Radha Sundararajan – Update 14th May 2021

FRIDAY 14th May 2021

Latest update: On Saturday morning at 10 am Indian Standard Time (05:30 UK time) the KYM will be holding a prayer meeting in memory of Radha. You can follow this on the KYM’s Facebook livestream here.

We are very sad to say that Radha passed away early this morning. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family.

Radha died as she lived. In India, today Friday May 14th, is Akṣaya Tṛitīyā, the third lunar day of the Spring month, a day which is considered to be particularly auspicious. Akṣaya  (अक्षय्य) means “never-endingness” in the sense of “prosperity, hope, joy, success”.* This is the celebration of the day that the river Ganga descended to Earth, the Ganga being revered as a Goddess and sacred in every sense. As the Ganges descended from Heaven to Earth, she is also considered the vehicle of ascent, from Earth to Heaven. We hold this thought for our dear teacher.

Radha changed our lives through the way she lived, what she taught us personally and above all her unwavering dedication to her teaching of chanting and to her lineage. We often feel at times like these that we need to do something – however, making time to just be quiet with our thoughts of Radha, reflecting on what we learned from her and thanking her can be as powerful. Should you wish to chant, then we would suggest a chant that is particularly appropriate for you or the Mṛtyuñjaya-mahāmantraḥ.

We wish her well on her next journey.

We will be dedicating our Sunday Sanga to Radha this coming Sunday at 8pm UK time. Please join us.

The TSYP team

WEDNESDAY 5th May 2021

Radha was admitted to hospital to receive oxygen on Monday and we had hoped to receive more detail in order to update you. We have not had any further news since then from Radha or the family but will let you know as soon as we do.

It goes without saying that all classes will be cancelled for the time being. 

Should you wish to add any chants to your practice then the Mṛtyuñjaya-mahāmantraḥ and the Durgāsūktam would be helpful at this time. The Mṛtyuñjaya is a chant that Radha chanted for her own mother when she was ill. The Durgāsūktam is a chant to take one from a place of suffering to a place of no suffering, and one which Radha has always told me enhances the effect of the Mṛtyuñjaya.

We continue to chant and pray for Radha, her family and the people of India.

Please post any messages at the bottom of this page.

The TSYP team

SUNDAY 2nd May 2021

Radha has decided to take complete rest over the next week and so will be cancelling her lessons from 3rd-9th May.  She plans to be back teaching on 10th May, but we will post any further news on the website in the articles section. Radha has been very touched by your messages of support posted here and thanks everyone for their kind wishes.

Thank you all who joined in with our 24-hour chanting saṅga. It was a truly special event with people from every continent coming together to chant for those afflicted by Covid – we thank you all. 

We continue to send Radha, her family and all those in India our thoughts and prayers.

The TSYP team

THURSDAY 29th April 2021

We received news today that our patron and dearly beloved teacher Radha Sundararajan and her family have contracted Covid-19.

As her infection is mild, Radha is continuing with her classes. However, please do not use WhatsApp or email to get in touch with Radha, as she feels she would have to reply (even if you say no need to reply). We will do our best to keep you updated here on the website. Please send your best wishes by writing in the comments section at the bottom of this article. 

We are chanting for India tomorrow, Friday 30th April, and the fact that Radha and her family have now contracted the coronavirus has brought home to us (yet again) how this illness can affect anyone. Please join us in chanting and prayers for them and the whole of India (indeed the world) at this devastating time.

We have received a remarkable response to our call for a 24-hour Vedic chant marathon, for which we are very grateful. This means no one needs to contact Lisa regarding slots any longer, but we hope you will still join us by simply chanting when it is convenient for you, knowing you are part of a saṅga of like-minded people who are sending out all good wishes to Radha, her family and all of India. 

If you wish to contribute to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s coronavirus appeal for India, click here.

The TSYP Team

38 thoughts on “Radha Sundararajan – Update 14th May 2021”

  1. Dear Radha, you and your loved ones are in my thoughts and heart in these turbulent times. Wishing you all the resilience you need to make a good recovery. With love, Sara

  2. Sarah Waterfield

    To everyone worried about Radha – I saw Radha this morning for my lesson. She says her cough has lessened and she is starting to feel better. She was a little more subdued than usual but in good spirits.
    Radha, sending you and your family so much love, I will continue to chant ārogya and mrtyuñjaya whilst thinking of you and your family.

  3. Dear Radha
    I was so sorry to hear that you and your family contracted Covid but hope that you all, like me, recover quickly. I chanted for you all today and send you love and best wishes.

  4. Debby Badger

    Dear Radha,
    We are keeping you in our hearts and hope you recover well and quickly. There are many people chanting for you, for your family and for all in India today to complete the 24 hours of chanting around the world. Sending love and healing to you especially, our teacher and ācārya from all here in Australia.
    Love Debby on behalf of the chanting community in Australia.

  5. Jackie Childs

    Dear Radha
    I am so sorry to hear that this terrible virus has touched you and your family. Sending you, your loved ones and all of India love and healing vibes at this difficult time. I will be joining Lisa’s chanting sangha on Saturday 1st May and you will be in my thoughts along with the rest of your beautiful country. Jackie x

  6. Radha Update as of Sunday May 2

    Radha has asked me to announce that she is going to cancel her classes for one week to get total rest. She will resume on Monday May 10th. Please check here for updates or contact Lisa at chanting@tsyp.yoga. Radha very much appreciates all the notes of support and the chanting.

  7. Dear Radha

    Thank you so much for the class last week. I admire your dedication to continue teaching but was concerned it was tiring for you. I am relieved that you will rest this week and reserve all your resources to fight this illness. You and your family – and your country – are in my constant thoughts and prayers. With love and gratitude for all that you have given me, taught me and shared with me over the years. Roxanna xx

  8. Becky Sperring

    Dear Radha
    It was so wonderful to be part of the worldwide 24 hour chant with so many others sending love and healing vibes to you, your family and the whole community in India (and around the world).
    Take good care of yourself and rest as long as you need.
    lots of love
    Becky x

  9. Maggie Shanks

    Radha, dear
    Wishing you, your family and the people of India, resilience and strength and much love. Our chants are dedicated to you all and continuing to chant ārogya and mrtyuñjaya, holding you and your family in my heart.
    Warmest wishes

  10. Helen Macpherson

    Dear Radha, sending love and healing prayers and chants to you and the family. Take care and take time to fully recover please,
    Helen and Andy xxxx

  11. Thank you to TSYP for their updates and kindness shown to the students of Radha who are thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery.
    Information is difficult to get since Radha has been in hospital but knowing Radha as soon as she can, she will text to let us know how she is doing. In the meantime I can hear her voice in my head saying, “just chant, Lisa” ..so I will.

  12. Mandy Meaden

    Dear Radha,
    My heart goes out to you and to your family and loved ones whilst you dance with this virus. Wishing you all clear vision and easy breath as soon as possible. I trust your inner strength remains and your light guides your way through this.
    With love, I shall be chanting xxx

  13. Marian Thornley

    Dear Radha
    I am so sorry to hear this news. You are in my heart and thoughts, and of course I will be adding my voice to all those others chanting for you
    Love xx Marian

  14. My dear Radha
    I have been chanting the Mrtyunjaya and Durga and thinking of you this evening. I hope that you and your family will recover soon and that you will take all the time you need to rest and recuperate. With much love, Sophie

  15. Radha you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. I am chanting for you and your family. I am teaching my first session of the Foundation Course on Sunday. I dedicate it to you. You have been my teacher, my guide and my inspiration. Much love, Roxanna xx

  16. Meredith Bell

    Dear Radha
    Sending sincere and warmest wishes and love to you and your family. You are an inspiration and are close in my thoughts.

  17. Penelope Thurgood

    Dear Radha, Wishing you and your family a speedy recovery, and to let you know just how much your support and patience has been appreciated and inspired me to keep going with the chanting. All my love and best wishes, many blessings Penelope

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