Mangaluru: Srinivasa varsity patron deity's Prana Prathishta, Kalyanotsava on Feb 22 in Valachil

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Mangaluru, Feb 19: The Srinivas University under the leadership of its chancellor, Dr CA A Raghavendra Rao is organising the Prathishta Mahotsava of Lord Srinivasa at 'Vaikunta' located inside the picturesque and serene Srinivas campus, Valachil.

The celebrations for the prathishta of Lord Srinivasa will commence on February 21 when the Lord will be taken in procession to the newly constructed temple and later the consecration ceremony will commence in the wee hours of the February 22.

On February 22, in the evening, a grand Srinivasa Kalyanotsava is also organised for the devotees.

Chancellor and president of A Shama Rao Foundation, Dr CA A Raghavendra Rao told reporters that Lord Srinivasa's arrival from Tirumala Tirupati from atop the seven hills to the Valachil campus is a momentous occasion.

He emphasised that Lord Srinivasa is not only the lord of any one person or community, but rather the universal deity for all. "His presence is seen as a purifying force, cleansing our atmosphere," he said.

The chancellor urged everyone to attend the programme, highlighting the positive impact of the Pratishthapana ceremony and the continuous chanting of bhajans, sankeerthanas, and recitations of Vishnu Sahasranama, which are essential religious rituals to invoke the blessing of the Lord and make the campus as his abode.

He extended a warm welcome to all, emphasizing that the temple is open to the public for darshana and poojas, both in the morning and evening.
The two-day event marks a significant celebration of spirituality and devotion, showcasing a rich tapestry of sacred rituals and cultural festivities. On February 21, in the morning. the programme will commence with solemn ceremonies including the Laxminarayana Homa, Vayusthuthi Punashcharana Havana, Shanthi Prayashchitha Homas, and the recitation of Vishnu Sahasra Namavali.
The day will culminate with a vibrant procession of Lord Srinivasa, followed by traditional rituals such as Adhivasahoma and Shayyadhivasa Kalasha Mandala.

As the sun rises on February 22, the festivities continue with the auspicious Gana Homa and Prathishta Prasanna Pooja. The highlight of the day will be the Prathishta ceremony itself, conducted at 7:40 am under the divine Kumbha Lagnam.

Attendees will have the opportunity to witness Kalashabhisheka, Vishnu Sahasra nama Havana, Kalpokta Pooja, Dhampathi Pooja, Mantrakshate, and Santharpane, enriching their spirits with the blessings of Lord Srinivasa.

In the evening, as the golden hues of dusk descends upon the horizon, the Srinivasa Kalyanotsava would commence, marking the consummation of divine union at the Godhooli Lagnam. The event would continue well into the night, filled with joyous celebrations and fervent prayers, as devotees rejoice in the divine blessings bestowed upon them.

In the spirit of inclusivity and reverence, the event extends an open invitation to all, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in the divine ambiance and partake in the timeless traditions.

Media representatives, along with their families and friends, are cordially welcomed to grace this auspicious occasion, capturing its essence and spreading its message of peace and harmony to a wider audience.

Alongside Dr Rao, Dr A Srinivas Rao, pro-chancellor, Srinivas University and vice-president of Srinivas Group of Institutions), A Vijayalakshmi R Rao, rustee-member, board of governors, Srinivas University, Prof A Mitra S Rao,trustee-member, board of governors, Srinivas University, Padmini Kumar, trustee-member, board of governors, Srinivas University, will be present.

The temple also has a dedicated core committee, consisting of esteemed individuals from different walks of life. Comprising individuals with diverse expertise and backgrounds, the core committee collaborates closely with the trust to ensure the temple's smooth functioning and adherence to its spiritual and cultural objectives.

Together, they work towards fostering a harmonious environment and facilitating meaningful religious experiences for devotees and visitors alike.

About Srinivas Group

Established in 1988 under the visionary leadership of Dr CA A Raghavendra Rao, Srinivas Group of Colleges in Mangaluru has evolved into a private research and skill-focused institution culminating in the establishment of the Srinivas University by virtue of Srinivas University Act 2013 (Act No. 42 of the Government of Karnataka State).

The foundation, spearheaded by Dr. CA. A. Raghavendra Rao, has played a pivotal role in establishing numerous professional colleges in Mangaluru, encompassing fields such as medical sciences, dental sciences, technology, pharmacy, nursing, hotel management, and more.

Commencing with a modest count of 7 students, today the group and University has burgeoned into a vibrant multicultural, multinational educational community, now catering to over 15,000 students. Across three campuses situated in Mukka, Pandeshwara, and Valachil, a dedicated faculty and staff of approximately 5,000 diligently serve the student community.

The academic landscape at Srinivas University spans across 43 diverse offerings, encompassing over 3000 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D., and post-doctoral levels. The institution places a strong emphasis on industry relevance, employing a continuous evaluation system. Active collaboration with industries, universities, and educational service providers is a key practice aimed at elevating the quality of courses and the value of degrees.

Srinivas Group, under the umbrella of Srinivas University, has attained noteworthy milestones in delivering quality education across a spectrum of fields. These fields include healthcare, medical, dental, para medical, allied health sciences, hotel management, engineering & technology, physiotherapy, nursing, aviation studies, social sciences & humanities, journalism & mass communication, animation, management & commerce, education, sanskrit, and yoga.

Beyond education, the group also manages three renowned restaurants in Mangaluru, namely Hotel Krishna Bhavan, Hotel Srinivas, and Hotel Saffron.

Srinivas University chancellor Dr CA A Srinivas Rao, Srinivas University pro-chancellor Dr A Srinivas Rao, Srinivas University registrar Dr Anil Kumar, Srinivas University valuation registrar Dr Srinivas Mayya D, Srinivas University development registrar Dr Ajay Kumar were present.


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