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[GHHF] Shri P V R Narasimha Rao's informal talk about Spirituality, Sadhana, and Kundalini with practical advice.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is grateful to Shri P V R Narasimha Rao for accepting our invitation to give lectures on homa and Astrology. On June 22nd, following a six-hour marathon session addressing the importance of homa and its benefits, he conducted a practical demonstration of Home, explaining different steps, and briefly talked about astrology and predictions.

25 Jun 2024

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[GHHF] Shri P V R Narasimha Rao's informal talk about Spirituality, Sadhana, and Kundalini with practical advice.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is grateful to Shri P V R Narasimha Rao for accepting our invitation to give lectures on homa and Astrology. On June 22nd, following a six-hour marathon session addressing the importance of homa and its benefits, he conducted a practical demonstration of Home, explaining different steps, and briefly talked about astrology and predictions. In the evening, about 25 of our friends met at dinner. He talked about meditation, spirituality, balancing of Nadis, kundalini shakti, and the importance of Sadhana.  He said he realized how difficult it is to FOCUS the mind during meditation when you are not feeling well. This is why it is important to do sadhana with good focus when we are well. If we wait till trouble strikes, we will not be able to do much sadhana. Surrendering to the Lord and seeing him as the doer and experiencer through all of us is the ultimate thing in Sadhana. He said one should pick some ritual or sadhana (pooja to an idol, pooja to a kalasha, homa, chanting of a mantra, singing bhajans, singing and dancing, silent meditation with a mantra, silent meditation without any mantra, etc.) and do it, whether for yourself or someone you are attached to. Try to create a structure for the sadhana that allows you to infuse some feelings. Moreover, one can argue that spiritual sadhana calms one's agitated/stressful mind, and in fact, it is needed much more when one is agitated/sad! He does not advocate one type of sadhana over another. Some may like Nama sadhana, meditation, puja, or mantra Japa, like Gayatri Mantra. The real goal of spiritual sadhana is to increase internal detachment and dispassion. Thus, eclipse times are particularly favorable for kaamya sadhanas that fulfill deep desires and nishkaama sadhanas that enhance detachment. Some scriptures teach that sadhanas done during an eclipse are 1,000 times more potent than sadhanas done at other times. Sadhanas of ugra (fearful) devatas are particularly effective during eclipse times, though any sadhana can be done. He also mentioned that initiation by Guru would have more power than chanting one selected by Sadhaka. In fact, some powerful mantras can give Kundalini awakening and mystical experiences easier than other mantras. Kundalini is one's self-awareness. Awakening it may destabilize one's current self-awareness ("I am this body"). If one does not become self-realized right away, it can leave one neither here nor there, and self-awareness can feed on new delusions. Some people think that Kundalini rises only in people who do specific practices (e.g., so-called Kundalini yoga or Kundalini tantra, etc.). For the brain to work within one, one need not know or think about the brain. It just is there and does its work. Similarly, for Kundalini Shakti to work within one, one need not know or think about it. It just is there and does its work! It is Kundalini Shakti that limits/restricts one's self-identification with a body and notions like that. Due to its limiting/restrictive action, it is symbolized as a suppressed coil/spring. We blindly identify with a body and various notions without any kind of questioning at all. That is why Kundalini, the force of self-identification, is depicted as asleep. The Kundalini is located at the base of the spine (corresponding to Mooladhara chakra or Bhuloka, i.e., the physical realm). When Kundalini rises, especially in the beginning, there may indeed be a sensation of a large current flowing up the spine. There are nadis and Chakras in everybody. An awakened Kundalini works its way through these nadis and chakras. Depending on how the nadis traverse, the experience may be different. He explained the interconnectedness of Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna Nadis. One has to balance these Nadis, like balancing intuition and reasoning. However, direct perception of the Divine comes through the middle Sushumna nadi, which requires a balance between Pingala and Ida. Thus, those who are too structured need to become more spontaneous, and those who are too intuitive need to follow some structures so that the dominant tendency gets balanced. Many of our friends appreciated his informal talk, which lasted over 90 minutes and was filled with rich knowledge and practical wisdom. We had to push ourselves to get up and go for dinner. We thanked Shri P V R for sharing his knowledge and wisdom.  Yourdonations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979  {{album_1135}}
25 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendra practiced Yoga to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.

If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.” ~ Sri.K.Pattabhi Jois  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has initiated Bala Samskar Kendras to enrich them with the richness of Hinduism. As part of our curriculum, we require all the students to practice Surya Namaskar to enable them to live a peaceful and stress-free life and excel in their personal and professional life.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly in September 2014, had asked world leaders to adopt an international Yoga Day, saying “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.  Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”  On December 11, 2014, the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted a resolution by consensus, proclaiming June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. The resolution was introduced by India’s Ambassador to the UN and had 175 UN members, including five permanent members of the UN Security Council, as co-sponsors.                 World Health Organization has also urged its member countries to help their citizens reduce physical inactivity, which is among the top ten leading causes of death worldwide, and a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. In fact, many Universities and Medical Hospitals have been conducting research and publishing voluminous amounts of research on the effects of the physical and mental well-being of the people. UNICEF recommends that kids can practice many yoga poses without any risk and get the same benefits that adults do. These benefits include increased flexibility and fitness, mindfulness, and relaxation. Yoga was introduced because of its very nature to relax the mind, reduce the stress, boost the immune system, and improve the health benefits. Coronavirus has disrupted the routine life, curbed the movements, forced people to maintain social distance, required some people to maintain physical isolation, compelled people to work at home, cancel almost all air travel and restricted the movements causing more stress, anxiety, restlessness, agitation, irritation, and tension. Yoga comes to the rescue for those who take this rare opportunity to practice it, experience it and benefit from it. School Yoga Jessica Mei Gershen, a certified yoga instructor who teaches yoga to children at Brooklyn Yoga Project and founder of Yoga for All Needs, recommends making yoga playful and fun for kids, whether in the classroom or at home. In her yoga classes, Gershen weaves in fun games and stories with positive themes like compassion, gratitude, and strength. “Yoga is really effective because it’s so tangible. Learning physical postures builds confidence and strength as well as the mind-body connection,” Gershen says. She also has found that the effects of yoga go beyond physical fitness and also allow kids to build confidence and awareness beyond the classroom. “Through yoga, kids start to realize that they are strong and then are able to take that strength, confidence, acceptance, and compassion out into the world,” notes Gershen. Yoga will help the youth to improve fitness and physical health, reduce stress and anxiety, improve optimism, improve focus, and school performance, improve self-esteem and body image, encourage creativity, improved attention span, improved memory, overall academic improvement, and develop discipline and self-regulation, “If you practice yoga every day with perseverance, you will be able to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and maturity” Iyengar BKS. Similarly, Sadhguru Vasudev says, “Yoga means to be in perfect tune. Your body, mind and spirit and the existence are in absolute harmony. When you fine-tune yourself to a point where everything functions so beautifully within you, the best of your abilities will naturally flow out of you.” In a recent book on yoga education in India, A. Balkrishna claims that “in a nutshell, yoga is a powerful medium for developing the personality of children and making them capable of facing the present-day challenges and problems” [p. 3]. In her review article, “Effect of Yoga on Mental Health in Children,” one of the world’s most prominent yoga researchers, Shirley Telles, concludes that yoga improves children’s physical and mental well-being . Similarly, the Harvard professor Sat Bir Khalsa  finds that yoga in schools helps students improve resilience, mood, and self-regulation skills pertaining to emotions and stress. Thus, yoga is an important life skill tool for children and young people to cope with stress and self-regulation from a life-long perspective. Research has concluded that Yoga's impact on physical and mental health has been established in ancient Indian literature as well as contemporary yoga literature. It appears that yoga would help you to develop self-esteem, self-disciple, self -development and self-reflection. “Yoga means balance, harmony and unity. Universal balance, Harmony of body, mind and soul and Unity of the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness. The ancient science of Yoga readily equips humans to reinstate world peace, environmental sustainability, as well as harmony between individuals, communities, religions, and nations. In modern times, Yoga has unfortunately come to mean only physical exercise or posture, however that is only one aspect of this ancient science, the others are neglected.”  Swami Mahesharananda Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1134}}
24 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Shri P V R Narasimha Rao Program was a great success organized in Dallas Texas; Imparted the importance of Homa and demonstrated the conduct of Homa.

 Global Hindu Heritage Foundation was started in 2006 to preserve, protect, and promote Hindu Temples, Hindu Institutions, Hindu customs and traditions and Dharmic knowledge. Pursuant to our mission, we have been working at the ground level to make Hindus, Hindus first; started several Bala Samskar Kendras to impart the richness of our Hinduism, preserve our Temple culture and balance the ecological system.   GHHF has invited Shri P.V.R Narasimha Rao to talk about the importance of Homa rituals, historical significance, and practical demonstration of conducting Homa. He is a world-famous Vedic astrologer, a Fire Yogi and a Sanskrit Scholar. He has a B.Tech. degree from IIT, Madras and a master’s degree from Rice University, Houston, USA and works near Boston as a senior engineering manager at a top semiconductor firm. Making rituals, especially fire rituals, easily accessible to everyone interested in spiritual progress is his mission. It was well attended. More than 350 people attended and listened attentively and submitted several questions. A few of them were answered by him.  For decades, it is his mission to propagate the importance of Conducting Homas and he simplified the ritual where almost any interested person can perform it by himself not only for his spiritual, physical, and health benefits, but also for Loka Kalyanam (human welfare).  Following a lengthy lecture on the importance of Homa, he performed homa himself on the stage to demonstrate as to how to perform Homa, as he was doing homa, he mentioned about whose God we need to do homa. Is it one Goda or can we do for multiple gods. What Homa Can do for us? Homa activates the internal fire by resonance and burns one’s conditioning. Depending on the density of conditioning, it can empower one’s free will, give calmness and clarity, speed up spiritual progress, or even give experience of God. He suggested that one should not eat anything in the one or two hours before homa. One should also stick to vegetarian food. Eating meat or eating just before a homa will make the digestive fire burn strongly and this will limit the amount of energy left for the internal fire needed for burning conditioning. During homa, one should visualize to the best of one’s ability that God is in fire and receiving one’s offerings and removing one’s conditioning. After the homa is done, a local maximum in one’s level of purity is created. One can sit still with a straight back and closed eyes and meditate for a while. There are no caste restrictions. Anybody can perform and reap the benefits of doing Homa. Brahmarshi Vishwaamitra was born as a kshatriya but became a brahmana. Maharshi Valmiki was a Shudra who became a brahmana. There are many such examples. If one does homa on a regular basis for spiritual progress and for dharmic material results that enable one’s spiritual progress, then one will eventually become a brahmana. Is Guru Needed: If one receives a mantra or a procedure from the mouth of a master, it is analogous to a millionaire opening a bank account in his son’s name with a high starting balance. If one does not receive a mantra or a procedure from the mouth of a master, it is analogous to starting off with a zero-bank balance. While it is useful to start off with a positive balance. Can women do Homa? There is no restriction. Men and women can perform Homas. The need to purify one’s body is identical. There is a reference in Ramayana where Kausalya was doing homa for the welfare of her son Rama after she came to know of her son’s coronation.   One can just start a fire, imagining that it is sacred, and that god is in it, and meditate in front of it. One should start with Maha Ganapathi who helps us avoid and overcome obstacles in our lives. You can also do offerings to multiple Gods. Depending on one’s tome they can offer to either one God or multiple gods. He also suggested going to his website and downloading all the manuals free of cost and start doing homa.  Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1133}}
23 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Sri P V R Narasimha Rao Arrives in Dallas to conduct one full Day of activities.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to receive Sri P V R Narasimha Rao to conduct various events highlighting the importance of Homa, how to perform simplified homa and the relevance of Astrology and prediction.  He was born and brought up in India and currently living in USA with a wife and two children. He had a bachelor’s degree from IIT, Madras and a master’s degree from Rice University, Houston and lives in greater Boston where he works as a senior engineering manager at a top semiconductor firm. He received "Sanskrita Bhasha Kovida" and "Sanskrita Bhasha Visharada" diplomas equivalent to BA degree in Sanskrit, at the age of 11. I also received "Rashtrabhasha Praveena" diploma equivalent to BA degree in Hindi, at the age of 12. Following is the agenda for the programs he is going to conduct on June 22, 2014. 9:30 AM (actual 10:00 AM) - 11:00 AM - Lecture on Simplified Homa & Rituals (Part 1) (Note: 11 am is a hard limit irrespective of actual starting time) 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Live demonstration of conducting Homa 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch is served 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture on Simplified Homa & Rituals (Part 2) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Lecture on Vedic Astrology We are thankful to Sri Narasimha Rao for accepting our invitation to conduct these programs. {{album_1132}}
22 Jun 2024

GHHF Preserving Cultural Heritage: Animal Welfare Amidst Growing Challenges

The Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF), founded in 2006, aims to protect, preserve, promote, and maintain Hindu culture, Hindu temples, mutts, peethams, endowments, Trusts, and other institutions globally. The organization’s leadership includes Indian-American professionals, with Prakasarao Velagapudi serving as the president since its inception. In India, GHHF has long been at the forefront of animal welfare initiatives, tirelessly working to alleviate the suffering of animals and towards their other motives. The group also engages in cow protection efforts, preventing the transportation or consumption of beef. Recently, their efforts have taken a poignant turn as they care for a sick cow that ingested plastic waste.   https://kreately.in/ghhf-preserving-cultural-heritage-animal-welfare-amidst-growing-challenges/
21 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Assam Bala Samskar Students were invited to conduct Yoga and talked about the importance of Parents.

 Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is working closely with Samrat Dutta who is very passionate about preserving and protect Hindu Dharma. We have four Pracharaks and conduct about 20 Bala Samskar Kendras in different districts in Assam. Sri Samrat Dutt from Cachar has been coordinating and organizing activities in ASSAM– Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar. He was responsible for identifying four Pracharaks – two males and two females. Now we are conducting 21 Bala Samskar Kendras in Assam. Four of them were conducted free of cost. The four teachers volunteered their services free of cost.  He even found three villages where Bala Samskar Kendras are being sponsored by them. GHHF would like to express our appreciation to Samrat Ji for his passion and determination to coordinate and supervise these activities. Our students were invited Students of Bala Samskar Kendras were invited to a Five-Day Personality Development Camp (PDC) in the Vivekananda school premises for the students of Class VI. After learning about the activities of Bala Samskar Kendras, one of the teachers at Vivekananda Kendra school contacted us and invited our students. Our Ten best students went there and showed them yoga, recited sloka, talked about importance of Parents in our life. Our students explained about the importance of Surya Namaskar, its history and different steps to practice Yoga. They explained the benefits of doing yoga every day. Teach Surya Namaskar Our students are required to learn and practice Suryanamaskar and its benefits. In Sanskrit, surya means sun and namaskar means greeting or salutation. Surya Namaskar is then a greeting to the sun! It is an ancient ritual of twelve steps that warms up the body preparing it for yoga practice. That is why it is practiced at the beginning of a yoga class. This warming sequence has a rich history and holistic benefits for the body and mind. Read more to find out about this widely known and ancient yoga practice! Surya Namaskar is one of the basic yoga poses which has immense significance in the world of yoga. It helps in stimulating your whole body and is a salutation for the sun. Students can reap the physical and mental benefits. Benefits of Suryanamaskar are:  1. Helps lose weight Surya namaskar at a fast pace serves as an effective cardiovascular workout. ... 2. Improves overall flexibility ... 3. Relieves gastrointestinal issues ... 4. Cures insomnia ... 5. Regulates and eases the menstrual cycle ... 6. Lowers blood sugar levels ... 7. Helps getting rid of anxiety, stress, and depression ... 8. Increases the focus and concentration power Five-Day Personality Development Camp (PDC) is aimed in strengthening the students physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, enhancing their self-esteem and thus bringing all round development in their personality.  Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979  {{album_1131}}
20 Jun 2024

[GHHF]Mandala Puja was performed to Maremma Temple, and a Kireetam (Crown) was donatedto the Goddess on that occasion.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation was committed to preserving and protecting Sanatana Dharma. As part of our mission, we have renovated about 40 Grama Devatas and dis Prana Pratishta to six Temples. Many of the villagers do not have the resources to renovate their Grama Devatas, although they attend theTemples and conduct celebrations as per their customs.  As many of you are aware, about 41 days ago, GHHF conducted Prana Pratishta to Maremma Temple in Kalyandurg Mandal center in NTR Colony. Earlier, Prana Pratishta and Homa programs were held on behalf of our organization.Mandala pooja was performed today. First, everyone was givena dot on the forehead, the name of the gotra was given to the goddess, PanchamrutaAbhishekam was done and a Kireetma (crown) was brought to the goddess with GopiSwami's own money. After that, everyonewas given the opportunity to offer rice to the Goddess Maremma. Tied Raksha was given to all attendees of the function. Maha Mangala Arati was performed, and the goddess's blessings were given to everyone. Finally, Teertha and Prasadam were given to everyone. The Annadanam program was organized, and the program wassuccessful.Why Mandala Puja?The term Mandala in Hinduism corresponds to a 41-day-longperiod. Often, the Mandala period is prescribed for pujas, observances, rituals, and intake of medicine in many cases. With regard to Mandala Puja, the individualis expected to complete the full course of a 41-day long period with all theausterities and routines prescribed in the scriptures. The strict vrat that theindividual observes during the Mandal Puja helps cleanse his soul and enhanceclarity of vision. The divine power propitiated through the Mandala Pujablesses the devotee with incredible boons that would change his life forever.Usually, Mandala Puja is performed to please the person's favorite deity, whichever form of God it might be. Even women can undertake Mandala Puja with a five-day break during their menstrual period.The devotee observing Mandala Puja needs to follow a set ofprocedures, routines, and discipline for forty-one days. The Mandala Pujausually begins with the candidate receiving Diksha from an accomplished Guruwho is a virtuous and pious person learned in the Vedas and Shastras andcommitted to an austere life all through All this program wasdone free of cost on behalf of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation. Yourdonations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1130}}
19 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Six Christians returned to Sanatana Dharma in Assam; Homa rituals were performed as per their customs

Soil of Ancient India, cradle of humanity, hail! Hail, venerable and efficient nurse whom centuries of brutal invasions have not yet burned under the dust of oblivion! Hail, farther land of faith, of love, of poetry and of science! May we hail a revival of thy past in our West in future!”  Louis Francois Jacolliot (1837-1890). Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to welcome back six Christians to Hindu Dharma in Assam. They were converted by the missionaries many years back. We have assisted one group of people who worked closely with GHHF to welcome back.  As per their customs, GHHF arranged appropriate rituals, pujas and Homas where all these returned Hindus participated. They expressed their happiness for returning to their home, to their original religion.  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is working closely with Samrat Dutta who is very passionate about preserving and protect Hindu Dharma. We have four Pracharaks and conduct about 20 Bala Samskar Kendras in different districts in Assam. Sri Samrat Dutt from Cachar has been coordinating and organizing activities in ASSAM– Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar. He was responsible for identifying four Pracharaks – two males and two females. Now we are conducting 21 Bala Samskar Kendras in Assam. Four of them were conducted free of cost. The four teachers volunteered their services free of cost.  He even found three villages where Bala Samskar Kendras are being sponsored by them. GHHF would like to express our appreciation to Samrat Ji for his passion and determination to coordinate and supervise these activities. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1129}}
18 Jun 2024

[GHHF] Chandi Homa was conducted in Gaushala in Memphis for human welfare, health, and wealth.

S3 Foundation is known for maintaining a huge Gaushala in Memphis for more than ten years. It is one of a kind. It maintains over 250 cows and bulls on a sprawling 200 acres of land. It also conducts daily home for the benefit of humanity and purification of the environment. Chandi Homam was conducted in Gaushala under the guidance of Sri Vasudevananda Swamiji. Nearly 150 people participated and performed Chandi Homa. Many of these people came from different States in the USA. It is a sacred fire ritual and spiritual practice performed by Hindus to honor Goddess Chandi, a powerful form of Goddess Shakti. It is considered one of the most powerful Homams. Chandi Homam is one of the most powerful and popular homams performed by devotees to please the Goddess Chandi, who is the collective energy and power of all Gods and Goddesses. The homam is also known as Chandi Path or Chandi Jaap. Chandi means ‘that which cannot be destroyed’. Benefits of Chandi Homam: By performing the Chandi Homa, the sufferings that are caused by hostile elements, are eradicated. The sufferings resulting from poison, sorcery, thieves, etc., are removed by performing this homam. Chandi Homam is performed to attain better health, prosperity, longevity, food, wealth, progeny, fame, success, strength, etc. Helps in the removal of fear, ailments, danger, defeat at the hands of adversaries,      etc. By performing the homa five times, evil planetary influences are removed. The performance of this homa seven times removes all fears, performance eleven times begets royal influence sixteen times beget progeny. Chandi Homam helps in overcoming obstacles and barriers in life. Helps you attain success and win over one’s enemies. Blesses one’s life with positivity and happiness. Liberates one from evil eyes and curses. {{album_1128}}
17 Jun 2024

[GHHF] S3 Foundation in Memphis organized a powerful Sri Chakra Deepotsavam under the guidance of Sri Vasudevananda Swamiji.

 S3 Foundation is known for maintaining a huge Gaushala in Memphis for more than ten years. It is one of a kind. It maintains over 250 cows and bulls on a sprawling 200 acres of land. It also conducts daily home for the benefit of humanity and purification of the environment. They are conducting Sri Chakra Deepotsavam under the guidance of Sri Vasudevananda Swamiji who is visiting Gaushala for five days. Devi has various forms, each having their own yantra, but the Sri Chakra itself represents all of the various forms of Devi in one yantra.  Therefore, the devotee of Mother can worship the Sri Chakra rather than worship a particular yantra for each of Her forms.  Sri Lalitha Trishati describes Sri Chakra as follows: “From the single point, three angles, and eight other triangles, followed by ten triangles within and without, then fourteen angles; there are eight petals of a lotus, again followed by sixteen. These support three circles, three demarcations of existence, with four doors.  This is known as the Sri Chakra, the expression of the highest divinity.” On Saturday, they arranged 1008 clay diyas with 365 wicks in each diya and placed them on the Sri Chara diagram beautifully drawn in the Hall. Amma gave the meaning and significance of Sri Chakra Depostsavam. They performed pujas in four directions – Sri Lakshmi, Sri Durga, Sri Saraswati, and Sri Nandiswara. Nandiswara is credited with revealing the greatness and power of Lord Shiva and Durgamata. Since Sri Chakra is known as the personification of Durgmata, by worshipping her, her two sons Sri Ganapati and Sri Karthikeya will protect all of us. Dri Ganesha will remove all the impediments and Sri Karthikeya as Commander in Chief will guide us to victory. More than 250 people attended the function, had the opportunity to light the diyas, and enjoyed the beautiful sight of witnessing the lighting of 1008 divas that were decorated with these diyas. Everybody did pradakshana to Sri Chakra three times.  {{album_1127}}
16 Jun 2024