Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sri Gayatri Homam...
Sri Gayatri Homam
At Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet
On Sunday 26.08.2018
With the blessings of our guruji “KAYILAI GNANAGURU” DR. SRI MURALIDHARA SWAMIGAL, we are conducting Maha Gayatri Homam on Aadi Pournami, Sunday 26th August 2018 at our Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet by 10.00 AM.
Sri Gayathri Devi Mother of Vedas :
When Sri Gayatri , with the Maha Meru (Sri Chakra), was to be consecrated, Swamigal wondered where She ought to be taken on Her first visit. Incidentally, a doctor from the Apollo Hospitals called to invite Swamigal for his birthday celebrations at the Mookambikai temple in Kollur, Karnataka. Sri Gayatri's prime pilgrim centre is Mookambikai.
Considering the doctor's call a divine message, Swamigal accepted his invitation. At that time, he had just bought an Innova car, which he would used for the karikolam, to transport the idols to be consecrated.
A couple of days before the day of the travel, the rear seats were removed to check the accommodation of the deity in the space. However, once She was placed inside, they could not remove Her! The Swamigal said She was like an obstinate, yet beloved child refusing to get off , and seemed ready to travel. Not wanting to leave Her in a vehicle all night, Swamigal was forced to travel the same night. It was the month of Karthigai, when the Lord of Fire is venerated by lighting lamps all through the month.
Halfway through their journey, the doctor called to say that his birthday celebration had been cancelled. Having begun the journey, Swamigal decided to anyway proceed to Kollur. About 50 kms. before Bangalore, a name board "Siva Ganga Peedam" caught his attention. He stopped the vehicle, alighted and found a pumpkin-seller with just 5 pumpkins left for sale. Swamigal bought all of them and enquired about the name board. The pumpkin seller offered to show him the location of the peedam. They went to the Siva Ganga peedam and Swamigal was astounded to find that it was indeed a Sharada peedam. The first homam for the Danvantri idol had been performed at a Sharada peedam in Pondicherry in 2005! Was this a coincidence or was it a play of cosmic forces?
Swamigal now began to worry about the karikolam. 'By Her own wish, Sri Gayatri managed to come to Lord Siva here, but how am I going to get the karikolam done in this lonely place at this late hour?' However, he lit the traditional Karthigai lamps and performed the aarthi.
Soon after the aarthi, a line of cars drove in, attracted by the Karthigai lights in the vehicle and the magnificence of the Gayatri idol. Each person in the visiting cars generously donated Rs. 1000/-. Verily it was divine grace chalking this programme all the way through. Swamigal then proceeded to the Sri Ramachandra Math near Gokarna. He waited there for three hours before the pontiff gave him an audience and welcomed Sri Gayatri with the poornakhumbam. During this unexpected wait, Swamigal received the message that Sri Gayatri was enchanted by the recitation of the Vedas at the nearby Vedapatashala. He also received another message that he must perform a Samashti upanayanam at his peedam and the abhishekam to Sri Gayatri for that day must be performed by one of the boys who had received the initiation.
After meeting the pontiff , it was too late to travel back, and Swamigal had to stay at the Mutt . He learned the following day that there had been an accident on the route he was to have travelled! The delay was indeed providential!
Lord Rama's footsteps are found here, and He is known to have performed the Gayatri pooja and the navaavarna pooja at this very spot. The navaavarna pooja is a complex pooja performed to propitiate the powers of the Sri Chakra.
Swamigal was delighted to find that both the Sri Gayatri idol and the Sri Chakra herein were identical to the ones he had brought with him. Any wonder then that Sri Gayatri and the Sri Chakra directed him here!?
Proceeding to the Mookambika temple, he reached there after 9 p.m., yet he was able to get darshan of Sri Saraswati not just once but five times.
When Sri Gayatri returned to Walajapet after karikolam and was awaiting installation, a couple invited Swamigal to their son's upanayanam, which was meant to be held elsewhere. He requested them to place their invitation at the lotus feet of Sri Gayatri. When he read the invitation, he realised that the upanayanam was on the same day as the consecration of Sri Gayatri. He then invited the child to perform the abishekam for Sri Gayatri after he was initiated at the upanayanam. Since then, every year, on the Gayatri installation day or on one day during that month, he conducts a samashti upanayanam, and one of the newly initiated boys conducts the abhishekam for Sri Gayatri on that day.
At the Sri Ramachandra Mutt, Swamigal had witnessed the modhaka abhishekam. That inspired him to invite 108 brahmins from Gokarna to Walajapet to perform the athirudra homam.
An important message that he wishes to acknowledge is that those who cannot learn the Vedas can learn the Gayatri mantra and they will get the blessings as having read the Vedas itself. Vedas are not only for Brahmins: every Hindu is entitled to study the Vedas. An analogy he gives is related to a library. Can it be dictated that only the librarian can read the books there?
When Swamigal narrates this story, his palpable awe, the immediacy and his wonder at how things finally culminated shine through, close to six years after the event.
Sri Gayatri Homam is considered to be the purest among all the Gayatri-Devi homams and this homam is generally done in favour of All the Family Members (or) City (or) Village.
When we take Mantram, Gayatri Mantram is said to be chief of all Mantrams. While saying this Mantram, we not only get the blessing of Sri Gayatri Devi but also get the blessings of Surya Devan. And this mantram is equivalent to the rays of Suryan. That kind of speciality and greatness, this Gayatri mantram has.
Goddess Gayatri is considered the veda mata, the mother of all Vedas and the consort of the God Brahma. She seats on a red lotus, signifying wealth. The Gayatri mantra by the sage Vishwamitra” is considered the supreme mantra among all. The Baghavad Gita also clearly exalts the Gayatri Mantra is the supreme among mantras.
In Sanskrit, Gayatri means Kaayantham Thirayatha. The explanation of this is the person who is chanting this mantram will be protected by Sri Gayatri Devi.
This Mantram doesn’t belong to any specific caste (or) religion. It is a common mantram and can be chanted by anyone.
Gayatri Devi is an incarnation of Saraswati Devi, consort of Lord Brahma, symbolizing the “shakti” (strength) and “dev” (quality) of Knowledge, Purity and Virtue. Saraswati Devi is held to be the patroness of the Arts, being a poet and musician, as well as skillful composer. In the form of Gayatri Devi, with the blessings of Lord Brahma, she is believed to have given the four Vedas to mankind.
For every Mantram, there will be one Rishi, who is termed to be the Kartha (person who will be main for that and will be equivalent to that mantram). Vishwamitra, who belongs to Kshatriya Kula, is referred to as the Kartha for this great Gayatri Mantra. So this Mantram is not only for Brahmanars, Vedic peoples etc but also for Kshatriyas and to all in this world.
The Homam to be performed depends on the type of problems & the individual’s Birth Chart, usually a Pandit is consulted for advice on the type of homams that are to be conducted. If you have any doubts please ask to our Pandits. A detailed analysis of your Horoscope chart, by our Pandits would suggest you the most suitable remedies or if to conduct special poojas for specific problems at specific temples, that would help you overcome your problems and to obtain evident good results with the Power of Cosmic Energy.
By analyzing your horoscope, our experienced Pandits can identify the reason for the problems and the ways to nullify the problems. Based on your Birth Chart and on the instructions given by our Pandit, selective Homams are performed by Our Experienced Priests. Our Priests has vast experience in the field of performing Homams & Poojas. They have sound knowledge on the various aspects of performing homams. The main aim of performing the Homams is to enrich positive energy of the ruling planets and to nullify the negative elements shown in the birth chart. It is also a form of remedial measure which has been followed from the ancient times. Homams and poojas performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni – the God of fire. It is said that when Lord Brahma (the creator among the Trinity) created man, he also created “Homam” for man’s livelihood and his attainment of spiritual desires.
For more details:
Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet
Ananthalaimathura, Kilpudupet, Walajapet, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph: 04172 230033/230174, 09443330203.