Morning session: Today marked the advent of the Telugu New Year, bearing the name Vijaya, denoting Victory. Celebrating the advent ‘Panchanga Shravanam’ (recitation of religious almanac pertaining to the coming year) was conducted by noted Vedic scholar Rejeti Sriramacharyulu this morning at Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam.The venue was tastefully decorated with symbolic festive greenish tinge – “Pachchathoranam” – as a symbol of prosperity and auspiciousness.
Delivering the Panchanga Shravanam in chaste telugu, the erudite scholar delved in detail, speaking about the greater significance of the festivity, in particular the Supreme Glory Of The Baba. Concluding the recitation the Pandit read out the predictions for various star combinations.
This was followed by a recorded version of Baba's discourse. "Ugadi is not a annual celebration...the festivity has been on since ages, but man has not changed; he has to get rid off his ill-feelings. The day he fills his heart with love, the day he embraces the feeling of sacrifice, that the real Ugadi, echoed Baba.On this day one should commence fresh initiatives inculcating goodness...Past is past and we should live in the present that is omnipresent"
Evening session: Continuing with the Ugadi celebrationsof the morning Kum Sowmya Varanasi along with her sister Kum Ramya Varanasi presented a musical offering .
Beginning with a Ganesha invocation, the upcoming singer continued with another nine songs that included some of the famous numbers, Bhom Shambho Shiva Shambho Swayambho...Korai Ondrum Illai..etc.