Maha Lakshmi Yagna
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Deepti Art and Spiritual Development center
by Saishvara Rama
An initiated brahmin, conducts yagnas, pujas and other rituals of worshiping Deities in the temples of India, in Germany, in the UK, the Baltic countries, and in many cities of Ukraine.
Maha Lakshmi yagna, a ritual of invoking the divine mother Mahalakshmi in her statue, made in India from 7 metals, chosen by Sri Swami Vishwananda for Deepti in Puri, India, at Jaganath temple square, will take place at Deepti Art and Spiritual development center on Sunday, 4 August 2019.
What is Yagna?
The term “Yagna” has several meanings:
- Literally translated means to selflessly sacrifice for noble purposes.
- Secondly, yagna also means to worship the Divine – either as an external or an internal ritual – done within one’s own being.
- Thirdly, yagna is the name given to a fire ceremony that is conducted where one offers sacrifices into a holy fire – where the fire becomes an aspect of God.
Many yagna fire ceremonies are carried out in the company of a group of people. The aim of the yagnas are varied but in essence they are performed to bestow benefit to some or all people present, the surrounding environment and the world.
The deity to whom the yagna is being performed is invoked into the yagna through meditation and chanting of Sanskrit mantras.
The word ‘puja’ consists of ‘pa’, which means parayana (or continuous repetition of the names of God) and ‘a’ meaning japa (continuous mental recitation of the Names of God). Puja is essentially a kind of worship in which both parayanam and japam are practised by the devotees.
According to another interpretation, Pu means pushpam or flower and ja means jal. In the puja ceremony both flowers and water are offered to the deity during the worship. The letter ja can also mean simultaneously japam. So if we take these twin meanings of ja into consideration, puja becomes that ceremony during which water and flowers are offered to God along with recitation of His names.
Yagna will be performed by Saishvara Rama – an initiated brahmin who was born in Odessa. His father was yogin, had siddhis like Wolf Messing, and personally communicated with him. Saishvara Rama has been practicing yajnas for 21 years, helping people in solving spiritual and material issues and problems. Since 1999 he has been professionally studying this spiritual science in India.
He has the Brahmin initiation of the kaula-guru, in the tradition of Sri Vidya, worshipping Divine Mother, by the guru Amritanandanth, and by the priests of Kerala. He has a blessing for the brahmin activities from Amma Amritandandamayi and from his Satguru, Sathya Sai Baba.
Saishvara Rama conducts yagnas, pujas and other rituals of worshiping Deities in the temples of India, in Germany, in the UK, the Baltic countries, and in many cities of Ukraine.
What is Prana Pratistha?
Prana Pratistha – the most difficult and long ritual, inviting the Divine to appear in the statue and stay there forever, the so-called revival of the statue, which becomes sacred murti. The ritual will last about 4 hours.
Each of the participants will have possibility to make the offerings to the yagna fire, and divine mother’s Maha Lakshmi abhisheka. You may also offer to Mahalakshmi new jewelry (earrings, rings, etc.).
This ritual invites in our lives the blessings of mother Maha Lakshmi, opening in us abundance and prosperity, both spiritual and material, giving us will power and success, purifies all 5 element of our body, and our consciousness.
WHAT TO WEAR
This is a festive occasion; traditionally we dress in pink, red or green in honour of Maha Lakshmi. Indian dress is encouraged, but not required. Women must wear saris or ankle-length skirts and bring a shawl to participate in the yagna. Men are encouraged to wear kurtas and dhotis, or nice shirts and trousers.
Maha Lakshmi Yagna registration
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