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Here is the WEEKLY HINDU NEWS BULLETIN from ‘Aakaasa Dhwani’



Anjanadri is birth place of Anjaneya, reiterate experts

The Anjanadri Hills located in the Seshachala ranges is the birthplace of Sri Anjaneya Swamy, say experts citing evidence from puranas, sastras and epigraphy. They were speaking at the two-day international webinar on ‘Anjanadri Tirumala-Anjaneya Birthplace’ organised jointly by Sri Venkateswara Institute of Higher Vedic Studies and National Sanskrit University, which concluded at Ramaranjan Mukherjee Hall in the varsity on Saturday. 

Acharya Chakravarti Ranganathan of National Sanskrit University emphasised that the Vaishnava literature of Alwar pasurams clearly indicated that the Anjanadri hillocks in Tirumala is the birthplace of Anjaneya Swami. He said even a stone inscription at Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple at Srirangam hailed Anjanadri as the birthplace of Hanuman.

Acharya Sri Rani Sadasiva Murthy of National Sanskrit University said Anjanadri was quoted extensively in Padma, Skanda and Brahmananda puranas. He also made a power-point presentation on the route taken by Sri Rama from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka.

Sri Archakam Ramakrishna Dikshitulu of Srivari temple spoke on the significance of Anjanadri in Sapthagiri and said that the Tiruppavada Seva performed at Srivari temple  every Thursday by rendering Srinivasa Gadyam and Alavatta ritual spoke about the significance of Anjanadri.


National Gallery of Australia to return 14 works of art to India ..

The National Gallery of Australia has announced it would return 14 works of art from its Asian collection to India. Hailing the development, Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi thanked PM Narendra Modi for efforts to recover India’s lost heritage.

National Gallery of Australia on Wednesday announced it would return 14 works of art from its Asian art collection to the Indian government. These works of art include 13 objects connected to art dealer Subhash Kapoor through his ‘Art of the Past’ gallery and one, a bronze (child-saint Sambandar) from a Tamil Nadu temple, acquired from art dealer William Wolff, said an official release.

The works include six bronze or stone sculptures, a brass processional standard, a painted scroll and six photographs. Tamil Nadu would get back two 12th century Chola-era bronzes — the child-saint Sambandar, stolen from a temple in Sirkali in Tamil Nadu. The other works of art belong to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and UP.


Yoga sessions for prison staff, inmates to de-stress

To improve the mental health of prison staff and prisoners and help them de-stress, the Department of Prison and Correctional Services has imparted yoga training to 600 staffers in the Bengaluru Central Prison. The two-week yoga sessions were held earlier this month.

“We will hold similar yoga sessions for the rest of our staff across Karnataka,” said Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services Alok Mohan. He added that after being trained, the staffers will conduct yoga sessions for the prison inmates.

“There are 15,000 prisoners lodged in prisons across Karnataka. We would like to hold yoga classes for them to help them de-stress and build a positive attitude towards life. Yoga is good for mental and physical health,” said Mohan.

The yoga sessions for the prison staff are being held by the Art of Living  and other voluntary organisations, he added.


Telangana temple and Gujarat’s Dholavira in UNESCO World Heritage list

Dholavira, a Harappan-

pictures of Ramappa Temple and Dholavira

Dholavira ,city in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch, has been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This comes days after the ongoing 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO inscribed the 13th-century Rudreswara/Ramappa Temple in Telangana as a heritage site.

The Harappan city of Dholavira is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BCE. It is the sixth-largest of more than 1,000 Harappan sites discovered so far.

Rudreswara Temple

Rudreswara Temple, known as Ramappa temple, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana has made it to the list. The iconic Ramappa Temple showcases the outstanding craftsmanship of great Kakatiya dynasty.

The 13th century temple was named after its architect, Ramappa. The temple complex was built by Racherla Rudra Reddy during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.


Covid-19 hits demand for Sabarimala priest post

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple ‘melsanthi’ (head priest) post, which has been much sought after, does not have much demand this time around as well, most likely due to the Covid-19 scenario.

Only 49 applications were received this year and the screening process is currently going on. Last year, the number of applicants was 55. Usually, 75 to 100 priests used to apply for the Sabarimala melsanthi post which is appointed for one year .

Sabarimala post is considered to be quite prestigious. Many devotees who turn up at the temple meet the melshanthi seeking blessings and offer ‘dakshina’.

Another news item says

Sabarimala priest discrimination case has been posted to August 12.

The final selection of the Head Priest through a draw of lots at the temple premises after screening is scheduled to be held on August 16

Kerala High Court has refused to issue an interim order in the petitions against the alleged discrimination in the selection of Sabarimala Ayyappa temple ‘Melsanthi’ .


Three new inscriptions 0f Vijayanayanagar period discovered

Three inscriptions, two in Telugu and one in Kannada, were unearthed at the 1,000-year-old Nidimamadi Samsthanam in Nidimamidi village

Three inscriptions, two in Telugu and one in Kannada, were unearthed at the 1,000-year-old Nidimamadi Samsthanam in Nidimamidi village in Puttaparthi mandal in Anantapur district on Friday.

Historian Mynaswamy identified the inscriptions as belonging to the Vijayanagara empire in the 15th century.






tags-  Hindu News, 182021,

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