Bhikśhavandanam is a supreme form of guru sevā (service to the guru)
Periyavā is a sanñyasī - someone, who by definition, has given up everything for the sake of the world. A sanñyāsī subsists on bhikśhā. Although periyavā does not seek bhikśhā, it is enjoined upon gṛuhastās to seek out sanñyāsīs and offer bhikśhāvandana samarpaṇam. That is the reason gṛuhastāśhramā is called as uttama āśhramā.
A vandanam: Bhikśhavandanam is actually a vandanam, paying obeisance through bhikśhā. Total humility, śhraddhā and involvement are far more important than the actual money or materials contributed.
How much do I offer?
The normal practice is that, in samaṣhṭhi or group bhikśhāvandanam, the amount offered covers not just the bhikśhā for periyavā, but also is able to provide fruits, flowers and other materials for trikāla pūjā and neivedhyam and supply of provisions for prasādam and annadānam, providing vastrams for niyama brahmanās and sarees for suhāsinīs.
While we suggest a minimum amount of $51.00, more is always welcome since it will help with covering all of the things listed above.
About Uttarāṣhāḍhā Bhikśhāvandanam
uttarāṣhāḍhā is the auspicious star under which our āchāryāl's avatāram took place. So, every month, performing the bhikśhāvandanam on the day of that star is very auspicious and very beneficial to the kartā (doer).
samaṣhṭhi bhikśhāvandanam - Performing an act of bhikśhavandanam along with others. This is the format of this bhikśhavandanam.
This program has been setup to help people living in North America to be able to offer the bhikśhā to our āchāryāl.
How do I offer Bhikśhāvandanam in USD?
The process is very simple (please read this fully and follow to ensure your sankalpam is done)
Click the "Bhikśhāvandanam samarpaṇam" link (or button above) and pay a minimum amount of $51.00 (or more)
Wait for the payment to complete.
Register: IMPORTANT - The payment page will redirect to a registration form. Complete the form with your sankalpam details
Provide sankalpam information: The day before uttaraśhaḍhā (as occurring in IST) the information will be sent to Kānchi Kāmakoṭi Peeṭham. Your information will be used to perform saṅkalpam and prasādams will be sent.
How do I offer Bhikśhāvandanam in INR?
The process for INR payments is different than for USD payments. Please read.
Option 1: Cheque or Demand Draft (mail to address below with sankalpam details)
Option2: Online Transfer
Details needed (send to firstname.lastname@example.org)
How will get I prasādams?
The easiest way is to provide an address in India in the form. That will ensure the prasādams will reach your India address promptly.
The devotees who are unable to receive in India can opt to get their prasādams at their address in the USA.
Depending on the situation, we will get the prasādams either by courier (for instance, this is not an option during COVID times) or hand carried by someone coming here. So, your prasādams will reach you, but the timing is not deterministic. Kindly be assured that the bhikśha was offered in your name and please be patient. You will receive your prasādams.
If you have any questions, please contact rvaidhee at(@) gmail.com
January Bhikśhāvandam date - Amavasya - Wednesday, January 13th 2021 Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Tuesday, January 12 2021, 8AM EST February Bhikśhāvandam date - Krishna Chaturdashi - Wednesday , February 10th 202 1 Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Tuesday, February 9th 2021, 8AM EST March Bhikśhāvandam date - Krishna Ekadashi - Tuesday , March 9th 2021 ( HH Periyava Jayanti Mahotsavam) Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Monday , March 8th 202 1, 8AM EST April Bhikśhāvandam date - Monday , April 5th 2021 Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Sunday , April , 4th 202 1, 8AM EST
May (two dates)
Bhikśhāvandam date - Sunday May 2nd, 2021 / Monday, May 3rd 2021 Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Saturday, May 1st 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Sunday May 30th, 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Saturday, May 29th 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Saturday, June 26th 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Friday, June 25th 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Saturday, July 24th 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Friday, July 23rd 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Friday, August 20th 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Thursday, August 19th 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Thursday, September 16th 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Wednesday, September 15th 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Thursday, October 14th 2021
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Wednesday, October 13th 2021, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Wednesday, November, 10th 2020
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Tuesday, November, 9th 2020, 8AM EST
Bhikśhāvandam date - Tuesday, December, 7th 2020
Payment and Sankalpam info submission deadline - Monday, December, 6th 2020, 8AM EST