Maha Sankalpam for Lalitha Sahasranama KOTI Archana

श्री विमर्शानन्दनाथम् सत्याम्बा सहितम् गुरुं | हृद् पद्म कर्णिकामध्ये भावयेत् सर्व सिद्धये  ||

श्री प्रकाशानन्दनाथं विमर्शाम्बायुतम् गुरुं | हृद् पद्म कर्णिकामध्ये भावयेत् सर्व सिद्धये  ||

श्री रामानन्दनाथं रामाम्बासहितम् गुरुं | हृद् पद्म कर्णिकामध्ये भावयेत् सर्व सिद्धये  ||

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!

Guru Purnima Greetings!

Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram disciples, with Paradevata’s blessings, are planning to complete KOTI Archana of Lalitha Sahasranamam in Summer 2020.

By doing Archana to Devi reciting the entire 1,000 naamaas in Lalitha Sahasranama Naamavali 10,000 times, we are able to accomplish doing Devi Archana 1 crore (Koti or 10 Million) times. With Devi and Guru’s blessings and with pure devotion and sincere efforts, we are confident we can complete successfully this mammoth task.

Our Guru Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Swamigal insisted on reciting the Lalitha Sahasranama every day as the most effective form of Devi worship. What better day to do this Maha Sankalpam for the KOTI Archana than the auspicious day of Guru Poornima!

Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram disciples will do the Paada Puja to His Holiness’ Paaduka in Toronto on Guru Poornima seeking His blessings for this endeavour and Sri Yegnarathnam Deekshidar will conduct the Maha Sankalpam for the KOTI Archana following which the first session of Lalitha Sahasranama Archana will be performed.

For the first Archana, we will follow the Namavali recording by Sri Swamigal available at

We will be webcasting the Guru Poornima Puja on You Tube, please click below link if you would like to join in.

Shata Chandi Yagnam this weekend in Brampton, Ontario

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!

We are very happy to welcome you to the Sri Vidya Navavarana Homam and Shata Chandi Yagnam to be performed this weekend on June 29 & 30 at Sri Bhuvaneswari Amman Temple in Brampton Ontario.

A few months ago, BPA disciples in Toronto took a sankalpam of reciting Devi Mahatmyam 100 times in a unique way. Chandika Mahalakshmi manifests Herself with a Naama (Name) and Roopa (Form) for every Adhyaya (Chapter) of Devi Mahatmyam bringing out the essence of that Adhyaya. This manifestation is known as the Adhyaya Devata or the presiding deity for that chapter.

.The 100 Parayanams were done invoking the Adhyaya Devata with each of the 700 mantras of Devi Mahatmyam so as to perform the SHATA Chandi Homam this year. Ahutis to the Adhyaya Devata will be offered with every mantra during the Homam.

The Maha Sankalpam with the first Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam was performed on the auspicious Krishnaashtami day on April 27, 2019. With Guru mandala’s blessings the disciples have now completed the required 100 Devi Mahatmya parayanams along with 100,000 Navakshari Japams.

The remaining 10,000 Navakshari Moola mantra Homam along with 10 Chandi Homams will be performed this Sunday, June 30 with Gurunatha’s blessings.

We invite you all to come and be part of this auspicious Shata Chandi Homam to receive Chandika Mahalakshmi’s blessings. We will also be performing Sri Vidya Navavarana Homam and other important and auspicious homams on Saturday, June 29. Please see the flyer below for further details.

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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:

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 ( 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:

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:

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.

Sahasrachandi 2019 and Devi Mahatmya Parayana Krama Ebook

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!

Dear Devotees and BPA family members, 

Wishing everyone a very happy, bright and prosperous New Year 2019!

With our Gurunathas blessings and all of your support and best wishes, we had a very active and blessed 2018, with Shata Chandi Homam, Sri Chakra Navavarana Pujas and Homams and Nava Chandi Homams in Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey, Jacksonville, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta and San Jose and many other places in North America. We offer our sincere pranams to Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamiji and Sri Yegnarathna Deekshidar for being with us and guiding us during these events. We thank all the volunteers and supporters from the bottom of our hearts for their support and active participation, may blessings of our Gurus and Maha Tripura Sundari be always with you.

We are in the process of finalizing the 2019 programs. BPA families in Bay Area California, New Jersey and Chicago have started the planning process already.

We are happy to announce that Sahasrachandi Maha Yagnam is planned to be performed in Sanatana Dharma Kendra, San Jose, California from 1st August 2019 to 4th August 2019, with the divine blessings of our Gurumandala. We started the Devi Mahatmya Parayanam and Navakshari Japam for the Sahasrachandi Homam on 9th December 2018 at the Sanatana Dharma Kendra. For an auspicious start, to invoke the blessings of Maha Ganapathi and Chandika Mahalakshmi, we performed Maha Ganapathy Abhishekam and Homam, Maha Sankalpam, Navavarana Puja, followed by Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam by close to 100 devotees.

This Sahasrachandi Homam is unique as devotees from all countries are participating and we are having many devotees performing the Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam via interactive video conferencing.

Those who wish to participate in the Parayanam sessions, either live or through interactive video conferencing may submit their requests through below Google forms:

Individual Parayanam or Japam completion Form:

Pledge Number of Parayanams and Navakshari Japams at:

Once you submit your requests to join the Parayanam session, you will be added to the Sahasrachandi 2019 Google Group and you will be given further information about participating through video conferencing.

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 heart felt 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.

May you all have a divine, spiritually charged, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019!

Guru Aradhana & Navaratri Mahotsavam

Dear devotees,

Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!

We are very happy to welcome you to SriVidya Guru Sri Vimarshanandanathendra Sarawathi Swamigal Aradhana at His Holy Adhishtanam in Chennai and Navaratri Mahotsavam at different locations. Disciples of the Ashram across the globe are getting together to celebrate the auspicious Navaratri.

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Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam in San Jose - August 03, 04 & 05

We welcome you all to join us for the Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam at San Jose this weekend. The highlights of this year's Shata Chandi Homam includes the Lalitha Sahasranama & Mahayaga Krama Puja on a specially hand drawn Sri Chakram. A musical Naradeeya Keertan in the tradition of Sant Gnanadeva along with Purusha Suktam and Sri Suktam combined with Panchadashi Mantra will be offered to Lord Vittala and Goddess Rukmaayi.  

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The Chicago Shatha Chandi Mahayagnam - a Memoir by Meera Kannan

Sri Matre Namaha!! Sri Gurubhyo Namaha!!

The much anticipated Chicagoland Shatha Chandi Mahayagnam that was conducted over a three day period by disciples of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July 1st was a bliss-filled experience for all of us. The rare presence of Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal and Sri Yegnarathnam mama was  a delight for all devotees, and so were the loving presence of  our gurus Smt. Akhila manni and Sri Raghu anna.  

On Friday, the evening’s program started off with a soulful performance of Sri. Muthuswami Dikshitar’s navavarna krithis by the local artists. Their beautiful renditions created  the perfect ambiance for the Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Kumkuma Laksharchana by 108 Suvasinis. The highly sacred Navavarna poojai by Sri Swamigal on all the days was an added treat to all who thronged the place.

On Saturday morning, the day’s program started off with the recitation of  the Vedas, Upanishads and Rudrabishekam , and these were followed by one round of the Devi Mahatmiyam parayanam. While this was going on, the Navavarna poojai was conducted by Sri Swamigal . The highlight of the event- the 108 Suvasini Poojai - was a rare sight to behold. Each Suvasini was ascribed a naamaah from the Devi Vaibhava Ascharya Ashtothra Shatha Namavali and, she was treated as a Goddess Herself with the upachara poojas being offered after Avaahanam. Everyone who attended this poojai was moved and felt the palpable presence of the Goddess Herself. This was followed by the highly auspicious and rare  Thithi Nithya poojai celebrating the Goddess within each Suvasini. The concluding prayers for that session were Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam, Sri Vaibhava Ashcharya Ashtottha Stotram and The Sri Lalitha Trishathi Stotra parayanam.

The evening program began with the well-known Abhirami Andadi and Abhirami Pathigams in praise of Ambal by Abhirami Bhattar, a true devotee of Ambal. Yegnarathnam mama gave us a bhakthi filled and highly moving speech on the karuna aspect of the  Devi and the proper method of worshipping Her as it is laid down in Sri Tripura Sthavaraja.

Sunday morning was replete with all the special homams that one could imagine. Since it was Sankatahara Chaturthi, special prayers were offered to Lord Ganapathy with the Chathuravartti Tarpanam by Sri. Sridhar Sivaraman mama. After a recitation of  the Upanishads, Ganapathy Homam, Rasi Graha Nakshatara Yogini Homam, Rudra homam , Sundari Garbhita Purusha and Sri Suktha homam, , Navakshari Moola Mantra homam, Chandi homam, and the Sri Vidya Navavarana homam were conducted by our gurus in strict accordance with the procedures and rules laid down in the shastras.

While these homams were taking place, the Navavarna poojai was being performed by Sri Swamigal to the Kalashas and the Sri Chakram. Simultaneously, the Kanya poojai(11 of them) and Vatuka Poojai (10 of them) and Sumangali Poojai were offered. The  Dampathi poojais were offered to our Gurus as we sought their blessings.  The concluding prayers and mantras of the Chandi Homam were a sight to behold.

At the volunteer appreciation meet, Sri Yegnarathnam mama’s parting words of advice inspired us all, and the most stunning aspect was that his speech was followed immediately by a rejuvenating shower of rain. Mama later told us that The Devi was extremely happy with the effort of Her children and this was Her way of manifesting it. We were thrilled and humbled.

On the concluding day, all of us, devotee-volunteers felt that we were a part of a huge family all with the focused purpose of Loka kalyanam. What better way of spending a weekend than celebrating the glory of Shri Mahashodashi!!

We thank Sri VijayaGanesh for these amazing photos from the Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam

May we all come together again very soon for lokakshema !! Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu!

Chicago Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam 2018

A Volunteer's note on the upcoming Shatha Chandi Maha Yagnam in Chicago

The Chicago ShathaChandi Yagnam starting this weekend with Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Laksharchanai on Friday the 29th of June 2018 (tomorrow) and ending with Sri Chandi Yagnam on Sunday the 1st of July has been off to an incredibly auspicious start with the beautiful Pournami poojai and Navavarna poojai yesterday by Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal and Sri Yegnarathnam mama. A highlight within the highlight was Sri Yagnarathnam mama’s explanation on the importance of chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranama.

Here is the link to the video.

The past few months of getting ready for a yagna of this magnitude- the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area- has brought together scores of devotees many of who are volunteers in a united and common purpose of serving the conduct of this yagna. We had weekly Devi Mahathmyam Paarayanams and one special Navavarana puja  and Devi Mahatmyam Paarayanam on the Mother's Day on May 13, 2018 performed by our Gurus Sri & Smt Raghu Ranganathan with a Maha Sankalpam for the Shata Chandi Homam.

With the blessings of our Guru Parampara and Sri Mahashodashi, we have come to realize that our miniscule role in this cause is probably the result of the yearnings of several janmas. The presence of our gurus and their loving support and guidance have filled us with endless faith, joy, and enthusiasm that the LokaKshema for which this Yagna is intended will be blessed by Ambal.  

Please see the details of program here.  Individual Sankalpams for the Shata Chandi Yagnam will be done during the event.

- Meera Kannan, Volunteer, BPA Chicago


Sri Chakra Puja on Sat, June 09 and Shata Chandi Homam on Sun, June 10, 2018


Saturday, June 09, 2018 at Hindu Heritage Centre, 6300 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Sri Chakra Navavarana Puja by Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal

Simultaneously Upanishads Parayanam, Rudrabhishekam, Guru Paada Puja, Devi Khadgamala & Lalitha Trisathi Archana, Tripura Stavarajam, Ascharya Ashtottaram and Lalitha Sahasranamam will be recited.

We invite ALL devotees to participate in the Devi Khadgamala and Trisathi Archana.

A Sri Chakra blessed by Sri Swamigal will be given to every participant (one per family) to perform the Archana.

Other Pooja Items will be provided at the venue.  At the end of the Pooja, devotees can take the Sri Chakra as Prasadam.

Khadgamala Text in Sanskrit and Tamil are available in the Publications Tab of our website. Following pages from the texts will be used for Archana:

Sanskrit - Pages 12-15, 32-35 and 54-59

Tamil - Pages 14-19, 43-48 and 75-83

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Sri Bhuvaneswari Temple, 230 Wilkinson Road, Brampton, ON

6:30AM to 1:30 PM - Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam

With the blessings of Guru and Chandika Mahalakshmi, disciples of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram, Toronto will get together to perform Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam in the presence of Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal. Sri Swamigal will perform Sri Chakra Navavarana Puja and Chandi Aavarana Puja during the Homam.

Devi Mahatmyam Texts are available in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu

Please see flyer for detailed program schedule and register here as early as early as possible to book your spot for performing the Archana to Sri Chakra on June 09.

We invite all devotees to participate in the divine events to seek Sri Swamigal's blessings and Devi's Anugraha.



Sri Vidya Upasana in the presence of Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal on June 9 in Mississauga and June 10 in Brampton

Dear devotees,

We are pleased to announce that Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram will be with us to bless us during the two day Pujas and Homams in Mississauga and Brampton on June 9 & 10.  Please see details below. 

June 9 - Sri Chakra Navavarana Puja performed by Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal at Hindu Heritage Centre, Mississauga, Canada

Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal was born as the illustrious second son and also a very competent disciple of rare talent of our Guru Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswati Maha Swamigal. 

Having born in the family with rich heritage of Vedic scholarship & Sri Vidya Upasana, Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal (in his Poorvashrama called fondly as Sundara Chittappa) followed the prescribed ordainments and was initiated into the Srividya upasana by his Poorvashrama grand father and Guru Sri Prakashananda Natha. 

Later, under the tutelage of his Poorvashrama father he learnt the nuances of Sri Devi Puja. To put it in a nutshell, he is a practicing Sri Vidyopasaka par excellence and no field or practices in the Great Ocean of Sri Vidya worship is untouched or unvisited by him.

As a Sri Vidya Upasaka he attained the consummate status and got devout disciples. By the will of Sri Parameshwara and by steadfastly following the path laid by the forefathers, he vowed to transcend into the Fourth Phase of Sanyasam on January 1st, 2017.  

It is indeed a great blessing for all of us that he consented to travel to North America to perform Sri Vidya Navavarana pujas this year. Devotees will be performing the archana to Sri Yantras with Sri Devi Khadgamala and Lalita Trisati in his presence and we encourage every devotee to register here as early as possible to reserve your seats.

The Devi Khadgamala is a very important Mantra for a Srividya Upasaka. The origins of this Vidya may be traced to Puranas and Tantras. The Khadgamala mantras are regularly chanted by those who are duly initiated into Srividya and those who perform Nitya Japa of Devi. It is said that mere recitation of Khadgamala confers not only the Pooja Phala of complete Navavarana worship, but also of every other form of worship.

June 10 - Sri Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam at Sri Bhuvaneswari Temple, Brampton, Canada

With the blessings of Goddess Chandika Mahalakshmi and our Guru Parampara, disciples of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram will be conducting a Shata Chandi Maha Yagnam in the divine presence of Sri Gnanananda Teertha Swamigal.

Program details are below. 

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Sanatana Dharma Kendra and Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram invite you to participate and receive Devi’s blessings for the Maha Yaga Krama and Nava Chandi Homam on the auspicious occasion of Vasantha Navaratri this Friday, Mar 23rd and Saturday, Mar 24th at Sanatana Dharma Kendra, 3102 Landess Ave, San Jose, CA - 95132.  

Friday 23 March 2018 - SANGITA SAHASRANAAMA

5 PM:  Srichakra Puja performed in 64 Square feet Srichakram

6.30 PM: Lalitha Sahasranamam Archana composed in 10 Ragas by Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram

9 PM. Mangala Harathi and Maha Prasadam.

All devotees can perform archana to  the large Srichakra  mandala specially drawn for this puja.

Saturday 24 March 2018


12.30 Maha Poornahuti and Vasordhara

1 PM. Mangala Harathi and Maha Prasadam




Sri Chandi Homam at Brampton, ON, Canada on 18th March 2018

Dear Devotees,

Please join us for the Sri Chandi Maha Yagna at  Bhuvaneshwari Amman Temple, 230 Wilkinson Road, Brampton, ON- L6T 4N7  on the occasion of  Vasanta Navaratri and Ugadi celebrations on  Sunday March 18, 2018 performed by Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram, Canada.


 7 AM to 8.30 AM:      Ganapati Upanishad, Devi Upanishad,   Bhavanopanishad, Tripuropanishad, Kaulopanishad , Durga Matruka Nyasam

  9 AM to 12.30 PM:     Ganapati homam, Navakshari moola mantra homam,    Sri Chandika homam, Suvasini and Kanya puja

12:30 PM:                  Poornahuti, Vasordhara

1:30 PM:                    Maha Prasadam Lunch



2018 Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram Programs - Registration open now!

Dear Devotees,

We are happy to share our Ashram's 2018 programs in Canada and USA with you. Please register here for all events you are interested in participating as a Ritwik, volunteer or devotee.  You can register for multiple events in the same form.  We will provide event and location details to registrants closer to the event date.


For Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram
Raghu Y Ranganathan

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New Audio Publication: Devi Mahatmyam Puja Krama for Navaratri 2017

Dear Devotees,

Many of you have been learning Durga Sapthasathi also known as Devi Mahatmyam from Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram YouTube videos. Due to the overwhelming response to the online classes and requests from devotees to record the complete Durga Sapthasathi with Puja Krama (procedures), we are pleased to release the complete chanting of Durga Sapthasathi Puja Krama chanted by Raghu Y Ranganathan and Akhila Ranganathan.

We sincerely hope that this recording, where the chanting is done in slow pace will be helpful for devotees to perform the Durga Sapthasathi Paarayanam.

This recording is dedicated to the lotus feet of our Guru Sri Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswathy and Durga Mata on the occasion of 2017 Navaratri celebration.

For Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram
Raghu Y Ranganathan

Guru Aradhana, Navaratri Mahotsavam and Shatabhishekam in Chennai

Dear devotees,

We are very happy to welcome you to 2017 Navaratri Mahotsavam and Shatabhishekam celebration in Chennai, India. Please click here for the invitation and program details

For this Navaratri, Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram devotees around the world will be performing Lalitha Sahasranama Laksharchana using the audio recording of Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswathi Swamigal recorded in 1975 by Late Shri N.M.  Venkatraman. Thanks to Sudha and Saikumar of Atlanta, GA, this recording was preserved and provided to us when we visited Atlanta in 1998. As this was a live recording, the two missing Namas were recorded again with the voice of R.K. Sriramkumar and Smt. Akhila Ranganathan.

This is a unique recording where each Nama is chanted either by Sri Vimarshananda Natha or by his Poorvashrama brother Sri K.S. Kameshwaran and the same namas are repeated by devotees. I was fortunate to be part of this chanting and the lead male devotee voice is my father Sri K.R. Yegnarathnam. We are immensely happy to release this audio recording on the occasion of Sathabhishekam of Sri K.R. Yegnarathnam. It can be downloaded from the Publications page. 

We are looking forward to your participation in the Navaratri Celebrations this year. 


Raghu Ranganathan
On behalf of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram

Shata Chandi Maha Yagna in San Jose, California

Dear devotees,

We would like to share some photos of the Shata Chandi Maha Yagna performed by Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram in San Jose, California. The photos here were taken by Sreenath Kalahasti of Kalahasti Photography. He has captured the immense devotion and divinity present at the event through his beautiful photography.

An event of this magnitude requires incredible amounts of planning and preparation. The organizers and volunteers did a phenomenal job taking care of every detail. On behalf of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram and all the devotees who participated in this Yagna, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to this team. 

You can view the full set of photos here

Shata Chandi Yagna San Jose 2017


Raghu Ranganathan

Shata Chandi Yagna - New Jersey and San Jose

Dear devotees,

With the Grace of our Guru and Goddess Chandika Mahalakshmi, the Shata Chandi Yagna conducted at Ved Mandir in New Jersey was a divine experience for all of us who participated.

The entire community came together and volunteered to ensure every detail in every aspect of this massive event was meticulously taken care of. On behalf of all devotees who participated in this function, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our New Jersey BPA members for making this event possible. 

We would like to share these photos from the Shata Chandi Yagna in New Jersey. 

New Jersey Shata Chandi Yagna 2017

Shata Chandi Yagna in San Jose, CA - Aug 4 - Aug 6

Please join us at Sanatana Dharma Kendra in San Jose for three days of divine prayers to Goddess Chandika Mahalakshmi. Program details are below.  


Raghu Ranganathan



BPA Canada Trishati Suvasini Puja 2017 - Photos

Dear devotees,

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have contributed in one way or the other to make this annual event of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram in Canada a great success.

We were blessed to perform this Trishati Suvasini Puja on the auspicious day of Guru Poornima. Our Guru Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswathi Swamigal, who was sakshat Devi swaroopam, and our father and Guru Sri K.R. Yegnarathnam have been the driving force to enable us to organize such pujas and homams at this scale.

The BPA family has worked extremely hard, both in the foreground and background. From purchasing homa drayams to typing up the texts and taking care of every small detail of this event, they were with us at every step.  The entire community's devotion to Devi, interest and hard work has once again culminated in another divine event. 

Every person in our community extended their support to us wherever we went and we are immensely grateful to the divine to have you in our life. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to say thank you to each one of you. 

Earlier this year, an ornament with Lalitha Trisathi's 300 naamas inscribed on each Gold coin was offered to Kanchi Kamakshi on the occasion of Kumbhabhishekam. A few members of BPA came together and contributed 9 Gold coins for this holy cause. This inspired us to perform a Trisati Suvasini puja in Toronto. We are very thankful to all Suvasinis for accepting our invitation to be a Suvasini and help us achieve our Sankalpa. Organizing this puja involved tremendous hard work by so many people and it is not only due to Guru's grace but with all your support and cooperation that we were able to accomplish this. May our Guru Parampara continue to bless us!

Here are some photos from this event to help us relive those divine moments. Click here for the full set of photos.

Trishati Suvasini Puja - Toronto 2017

Trishati Suvasini Puja and Shata Chandi Maha Yagna

Dear devotees,

Thank you for the overwhelming response we have received for the 2017 USA and Canada events. If you have not yet registered, please click here to register

July 8 - 9, 2017 - Trishati Suvasini Puja in Mississauga, Canada

For the first time in North America, Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram is planning to perform Trisati Suvasini Puja, where each of the 300 sacred names of Goddess mentioned in Lalitha Trishati will be invoked in 300 Suvasinis (married women). Reciting Lalitha Trishati immediately pleases the Goddess and invoking these names in Suvasinis is considered auspicious for the Suvasinis as well as the entire community.

With the grace of Guru and Devi, we have reached the target of 300 Suvasinis. Suvasini registrations are closed now. You an still attend and participate in the Puja and Homam events. Click here for Trisati Suvasini Puja event details

July 21 - 23, 2017 - Shata Chandi Maha Yagna in New Jersey, USA

The Shata Chandi Maha Yagna consists of 100,000 Navakshari Japam, 10,000 Navakshari Homam, 100 Devi Mahatmyam Parayanam and 10 Devi Mahatmyam Homam.  Click here for New Jersey Shata Chandi Yagna event details

Sponsorship of pujas and homams is available for all including those registered as Suvasinis. 

We are looking forward to your participation in these events. Sri Gurubhyo Namaha. 

Raghu Y Ranganathan |