17th Jadhaga Parivarthanai Mela
The 17th Jadhaga Parivarthanai Mela of Karnataka United Sourashtra Organisation was held at Kumara Vyasa Mandapam, Rajajinagar 4th Block, Bangalore-10 from 10.30 onwards on 16-09-2012.
KUSO was formed for the welfare of Sourashtra people who live in Bangalore as well as throughout Karnataka. Among the several activities of KUSO, it conducts Jadhaga Parivarthanai Mela once in 6 months. So far it had conducted 16 such melas from the year 2004 with overwhelming response from Sourashtra people. This performs like a platform to those parents who seek alliance for their boys/girls. KUSO also concentrates on the rehabilitation of widows/widowers, divorcees and physically challenged.
KUSO Committee Member
Sri Sathyakumar sang a prayer song and General Secretary
Sri T.S. Jayabalan formally announced that the proceedings of the Mela started. Smt. Valli, Hyderabad, Smt. Radha, Veeravanallur, Smt. Surya, Kumbakonam, Smt. Aruna, Madurai and Smt Gouri, Chennai had lighted the lamp to whom gifts were offered by Vice President
Sri B.R. Surendran. Sri V.G. Gopalakrishnan, President, KUSO, in his presidential address had explained the procedures adapted in the Mela for the registration of horoscopes of boys and girls.
He appealed the parents with a stress to settle the alliance for their boys and girls as quickly as possible avoiding wasting time, energy and money on scrutinizing the horoscopes deeply and giving unnecessary importance on materialistic matters like jewels etc. He insisted to have marriage alliance with inter-city Sourashtra to weed out the differences observed among them even these days.
In the 17th Mela held on Sunday, the horoscopes of 25 girls and 45 boys have been registered during this Mela. All the above are well educated working in private sector, public undertakings and state and central Govt.. Offices throughout the Country. They were from Tamilnadu, Gujarat, New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh and from other states also. The parents of some of the above who work in Atlanta, Texas (America), Singapore, Dubai and in other foreign countries had also participated in this mela.
We have also observed that most of the parents had come from Bangalore, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Arani, Salem, Chennai, Bhagalur (Krishnagiri), Coimbatore, Kumbakonam, Tirubhuvanam (Thanjavur), New Delhi, Emaneswaram, Veeravanallur (Tirunelveli), Trichy, Ahmedabad, Puducherry, Baroda and Hyderabad to register the horoscopes of their boys and girls in the Mela. They submitted horoscopes along with our prescribed application form duly filled in and signed with passport size and full size photograph of boys/girls.
General Secretary Sri T.S. Jayabalan and Asst. Secretary
Sri P.R. Gopinath looked after the stage management. They introduced the parents with their boys and girls on the stage according to the order of their registration one after the other. KUSO Advisor Sri K.V. Pathy, Vice President B.R. Surendran, Treasurer K.K. Devadoss Babu, Joint Treasurer R.R. Baskar, Deputy Secretary, B.V. Srinivasan, KUSO Former President, Sri K.R. Kalidoss, Former Vice President and One of the Founders of KUSO, Prof. N. Vasu, and Committee Members,
viz., Sri M.V. Mohanram, Sri Ravi, Sri Sathyakumar, Sri K.K. Gopinath, Sri B.R. Sekar, Sri R.K. Sridhar, Sri P.M. Balaji, Sri Saravanan, Smt. Manjula Gopinath, Smt Uma Gridharan, Smt. Yogeshwari Nagaraj and Smt Priya Ganesan were seen deeply involved in assisting the parents in the registration of horoscopes throughout the day.
After the lunch break, the parents were seen discussing with our official astrologer
Sri P.R. Surendran with copies of horoscopes they had preferred according to their choice. The parents of both the parties (boys and girls) were also seen discussing with each other.
All the participants and parents were offered coffee and vadai in the morning session, lunch in the afternoon and bhajji and tea in the evening session to their fullest satisfaction.
The proceedings of Mela was concluded with vote of thanks by Committee Member Sri P.M. Balaji by 6 pm.