Presentation on theme: "SYDNEY SRI AYYAPPA SWAMI CENTRE NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2009"— Presentation transcript:
1 SYDNEY SRI AYYAPPA SWAMI CENTRE NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2009
2 DURAL MOVE UPDATESSabarimala hills is God given natural beauty. When Ayyappan decided to leave the earthly abode and take up his rightful place, he selected the sacred Sabari hills as the spot for his ascent. He bade farewell to his father-on-earth, Panthala Raja and ascended to Sabarimala.In Sydney, Lord Ayyappan was worshipped in Homebush Primary school for about 10 years . Raghunatha Gurukkal had the blessed opportunity to have Ayyappan deity in Flemington Pillaiyar Kovil for last 3 years. It was long lasting wish of every devotee to have a permanent structure for Ayyappan. Though devotees planned to built his temple in Regents Park, Lord Ayyappan chose Dural as his own Shire in Sydney. It seems like with those whisper of winds, silence of forest, fragrance of flowers he is in his homely environment.SSASC organised a two day celebration to mark this Grand event. Raghunatha Gurukkal organised a special Abhishegam on Saturday morning, 22nd of August in Flemington Pillaiyar Kovil.
3 Lord Ayyappan is always adorable Lord Ayyappan is always adorable . But on that special day, Abishegams were done in such a way that one couldn’t stop adoring the beauty of our Panthalabalan.
4 Their service will be marked in Golden words in the History of Sydney Sri Ayyappan
5 August 23rd was the auspicious day decided for Lord Ayyappan’s move to Dural. SSASC organised a small procession to near by temples before going to Dural.
10 Devotees in Dural were eagerly making all arrangements to welcome Lord Ayyappan. Ananya Samarpana took the initiative to dress up the children in different costumes
11 They have put forth amazing efforts again by featuring children as jungle birds, animals, flowers which is the characteristic of Sabarimala
12 While hundreds of devotees were waiting, Lord Ayyappan made his majestic way into Sydney Shri Shiva Sharadha temple, Dural
13 This charming vision of Ayyappan melted everyone’s heart.....
14 As the sacred verses were chanted, divine fragrance penetrated deeper and Lord Ayyappan sat in a majestic incarnate and was taken in procession by devotees
15 Swami Vivekananda says “Heaven and hell are states of mind” Swami Vivekananda says “Heaven and hell are states of mind”. The love and devotion of devotees, along with “Sarana Gosham” created a glimpse of heavenly state in the beautiful surroundings of Dural
16 It was a winter day, but Mother Nature stepped in with all her love and showered her blessings for this Grand occasion
17 SSASC extends our sincere thanks to Hornsby Mayor Mr SSASC extends our sincere thanks to Hornsby Mayor Mr. Nick Berman, Hornsby Councillor Mr. Dilip Chopra & Mrs. Asha Dilip Chopra, Former Director of United Indian Associations - Australasia Enereprises, Mr.Raj Natarajan not only for their gracious presence but also for the support and encouragement
18 Events like this cannot happen overnight Events like this cannot happen overnight. Wheels started to roll couple of weeks ago. SSASC appreciates the team of self motivated and dedicated volunteers who had put forth their immense effort beyond their comfort zones
19 Their spirit, involvement and willingness to take on the completion of task is still on. Now they are in process of cleaning a big area for car park
20 SSASC also extends thanks to all volunteers and donations made towards India Australia Friendship fair fundraising stall on August 9th 2009
21 Lord Ayyappan in Sydney Sri Shiva Sharadha temple Just words can’t express the depth of feeling for the offer made by Sydney Sri Shiva Sharadha temple. Lord Ayyappan has acknowledged their greatness by his presence in their premises.Poojas, Archanas, Homams can be conducted any day during the week. Please contact Mrs. Nadarajah /Ravi Gurukkal /Regular bhajans are conducted every Saturday between 6pm and 7.30 pm every week.For any further enquries please us at