76TH AYYAPPAN FESTIVAL -APPEAL
SRI DHARMA SASTHA UTSAVAM TRUST (REGD)
TATTAMANGALAM, PALAKKAD 678 102
"Om Thath Purushaya Vidmahe, Mahadevaya Dheemahi, Thannah: Sastha Prachodhayath”
Dear devotee, 8th October 2019
Saturday, the 28th of December 2019, will add another chapter to the Sasthapreethi festivals of our village which crossed the milestone of Platinum Jubilee (PJ) last year. With Bhagavathkripa, the PJ celebration witnessed massive participation of villagers. The Trust humbly expresses gratitude to all those who supported the event and made it a grand success.
The 76th Ayyappan festival which is scheduled to be held from 18th of December to 29th December 2019 will be of 12 days duration. The schedule of the feature of religious events has been slightly altered in view of the Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahanam) on 26.12.2019. The Purushasooktha Homam which is usually held on the last Thursday prior to Sasthapreethi is scheduled to be conducted on 19th December (Thursday). In addition to the regular religious events, SrI Sooktha Homam is included in this years’ list and this will be held on 20th December Friday. SrI Sooktha Homam of Devi Lakshmi is conducted for attaining of financial desires and prosperity of all. This auspicious homam is believed to bring good luck, wealth, peace and prosperity in your family and in your life.
We request all devotees to attend the rituals and functions and receive the blessings of Lord Dharmasastha and Lord Santhanagopalakrishnaswamy, the presiding deities. The cultural programme schedule with new items like Sopana Nritham will add fervor to the celebrations. The “Prasada Oottu” on Sasthapreethi day signifying the “Annadanaprabhu” facet of Sri Dharma Sastha, has been receiving increasing response year after year with thousands of devotees participating, without any distinction of caste or creed. The Annadanam Hall which was inaugurated during the PJ Celebrations has been further expanded with added space with a view to provide best facilities during the Oottu.
You may be aware that we had constituted a Nithyapooja Fund (NPF) Corpus in 2013, to which many of our devotees have contributed. The escalation in the cost for the day to day administration of our temples vis-à-vis the dwindling returns from the Fund due to ever decreasing interest rates in the banks have set us new challenges and the time has come to further strengthen the corpus by augmenting the fund. We seek your patronage for the same and any devotee who is yet to be part of the NPF may contact the SDSUT for the same and the contributions can be sent through Account Payee cheque to SDSUT or transferred to our SB Account No: 0077053000000401 with South Indian Bank , Tattamangalam, IFSC SIBL0000077 under intimation to us with the Date of pooja, Name, Star, Gothram, etc.
Contributions for the 76th Ayyappan Festival could also be sent through wire NEFT/RTGS to: STATE BANK OF INDIA TATTAMANGALAM 678102 SB A/C NO: 67145941231 IFSC CODE SBIN0070788 or could be handed over/sent to any of our Trustees or representatives who are doing the service in mobilizing funds for the festival. In case you wish to sponsor any religious event, kindly mention the details such as Name, Star, Gothra and the name of the event in the e-mail or in the letter forwarding the cheque. [Our Email: sdsutrust@ gmail.com]
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa
Yours ever In the service of Lord Dharmasastha,
CHAIRMAN SDSU TRUST
No.66, Singarachari Street,
Triplicane CHENNAI 600005
MOB: 9381 009232
Annadhaanam is a
unique scheme among all donations. Nothing predominates it. By donating to
Annadhaanam, people get moksha. ‘
Creatures cannot live without food, hence “giving donations to Annadhaanam will serve as Pranadanam” to the people who are in hungry. Annadhaanam is a sacred activity. It is said that the sacred works done by the people with the energy acquired by food bestows half of its effect to the donor of food and the rest is to that person. Many positive results like this can acquire from the Annadhaanam. You may donate, to feed at least 100 people, by cash or in kinds like vegetables, cereals, oil, rice and other provisions. The Annadhaanam festival starts from 22nd till the end of utsavam on 31st December, 2017.