Palimaru Paryaya - Akhanda Bhajane
Bhajan is the primary instrument to realisation in kali yuga.
Dhyāyan kr̥tē yajan yajñai strētāyā dvāparērcarya |
yadāpnōti tadāpnōti kalau saṅkīrtya kēśavaḥ ||
This verse from Vishnu Purana elucidates the same.
The fruit begotten by performing yagna during treta yuga, worship during dwapara yuga can be earned through glorification of His name during kali yuga.
In kali yuga, this is the only way that mortals can rid themselves of clusters of sins. Just as a pile of cotton turns into ashes upon coming into contact with a spark of fire within moments, likewise chanting His name burns away our sins quickly.
Dasarayaru annotates the same thus:
Dhyānavu kr̥tayugadi yajana yajñavu trētāyugadi
dānavāntakana dēvatārcane dvāparayugadi
ā mānavarigeṣṭu phalavō aṣṭu phalavu
kaliyugadi gānadali kēśava enalu kaigoḍuvanu raṅga viṭhala ||
In this manner, different primary means were presscribed to please Lord Keshava during the krita, treta and dwapara yugas and encomium meaning bhajan is the means during kali yuga.The reason as to why this is the primary means during kali yuga is thus:
Kalau kalmaṣa cittānāṁ | pāpadravyōpa jīvināṁ |
vidhi kriyā vihīnānāṁ | gatirgōvinda kīrtanaṁ ||
In kali yuga, it is impossible to perform penance with a fickle mind. Since the body is impure, reciting the sacred verses doesnt bear fruit, owing to the impurity in commodities, donations are futile. Thus, singing the hymns of Govinda is the only ray of light in kali yuga.
Malagi paramādaradi pāḍalu |
kuḷitu kēḷuva kuḷitu pāḍalu |
niluva nintare naliva
nalidare oliva nimagemba |
sulabhanō hari tannavaranara |
ghaḷige biṭṭagalanu ramādhava |
nōlisalariyadē pāmararu baḷaluvaru bhavadoḷage ||
As is evinced by Shri Jagannatha Dasa in Harikathamrutasara, an easy way to embrace the Lord is through bhajan.
Shri Vidyadeesha Teertha who is going to shoulder the responsibilty of servitude during his second Shri Krishna Pooja Paryaya has avowed to conduct the Akhanda Bhajan Program throughout his paryaya tenure.
The bhajans will be held for 24 hours every single day through the 730 days of his paryaya period. Everyday, 6 bhajan troupes can avail the opportunity to perform. Arrangements for facilities such as accomadation and food to visiting bhajan troupes will be made by the parayaya Shri Matha.
Details of the bhajans may be obtained from the office of the paryaya Shri Matha and thereafter the bhajan troupes may perform.
We request interested bhajan troupes to contact us at the below mentioned telephone numbers.
Dr. Vamshi Krishna Acharya : 8123458634