Inauguration Rituals of our New Facility
Shata Chandi Yaga Rituals & Bhagavata Katha Discourse
It is our moment of delight to announce the inauguration of our New Facility at Arlington City on the outskirts of Memphis in September 2018. With the blessings of divinity and great saints of the world, the inaugural ceremonies of the new Facility, including Shata Chandi Yaga and Bhagavata Kathaa would be conducted. Several scholars from India are invited for events, undertaken under the gracious supervision of Dr.Vamshi Krishna Ghanapaathi, a renowned Veda Scholar and Speaker.
Few Lines about the events
Chandi Homa is a sacred fire ritual dedicated to Goddess Chandi – the fierce and powerful form of Mother Nature, also called as Goddess Shakti (the primordial energy responsible for creation, sustenance and destruction of this entire cosmos). She is the sum total of the energies of all beings in this universe. Goddess Chandi is an embodiment of power and all the divine forces, who protects you from evil forces and perfects your mind, body and soul.
Chandi homa consists of several procedures, among which Parayanam of Chandi Saptashati (also known as Durga Saptashati) is the most prominent. Sapta Shati means 700 hymns, that are narrated in Markandeya Puraana Scripture. These Mantras detail the three important stories of Goddess, in which demonic forces (Madhu, Kaitabha, Mahisha, Shumbha and Nishumbha etc) are annihilated.
- Kalasha Sthaapana
- 9- Syllable Navarna Maha Mantra 1000 times before the start.
- Kavacha, Argala and Keelaka Stotras,
- Vaidika Raatri Suktam
- Prathama, Madhyama & Uttama Charitra
- Vaidika Devi Suktam
- Hrudaya Stotram
- Praadhaanika, Vaikrutika & Moorti Rahasyam
- Siddha Kunjika Stotram
As we follow the Vedic Traditions called Shrouta, where the number is usually solitary (Procedure is elaborate, but the Main Item is performed just once); this is our practice. And it has yielded excellent results to us so far.
One advantage of this procedure followed at major Shakti Peethas, is that the practitioners have larger idea of the story while the Mantras are recited, making it easier to fathom the purport.
By worshipping the Mother of the universe through this ritual, a devotee can become free from curses, obstacles and be blessed with a lasting health, wealth and prosperity. According to the sacred text Devi Mahatmyam, Goddess is portrayed with eighteen arms, each holding a different weapon to ward off all the negativities and guard her beloved devotees. It would help overcome obstacles, win over the enemies, begetting success, overcome all suffering, fulfilling all rightful desires, bestow courage and strenth, minimize negative influence due to planetary constellation.
Bhagavata Katha Pravachan (Discourse)
Bhagavaan is the most commonly used name for God. Where as in Practice, our tradition uses the word to refer to Lord Vishnu, the sustainer and protector of the world. The stories pertaining to Vishnu especially the incarnation of Krishna are popular as Bhaagavata, which is one of the most powerful method of realising the phenomenon of creation and salvation.
During this inaugural rituals, Bhagavad Avataara will be taken up for discourse. The epic enlists 24 (past, present and future) incarnations of the God in the 2nd Canto. For the convenience of the audience, the discourses would be in English, interspersed with Bhajans and Nama Sankeertana by devotees.
It is our humble invitation to all the patrons and members of the community to participate, support and bless the events in order to enrich yourself with the infinite blessings of the Almighty with the successful flow of service activities of the organisation.