Monday, April 30, 2012

Satsang at at Sri Ramanna's House.Near Banaswadi,Bangalore

When Poojya Venkannaiah finally returned to settle at Chintamani in 1930's, He came into contact with Sri Y.Subrahmannaiah who was working in the Revenue department . They became good friends and Sri Subrahmannaiah became a staunch devotee of Sri Brahma chaitanya Maharaj. He helped in the cause of the Mandir. He accompanied Sri Venkannaiah to Jaipur to select the design and image of the divine idols which Grace the Chintamani Mandir. His family members became the followers of Sri Maharaj. His eldest son Sri Y.S.Gundappa was a poet and a teacher who was awarded President's award. He has written many poems and Children -literature. He has composed many songs on Sri Maharaj and the Mandir, which are sung in the Mandir, even to-day.
Sri Y.S.Gundappa's sister Smt.Sharadamma and her husband Ramanna who left Chintamani during 1980's have settled in Bangalore.Though they have come several times to the Mandir, because of old age, they could not come to the Mandir since three years. However, they were desirous of Sri Maharaj's padukas to be taken to their house. So, a satsang was arranged at their house on 29-4-12. and the Chintamani devotees went to their house with Sri Maharaj. The Old couple became very happy. Many relatives and friends had gathered. 

On return journey to Chintamani, the devotees visited the Shakthi Ganapathi temple in Maruthi Nagar,Yelahanka,Bangalore, on the day of the anniversary  of the temple.

Finally, Sri Maharaj visited Sri Gopala Rao's House at Vijayapur. He was a regular visitor to Chintamani Mandir from his young age and now that he is 87, he could not come to Chintamani. So, it seems , Sri Maharaj graced him with a visit which made the devotee very happy and emotional.