Vedic Yagya Newsletter August 2013

panditDear Devotee

August is the Month for Sri Krishna Janmaastami and Vara Lakshmi Pooja. Pundit ji wishes all the devotees happy Janmaastami.

Meet Punditji in the Vedic Knowledge Integration forum this labor day weekend August 29 – September 2 2013
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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).

We would like to highlight the important events coming up and the special yagyas that will be performed for these events :designed to mitigate any negative effects.

August 6th, Tuesday: Amavasya Pitru Tarpana Special Program:

AUGUST 10th, SATURDAY (OR) 11th SUNDAY: Naaga Chaturthi & Naag Panchami: AUGUST 15th, Thursday, 16th Friday & 17th Saturday: Sravana Shukravara Vara Lakshmi Vratam:

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AUGUST 28th, Wednesday: Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Janmashtami or Krishnashtami Events:

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TIP of the Month – August 2013
Subject: To invite prosperity, wealth & positive, good energy

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  1. Place any Deity (such as Lord Vishnu or Shiva Goddess Durga, Goddess Sri Lakshmi or Lord Ganesha etc) Picture, Statue, Image in the North East direction of your home.
  2. Having a ‘Tulsi” plant (Indian Holy Basil) in the back part such as back yard or inside of the back part of your house.
  3. Having large beautiful mirrors hanging on the walls, especially near the entrance and exit hall ways or doors. It is equally important to remove or replace damaged/broken mirrors from the house/office.
  4. It is very important to have a conch (One which can produce sound when you blow air in to it) along with a Japa Mala (special garlands used for meditation made from either Rudraksha beads, Lotus seeds or Tulsi branches) – place them in the area of worship/Shrine or must be placed in the North East direction.
  5. Last but not least, avoid disputes, quarrels & arguments in the house as that will drive off any approaching good energy from entering in to the house.

What kind of things you have around you can & will influence your thinking, nature, personality and of course will affect your surroundings too. So what kind of things you are placing in and around your house or office and where you are placing them will also show their affect on your wealth and prosperity. If you wish to invite prosperity, wealth & positive, good energy in to your house or office, you may use the above given tips for your benefit.

Significance of Varalakshmi Vratam
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Introduction:

Varalakshmi Vrata is one of the prominent and very important of Hindu festivals. Sri Varalakshmi Pooja performed primarily by women in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on the Friday preceding (that comes just before) Full Moon day in the month of ‘Sravana’ (around July-August) and therefore is also known popularly as ‘Sravana Sukravara Nomu’.

Varalakshmi Vrata Significance

It is a festival to propitiate the Goddess Vara Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, as this is one of her special forms where in, She is in the form who grants desired boons (‘Varam’ or ‘Vara’ means boon).

It is said that Goddess Vara Lakshmi will enter the house of anyone devotee who thinks of Her and worships Her on this auspicious day and blesses them. There are many festivals in the Hindu calendar year dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. But, Varalakshmi Vratham is considered is exclusive, special and very auspicious because it is marked by strict observance of certain practices and austerities. It is therefore known as ‘Vratham’ – which means –

The name Vishnu really means pervading everywhere, and Lakshmi, his consort, is symbolical of the forces found everywhere. Eight forces or energies are recognized and they are known as Sri (Wealth), Bhu (Earth), Saraswati (Learning), Preeti (Love), Keerti (Fame), Shanti (Peace), Tushti (Pleasure) and Pushti (Strength). Each one of these forces is called a Lakshmi and all the eight forces are called the Ashta Lakshmis or the eight Lakshmis by Hindus. As health, wealth and prosperity depend upon the rhythmic play of these forces, the worship of Lakshmi is said to be to obtain these three. Hence this festival is celebrated and Vrata is observed for invoking the blessings of Sri Vara Lakshmi mostly by ladies for the welfare of their marital bliss (Sowbhagyam), children (Santana) and to have all the desired boons fulfilled (Sakala Ishta Kamya Phala Siddhi)

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Chant of the Month – Kanakadhara Stotram
Pundit ji suggests that devotees who recite this mantra every morning and evening after taking a bath.

He who recites, reads or hears this Kanaka Dhara Stotram twice daily, in the morning and evening will attain both material as well as spiritual wealth undoubtedly.

Adi Sankara was and is still one of the great saints, a blessing from the lord to the entire world. He was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kerala. After receiving “Brahmopadesa”, as is 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, dried up fruit of gooseberry, which she gave to Sankara, the little boy. He was so touched by her gesture that he sang these 21 mellifluous hymns in praise of the Goddess Lakshmi, Who was so impressed at the way this little boy addressed the Divine Mother, that She poured down 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.

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August 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 AUGUST 2013.

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Sponsorship information:
Sponsorship information: Sponsorship for the below given Homas/Yagyas or events: For sponsoring any single above given event for an Individual is only $108.00 and for a Family (not exceeding more than 4 members) it is $151.00. But if you choose to sponsor all of the above given events for this month (Except Special Event), the flat rate sponsorship for an individual is $251.00/ entire month events and for a Family (not exceeding more than 4 members) it is $351.00. This Sponsorship does not include Special Events.

We have listed the following events & Days as Special Programs in this month’s calendar. Please read the details given below:

Ancestor Yagyas (pitru Paksha) Flyer.

AUGUST 10th, SATURDAY (OR) 11th SUNDAY: Naaga Chaturthi & Naag Panchami: Sarpasukta Pashupata Abhishekam & Pooja: Special sponsorship is $108.00 per person/each day or $151.00 for both the days for each individual. No family or group options feasible for this exclusive event.

AUGUST 15th, Thursday, 16th Friday & 17th Saturday: Sravana Shukravara Vara Lakshmi Vratam: 3 Days Sravana Shukravara Vara Lakshmi Special Yagyas (Vratam): Special sponsorship is as follows-

Option 1 – Three Days Sponsorship Information: All Days events including all the three days (August 15th Thursday, 16th Friday & 17th Saturday) Yagyas, Poojas & Homas is $325.00/Family (of not more than 4 members) or Business and $251.00 for an individual.

Option 2 – Single day Sponsorship Information: That is Sri Varalakshmi Yagya (Vrata) day events including the Pooja, Katha & whole Sri Vara Lakshmi Vratam on August 16th Friday is $151.00 per Family (up to 4 people)/Business and $108.00/ for an individual.

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AUGUST 28th, Wednesday: Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Janmashtami or Krishnashtami Events: Special sponsorship is $108.00 /individual or $151.00 for Family (not exceeding more than 4 members).

AUGUST 5th, Monday: 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.

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AUGUST 6th, Tuesday: 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.

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AUGUST 10th & 11th Saturday & Sunday:Naaga Chaturthi & Naag Panchami: Sarpasukta Pashupata Abhishekam & Pooja: VYC will be doing a very Special Sarpasukta Pashupatabhishekam & Pooja on both days this occasion. This is very much advised for all those who have any danger from snake related issues in their natal chart and also for all those who could be suffering from Rahu & Ketu Graha related issues too. Participants will overcome any possible snake related dangers or calamities. Participants can choose to do it on any one day of their choice or both the days for gaining much stronger effect. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.

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AUGUST 13th, Tuesday: Sri Mangala Gowri Pooja (Vratam): Mangal Gowri Pooja: VYC will be performing doing Mangal Gowri Pooja for all. As the name itself suggests, participants will be blessed with a happy & long marital bliss and enjoy their married life with their life partner peacefully, happily for very long time. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.

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AUGUST 15th, Thursday, 16th Friday & 17th Saturday: Sravana Shukravara Vara Lakshmi Vratam: 3 Days Sravana Shukravara Vara Lakshmi Special Yagyas (Vratam): This is a very auspicious period for all. VYC will be doing the following special events on this occasion as given below –

Program Details:

  • Aug 15th, Thursday Events: Program begins from 8:00 AM traditionally with Ganesh Pooja as usual followed by Punyah Vachanam, Varalakshmi Manapa Ahwana Pooja and Sri Varalaksmi Devi nama Moola Mantra japam for 10,000 times (recitation).
  • Aug 16th, Friday Events: This is Sri Varalakshmi Vratam day. Kalasha Sthapana, Aradhana & Pooja for Sri Varalakshmi ‘Shodasha Upachara’ (Pooja with 16 main Upacharas) Pooja, Sahastra Namavali, Sri Mahalakshmi Special Pooja with 1008 Red Roses, Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtottaram, Katha Sravanam followed by Maha Mangala Aarti & Prasad Distribution.
  • Aug 17th, Saturday Events: This day being Putrada Ekadashi makes it even more special. This final day’s events conclude with Sri Maha Sudarshana Homa followed by Prasad distribution.

The performer of this event will gain for attaining Sri Maha Lakshmi’s divine grace which will render prosperity, wealth & success for all along with peace and happiness. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.

Varalakshmi Vratam Flyer.

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AUGUST 20th, Tuesday: Rigveda & Yajurveda Upakarma:
AUGUST 21st, Wednesday: Raksha bandhan: Rakhi Day: Brother-Sister Celebration Day – This is the day, when a sister most lovingly ties a Special decorated and sanctified thread on the brother’s right wrist as a token of love and affection and brother vows to protect her and take care of her always. Brother offers his sister gifts and both share the day with lots of love & sweet along with sweet memories that add up every year making their bond stronger.

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AUGUST 21st, Wednesday: Sravana Pournima: 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.

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AUGUST 24th, Saturday: 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 modakas) Modaka Homa, Durva Yugma Sweta Arka Pushparchna on this special day for Lord Ganesha to please him and attain His blessings by offering 1008 Modakas to him as Lord Ganapathi is very fond of Modakas. VYC is also doing Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Japam, Ganapathy Tarpanam as a special bonus addition. 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 sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.

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AUGUST 28th, Wednesday: Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Janmashtami or Krishnashtami Events: VYC will be celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami in a very Special way. Program starts with Sri Sudarshana, Nrusimha & Sri Krishna Moola Mantra Homa in the morning. Evening program includes Sri Krishna Swamy Abhishekam, Alankaram (decoration) during when Bhanjans, Meditation & Satsang will be going on side by side. This is then followed by Lord Sri Krishna’s Darshan (Viewing), Pooja, Archana & Maha Mangal Aarti and Prasad Distribution. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.

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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 cs@vydic.org.
Yagya Package Available for $1/Day for Prosperity, Protection, Health and Longevity

shivaThe 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 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.

More details at – Special Daily Yagyas

If you have any questions or for further details, please contact Pundit Sharma Samavedula at 512-633-7999 or cs@vydic.org.

Special Announcement
1. Daily Rudrabhishekam & Chandi Parayana: We have introduced a New Yagya program for all within the affordable price. This is a New Package is specially designed to fit and cover all your Daily Spiritual needs and Provide Divine Protection for every ones benefit. Individual sponsorship is $108.00/ Month and for a Family (not exceeding more than 4 members) is sponsorship $151.00.Please visit the below given link to know about the further details.
http://vedicyagyacenter.com/daily-yagya-program/

2. Daily Rudrabhishekam – Dollar – A Day Program:Special Customized Daily Rudrabhishekam for You benefit and/or your Family. Please visit the below given link to know about the further details.

http://vedicyagyacenter.com/daily-rudrabhishekam-yagyas/

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