Vedic Yagya Center Newsletter May 2010
The Vedic Yagya Center (formerly the Vydic Yagnya Center) was founded in 2002 by Pandit Sharma C.S. Samavedula.
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May Yagya Calendar
Note: Any of the following yagyas may be sponsored for $51. Sponsoring all the festivals this month is $251. All of these yagyas are performed in a group, not individually. In addition to these yagyas, please see our new yagya package in the next article, below.
May 12th, 2010 (Wednesday): Maasa Sivaratri: (pradosham) The Vedic Yagya Center (VYC) will be performing Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam. On this day, special Abhishekam and archana will be performed 11 times to the Sacred Shiva Linga for His blessings. Sponsors of Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam will be blessed and benefited with good health, prosperity, eradication of poverty and all their desires will be fulfilled. Sponsor now.
May 16th, 2010 (Sunday): Akshaya tritiya (Day of Lasting Achievements): The VYC will be performing Lakshmi Kubera Homam and Pooja. As this is also popularly known as the “Day of Lasting Achievements.” Akshaya Tritiya, (also known as Akha Teej) is a Vedic holy day that falls on the third day Tithi (Lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the Vedic calender month of Vaishakha. The word “Akshaya” means “the never-diminishing” in Sanskrit and this day is believed to bring prosperity, good luck and success. This day is considered particularly auspicious for buying long term assets like gold, silver, diamonds, other precious stones, other financial investments and the real estate. It is commonly believed that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya will continue to grow and prosper. It is also a very good day for ground breaking for construction or starting new construction projects. Sponsor now.
May 18th, 2010 (Tuesday): Sri Jagadguru Adisankaracharya Jayanthi: VYC will be performing Guru pooja and Dakshinamurthy maha Mantra Homam. It is said that sponsors will be blessed and benefited with knowledge enhancement, educational betterment, popularity and will gain the “Guru’s Anugraham” (teacher’s blessings) special attention and grace. It is suggested that all students seeking knowledge and children take part in this event. Sponsor now.
May 27th, 2010 (Thursday): Vyshakha Pournami: VYC will be performing Navavarana archana (Sri Vidya Pooja). Sponsors will be blessed and benefited with over all protection and success in all areas of life and will be liberated. It is also believed that on this holy day, who so ever will take a bath in the Holy river or Ocean will be relieved from all the body pains, aches and will be blessed with good health. Sponsor now.
May 31st, 2010 (Monday): Sankashta Chaturthi (Sankata Hara Chaturthi): VYC will be performing a special Ganapathy Ashtadravya Homam. Sponsors will be blessed and benefited with success in all their work, removal of obstacles and prosperity in all walks of life. Sponsor now.
Any yagya listed above may be sponsored for $51. Sponsoring all these yagyas this month is $251. If you are interested, please contact Pundit Sharma Samavedula at 512-633-7999 or email@example.com
New Yagya Package Available for $1/Day for Prosperity, Protection, Health and Longevity
The Vedic Yagya Center will be performing a very special Daily Rudrabhishekam Yagya on a monthly subscription for prosperity, protection and health improvement, and especially for longevity. These Yagyas will be performed in the USA and are scheduled to start on June 1st, 2010, and run for an entire month at a time.
Individuals and families may sign up. The sponsorship fee is $31.00 per person, per month. That is just $1.00/day per person!
Annual subscriptions are welcome. If you sign up for a whole year, you save almost 20%. The annual subscription is just $301.00.
Prasadams (some of the items used in the yagya) will be mailed to your address.
Note: This is different from the Daily Yagyas, which cost 10x as much. We want to offer a more affordable option to those who cannot afford the Daily Yagyas. These yagyas are designed to still provide some benefits but at a lower cost.
If you have any questions or for further details, please contact Pundit Sharma Samavedula at 512-633-7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Yagya for May 16: Day of Lasting Achievements
Remember, Sunday May 16th is Akshaya tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievements. This is the perfect day to deal in finances and launch new projects or businesses.
Details about sponsoring a yagya on this day are in the May Yagya Calendar.
Chant of the Month: Kanaka Dhara Stotram by Sri Adi Sankaracharya
One day in the sacred Rishi tradition, Bhagvadpada Sri Adi Sankarachrya went to one old woman’s house for alms (biksha).
She was so poor, she was not having a proper dress and anything worth the name to give as biksha. So with the entrance door of her house slightly ajar, she reached out swamiji with her hand stretched and dropped one amlaka fruit (which was the only thing available in her house) into the hands of Sri Sankaracharya.
Sri Sankaracharya was deeply touched at the plight and haplessness of the woman – So he chanted Kanakadharaa stotram and prayed Goddess Lakshmi to extend Her Grace on the woman. The giver of wealth Goddess Lakshmi showered as rain – Golden Amlaka fruits in the house of the old woman.
This Stotram has been acclaimed as Kanaka Dharaa Stavam – and it is sure to bless all devotees who extol Sri Devi with all unflinching devotion.
To the Hari who wears supreme happiness as Ornament,
Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s Birthday May 18th
The great Indian philosopher Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s birthday is on May 18th. (He is the author of our Chant of the Month, above.) We are forever grateful to him, because he helped perpetuate the Vedic tradition. Without him, the Vedic tradition would have been in peril.
Kanaka Dhara StotramIntroduction
Adi Sankara was possibly one of the great saints of his time. He was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kerala. After brahmopadesa, as was usual during those times, he was asked to beg alms for his lunch. One day when he went to a Brahmin house, the lady of the house was so poor that she did not have anything to give him. She searched hard and found one small fruit of gooseberry, which she gave to Sankara the boy. He was so touched by her gesture that he sang these 21 mellifluous hymns on Goddess Lakshmi, who poured golden goose berries as rain to the poor woman’s house. Even today it is believed that poverty would be banished by singing this hymn. Click to read a longer biography of Sri Adi Shankara.
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Sponsor a Student at the Vedic School
The Vydic Foundation of India (VFI) was established in 2002 under the divine inspiration of renowned Samaveda Pundit Brahma Sri Samavedula Narayana Shastri.
The school is located at Vijayawada in India. The Acharyas (teachers) at the school impart the knowledge of the Vedas to the students with complete dedication, using traditional methods.
The school relies on donations from people like you: people who recognize the value of preserving the ancient Vedic knowledge of India. See the brochure.
click to see brochure”Vedo Rakshati Rakshitaha.” If you protect the Veda, the Veda will protect you.
You can help sponsor a Vedic student for $25 per month (payments through PayPal to this foundation are not tax-deductible in the U.S.A.). Set up a monthly payment from PayPal (credit card or PayPal).
You can make a one-time donation to the Vydic Foundation of India by credit card or PayPal (payments through PayPal to this foundation are not tax-deductible in the U.S.A.)
Or, mail a check according to the donation instructions. Donate by check. Donations by check are tax-deductible in the U.S.A. if the check is made payable to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and you specify in the memo section that the donation is for VFI School – Vijayawada. See instructions.
“Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu.” Peace and Happiness to all