Vedic Yagya Center Newsletter November 2009
The Vedic Yagya Center (formerly the Vydic Yagnya Center) was founded in 2002 by Pandit Sharma C.S. Samavedula.
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November 2009 Vedic Yagya Calendar
Note: Any of the following yagyas may be sponsored for $108 unless otherwise noted. Sponsorship of every festival this month is just $501 for an individual, family, or business and includes yagyas each day. Exception in August 2009: Only one day of the Ganesh Chaturthi yagya is included, but you can sponsor the full nine-day yagya for an additional $301 ($802 total).
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November 2 (Sunday) – Pournami – Full Moon– Chandi Homa and Navagraha Homa: for protection, health, to neutralize negativity, help with legal issues, and to propitiate and gain favor of the nine navagrahas (planets). Laghu Rudra Sahita Laksha Bilwa Archana: for prosperity and health related issues. Sponsor this event.
November 6 (Friday) – Sankata Hara Chaturthi –
November 12 (Thursday) – Sarva Ekadashi – A good day to perform yagyas and pujas to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu Vishnu Sahasranama Homam and Kartika Damodara Puja: for protection from enemies and attainment of moksha (liberation). Sponsor this event.
November 14 (Saturday) – Shani Trayodashi – Auspicious to perform pujas and yagyas for Lord Shani. Lord Shani Puja, Shani Homam and Shani Shanti: beneficial to anyone currently in Shani dasha, Shani subdasha, or are currently in 7-1/2 years of Shani. It will promote good health and success in one’s career, and help ease mental tensions.Sponsor this event.
November 22 (Sunday) – Subrahmanya Sasthi – Auspicious to perform pujas to Lord Subrahmanya. Designed to neutralize problems with Rahu-Ketu and sarpa doshas. Also beneficial for problems related to planet Mars.Sponsor this event.
November 28 (Saturday) – Gita Jayanti – This day is celebrated as the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita Puja: for self realization and help to clarify one’s path in life.Sponsor this event.
November 30 (Monday) – Hanumad Vrata – Auspicious to perform pujas to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Puja with 1008 betel leaves: to neutralize evil eye and protection from enemies and legal issues.Sponsor this event.
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Acharya’s Call – Discourses of His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal
Abhisheka to Paramasiva
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swami GalSri Paramasiva carries on the top of His head the Gana and the Moon. The water of the Ganga is icy cold and the rays of the moon are also cool and soothing. On His hands and legs and around His neck are entwined snakes which are chill to the touch (seetalaangah). On His left side, or the left half of His body, is Parvati, Himagiriduhitaa, born of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, whose heart melts with motherly affection at the sufferings of humanity, who are all Her children. Dayaardra used in the verse means, aardra or being wet, with daya or compassion – the idea being that the sympathetic impulses flowing constantly from the heart of Parvati added to the cool . . Click to read the entire article.
Photos of Navaratri – Nine Days of the Divine Mother
The Vydic Yagnya Center conducted Navaratri (Festival of Lights) yagyas in India during the Nine Days of the Divine Mother.
Here are some pictures of these yagyas.
Photos of Flood Relief by Vydic Foundation of India
In early October, heavy rains in India caused levies to break, and many villages were under water. The village near the Vydic School of India was completely flooded.
The Vydic Foundation of India, which we support, provided food and shelter to the flood victims in the nearby village for several days. Click to view flood relief photos now.
Download the Chant of the Month
Please enjoy this chant of the month, Bilvastakam. The leaves of Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), which has multiple leaves, with each leaf consisting of three leaves, is very dear to Lord Shiva. Offering this leaf to Lord Shiva pleases him, especially on the Shivarathri. There are several stories how people gained salvation by offering one Bilwa leaf to Lord Shiva. Download the PDF to read the amazing translation of these powerful verses/stories.
November 2009 Vedic Astrology Gochara (Transits)
The following agricultural analogy can be useful in understanding how Jyotish works: “Properly understood, the bhavas [houses] are twelve fields with soil predisposed to growing specialized crops – categories of human experience. But Grahas [planetary bodies] are the farmers that plough the bhavas; the rashis [signs], the mulch that fertilize them.” (Hart Defouw – from Gochara-Phala Vicara Seminar)
Jyotish means best of lights (Jyoti means light), and is based on the fixed stars. This means that the planets and luminaries, etc. are calculated differently from Western Astrology. Thus there is a 24* difference in the calculations of the two astrologies. Please remember that each person will experience the transits according to his/her chart and Dasa (time) periods. In other words, if there is no connection in your chart by lagna (rising sign), Lagna lord, Dasa, or Dasa lord, with the grahas that are being described, it is not likely you will notice much with regard to that transit. If, however, there is a connection, then you might notice more. What you will notice, i.e. the quality is of your experience, will depend on who is affecting whom in your chart, and whether your chart is strong or weak in that area.
It is good to know where the Grahas are transiting through out the month, but it does take an expert to determine how that transit will affect a particular chart. If you know your rising sign, for instance, and where Surya (sun) and or Chandra (moon) are in your chart, then you can read the Gochara below, and see what you notice. It sometimes happens that when the Malefics (Graha’s that are known to bring mischief) are transiting sensitive places in our charts that difficult things can happen in ones life, but it isn’t necessarily so. So, the following analysis should be used with circumspection, and it is best to assume that if we are doing our best to support nature (i.e. not doing things that we know to be wrong), that the Laws of Nature in turn will support us.
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).
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“Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu.” Peace and Happiness to all