Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji’s Atlanta, USA Visit

With the blessings of HH Sri.Sri. Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, Jeeyar Education Trust (JET), Atlanta had the great opportunity to host an event on Saturday 3rd, December, 2016 at Skyland Business Center, Cumming to promote the upcoming grand ceremony of Bhagavad Ramanujacharya’s 1000th birth anniversary “Ramanuja Sahasrabdhi”. Mastero Ghazal Srinivasji accompanied Swamiji and dedicated his time for Swamiji’s mission. This grand ceremony is going to be held in May 2017 at Hyderabad, India. One of the focus of this event was to highlight the congregation of 216 feet statue for Swami Ramanujacharya, appropriately named “Statue of Equality”.

The entire auditorium was electrified by SwamiJi’s arrival, who was zealously received by a throng of devotees. The evening started with a beautiful dance rendition about Swami Ramanujacharya. Students of “Nataraja Natyanjali” school performed a visual representation of how Swami Ramanujacharya preached and propagated Vaishnavism and religious equality.

This dance was followed with a musical performance by “Raganjali” group of more than 50 singers from Atlanta. These spirited singers sang in synchronous melody about Swami Ramanujacharya. This is a preview to the forth coming spectacle of 100,000 singers who are going to perform a similar synchronous singing marvel that we all will see next year at the inauguration ceremony of the for the Swami Ramanujacharya.

The evening continued with the soul stirring ghazal recitation by maestro Dr. Ghazal Srinivas who dedicated his time for Swamiji’s mission. He sang on Ramanujacharya and how he brought equality into the community and uplifted human lives. He also sang few memorable songs from his album, and encouraged everyone to contribute towards Statue of Equality.

The culturally rich activities were followed by extending birthday wishes. Swamiji recently completed 60 years and the sweet, innocent and blossoming kids of Atlanta Prajna showed their love and affection to their Acharya sharing the stage with Him to sing Happy Birthday.
As a highlight to the program, Sri. Chinna Jeeyar Swami took the stage and talked about “Bhooloka Vaikuntam” and “Ramanuja Saharsabdhi”. Swamiji explained about the ongoing plans for the project and invited everyone to join hands as a service to the completion of the grand statue for Ramanujacharya.
The whopping turnout, against the inclement external weather conditions of cold chilly rain, only shows the power of the Inner Calling. This event attended by more than 1000 people, was a great success.

JET Atlanta team would like to place on record, their heartfelt thanks to all of the attendees, without whom, the spirit of the program could not have been maintained and all the generous donors who so graciously donated to the solemn Cause taken up by Swamiji.

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