Vedic Yagya Newsletter February 2011
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Surya, the Sun God
Surya is one of the most important Vedic Gods. Surya means “the Supreme Light”. He is the chief Solar Deity and one of the prime Adityas. He is the son of Kasyapa Prajapati (One of the 4 main Prajapatis – created by the Lord Brahma for procreating the World as per Vedic literature) and his wife, Aditi (Divine Mother) and brother of Indra (King of Gods). Has two consorts – Suvarna Devi (also known as Usha) and Chaya Devi (Also known as Sandhya). He has two sons who are also very prominent and powerful – 1. Shani God (Planet Shani is one of the Navagraha) and Yama (God of Death). The term Surya also refers to the Sun, in general. Surya has golden hair and arms. He is extremely bright and radiant. The Sun God is always travelling in a Golden triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses (are represented as Seven colors of the light) and his Charioteer’s name is Arun. He is said to drive through the heaven in which they represents as the seven colors of the rainbow or the seven chakras.
Chant of the Month – Aditya hridyam
Aditya hridyam is a hymn to the Sun god and forms part of the canto 107 of the Valmiki Ramayana. The setting is the battle field and the fight between Ravana and Lord Rama has just been suspended. The latter enters into a contemplative mood and is instructed by the sage Agastya on the glory of Aditya, the Sun God.
February 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.
February 8th 2011 (Tuesday): Panchami : Maha Dhanalakshmi Pooja Panchami is an extremely auspicious Tithi in Vedic Calendar as Si Maha Lakshmi was born on Panchami Tithi. VYC will be performing Sri Maha Dhanalakshmi Pooja. Goddess Dhana Lakshmi is the presiding Deity for bestowing Wealth and Prosperity. Hence praying to her on this day yields special ‘Daiva Anugraha’ (Divine blessings). People who offer Sri Maha Dhana Lakshmi Prayers on this Day will be blessed with Improving Wealth prospects, and gain prosperity in Business and financial matters. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is $51.00 for this whole 1 day event.
February 10th, 2011 (Thursday): Ratha Saptami : Sri Surya Namaskara Yagya and Aruna Homa: Ratha Saptami or Magha Saptami is a festival that is primarily celebrated for two main causes :
1. First one is that falls on the seventh day (Saptami) in the bright half (Shukla Paksha before the Full moon) of the Vedic month Magha masa. It marks the seventh day following the Sun’s northerly movement starting from constellation Capricorn (or Maker Rasa). Therefore, It is a day of symbolic representation that the Sun God is now turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses representing seven colors of white light, towards the north, in north-east direction.
2. Second reason being that it also the birth of
the Sun God and hence celebrated as Surya Jayanthi (the Sun God’s birthday). Hence a special dish Called ‘Kheer’ that is cooked only with Fresh milk, Fresh Jaggery and Rice is offered to please Him.
VYC will be performing ywo special events on this Day. One is Special Surya Namaskara Yagya and the other one is special Aruna Homa. The combination of these two together yields very powerful results to the person who prays. Sun God is the bestower of Good health and also wealth. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is $51.00 for this whole event.
February 13th, 2011 (Sunday): Kumbha Shankranthi : Soura Pashupatham : VYC will be performing Soura Pashupatham. This is a very powerful solution for those who ever is seeking serious solutions to their health issues, especially serious, long lasting illnesses can be well taken care of by this Soura Pashupatham. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is $51.00 for this whole event.
February 13th, 2011 (Sunday): Bheeshma Ekadashi : Narayana Ashtakshari Mantra Homa: VYC will be performing Narayana Ashtakshari (OM NA- MO- NA- RA-YA-NA-YA) Mantra Homa. This is a very powerful Homa which offers an overall protection from all obstacles, calamities, evil or negative forces. This Astakshari also bestows the participants with Enlightenment, Health, Wealth, Prosperity and Moksha. Hence this is an all round Protection and Prosperity bestowing Homa which is very powerful. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is $51.00 for this whole event.
February 18th, 2011 (Sunday): Magha Pournami (Poornima / Full moon Night): Vydic Yagya Center will be performing Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam & Chandi Homam. On this day special Abhishekam and Archana will be performed 11 times to the Sacred Shiva Lingam (also Known as ‘Pindi’) for His blessings followed by the Sacred ritual of Chandi Homam. Participants will be blessed and benefited with good health, prosperity, eradication of poverty, Protection from all negative energies and forces and all their desires will be fulfilled. Interested people may signup for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is $51.00 for this whole event.
February 21st, 2011 (Monday): Sankatahara Chaturthi: VYC will be performing Special Ganapathy Sahastra (1008 count modakas) Modaka Homa on this special day for Lord Ganesha by offering 1008 Modakas to him. Participants will be blessed and benefited with success in all their work, removal of obstacles and prosperity in all walks of life. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship. Individual or Family Sponsorship is only $51.00 for this whole 1 day event.
March 2nd 2011 (Wednesday): Maha Shiva Rathri: VYC will be doing some very special Yagyas and events on that day. We will be sending out a special broadcast to all regarding the Special Maha Shiva Rathri Program.
The total price for sponsoring all the programs in February (from Feb 8th to 21st 2011) would be $255.00. But if you choose to sponsor all the events in the month then you will be offered this entire package for a special discounted price of $201.00.
Group Sponsorship Discount: If you are interested in the group or individual sponsorship for any one or all of the above please contact Pundit Sharma Samavedula @512-633-7999 or email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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