Lord Skanda-Murugan
 

Welcome to Om Murugasramam

Om Murugasramam Programme of Daily Activities
Shankarānanda Swami with Sadguru Santānanda Saraswati Swamigal (seated) at Tambaram Skandāsramam

4:00-4:30 am Omkar - Suprapadam

5:00-5:30 am Opening of ashram - Viswarupa darshan

 5:30-7:30 am Aradhana - Rudra Japa - Abhisekam - Bhajans
Welcome to Om Murugasramam
Welcome to Om Murugasramam, West Mambalam

7:30-8:00 am Meditation

8:00-8:30 am Morning work

8:30-9:30 am Vedic chants

9:30-10:00 am Navajapam

10:00-11:30 am 2nd Archanam, Diparadhanam

12:00 Closing of ashram

12:00-2:00 pm Meal & rest

2:00-4:00 pm Discussion & listening to spiritual talks

4:00 pm Opening of ashram

4:00-5:00 pm Vedic chanting

5:00-5:30 pm Namajapam

5:30-6:00 pm Meditation
Santananda Saraswati Swamigal
Visit by Santananda Saraswati Swamigal of Skandasramam, Salem

6:00-7:00 pm Vishnusahasranama recitation - 3rd Puja/Dipa Aradhanam
7:00-8:00 pm Congregational singing - religious discourses

8:00-8:30 pm Last rituals and close for night

Ashram Periodic Routine
  1. Tuesdays
  2. Mornings: Archana, Diparadhana rituals until 12:00 noon

    Evenings: 7 pm to 9 pm Devotional songs and discourses

    Night: 9:00-9:45 pm Mahadiparadhana

    9:45-10:45 pm Navayalara

    Saturday nights weekly bhajans with ashtapathi

  3. Fortnightly (twice a month on Sashti)
  1. Krishna Sashti (as above)
  2. Sukla Sashti:
7:00-9:00 pm Karnatic musical concert with accompaniments

9:00 onwards (as on Tuesdays)

  1. Monthly
Krittika: 7:00-9:00 pm Namasankirtan

Sahasranama Archana as on Tuesday

Anusha 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Annadanam for 200 persons

Important Annual Functions

Shankarananda Swami addressing First International Conference on Skanda-Murukan, 1998
Shankarananda Swami addressing the First International Conference on Skanda-Murukan, 1998
Chitra month: Tamil New Year Day: reading of Panchangaram, Panaka Puja, bhajans at Kundrattur Murugan kovil

Vaikasi month: Visakam: Three days of religious observance - Sithakalyam celebration

Ari month: Ani Tirumanjanam: Nataraja festival

Ani Moolam: Manikavasagar Day

Arunagiri Day celebrations, annadanam
Adi month: Adi Poornam: Andal festival

Avani month: Vinayaka Chathurti Kavadi festival at Om 
Murugasramam

Gokulashtami

Purattasi month: Veda Jataparayanam series

Saraswati puja

Annabhisekam

Aipah month: Maha Skanda Sashti - six-day festival (separate programmes drawn up yearly including bhajans and annadanams)
Bhajana party -- Om 
Murugasramam

Karttikai month: Deepa festival

Markazhi month: Dhanuvrata puja from 3:30 am

Tiruppavai, Tiruvarnpavai

Vaikuntha Ekadasi: 24 hours of Narayana Nama Japa

Arudra darshan - Nataraja festival

Hanumant Jayanti - Anjaneya festival

New Year Day January 1: Kavadi to Vadapalani - Maha Kalyan festival at night

Thai month Thai Poosam festival and book release

Maci month Maha Shivaratri: 24 hours of Siva Nama Japa, pujas and abhisekam six times

Pankuni month: Makum festival

Uttiram: Valli, Devasena Kalyana utsavs

Śrī Ram Navami - 24 hours of Rama Nama Japam

Other periodic activities
  1. Ekadasi night: Bhajans with ashtapathi
  2. Surya/Chandra eclipse: Veda Parayanam
  3. Special programmes & discourses during visits of sadhus, sannyasis and saints
  4. Homams, Yagnas, Upanyayis and short pilgrimages to religious centres.

Contact us:
Swami Shankarananda
Om Murugasramam
12, Srinivasapillai Street
West Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033 INDIA
Tel. (091) 44-2474 7593
E-mail enquiries to: MS Raghunathan



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