Prajna Annual DaySaturday May 12th 2018
JET California completed yet another year of Prajna Annual day where we showcased the learnings of the kids from several centers of Bay Area.
Summer Camp 2018June 18th to June 22nd 2018
Prajna successfully conducted its one-week summer camp from June 18th to June 22nd in Fremont, California. We had about 25 students registered for the camp. The children learned Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12, did yoga, played games and puzzles, learned about STEM projects and introduction to Algorithms. Overall the children enjoyed the camp and overwhelming parents testimonials at the end of the camp. With this camp we have opened up the registration for the upcoming Prajna academic year. We hope to see your children enroll in Prajna and learn even more about our culture and improve their overall personality through Vedic education
SRI Sita Rama KalyanaMAhotsavam & Sri Rama PattabhishekhamSunday March 25th 2018
With blessings of HH Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and under the supervision of Sudarshana Sriman S. Venkatesan Iyengar Swami and Sri Vikas Swami, we completed two events back to back on a grand scale. Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam was performed with sanctified waters from 5 holy rivers in India and divine garments and special Akshatas were brought from Sri Rama temple in Bhadrachalam. Following the kalyanam was Sri Rama Pattabhishekham and the program was concluded with a divine rath yatra of the divine Sri Rama Parivaram. Close to 700 people attended the event and made it a grand success.
Vilambi nama samvatsara ugadi celebrationsSunday March 18th 2018
As the Hevilambi year comes to an end, JET CA welcomed the Vilambi year by celebrating the auspicious Ugadi at the Fremont center. Listen to the divine Ugadi 2018 message from HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and enjoy the photos below
SRI Goda Ranganatha KALYANA MAHOTSAVAMSunday January 14th 2018
With blessings of HH Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji and under the supervision of Sudarshana Sriman S. Venkatesan Iyengar Swami, we completed Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyana Mahotsavam successfully. Sri Goda Krishna embossed coin, Sri Goda Krishna deities and various kainkaryams were available for sponsorships. We gave Laddu prasadam and ashirvachanams (blessings) to all sponsors. In addition, all kainkaryam sponsors were entitled Sri Goda Krishna coin and Grand sponsors were entitled a choice between Sri Goda Krishna deities or coin. Grand sponsors also received sesha vastram from Perumal and were able to participate in Maha Sankalpam and Varanam Ayiram events during the kalyanam.
DHANURMASAM PujaMonday December 18th 2017 to Saturday Jan 13th 2018
With mangalasasanams from HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, we successfully completed Dhanurmasam Puja for a month from Dec 18th 2017 to Jan 13th 2018. The start of Dhanurmasam (Dec 16th 2017) is marked by the entry of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (Dhanur Rashi). This change from one rashi to another is called Dhanuh Sankramana, hence the name Dhanurmasam for this period. Dhanurmasam is also referred to as the Margasirsha or Margazhi month. About 5000 years ago Goda Devi chose this month as appropriate to fulfill her divine desire. She imitated the Kathayayani Vrata of Gopikas for one month. Each day Goda Devi (Andal) composed one song and submitted to the lotus feet of the Lord. In 30 days she offered 30 songs in the form of a wonderful garland to the Lord. These thirty songs or pasurams are collectively called Tiruppavai. At the end of the vratam, Lord Sri Ranganatha appeared to Vishnu Chittha and ordered him to give Andal in marriage. The Lord sent a palanquin to bring Goda Devi. In this month worship of Lord Vishnu during the morning hours is considered highly auspicious. Goda Ashttoram, Tiruppalliyezhuchhi, Tiruppavai etc. are chanted during this period. We imitate Goda Devi and perform vratam to get the grace of Lord Sri Krishna and conclude Dhanurmasam with Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam on Bhogi day.
We celebrated by giving devotees two unique opportunities: Hosting Sri Andal Goshti at their homes to perform Thiruppavai Sevakalam in the morning and perform Goda Ranganatha Puja with pravachanam in the evening. During the sevakalam goshti, Goda Devi and Sri Ranganatha deities would come to their homes and be hosted by the devotees. Sriman Venkatesan Iyengar Swami would go to their homes and sing Thiruppavai Pasurams and perform the sevakalam. Archana and harathi would be done. A lot of devotees in the Bay Area availed these opportunities to invite Goda Ranganatha with all their parivaram to their homes.