Vedic Yagya Newsletter April 2013
April is the month of Vasantha Navarathri with Sri Ramanavani on April 19th.
Vedic Yagya Center will be performing Special Poojas (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) during the Vasantha Navarathri – the Nine Sacred Nights of Spring. The schedule of various events by Vedic Yagya Center is as follows:
During Vasantha 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 and Her blessings are sought after. Mother Divine is known by innumerable names, one of which is – Sri Mahalakshmi (The great Goddess of wealth & Prosperity). She is offered 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.)
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Vasantha Navarathri 2013 Program Flyer
TIP of the Month – March 2013
Adi Varaha Swami lifting the mother Earth (an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu)
One can attain the benefit of doing a complete Yagya with all the due formalities without a flaw by meditating daily for a few minutes on the form of the Lord Sri Varaha (Boar form, an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu), who is lifting the mother Earth and rescuing Her from the evil demon Hiranyaksha while reciting the following Stotra from Sri Vishnu Sahastranama –
“BhoorbhavaH svastarustaaraH savitaa prapitaamahaH |
yaGYabhRid.yaGYakRid.yaGYii yaGYabhug.yaGYasaadhanaH |
Significance of Vasantha Navarathri
Vasantha Navarathri – The most auspicious time: What is Vasantha Navarathri? Vasantha means “spring” Nava means “Nine” and ratris means “Nights”. Vasantha Navarathri or the nine nights of spring, fall in the Vedic calendar in the month of Chaitra (spring). The Divine Mother or the Adiparashakti (Supreme Power) in one of her immanent forms manifests through the Nature, as flowers blossom and trees turn green in spring. Hence, Spring is the season of rejuvenating of life and natures turns beautiful with all animals coming back from their hibernations, birds chirping and flying happily in the sky, grass turns lush green, all plants and trees blooming with colorful flowers and fruits. As for the Mother Earth, She is the provider of vegetation, shelter and nourishment to everyone. Therefore the Hindu Shastras claim that – The reverence for the earth spares us catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods and tsunamis. The Divine Mother’s transcendent power showers prosperity and joy to all Her devotees who pray perform Pooja which is offer prayer through the rituals such as (1) Abhishekam – the bathing ceremony and (2) Homa – the fire ceremony.
As we all know, time is the key to many things in life. For every event to attain success or run smoothly, grow and thrive well, it is essential that the event must begin at right time for it develop and grow successfully. Nature reflects this example with the onset spring, resulting in the growth and re-growth of all grass, plants, trees, flowering etc. Similarly for all our mental (Manasika), spiritual (Adhyatmika), material (Lokaika) progress, prosperity and success, it is important that we initiate things or events during the Holy, Auspicious time of Vasantha Navarathri. Just like seedlings grow fast, nurture and establish well during the spring with right amount of sunlight, soil and water. Similarly, Birds build nests, lay eggs and take good care of their little ones. Our prayers offered to the Mother Divine with humble devotion and unlimited gratitude, during this auspicious time of Vasantha Navarathri will result in yielding mental peace and good health, financial growth and prosperity, victory over obstacles and success in all events and such many other benefits.
Chant of the Month – Sri Rama Raksha Stotram
Pundit ji suggests that devotees who recite this mantra every morning after taking a bath.
Sri Ramaraksha Stotram (also known as Rama Raksha Maha Mantra) is one of the most powerful Mantras, which gives immense Divine Protection to the recite as well as hearer. It was originally composed in the Sanskrit language and is one of the most popular Hindu devotional prayer that is addressed to Lord Sri Rama Chandra. Sri Rama Raksha Stotra was composed by the Saint Budha Kowshika (Rishi). By chanting the Sri Rama Raksha Stotra, we are humbly requesting Lord Sri Rama to protect us from all kinds of troubles and calamities that are to befall on us and also bless us with health, wealth, prosperity and success. It is also believed that by chanting this great Stotra, we will be able to help ourselves to get rid of all the problems specially those caused even by Navagrahas (Nine Planets) which may also be in wrong positions in our Natal chart due to the past negative karma (sins) and thus cause such problems.
|April 2013 Yagya Calendar
Important Note: Please provide your mailing address if you choose to sponsor one or more of these below events for us to be able to say the correct sankalpa and also to be able to send your Prasadams to you promptly.
SPECIAL YAGYA CALENDER FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2013
Sita Rama Kalyanam
We have listed Vasantha Navarathri program as a Special Program in this month’s calendar. Please see details below:
|April 8th, Monday: Masa Shiva Rathri: Masa Sivarathri: Maha Rudra Homa: VYC is performing Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam, Bilwarchana followed by Maha Rudra Homa to please the Universal Father and to attain his blessings for the welfare of all. All the sponsors will be blessed with Longitivity, Good health and Prosperity. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.|
|April 9th, Tuesday: Amavasya: Amavasya Pitru Tarpanam:Amavasya or the New moon is a special dedicated specially to pay respects to our respective ancestors. This is supposed to ward off all sins that one has accumulated over seven generations. This also relieves one from any past sins, curses of ancestors or forefathers. Hence offering Amavasya Tarpana removes all sins and helps in fulfilling all the desires. During Amavasya Tarpana, our priests pay homage to forefathers on your behalf. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship..|
|April 11th, Thursday: Telugu & Marathi New Year day (Ugadi & Gudi Padwa respectively): “Vijaya” nama Samvatsara wishes to all from VYC: VYC is doing – Sri Ganapathi Homa, followed by Maha Rudra Homa & Navagraha Homa on this special occasion for an auspicious beginning, removing all obstacles and for bestowing success, prosperity and good luck during the coming year and for future. This will also please the Universal Father, Lord Shiva, Gasnapathy and also from all the Navagrahas to attain their blessings for the welfare of all. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.|
|April 11th, Thursday: Vasantha Navarathri Begins: Special Event: Sri Vasantha Lakshmi Havana Purvaka Nava Chandi Yagyas: Vedic Yagya Center will be performing Special Poojas (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) during the Vasantha Navarathri – the Nine Sacred Nights of Spring. For details about the schedule of the events & other sponsorship details, please go to the below given link:-|
|April 13th, Saturday: Tamil New Year & Baisakhi (Chithirai Tiru-naal & Baisakhi respectively)|
|April 13th, Saturday: SOWBHAGYA GOWRI VARATAM|
|April 14th, Sunday: Sankatahara Chaturthi: Sankatahara Chaturthi: Sahastra Modaka Homa: Sri Ganesha Sankatahara (Problems solved and obstacles removed) for those of you who are seeking solutions to their problems and removal of obstacles from their path of success should rejoice. VYC will be performing Special Ganapathi Sahastra (1008 count Modaka) Modaka Homa on this special day for Lord Ganesha to please him and attain His blessings by offering 1008 Modaka to him as Lord Ganapathi is very fond of Modakas. Participants will be blessed and benefited with Success in all their work, Removal of obstacles, for fulfilling their Desires and Prosperity in all walks of life. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship.|
|April 15th, Monday: Sri Panchami & Naag Pooja: Recommended for those who have Naag Dosha in their Natal charts or such related issues.|
|April 19th Friday: Sri Rama Navami: Sri Sita Rama Kalyanotsavam:
Vyc is celebrating the most auspicious day of sri rama navami in the most authentic way by conducting the sacred & beneficiary sri sita Rama Kalyanam (Sacred Divine Wedding). For further refer to above Vasantha Navarathri Celebrations.
|April 25th, Thursday: Pournami: Navavarana Archana & Chandi Homa: VYC will be performing NAVAVARANA ARCHNA & CHANDI HOMAM on this occasion. The purpose of the Chandi Homam is to remove any obstacles or blocks in growth – both internally and externally. The mantra for Chandi Devi is called Navakshari or the one with nine-syllables Mantra. The performer of this event will gain Divine protection from all calamities, negative energies, Obstacles will be removed and this will yield towards gain of success, wealth and prosperity. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.|
|Group Sponsorship Discount: If you are interested in the group sponsorships for any one or all of the above, please contact Pundit Sharma Samavedula @512-633-7999 or email@example.com.|
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