Malayalam Sree Maha Bhagavatha Parayanam in Chennai
By Praveen Shanker Pillai via http://praveen-shanker-pillai.blogspot.in published on February 12, 2017
For the first time, outside Kerala, Bhaagavatham is being read in Malayalam.
In Kerala, Ramayanam has been read in the local language, Malayalam, in the “Kilippattu” form of Adhyaatma Ramayanam composed by the legendary Tunjathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan. However, we were reading the Bhaagavatham or the story of Bhagawaan SreeKrishna in Sanskrit, a language that is no longer understood by the teeming masses.
As a result of strenuous effort spread over a long period of time, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, popularly known as Mahaakavi Akkitham, translated Vyasa Bhaagavatham into simple Malayalam language. Mahaakavi Akkitham has been divinely inspired to match Vyaasa Bhaagavatham verse for verse.
Ezhuthachan is credited with popularizing the language Malayalam through his works and is widely regarded as the Bhashapithavu of Malayalam.
Through his Malayalam verse translation of Vyaasa Bhaagavatham, Akkitham has joined the ranks of spiritual luminaries like Ezhuthan, Tulsidas and Surdas. For, Akkitham, a Padmasri is no adornment. On the contrary, Akkitham has honoured Padmasri by accepting it last month, February 2017.
For the first time, outside Kerala, Bhagavatham ACHYUTHAM 2017 brings Bhagavatha praarayanam in Malayalam. This mega event of ‘Srimad Bhaagavatha Gnaana Yajnam’ is being conducted in Chennai at the Egmore Ayyappa Temple Auditorium.
The Inaugural Ceremony was on held 5thFebruary. The Bhaagavagtha Gnaana Yajnam is conducted from 6th to 18thFebruary from 6:30 AM to 6 PM. After deeparaadhana, the Yajna Achaaryan gives his discourse based on various Upanishads. The concluding ceremonies will be held on the last day, Sunday 19thFebruary till 1 PM.
In this regard, a press meet was conducted to highlight the features of the proposed Bhaagavatha gnana yajnam at the Chennai Press Club, Chepauk on 3rd February 2017. This event was reported in Tamil News papers and Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi.
Verses of Vyaasa Bhaagavatham are being read by followed by Malayalam verses of Akkitham’s Bhagavatham. The Yajna Achaaryan, Shri Kailiyadu Vijayan Master M.A MPhil, gives his discourse based on these verses.
A copy of the Malayalam version of Bhagavatha grantham was received in person from its translator Mahakavi at his Akkitham Mana residence at Kumaranallur, Palakkad District. The local newspapers were present on that auspicious occasion.
The Yajna Aachaaryan was ceremoniously received along with the copy of Akkitham’s Malayalam Bhagavatham at the Temple to the accompaniment of poornakumbham, thaalappoli and vaadyam.
The Bhaagavatha Gnaana Yajnam is being conducted over a period of FOURTEEN DAYS. The concluding day will be held on 19th February 2017.
As we all know, the Srimath Bhaagavatha grantham is the living form of Bhagawaan SreeKrishna. Bhagavatha paarayanam is considered to be an occasion when the Bhagawaan speaks to us. Blessed are those who listen to the Bhagavatha paarayanam.
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