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