“The deity named ChaNDI is the highest Brahman, the queen through whom the crown is inherited.” -- ShrI BhAskararAyA (in the Guptavatī)
The dēvi mahātmyam — also referred to as ChaṇdI or durgā saptasatī is the world’s most widely used hymn to propitiate the Goddess as energy or ShaktI. It comprises 700 verses on the Goddess as Divine Mother. The ChaṇdI is a powerful, boundary-less, living representation of the Goddess as Energy. It combines and bridges vēda, āgama (tantrā) and mantrā in an unparalleled fashion and is the cornerstone of India’s shāktā traditions. It is a fully advaitic (non-dual) scripture: it contains within itself the keys to radically change our perspective and ultimately experience ourselves as “ONE” with the universe around us.
By the grace of our illustrious and unbroken Guru Mandala hailing from Sri Bhāskararāya, we, the disciples of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram are poised to perform, the first ever Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagna on the West coast of North America. The sankalpā for this Yagna was incepted almost one year ago — immediately following the 2018 Satachandi mahā Yagna. The Yagna is performed for the welfare and prosperity of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast of the United States.
Disciples from our Ashram have already completed 1000 pārayanams along with 1,000,000 navākshari mūla mantra japam.
During the event that spans 9 days from July 26th to August 4th, 2019, we will be completing 100 Chandi Homams and 100,000 navākshari mūla mantra homams.
For further details about timing, please see flyer here.
The event will also feature a set of Hindustani and Carnatic musical concerts performed by leading Bay Area artistes. These musical events have been specially curated to showcase the storyline and esoteric significance of the Devi Māhātmyam.
For further details Sangeeta Seva please see the flyer here.
In addition, Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram disciples, with Paradevata’s blessings, are planning to complete KOTI Archana of Lalitha Sahasranaamam in Summer 2020. As part of this Maha Sankalpam, BPA Bay Area disciples with support of local devotees, are planning for Laksharchana throughout the year. First of this series will be on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 5.30PM. All are welcome to join.
Please click here for registering for this event here.
The Maha Poornahuti of Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagnam will be on Sunday August 04, 2019.
Please join us for this once in a lifetime event, as we invoke the mother of the universe to grace our families, communities, and country and bless us with vitality, prosperity and the supreme knowledge that grants ultimate liberation!