MARCH 2015 SPECIAL YAGYAS
Mar 2nd – Pradosham – Navagraha Homa (Yagya), Rudra Homa (Yagya), Maha Mrityunjaya Homa (Yagya).
Mar 4th – HOLI – Holika Poojan & dahan.
Mar 5th – Pournami – Chandi & Lakshmi Homas (Yagyas).
Mar 6th – Lakshmi Jayanthi.
Mar 9th – Sankatahara Chaturthi Poojas –Ganesha Sahastra Modaka Homa (Yagya).
Mar 18th – Masa Shivarathri – – Navagraha Homa (Yagya), Rudra Homa (Yagya).
Mar 19th – Amavasya – Amavasya Tarpanam.
Mar 20th – Ugadi – (Telugu New Year) & beginning of the Vasanth Navarathri –
Mar 20th to 28th – Vasanth Navarathri – As a special feature this year Vedic Yagya Center will be celebrating Vasantha Lakshmi Navarathri with Special Poojas & Yagyas (the rituals such as Abhishekam – the holy bathing ceremonies to the Deities and Homas – the fire ceremonies with the offerings of lotus flowers, Honey, some special herbs) for the Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi during the Vasantha Lakshmi Navarathri – the Nine Sacred Nights of Spring. Schedule for the various events that will be done by Vedic Yagya Center are as follows:
During Vasantha Lakshmi Navarathri, nature which is the representation of God is in the most generous form like a mother is to the child. Hence the Mother Divine is prayed to so that Her blessings are sought after. Mother Divine is known by innumerable names, one of them and most popular form is – Sri Mahalakshmi (The great Goddess of wealth & Prosperity). She is offered red lotus flowers: “Padmapriye Padmini Padmahaste Padmalaye, Padmadalaya dakshi……” (One who resides in Lotus, Looks like Lotus, Smells like lotus, loves & holds lotus flowers, and has eyes that are shaped like lotus petals). According to the scriptures Mantra Maharnava, the Lakshmi Homas (the fire ceremony with lotus flowers) offered with complete love, faith and devotion to the Divine Mother during this Holy Vasantha Navarathri time is extremely propitious. The Great Goddess showers prosperity to all (Growth in riches, success in business, progress in all parts of life, better financial opportunities, gaining lost wealth & glory etc.)
Vasantha Navaratri Pooja & Yagyas Schedule
03/20/2015 (Friday) from 6:00 AM to 8:00 A.M – Event begins with Swasti Vachanam, Ganapathi Homa with 1008 modakas (Specially cooked, steamed rice flour balls) to remove obstacles and fulfill all your desires. This will be performed at the beginning of the Sri Vasantha Lakshmi Havana Purvaka Nava Chandi Yagya.
Daily on all the eight days, from 03/20/2015 to 03/28/2015 – from 8:00 A.M to 2:00 PM. Morning Pooja, Abhishekam (Holy bathing ceremony to the Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi. This is then followed by Sri Maha Lakshmi Homas with 1008 Lotuses (Auspicious fire ceremony with 1008 red lotus flowers or roses & honey) plus Kubera, Chandi & Sri Sudarshana Homas also will be conducted daily. This program will conclude with the Naivedyam (Holy Food Offering to the Goddess), Divya Archana, Pooja and Maha Mangalarathi & Prasadam distribution.
Special Lakshmi Poojas for each form of Mother Lakshmi (Eight forms, Ashta Lakshmi Pooja)
The eight manifestations of Goddess Mahalakshmi with brief description are given as follows:
Adi Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of health), First Form:
Specialty of the day first day that is Friday (03/20/2015) –is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Adilakshmi (for liberation and attaining salvation) with Holy Turmeric powder. On this day, a special Adilakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include General prosperity, wealth, peace & harmony.
Dhanya Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of food), Second Form:
Specialty of the day second day that is Saturday (03/21/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Dhanyalakshmi (for food & nourishment) with pure honey. On this day, a special Dhanya Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include Good Health, relief from long term illnesses and boost life forces & rejuvenate energy.
Dhairya Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of Courage), Third Form:
Specialty of the day third day that is, Sunday (03/22/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Dhairyalakshmi (for courage) with Bilwa leaves and other flowers. On this day, a special Dhairya Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include Good Health, relief from long term illnesses and boost life forces & rejuvenate energy.
Gaja Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of Good Luck), Fourth Form:
Specialty of the day fourth day that is,Monday (03/23/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Gajalakshmi (for achieving higher goals) with herbal (tunga mustha) water. On this day, a special Gaja Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include gain of wealth & power. Ideal for those who seek success especially in management, power & control of organizations etc.
Santana Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of Children/fertility), Fifth Form:
Specialty of the day fifth day that is, Tuesday (03/24/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Santhanalakshmi (for progeny and fertility) with milk, honey, rosewater, ghee, sugar and yogurt. On this day, a special Santhana Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include fertility, good & healthy offspring and such other needs fulfilled.
Vijaya Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of success), Sixth Form:
Specialty of the day sixth day that is, Wednesday (03/25/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Vijayalakshmi Devi (for victory or success) in all areas of life with rose flowers and water. On this day, a special Vijaya Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include irrevocable success in any & all endeavors, victory over the enemies especially in the legal matters.
Vidya Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of Knowledge), Seventh Form:
Specialty of the day seventh day that is, Thursday (03/26/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Vidyalakshmi Devi ((for improvement in studies, educational matters) with coconut water. On this day, a special Vidya Lakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include education, improvement of intellectual area, mind, memory and betterment to excellence in fine arts, music.
Dhanalakshmi Devi (Goddess of Wealth & Prosperity), Eight Form:
Specialty of the day eight day that is, Friday (03/27/2015) – is Sacred Bathing ceremony to the Goddess Dhanalakshmi Devi (for wealth and prosperity) with 54 varieties of holy, herbal ingredients. On this day, a special Dhanalakshmi Devi Nama Moola Mantra Homa will be performed. Benefits include financial gains, profits, better inflow of cash and increase or advancement in wealth/property/investments etc.
Sri Rama Navami 03/28/2015 (Saturday) – Sacred Bathing ceremony to the goddess, Maha Lakshmi (for family harmony, peace and prosperity) with the root herbal powder (herb kuruvarru) holy water. This is followed by Vasantha Lakshmi Purvaka Havan & Nava Chandi Yagyas.
Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsavam: Sri Rama Navami is also special because it’s Birthday of the Lord Sri Rama and also the sacred day of His Holy Matrimony too. Therefore, the marriage ceremony of the Goddess, Divine Mother Sita and Lord Sri Rama for Vishwa Shanti (Global peace and harmony) will be celebrated grandly.
Conclusion of this event Maha purnahuti: Maha Purnahuti (final offerings) and Avabrutha (holy water from all Kalashas will be Sprinkled on all devotees / sponsors of these Yagyas, and in all directions of this universe for Global peace, harmony and prosperity.
Benefits of Sponsorship & Prayers during Vasantha Lakshmi Navarathri:
As has been already mentioned previously, offering prayers and respects to God during this sacred period has many of its own advantages as stated above. Other than that, this is also an excellent time to start any new Business Ventures, Investments, New projects, Undertakings. Other than just material and financial benefits, the Sponsors will also be benefited in Educational enhancement, academically growth, Spiritual development and Peace & Harmony in relations both in Business, Personal and especially matrimonial relations.