Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!
With the blessings of Goddess Chandika Mahalakshmi and our Guru Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram will be conducting Shata Chandi and Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagnams in USA and Canada. Our sincere pranams to Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal as we move forward with these events. We are blessed to have Sri K.R. Yegnarathnam Dikshithar from India to lead these Yagnams as the Chandi Homam Acharya.
SHATA CHANDI YAGNAM - June 29 & 30, 2019, Sri Bhuvaneswari Amman Temple, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Devi Mahatmyam from the Markandeya Purana consists of thirteen chapters or Adhyayas and has in total 700 mantras. Each Adhyaya or chapter of Devi Mahatmyam has a presiding deity or Devata. Normally, in a Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam or Chandi Homam, this presiding deity called Adhyaya Devata is invoked and hailed once at the end of a chapter.
This year, BPA disciples in Toronto took a sankalpam of reciting Devi Mahatmyam 100 times invoking the Adhyaya Devata with every mantra of Devi Mahatmyam so as to perform the SHATA Chandi Homam also by offering Ahutis to the Adhyaya Devata with each of the 700 mantras.
We invite you all to come and be part of this special and exclusive Chandi Homam to receive Chandika Mahalakshmi’s blessings. We will also be performing Sri Vidya Navavarana Homam and other important and auspicious homams during the event.
Program details: https://bhaskaraprakasha.org/2019-programs
Registration: Please join the Toronto events WhatsApp group using this link.
Sri Chandi Homam, July 21st, 2019 Sri Venkateswara temple, Denver, Colorado
Please contact Anant Ven (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details about this event.
Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagnam, July 26th - August 4th, 2019
Sanatana Dharma Kendra, San Jose, CA
We are happy to invite you for the first Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagnam being performed in the West coast of the United States of America. This landmark event is planned to be performed at Sanatana Dharma Kendra, San Jose, California from July 26 to August 04, 2019.
Sahasrachandi Maha Yagnam requires performance of minimum of 1000 Durga Saptasathi (Devi Mahatmyam) Paarayanams, 100 Durga Saptasathi Homam, 1,000,000 Navakshari Japam, 100,000 Ahutis of Navakshari Mula Mantra, and detailed performance of many rituals. Let us join together to invoke Goddess Chandika Mahalakshmi and seek Her blessings for the well being of entire community.
Program Details: https://bhaskaraprakasha.org/san-jose-california
Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam, August 10th - August 11th,2019
1S750 IL-59, West Chicago, IL 60185
Saturday, the 10th of August (3PM-8:30 PM) The program begins with the Poorvanga poojas and a recitation of Devi Mahatmyam followed by Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam and Sri Lalitha Trishati Stotra parayanam.
On Sunday the 11th of August, (6:30 AM-1:00PM) our Acharyas will perform the Ganapathy Homam, Navagraha Homam, Rashi, Nakshatra, Purusha Sookta, Sri Sooktha, and Chandi Homams (Chandi Homam starts around 8:30 AM).
Program details: https://bhaskaraprakasha.org/chicago
Devi Mahatmya Parayana Krama E Book
To facilitate devotees, we have given a complete audio recording of the Parayanam as well as its procedure and text publications in different languages. The Devi Mahatmya Parayana Krama Ebook which will be a companion to the audio publication. is now available in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and English on our website. Please check our Publications page for new text publications as we update it periodically. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our Publications team for their hard and commendable work. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions to fulfill your aspirations in this divine activity.
या श्री: स्वयं सुकृतिनां भवनेष्व लक्ष्मी: पापात्मना कृतधियाँ हृदयेषु बुद्धि:।
श्रद्धा सतां कुलजन प्रभवस्य लज्जा तां त्वां नता: स्म परिपालय देविविश्वम॥
“Ya shri swayam sukritinam Bhavaneshu lakshmi
Papatmanam Kritidhiyam Hridayeshu Buddhi
Shraddha satam kulajan prabhvasya lajja.
Tam twam natasmah paripalaya devi vishwam”
She is the Goddess of true wealth in the homes of virtuous souls and is the misery of those who perform evil. She is Intelligence in the hearts of pure minded, Faith to the Truthful and Humility to the truly noble. To that Divine Goddess we bow in reverence. Devi, please protect the entire Universe (Durga Saptashati - 4.5)
We welcome all devotees to participate in all of the events above and seek blessings of Chandika Mahalakshmi.