Saturday, April 10, 2010
Pujya Sri Swamiji arrived in Chicago on 8th April, after three days of rest in Steubenville. On 8th evening, Guru Puja was performed by the grand children of Sri. Krish Raman, viz., Kumari. Janani, Kum. Vinayak, Kum. Ganapathy and Kum. Bharath. It was stated that the regular Satsangs conducted by Chicago group alone brought Sri Swamiji to Chicago this year. On 9th, Chicago devotees performed Datta Paduka Puja.
On 10th April 2010, Saturday, Shruti Laya Raga Sagara, Music for Meditation was held at Elgin Visual and Performing Arts Center. Before the concert, Sri Swamiji spoke about music and its efficacy in a press conference. Sri Swamiji announced that His book on music is under print and would be released during the upcoming festivities in May 2010.
Shruti Laya Raga Sagara concert was inaugurated by Sri. Raja Krishnamoorthy, a former top official of Illinois state. The concert’s main composition “Shruti Laya Raga Sagara” consisted of Ragas 1.Pushpalathika, 2.Gopika Kusumam & 3.Hemavati (Bhajan – Shambho Samba). Sri Swamiji also played Mohana Raga (Eesha Pateesha) and Shambho Mahadeva as dance tune. The concert hall was full and some people had to be seated on stage side wings too. Before the concert started, Mr. Ryan Banks, a volunteer who helped save thousands of people during the recent Haiti earthquake was honoured.