Guru Purnima Celebrations - 5-6 July
Devotees from all over the globe, congregated for Guru Poornima Celebrations and Hanuman Mahotsav at Frisco City near Dallas. The festive mood among hundreds of devotees was evident, as the Grand Gala of Events combined with the divine presence of Pujya Sri Swamiji catapulted the spirits of Datta Family to Higher State. Expansive Hosting and impeccable organisation by Dallas Hanuman Group at Frisco Conference Center (Embassy Suites) was thoroughly appreciated by visiting devotees.
5th July 2009 Sunday
The program began with Classical Vocal Concert of Smt. Meenakshi Sastry and Sri Chakra Puja. Sri Chakra Puja. Several Publications were released and regionally launched by Sri Swamiji.
- Sankeertanotsavam (consisting of Concerts of famous Carnatic Classical singers rendering Sri Swamiji's compositions)
- Navayugaaniki Navya Kavita (Audio Album)
- Adventures of the Soul, written by Lakshmi Evelyn
- First Volume in the series of Songs of Free Unveiled (a compilation of Bhajans, with commentary - printed by Yoga Sangeeta, New Jersey.) This book was brought out by Lanka Family.
In the afternoon, Kuchipudi Dance Ballet was performed in Charles Eiseman Theatre in Richardson. The Ballet Datta Darshanam was scripted by Sri Swamiji in 1985, as Datta Darshanam movie was being made, in order to spread the message of Lord Dattatreya. The Dance Group - Kuchipudi Kala Kshetram of Dallas met the expectations of Sri Swamiji to enact the wonderful play. The sequences, choreography were excellent to please His Holiness. In spite of the tiresome schedules, His Holiness spent more than 90 minutes at the theatre to bless the artists. Saptarshi - a non-profit organisation, founded by Sri Sonthi Krishnayya had organised this program in association with Mudra Foundation and Yoga Sangeeta. Proceeds from the sale of tickets were donated to the ongoing Hanuman Temple Project at Frisco.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Swamiji wished this cultural troupe could visit many places in USA and India to spread the message of Dattatreya and blessed them for success in their career. At 8 PM, Sri Swamiji conducted a session of Bhajans at Frisco Conference Center.
6th July 2009 Monday
Rudra Abhishekam was performed in the morning, prior to Sri Chakra Puja. Smt. Lalita Seshadri sonorously sung a few classical compositions and Sri Ram Vakkalanka played Bhajans of Sri Swamiji on Sitar.
Later, Sri Swamiji released the following:
- Desktop Calendar for 365 Days with Sri Swamiji's Photo and Sookti.
- Experiences of a devotee by Rajya lakshmi Sekhar of New Jersey.
A spiritual Workshop and Question & Answer session was conducted at 5 PM. Rishi Prabhakar, Swami Chidatmananda, Datta Yogi Raj, Swamy Brahma Dev and Vamshi Krishna Ghanapathi conducted the proceedings, as per the directions of Sri Swamiji.
In the evening, kids from Bala Datta Training Camp, performed a small skit called Sarva Devata Conference, with the emphasis on Datta Raksha Mantra. Sri Swamiji sung and explained few wonderful Bhajans. Later, devotees danced to the tune of Yamuna Tat Par, in Gujarati Gharba Folk Dance Style.
5th July 2009