19th March 2017
Griha Pravesha – A Historic Moment
Sri Krishna Brundavana is now Sri Venkata Krishna Brundavana with the arrival of Sri Venkateshwara with his consorts Sri Devi and Bhudevi at the new location 241 Poath Road, Murrumbeena.
20th May 2015 – Exactly 5 years later, Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy with Sri Krishna and Vayu Deva made a grand entry to the priest house on 5 Hayes Road in the fifth month of the year!
In this time span of five years, the desire of Sri Raghavendra Swamy devotees slowly gathered momentum and spread to the various nooks and corners of Melbourne. The devotees numbering in hundreds celebrated the Aradhana of the Guru with vigour and devotion every year.
Soon after the bowing to the wishes of devotees who wanted to witness the Aradhana done by priests from Udupi, representatives of Puthighe Matha were invited for Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana. Later the pontiff himself, His Holiness 1008 Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji visited Melbourne and toured Australia in 2013 and 2014 and seeing the overwhelming support in Melbourne decided to open a priest house in Melbourne.
Thus was born Sri Krishna Brundavana Melbourne.
What a grand spectacle it was, on 20th May 2015 when Sri Krishna with his parivara entered his sannidhana with great pomp and ceremony.
The Griha Pravesha was performed in the most traditional manner when Sri Krishna was given a rousing reception amidst the enchanting rendition of Vedic mantras and stotras and chiming of the bell and in the presence of the most auspicious icons – ‘married couple or ‘dampathi’, the sacred cow, the coveted cradle, the holy thulasi plant, the glittering mirror, the colourful flowers, enlightening deepa and the lovable baby (born on the same Nakshatra Rohini as Sri Krishna).
Sri Prassanacharya the Administrator of Puthighe Matha and the priest Sri Shankar Narayan Bhat facilitated the grand entry of Sri Krishna with his consort Goddess Lakshmi, Vayu Deva and our Guru Raghavendra and formally made Melbourne their abode.