They contain a lot about art of living: Kondaveeti Jyothirmayi
VISAKHAPATNAM: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam singer Kondaveeti Jyothirmayi has said that Annamayya keertanas provide solution to many an evil plaguing modern society. No wonder, the artistes of Praja Natya Mandali, which follows the Communist ideology, have taken to singing of Annamayya keertanas.
At a media conference organised by Annamayya Geetanjali on Saturday, she said that Annamayya's keertanas contain a lot about personality development and art of living that was being taught these days. The keertanas rejuvenate the ‘naadi chakras' in the body and prevent human minds from going astray.
Expressing serious concern over the dilapidated state of ancient temples in the State, Ms. Jyothirmayi said that it was unfortunate that not even the sacred lamp was being lit regularly at many temples. In Tamil Nadu, the local people involve in such matters and ensure that the temples were not subjected to neglect.
Taking strong exception to the interference of politicians in the administration of temples, she called for the involvement of spiritual leaders and sankeertana singers for the protection of ancient temples.
She said it was unfortunate that no action was taken to protect the Raja Gopuram at Sri Kalahasti despite prior warnings. Ms. Jyothirmayi spoke on the efforts being made by her to generate spiritual awareness among the public.
She felt that devotees shouldn't be allowed to wear footwear in the Annadanam complex and film songs shouldn't be played at music shops at Tirumala.
Devotees should be educated on the need to keep the holy place neat and clean.
She said that that free Annamayya sankeertana classes were being conducted through her Annamayya Kala Peetam in Hyderabad for the last eight years. There was no age or other barriers for participating in the training classes. The organisation was also collecting flowers from the public in Hyderabad and Guntur and sending them to Tirumala for decorating Lord Venkateswara during the annual Brahmotsavams during the last eight years.
This year, a van would leave for Tirumala from Visakhapatnam on October 11 taking the flowers donated by devotees. She said that it was a unique opportunity for devotees to donate flowers and appealed to them to utilise the same.
Only flowers would be accepted and there was no restriction on the number of flowers that could be sent.