were the three magic words uttered by Parama Pujya Parijnanashram Swamiji III when He bestowed mantra-deeksha upon a fledgling initiate who had no idea of how that Blessing would one day open joyful avenues of sadhana and seva under the loving Guidance of our present Mathadhipati Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji. Asha Awasthi’s frank and in-depth narrative is sure to inspire many sadhaka-s to discover the manifold joys and fulfillment seva gifts... (October 2019)
Our revered Guru-Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji has been very keen that all members of the Chitrapur Saraswat samaj should learn to converse in Sanskrit. This detailed report by SUJATA HALDIPUR, on behalf of Girvanapratishtha - the Department of Sanskrit Studies, Shri Chitrapur Math, will tell you in how many ways the growing band of devoted teachers is trying to acquaint us with the incomparable sweetness and the innumerable gems in the vast treasury of our January 2019
If you do not know Sanskrit and yet discover joyfully that you can understand many words in the text below, it is because Sanskrit is the treasure-house of all the root-words from which many regional languages have arrived at their individual vocabulary. A day-long Shivir was held recently in Mumbai to enable students to sharpen their conversational skills in Sanskrit. Presenting Sheetal Chandaver's report on the stimulating event in flawless DEVABHASHA (August 2019)
What made Bhavanishanker Kandlurmam donate a silver mantap for the utsava murti of Lord Bhavanishankar during Kanakanjali –the 50th birthday-commemoration of our Mathadhipati Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji? The story of a man who journeyed from Puttur to Zurich without leaving his roots behind Photo credits - Jaikishan Kandlur (July 2019)
Prarthana- a unique global platform for growing children, was initiated with the Blessings of our Beloved Mathadhipati Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji. It aims at strengthening the root-identity of Chitrapur Saraswat children and subtly, through a variety of attractive creative packages, promotes positivity and knowledge about our precious cultural inheritance. Prarthana has 35 centres the world over, around 260 students and 79 dedicated and loving teachers.
Nine-year-old SAYUJ KALYANPUR from the Prarthana Varg participated joyfully in a Seva Saptah at Karla recently. With a little help from mother Sangeeta, Sayuj shares his experiences in this interesting essay Photo credits - Padmini Balsekar (June 2019)