The meaning and purpose of popular Sanskrit Mantras and prayers and episodes from the Indian Epic Ramayana will be among the subjects of a series of discourses by a visiting Vedic Scholar and Mystic.
Dr Samavedam Shanmukha Sharma will have a hectic schedule of meetings and discourses in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton, evincing the interest of Telugu-speaking people. The sheer power of the Mantras are likely to attract even those who do not speak the language but share the spiritual experience of the 51-year-old man of lore.
Sangeetha Bharathi Charitable Trust is organising his visit to New Zealand.
Managing Trustee Govardhan Mallela said that his Trust is proud of the support by Sri Balaji Temple ( Hamilton), Sree Venkateswara Swamy Temple (Wellington), New Zealand Telugu Association, Telangana Association of New Zealand and Telangana Jagruthi New Zealand, all based in Auckland.
Following is the Programme:
Auckland: Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, at 6 pm on March 3, March 9, March 22, March 23 and March 24, 2019
Hamilton: Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street at 2 pm on March 10, 2019
Wellington: Randwick School, 59 Randwick Road, Moera, Lower Hutt at 6 pm on March 16 and March 17, 2019.
About Dr S S Sharma
A prominent Scholar in Hindu literature, Master of the Puranas, Ithihasa (Religious History or Epic) and Vedas, and a profound speaker, Dr Sharma was born Asika (known as the ‘Sugar City) in the State of Odisha. Although a graduate with an Honours Degree in Economics, his proclivities towards religion and spirituality encouraged him to establish ‘Bharatiya Manasa Patrika,’ a devotional magazine in Telugu.
His penchant to spread the values of Hinduism with all its manifestations of scriptures and other treasures, led him to establish ‘Rushipeetham’ to propagate and enhance culture, religious, spiritual and human values and reinforce the spirit of ‘Indianness.
Dr Sharma is a prominent speaker on Hindu Dharma in many Telugu TV Channels for the past 15 years. His discourses are on specialised topics such as ‘Sivanandalahari,’ ‘Sree Mata Vaibhavam,’ ‘Bhagavatam,’ ‘Sundara Kandam,’ ‘Lalitha Sahasranamam,’ ‘Vishnu Sahasranamam,’ ‘Aditya Hridayam,’ ‘Bhagavad Geetha’ and ‘Rudra Namaka Chamakam.’
‘Rushipeetham’ means ‘Bharatha Bhumi,’ the land of seers and sages.
Several centuries ago, seers of yore perceived that knowledge cannot be grasped by senses through their power of penance. They brought forth secular and spiritual knowledge, wishing the universal well-being and happiness.
Dr Sharma said that the hidden eternal values, latent knowledge, unknown pearls of wisdom must be searched, channelised and manifested by assimilating India’s greatness.
“Rushipeetham Charitable Trust came into being, shouldering this Herculean task, accepting it as a humble duty and responsibility towards that cultural renaissance. The strong feelings of Godly devotion and patriotism in him found expression as Rushipeetham, the voice that echoes the eternal values of Indianness,” Dr Sharma said.
“Almighty God is our Eternal Pontiff. Human personalities can never head this perpetual legacy and remain as its humble, duty bound servants,” he added.
Aims and Objectives
The Trust has been established to perform selﬂess service.
It aims to explore, experiment and express through service, research and publications and enlighten the people. It will honour scholars of various Indian studies and promote research in various fields of Indian science.
For more information, please contact Govardhan Mallela on 021-1455708, Ravi on 021-1762432 or Srikanth Vanka on 021-1762432.
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