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Official Website of Srinivasa Kalyanam in USA in May 2010 by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam, an important ritual or ‘Seva’ held at the TirumalaTirupatiVenkateswaraTemple, will be held in May 2010 at SriGuruvayurappanTemple in New Jersey and at SunnyvaleHinduTemple in San Jose. The celestial wedding or seva at New Jersey is on May 1, 2010, Saturday and at San Jose it is on May 9, 2010, Sunday. Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams will be conducting the Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam for the first time in USA.
In Srinivasa Kalyanam ritual, the utsava murti (idol of Lord Balaji used for ritual purpose) is the bridegroom and his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi are the brides in the celestial wedding. The rituals followed in the divine marriage ceremony are similar to those observed during Hindu marriages.You can find more details about the Srinivasa Kalyanam in USA here at the official website – Srinavasakalyanam

Sri Chandrasekhara Swamigal on the Symbolism in the name Rama

There are two powerful ‘Araka Namas’. One is Aum and another is Ram. All mantras have to be prefixed with Aum for obtaining the benefits of those mantras, whereas there is no need to prefix Aum when the name 'Ram' is recited because the name itself is 'Tarka Namam.'Divine poet, composser and singer Tyagaraja, who recited Rama Nama, 960 million times and had His darshan, has said:The life letter of the five letter word ‘Nama Sivaya’ is ‘MA’. Similarly the life letter (Jeevaksharam) of the eight letter word 'Narayanaya' is ‘RA’. It is the combination of these two aksharas (letters) that produced the nama 'RAMA'.

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