Saturday, November 6, 2010

Short story in Sourashtram.

An attempt is made to provide a short story book in Sourashtra language in its own script. One Marathi short story was selected and Sri V.K.Krishnamoorthy has translated it into Sourashtram in its own script. It is perused by me and necessary editing was also done by me. Both will sit together and go through the translation once again and afterwards, the printing of that book will be taken up.

Vishwa Sourashtram - Notice to Readers.

Vishwa Sourashtram

is the first Electronic Journal in Sourashtram. The Corporate (Issuing) Body is
Mr. O.S.Subramanian. The Publisher was Mr.M.S.Suresh Kumar. It is a quarterly journal.
Vol. 1 contained 4 Nos. The first issue was released on 28.05.2009. The second on 16.09.2009, the third on 31.12.2009 and the 4th one on 14.01.2010. Afterwards no issue was released. And no print version of Vol.1 containing Nos. 1 to 4 was not printed and released.
Its ISSN No. 0974-9926. Its print version No. 0975-959X.
Unfortunately, the publisher could not concentrate in publishing the journal. Since web site is managed by the Publisher,
the Corporate (Issuing)Body could not do anything to release further issues.

Some alternate arrangement will be made and the release of further issues will be announced later.

Corporate (Issuing) Body,
Vishwa Sourashtram,
ISSN 0974-9926
Madurai, 7th November, 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

ThirukkuraL - திருக்குறள் படங்கள்.

கோயம்புத்தூரில் ஜூன் 2010 -ல் நடந்த உலக செம்மொழி தமிழ் மஹா நாட்டில்
திருக்குறள் ஓவியங்கள் தீட்டப்பட்டிருந்தன.

அவைகளை படமெடுத்தேன். அவைகள் என்னுடைய பிகாசா வெப் ஆல்பத்தில் சேர்த்துள்ளேன்.
கீழ்க்கண்ட சங்கிலித்தொடரில் (Link)காணலாம்.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thirukkural at World Classical Tamil Conference 2010

I visited Coimbatore to witness the World Classical Tamil Conference held in June 2010.
There I saw the banners depicting the Thirukkurals.

I have taken photos of 18 Kurals which you can see by clicking the following link.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yajur Upakarma by Sourashtras in Madurai.

Sri R.V.Seshachari, Ex-M.C., and President of Sourashtra Samooga Mahajana Sabhai, Avaniyapuram, arranged for performing the Yajur Veda Upaakarmaa in the newly built building of Sourashtra Samooga Mahajana Sabhai situated in Thamarai Street, Rajiv Gandhi Cross Street, Meenakshinagar, Villapuram Madurai on 24th August, 2010 at about 8.30 a.m. Many Sourashtrans performed the ceremony batch by batch. In the grounds of Sourashtra Hr.Secondary School, Madurai similar arrangements are usually done every year. There hundreds of Sourashtras do perform the ceremony under the guidance of their own purohits. Photos can be viewed under the following link.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Comparison of Basic Vocabulary of 600 words

I have prepared a list of 600 basic words in Sourashtra Language.
Those who are interested to know these basic words and want to compare with
other sister languages like Gujarati/Marathi, may contact me to my E-Mail ID

Those who are not having 'sureshu' font have to instal the font so that they can read
the words in Sourashtra script also. Font file will be supplied on request.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sourashtra Script & Telugu Script !

Some people make a reckless comment that Sourashtra script resembles
Telugu Script.

Now you can come to the conclusion whether Sourashtra Script has anything common with Telugu script.

Sourashtra Script & Telugu Script chart is given below which you can verify and find the truth.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

World Classical Tamil Conference 2010

I was in Coimbatore on 25th June, 26th June an 27th June 2010 to witness
World Classical Tamil Conference. I visited the Conference site on 25th June and 27th June. I could enter into Mahanaadu Pandal only on 25th June 2010.
On 26th I visited Dhyanalingam at Isha Yoga Centre. Bus facility is not good.
I missed the last bus at about 6.45 p.m. I had to walk and hire an Autoricksha to come to Alandurai to board the Town Bus. So it is advisable to visit Dhyanalingam in morning hours so that you can return to Coimbatore in the evening.
On 27th I visited the Book Exhibition and purchased some books.
The halls in which Scholars read Papers could not be visited for entry is permitted to pass holders only.
The other exhibitions also could not be visited for there were very long queues.

Some of the photos taken are uploaded in my picasawebalbum which you view by visiting the following link.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

5 Big Function by Sourashtra Samooga Vizhippunarvu ArakkaTTalai, Madurai

Sourashtra Samooga VizhippuNarvu ArakkaTTaLai, Madurai is conducting five big functions on the 5th year on 11th July 2010 at 4 p.m. at Arasamaram Isai Ilakkiya Sangam, Madurai.
You can see the invitation and other details in the following link.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

P.V.Baskaran reaches Heavenly Abode.

Sri P.V.Baskaran, M.A. (formerly of Sitalakshmi Mills,Tirunagar, Madurai)
and co-brother of Sri O.S.Subramanian [UPAMANYU] attained Heavely abode on 8.6.2010.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Marriage of V.Veeramanikandan S/o Prof.N.Vasu.

The marriage of Sri V.Veeramani Kandan B.E. with Sow.K.J.Saranya B.Sc.,RBV
took place at Tirunagar, Madurai on 7th June 2010.
The photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by visiting the following link.

Sou.Samuga Mahajana Sabhai Building Opening

Sourashtra Samuga Mahajana Sabhai Avaniyapuram, Madurai constructed a new Office
Building at Thamarai Street, Rajiv Gandhi Street, Meenakshinagar, Villapuram, Madurai-625012.

Gruhapravesam Homas and Pujas were held on 6th day of June 2010 in the morning hours
and at 6.30 p.m. the Office Building was formally opened by Sri N.M.R.K.Jawahar Babu, B.Tech.
Afterwards the Photos of Sourashtra Scholars and Leaders were opened.

The meeting was presided over by Sri R.V.Seshachary, Ex-M.C. and many VIPs attended the opening ceremony function and addressed the gathering.

The photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by visiting the following link.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nayaki Brindavanam Varshabhishekam, 26.5.2010

The varshabhiShEkam of Sri Venugopala Swami Temple and Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal was performed on 26.5.2010 at Nayaki Brindavanam, Kadakkinaru, Kadachchanendal,Alagarkoil Road, Madurai. The photos taken on that occasion can be
viwed by clicking the following link.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sathasamvathsara Vaibhavam of choolai Temple.

Sourashtra Dharma Paripalana Sevan Sangam, No.9, Raghava Chetty Street, Choolai,
Perambur Barracks Road, Chennai-600112 conducted the 3 day celebrations of sathasamvathsaram [completion of of 100 years = Centenary] of Sri Prasanna Venkatesa
Perumal Devasthanam which is situated in Choolai, Chennai.
The land was donated by Nine members of Vidin Family. So, in the function
their descendents were honoured on 26th April 2010 in the evening.

Amonthly Journal by name Sou - Rashtra Vijayam was also released.

The Pictures taken in the functions can be viewed in the following link.

The function was a grand success to the Sourashtra Community.

A monthly Journal Sou - Rashtra Vijayam is started to cover the spiritual news and write ups and to united all Sourashtra Temples in Tamil Nadu.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Heritage Week !

I came to know that Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace in Madurai is open for a week
upto 24th April 2010 without any Ticket. Yes, admission is free. No Ticket need be purchased; you have to enter your name in the register kept.

I just visited the Palace after renovation ! The colour painting is not yet complete.
And the maintenance is not satisfactory. Whether it is lack of funds?
We do not know.

You can click the below link to view some photos.
[May not be much interesting !] But one Photo is Madurai Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarer in the procession after visiting Villapuram, Madurai.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Veda Parayanam & Pooja.

On 26th March 2010 Lunch was provided to the Veda Parayana Ghosti members who usually go in procession after the deity of Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple of Sourashtra Sabha Madurai. After lunch is over, Sri K.R.Ramachari, Rig Vedi, performed pooja and all the members blessed the host Sri O.S.Radhakrishnan and his brothers Sri O.S.Subramanian,Sri O.S.Mohan and Sri O.S. Sekar.
Senior member of Naalaayira Divya Prabanda Ghosti Sri B.V.Kuppuswamy also attended and blessed.

It is customary to offer lunch to the Veda Parayana Ghosti members by devotees and seek their blessings.

The video can be seen by visiting the following site:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Veda Parayana Ghoshti honoured.

During Brahmotsavam and on festival days, the presiding deity of the Temple is taken on procession so that people who are unable to visit the Temple will have darshan in the street near their houses. On such occasions, the Veda PaaraayaNa GhOShTi also follows the deity in procession reciting the Veda mantras and paasurams from Naalaayira Divya Prabandam. They are styled as PallaaNDu ghOShTi. To honour those people engaged in Bhagavat Kainkaryam, they are invited for lunch. After lunch is over they do pooja and bless the host. On 26th March 2010 Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Devasthanams Brahmotsavam, Car festival took place. On this auspicious occasion, the Veda PaaraayaNa GhOShTi people were offered lunch. The photos taken on that occasion can be viewed in the following link.

229th Jayanthi Celebrations of Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavathar.

The photos taken on the occasion of 229th Jayanthi Celebrations of Srimad
Venkataramana Bhagavathar held at Ayyampettai, Thanjavur District on
7th March, 8th March and 9th March 2010 can be viewed by clicking the following link.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My visit to Ammapettai [Thanjavur District]

I visited Ammapettai in Thanjavur District at the invitation of Sri N.R.Raghuraman, who evinced interest in learning Sourashtra script.
I conducted Sourashtra script class to the children who assembled in Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple on 8th March 2010.

Some of the photos I have taken at that time are uploaded in the following link.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

International Mother Language Day-21st February.

Unesco's General Conference has proclaimed 21st February as the International Mother Language Day every year since February 2000 to promote Linguistic and Cultural Diversity and Multilingualism. Languages are the most powerful instrument for preserving and developing our heritage. The celebration of the day promotes the dissemination of mother tongues and serves to spread awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions and inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

So on this occasion, a one-day Conference was held on 21st February 2010 at Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110011.

The program was changed and only Minority Minister Sri Salman Khurshid addressed the Conference.

Representatives of Linguistic Minorities participated in the in the Conference.

On behalf of Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madurai, its Secretary Sri O.S.Subramanian attended the Conference.

The photos taken are uploaded in the following link.

Monday, January 25, 2010

EC Meeting of Aryankavu Devasthana Sourashtra Mahajana Sangam.

The Executive Committee Meeting of Aryankavu Devasthana Sourashtra Mahajana Sangam, Madurai was held on 24th January 2010.

This is the first EC Meeting after the Thirukkalyaanam of Sourashtra Bride Sri Pushkala Devi with Lord Sri Aiyappan of Aryankavu, held on 25th December 2009.

The feedbacks received from various sources were discussed and plans were chalked out to take remedial measures. It was felt that there was no wide coverage of Thirukkalyana Festival this year in the newspaper DINAMALAR. Immediately the Secretary contacted the Dinamalar Office and conveyed our anxiety as to why there was no wide coverage of celestial marriage of Sri Pushkala Devi with Lord Sri Aiyappan at Aryankavu kShetram.

It was suggested that if there was no wide coverage in the newspaper on 24th and 25th December, immediately our people should have written a number of letters to the Editor, Dinamalar asking the reason why they have not covered this important festival.
It is hoped that in future, such omission may not happen.

Other pending issues will be discussed in the next EC Meeting, it is said.

The photo taken after the meeting was over can be viewed in the following link.

Sourashtra language has got its own script.

I have sent the following message to Editor of Bhagya, a Weekly in Tamil, published from Chennai By Sri Packiyaraj.

பாக்யா பொறுப்பாசிரியர் அவர்களுக்கு,

பாக்யா ஜனவரி 15-21, 2010 இதழிலில் 53 ஆம் பக்கத்தில்
ஸௌராஷ்ட்ர மொழிக்கு எழுத்து கிடையாது என்று உள்ளது.
உங்களுக்கு இந்த தகவலை யார் கொடுத்தது?
அவர் ஒரு ஸௌராஷ்டிரரா?
சௌராஷ்டிர மொழியில் சௌராஷ்டிரா லிபியில் [எழுத்தில்]
அச்சடிக்கப்பட்ட புத்தகம் 1876 ஆம் ஆண்டிலேயே வெளியாகிஉள்ளது.
பாஷாபிமானி, ஜாபாலி, ஜீக் என்று மூன்று பத்திரிகைகள்
சௌராஷ்டிர எழுத்திலேயே வெளி வந்து கொண்டிருக்கின்றன.
"விஷ்வ ஸௌராஷ்ட்ரம்" என்ற மின் அஞ்சல் [Electronic journal]
பத்திரிக்கையை என்ற வலை தளத்தில் சென்று பார்க்கலாம்.

மேலும் ஸௌ ராஷ்ட்ர மொழி சம்பந்தப்பட்ட விஷயங்களை
என்னுடைய ப்ளாக்கில் படித்து அறியலாம்.

எனவே தாங்கள் தங்கள் அடுத்த இதழில் இந்த செய்தியை
பிரசுரிக்க வேண்டுகிறேன்.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

KuuDaaravalli Urchavam at Nayaki Brindavanam

On 11th January 2010, at Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki's Brindavanam, at Kadakkinaru, Madurai, KuuDaaravalli Urchavam was celebrated with Sri Andal Thirukkalyanam.
Dr.D.K.Subramanian delivered a lecture before the celebrations of celestial wedding.

The photos can be viewed in the following link.

167th Jayanthi of Sriman Nayaki Swamigal

167th Jayanthi Celebrations of Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal was held at Gita Natanagopala Nayaki Mandir, Teppakulam West Street, Madurai on 6.1.2010.
Ms.G.Priyadarshini sang sriman Nayaki songs in Sourashtram. She got training in singing Sourashtra songs from Sri V.K.Neela Rao.
The photos can be viewed in the following link.

Please visit the following link to hear the song sung by Ms.G.Priyadarshini.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

View some of the photos uploaded in my picasaweb album.

229th Jeyanthi Celebrations of Srimad Venkataramana Bhagavathar held on 16.12.09 & 17.12.09 at Renga Mahal, Sourashtra Sabha, Madurai.
Dr.Uchida’s visit to Madurai.

Dr.Uchida meets T.V.Kubendran and P.S.Ramnath, Secretary, Sourashtra Sabha, Madurai on 22.12.09
A trip to Aryankavu - 23.12.2009 to 26.12.2009
Nagar Alayam, Uthangudi, Madurai photos 28.12.2009
Sourashtra Samuga Mahajana Sabhai, Avaniyapuram, special General Body Meeting held on 3.1.2010.

Sourashtra Class Room