peedam, with the annadhanam sponsors being present and receiving the blessings of the sadhus. The sponsors also received the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. There is a great buzz at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. The devotional year 2012-2013 has been packed with activities for the Peedam, founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dri Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Mr Justice Madhivanan, HC judge, visits Peedam

Mr Justice Madhivanan, HC judge, visits Peedam A judge of the Madras High Court, Mr Justice Madhivanan, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 2013. He was accorded a traditional and warm welcome on arrival at the Peedam by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The judge was accompanied by his wife and members of their family. The judge, his wife and family members participated in a special homam at the Peedam on the occasion.

Special aradhana for Mahavir Jayanthi at Peedam

A special aradhanai was conducted on the occasion of Sri Mahavir Jayanthi at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 23, 2013. A large number of Jains, both men and women, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, and were happy to take part in the special aradhanai at the Peedam for Mahavir Jayanthi. They were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful idol of Sri Mahavir at the Peedam. Though there are 65 deities at the Peedam, they least expected to find such a beautiful deity of Sri Mahavir. Therefore, their prayers were even more special.

Vaasthu homam performed at Danvantri Peedam

A special Vaasthu homam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhar Swamigal. A special abhishekam was performed for Sri Vaasthu Bhagwan at the Peedam. There was a large turnout of people who came with problems relating to house, land, factoryor real estate business, and prayed for their redressal.

Homams in all 4 directions at Danvantri Peedam

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, performed homams in all four directions in a unique programme on April 21, 2013. The Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam was performed near the Shirdi Sai Baba deity, Sri Danvantri and Sri Sudarshana homam in front of the Lord Danvantri Sannidhi. Sri Lakshmi, Soolini homams were conducted as also Sri Kaarthaveerayajunar homam , while Gandharvaraaja homam was performed for men at Yagasalai Mandapam. Thus, homams were performed in all four directions, and that was what made the programme a unique one on April 21, 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Calcutta HC Judge Mr Justice Tapen Sen, visits Peedam

A judge of Calcutta High Court, Mr Justice Tapen Sen, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 21, 2013, and offered worship before all the 65 deities at the Peedam. The judge was accompanied by his wife. They were accorded a traditional and warm welcome by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal at the Peedam. They were received with special poornakumbham on arrival at the Peedam.

World Doctors Day celebration at DAP

World Doctors Day will be celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May 2, 2013. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said this would be the eighth year when the Day would be celebrated at the Peedam. Doctors heal patients and look after the well-being and health of large number of families. However, doctors themselves need attention, timely medical treatment and proper care and attention from families and others, Peedam founder Dr Muralidhara Swamigal said. That is why, at the Peedam, the special role of doctors is talked about and celebrated. A special homam would be held from 10 a.m to 12 noon on May 2, 2013, for the benefit of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and their families at the Peedam, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

May Day Honey Abhishekam for workers' welfare

A special Honey Abhishekam, using 500 litres of honey, would be performed for Lord Danvantri at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on May Day (May 1, 2013) for the welfare of the toiling working class and their families. The day is dedicated for the well-being of workers, especially in the IT sector, who led troubled lives, due to stress and strain in their work, odd lifestyle, odd nature of working hours, sleep and food cycle, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal jayanthi

Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, considered the beloved child of Sri Meenakshi Amman of Madurai, finds a special place in the celestial congregation at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. He has a beautiful shrine all for himself in a green and cozy corner of the Peedam founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The jayanthi of Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal falls on Saturday, February 4, 2013. As he is considered a reincarnation of Sri Rama himself, there would be special homams and poojas at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has sent out an appeal to his followers and visitors to the Peedam to participate in the homam and poojas to mark the birth anniversary of Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal and become a recipient of his abundant blessings.

Sri Rama Navami celebration at DAP

Like most other idols that one finds at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, there is a remarkable idol of Sri Pattabhisheka Ramar. Enshrined in a separate shrine, the sculpture shows Sri Ramar accompanied by Sri Seetha, Lakshmanan, Anjaneyar and 14 other Gods. The beautiful sculpture enthuses visitors to have a closer look at the different deities carved on the sides of the main sculpture – all from one stone. On the morning of Friday, April 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. Sri Rama Navami would be celebrated with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, at the Peedam. There would be Sri Rama homam and special poojas for the smiling Sri Pattabhi Ramar idol. Buttermilk (neermore), panagam and vadaiparuppu would be distributed as prasadam to visitors to the Peedam on Friday. The Swamigal enlightens that those participating in the homam and poojas on Sri Rama Navami would lead a happy family live and there would be relief for government employees from all problems.

Lakshmi Narasimhar idol installed in new shrine

It was another red letter day at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on April 15, 2013. It was the day that Sri Koorma Lakshmi Narasimhar idol was installed in all its majesty at the Peedam as the 65th idol by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The idols of Sri Saraswathy and Rahu-Kethu were also shifted to their new shrines. The day began with a flurry of activity with everybody readying the whole Peedam as the new mandapam was also inaugurated. The kalasams for the Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar were placed in position in the newlook mandapam in front of the Peedam and Sri Srinivasan Raghavachariyar, renowned priest, performed the homams and poojas before the kalasams were taken in a procession to the shrine where the idol has been installed. The idol was bathed in the kalasam water by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and he performed the first arathi for the lord who also happens to be his kula devata. Next came the turn of Sri Rajappa Sivachariyar to complete the homams in another corner of the Peedam for the Sri Saraswathy and Rahu-Kethu idols. He was overcome with emotion when he carried the main kalasam, filled with holy water, after the procession and on nearing the Sri Saraswathy idol. After the completion of the abhishekam for all the three idols, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal – it is difficult to keep the Swamigal down – climbed on to the top of the building and splashed the holy water on all the devotees who had gathered there with great piety for the installation ceremonies.

Mupperum Vizha at Sri Danvantri Peedam

There is a great buzz at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. The devotional year 2012-2013 has been packed with activities for the Peedam, founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dri Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In his infinite wisdom, the Swamigal charted out a calendar of yagams for 365 days, called ’365 days, 365 yagams’. There was a special yagna on each day of these 365 days apart from the regular homams that are performed by the Peedam. Each day’s homam was different from the rest of the days. The calendar book that was brought out by the Swamigal for the special year mentioned the name of the yagam, the deity being honoured, the dhiraviyams that would be used for the yagam, the flower and fruit that would be used for the pooja and even the special neivedhyam that would be on offer. The best part was that the benefits of doing the yagam or participating in a particular yagna was mentioned clearly in the book. Not a day in the calendar was missed during the 365 days that the homams were performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. There was massive participation from the followers of the Swamigal and visitors who throng the Peedam on all days of the year. The concluding day of this 365 days yagam falls on Chitra Pournami day – April 25, 2013. There would be special homams and prayers on the concluding day that is being celebrated as Mupperum Vizha.

Students participate in mass prayer at DAP

It is the end of the academic season and there is exam fever everywhere. With the presence of Sri Lakshmi Haraygrivar at Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, it becomes a favourite haunt for school children to pray to the God of Knowledge, before their exams, to come out in flying colours. With the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, it is customary for local school children to troop into the Peedam just ahead of their exams or school reopening to pray to Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar and receive pens and books placed at the feet of the deity and blessed by his benign grace. On April 13, 2013, just before their exams, a group of children (picture) paid a visit to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. Apart from seeking the blessings of Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar, they also prayed at the shrine of the presiding deity – Sri Danvantri – the God of Medicine. They participated in a mass prayer seeking the blessings of Sri Danvantri to score high marks in their final exams and for the good health of their parents and teachers.

IAS officer visits Peedam

IAS officer, Dr (Tmt) Uma Maheswari, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 11, 2011. She went round the Peedam and worshipped at the shrines of several deities at the Peedam. She was received by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and taken round the Peedam. She worshipped at the Mahisasuramardhini shrine, where she was offered kunkumam by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and other prasadam. She had the honour of performing arathi at the Mahisasuramardhini shrine. The IAS officer also offered dhiraviyam at the Peedam’s Nithya Homa Kundam which absolves one of all problems in everyday life. She expressed great happiness on visiting the Peedam and going round the complex. She said she was privileged to have visited the complex which housed 65 deities at one place.

Dasa Bairavar homam at DAP on Apr 3

Dasa Bairavar homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 3, 2013, on the occasion of Thaepirai Ashtami, the Peedam founder Kayilai GnanaguruDr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. An abhishekam and a vadai maalai (vada garland) was also offered to the deity, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. A special abhishekam was performed for Nava Bairavar and Sorna Bairavar using 10 different types of dhiraviyams in 10 kalasams.

Ashtadhik Balakar homam at Peedam on Apr 4 morning

Ashtadhik Balakar homam will be performed on Thursday, April 4, 2013, morning at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has announced. The homam will help get rid of certain doshams which affect us at our homes, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. Donations/sponsorship/contributions are invited

Thirumanjanam at DAP for world peace, rains on Apr 2

A Thirumanjanam (abhishekam) would be held for moolavar Lord Danvantri at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on April 2, 2013, for rains, world pace and to lessen the heat during the summer months. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the Thirumanjanam would be performed for moolavar Lord Danvantri and also for the Utsavamurthi with Danvantri homam. 16 different types of Dhiraviyangal would be used for the Thirumanjanam, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Installation of Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar on April 15

The 65th idol of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Koormaavathara Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar would be installed at 9 a.m. on April 15, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Besides, the Rahu, Kethu and Saraswathi idols would be re-installed on the occasion, while the new mandapam of the Peedam would also be opened.

Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam on March 31

There are many unmarried girls and single women who make a beeline to the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam for the Swayamvara Kalaa Parvathy homam – that is performed on the last Sunday of every month – hoping for a suitable groom/husband in life. This month – March – it is being performed at 10 a.m., on March 31, 2013, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal, with whose blessings this homam for unmarried girls and single women wanting remarriage is being performed at the Peedam, said women who have all kinds of doshams would benefit from this homam

Sri Sakthi Amma spends 5 hrs praying at Danvantri Peedam

Sri Sakthi Amma, founder of Narayani Peedam which, among other things, runs the Golden Temple at Sripuram, spent over five hours at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, praying for world peace at all the 65 deities of the Peedam. Sri Sakthi Amma performed the poornahuthi of the one lakh jaba homam organized by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal from March 23 evening to Sunday evening. Sri Sakthi Amma was accorded a warm welcome including poornakumbham on arrival at the Peedam at 1 p.m. on March 24, 2013. The Danvantri family led by Peedam founder received Sri Sakthi Amma and his associates.

Sri Sakthi Amma to visit Peedam at 2 p.m on Sunday

The one lakh jaba homam programme commenced on Saturday evening at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, at 5 p.m., Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has said. 27 Vedic scholars were conducting the one lakh jaba homam, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The special homam was being held in view of the visit of Sri Sakthi Amma, the founder of Narayani Peedam, which, among other things, runs the golden temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi at Sripuram. Sri Sakthi Amma will visit the Peedam at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, to pray for world peace at the Peedam. Sri Sakthi Amma will perform the poornahuthi at 4 p.m. on Sunday

One lakh jaba homam at Danvantri Peedam Sunday

One lakh jaba homam will be performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The homam will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday and will conclude at 4 p.m. with poornahuthi to be performed by Sri Sakthi Amma, the founder of Narayani Peedam, which, among other things, runs the golden temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi at Sripuram.

CEC Sampath prays at Danvantri Peedam

CEC V S Sampath visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Friday, and prayed for world peace at the Peedam. He also received the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. He pointed out that he had visited the Peedam before he became the CEC and was happy to visit the Peedam again. He was accompanied by his wife, Geetha Sampath, who was honoured with a shawl, by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal’s wife, Nirmala. Sri Swamigal received the CEC with a shawl. Both the CEC and his wife were presented prasadam of the temple, besides an album containing photographs of all the 65 deities in the Peedam. He performed thailabhishekam for Sri Danvantri Vinayakar.

Narayani Sakthi Amma to visit Sri Danvantri Peedam

Sri Sakthi Amma, the founder of Narayani Peedam, which, among other things, runs the golden temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi at Sripuram, 6 km from Vellore and en route to Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, will be making his first visit to the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Though visitors to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam never fail to visit the Sripuram golden temple and those visiting the Sripuram Lakshmi Narayani temple do not miss visiting the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, this would be the first visit of Sri Sakthi Amma to the Wonder at Walajapet. The founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, was invited over to the Sripuram Narayani Peedam before the installation of Sri Swarna Lakshmi idol. He was received with purna kumbham at the temple premises and guided to meet Sri Sakthi Amma. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal also got a wonderful opportunity to perform palabhishekam for the Sri Swarna Lakshmi idol in the presence of Sri Sakthi Amma. Now it is the turn of Sri Sakthi Amma to return Swamigal's visit. So, arrangements are afoot by the Danvantri family to welcome him to the Peedam on Sunday morning. A special Danvantri homam is being arranged on that day by the Peedam and Sri Sakthi Amma would participate in the purnahuthi.

Jains happy over Mahavir idol at DAP

A large number of Jains, both men and women, visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 19, 2013, and were amazed and excited to find an idol of Lord Mahavir at the Peedam. On March 19 morning, a number of Jains arrived at the Peedam for a visit. They were happy to be informed of the year-round activities conducted by the Peedam, and about moolavar Lord Danvantri. They prayed for world peace at the Peedam. While going around the Peedam and having a darshan of the deities, the Jains were surprised to find an idol of Lord Mahavir and had a special darshan, and offered prayer there.

DAP gives free Herbal Lehiyam to students

Students who visited the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 16 and 17, 2013, were provided free herbal lehiyam along with special prayers to enable them to write the annual examinations with confidence. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said students who visited the Peedam from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16 and 17 were gifted the herbal lehiyam and also homam ash resulting from the Saraswathy homam held for 27 days at the Peedam. The herbal lehiyam was made as an offering to Sri Danvantri, Sri Hayagreevar, Sri Dakshnamoorthy and Saraswathi Devi deities at the Peedam. Special prayers were conducted here. This lehiyam was offered to the students. Swamigal said the herbal lehiyam would increase the students’ memory power, rid them of examination fear, help them get more marks in the exams, help inculcate good habits and help them lead a healthy life.

Good response for Gandharva Raja homam

A large number of people attended the special Gandharva Raja homam held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 16, 2013. Males from age 20 to 52 attended the Gandharva Raja homam as many were anxious to get married. Kalasabhishekam was performed. Prasadam was provided to the gathering. Annadhanam was also done by the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, said its founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. They came from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and also various parts of Tamil Nadu.

Santhana Gopala Yaagam performed at DAP

The Sri Santhana Gopala Yaagam was performed at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 16, 2013. Those who seek to be blessed with a child can participate in this yaagam. Accordingly, many couples attended the yaagam to seek such a blessing. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said the couples experienced the joy of watching the idol of young Sri Navaneethakrishnan on a swing. Couples took turns in pushing the swing as if putting Sri Navaneethakrishna to sleep. They were offered prasadam.

சந்தான கோபால யாகம்

ஸ்ரீ தன்வந்திரி ஆரோக்ய பீடத்தில் திருமணமான தம்பதிகளுக்கு குழந்தைபாக்யம் வேண்டி சந்தான கோபால யாகம், புத்திர காமேஸ்டி யாகம், நவநீத கிருஷ்ண யாகம் சனிக்கிழமை மார்ச் 16 நடைபெறுகிறது. இந்த ஹோமத்தில் பங்குபெறும் தம்பதிகளுக்கு ஜாதகரீதியாக உள்ள தோஷங்களும், கிரக ரீதியாக உள்ள தோஷங்களும், நவகிரக தோஷங்களும், பித்ரு தோஷங்களும், மூதாதையர் சாபங்களும் நீங்கி தம்பதிகளுக்குள் தாம்பத்ய அந்யோன்யம் ஏற்பட்டு குழந்தை பாக்யம் கிடைப்பதற்கு வழிவகை செய்யும் என்று கயிலை ஞானகுரு டாக்டர் ஸ்ரீ முரளிதர ஸ்வாமிகள் தெரிவித்தார். ஹோமத்தின் முடிவில் தன்வந்திரி பீடத்தில் பிரத்யேகமாக அமைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள ஸ்ரீ நவநீத கிருஷ்ணனுக்கு விசேஷ அபிஷேகமும், வெண்ணெய் அலங்காரமும், ஊஞ்சல் சேவையும் நடைபெறும். தம்பதிகள் இருவரும் கலந்துகொள்வது மிகவும் விசேஷம் என்று தெரிவித்தார் ஸ்வாமிகள். இதனை தொடர்ந்து காலை 10 மணி முதல் 4 மணி வரை பொது தேர்வு எழுதும் மாணவ, மாணவிகளுக்கு ஞாபக சக்தி வளர்த்துக் கொள்ளவும், நினைவாற்றல் பெருகவும், தேர்வு பயம் நீங்கவும், அதிக மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறவும், வல்லாரை லேகிய பிரசாதம் சனி, ஞாயிறு ஆகிய இரு நாட்களில் நேரில் வருபவர்களுக்கு இலவசமாக வழங்கப்படுகிறது.

Ananda Bhavan branch opened by Peedam founder

The Ananda Bhavan hotel branch at Walajapet was opened by Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam (DAP) founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal at Walajapet on March 13, 2013. The restaurant was declared open at 7 a.m on March 13 by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, while declaring open the new restaurant, wished the hotel management all success in their endeavours, and gave his blessings to the management representatives.

Spl DAP pooja at PSBB school on March 15

A special pooja would be conducted at the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan higher secondary school on Thirumalai Pillai Road in Chennai between 1 and 2 p.m on March 15, 2013, for the deity of Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, (DAP), Walajapet. School founder Mrs Y G Parthasarathy had requested the special pooja for Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar during the karikolam at the school premises. During this special pooja, they would pray for world peace and good health for all, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The 65th deity of the Peedam, Sri Koormavathara lakshmi Narasimhar, would also visit the house of T N C Varadan family on Postal Colony Second Street in West Mambalam between 2 and 3 p.m. on March 15, 2013, the Swamigal said.

Special DAP pooja at Superstar Rajnikanth’s house

A special pooja was conducted by family members of Superstar Rajnikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Alwarpet, Chennai, on the occasion of the visit of the Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar deity of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam (DAP), Walajapet, during its karikolam on March 14, 2013. The 65th deity of the Peedam is Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar. It is currently on karikolam in various parts of South India when people can offer special pooja to the deity near their residence before its installation at the Peedam.

Danvantri Homam performed for Vellore Thanthi

A special Danvantri homam was performed for the management and staff of Dina Thanthi, Vellore, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 14, 2013. The management of the Tamil daily were present during the special homam performed for Danvantri Moolavar. The staff of the newspaper also participated. The management and staff of the daily also took part in a joint prayer for world peace and for good health of all, said Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Spl pooja for Lakshmi Narasimhar at Rajni’s house

The family of Superstar Rajnikanth will offer special prayers to the idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar being brought to his residence by the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Thursday (March 14) morning as part of the Karikolam for the deity before its installation at Walajapet. Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar is the 65th idol to be installed at the Peedam in Walajapet. The idol is currently being taken round various parts of South India before its installation. Accordingly, the idol will be offered special prayers at the residence of Superstar Rajnikanth at Poes Garden, Alwarpet in Chennai, at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, when family members will offer special pooja and also have a darshan of Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar.

Herbal Lehiyam for students at Danvantri Peedam

Students who visit the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on March 16 and 17, 2013, will be provided herbal lehiyam along with special prayers to enable them to write the annual examinations with confidence. Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said students who will visit the Peedam from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16 and 17 will be gifted the herbal lehiyam and also homam ash resulting from the Saraswathy homam held for 27 days at the Peedam.

Maha Sivarathri homam at Danvantri Peedam

A special Rudra homam was held at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, while special pooja was also held for a number of deities and gurus on the occasion of Mahasivarathri on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Special poojas were performed for 468 Siddhars and Danvantri Moolavar in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Special poojas were performed for Vallalar, Raghavendrar, Kanchi Mahaperiyava, Kuzhandai Maha Swamigal, Seshadri Swamigal, Maha Avtaar Baba, Ramanar, Buddhar, Guru Nanak, Mahavir, Shirdi Surya Baba, among others.

Lakshmi Narasimhar homam in Pondy

On the occasion of karikolam of Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar at Puducherry, special Sri Danvantri homam and the Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar homam were also performed in front of Varadaraja Perumal temple at Mudaliarpet in Puducherry on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The special homams were attended by a large number of people since the Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar homam was being performed in Puducherry, Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said. The special homams were performed at the instance of Suresh-Gayatri couple, Mr M Dhandapani, Mr C Srinivasan and over 100 others, with the participation of Vedic scholars with a view to pray for world peace and to usher in a world without disease and enemies, and to negate any evil effects of planets, the Swamigal added.

Rudra homam, joint prayers for Sani Pradosham

Rudra Homam and joint prayers were held on Sani Pradosham at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, March 9, 2013, with the blessings of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal said Rudra Homam and the special joint prayer were organised for welfare of mankind and the entire world, to wish them long life, to rid them of the fear of death and to prevent any catastrophe in their lives. Special abhishekam was performed for Sri Maragadhambikai Sametha Sri Maragatheeswarar, besides offering of special sandal paste.

Yoga centre proves popular

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam's Yoga Centre has proved to be popular among visitors with many of them benefiting from the yoga training and yoga tips received here, and is a big attraction for the visitors. The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal says the centre has proved to be a boon to visitors as they get several tips about how to prevent illnesses and maintain good health. Yogi Rambhaskar, who is in charge of the yoga centre, provides yoga training and also provides clarifications to visitors about the good effects of yoga, and tips on how to be healthy, the kind of exercises that one must do and so on.

Women’s Day homam at Sri Danvantri Peedam

International Women’s Day is not just a day that is meant for letting women sashay on the runway or hold seminars on their achievements and travails. The practice of celebrating Women’s Day on March 8 every year began in 1911 and the practice has crossed a 100 years. While the day is slowly becoming commercialised with the market forces making a killing over special discounts and special sales for women, there are people like Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, celebrating womanhood with homam and special prayers for their welfare and safekeeping.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar delights Pondy Speaker

The sojourn of the Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar idol, the 65th deity to be installed at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on April 14, 2013, at Puducherry on March 8, 2013, was packed with activities. The best part of it was that Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal was present with the idol that was welcomed by Puducherry Territorial Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy. The van carrying the idol was parked at the Sri Draupadi Amman temple in Murungambakkam on the Cuddalore main Road, Puducherry, around 8 a.m. The Speaker welcomed the Swamigal with a beautiful shawl and sought his blessings. It was a double blessing for the Speaker as he was invited by the Swamigal to perform a personal arathi for Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar. The idol soon started drawing crowds of devotees on the road.

Danvantri Peedam to provide free Yoga Classes

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, will provide free Yoga Classes for students during summer holidays in the month of May 2013, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has announced. The free Yoga Classes will be held at the Yoga Centre of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet from May 5 to 10 for boys and from May 11 to 15 for girls, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said.

Speaker Sabapathy to launch karikolam in Pondy March 8

Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy will launch the karikolam of Sri Koormavadhara Lakshmi Narasimhar idol in Puducherry at the Draupadi Amman temple in Murungapakkam, Puducherry, at a function being organised by the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at 8.30 a.m. on March 8, 2013. This was disclosed by Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on March 7. The Peedam is located at Walajapet. The function for the 65th idol of the Peedam will have the distinguished presence of the Assembly Speaker.

Lakshmi Narasimhar idol reaches Thanjavur

The Koormavatara Lakshmi Narasimhar idol being installed as the 65th deity at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, is being taken around in karikolam procession. The idol was taken to Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Erode, Coimbatore, Sathyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam, Namakkal, Karur, Dharapuram, Dindigul, Madurai and Trichy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, it would reach Thanjavur, and travel to Tiruvaiyaru, Kumbakonam, Tirucherai, Kodavasal, Mannargudi and Myladuthurai. At these places, the public would not only worship the deity but also offer prayers for welfare of mankind and for rains. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, people can invite the deity to their houses and offer special prayers.

Nava Bhairavar homam for Theiy Pirai Ashtami

On account of Theiy Pirai Ashtami, Nava Bhairavar homam was performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Ashta Mangala Kaala Bhairavar was installed at the Danvantri Arogya Peedam in November 2011. The 4-foot Bhairavar idol is one-of-its-kind, sculpted with Ashta Bhairavars on the pedestal (Asithanga Bhairavar, Ruru Bhairavar, Chanda Bhairavar, Krodhana Bhairavar, Unmaththa Bhairavar, Kabaala Bhairavar, Beeshna Bhairavar, Samhara Bhairavar). Lord Bhairavar is considered an incarnation of Lord Shiva and the Devata of Lord Rahu. He appears in a standing position with four hands. His weapons are drum, pasam, trine and skull. He is depicted as ornamented with a range of twisted serpents which serve as earrings, bracelets, anklets and sacred thread. He wears a tiger skin and a ritual apron composed of human bones. Bhairava has a dog as his divine vehicle. He also carries the amputated head of Brahma. Each of the eight Bhairavas are different in appearance, have different weapons, different vahanas and they bless their devotees with eight types of wealth representing ashta Lakshmis. It is generally believed that worshipping Bhairavar gives prosperity, success and good progeny, prevents premature death and solution to debts and liabilities, says the Swamigal. The Peedam founder informed the large number of devotees who participated in the homam that they would land lucrative jobs and some may even travel abroad for a career after having participated in the homam. He also pointed out that lighting a lamp in a pumpkin was considered auspicious for Bhairavar.

Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam at Sri DAP

Guru, the central deity of the Navagarahas, is transitting from Rishaba rasi to Mithuna rasi on May 28, 2013 (Vaikasi 14, Vijaya varudam). With the blessings of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan and the benevolence of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, a Guru Peyarchi Maha Yagam would be performed at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. ‘Balajothidam’ magazine editor ‘Adirshtam’ C Subramaniam would preside over the proceedings where Veda pundits would conduct the yagam and special abhishekam and archanai for Sri Guru Bhagwan, installed majestically in the Gurus complex of the Peedam. People belonging to the Mesham, Mithunam, Katagam, Kanni, Vrichikam, Makaram and Meenam rasis would benefit by participating in the yagam as Guru’s transit would affect people of these rasis. Those participating in the yagam would definitely see better times in their lives and the lessening of misfortune. Those wishing to participate in the yagam are requested to send Rs 500 towards the yagam and poojas (or come in person). They would be given a Guru yantram (to be kept in the cash box of the home or business), a glossy picture of Guru Bhagwan (to be kept in the pooja room for prayer) and homa prasadam. The prasadams would be sent free by courier to locals but those living in other parts of the state and abroad are requested to send in the courier charges also. For more details, please contact: Sri Muralidhara Swamigal Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam Danvantri Nagar, Kilpudupet Walajapet 632513, Vellore District. Phones: 91-4172-230033, 292133, 292433, 0-94433 30203

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar thrills Dharmapuri public

Here is the latest about the Sri Koormavathara Lakshmi Narasimhar idol’s karikola procession in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar idol is to be installed as the 65th deity at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Tamil New Year’s Day. As has been the practice with Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the idol is taken on karikola procession to various states. In Tamil Nadu, the procession began from Walajapet and reached Dharmapuri on March 1. The deity, installed majestically in a tempo van, went around the important streets of Dharmapuri and allowed even people who will not be able to make a trip to Walajapet for darshan to have free darshan from their own houses. Also, they got a chance to perform arathi and pooja for the deity which they could not even dream of in their lifetime. The thrilled people of Dharmapuri, their hearts filled with contentment, thanked the benevolence of the Swamigal in giving them this wonderful chance to pray to Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar the way they had never imagined was possible.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar karikolam begins

It was hard to say who was happier: Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal or Gudiyattam taluk Mahadeva Malai Sadhu Mahananda Siddhar when the Sri Koormavadhara Lakshmi Narasimhar idol reached his presence on Saturday, February 23, 2013, as part of the karikolam procession. “We have a good rapport and I wanted to be there in Mahadeva Malai when the Siddhar Swamigal lays his eyes on Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar,” said Sri Muralidhara Swamigal with a smile. The Sadhu was overjoyed at the Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar idol reaching his place and was all smiles when he performed arathi for the deity. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal informed that about 200 children were present at Mahadeva Malai (near Katpadi) when the deity’s vehicle was parked there. He had another reason to be overjoyed when he learnt that the Sadhu’s devotees from London, including Sivakumar Swamigal, had the darshan. According to Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar’s karikolam went through Latheri, the native place of Chandrasekar Mudaliar’s family that can be counted among the extended Danvantri family, Panamadangi, Theerthanpattarai Katpadi Raghavendra temple, and the residences of advocate, Mr Suresh, and ‘Appu Pal’ dairy owner, Mr Balaji.

Malaysian docs family visits God of Medicine

A doctor family came visiting from across the seas to have a darshan of the God of Medicine. This happened on February 17, 2013 at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, home to the God of Medicine, and the visitors had come down from Malaysia. Mr S Kandasamy, retired registrar of Penang University (now Malaysian University, he corrects us), was the proud head of the family of doctors. He was accompanied by his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and son-in-law. His son, Dr Raghu, is an expert neuro surgeon, while his daughter-in-law Lavanya is a medical doctor on the east coast of Malaysia. Mr Kandasamy’s daughter Radhika is an ophthalmologist and her husband, Dr Harendra Kumar, is a radiologist. The doctors family came to have a darshan of the God of Medicine and connect with Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. After an exchange of pleasantries – they were brought to the Peedam by Varadaraja Guruji – with the Swamigal, the family performed extensive homams for the family’s and global welfare. They received the Swamigal’s blessings and the prasadam and returned with their heart filled with peace and faith.

Dr Vijay launches karikola procession

The karikola procession of the 65th idol of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Koormavathara Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar, was launched by Tamil Nadu Health minister Dr V S Vijay on February 17, 2013, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Dr Vijay said he was privileged to have the opportunity of launching the karikola procession of the 65th idol, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar. The minister also performed arathi to mark the launch of the karikolam. Muralidhara Swamigal said the 4 ½ feet idol, standing on a tortoise denoting the Koormavathar, and shielded by a hooded snake umbrella, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar appears with Thayar Lakshmi seated sweetly on his lap and flashing the chanku and chakra in his two hands.

Health minister launches Naturopathy, Yoga Centre

Tamil Nadu Health minister Dr V S Vijay, inaugurating the Sri Danvantri Naturopathy and Yoga Research Centre here on February 17, said Indian systems of naturopathy and Yoga in particular provided for holistic treatment of diseases and deserved all possible encouragement. Lauding the efforts of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, a universal healing centre, the minister said the Peedam was doing valuable research on the effectiveness of naturopathy with a view to benefiting humanity in overcoming disease. He congratulated Dr Muralidhara Swamigal for undertaking health relief work for all communities irrespective of caste and creed. Health is wealth, he said adding that unless the society was healthy it could not take up development work.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar karikolam launch

Just when everybody thinks that the last idol has been added to the pantheon at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal would come up with another idol to be installed. The 65th idol of the Peedam, Koormavathara Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar would be installed at the Peedam on Tamil New Year’s Day. The 4 ½ feet idol, standing on a tortoise denoting the Koormavathar, and shielded by a hooded snake umbrella, Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar appears with Thayar Lakshmi seated sweetly on his lap and flashing the chanku and chakra in his two hands. The Swamigal, in his infinite kindness of heart, has decided on carrying out a karikola procession of the deity in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The idol would be visiting the houses, commercial establishments and public places of his devotees in these three states. Tamil Nadu Health Minister, Dr V S Vijay, who would be on the Peedam premises to inaugurate the Naturopathy and Yoga Research Centre of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, would launch the karikola procession of the deity on Sunday, February 17, 2013.

Naturopathy centre to be inaugurated by Minister

It was the service mind of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal that egged him on to set up a peedam devoted to the God of Medicine – Sri Danvantri Bhagwan – Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. It was the fruit of a promise he had made to his dying mother that he would do his bit to ensure a healthy and happy life for all human beings. Continuing in the same line, the Swamigal established the ‘Vedanta Lifeology Centre’ to do research on how to improve life. Then came the ‘Danvantri Yoga Centre’ that was inaugurated recently by Minorities Welfare Minister, Mr Mohammedjan. Now, with the blessings of the Swamigal, ‘Sri Danvantri Naturopathy and Yoga Research Centre’ would be dedicated for the welfare of society on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Velaakurichi Adheenam 18th Gurumaha Sannidhanam, Seervalacheer Sathyagnana Mahadeva Paramachariyar Swamigal would chair the function that would be held between 7.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tamil Nadu Health Minister, Dr V S Vijay, M.S. (Ortho), would inaugurate the centre in the presence of Thirukayilaya Paramparai, Saiva Adheenam, Srilasri Sivagnana Desikar Swamigal Appar Swamigal.

Minister opens yoga centre of Danvantri Peedam

Tamil Nadu Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare, Mr A. Mohammedjan, inaugurated the Sri Danvantri Yoga Centre at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Sunday, February 10, 2013, in the presence of its founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Minister said the Peedam promoted spirituality and service to society irrespective of religion, caste and creed. The goals of all religions were the same - to reach God. Only the paths taken were different, he said, adding that there was no need for anyone to have differences with others over religion. The Minister appreciated the efforts of the Peedam through its founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal to provide facilities to students of panchayat schools in Walajapet and nearby areas. Notebooks, stationery and other materials were being provided free of cost to the students, he said, pointing out that yoga training provided by the Peedam would help students improve their health and mental fitness which would stand them in good stead throughout their careers. The Swamigal’s effort to provide yoga classes to the students was a laudable one, the Minister said. Yoga would help maintain one’s fitness without the need for medicines or medical treatment, and, therefore, this was the best service that the Swamigal could offer to needy people, he said. The yoga research and training centre, called Sri Danvantri Yoga Centre, is located in the Kriya Yogi Avatar Baba Dhyana Mandapam, which was recently renovated around the sanctum sanctorum of Baba. The Peedam was functioning as a universal research centre and had undertaken research in various fields like herbs and natural medicine, the Minister pointed out. The Swamigal said yoga training would be provided to students of panchayat schools in Walajapet and nearby areas to improve their health and general fitness. The training would be provided free of cost.

Danvantri Yoga Centre inauguration Feb 10

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam was founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal with only one thought on his mind: To rid this world of health problems. This he achieved admirably by installing a 6-foot idol of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, the God of Medicine, the Family Doctor of Sri Mahavishnu himself. But the Swamigal never rests on his oars. His mind is always working on ways to improve his service to society. So, here comes his next venture: He is starting a Yoga research and training centre, called Sri Danvantri Yoga Centre, on the premises of the Peedam. The inauguration is slated for Sunday, February 10, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon at the Kriya Yogi Avatar Baba Dhyana Mandapam which was recently renovated and added around the sanctum sanctorum of Baba. Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare, Mr A Mohammedjan, B.Sc., B.Ed., has consented to be the chief guest while there would be a host of other dignitaries on the dais on the occasion. The Swamigal is planning to run a free Yoga centre at the premises for visitors and followers who want to take this route for a healthy, happy life. His plans include taking Yoga to the underprivileged children studying in government panchayat schools in the neighbourhood. He is seeking clearance from the education department to launch this dream project of his – er, actually, ONE of his dream projects. Venue Kriya Yogi Avatar Baba Dhyana Mandapam Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam Walajapet Vellore district.

Maha Meru homam for long married life

The Maha Meru homam was performed to propitiate Goddess Sri Vidya on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, as part of the ‘365 days, 365 homams’ programme being run successfully with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The dhiraviyam that was used for the homam was valampurikal. The bewitching sampangi flower was used for the pooja. While apple was offered as the fruit prasadam, the neivedhyam that was offered during the homam was all-time favourite paruppu payasam. According to the Swamigal, the benefit of participating or performing the homam for Goddess Sri Vidya is to seek long life for the husband and be entitled to wear the marriage symbol – thali – for a long time.

Full Moon day is special day at Sri DAP

It was a very busy day – but, which day isn’t? – at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet on January 26, 2013. A special 27 Nakshatra Parihara homam and Rahu-Kethu homam were performed on Saturday, January 26, at the Peedam with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, at 10 a.m. In the evening, annabhishekam was performed for Rahu-Kethu and abhishekam for the 468 Siddhars celebrated in the form of Siva Lingams at the Peedam. Visitors to the Peedam got the enviable opportunity of doing pooja for all the Lingams in the waning light and participating in the arathi. Probably one-of-its-kind, an idol of Bharatha Matha has been installed in the Peedam on the directions of Swamigal, who sees Mother India as the personification of Goddess Shakthi. So, on January 26, India’s Republic Day, a special homam was performed for Bharatha Matha, followed by abhishekam, alankaram – yes, she was draped in a Tricolour – and arathi. Those who visited the Peedam on that day were touched by Swamigal’s patriotism.

Remembering Vallalar on Thai Poosam day

‘Kadai Virithum Porul Kolvor Illai’ said a saintly Ramalinga Adigalar, popularly called Vallalar for his munificence, and went and locked himself inside a room in Siddhi Valagam, Mettukuppam, on the Thai Poosam day in 1874. That was the last anybody saw of him. This day – Thai Poosam – is observed with great piety by his followers even now and the numbers are swelling in Vadalur to have jothi darshan on this special occasion. The crowds were also swelling at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on January 27, 2013, which happened to be Thai Poosam, the day Vallalar attained mukti. With the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, there was a special homam at guru Ramalinga Adigalar’s shrine in the Peedam in the presence of the family of late Prof T Ramalingam, an ardent follower from Chennai. The special abhishekam was followed by special arathi for the saint in white robes. The last Sunday of every month at the Peedam is dedicated to unmarried girls looking for a suitable groom and special homams are performed on that day. On January 27, a number of young brides-to-be participated in the homam and then had a special darshan of Vallalar. “I wanted the girls to get the full blessings of guru Ramalinga Adigalar and your father Ramalingam,” said the Swamigal to the grateful family of the late professor. The fire lit by Vallalar in the kitchen at Vadalur is still burning, assuaging the hunger pangs of his devotees. Likewise, annadhanam was offered at the Peedam on this special occasion. Vallalar’s staple diet, kanji, was served as prasadam to the visitors of the Peedam on January 27 apart from the regular annadhanam on the premises.

R-Day was special at Sri Danvantri Peedam

Republic Day for a regular citizen of the country is pinning a flag on your chest, participating in a flag hoisting ceremony and then being given sweets/chocolates. But it went beyond that at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam where Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has installed an idol of Bharatha Matha, and performs regular poojas. On January 26, 2013, Swamigal proudly hoisted the flag in the morning and saluted it. He went further and did arathi for the flag, proving his intense patriotism. Next came abhishekam and arathi for Bharatha Matha in which all the visitors participated. Bharatha Matha was adorned with the national flag and was a feast to everybody’s eyes.

Italian healers find ‘very, very good vibrations’

“I got very, very good vibrations at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam,” declared Italian healer Alberto Giacomini after he visited the Peedam on Friday, January 25, 2013 as part of his research on the healing properties of the complex. He could feel good, powerful healing energy in the presiding deity, Sri Danvantri Bhagwan’s shrine, he said. “The sanctum sanctorum was very beautiful, very powerful and also peaceful,” he elaborated after concluding his visit to the Peedam in the evening. He said he felt small, sparkling lights coming out from the Danvantri shrine, and added that it was a very, very special place. The healer, accompanied by his wife Julia Jordan, arrived at the Peedam around 8 a.m. after being informed about its special qualities by Hamsananda Swamigal of Aditi Ashram, Tiruvannamalai. The couple felt the positive vibrations in the deities, the shrines, the trees and even the leaves. They said the bhoomi the Peedam was situated on was by itself a very special place and full of healing properties. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the couple also participated in the bhoomi pooja for the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy shrine coming up in the complex and a yagam. They told the Swamigal they could feel positive energy flowing while they added the dhiravium to the homam fire.

Bharatha Matha pooja on Republic Day

It is a blessing to be born in a country that gives form to the idea and worships Mother India. Bharathiyar sang songs on Bharatha Matha and Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, went one step further and established a shrine for Bharatha Matha. The idea is that he has personified Mother India and given her a niche in the Peedam to be worshipped along with the 63 other deities in the complex. Bharatha Matha is given pride of place on two important days in the calendar of the country – August 15, Independence Day, and January 26, Republic Day. With Republic Day falling on Friday, January 26, 2013 there would be special abhishekam, homam and pooja for Bharatha Matha at the Peedam, says the Swamigal. He has also extended an open invitation to the general public to visit the Peedam on Friday to receive the blessings of Bharatha Matha, who is being worshipped here as the very form of Goddess Shakthi.

Bhoomi pooja for Lakshmi Narasimhar shrine

It is common knowledge among the disciples of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, that the Peedam boasts of 64 deities. Here comes another important deity who would draw droves of visitors to the Peedam: Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The bhoomi pooja for the shrine, to be constructed on the Peedam campus, is being performed Friday, January 25, 2013 with great fanfare. As the day is Vaasthu day, the Swamigal hit upon the idea of holding the bhoomi pooja on January 25. The Italian healer-couple, Alberto Giacomini and Julia Jordan, who are coming to the Peedam to do research on its various facets of healing, would be attending the function to understand the nuances of the rituals being performed in connection with the bhoomi pooja.

Naturopathy treatment at Sri Danvantri Peedam

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam has many activities happening on its campus for the sake of health and healing. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has chosen to be active in trying various methods to get closer to the sufferers and relieve their pain in any which way that he can. With his blessings, the Danvantri Naturopathy Centre would start functioning at the Peedam from the first week of February. It will be manned by a person of great standing and good qualification – Dr Divya. She did her BNYS course at the Kanyakumari Ramakrishna Medical College for 5½ years to gain mastery over the subject. Now, she wants to spread awareness about the goodness of naturopathy, that includes many allied subjects, among the people and what better place to do it than the Peedam, asks the Swamigal. There would be outpatient and inpatient facilities at the centre to give the maximum advantage to the patient. Those who are interested in using the facility may e-mail their request to the Peedam from the official website.

Yoga Training Centre at Sri DAP

A Yoga Training Centre is to be inaugurated at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on February 1, 2013, for the welfare of human kind. Peedam founder, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal says that the training would be imparted by Srinivasuki who has completed the Yoga instructor course at the Bangalore Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusanthana Samasthana. The 48-year-old young woman is bubbling with energy and enthusiasm to impart to people the Yoga skills she has learnt assiduously for so long. Swamigal said they would first target the poor children from class 1-5 in the panchayat schools around the Peedam. At the same time, the Yoga training classes would be held at the Danvantri Arogya Peedam also. “We are branching into Yoga for the obvious reason that it enriches one’s health and helps a person lead a healthy life. Healing is our business and we want to take along Yoga also,” says the Swamigal emphatically. The Swamigal adds that the details of the course and its conduct would be published on the dhanvantripeedam.com website and media.

Italian healers to visit Danvantri Peedam

January 25, 2013 promises to be a red letter day in the history of the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as a natural healer couple from Italy, Alberto Giacomini and Julia Jordan, would be visiting the Peedam to do research on its healing properties. The couple, Ramanar devotees, who are in India after 16 years, will be coming from Tiruvannamalai around 10 a.m. and spend the morning session in the Peedam. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the healers have shown interest in the concept of a healing centre that does research on Vedanta Lifeology also. They would be apprised of the various deities in the Peedam, the research in the Vedanta Lifeology Centre and the Herbal Garden. They will study the homams that are being performed in the yagna bhoomi that the Peedam is and heal the staff during their sojourn. After duly visiting the deities and understanding the research being performed by the Peedam, Giacomini and Jordan would suggest corrections and remedies that the Peedam should follow to enrich its contribution to society. Since the Danvantri Naturopathy and Yoga Research Centre and Yoga Training Centre are to be opened in the Peedam shortly, the Swamigal would hold discussions with the couple on these aspects also. The healers, whose 21-year-old daughter is doing research on Advaita philosophy, would be accompanied by Aditi Ashram founder Hamsananda Swamigal. The Peedam founder and staff are excited about the visit of the Italian couple as they are sure to enrich the ongoing research into the art of healing.

Homam in honour of Sri Shiva

The Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is known popularly as yagna bhoomi. That is because there is nithya homam happening on the premises. Apart from the regular homams, the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has ordained the conduct of a special homam on every one of the 365 days. Called the ‘365 days, 365 yagams’ programme, it has been in progress from April 26, 2012 at the Peedam with the blessings of the Swamigal. The Peedam has even brought out a special edition book for describing the calendar for the homams, their conduct and their benefits. On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, the Umayaasagar homam was performed as part of this scheme, to propitiate Sri Shiva. The dhiraviyam used for the homam was arasu and thoothuvalai. The flower that was offered during the pooja was the favourite white flower of Lord Shiva, nandhiyavattai. While the fruit offered as prasadam was pomegranate, the neivedhyam was salted pongal. According to the Swamigal, those who participated in the homam and those who performed it, have booked a seat for gaining salvation. Such is the power of the homam, informs the Swamigal.

Hayagrivar homam to gain knowledge

Sri Hayagrivar is the giver of education and knowledge. People seeking these two indispensable qualities in life are now given to worshipping the horse-faced Lord for his blessings. Sri Hayagrivar is sculpted beautifully in soft granite stone at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, and is found along with goddess Lakshmi as he is a manifestation of Sri Mahavishnu. With the blessings of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the Sri Hayagrivar homam was performed on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Peedam premises. This is part of the unique, ‘365 days, 365 homams’ programme of the Swamigal. A different homam is performed in the yagna bhoomi of the Danvantri Peedam continuously for 365 days, according to this scheme. The dhiraviyam used for the Hayagrivar homam was naiuruvi. Chrysanthemum (samandhi) flower was offered to the God of Knowledge. The fruit prasadam was mountain plantain (malai vaazhai) and the neivedhyam was tamarind rice. Participating in the homam or performing it will ensure that you excel in getting education and knowledge, asserts the Swamigal, particularly in the case of students.

Kubera Lakshmi homam for prosperity

The Kubera Lakshmi homam for Goddess Lakshmi was performed on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, has given his blessings and has ordained that 365 homams be performed for 365 days as part of the ‘365 days, 365 homams’ programme at the Peedam. Each homam is dedicated to a different deity and there is no repetition. The dhiraviyam used for the Kubera Lakshmi homam was vilvam and vilvakkaai. The flower that was offered in the pooja was India’s national flower lotus, and rose. While vilva fruit and jack fruit were offered as prasadam, the naivedhyam was wheat halwa. According to the Swamigal, the benefit for those performing this homam or participating in it, is that it would help them gain wealth and prosperity. You get the blessings of the Goddess of Wealth and the dispenser of that wealth – Kuberan.

Bala Ranganathar consecrated at Sri DAP

The Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam added another idol to its long list of idols. This was not just another idol, but that of a reclining Sri Ranganathar. With the blessings of the Peedam’s founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, ‘Bala Ranganathar’, as he will be known, was consecrated in the Peedam on the auspicious day of December 9, 2012. The idol, 1 ¾ feet high and 2 feet long, is depicted as the Perumal lying on a 7-headed serpent. From his navel rises Brahma and one can find at his feet Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The idol was made at the Mahabalipuram Prakash Sirpa Kalai Koodam by Loganathan Sthapathi, who has earlier done a lot of work for the Peedam, and comes on the suggestion of Sugar nadi jothidam.

Siddhar homam for Siddha Purushar

Siddhar homam for Siddha Purushar was performed on December 29, 2012, Saturday, at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, as part of the '365 days, 365 homams' programme of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Sea algae was offered in the homam while flower on offer was mullai. While sapota and plantain were offered as prasadam, ellu saadham was the naivedhyam. The aim of the homam was that Participation in the homam or performing it will enable one to gain enlightenment.

Praying for world peace on Christmas day

Christmas is a time for loving and giving, for caring and sharing. This comes easily to those running the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet where heaps of loving and giving happens in the form of prayers and charity work and there is also caring and sharing – caring for the people of the world and sharing their troubles to make the problems vanish into thin air with the help of community prayers (koottu prarthanai).

Year-long yagam programme progressing well

It all began on April 26, 2012 and would conclude on April 25, 2013. That is how the ‘365 days, 365 yagams’ scheme of Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal was planned out. It has panned out beautifully and has been drawing his followers and disciples by the droves to the Peedam. The homams, having been performed without a break for almost 210 days as on November 26, 2012, honour and propitiate some known and many unknown deities. People – without discrimination on the basis of caste or creed or even sex - who have been participating in the homams have given positive feedback to the Swamigal and the Peedam. According to the Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre, many miracles have taken place in the life of those who participated in the various homams till now. With five more months to go for the conclusion of the year-long homams, the Swamigal extends a warm welcome to his followers, devotees and the public to participate in the remaining homams and reap rich benefits.

Danvantri Peedam to get Sri Bala Ranganathar idol

The Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is getting another idol – not just another idol, but that of a reclining Sri Ranganathar. With the blessings of the Peedam’s founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, ‘Bala Ranganathar’, as he will be known, will be consecrated in the Peedam on the auspicious day of December 9, 2012. The idol, 1 ¾ feet high and 2 feet long, is depicted as the Perumal lying on a 7-headed serpent. From his navel rises Brahma and one can find at his feet Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The idol was made at the Mahabalipuram Prakash Sirpa Kalai Koodam by Loganathan Sthapathi, who has earlier done a lot of work for the Peedam, and comes on the suggestion of Sugar nadi jothidam. The Swamigal informs that Sri Srinivasa Raghavan, belonging to Narasingarayanpettai, near Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, would be the officiating priest at the consecration of the idol which will be done in the presence of Bangalore Mr V Gopalakrishna Chettiar and Mr Radheshyam. Before the installation of the idol, mantras written by the Swamigal’s followers and disciples would be buried in a pit – mandira pradishtai – that is to take place on the 8th anniversary of the Peedam’s consecration, November 28, 2012, and Sri Bala Ranganathar would be installed over the mantras.

Homam for unmarried girls at Danvantri Peedam

There are many unmarried girls and single women who make a beeline to the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam for the Swayamvara Kala Parvathy homam – that is performed on the last Sunday of every month – hoping for a suitable groom/husband in life. This month – November – it is being performed on November 25, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal, with whose blessings this homam for unmarried girls and single women wanting remarriage is being performed at the Peedam, said women who have all kinds of doshams would benefit from this homam. Those who have sarpa dosham, pitru dosham (forefathers’ curse) would find them dissipate and the homam would enable them to marry at the earliest to a suitable groom. The Swamigal advises girls who come for the homam to bring a fresh set of clothes as the water from the kalasam that is separately set up for each person would be used to perform abhishekam for the supplicant. This is like a cleansing ritual, says the Swamigal. The Peedam has received positive response from girls who have found suitable match after participating in the homam and this has enriched the research by the Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre.

Sudarshana homam at RVS family’s Sulur Tirupati

Though delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, the Danvantri homam and Sudarshana homam were performed at the Srinivasa Perumal temple at Sulur, near Coimbatore, on the Tiruchy-Coimbatore Road, on November 23-24, 2012. The temple, also known as Sulur Tirupati, belongs to the RVS family that runs many educational institutions in Coimbatore under the able guidance of its chairman, Mr K V Kuppuswamy. With the RVS family making all the arrangements, Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal helped perform the homams. As planned, there were 108 homa kundams and 108 devotees performed the homams under the guidance of priests. The mammoth task was undertaken with the help of Vaishnavite scholar, Sri Oragadam Lakshmi Narasimhachariar Swamy, (Veda Divya Prabhandam Agama vidwan), and the blessings of Swamigal. There was ashta (8) dhiraviya thirumanjanam for the presiding deity, Srinivasa Perumal, Sridevi and Bhoodevi and Danvantri Bhagwan, informed the Swamigal, who added that there was Veda parayanam and maha archanai. There was mass prayer at the end of the homams which saw the participation of the RVS family, the faculty of their institutions and students.

Vaasthu homam performed at Sri DAP

Vaasthu Bhagwan, depicted in a lying posture and measuring about 6 feet in diameter, cannot be found anywhere else but at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, describes the idol as being one of its kind also for the elaborate workmanship that has gone into its creation. It is believed that Easwaran with Ganga is found near Vaasthu Bhagwan’s head, Sri Brahma in the middle – his stomach area – and his feet represent Sri Vishnu. Panchabhoothams are found around him as also Ashtadik Balakas in the form of eight Lingams. A special Vaastu Bhagwan homam is performed at the Peedam on Vaasthu days as well as valar pirai panchami which fell on Friday, November 23, 2012. Many people participated in the homam and the special poojas. The Swamigal says that those who have vaasthu problems in their houses, shops or office buildings and realtors getting into big business would all benefit from the poojas. At the end of the pooja, special soil (vaasthu mun), brick that has been part of the pooja, vaasthu yantra, machendram, navaratna stones, panchaloha chittu were given away as prasadam. Those who were not able to participate in the homam, can still get this prasadam at the Peedam and live a life of fulfilment and joy, informs the Swamigal.

Miracle at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam

There is only one word for it – miracle. No. Two words – medical miracle. This is the story of a follower of the founder of the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Walajapet inspector C Murugesan and his wife, Mrs Latha Devi, had a big medical problem facing them. Mrs Latha Devi had been complaining of constant pain in her forehead for the past three months. They went through the usual rigmarole of visiting the doctor and taking a scan. The scan revealed a lump on her forehead that the doctors wanted to be removed. Apart from taking medical help, the couple also visited the Peedam with fervent hope. They met the Swamigal and talked to him about Mrs Latha Devi’s condition and that the doctors had fixed a date for the surgery. The Swamigal, in his infinite wisdom, asked the couple to participate in the 74 Bhairavar homam that was conducted on October 7, 2012 and perform a Danvantri homam. He gave them theertham at the end of the Bhairavar homam as also the oushadam (herbal concoction that is given as medicine to the visitors) and blessed the couple. Mrs Latha Devi could feel a visible change within half-an-hour of this happening and the pain had come down considerably.

Sri Danvantri saved the Peedam gopuram

Though there were some murmurs about this being a bad omen, Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the eternal optimist that he is, saw it as a way of the Bhagwan getting himself a spanking new mandapam, which was also damaged in the lightning. The Swamigal got down to do work on the gopuram renovation and draw up the plan for a concrete mandapam. The renovation was carried out in record time and the Swamigal had the blessing of witnessing two samprokshanams for his Peedam in eight years. But there was this niggling question in the Swamigal’s mind about why lightning struck the tower. Whenever he found the time and the right person for it – including scientists – he spoke about it to them. What they told him totally surprised him but also gave him a reassuring feeling that he was on the right path. The experts in the field told him that the lightning’s power was about 40,000 kw – enough to smash the temple gopuram to smithereens. But it merely toppled the kalasam, damaged the gopuram in some places and cut off Sri Hayagreevar’s arm. The debris that fell off the gopuram damaged the asbestos mandapam around the sanctum sanctorum.

27 Nakshatra Parihara homam on Nov 28

Visitors to the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam are in for a treat in the form of a couple of functions on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, November 28 happens to be the day the mantras written by his followers are buried as yantras in the shrine of a deity that would be installed later. This year, the eighth year of the Peedam’s existence, the maha mantras written by the disciples of the Swamigal would be buried under the idol of Sri Ranganathar, the latest addition to the galaxy of deities found in the Peedam. November 28 also being Thirukarthigai, there would be 27 Nakshatra Parihara homam from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. There would also be a mass prayer, as is the scheme of things in the Peedam, at the end of the homam for global welfare and for the well-being of the public who have written the maha mantras for being buried under the latest shrine. Sringeri Saradha Peetam devotee and noted spiritual person, Mr A V Nath of Kolkata, would be the guest of honour in these two functions, says the Swamigal, who also extends a warm welcome to the public to the Peedam on November 28 to get the blessings of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, Sri Ranganathar in addition to his own blessings.

Sashti celebrated with Shatru Samhara homam

Sashti was observed with great piety at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on November 18, 2012, with the blessings of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Karthigai Kumaran idol installed in the Peedam cannot be found anywhere else as the six foster mothers – Karthigai Pengal – are depicted in the base of the idol. The enchanting Karthigai Kumaran idol is a symbol of how one should cherish even foster mothers (valarppu thaai), declares the Swamigal. While it is not a big deal for a biological mother to adore her child, it is different in the case of a foster mother, who showers her love and affection on somebody else’s child, says the Swamigal. The idol is depicted this way because the Peedam founder wants to spread the message that love of a foster mother, or a person who has adopted a child, should be cherished. Also, the child should reciprocate the love shown by the foster mother/stepmother, he advises. On account of Kanda Sashti festival, Shatru Samhara homam was performed at the Peedam with permission from the Swamigal. There was special abhishekam for the little Lord and special neivedhyam. The Swamigal’s disciples who gathered there were in for a special treat with the darshan of a decked up Karthigai Kumaran.

Jains visit Mahavir shrine at Sri Danvantri Peedam

The Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is growing in strength as a Universal Peedam that its founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, established it for. A Jain visitor from Arakkonam had earlier visited the Peedam and participated in its activities. But when he arrived recently with his family to the Peedam, he was very pleasantly surprised, like the rest of his family members, at finding a separate shrine for their Guru, Mahavir. The beautiful, pristine white marble idol of Lord Mahavir moved them deeply. After worshipping at the shrine, they told the Swamigal that they were thrilled that they were able to pay obeisance to their favourite deity at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. The family members said they were pleasantly surprised to find the Mahavir shrine in the Peedam. They said they were happy to know that the Swamigal has installed the Mahavir idol with due reverence in the Peedam and was propagating their faith. They would return again and again to the Peedam, they told the Swamigal.

Followers take part in Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar homam

As part of the ‘365 days, 365 homams’ scheme that is being followed at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, with the blessings of its founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, a special Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar homam was conducted on Sunday November 18, 2012. There was also a special abhishekam and alankaram for the handsome deity. “It is not for nothing that the elders bless young couples by saying ‘Padhinarum petru peru vazhvu vazhavendum’. There are 16 items that can be lost in this world. And losing any of these items would cause untold misery and sadness to a person. So, it is to help such devotees get back their lost property that we have set up the Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar deity in the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam,” explained the Peedam founder. He reasoned that anybody losing something valuable would get affected mentally and this would impact one’s physical condition. But praying to Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar, a disciple of Dattatreya, would help recover that lost article and win back one’s health, said the Swamigal.

Gandharva Raja homam performed at Sri DAP

For neither the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam nor the bachelors who gathered for the Gandharva Raja homam there on Sunday, November 18, 2012, was it just another homam. The Peedam does not slacken its involvement, even if it is the enth homam. And for the bachelors who come to perform the homam with great belief and hope that they would find a suitable life partner at the earliest, it was an important day. The homam was conducted with the blessings of Peedam founder, Dr Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, at the Peedam premises. There may have been a problem in their horoscope, or they could be having chevvai dosham or the 7thand 8th place in the horoscope might have been preventing their marriage. The Swamigal, who has granted permission for the conduct of the homam on the Peedam premises, said the Gandharva Raja homam, believed to have been performed by Lord Shiva himself to marry Goddess Parvathi, would help the bachelors performing the homam overcome all the problems.

Gandharva Raja homam on Nov 18, 2012

The number of wedding invitations that we get at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is proof of efficacy of the Gandharva Raja homam that is conducted for bachelors seeking a suitable life partner. These invites are from people who have attended the homam and have then found their better halves, declares the founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. He enlightens us by stating that Lord Shiva himself performed this homam to get married to Goddess Parvathi. That is how powerful the homam is, points out the Swamigal. There may be problem in the man’s horoscope, he could be having chevvai dosham or the 7th and 8th place in the horoscope might be preventing his marriage. All these problems can be overcome by participating in the Gandharva Raja homam on Sunday, November 18, 2012, says the Swamigal. The Swamigal says that the Vedantha Lifeology Research Centre has been studying the effect of the homam on the unmarried men and when it finds that more and more such devotees are getting married, it enthuses the Peedam to do more for such people. And so continues the Gandharva Raja homam at the Peedam.

Pray for progeny at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam

The Santhana Gopala Yagam is held on the third Saturday of every month at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, for couples desirous of getting a progeny and this month, it is being celebrated on November 17, 2012. It is not just a golden opportunity to take part in the homam held for their benefit, but also to rock the unique Navaneethakrishnan idol that is found crawling on a swing just in front of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan deity. The couples get a chance to smear Krishna’s favourite dish of butter on his mouth and gently rock the cradle with hope and prayers that they would be blessed with a child like him. The Santhana Gopala Yagam is also called Putra Kameshti Yagam, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, and reminds us that Lord Rama was born after one such yagam to King Dasaratha. The reasons for couples being childless are many, states the Swamigal and lists them: Their problem might be a physical condition; it could be lack of understanding and affection between the couples; or it could be due to a curse from a forefather, it could be due to the malefic effect of a planet in their horoscope.

Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar homam, abhishekam

“It is not for nothing that the elders bless young couples by saying ‘Padhinarum petru peru vazhvu vazhavendum’. There are 16 items that can be lost in this world. And losing any of these items would cause untold misery and sadness to a person. So, it is to help such devotees get back their lost property that we have set up the Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar deity in the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam,” explained Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. He reasoned that anybody losing something valuable would get affected mentally and this would impact one’s physical condition. But praying to Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar would help recover that lost article and win back one’s health, said the Swamigal. A student of Dattatreya, Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar fought against Parasuramar and lost to him. The north Indian that he is, his samadhi can still be found in Maheshwar, near Indore. “I visited the samadhi, did a special Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar homam and performed abhishekam for the yantra. It is with that yantra that the green stone idol of Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar has been installed in the Peedam,” says the Swamigal, who takes special efforts like this before installing any idol in the Peedam. Kaarthaveeryaarjunaar, also called Ayiram Kayudayan, is depicted here with 16 hands and reflects the qualities (amsam) of Sri Vishnu, Sri Sudarshana Alwar, a king and a guardian deity. He is the guardian deity for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, declares the Swamigal.

Special homam for purohits welfare at Sri DAP

There was good response from purohits and their families on Friday, November 16, 2012 when the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam conducted a special homam for their welfare. South India Purohit Association (Then Indhiya Purohithar Sangam) president, Mr Seetharaman, vice-president, Mr Krishnamurthy, general secretary, Mr A S Narasimhan, secretary, Mr Gopalan, office-bearers and members had brought along their families for the special homam and poojas. As is the practice at the Peedam run by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, arrangements were made for the Maha Danvantri homam for the third year running for purohits with great aesthetic sense and clockwork precision. The special prayers included Sudarshana homam and Lakshmi homam also. A procession was taken out to welcome the purhoits, followed by ‘ko’ (cow) pooja and the homams. The purohits and their family had special darshan and archanai at Thayar Arogya Lakshmi’s shrine and in the sanctum sanctorum of the presiding deity – Sri Danvantri Bhagwan. Sangam honorary president Sri Bharathi Muralidhara Swamigal from Sri Vidya Peedam, Katpadi, led the purohits in their prayers at the Peedam.

Danvantri Canteen opens for visitors’ sake

Here is good news for people coming from different parts of Tamil Nadu and different parts of the country to the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as a public canteen – Danvantri Canteen - has been started in the complex to cater to such devotees. “This has been a long-pending request of devotees coming from outside the state, like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. They would come and ask us if we serve coffee and tiffin,” stated Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Peedam has been serving annadhanam from almost its inception – that is eight years of service to the devotees. The canteen, that was declared open on the morning of Thursday, November 15, 2012 is another step to draw closer to the devotees, says the Swamigal. The canteen, which would be overseen by Mr G Subramaniam, would sell coffee, tea, mineral water and varieties of tiffin. Devotees coming from faraway places can inform the Peedam in advance and make booking for food, explained the Swamigal. Food – that is one worry the devotees can forget when they visit the Peedam now.

Danvantri homam on World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2012 was World Diabetes Day. This lifestyle disease is spreading its tentacles among the population of Tamil Nadu which is fast turning into the diabetes capital of India. Many reasons are being attributed for the pandemic. One of them is change in food habits – people going in for high-calorie food that are not easily digestible; another reason is the sedentary lifestyle that people are used to now. There are more couch potatoes than enthusiastic sportspersons in the state. All these reasons have led to the situation where even people in their late 20 become diabetics – mostly type-2 diabetes. It has also been found that women become susceptible to the lifestyle disease. Juvenile diabetes is also on the increase due to the eating habits of the children and their lifestyle that does not include playing vigorously outside the four walls of the house/apartment. Obese children are not longer looked upon with jealousy – they are mostly pitied as they are vulnerable to many diseases like juvenile diabetes. All the mushrooming diabetes clinics speak volumes about the size of the pandemic the state is facing. So, the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajpet, which was established for the physical and mental well-being of people all over the world, observed World Diabetes Day with a special Danvantri homam, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The mass prayer included prayers for juvenile diabetics who start fighting the disease from childhood, women and others who are affected by the lifestyle disease, said the Swamigal.

Danvantri homam for kids on Children’s Day

Children are the future of our nation, and so we must show good concern for their welfare, declares Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the founder of the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. The Peedam, which observes special days like Teachers Day, Doctors Day and performs homams for the welfare of astrologers, priests and sadhus also, took upon itself to celebrate Children’s Day – November 14, 2012 – in its own way. Special Danvantri homam was conducted for the welfare of all children. The Swamigal’s argument is that if the children are not healthy and happy, it affects the parents’ health and mind. So, the Danvantri homam was conducted for the welfare of the children, which in turn would lead to a better life for the parents, he pointed out. This is part of the Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre’s work - understanding how the emotions and physical well-being or its lack affect the general life of people. In the case of children, it has a direct bearing on the parents. So, the issue is inter-related, he said. In the evening the children had a whale of a time bursting crackers – in continuation of Deepavali day.

It is a truly Universal Peedam

If anybody had a doubt that the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam was a Universal Peedam, attracting people of all faiths, here is proof. This Muslim family has been a regular visitor of the Peedam. The family has been participating in the nithya homam of the Peedam and has seen some good tidings back home, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Faith can move mountains, it is said. The faith of this family has seen its son happily enter into wedlock and now it is the turn of the daughter. “The family also partakes of the annadhanam that we provide to all devotees – irrespective of caste or creed or religion – at the Peedam,” elaborates the Swamigal. The family leaves the Peedam with its heart filled with hope and its stomach filled with good food! All this is enriching the lifeology research the Peedam is carrying out in its everyday activities, says the Swamigal, and points out philosophically that the centre is carrying on research on how religion does not come in the way of faith – especially when it concerns one’s health and the healing powers of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan – the God of Medicine.

Homam for Muharram at Sri DAP

November 16, 2012 is being observed as Muharram by the Muslim brethren in India. Muharram is a month of remembrance in the Muslim calendar that is often considered synonymous with the event of Ashura. Ashura, which literally means ‘tenth’ in Arabic, refers to the 10th day of Muharram. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Shia Muslims spend the day in mourning, whilst the Sunni Muslims fast on this day commemorating the rescue of the people of Israel by Musa (Moses) from the Pharaoh. Though Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year, it is noted for the solemn observances during the month. The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, that draws a number of Muslims also to its doors, would be holding a special homam on Friday, November 16, for the welfare of Muslims and their families on the occasion of Muharram. Muslims are quite familiar with the ways of the Peedam and drop in often to find solace or solutions for their personal problems. Many of them have participated in the homams of this Universal Peedam and have reaped richly from the homams. They have given positive feedback after participating in the homams as a marriage was clinched or a family problem solved.

Danvantri homam by priests, for purohits

It is the special consideration of the founder of the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, that all sections of society must be ‘cared for’. He often raises the question, “People like purohits do poojas for the welfare of others, but who cares for their welfare? It is the same case with astrologers – who cares for the well-being of the family of the astrologers? Can you imagine anybody sending up a prayer for the welfare of a doctor who shows great skill in saving a patient?” The Peedam has been regularly conducting special Danvantri homams on Teachers Day, Doctors Day; it performs homams for the good health and continued ministrations of mahans and sadhus who bless devotees for a good life. So, every year, on November 16 – whatever be the day – the Peedam would conduct a special homam for a different section of society. On November 16, 2012, the Swamigal has decided to do a special Danvantri homam for the purohits of this world. The homam would be performed to entreat Sri Danvantri Bhagwan to help the purohits lead a healthy, peaceful life and for their families to have the best in life.

Sivachariyars conduct Lakshmi Kubera homam

A special Lakshmi Kubera homam was performed on Deepavali evening at 6 p.m. at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the homam and special pooja were conducted to help devotees who face problems in life, or obstacles in their growth, or if they are in debt. Participating in the homam and pooja would lead to bountiful blessings of the Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi and her treasurer Kuberan everywhere and troubles would vanish, says the Swamigal. Vedic scholars Sri Balaji Sivam and Sri Arunachala Sivam conducted the special homam and poojas to the joy of the devotees.

A birthday to remember

Swathi nakshatram that fell on November 13, 2012, Deepavali day and Danvantri Jayanthi at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, was also the birth star of the founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal completed 52 years of age and entered his 53rd year. To mark this day, there was mrthyunjay homam, Rudra homam and Ayush homam. There was also maha thirumanjanam for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan and Sahasranamam archanai – these would continue for 10 days and end on November 22. The Swamigal’s birthday was celebrated with verve on Tuesday at the Peedam. Apart from the special thirumanjanam, poojas and homams, there were droves of devotees/visitors at the Peedam to wish him a long and healthy life. The devotees belonged to all faiths, and some of them were Muslims. They lined up before the Swamigal to convey their best wishes to him and receive his blessings. In the afternoon, there was sama pandhi bhojanam – meaning, people of all faiths and castes sat down to eat together at the annadhanam hall. Ranipet auditor, Mr G Devarajan, and others participated in the Danvantri Jayanthi and made it an occasion to remember.

Doctor alankaram for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan

As planned for the week-long Danvantri Jayanthi celebrations, there was special pancha dhiraviya abhishekam for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet on November 11, 2012. It was a special day as the God of Medicine, Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, was all dolled up in his Deepavali/jayanthi best – A white pant and white shirt, with a doctor’s overcoat and bade! His coat pocket was filled with a notepad and pen to write out the right prescription for devotees, and a wristwatch adorned his hand to feel their pulse. The ever-present silver stethoscope shone with hope for the devotees, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Then followed special poojas for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan. Another interesting event that took place on Sunday was that the Deepavali/Danvantri marundhu was prepared in front of the presiding deity. Vellam (jiggery), sukku (dry ginger), milagu (pepper) and thippili were pound together to the chant of the Danvantri mantra and then mixed with ghee and made into lehiyam. It was presented as neivedhyam to Sri Danvantri Bhagwan and then distributed as prasadam to the devotees who arrived there.

Birth star of Swamigal falls on Deepavali day

Swathi nakshatram that falls on November 13, 2012, Deepavali day, is doubly special at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as it marks not just Danvantri jayanthi but also the birth star of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal is completing 52 years of age and entering his 53 year. To mark this day, there would be mrythunjay homam, Rudra homam and Ayush homam. There would be maha thirumanjanam for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan and Sahasranamam archanai – these would continue for 10 days starting from November 13 and ending on November 22. The 10 days would also be marked by charity activities like distributing clothes and books to the underprivileged sections of society, said the Swamigal, and added that there would be annadhanam for all the 10 days. “We invite the devotees to participate in the celebrations and get the limitless blessings of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan,” says the Swamigal who would also be at hand to chip in his blessings.

Lakshmi Kubera homam on Deepavali evening

A special Lakshmi Kubera homam would be performed on Deepavali evening at 6 p.m. at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the homam and special pooja would be conducted to help devotees who face problems in life, or obstacles in their growth, or are in debt. Participating in the homam and pooja would lead to bountiful blessings of the Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi and her treasurer Kuberan at one’s home; villages, towns and countries would be filled with wealth and troubles would vanish into thin air, says the Swamigal. “As Aippasi is Lakshmi Kubera’s favourite month, we are performing this homam and pooja at the Peedam,” he says, and adds that Vedic scholars Sri Balaji Sivam, Sri Arunachala Sivam would be at the helm of affairs that evening.

Health Awareness Week observed

As part of the Health Awareness Week coinciding with the Danvantri Jayanthi celebrations at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, there was an awareness programme on dengue and mystery fevers afflicting people everywhere. Awareness was also created on celebrating an accident-free Deepavali. Also, there was the tree planting ceremony to bring about a green revolution in the state and ensure timely and sufficient rains during the right seasons. The chief guests at these functions were Ms D N Padmaja Devi, special district revenue officer, SIPCOT, Cheyyar, and Ms V Dharmasundari, junior engineer (retd), TWAD Board. Moved by the whole set-up of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, the two accomplished women told Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, that they had not come across such a place anywhere else. Their comment was, “Well-maintained and constructed for a good cause, a universal Peedam. We were able to see rare forms of gods. May God give all strength to spread the cause for the creation of this Peedam.” Though they accidentally happened by, they thought it was their good fortune that they could have such exceptional darshan and looked upon it as a “bhagyam”.

ராகு-கேது பெயர்ச்சி ஹோமம்

‘நம் கையில் சொத்து பத்து இல்லை என்றாலும், வியாதி வெக்கை இல்லாமல் நிம்மதியாக வாழ வேண்டும்’ என்பதுதான் இன்றைய தேதியில் அனைவரது பிரார்த்தனையாகவும் ஆசையாகவும் இருந்து வருகிறது. பக்தர்களுக்கு இத்தகைய ஒரு வரத்தை அருளும் பீடமாக விளங்கி வருகிறது வாலாஜா ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி ஆரோக்ய பீடம். ‘நோயில்லா வாழ்வு அனைவருக்கும் கிடைக்க வேண்டும்’ என்பதே இந்த ஆரோக்ய பீடத்தின் குறிக்கோள். இதன் ஸ்தாபகரான ஞானகுரு டாக்டர் ஸ்ரீமுரளிதர ஸ்வாமிகள் இதற்காக எண்ணற்ற ஆராய்ச்சிகளையும் கூட்டுப் பிரார்த்தனைகளையும் இங்கே நடத்தி வருகிறார். ஹோமப் புகையில் கனன்று கொண்டிருக்கும் மூலிகைகளின் வாசமும், பிரமாண்டமான மூலிகைப் பண்ணையில் இருந்து வரும் சுகமான காற்றும் பக்தர்களின் மனதை வருடுகின்றன. வேலூருக்கு அருகே வாலாஜாவில் அமைந்துள்ளது இந்த ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி ஆரோக்ய பீடம். இந்த பீடத்தை ஒரு வாழ்வியல் மையம், மனக் குறை தீர்க்கும் மையம் என்றே பக்தர்கள் குறிப்பிடுகின்றனர். அந்த அளவுக்கு இங்கு வந்து செல்லும் அனைவரும் ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி பகவானின் அருளாலும், ஸ்ரீமுரளிதர ஸ்வாமிகளின் ஆசியாலும் பலன் அடைகிறார்கள்.

Peedam draws people of all faiths

The Swarnakarshana Bhairavar and Kala Bhairavar homams went off with clockwork precision – does it happen in any other way at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam? – on November 7, 2012 at the scheduled time. Many devotees took part in the Bhairavar poojas that are conducted during theiy pirai Ashtami at the Peedam, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. But he made special mention of Franklin Antony, who had come from the Kolar Gold Field, Karnataka, to the Peedam on Wednesday. There was also Fathima Bibi from Melvisharam and Navin Bhai from Ranipet who had come to the Peedam looking for solutions for their personal problems. “As I have been saying repeatedly, this Peedam is not a prarthana sthala it is a vazhviyal mayyam – a lifeology centre. People of all faiths come here to find answers for their problems and lead a better life,” explained the Swamigal. The Peedam does not entertain any caste or creed distinction for admittance into its premises. This Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre helps people of all religions find solutions and go back with answers for a happier and healthier life.

Tree planting ceremony in herbal garden

November 8, 2012 marks a special day in the calendar of the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as there is going to be a tree planting ceremony in the herbal garden – that is already lush and green with a number of exotic and endemic trees/plants. We will be planting 53 types of trees – some fruit bearing also - to mark my entering 53 years of age, explains Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. His birth star Swathi falls on November 13 – Deepavali day – a special day for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, points out the Swamigal. The tree planting ceremony is for rain at the right time in the right amount, to save the environment and stress the importance of natural treatment as found in Ayurveda, he points out. The tree-planting ceremony would be held in the presence of Ananthalai panchayat president A M Venkatesa Gounder and vice-president A G Rajendran.

Annapurani homam, special neivedhyam on Nov 8

Annapurani homam would be performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Thursday, November 8, 2012 as part of the ‘365 days, 365 yagams’ scheme launched by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Explaining the importance of Annapurani to the world, the Swamigal recalled that Annapurani, a manifestation of Goddess Parvathi, disappeared from the Earth after stating that food is an important part of this material world. As the world went without food after her departure, she took pity on the suffering populace and re-appeared to feed them with all the love of a mother. The 4 ½ feet, panchaloha Annapurani idol installed at the Peedam is called ‘Thanga Annapurani’ and can be found only here apart from in Kasi, states the Swamigal. The Annapurani idol was established here for the simple reason that illness arises if one overeats or is deprived of food – ‘Anna dwesham and anna dosham’. Since the health and welfare of devotees are the first and final concerns of the Swamigal, he set up the Annapurani idol to enrich the Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre’s work.

RVS temple Sudarshana homam stands cancelled

It is with great sorrow that the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam records the passing away of the wife of the chairman of the RVS Group of Institutions, Coimbatore. RVS Group chairman, Mr K V Kuppuswamy, has carved a niche for himself in the world of education by running a number of institutions, is a noted industrialist, a philanthropist and has also built temples. At the group’s Srinivasa Perumal temple in Sulur, near Coimbatore, on the Tiruchy-Coimbatore Road, a Danvantri homam and Sudarshana homam were to be performed on November 7-8, 2012 under the able guidance of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The plan was to have 108 homa kundams and 108 devotees participate in the homams. The homams stand cancelled due to the unforeseen passing away of the chairman’s wife. “We pray for the soul of Srimathy Kuppuswamy to reach the heavenly abode,” said the Swamigal, who condoled her passing away with the family of the RVS Group and conveyed his special enquiries on such a sad occasion to Mr Kuppuswamy.

Danvantri jayanthi is a week-long celebration

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is all geared up to celebrate an important festival this week – Danvantri Jayanthi. It is not just a time for special poojas and rituals but also a time to think of people’s health as the Peedam celebrates the jayanthi of the God of Medicine. Yes, the jayanthi week of the Pitamaha of Ayurveda is being celebrated as ‘Health Awareness Week’ at the Peedam from November 6-13, 2012. Danvantri jayanthi falls on Aippasi Triyodasi – two days before Deepavali – and is celebrated world over by people of all religions who set great store by good health, explains Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. It was on this day, that is now celebrated as Dhanteras in parts of north India, it is believed, when the Devas and Asuras churned the ocean for amirtam, Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, an incarnation of Sri Mahavishnu, emerged with the pot of nectar. Danvantri jayanthi also coincides with the 8th year celebrations of the founding of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, Vellore district.

Dr Vengamma releases ‘Vazhviyal Siddhargal’ book

For a couple devoted to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, there couldn’t be a happier wedding anniversary than spending the day at the Peedam, in the company of the rest of the Danvantri family, led by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. This is what happened during the wedding anniversary of Mr K Rangababu and Dr (Mrs) K Shyamaladevi on Sunday, November 4, 2012. The day also marked the third anniversary of the Swamigal floating the Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre. A book, ‘Vazhviyal Siddhargal’, edited by Mrs Nirmala Muralidharan, was released by Dr Vengamma, DM, Neurology, Director, SVIMS Hospital, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, in the presence of Kalavai Sachidananda Swamigal who received the first copies along with Namakkal spinning mill owner, Mr Nallathambi, and Namakkal industrialist, Mr Mani. Renowned religious writer P Swaminathan praised the work of the Peedam in his special address. He reiterated that the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam was not a vazhipattu sthalam (like a temple) but a vazhviyal mayyam (lifeology research centre). He hoped that the Peedam would continue its various research activities to their logical conclusions. This was an ideal centre for research as it is a confluence of many religions, lending itself to various kinds of research. Mr Swaminathan hoped that the Swamigal would do more research for the welfare and well-being of people of the world.

Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre at Sri DAP

November 4, 2012, marks the third anniversary of the launch of the Vedanta Lifeology Centre (Ultimate Universal Lifecare Research Centre) at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, says that the Peedam is not a temple and not for worship but a ‘Makkal Pini Theerkkum Maruthuvamanai’ – a ‘hospital that cures people of their ills’. Everything that we do in the Peedam is to help us conduct research in that subject, points out the Swamigal. He says, for example, when we do homam, we are doing research on the efficacy of a particular homam as also the chanting that goes with it. Even the herbs that are used in the homams are part of the research. When a particular deity is propitiated during a homam, the Peedam looks at it with a research angle. Apart from astrological research and astronomical research, the Peedam is also into gleaning more information about sculpture and music and the various traditions that we follow. “Sri Danvantri Bhagwan is the God of Medicine. Today, we find that everybody has two forms of problems: Physical problem and mental problem. Both can be treated well with the blessings of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan,” emphasises the Swamigal, who adds that that is the purpose of the Peedam.

Sani Shanthi homam performed with piety

Sani Shanthi homam, that is performed on the first Saturday of every month at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was duly performed on November 3, 2012. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, said those affected by Sani doshams, those who are suffering due to the malefic effects of the Navagraha during their ezhara nattu Sani, those who have ashtama Sani, or those who are troubled in any way by Sani Bhagwan, could participate in the homam and reap rich benefits. The Vedanta Lifeology Research Centre has got good feedback from people who have participated in the homam and seen some relief in their lives, says the Swamigal. The chief guest during the November 3 Sani Shanthi homam was Mr Srinivasan of Chennai.

‘Vazhviyal Siddargal’ book release at Peedam

There is not a day when there is not an ‘extra’ activity in the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. Well, what do you expect when a dynamic person like Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal heads the Peedam! This Sunday, November 4, 2012, there will yet another book release function. Yes, yet another – for the volume of research and publications is growing by the day in the Peedam. The book, ‘Vazhviyal Siddargal’, has been edited by Srimathi Nirmala Muralidharan. It would be released by Dr Vengamma, DM, Neurology, Director SVIMS Hospital, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, in the presence of Kalavai Sachidananda Swamigal and Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Dr N Radhakrishnan, MD, General Medicine, (Retd Prof, Dept of Medicine, Stanley Medical College), and Dr (Mrs) C S Vijayabharathi will receive the first copy of the book.

Sudarshana homam at RVS Perumal temple

A Danvantri homam and Sudarshana homam would be performed at the Srinivasa Perumal temple, at Sulur, near Coimbatore, on the Tiruchy-Coimbatore Road on November 7-8, 2012. The temple, belonging to the RVS family that runs many educational institutions in Coimbatore under the able guidance of its chairman, Mr K V Kuppuswamy, would witness hectic activity on Wednesday and Thursday – the two days the homams are being held there for various reasons. The main reason is that there are going to be 108 homa kundams and 108 devotees would be performing the homams under the guidance of priests. There would be kalasa pooja at 6 p.m. on November 7 and the special homams would performed from 8 a.m. on November 8.

Pancha Bhootha homam at Sri DAP

There was a special Pancha Bhootha homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 30, 2012. The main purpose of the homam was to propitiate Varuna Bhagwan. Being the master of the Pancha Bhoothas, there was epical abhishekam for Lord Maragadeeswarar at the Peedam. Just as the ritualistic bath was being performed, down came the rain to the joy of everyone, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. In this day and age, when we are talking about global warming and the disastrous effect of our lifestyle on the environment, worshipping the Pancha Boothas becomes important, explained the Swamigal. He said we have to learn to live harmoniously with Nature and abide by the rules that it plays by.

Spl poojas for Guru Nanak

October 28, 2012 was Guru Nanak jayanthi at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Yes, the Peedam has installed a granite image of the great saint and observes all important days connected with him. The Peedam houses several gurus, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Starting from Medha Dakshinamurthy, the guru of gurus, to Buddha, Mahavir, Guru Raghavendra, Shirdi Sai Baba, Avatar Baba, Ramanar, Vallalar, Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, Seshadri Swamigal, Kanchi Mahaperiyava and 468 Siddhars, it abounds in gurus. Important days in the lives of the gurus are also celebrated in the Peedam with special aradhana and poojas. There would be annadhanam for sadhus. In that tradition, a 1.5-foot-high idol of Guru Nanak, fashioned by Loganatha Sthapathi, has been installed at the Peedam. Aippasi Pournami, October 28, 2012, was celebrated as Guru Nanak jayanthi.

Sthapathis honoured for gopuram work

Anybody else would have been shaken by the ‘accident’. A lightning bolt struck the gopuram of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 7, 2012 and led to a series of cracks. There was no lightning conductor. The debris fell on the mandapam of the sanctum and damaged it. But Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, would not be cowed by the natural calamity but immediately thought ‘what next?’ After the Vedic scholars, who had assembled there for the 74 Bhairavar homam, carried out the pariharam rituals, the Swamigal summoned Sivapuram Murugan Sthapathi and Gopi Sthapathi. He gave them just 19 days to complete the renovation work – bhoomi pooja was performed on October 10, 2012 and the samprokshanam was fixed for October 29, 2012.

VHP leader Vedantham visits Sri DAP

Mr N Vedantham, the international working president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, was a surprise visitor at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Sunday, October 28, 2012. He had nothing but praise for Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, who gave him a religious tour of the shrines. He found the whole concept of the Swamigal a wonderful idea. Mark his words: He said after Adi Sankara, you have brought the various streams of Hinduism together. Can there be higher praise from anybody? The Hindu leader, who spent about one-and-a-half hours at the Peedam, was mesmerised by the fact that the Swamigal had set up an idol for Bharatha Matha, and included her in the pantheon of Hindu deities. He praised him especially for this thought and the execution of that thought. The renowned right-winger was accompanied by his organisation leaders like Mr Raja, Mr Venkatesh, Mr Jayachandran and others.

Aippasi Pournami annabhishekam for Shiva

It was not just a day of samprokshanam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Monday, October 29, 2012, but several other religious activities also took place there. Since it was Aippasi Pournami, annabhishekam was performed for the bewitching Sri Maragadeeswarar. Again, as it was a Full Moon day, annabhishekam was performed for Rahu-Kethu idol. Sevathris and devotees participated in the Pournami pooja for the 468 Siddhars, worshipped in the Peedam as Siva Lingams. There was also special pooja for Karthigai Kumaran, who is celebrated in the Peedam along with the six Karthigai Pengal. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, Walajapet inspector Murugesan, auditor Devarajan and advocates, Mr Balakrishnan, Mr Suresh and Mr Sankar, participated in the annabhishekam for Sri Maragadeeswarar and took his blessings.

Sri Danvantri samprokshanam performed

The samprokshanam of the moolavar Sri Danvantri Bhagwan at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was celebrated with great pomp and piety on Monday, October 29, 2012. This is the second samprokshanam in eight years. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, had made elaborate arrangements for the celebrations, including arranging for an elephant to carry the kumbam containing the holy water for the kumbabhishekam. Homams were conducted for Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, Thayar Arogya Lakshmi (in whose shrine a minor renovation was carried out), Sudarshana Alwar and Garudalwar. More than 30 Vaishnavite scholars and pundits participated in the samprokshanam and enriched the celebrations. Purnahuthi with all the appropriate dhiraviums and vastram/peethambaram was performed by Vaishnavite scholar Sri Oragadam Lakshmi Narasimhachariar Swamy (Veda Divya Prabhandam Agama vidwan) after the 3-kala homam. After the rituals on the ground, involving also the devotees, the kalasam containing the holy water for abhishekam atop the gopuram, was carried by priests seated on the elephant. The Swamigal led the group of priests to the top of the gopuram to perform the samprokshanam at the appointed time.

Danvantri brings closer long-lost relationship

Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, is doubly happy with the samprokshanam that was conducted on Monday, October 29, 2012. He thinks it is not everybody who lives to see the samprokshanam of the same religious place twice in his lifetime. In his case, it has happened twice in eight years – giving him immense joy. The reason for his other happiness is the presence of his ‘chithappa’ at the samprokshanam. You might think that is just an ordinary incident. But if you are meeting you ‘chithappa’ who lost touch with you before you were born? The grandmother of the Swamigal and that of Mr K Srinivasan, the chithappa, were sisters. But the families lost touch. “I last saw my brother, the Swamigal’s father, in 1954,” recalls the 80-year-old, retired elementary school teacher, without batting an eyelid. He retired after teaching in the Tiruvallur municipality school and now lives there. The first time he came to the Peedam, he learnt that his brother’s son was running it and left a message with the sevathris – the Swamigal was away in Malaysia then. His wife and family visited the Peedam a little later but could not meet the Swamigal. But the address they had left behind did the trick. As the samprokshanam invite was sent out to all addresses with the Peedam, Mr Srinivasan also received one. Nothing could then stop him from boarding a bus to Walajapet to be part of the religious event on Monday. He arrived on Sunday and had a speechless reunion with the Swamigal.

Yagasalai poojas progress for samprokshanam

It was a special weekend at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, on October 27-28, 2012. The 24-hour Akanda Homam began on Saturday at 5 p.m. and, simultaneously, the yagasalai poojas for the samprokshanam of the moolavar shrine, Sri Danvantri Bhagwan, were being conducted. The whole Peedam complex was reverberating with homa mantras and the invigorating smoke from the different homams that are being performed continuously, filled the air. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, took the sankalpam for the samprokshanam along with his family. And then some important devotees/gurus started dropping by for both celebrations.

24-hr Akanda Homam begins briskly

The much-awaited Akanda Homam, to be conducted for 24 hours from October 27, 2012, began solemnly at 5 p.m. at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in Vellore district. The sevathris had beautifully decorated the premises for the homam that would conclude only at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012. The duration of the 27 homams to be performed is 45 minutes each. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, said people had started gathering at the Peedam to participate in this first-of-its-kind homam that would fulfil the wishes of all the participants as the fruits of each homam is different. He said their hearts were filled with hope and their mind full of thoughts of the deities they were propitiating. Vellore DIG Ganesamurthy joined the Akanda Homam that began with Vancha Kalpa Ganapathy homam at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, and performed sankalpam.

Sani Pradosham poojas at Sri DAP

It was Sani Pradosham on October 27, 2012 and it was celebration time at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, where 468 Siddhars have been depicted in Lingam form on the premises. Special Pradosham poojas were performed by the sevathris of the Peedam and devotees themselves to the 468 Lingams. They were joined by auditor N Rajagopalan and Prakash Ramachandran from Chennai, who were the special guests, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Special abhishekam was performed for Sri Maragadeeswarar that culminated in Pradosha kaal pooja and arathi. Devotees thronged the temple for a darshan of Sri Maragadeeswarar during the Sani Pradosham.

Samprokshanam at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam

With the divine blessings and spiritual guidance of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, arrangements are being made for the maha samprokshanam for Sri Danvantri on Monday, October 29, 2012, between 9.15 a.m. and 10.15 a.m. This maha samprokshanam will be performed in the august presence and with the blessings of Sri Oragadam Lakshmi Narasimhachariar Swamy (Veda Divya Prabhandam Agama Vidwan). The kumbabhishekam programme starts Saturday, October 27, with Bagavath Anugnai, yagasalai pravesam, etc., by 6 p.m. On Sunday, October 28, the yagasalai pooja and homam begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 9 p.m. On Monday, October 29, the pooja and homam begin at 7 a.m., and the maha samprokshanam will be performed between 9.15 a.m. and 10.15 a.m.

Saraswathy propitiated on Oct 23

Goddess Saraswathy was propitiated on the special occasion of a day being celebrated in her honour - Saraswathy Pooja or Ayudha Pooja. The Goddess of Education and Arts has a shrine dedicated to Her at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, in Vellore district. She can always be found draped in spotless white saree. On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Saraswathy Pooja day, a homam was held in her honour. Devotees thronged the temple of participate in the homam and reap rich benefits on this auspicious occasion. She was also given a ritual bath with five dhiraviums and honey. The abhisheka honey was distributed as prasadam to the devotees and their wards. She was then draped in a spotless white saree that set off the rest of the idol beautifully. The Saraswathy homam saw the participation of families hoping their children would excel in studies. Goddess Saraswathy can be found only in the Peedam along with other Gods associated with knowledge and learning: Medha Dakshinamurthy and Hayagreevar.

Sandana kappu for Mahishasuramardini

Though Mahishasuramardini is generally depicted in gory forms, fighting the demon, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, Vellore district, she is depicated with a smiling face. This radiant idol, standing 8-foot-tall with 18 hands, looked resplendent on October 23, 2012, during the Durga pooja festival at the Peedam which concluded the Navarathri celebrations for the year. On the directions of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal , the idol was covered in a sheath of sandalwood paste (sandana kappu) on Tuesday and looked even more bewitching. The bling and glitter added to the beauty of the idol Worshipping this beautiful Goddess drives away fear of death (marana bhayam) from the devotees, informs the Swamigal. Being one of the 63 deities installed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, the Mahishasuramardini idol has been drawing devotees like flowers attract bees.

Saraswathi homam at Danvantri Peedam

It is not just a day for Saraswathi Pooja but also a day for Saraswathi homam at the Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. It is only in this yaga kshetram - the Peedam – that Goddess Saraswathi is found depicted with veena in her hand, says Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The idol would be given a ritual bath with five dhiraviums and honey. This honey would be distributed as prasadam to the devotees. The archanai would be conducted with white lotus flowers (ven thamarai) and the Goddess of Learning and Arts would be adorned in white vasthram. Participating in this homam, especially students, would gain knowledge, learning and memory power, says the Swamigal. “Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam is the only place where you find all the three deities related to knowledge – Sri Medha Dakshinamurthy, Sri Hayagreevar and Goddess Saraswathy. This is the speciality of the Peedam as we believe in enriching the lives of students,” declares the Swamigal. As we understand that mother’s health gets disturbed when her child does not study well, we invite such parents to participate in the homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, a centre of Vedanta Lifeology research, and regain their health and lead robust lives, invites the Swamigal.

Durga pooja on Navarathri concluding day

October 23, 2012, Ayudha Pooja, is also a day of Durga pooja at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. There would be special abhishekam and kunguma archanai for the 8-foot-high Goddess Mahishasuramardini, who sports 18 hands, informed Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. Apart from this, all the implements used in the Peedam would be displayed and pooja performed for them, marking Ayudha Pooja. “This is the only place where you can find Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathi all together,” states the Swamigal, stating the uniqueness of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. Apart from that, Durga, depicted here as the bewitching Goddess Mahishasuramardini, is the epitome of all three women power – Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathy - enlightens the Swamigal. So, it is special worshipping Goddess Mahishasuramardini on the occasion of Durga pooja on Tuesday, the concluding day of the Navarathri festival, he declares.

Ashtami Yagam for Bhairavar at Sri DAP

On the occasion of Valar Pirai Ashtami on Monday, October 22, 2012, Ashtami Yagam, propitiating Swarnakarshana Bhairavar and Ashta Mangala Kala Bhairavar, was performed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. Hundreds of devotees participated in the homam that the Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, says would help them tackle and solve many problems. After the homam, gold yantra, coin and talisman (thayathu) were given away as prasadam. Devotees who are battling court cases, couples who are separated or who find it difficult to live together greatly benefit from this homam, says the Swamigal. Also, people who have money problems – meaning the lack of it – or those who are unable to recover loans, also find suitable solutions after participating in this homam. Those who find a lot of hurdles in their way while planning to go abroad on work, find them melting away after participating in the homam. Industrialists fighting labour problems also find ways to tackle them after they participate in the homam. We come to know of these benefits from the devotees who give us this feedback, explains the Swamigal, and stresses that all this is part of the Vedanta Lifeology research being carried out by the Peedam.

Swamigal birthday celebrated solemnly

The birthday boy, the founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, was away on work as usual while the Peedam swung into a frenzy of action to celebrate this remarkable day – October 21 on Sunday, his 52nd birthday. Mrs Nirmala Muralidharan, the Swamigal’s wife and one of the trustees of the Peedam, stood in for her husband and executed a couple of philanthropic activities. The Swamigal had decided to give away 1 tonne of rice, at the rate of 5 kg per person, to 200 needy persons. It was a sight to behold when neatly packed rice bags were handed over to old and young people as the Peedam’s gift on the birthday of its founder. As October 21 marked the beginning of the 53 birthday of the Swamigal, uniforms, notebooks and pens were given away to 53 underprivileged student beneficiaries.

Bachelors participate in Gandharva Raja homam

Many eligible bachelors flocked to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on October 21, 2012, the third Sunday of the month when the Gandharva Raja homam, that would help them find a suitable bride, was performed. There are many reasons why men are unable to find a good match: It could be due to a problem in the horoscope or a personal problem. It could lead to health complications, cautions Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Gandharva Raja homam is, hence, conducted not just for lonely bachelors to find their suitable brides and enter into timely matrimony, but also to help them lead healthy lives, says the Swamigal. The homam was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the interesting part comes after that. One kalasam was decorated for every bachelor who came for the homam. After the conclusion of the homam, they queued up for the ritual abhishekam – a kind of purification bath. This does not happen anywhere else, says the Swamigal, and adds that this is part of a purification process for the devotee and would help him start a new life.

Gandharva Raja homam for suitable bride

With the sex ratio getting all wonky in India, many eligible bachelors flock to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on the third Sunday of every month to participate in the Gandharva Raja homam that would help them find a suitable bride. There are many reasons why men are unable to find a good match: It could be due to a problem in the horoscope or a personal problem. It could lead to health complications, cautions Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Gandharva Raja homam is, hence, conducted not just for lonely bachelors to find their suitable brides and enter into timely marriage, but also to help them lead healthy lives, says the Swamigal. “Thousands of people have already got married after attending the homam. I am saying this based on the invitations that the Peedam receives from the devotees who participated in the homam,” declares the Swamigal. The homam is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the interesting part comes after that. Water from the kalasam, that is part of the homam, is then used to give a ritual bath for the participant. This does not happen anywhere else, says the Swamigal. This is part of a purification process for the devotee and would help him start a new life, enlightens the Swamigal.

Dengue awareness campaign at DAP

There is panic all round this rainy season – though the problem began even before the rains descended on Tamil Nadu - That is the problem of dengue fever. People are rushing to hospitals at the slightest sign of a fever or cold thinking they might have contracted the dengue. The mosquito, known to spread the fever, Aegis ageypti, is known to breed in fresh water and bite human beings during the day. Armed with such necessary and urgent knowledge, the sevathris (staff) at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, spread awareness about the disease and the ways to prevent it, on Saturday, October 20, 2012. They began the awareness campaign by setting an example for the devotees by cleaning up the Peedam surroundings. They also taught the devotees to maintain cleanliness of surroundings to beat the life-threatening dengue disease, said Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal A special Danvantri homam was performed on the occasion for the well-being of those suffering from dengue, and for the devotees and staff not to contract the disease but lead a healthy life.

Praying for progeny at DAP

The Santhana Gopala Yagam is held on the third Saturday of every month at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, for couples desirous of getting a progeny. This month, in October, it was held on 20th. Many anxious and hopeful devotees, young and old, participated in the homam. They got a golden opportunity to no just take part in the homam held for their benefit, but also to rock the unique Navaneethakrishnan idol that is found crawling on a swing just before the Sri Danvantri Bhagwan idol. The couples smeared His favourite dish of butter on Navaneethakrishnan and gently rocked the cradle with hope and prayers that they would be blessed with a child like him. “The Santhana Gopala yagam is conducted for couples seeking children. Their problem might be a physical condition; it could be lack of understanding and affection between the couples; or it could be due to a curse from a forefather, it could be due to the malefic effect of a planet in their horoscope: The Santhana Gopala yagam helps rid the couples of all these problems. That way, we work for the well-being and health of the couples,” declared Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal who instituted the homam for childless couples. Here Sri Navaneethakrishna plays the role of a doctor. That is the kind of Vedantha Lifeology that the Peedam is doing research on, said the Swamigal.

Sudarshana homam performed at Peedam

Sudarshana homam, that wards off evil influences and gives strength to the devotee, was performed religiously at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on Saturday, October 20, 2012. According to Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, there was special abhishekam from nine different kalasams for Sudarshana Alwar. The homam was performed by Vaishanvite scholars. Sudarshana Alwar is found in the Peedam in a unique form, without Narasimhar forming a unified whole by being figured behind him. Here He stands majestically alone. Sudarshana homam rids one of all kinds of doshams and it was held at this time for the Peedam thiruppani – renovation of the Sri Danvantri Bhagwan gopuram and samprokshanam thereafter – to be concluded without a hitch. “Sudarshana Alwar has always been just as important as Sri Danvantri Bhagwan in the Peedam. He always accompanies the presiding deity and is like a constant companion. That is why all our prayers and poojas are performed with equal importance for Sudarshana Alwar also,” explained the Peedam founder.

Spl pooja for Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal

An idol of Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal has been installed at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. Since he is celebrated as the kuzhanthai (child) of Madurai Meenakshi Amman, there was a special pooja during this Navarathri period on October 19, 2012. Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, also known as Thrilingeshwarar, was a great devotee of the Amman. He was a mahapurushar as he attained jeeva samadhi in four places, informs Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, who was instrumental in installing the idol on the premises. Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, considered an amsam of Ramavatar, was instrumental in saving the Kala Bhairavar temple in Kasi and rendering it to the devotees. As if his personal greatness was not enough to be celebrated, he also became known to the world as the guru of Seshadri Swamigal (Tiruvannamalai saint). “We conducted special abhishekam and pooja for Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, who is represented here along with Seshadri Swamigal in Suriya-Chandra peedam,” informed Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

Vaasthu homam at Peedam

Vaasthu Bhagwan finds a niche for Himself at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. He has been installed on an 8 dia peedam with Pancha Boothams. Lord Siva’s amsam is represented near His head with Ganga, Lord Brahma’s in His navel, and Lord Vishnu’s in his thiruvadi. The pancha boothangal and ashtadik balakas are also represented in the Vaashu Bhagwan idol. On valarpirai panchami and days denoted as Vaasthu days, a homam is conducted in His honour and special poojas performed. October 19, 2012 being Vaasthu day, Vaasthu homam was performed at the Peedam apart from Vaasthu Shanthi pooja. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, states that this is the only place in the world where Vaasthu Bhagwan is celebrated, and it is a vaasthu nivarthi peedam. Praying to Vaasthu Bhagwan here rids one of vaasthu doshams – be it at home, land, factories, temples, hotels and other buildings. After the homam, abhishekam and aradhanai on October 19, vaasthu earth, brick and pancha yantram were distributed as prasadam. Those who participated in the homam would blessed with new house, and for others, doshams in their houses and other buildings would be rectified, leading to peace of mind, says the Swamigal.

1,00,008 Danvantri japam concludes

The 1,00,008 Danvantri mahamantra homam and japam, that has been chanted at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as a pariharam and shanthi after the lightning struck the gopuram and damaged it, concluded with purnahuthi on October 18, 2012 evening. What began with seven Sivachariars participating in the japam, swelled to 27 Sivachariars to reach the target of 1,00,008 mantras before preparations began for the samprokshanam. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, was touched and happy with the devotion of the Sivachariars who participated in the japam for loka kshemam and the Peedam to function without a hitch. But the day did not end with just a purnahuthi. As it was a busy day with lightning conductor being installed, the pandakkaal being erected and the japam concluding, Sri Danvantri Bhagwan got involved in a big way. As he ‘wanted’ to go around the Peedam to get a first-hand overview of the happenings, arrangements were made for the vaibhavam. He was given the 27 kalasabhishekam and got up in raja alankaram.

Jammu Swamiji at pandakkaal poojas

Preparations for the samprokshanam of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, are gaining momentum. The pandakkaal was erected at the Peedam premises on Thursday, October 18, 2012 by a group of 11 sumangalis. The associated poojas were held for the erection of the pandakkaal and the pandal has also come up now. Surprisingly, the guest of honour had come all the way from Jammu: Yes, Sri Gopala Giri Swamiji of Narayana Giri Ashram in Jammu, running the Mahakali temple there, was visiting the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam on Thursday. Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, was overjoyed to receive the saintly Swamiji and did not hesitate for even a moment to give him the honour of participating in the pandakkaal poojas. Visiting the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam was itself a satisfying experience for the 70-year-old Swamiji who said he was touched and happy to have participated in the first preparations for the kumbabhishekam that is scheduled for October 29, 2012.

Danvantri gopuram gets lightning conductor

It was a mighty busy day at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on October 18, 2012 (when is it not a busy day!). Work began on fixing the lightning conductor on the Sri Danvantri Bhagwan gopuram that was recently struck by lightning and damaged. The work is being executed by Spike Power Protection Systems and Technologies by installing an Ericho-make lightning conductor. The work, being done from the personal funds of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, concluded successfully on October 18.

175th Homam celebrated at DAP

It is not for nothing that the founder of the Walajepet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has been given the titles Yagna Purushar and Yaga Chakaravarthy. With keen insight, he has transformed the Peedam into a veritable yaga bhoomi by performing homams almost every day of the year. To note, 10,000 Lord Danvantri homams have been performed in the Peedam situated in Vellore district. And then the Swamigal launched the scheme of ‘365 days, 365 homams’ on April 26, 2012. To the great joy of the staff of the Peedam and devotees, this ‘homams-for-a-year’ scheme hit the 175th day on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Maha Sudarshana homam on Oct 20

There have been natural and man-made problems at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam from the night before the 74 Bhairavar homam was conducted on October 7, 2012. Lightning struck the Sri Danvantri Bhagwan gopuram and caused damage to even the asbestos sheet covering the sanctum sanctorum pathway; then there was a fire in the three-phase electric connection and the wires got burnt; then Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal’s dhoti caught fire in a temple… There have been a series of parihara homams and poojas ever since at the Peedam almost on a daily basis. It was planned to do 1,00,008 Danvantri Maha Mantram and Japam with Sivachariars and now their numbers have been increased to 27 to complete the japam before the samprokshanam on October 29, 2012. The special prayer is being organised for a disease- and disorder-free life, well-being of all human beings and the successful completion of the samprokshanam at the Peedam. Apart from that the Swamigal has decided on conducting a Maha Sudarshana homam on October 20, 2012 for dosha nivaranam. This homam is being conducted as it is the fifth Saturday of Purattasi, and since the Sudarshana Alwar, installed in the temple, has always got equal ‘attention’ as the presiding deity.

‘Gifts’ galore on Swamigal birthday

A birthday is a day of receiving for anybody. You receive blessings and gifts. But the founder of Walajapet’s Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, will make his birthday a day of giving - Giving his blessings and showering gifts on the underprivileged. October 21, 2012 will be a day of celebration at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam as it marks the beginning of the 53 birthday of the Peedam founder. Instead of the usual fanfare associated with birthdays, the Swamigal plans to have a quiet and quite a useful birthday on Sunday. He would be giving away 1 tonne of rice, at the rate of 5 kg per person to 200 needy persons. Marking the beginning of the 53 birthday, he would be giving away uniforms, notebooks and pens to 53 underprivileged students. One of the trustees and wife of the Swamigal, Mrs Nirmala Muralidharan, would be handing over the ‘gifts’ to the beneficiaries.

Danvantri homam for dengue patients

The government and civic bodies may still be in denial, but hospitals are seeing more cases of dengue being admitted. This is a worrying factor for the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet, which is always concerned whenever some health issues crop up – be in for an individual, in a family or society at large. Who else can give succour but the God of Medicine, Lord Danvantri? Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, informs that a special Danvantri homam would be performed at the premises on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to pray that the disease does not spread. The homam would also include prayers for patients undergoing treatment so that they would recover well and speedily. Dr Rangarajan from Chennai would be the special guest on the occasion, says the Swamigal.

Ashtadik Balakar Pooja with 108 pumpkins

There is a lot of churning in the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet, Vellore district, but it is being shouldered by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, in a fantastic way. As part of pariharams, Ashtadik Balakar Pooja was performed on October 15, 2012, Mahalaya Amavasai day. The pooja included the offering of 108 pumpkins as bali. According to Swamigal, as is the regular ritual, Rahu-Kethu Preethi homam was conducted for the Amavasai as also the Soolini Durga Homam. The poojas were followed by annadhanam. The special guests for the occasion was Chandrasekara Mudaliar and family from Latheri – they are not just devotees they are also my well-wishers, declares the Swamigal.

French devotees have darshan

It was an extended Pradosham – spilling over into Sunday – for Sri Maragadeeswarar and the 468 Siddhars manifest in Lingam form in the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, on October 14, 2012. A couple of foreigners, French nationals, Francis and his wife, had heard about the God of Medicine and visited the Peedam at Walajapet on Sunday morning. Bare-chested Francis and his wife participated in performing paneer abhishekam for Sri Maragadeeswarar and the 468 Siddhars in Lingam form. They were amazed at the Kala Chakra that is being raised in the middle of the Peedam. They wanted to know the research activities being carried out under Vedanta Lifeology by the Peedam. Entering the sanctum sanctorum, they took great satisfaction in rocking the little cradle where Lord Navaneethakrishnan is installed. They performed a homam also.

200 devotees take herbal medicine

The herbal medicine distribution day of Sunday, October 14, 2012 saw a good turnout at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. About 200 devotees turned up to especially have the mooligai marundhu from the hands of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the founder of the Peedam. “We have decided to distribute the herbal medicine, which has good curative properties, every Sunday, for the benefit of the devotees,” explained the Swamigal. Earlier, it was distributed only on specific days of the month. But with more and more devotees claiming that they have benefited after taking the herbal medicine, the Swamigal decided on distributing it every Sunday. Among the devotees was a couple who said they had greatly benefited after visiting the Danvantri Peedam. The husband had been suffering from stomach ache for sometime and had got good relief after praying to the God of Medicine. The family had returned to the Peedam for thanksgiving on October 14 and sought the blessings of the Swamigal for a disease-free life hereafter.

அக்டோபர் 29-ல் வாலாஜா ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி பகவானுக்கு கும்பாபிஷேகம்!

அக்டோபர் 29-ல் வாலாஜா ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி பகவானுக்கு கும்பாபிஷேகம்! வேலூருக்கு அருகில் வாலாஜாவில் இருந்து சோளிங்கர் செல்லும் சாலையில் சுமார் 3 கி.மீ. தொலைவில் கீழ்ப்புதுப்பேட்டையில் அமைந்துள்ளது ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி ஆரோக்ய பீடம். ஸ்ரீதன்வந்திரி பகவானைப் பிரதானமாகக் கொண்டு 63 சந்நிதிகள், 468 சித்தர்கள் சந்நிதி போன்றவை இந்த பீடத்தில் அமைந்துள்ளன. சுற்றுச்சூழல் மற்றும் பராமரிப்புக்காக இதுவரை இரு ஐ.எஸ்.ஓ. (உலகத் தரச் சான்றிதழ்) விருதுகளை இந்த பீடம் பெற்றுள்ளது. இதன் மூலமாக ஸ்ரீ முரளிதர ஸ்வாமிகள் இத்தாலி நாட்டின் மிலோனோ பல்கலைக்கழகம் (Alternative Medicine by Spiritual Science) வழங்கிய ‘Dr' பட்டமும் பெற்றுள்ளார்.

Herbal medicine distribution on all Sundays

It used to happen only during Amavasai and Pournami and during the nakshatrams Thiruvonam, Astham and Swathi at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, Vellore district. But it will happen every Sunday now. We are talking about the distribution of herbal medicine (mooligai marundhu), on the suggestion of Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, that is believed to cure any disease. The medicine, that is prepared on a base of honey (then), is usually folded in a betel leaf and given to all devotees. In the case of little kids, it is applied on their tongue. This medicine, which devotees say has been very helpful in fighting diseases, would be distributed only between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on Sundays - no matter how long the queue. Since it is on the directions of the Swamigal that it is being distributed, it could be halted any time.

Dream drives kalasam sponsor to Peedam

What you do to others comes back to you – just at the time you need it. This is a new lesson that one can learn from the experience of founder of Walajapet Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal! The story goes back about 1 ½ years. The family of Mr Sundaresa Mudaliar and Mrs Lakshmi Ammal were building a Murugan temple on the foothills of the Bhairavar Malai, near Latheri, where the farmer lived. He had been blessed with 15 children, 12 of them girls and three, boys. Now only half the family survives – Mr Sundaresa Mudaliar died in 2002 while the temple work was in progress – there are seven of them living, one of them a male. The surviving siblings, Mrs Kuppabhai, Miss Rajeswari, Miss Manohari, Miss Sulochana, Miss Rani, Miss Lalitha, Mr Chandrasekharan and his wife Renukadevi, decided to complete their father’s temple project and put their heart and soul into it.

1,00,008 Danvantri Mahamantra Homam, Japam

The gopuram atop the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, is being restored after it was struck by lightning. While civil works are on atop the gopuram, Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal is doing some ‘ground’ work. With his blessings, 1,00,008 Danvantri Maha Mantra Homam and Japam is being conducted at the Peedam for the successful completion of the gopuram project, for the safety and welfare of the sevathris and devotees who throng the temple and for the wellbeing of the families of those contributing to the project. The velvi is being conducted by renowned Sivachariars: Bhairavar Upasakar Sri T Gnanasambanda Sivachariar, Sri Rajappa Sivachariar from Arni, Sri Raju Sivachariar from Walajapet, Sri Arunachala Sivachariar from Vellore, Sri Balaji Sivachariar from Arni, Sri Sridhar Sivachariar from Chennai, Sri Umasudhan Sivachariar from Vellore, Sri Ramesh Sivachariar from Cheyyar, Sri Ravi Sivachariar from Narayanavalam, Sri Manikanda Sivachariar from Arni, Sri Ramu Sivachariar from Chennai, Sri Gopal Dikshitar from Mannargudi, Sri Prasanna Ramaswamy from Mannargudi and Sri Ramaswamy Iyengar from Mannargudi. “Nai uruvi, nel pori and other special dhiraviums would be used for the homam that is being conducted for kshatru nasam, to ward off dushta devatas and for the welfare of the world,” said the Swamigal.

Gopuram renovation work begins

At sharp 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, work began on the restoration of the Sri Danvantri Bhagwan gopuram that was struck by lightning on October 7 night at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. The work has been entrusted to Sivapuram Sthapathi Murugan and his 10-man team. They dismantled the damaged kalasam and quickly set up the scaffolding. Their urgency is understandable as they have just 19 days to complete the task as the samprokshanam has been slated for October 29, 2012 by Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. "This is the best time for devotees to worship Sri Danvantri Bhagwan as there is only thailabhishekam for him. No alankaram. It is a rare sight and one that comes only once a year," explained the Swamigal. He added that Sri Danvantri Bhagwan would be found in this kolam till the samprokshanam. After the gopuram was hit by lightning that led to extensive damage not just to the tower but also the make-shift roof fixed around the sanctum sanctorum, the Swamigal is planning to instal a lightning conductor. "The lightning conductor would cost around Rs 3 lakh. I would be happy if devotees come forward to do this kaingaryam," appealed the Swamigal.

Swamigal overcomes challenges

It would be a testing time for any ordinary human being: After Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal decided on the 74 Bhairavar homam, he and the Peedam have been plagued by tribulations. First came the commandment to visit the Atta Veeratta temples and have darshan of other Bhairavars (the Swamigal accomplished this with a whirlwind tour); second came the 'lightning attack' on the gopuram adorning the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Danvantri Bhagwan on the night before the Bhairavar homams were to be conducted; a day after the Swamigal decided to restore the damaged gopuram, a short circuit burnt the three-phase wire connection in the Peedam; and to crown in all the Swamigal's dhoti caught fire in a temple. Any normal human being would be thoroughly demoralised by the series of setbacks. But not Swamigal with his deep-rooted faith that nothing happens without the will of the Lord. He remains his cheerful self and is going about his duties as head of the Peedam and a guru to the satisfaction of the devotees who continue to throng the Peedam at Walajapet, Vellore district. The Swamigal, without a bit of rancour or sadness, said, "I can only conclude that the Lord is protecting me from bigger danger. I can sense that. And he probably wants me to improve the facilities in the Peedam and that is why he caused the gopuram debris to damage the asbestos sheet running around the sanctum sanctorum. And I would probably have to improve the electricity connections."

Vallalar avatar day celebrated

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam in Walajapet, Vellore district, is also home to a number of gurus of India. There are separate shrines for Sai Baba, Guru Raghavendra, Ramana Maharishi, Seshadri Swamigal, Kuzhanthai Ananda Swamigal, Guru Nanak, Mahavir, Buddha, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam's Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Vallalar Ramalinga Adigalar. Apart from honouring these gurus, their jayanthis are also celebrated in the Peedam. Says Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, "We remember all the gurus on their avatar days." Sunday, October 7, 2012 was the avatar day of Vallalar Ramalinga Adigalar. In spite of the Peedam bustling with the mega 74 Bhairavar homam, Vallalar's jayanthi was celebrated in a traditional way. There was a special abhishekam and homam for the apostle of non-violence. And after the special poojas, neivedhyam that included kanji, was offered and distributed among the devotees. The Gnanaguru has not just given a place in his Peedam for the other gurus but also beseeches their blessings for the sake of the devotees.

Lord Danvantri gets Himself new gopuram

It was because he had been told that there would be obstacles in the path of anybody wanting to conduct a Bhairavar homam and that in his case it would be even more challenging as he was performing homam for 74 Bhairavars, Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal had made elaborate poojas. He had rushed to have a darshan of 21 Bhairavars and appeased the Muneeswarar and Vana Durga deities in the Peedam before embarking on the mega 74 Bhairavar homam on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Everything was proceeding according to plan till it started pouring on Saturday evening – it had been part of the mass prayer in the morning. But the torrential rain almost washed away all the preparations for the Bhairavar homam. Having made up their mind that they would have to redo all the arrangements early next morning, the Swamigal and the staff retired for the night. But then came a bolt from the blue – lightning struck the gopuram crowning the presiding deity – Sri Danvantri Bhagwan’s sanctum sanctorum. The lightning bolt had been so powerful that it had neatly cut chunks of brick and mortar on the northern portion of the gopuram and the debris pierced the asbestos sheet that protects devotees doing pradakshanam of the sanctum sanctorum.

Swaminathan releases ‘Ananda Vaazhkkai’

With the blessings of Lord Danvantri, the presiding deity of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, and Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the book ‘Ananda Vaazhkkai’ was released on Sunday, October 7, 2012 during the mega 74 Bhairavar homam. A whole galaxy of VIPs participated in the homam and the book release function. The book, penned by Kavignar S. Ilakkumipathi, was released by famous religious writer P Swaminathan. Former Union minister R Velu, TV serials director Thiruchelvan, Kollimalai Siddhar, among other dignitaries, received copies of the book. Speaking before the book release function, Mr Velu gave a moving story about how he was ‘connected’ with Bhairavar and that was why he was participating in the homam. He had been to Kasi with his family 16 years ago and worshipped at the Kaal Bhairavar temple. The sacred black thread that he had tied around his hand 16 years ago was still where he had first tied it – around his right hand! Even though his wife would sometimes ask him to remove the worn out thread, he would refuse to do so. So, he said, it was right that he should participate in the first-time-in-the-world 74 Bhairavar homam.

Homams out in the open

In preparation for the 74 Bhairavar homam at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, a special set of homams was performed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Starting at 10 a.m., Vana Durga homam, Nava Kannikai homam, Muneeswarar homam and Sani Shanthi homam were all performed out in the open in the lush green moolilgai vanam (herbal garden) of the Peedam under the gentle guidance of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. It was a special day for Muneeswarar who was given an abhishekam with his favourite alcohol but the pooja was sathveegam, says the Swamigal. Hundreds of women applied turmeric and kumkum on the herbal plants in the mooligai vanam and performed raksha bandhan for the trees and plants with special importance being given to vanni, vilvam and nelli trees during the doopam, deepam pooja. For the Nava Kannikai pooja, nine different varieties of offerings were made and women performed pongal padayal. Raksha bandhan was performed by the women devotees for the athi maram found behind the Nava Kannikais and 10 pumpkin bali was offered. “Muneeswaran is our kula deivam. But we have not done any special poojas for him. We are so happy that the Swamigal has taken the effort to appease our family deity with this homam,” gushed the hundreds of devotees who had gathered for the homams. The Swamigal, who gave his arulurai at the end of the homams and sent up a joint prayer with the devotees for good rain, was equally happy that the devotees were happy with the poojas. It was then annadhanam time for the gathering at 12 Noon. The special invitees for the homams were Mr Kota Sivakumar and family from Bangalore, Mr V Gopalakrishna Chettiar and family from Bangalore, Mr Prakash of Chennai, Mr Rajasekhar of Ooty and Mr Shekar of Erode. The team of Sivachariars was led by Rajappa Sivachariar. The prayers for rain did not go in vain: It started pouring in the evening in the area and completely ruined the preparations for the next day’s 74 Bhairavar homa

‘Ananda Vaazhkkai’ book release function

With the blessings of Lord Danvantri, the presiding deity of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, and Peedam founder, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the book ‘Ananda Vaazhkkai’ would be released on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The book, penned by Kavignar S Ilakkumipathi, would be released by famous religious writer Swaminathan. The first copy would be received by TV serials director Thiruchelvan.

Swamigal plea for total prohibition

The founder of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, got a chance to meet the press at Thanjavur while he was on a tour of the Atta Veeratta temples ahead of the mega 74 Bhairavar homam being planned to be held at the Peedam on Sunday, October 7, 2012. He not only spread the word to the world that the 74 Bhairavar homam was being conducted at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam for the welfare of the devotees who participate in it, but also spoke on a variety of subjects.

Commandments before Bhairavar homam

It was during the 108 Ganapathy homams – which itself was a unique celebration – at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam that Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamgial got the ‘message’ that the next mega homam should be devoted to Bhairavar. It was then decided to hold the homam for 74 Bhairavars on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Peedam. The Swarnakarshana Bhairavar and Kala Bhairavar, installed in the Peedam, would be part of the homam in addition to the 64 Bhairavars and Ashta Bhairavar.

Annabhishekam for Rahu-Kethu

On account of Purattasi Pournami, a special Rahu-Kethu homam was performed on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. The Rahu-Kethu idol is by far the most unique in the world: It infuses the head of Kethu with the headless body of Rahu. The idol was installed in the Peedam after it was taken in kari valam around Tamil Nadu. It enjoyed milk abhishekam performed by hundreds of devotees before it was installed in the Peedam under the guidance of founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Samigal. The Swamigal has been instilling the fact in his devotees that the Rahu-Kethu in the Peedam is actually a remover of obstacles and sarpa dosha. On September 29, in keeping with the tradition of the Peedam, annabhishekam was performed for the astrologically strong duo of the Navagrahas. As it is believed that offering cooked rice on a Full Moon day between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. would cure one of digestive disorders, annabhishekam was performed on Saturday evening. The rice was later distributed not just as prasadam to the devotees but also as a healing agent.

27 Nakshatra homam on Sept 29

The 27 Nakshatra parihara homam is an integral part of the worship at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam founded by Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal at Walajapet. This parihara homam, along with Rahu-Kethu homam, would be performed at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, this being a Full Moon Day (Pournami). Those suffering from any dosham in their star (Nakshatram) or Rahu-Kethu dosham would do well to participate in the homam that would drive away the malefic effect of the stars and help them lead a better life. There are special homa kundams for each star at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam and the right vriksham (plant) that would go with each star. There is also a unique representation of Rahu and Kethu, infused as one idol, on the premises of the Peedam.

Special Pradosham pooja on Sept 27

Giving form to his idea of venerating the Siddhars of this land, Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has installed 468 Sivalingams to depict the Siddhars. On September 27, Thursday, Pradosham would be celebrated in a grand manner at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam. The day would be marked by special abhishekam for Sri Maragadeeswarar and poojas in the evening. Special abhishekam would be performed for the 468 Siddhars, represented by Sivalingams in a beautiful formation on the premises of the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, and special prayers held on the occasion.

First Saturday of Purattasi

The first Saturday of the Tamil month of Purattasi (September 22, 2012) was a day of piety and prayer and also pomp and splendour at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet. As Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal has been instilling in his devotees from before the founding of the Peedam, Lord Danvantri is Lord Vishnu Himself. The God of Medicine is celebrated as Lord Vishnu would be celebrated in any Vaishnavite temple with special abhishekams, alankarams and homams during this auspicious month dedicated to Him. Here is a picture of the main Danvantri deity at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, all decked up to welcome His devotees into His embrace with his grace and charm on the first Saturday of Purattasi this year.

Grand celebration of Vinayaka Chathurthi

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam conducted Uchishta Ganapathy homam with Ashta draviyam at the Peedam on September 19 as part of the Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations. A special Abishekam with 15 items, along with Neivadayams and Aaraadhana, in the presence of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr.Murlidhara Swamigal was also conducted.

Santhana Gopala yagam for progeny

Devotees turned up with fond hopes and unshakeable faith to the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, on September 15, 2012, to participate in the Santhana Gopala yagam that is performed on the second Saturday of every month of the English calendar for those seeking children. Held with the blessings of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the couples first participated in the homam that was performed by renowned Sivachariars. After the ceremonial homam, there was the endearing ritual that made the devotees' heart beat in anticipation. They were given a chance to rock the beautiful idol of Navaneetha Krishnan and pray for progeny. The couples participated with great hope and reverence in these rituals.

Danvantri Homam held on Teachers Day

With the divine blessings and spiritual guidance of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, arrangements were made by the Danvantri Family for performance ofDanvantri Homam for the welfare of teachers, lecturers, professors and their families for a disease- and disorder-free life atSri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district onTeachers Day on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal had arranged for this Danvantri Homam as a token of respect for teachers all over the world and for their families’ welfare. The Danvantri homam began at 10 a.m. and was followed by special archanai and aarathi for Lord Danvantri. This was followed by charitable activities and mass prayer culminating in annadhanam.

Dakshina Kali Homam performed on Sept 9

With the divine blessings and spiritual guidance of KAYILAI GNANAGURU DR. SRI MURALIDHARA SWAMIGAL, arrangements were made by the Danvantri family for performance of DAKSHINA KALI HOMAM at Danvantri Peedam, Walajapet on Sunday, 9th September 2012 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for global welfare and human well-being. The DAKSHINA KALI HOMAM was performed by renowned Sri Aruna Sivachariar and Sri Balaji Sivachariar for the first time in the one and only Universal Peedam ‘Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam’ at Walajapet. This homam was a part of the ‘365 DAYS 365 HOMAM’ being performed at Danvantri Peedam from 26th April 2012 onwards.

74 Bairavar homam on Oct 7

With the divine blessings and spiritual guidance of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, arrangements are being made by the Danvantri Family for the performance of homam for 74 Bairavars at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, on Sunday, October 7, 2012 on the eve of Kaalaashtami that falls on October 8, 2012. This homam for 74 Bairavars (64 Bairavars, Ashta (8) Bairavars, Kaala Bairavar and Swarnakarshana Bairavar) will be performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Rajalakshmi Hall, Danvantri Peedam, in 74 homakundams by 74 Sivachariars with 74 herbs, 74 silk dhotis, 74 varieties of sweets, flowers, fruits, kalasas, deepas, pumpkins, etc.

Dakshina Kali Homam at DAP on Sept 9

Arrangements are being made by Danvantri family for performance of DAKSHINA KALI HOMAM at Danvantri Peedam, Walajapet on Sunday, 9th September 2012 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for global welfare and human well-being. The DAKSHINA KALI HOMAM will be performed by the well renowned Sri Aruna Sivachariar and Sri Balaji Sivachariar for the first time in the one and only Universal Peedam ‘Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam’ at Walajapet. This homam is a part of the ‘365 DAYS 365 HOMAM’ being performed at Danvantri Peedam from 26th April 2012 onwards.

Danvantri Homam on Teachers Day

With the divine blessings and spiritual guidance of Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, arrangements are being made by the Danvantri Family for performance of Danvantri Homam for the welfare of teachers, lecturers, professors and their families for a disease- and disorder-free life at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district on Teachers Day that falls on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. Teachers mould the lives that they influence because the lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout their life. We should always respect our teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their work is appreciated.

24-Hour Akanda Homam at Danvantri Peedam

A 24-Hour AKANDA HOMAM (NON-STOP) 27 HOMAMS will be held, starting from 5 p.m. on October 27, 2012, and ending at 5 p.m. on October 28, 2012. This is the first time in the world that such an AKANDA HOMAM would take place. This homam is performed for timely rains, world peace, global welfare, human well-being, disease-free world by Kaylai Gnanaguru Dr. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.

108 Ganapathy Homams performed

108 Ganapathi homams were performed, for the first time ever, on September 1 & 2 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district. A special guest was Tamil Nadu Minister Mohammed Jan, who also inaugurated the new look official web site of the Peedam, dhanvantripeedam.com, in the presence of the Peedam’s founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal on September 1, 2012. Another special guest was Dharmapuram Aadheenam Trust head Sri Kumaraswamy Thambiran The event was attended by a large number of devotees.

Ratha Yaathirai to protect Cauvery

Nineteen Sadhus got together to undertake a ‘Protect the Sanctity of Cauvery River’ campaign that began in Karnataka and concluded at Poompuhar on November 13, 2011. They undertook a Ratha Yaathirai which visited several spots in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to drive home the message.

TN Minister launches Dhanvantripeedam.com

Tamil Nadu Minister for Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare Thiru.Mohammed Jan launched new look official website of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet on Sept 1

Chandi Homam celebrated

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, celebrated Chandi homam in a grand manner over two days from August 30 (Thursday), 2012 at 5 p.m. A note from the peedam, founded by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, said Veda Prarthanai, Guru vandhanam, Sri Vigneswara pooja, maha sankalpam, kalasa sthapanam, Devatha aavahanam, Aavarana archanai, Chandi parayanam, Lalitha Sahasranama parayanam, 64 Yoginis and 64 Bairavars bali pooja, were performed, ending at 9 p.m. on the first day. The main homam started at 9 a.m. August 31 (Friday), 2012, performed by renowned Sivachariars from all over Tamil Nadu.

Danvantri Utsavar in Chennai

Danvantri, Sudarsana and Lakshmi homam were performed on July 25 and July 26, 2012 at the 16th year Nama Sankeerthanam Mela at Mahalakshmi Kalyana Mandapam (behind Raakhi theatre), near Ambattur bus stand, Chennai. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, founder of Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, had made elaborate arrangements for the homams.

Danvantri Peedam Raghavendra Aradhana

The Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, famous for not just its non-stop homams for human welfare but also installing the idols of various gurus that India is famous for, celebrated the 341st aradhana of Guru Raghavendra from August 3 to 5, 2012. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the founder of the peedam that is situated at Walajapet, in Vellore district, has installed a 4-foot, mesmerising Guru Raghavendra idol at the peedam. The unique feature of this idol is that never before has the Guru been depicted with Kamadhenu, the celestial cow.

Gokulashtami at Danvantri Peedam

The enchanting, 2-foot-high, crawling Navaneetha Krishna stone idol at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, was the scene of celebration of Gokulashtami or Krishna Jayanthi on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Sculpted by Loganathan Sthapathy of Mahabalipuram, Navaneetha Krishna is carved in a crawling position and lies on a stone cradle that hangs by four chains. It gives immense pleasure to the devotees who arrive there reverentially to worship Lord Danvantri, to also rock little Krishna’s cradle.

Chance of lifetime at Danvantri Peedam

It was the chance of a lifetime for many devotees as they could perform vibhoothi abhishekam for their favourite deity, Lord Karthigai Kumaran, at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, during the Aadi Karthigai festival on Friday, August 10, 2012. Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the founder of the peedam, has always believed in bringing God and his devotees closer. This vibhoothi abhishekam for Lord Muruga is only one example of such a plan.

Bharat Matha pooja at Danvantri Peedam

For others, she is just Bharat Matha: but at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam at Walajapet, Vellore district, she is celebrated as a form of Shakthi and Bhoomi Thaayar. As per the directions of peedam founder, Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, the 4-foot-high stone idol, sculpted by Loganatha Sthapathy of Mahabalipuram, stands with the India map as backdrop and holding an India flag. It is a matter of interest that regular poojas are being performed to the idol and thus it was a special pooja during Independence Day.

Danvantri Peedam Sudarsana Homam

Maha Sudarsana homam began at the Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, on August 25 (Saturday), 2012 and ended with maha poornahuthi on August 26 (Sunday), 2012.

108 Ganapathi Homams

In a first-of-its-kind effort, 108 Ganapathi homams will be performed on September 1 & 2 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, Vellore district, on the instructions of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. The Swamigal’s idea is to give an opportunity for everyone to perform this 108 Ganapathi homam. He has arranged for 108 Sivachariars to perform the homam. There will be one Sivachariar per family, exclusive homakundam, nivedhanam and poornahuthi. Homam for 4 Ganapathis will be performed in the general homakundam, enabling all devotees to take part in this homam. Sankalpam will be performed for all participants individually and in the common homam also.

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