Sunday, 4 September 2016

About Khammam Stambhadri Gutta Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.


StaMbhadri ! This is the earlier name of present Khammam City. The name  Khammam has been derived from the name of a local hill which has been called Stambhadri, that is  an abode to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and also believed to have been in existence since Tretayuga. The name of the the then town  Stambhadri, later  reportedly   became KhaMbhadri, Khambham meTTu ,and finally to present name Khammam. The meaning  of Stambhadri, Khambhadri, Khammam mettu, and Khammam is the one at the same i.e "Pillar". The city is located near the Munneru river which is a  tributary  of the river Krishna. As per Hindu Texts Lord Narasimha appears from a Pillar. So it is believed that Lord Narasimha appears from this Stambhadri and killed the demon Hiranyakashyapu.  The ancient temple which has been exists on Stambadri Gutta is called  as   Stambhadri Gutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and it is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.So Devotees as well as other People usually called this hill  as "Narasimha Swamy Gutta".

Presently The gutta Temple is under the control of Telangana Endowments department. it comes under B Category as per it's annual income. The Temple Trust board is  constituted by the commissioner of Endowments Department Telangana State from time to time. . The Temple has religious as well as secular Staff. On behalf of the Department There is an Executive  officer who works under the administrative control of the Trust Board. For other details see the images given below. The main Temple Festivals are Swamivari Kalyanotvam, Brahmotsavams, Godadevi Kalyanam Etc. This temple is one the tourist destination in Khammam District.  

BSNL Tower and Park at Gutta Temle, Khammam 

Lord Lakshmi Narasimha abode 


32 Pillars MandapaM 

Road Way to Temple 

Steps way to Temple 

Khammam city view from Stambhadri hill. 


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Devotees from Bellary, Visits Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam & Garloddu Temple.

Mounesh Achar, Gadilinga Tamarapanti, Manavu, Nagaraja charyulu at Naga Puja . 

                               It was  very pleasure to us when Devotees Sri Gadilinga Tamarapanti and Mounesh Achar came from Bellary of Karnataka State and visited our Temple as well as Ashramam.  Last Monday i.e on 28.8.2016 at about 9.00 A.M both devotees came to our Ashramam. After having bath me along with them went  for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Darsan. They were felt very much spiritual pleasure in Deity i.e Lord Lakshmi Narasimha  Swamy Presence. We spend more than 4 hours at Garloddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and after that  we returned to Ashramam.

Nacharam Adbhuta Venkateswara Swamy Temple. 

   At the evening time, we took our  guests to the Nacharam  Village where Lord Adbhuta Venkateswara Swamy Temple has been  located.  The Distance between Garloddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and Nacharam Venkateswara Swamy Temple  is  about 7 K.M and we can reach with in 10 minutes by car and it takes  20 minutes in case of Auto Rickshaw. At that evening time the temple premises and it's surroundings green atmosphere created some divine pleasure in our minds. The Nacharam Temple's Construction has been started couple of years ago and it is yet to be completed. We spend 2 hours at there , saw Sculptors work on Temple's Unfinished  Pillars and   returned to Ashramam at about 8 P.M. The Devotees stayed that Night at Ashramam after taking Dinner. 


                                          Next Day i.e 29.8.2016, Devotees Gadilinga  and Mounesh wants to do Nagapuja at Naputta (Snake Pit ) which has been exists near Ashramam and Go Puja at Ashramam GoSala. They took Holy bath    and purified the Nagaputta by carrying the 5 pots water from Ashramam Well. They both with a dedicated mind offered Naga Puja while Temple Priest Sri NagaRaja Charyulu Chanting Mantras  and conducted all   ritual procedure . 

Gow Mata Puja at Ashramam Gosala. 

                       After completing Naga Puja they also  participated in Go Puja .   After the ususal Ganesh puja they both  decorated the cow of our Ashramam Go Sala , then did the arthi to  Go Matha .Then as usual they  did  puja to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha who is incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu and then place the prasad in front of GOD and then offer the prasad(Bananas) to the cow .Generally if the cow is given as danam it is good ,So  with that belief   Gadilinga offered Gow Danam To our Ashramam. The Entire Nagapuja ritual procedure as well Go Matha Puja ritual procedure had been performed  by Temple Priest Sri Beetukuri Naga Rajacharyulu. After giving Sambavana to the priest both devotees took blessings from Priest and also from me. 

Garloddu Temple's Founder Trustee , Priests and Staff with both Devotees.  

    Thus After their 2 days Successful Spiritual visit both  Devotees Sri Gadilinga Tamarapanti and Mounesh Achar returned to Bellary . Their  Visit is a memorable Moments in our Ashramam History.  Some more pictures relates to Devotees  has given below 

Offering Milk to Serpent God. 

 Devotees Making pradakshinas to Nagaputta. 

doing Napuja and Gow Mata Puja by Devotees 



Friday, 1 July 2016

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Gazing !!

We are constantly looking for new ways to improve health and treat specific ailments – an endeavor that takes us around the world and into many different cultures. During one of those quests, we came across the process of sun gazing for improved health. It may sound like an unusual health treatment; however, it is actually considered to be one of the most effective therapeutic activities.

What Is Sun Gazing?

Sun gazing, a practice also known as sun eating, is a strict regimen of gradually allowing sunlight into your eyes at specific periods of the day. The goal when implementing the practice is to look into the sun at periods of the lowest ultraviolet-index which occur at sunrise and sunset each day. The practice follows specific guidelines to render the most benefits and to limit dangerous exposure.


                The practice is also known as the HRM phenomenon, a termed that the practice received after Hira Ratan Manek submitted himself to NASA for testing. Research suggested that Manek actually did possess the seemingly super-human ability of not eating. With regular practice, following a strict regimen over a period of approximately 9 months, many practitioners report losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun.

What Are the Benefits of Sun Eating?

In essence, sun gazing provides beneficial stimulation to the body. The process itself negates the body’s innate need for food and retrains it to run on the energy of the sun. As such, the process helps increase energy, clarity of thinking, and overall health. NASA research suggested that the process could make an individual maintain a level of health that was far better in comparison to other individuals of the same age.

The process has also been shown as an effective treatment for specific conditions. Melanoma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a number of other cancers benefit from the treatment. Likewise, the increased vitamin D gained from the process is a known healing agent.


           How Do I Start Sun Gazing?

Following the specific process for sun gazing is crucial to prevent sun damage. The process involves a 9 month practice, which is typically broken into three phases: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 9 months. After the initial phase, you’ll continue walking barefoot for 45 minutes daily for the rest of your life.

To begin, select a safe period of the day (sunrise or sunset) and gaze at the sun for 10 seconds. Continue consecutively adding 10 seconds a day. Be sure to stand on the bare earth and look straight into the sun. During the first three months, you’ll notice mental depression subside and an increase in balance of the body and mind.

Continue daily gazing at the sun adding 10 seconds each day through the next phase and you’ll experience the curing of physical diseases. Progress into the last phase, 6 to 9 months, continuing to gradually increase the amount of gazing to 44 minutes. Once you have reached 44 minutes, begin walking barefoot on the earth for 45 minutes daily. Complete this practice for a total of 6 days straight at a period of the day when the earth is warm and the sun shines on your body. This period is when you’ll realize the full effects of the practice.

To maintain the benefits of sun gazing and to boost the immune system, continue the practice of walking daily. The process is illuminating and enlightening and has the potential for increasing health in super-human ways.  To find out more from people who have been sun-gazing for years, continue reading below for feedback from our  readers.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Surya Namaskar- The best Spiritual Yoga !

 It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth.( a picture by Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam)

         Surya or the Sun God has been given greatest importance from the Rig veda period which seens divinity in the whole of the creation. The Surya or Sun called as PratyakSha Bhagavan i.e God who can be perceived by our naked eyes. It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth. Surya Namaskara is a Traditional form of Worship to the Sun God and each of the 12 poses has a specific mantra that the practitioner may optionally recite mentally .Even though Surya Namaskara is not mentioned in the earlier Yogic  Texts . as it is considered by the Yoga Gurus(Masters) as a potent exercise whose energizing benefits are seen both on the body and mind. So gradually   Surya Namaskar practise  has been considered as  one of the best Yoga practise, in the World.

      As per Sri Sunil Daman, in an article which has been published in 'patheos' Hindu channel " It was a landslide victory for India at the UN General Assembly when the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day (or World Yoga Day). This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate yoga at the international level, in his maiden speech at the UNGA in September 2014. He had said, “yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, it’s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature. It embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well being.” . So as Surya Namaskar is also part of Yoga practise , the Inter national Yoga Day i.e 21 june may be considered as Surya Namaskara DayHere remember able point is June 21st is Summer Solistice i.e Longest day of the year. Solistice gets its name from the latin for Sol(sun)and sistere(to stand still0. So "world Yoga day" is nothing but "Surya Namaskar Day". 

Now let us know about the Surya Namaskara Yoga  Practice through below given images which contains brief  information which is sufficient to understand. . 

About Surya Namaskar Yoga

:The First Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Pranaamasana  (Mantra isOm Hraam ‘Udhyannadhyamitramahaha’ Mitraya Namaha (Mitra - friend)
The second Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Uttanasana  (Mantra is Om Hraam ‘Om Hreem ‘Aarohannuththaraamdivamm’ Ravaye Namaha (Ravi - radiance) 

The third Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Paddasana (mantra is ∗ Om Hruum ‘Hridrogam mama surya’ Suryaya Namaha (Surya – dispeller of  darkness)
The fourth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana (mantra is  Om Hraim ‘Harimaanam cha naashaya’ Bhanave Namaha (Bhanu – Shining with luster) 

The fifth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is  Om Om Hroum ‘Shukeshu May Harimaanamm’ Khagaya Namaha (Khaga – all pervading)

The sixth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:SashTanga Asana (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Ropanaakaasu dhadhmasi’ Pooshne Namaha (Pushan – mystic fire which gives)

The seventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Bhujangasana (mantra is Om Hraam ‘Atho Haaridraveshu May’ Hiranyagarbhaya Namaha (Hiranyagarbha – golden colored)

The eighth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is Om Hreem ‘Harimaanannidhadhmasi’ Marichaye Namaha (Marichi – Ray of light)


             The Ninth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana same as pose no 4 (mantra is Om Hruum ‘Udagaadhayamaadithyah’ Adityaya Namaha (Aditya – Sun, aspect of Vishnu, Son of Aditi)

The Tenth  Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:hasta padasana , sameas pose no 3  (mantra is Om Hraim ‘Vishwena Sahasaa Saha’ Savitre Namaha (Savitru – Light of enlightenment)

The Eleventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:same as hasta uttasana i.e pose No.2 (mantra is  Om Hroum ‘Dwishantham Mama Randhayann’ Arkaya Namaha (Arkah – a ray of light, a flash of lightning, Sun)

The Twelth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Tadasana same pose No.1 (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Mo Aham dwishatho Rattham’ Bhaskaraya Namaha (Bhaskara – Shining Light)

As per Sri Sri Yoga Teacher from the Art of Living Foundation, Surya Namaskar calorie calculation is as follows:

One round of Surya Namaskar burns upto 13.90 calories for an average weighing person. You can now set a target for yourself. You can slowly increase the number of rounds of surya namaskar to 108. By the time you reach this number, you will become more toned and fitter.

30-minutes workout calorie meter: How many calories are you burning in your 30 minute workout?

Weight lifting = 199 calories

Tennis = 232 calories

Basketball = 265 calories

Beach volleyball = 265 calories

Football = 298 calories

Bicycling (14 - 15.9 mph) = 331 calories

Rock climbing = 364 calories

Running (7.5mph) = 414 calories

Surya Namaskar = 417 calories

So Finally it is says that Surya Namaskar Yoga provides benefits of a holistic nature by working on the physical body, praana (breathing), mind, intellect and the bliss components (or kosas) of the entire human personality. In that sense, Surya Namaskar can be considered to be a personality development tool and must be included as part of one’s wellness program  

Namo  Surya Devaya namaha! 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Naga Puja by Manavu Family members & other devotees at S S M Ashramam on 25/05/2016.


                                                                    Anantam Vasukim Sesha
                                                                    Padmanbhacha Kambalam
                                                                    Shankupalam Drutharastramch
                                                                    Takshanam Kaaliyam Thada

     Meaning ::

          The names of the 9 Naag Devatas - Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padmanabh, Kambal, Shankhapal, Dhrutrashtra, Takshak and Kalia– if prayed daily in the morning will keep one protected from all evils and helps to become victorious in life.

The Naga puja is mainly performed to appease nagas that one may have been offended, or to please nagas that are active in areas where one wishes to live, work or conduct business.

Bringing water to purify the Naga Putta. 

Purifying  Naga putta 

One of the eight classes of spirits, nagas are serpent-like in form and live primarily in water bodies and to a lesser extent are associated with earth and trees. They are powerful beings whose abilities include controlling the weather, bringing good fortune and wealth, and enhancing fertility and positivity. Conversely, nagas can also inflict disease, obstacles and natural disasters when displeased.
From S S M Ashramam

To wards Nagaputta. 

                                    It is wise to conduct naga pujas and make the traditional offerings of incense and ritual cakes to nagas prior to disturbing the earth for any reason, particularly for construction and development projects. Nagas are very sensitive towards humanity's carelessness, improper conduct in nature and disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. Disturbed nagas will frequently retaliate with skin diseases and natural calamities unless the appropriate pujas are done beforehand.

Making Pradakshinams(rounds) around Nagaputta. 

The sponsor of the puja should also observe strict vegetarianism one day before and on the day of the puja to cleanse themselves as nagas detest meat and alcohol. If the puja is done correctly, it is said that one's present wealth, fame, health, merits will improve, good weather, resources, peace and prosperity will abound, obstacles and sickness will be eliminated, and one's practices will be accomplished.
Decorating Nagaputta with Turmeric, Kukuma and Flowers 

Lighting Deepam at Nagaputta. 

offering milk. 

offering milk by devotees