Saundarya Lahari Camp Facilitator - Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, is a polyglot with expertise in Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy (Yoga and Advaita Vedanta) with an in-depth understanding of ritualistic and cultural traditions. With a post graduate degree in Advaita Vedanta, Swamiji combines the best of Gurukula learning with academic excellence.
Camp Text: Saundarya Lahari of Sri Adi Sankaracharya
The Saundarya Lahari is a devotional poem of one hundred hymns composed by Sri Adi
Sankaracharya. The poem is divided into two parts – the first part, comprising of verses 1 to 41, is
called the Ananda Lahari, or Wave of Bliss; and verses 42 to 100 comprise the Saundarya Lahari, or
Wave of Beauty.
The hymn, written in the shikharini metre, extols in the Ananda Lahari, the dynamic aspect of
Brahman, as Shakti, manifestations for worship, and the modes of internal meditation. The second
part, the Saundarya Lahari, contains a magnificent exposition of the beauties of the charming form
of the Divine Mother.
Uttaram Mahotsavam is an annual festival celebrated on the Janmanakshatra of Lord Ayyappa. This
year, the festival will be celebrated from 3 to 5 April 2023 with traditional programmes like
Thiruvathira Kali, Kathakali, Kalam Paatu and so on and several pujas and rituals at Chinmaya
Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple, Adi Sankara Nilayam.
Rigveda Sukta Japa and Archana, Kalasha Puja to Lord Ayyappa and other special pujas shall also be
performed to invoke the grace and blessings of Lord Ayyappa.
Dates: 31March to 5 April 2023
Non-AC Accommodation: ₹5000 | US$ 145
AC Accommodation: ₹7500 | US$ 215
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