ABM is an association of good minds who have common interest and passion towards Religion and Namasankeerthanam. This team has been doing yatra to sabarimala regularly for more than two decades. It is at this point of time, when the like minded souls came together on sunday evenings during Raghukalam when people avoid doing things or starting something new. Good things will always have the blessings of God. True to these words the member’s got increased day by day. Quite interestingly all of us were young and dynamic and very dedicated. Though due to practical reasons and compulstions of life the members had to move to various geographic territories the common goal of spreading the bagavan nama has not been changed. We are of the strong belief, it is only this namasankeerthanam, that is directing all of us, giving the required energy and protecting us from all sins we committ as human beings. We strongly, believe in team work which has shown us the way so far and will continue to guide us in the years to come.
The Mandali is headed by the Managing Trustee. He has been creditably supported by Secretary and we have committee members. All major decisions and discussions happens by duly calling in for a meeting and having a healthy discussion and like in any democracy we go with the majority. Every year the accounts have been prepared, after the yatra and discussions take place on accounts before passing it
The Mandali engages itself in activities that are centred around Iyyappan and Nama Sankeerthanam. The Main activities of the mandali can be put as under:
The namasankeerthanam or rendering of bajan which gives great joy to the mandali and it involves regularly in it. We do conduct Bhajans, throughout the years on various parts of Chennai and its outskirts also. The team can perform bajans on various Gods and occasions.
The main strength of our bajans has been
Among our activities, we have been blessed to get opportunites to do bajan’s throughout the night on Sivarathiri and Vaikunta Ekadasi every year.
The various songs on our bajans are sung or composed by various bagavathals and we don’t have any commercial interest in copying them, we do it only for the pleasure of singing the god and spreading the namasankeerthanam we are sure we will have all of their blessings in doing so.
The Mandali’s Core activity is totally related to Lord Ayyappan and annadanam.
We started on a very small scale with the soul intention, of offering annadanam to his devotees who are coming from various parts of the country and today we are very happy and proud to say that with the blessings of Sri Annadana Prabhu Swami Ayyappan the quantum of Annadanam has grown by leaps and bounds.
We offer the service on the banks of the sacred river pampa where thousands of his devotees are being serviced. The Annadanam is being conducted for two days with variety rice(chitrannam) on day one and Sastha Preethi on the second day.
When we do a service, we feel it should be thorough and full fledged and we can say confidently we are constantly working towards to achieve this goal.
We provide them with a table and chair where devotees can have their food in a relaxed manner. The photo gallery section will throw more light on this.
Apart from the above major two initiatives, the mandali also engages itself in Providing financial assistance to the needy in terms of Education, Marriage to the poor to the possible extent.