Ganapati Homam is performed to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganapati. Thereby seeking that no obstacles or hurdles be faced while performing a dharmakarya, or anything as such. Ganapati is the karaka and samharaka of obstacles and hurdles, hence invoking his blessings is beneficial before starting anything new and auspicious.
Our Ashram conducts Ganapathy Homam which is followed by Maha Abhishekam to Goddess on first Sunday of every Month.
- Ganapathy Homam starts at 6.00 am and Arthi at 8.00 am
- Maha abhishekam to goddess starts at 9.00 am and Maha mangala Arathi at 12.30 pm and followed by Annaprasadam.
Devotees are requested to participate in the Ganapathy Homam and Maha Abhishekam and invoke the divine blessings.
Swamiji's Jayanthi Pooja
Our Guru,Sri Sureshwaracharya's JAYANTHI POOJA is celebrated on the day of our Swami's Jenma Nakshatram, and it is indeed a glorious day. Guru Pada Pooja is performed on a very grand scale, followed by a divine discourse by our Swamiji.
This day is celebrated with love and devotion by the devotees of our ashram. It is a delightful and wonderful opportunity to celebrate, glorify and give thanks to our most beloved Swamiji, our spiritual master, Sri Sureshwaracharya, who is an embodiment of grace, purity and tranquility and a perfect representative of the Divine in this material world.
Navarathri is the festival of nine nights and it is the chapters 81 to 93 of the Markandeya Purana that relates the battle fought between the demon Mahishasura and Goddess Durga. This battle ends on the tenth day with the slaying of the demon by Goddess Durga and is celebrated as the day of victory or Vijayadasami. It details the exploits of the goddess in her three major forms: Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati representing the three fold energy: Strength, Wealth and Wisdom.
The first three days of Navrathri, the Mother, is invoked as a powerful force called Durga which would destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. The next three days, the Mother is invoked as the Goddess Lakshmi, considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees, inexhaustible wealth. The final three days is spent in worshipping the Mother as the Goddess Saraswati, who offers to her devotees, the fruits of Wisdom. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashmi, glorifying the victory of Good over Evil. It is essential that in order to have all-round success in life, we need the blessings of all these three supreme forces.
We at the ashram celebrate every year with joy, this symbolic festival, by decorating the goddesses in various alangarams with the Paadam adorned with glittering stones. Bhajans, Satsangs and other programs are held everyday and devotees are in raptures to see the Goddess in various forms and get showered with blessings from our Swamiji himself. Cultural programs by eminent artists are conducted and prasadam are distributed.
GURU POURNAMI, is a very important day at the ashramam. The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as Guru Pournami, a day sacred to the memory of the great sage Vyasa. All Hindus are indebted to this ancient saint who had edited the four Vedas, wrote 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata.
According to India's venerable rishis, cosmic energy flows through the human body, entering through the crown chakra and leaving through the feet. That is the reason why so much importance is given to the holy lotus feet of God or one's guru. On Guru Pournami, the guru becomes a channel for tremendous cosmic energy, which is available to all through the guru's lotus feet. Thus, Guru Pournami is the most auspicious day for performing pada puja, or the worship of the lotus feet. Cosmic energy flows from the guru's feet in abundance on this special day.
In our Ashramam several programs and poojas are performed on this day. It includes Homam ,Amman Abhishegam, Guru Pada Puja performed by the sevaks, Swamiji's divine discourse and the most important and auspicious Guru Pournami blessings from our beloved Swamiji.
"Poochoridhal Vizha" or Flower Showering Festival. This important festival is held here in our ashram is in line with the tradition followed in Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The Tamil month of "Masi' marks the 28 days of fast that the goddesses undertake for the benefit of mankind.
There is a legend associated with this festival, which is actually very closely connected to Navrathri festivity.. Earlier we spoke of an Asuran called Mahishasuran, who had received special boons from lord Shiva himself through his rigorous penance and meditation. He misused his powers to harass the Devas and other celestial beings. These ghastly actions of Mahishasura had caused intense anger in the Trimurtis. The angst emerging out of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are combined to take the shape of a very fierce form and that was Durga.
It is said that the flames of fire that gushed out of the eyes of the Trimurtis - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - formed a mountain which was brilliant like a million sun. Out of this mountain, Durga took shape as the goddess more powerful than all the gods and killed Mahishasura.
At that time she was the embodiment of anger and a force of destruction. After destroying the Asura she came to the banks of River Cauvery, in a jungle near Samayapuram to calm herself. She took the form of 'Mahamari' in a reddish hue and wrapped herself in a yellow cloth. She adorned herself with flowers and undertook fast and penance. She did this to regain her original form. She took the form of Goddess Samayapuram Maha Mariyamman, who is benevolent and merciful to one and all.
Our ashram marks these 28 days by showering flowers everyday on the goddesses and offering prayers. The twenty eighth day is celebrated very grandly in the ashram by offering poojas, bhajans and showering loads of flowers by all the devotees.
We invite you all to come and join in the grand celebrations every year with family and friends and serve the ashram. Please do come to experience the divine atmosphere, absorb the positive energies that emanate and above all get enlightened by listening to the glorious and golden words of our Swamiji in his discourse. Dear Devotees, let the blessings of the Supreme Mother and of our beloved Swamiji will always be our guiding light as we are in safe hands.