Vedic Yagya Newsletter May 2012
|Dear DevoteeStarting from April 2012 VYC has come up with this new feature of sharing some of the ideas and tips from the Vydic Shastras, Puranas and such other holy texts which would be useful for people seeking betterment in different areas such as health, wealth, prosperity. This is for your information only.May is the Month for Nrusimha Jayanti, Hanuman Jayanti and Mothers day. 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. The schedule of various special Yagyas for May are below in the May Yagya calendar:Check out our blog! Posts from the blog will appear automatically on our Facebook page, so please “like” us to receive updates on Facebook.|
As per the Vydic Vastu, it is said and is believed to do good if you place the Deity Picture/statue/water fountain/Musical instrument/ Religious books in the North-East (known as “Eshanya” in Sanskrit) corner of your home / office. North east part of the home or office as per Vastu Shastra is meant for Spirituality, meditation, music or educational and such other sacred activities. When one places things that are in parallel with the direction, this will enhance the beneficial energy that will redirect towards the dwellers of the home or office, resulting in their betterment, progress and prosperity.
There are many solutions & tips to avoid bad dreams, nullify the negative effects, energies or feelings from bad dreams.
Sri Vishnu Sahastranama Stotra is an all round problem solving encyclopedia for many day to day issues. One among them is to recite the below given 2 lines from Sri Vishnu Sahastranama, which when recited trice before going to bed is believed never to have “Bad dearms” that night.
Those lines are: uttaaraNo dushhkRitihaa puNyo duHsvapnanaashanaH |
veerahaa rakshaNaH santo jiivanaH paryavasthitaH | (Verse 99)
2.Another such Mantra is:”Rama skandam, Hanumantham, Vaineteyam Mrukodaram l Shayeneshu paThe nityam, Duswapnam tasyanasyate ll
3.The above 2 Mantras prevent bad dreams. Another simple remedy to nullify the bad/ negative effects, energies or feelings from bad dreams is to recite “Govinda, Govinda, Govinda” – Trice immediately as you wake up. This “Govinda” nama Smarana (Remembrance) will destroy any bad effects from your dreams. You may rest assured after this simple remembrance of the Lord.
Ambarisha’s story is very unique and special in itself. One can say that there has never been an incident either in the past or in the present that is even very close to this incident where one person with the power of his steadfast devotion to the Lord has escaped a curse from any Brahma Rishi. Brahma Rishi is not any ordinary person, he is one who has succeeded over his physical and psychological worldly limitations and attained salvation while alive with his endless meditational power. A word uttered by a Brahma Rishi is truth every bit and is unchangeable. That is why they never much talk at all. When such Brahma Rishi, if at all happens to curse anyone, then, that cursed person, let him be a human, God, an angel or demon cannot ever escape it at all. But this Ambarisha story proves yet again that stead fast devotion to the Lord and by completely surrendering to His Divine feet, one can escape any calamity, even if it be
predestined or a curse from even a Brahma Rishi.
Ambarisha was the son of a great King Nabhaga. Ambarish was a great devotee of Lord Sriman Narayana and though he was a great king possessing of immense Power, wealth and fame, all these did not give him that pleasure which he derived from his constant remembrance of the Lord Sriman Narayana. From his young age Ambarisha was an ardent devotee of Lord Narayana. In all his waking hours and while sleeping, while discharging his duties and at all time he was constantly connected to the Lord mentally. In his immense devotion and pure love to the Lord, he saw Lord Sri Hari in every one and hence always treated all with much respect, love and care. King Ambarisha has complete control over all his senses. In spite of his immense wealth, power he never was rude or arrogant ever in his action, word or deed. He always was engrossed in Lord Sri Hari and no negative thought ever dared to step in to his heart. He tasted Sri Hari while eating, He smelled Sri Hari while breathing, and He heard Sri Hari while hearing and He said Sri Hari while Speaking. His mind and body were ever enrapt in the Lord Sri Hari.
King Ambarisha along with his wife, at one time has decided to do the most powerful and sacred ‘Dwadashi Vratam’ (Also, known as ‘Ekadashi Vratam’ in some parts).
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.
May 2012 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.
Sponsorship information: Sponsorship for the above 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 Vasantha Navarathri 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.
MAY 4th, Friday: Nrusimha Jayanthi: Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Yagya: Narasimha, is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, This is half-human half-lion (“nara” means human and “Simha” means Lion) form of the Lord’s incarnation which he assumed to protect the World from the evil clutches of the demon HiranyaKasipu and to alleviate the sufferings of his all his devotees especially His dear devotee Little Boy, Prahalada. VYC will be performing Special Lakshmi Nrusimha Yagya for attaining divine protection from negative forces and evil forces and improving self confidence, give success in all endeavors and prosperity in all walks of life. Lord Sri Nrusimha Swamy’ s Protection is extremely special, unique and extremely powerful one – If it is once attained lasts forever and saves the devotees again and again from all kinds of miseries.Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
MAY 8th, Tuesday: 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 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. 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.
This Vrata / Fasting is for the appeasement of the Lord Sri Ganesha. Sankatahara Chaturthi occurs during the fourth day of the Full Moon Day, Every Month. The Vratha starts before the sun-rise and lasts until moon-rise just before Mid-Night. This is observed in order to overcome difficulties and problems. People suffering from the bad Effects of Moon or Mars can perform this Vrata will be relieved from their difficulties. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
MAY 13th, Sunday: Mother’ s Day Special Program: Special Health & Longitivity Yagya: A Perfect & Most Ideal Gift for your Mom: VYC will be performing a Special Health & Longitivity Yagya for the welfare of the Mother. This is one of the best gift gifts you can give your mom. It is with mother’s unlimited, true love, generosity, sacrifice and hard work that every human is well and living today. It is time to acknowledge her motherhood as thanking is not possible and just not adequate enough to pay back for her. Sponsor this Yagya for her to gain Divine Blessings for her good health, longevity and prosperity.
MAY 15th, Tuesday: Sri Hanuman Jayanthi: Sri Hanuman Moola Mantra Homa and Manyu Sookta Homa: VYC will be performing Sri Hanuman Moola Mantra Homa and Manyu Sookta Homa. This is an excellent opportunity to get extremely Strong protection for evil forces such as evils spirits, witchcraft, evil voodoo spells, evil eye etc. This Hanuman Moola Mantra Homa gives special Divine Protection and Energy to combat and destroy such effects from your life. This is an excellent opportunity to get relief from such problems with victory over foes. Manyu Sooktam has been enjoined with this one so that one may gain success in victory over foes, success in Court, legal matters and also aids to completely clear the foes out of the way of the performer and ensures peace and sanctity too.
MAY 13th, Sunday: Mother’ s Day Special Program: Special Health & Longitivity Yagya: A Perfect & Most Ideal Gift for your Mom.
MAY 19th, Satruday: Masa Sivarathri: Pradosham: VYC will be performing Mahanyasa Poorvaka Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam. On this day, a special elaborate Rudrabhishekam (eleven Rudra will be performed with Rudram chanting) and Archana will be performed to the Sacred Shiva Lingam (also Known as ‘Pindi’) for His blessings followed by the sacred ritual of Rudra Homam. Participants for Pradosham will be blessed and benefited with good health, prosperity, eradication of poverty and all their desires will be fulfilled. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
MAY 20th, Sunday: Solar Eclipse: Special Solar (Surya) Graha Shanti Homa: VYC will be doing a very, very Special Chandra Graha Shanti Homas on this day for Sun God or Solar related events. Especially for those who are born in “Kritika Nakshtra” will be affected due to Solar related matters in their Natal charts or in the Planetary transits This will give the participant appeasement of Surya Graha (Sun) along with special blessings and also neutralizes all the related negative energies. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
MAY 20th, Sunday: Shani Amavasya: Amavasya 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 Tarpanam removes all sins and helps in fulfilling all the desires. During Amavasya Tarpanam, our priests pay homage to forefathers on your behalf. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
MAY 31st, Thursday: Nirjala Ekadashi: Sri Vishnu Sahastranama Homa: This is day is very auspicious & one of the most important Ekadashi day of Sri Maha Vishnu in the Vydic Calendar year. VYC will be performing Sri Vishnu Sahastranama Homa for attaining Sri Maha Vishnu’s powerful and everlasting divine protection from all calamities, negative energies and karmas, and neutralizes such negative forces. Along with this participants will gain increase spiritual strength and eventually give liberation (Moksha). Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
Please note: Fasting is advised on this day for those who can do it to be able to get the ‘Lord Narayana Anugraha’. But one may also consume Milk & fruits for those who cannot do it or due to health reasons. Doing Sriman Narayna Ashtakshari Mantra Japa (Recitation) for atleast 108 times, or hearing/reading the story of Bhakta Druva, Bhakta Prahalada, Bhakta Ambareesha is also supposed to yield much benefit. For the convenience of our readers, we have included the Story of “Bhakta Ambareesha” in this month’s article. You may also get the same benefit by reading this story.
Sriman Narayana Ashtakshari Mantra: “OM Namo Na-Ra-Ya-Na-Ya” – Recite 108 times.
JUNE 2nd, Saturday: Shani Trayodashi: Shanideva Tila Tailabhishekam, Pooja, Archana: Vedic Yagya Center will be performing Shanideva Tila Tailabhishekam, Pooja, Archana on this auspicious day of Shani Pradosham. Sponsors for this will be blessed with Removal of any negative forces caused due to Shani Graha Dosha. This will be bring about positive energy and is very much recommended for people who are in the ‘Sade Sathi’ (Seven & 1/2 years of Shani period) or in the Graha Transits related with Shani and is good for all. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
JUNE 4th, Monday:Pournami: Morning Program includes – Pournami: Maha Lakshmi Kubera Homa & Chandi Homa: VYC will be performing TWO special events on this special full moon day. One is Special Lakshmi Kuber Yagya for attaining wealth, prosperity and success in all endeavors, financial matters and Protection for investments. Second one is Chandi Yagya. This will provide Divine Protection from negative forces and neutralizes negative energies. The combination of these two together yields very powerful results to the person who prays. Interested people may sign up for either individual or group sponsorship.
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