May 24th, 2023
Dear NRIVA Family,
I am thrilled to share the joyous news of the completion of the Goddess Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrations across North America. The thunderous success of these divine events is a testament to the unwavering devotion and commitment of our esteemed members.
With immense pleasure, I announce that over 10,000 members enthusiastically participated in the celebrations, creating an atmosphere filled with spirituality and reverence. The festivities were embraced by 50 chapters, including our two most recent additions, each adding their unique touch to the commemoration.
The events encompassed a range of sacred rituals, including Uregimpu (Procession) with Kolatam, Abhishekam, Homam, Kanyaka Pooja, and intricate decorations that elevated the spiritual ambiance. Furthermore, several cities actively engaged in service events aimed at extending support to the needy, embodying the core principles of Vasavi Matha.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Vasavi Jayanthi Committee for their remarkable efforts in procuring over 2,000 small Vasavi Matha vigrahas that were distributed to families that were to keep them in their personal Pooja Mandirs.. We have performed a special pooja conducted at Vasavi Matha's birthplace in Penugonda on behalf of all NRIVA families. The distribution of Prasadam and Kumkum to all the participating chapters further enhanced the devotion and unity among our members.
In our pursuit of organized prayers and spiritual growth, we have published 2,000 copies of the Vasavi Matha Bhakthi Mala books, which have been distributed to our chapters. These books serve as invaluable guides, allowing us to deepen our connection with Vasavi Matha's teachings. I express my sincerest gratitude to the generous donors whose contributions made this publication possible.
The success of these celebrations would not have been possible without the tireless efforts and dedication of our event leads, chapter leads, Regional Directors, BOTs, and the invaluable support of over 500 volunteers. Their unwavering commitment, along with their collective contribution of over 5,000 hours of volunteering, played an integral role in making these events truly memorable and inspiring.
As we reflect on the essence of Vasavi Matha's teachings, let us continue to uphold the principles of Dharmam, Seelam, and Ahimsa in our daily lives. May we carry the spirit of unity and devotion nurtured during the Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrations forward, leaving a lasting impact on our community.
Once again, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the members, volunteers, sponsors, and well-wishers for their wholehearted participation and support throughout these celebrations. Your dedication and commitment are the driving forces behind our collective achievements.
Please visit https://www.smugmug.com/app/organize/Vasavi-Jayanthi/2023-Vasavi-Jayanthi for photos of the events.
With warm regards,
Srinivasa Rao Pandiri
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