Ashramam News

Srimad Andavan delivers academic lecture at Madras University

Chennai, 25 January 2020   The Department of Vaishnavism at the University of Madras had invited Srimad Srimushnam Chinna Andavan Sri Srivaraha Mahadesikan to deliver a prestigious academic lecture at the University of Madras on 25 January 2020. Srimad Andavan addressed over 50 academics who had assembled to hear him speak on the topic, ‘The …

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Thousands attend 53rd Thirunakshatram celebrations of Srimad Andavan

Several thousands of shishyas and abhimanis (disciples and well-wishers) attended the 53rd Thirunakshatram (star-birthday) celebrations of Srimad Srimushnam Chinna Andavan Srivaraha Mahadesikan on 24th February in Chennai. The celebrations, which had started on 20th February, featured veda-parayanams and divya-prabandha parayanams everyday by scholars who had travelled from all over India. Disciples from all over the …

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Senior disciple of Srimad Andavan attains acharyan thiruvadi

Sri U.Ve. R. Srinivasan Swami, fondly known as R S Mama, departed to attain acharyan-thiruvadi early morning on 12 February 2020. Srinivasan Swami was very closely associated with the Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam for many decades. He had single-handedly set up the Ashramam website, Yahoo groups and Youtube channels, which he had been running and …

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Srimad Andavan joins Vice President and Governor at Chennai book launch

His Holiness Srivaraha Mahadesikan Srimad Srimushanam Chinna Andavan joined the Vice President of India, Sri Venkaiah Naidu and the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Sri Banwarilal Purohit at the launching of the Book, ‘Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam: preserving antiquity for posterity’ in Chennai on 13 July 2019. Addressing the gathering, the Vice President said that it …

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Srimad Andavan gifts svarna-thiruvadi to Varadaraja Perumal

His Holiness Srivaraha Mahadesikan Srimad Srimushanam Chinna Andavan, the current pontiff of the Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam,  gifted a golden foot-armour (svarna thiruvadi) to the main deity (mulavar), Lord Varadaraja Perumal at Kanchipuram on 28th September 2019. He also gifted a golden garment (svarna pitambaram) to the festival deity (utsavar) of Deepa Prakashar Perumal at …

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