Dear Asthikas  Arasanipalai Nallur Srinivasa Raghavachariar, popularly known as "Seva Swamy"to the devotees, recipient of Rashtrapathi Award for sanskrit literature, who passed away on May 1, 2001,true to his name had lived and breathed the quintessence of Srivaishnavism in letter and in spirit by his service to the cause of Desika Sampradaya for over five decades.  Hailing from the lineage of Appullar, the maternal uncle of Vedanta Desika, he studied the scriptures...

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Seva Swamy's 94th thirunakshatram celebrations

Mani Mandapam, Villivakkam

Seva Swamy’s 94th thirunakshatra uthsavam was celebrated in a befitting manner at Mani Mandapam, Villivakkam, Chennai. A week long long uthsavam was a grand affair with visesha aradhanam, veda, prabhanda, sahasranama archanai, upanyasams, sattrumurai, honouring of scholars, vahana purppadu and so on. Seva Swamy’s thirunakshatra uthsavam had started with Veda, Prabhanda parayanam on Sri Rama Navami Day (Apr 5, 2017). Prasadams were prepared and distributed to sevarthis who turned in large numbers every day.

There were special occasions during uthsavam days. On Apr 5, 2017 Sri Rama Navami was celebrated in a grand manner. During April 6-8, 2017, Veda Prabhanda parayanam were performed during both morning and evening with visesha aradhanams. On the day of Panguni Uthram (April 9, 2017), Thirumanjam was performed in the afternoon for deities / acharyas. With chanting of Taitareeya upanishad and Purusha suktham, the session was adding colour to the already divine atmosphere. The sahasranama archanai was performed for Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivan and Sri Ananda Lakshmi Thayar. The archanai was done with lotus flowers and chanting of sahasra namavali.

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Sri Desika Seva

“Sri Desika Seva”, a monthly magazine has been in forefront in spearheading the tenets of Hinduism particularly philosophy of Swami Ramanuja and Swami Vedanta Desika for decades. The magazine alongwith “Sri Desika Darsana Diary” an yearly almanac have taken the ideals of Swami Desikan to nook and corner of the country due to tireless efforts of Sri Arasanipalai Nallur Seva Srinivasa Raghavarya Mahadesikan popularly known as Seva Swamy.


Sri Desika Darsana Diary, a Guide and Almanac for 2018-19 (Vilambi - Tamil Year) was released in March 2018.

The Tamil Edition of the Diary has been serving the people since 1972 reaching wide spectrum of people across the country. Copies are even sent to foreign countries, where the diary has found lots of admirers. Due to popular demand, Telugu Edition was introduced in 1996 to cater to the needs of Telugu speaking people across the globe.


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