Chenniyil Swami Vivekanandar
Vivekananda Navaratri & Divine Book Festival 2017
Press Note – Day 5 – 10 th Feb 2017
Fifth day of Vivekananda Navaratri celebrations began with Bhajans by students of RKMV Centenary
Girls Higher Secondary School, MINT, followed by the reading from the extracts of Swami Vivekananda’s
lecture by Sri Lokkumar.
Master J A Jayanth gave a wonderful flute recital. He is the grandson of flute Mali. As a child prodigy he
had rendered flute recital at Thayaraja Utasavam in the age of 7. He is a recipient of M S Subalakshmi
award. He began his recital with Sri Thayagaraja’s Nadasudha rasam in Aarabi, followed by ‘Enna thavam
seithanai’. The next 30 minutes air was filled with melodious soul stirring flute music. The recital ended
with “Kooovi azhaithaal kural kodupaan”
Swami Paramasukhananda Maharaj delivered a lecture on Katraar Kadai Therinaar. “Wake up India”
Swami began his lecture with this clarion call. Vivekananda Navaratri is an important event. Katraar
Kadai Therinaar, the very title is filled with many questions. To give regeneration to the Indian
Spirituality, Sri Ramakrishna was born in India.
Swami Vivekananda learned from him the secret of uprising India to regain its lost glory. Our Vedas call
man as Amrithisya Puthara. The greatness of man was learned by Swamiji from Sri Ramakrishna. Man is
divine and he is that which is everywhere – Bhraman. This was explained by Sri Ramakrishna through his
life itself. He worshiped his wife as the almighty in Sodashi Pooja. He even saluted a poor sweeper lady
Maharaj gave many anecdotes from the lives of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna. Swamiji learnt
and preached that service to mankind is the service to the lord.
Sri A Kaliyamurthy, IPS, Retd, participated as the Chief guest of the program. His special address was on
the topic: Ellorukum Vivekanandar. He began his speech with a wonderful incident of Swamiji, when
everybody was admiring the full moon, Swamiji told them about the beauty of the creator behind the
“Naren was transformed into Vivekananda by his mother. Mother is the creator of the generations.
Mother is worshipped by all great men right from Adi Shankara to Kannadasan. She is the embodiment,
representative of God himself”. He went on to explain Swamiji’s thoughts with various anecdotes from
lives of great personalities. Thus Sri Kaliyamurthy gave a vivid description of Mother’s greatness.
Similarly with many quotes and examples he explained the importance of shaping the character of the
children. In short the lecture was a grand feast of Tamil language and literature.
The Divine book fair was visited by more than 600 school students in the evening. Monks of the order
gave motivational lectures on the lines of Swamiji’s thought. Navaratri event in the evening was
attended by more than 300 people.