"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Short Description

The 14th Annual Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram will be held during the auspicious Margasheersha, from 18th December 2015 to 27th December 2015 in Paralikad Naimishaaranyamthe sacred precincts of Tacchanatthukavu Devi Temple  Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan will be jointly conducting the event.



It is pleasing to announce that the 15th Annual Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram will be held during the auspicious Margasheersha, from 23rd December 2016 to 01st January 2017 in Paralikad Naimishaaranyam, the sacred precincts of Tacchanatthukavu Devi Temple  Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan will be jointly conducting the event.

Devotees from urban and rural areas would assemble daily in Naimishaaranyam from morning to evening, to listen to the expositions by various Scholars and Saints. Thousands of men and women fondly look forward to this 10-day Vijnaana Mahotsava, intended to imbue inner values and vision in the listeners.

Sreemad Bhaagavatam holds that Knowledge of the Supreme Truth is the only means to deliver human mind from the taapa-trayaas, the three-fold afflictions of the world. Distinct from the usual Sreemad Bhaagavata Saptaahams, the Tattva Sameeksha Satram aims to instill deeper wisdom, universal values and rational thinking through the profound thoughts of the great holy Text. The objective is being fulfilled to a greater degree every time.

In addition to the 5 lectures daily, Śreemad Bhāgavata pārāyaṇam (recital) will be conducted on all the ten days. Some English talks are also planned on 28th, 29th and 30th, especially for the participants coming from other States and abroad.

On Dec 26 Monday, 5155 students would participate in a collective Vishnusahasranaama Japotsava commemorating the 5155th year of Vishnusahasranaama stotra, the sterling cultural legacy bequeathed by Bheeshma to Yudhishthira. The session would begin by 9 in the morning and conclude after prasada distribution by around 1 o’ clock. Last year more than 5000 students participated in the chorus chanting (Watch the video).

Vishnu Sahasranaama Saarvajaanika Yajna  will be on the last day. It was 5155 years ago that Viṣṇu-sahasranāma was imparted to Yudhiṣṭhira by great grandfather Bheeshma. Those who are unable to sit on the floor will also be able to participate in this mahotsava, with special facilities being made for sitting on the chair and performing archanā with akshata on plates distributed for the purpose.

With the intention of ensuring prosperity, unity, inner strength and welfare for one and all, thousands of people from India and abroad will assemble at Naimishaaranyam and collectively participate in Vishnu Sahasranaama archana and havan from 9 a.m. on 01st. The program will conclude by 2 pm with distribution of prasada.

We earnestly wish that you participate in this most benedictory event – mentally, materially or otherwise – and gain lasting blessings. We request that you also inform your relatives, friends and well-wishers about the event, so that the holy endeavour will be further strengthened and extended.

Main events of the Satram:

1.    Daily Mahaganapathy Homam, Veda Recital, Special Poojas.

2.    Moolam Paaraayanam (Bhaagavata Shloka Recital - the complete original text)

3.    More than 30 renowned Bhaagavata / Spiritual scholars will discourse

4.    Arrangement for various offerings at the Satram venue

5.    Sreekrishnaavataaram – Colourful Procession

6.    Rukminswayamvaram - Colourful Procession

7.    Vishnu Sahasranama Yajna - with participation of over 1000 devotees

8.    Yajnaprasada for all devotees

9.    Essay writing competition

10.  Prasanga matsaram (speech competition)

This year, the śloka recitation will be based on Bhaagavatam 2nd Skandha, 7th Chapter. 1st ten shlokas will be for the juniors and seniors will recite shlokas 26 to 46. Devotion of Akrura and advice of Rishabha will be the essay topics. Elocution competition will be on the story of Krishna, the Vrindavan boy putting Indra to shame and also Mahabali's sacrifice of Kingdom.

The 10-day holy event calls for extensive arrangements, which include anna-dāna for thousands of devotees, hosting speakers and visitors, erecting pandal of over 60,000 sq. feet, etc. Spiritual endeavours (lokasaṅgraha) like these are enabled only with the fond participation and support of devotees and well-wishers the world over.


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