SRI PURANDHARA DASA ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM
Tirumala, Feb 10, 2013 (P.R.O): The Purandhara Dasa Aradhana Festival took place in Tirumala on Sunday in a ceremonial manner.
Popularly known as “Karnataka Sangeetha Pitamaha”, saint poet of Karnataka Sri Purandhara Dasa penned over 4.75lakh sankeertans on the lines of Saint Poet Annamacharaya, during his life span of 80years.
On the first day on Sunday, the TTD-wing of Dasa Sahitya Project has organised “Sahitya Gosti”, literary programme which began at 8am. JEO Tirumala Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju addressing the devotees at Asthana Mandapam in Tirumala said Purandara Dasa has pioneered bhajana samskriti and became “Kannada Pada Kavitha Pitamaha”. He complimented TTD Dasa Sahitya Project for organinsing Purandhara Dasa Aradhana Mahotsavam in a big way with 3000 bhajan troupes. In his Spiritual address Ragavendra Mutt Seer H.H.Sri Sri Suyeenthendra Theertha Swamy said Sri Purandara dasa has shown the world the Hindu bhakthi cult with bhajana sampradaya. Later Palimar Mutt Seer Sri Sri Vidyadeesha Theertha Swamy said bhajana Sampradaya is the easy way to reach Lord in kaliyoga and purandara dasa gave this boon to the society with his splendid kritis.
Later In the evening at around 6pm, the procession of Lord Malayappa Swamy along with His consorts began from Srivari temple and reached Narayanagiri Gardens. Speaking on this occasion TTD EO Sri L.V.Subramanyam said dasa sahitya originated with a mission to propagate bhakthi cult for the prosperity of the mankind. Purandara Dasa, Annamacharya, Emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya taught the world the essence of spirituality and Hindu Sanathana Dharma with their great literary works.
TTD CV&SO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, Sri Ananda Theerthacharyulu, Spl Officer Dasa Sahithy Project and other officials took part in this religious fete.