Guru Poornima, Shiva and Rahu/Ketu Yagyas
($65 for all ten days; July 12 - 21)
This month we offer ten days of yagyas in three different locations in India to celebrate the vital role of the Guru in our developing enlightenment. We also include yagyas to balance and steady the influence of Rahu and Ketu as they change signs.
We begin on July 12th with Guru Poornima. This yagya honors and celebrates the special role that spiritual teachers play in the development of consciousness and progress towards enlightenment.
The Rajamundri Temple
Our priests will be performing the entire 10 day program at a beautiful Shiva temple in Andra Pradesh called Rajamundri. The temple features a 2 story tall Shiva lingam made from a single crystal. This temple is uniquely powerful for enhancing spiritual progress and the development of consciousness.
On the grounds of the Rajamundri temple is an area dedicated to Rahu/Ketu where we will perform the Rahu/Ketu yagyas. Planetary yagyas are exceptionally powerful when a planet is changing signs because it is considered to be more "receptive" to remedial measures such as yagyas. The result is greater smoothness in life and a reduction in obstacles.
The Varanasi Program
Varanasi is home to one of the few temple for Vyasa, the first Guru, organizer of the Vedas, and author of the Maha Bharata, among other works. We are fortunate to have a Guru Poornima yagya performed there.
We also take this oportunity to honor the work and presence of the community of sanyasi in the area by offering them a special meal on Guru Poornima. They are the living embodiment of dedication to spiritual enlightenment and to honor them is also to empower our own desire to reach enlightenment in this lifetime.
By helping them, we help ourselves.
The Pune Program
Our priests and pundits in Pune will be performing their own traditional ritual for Shiva and Vyasa on Guru Poornima.
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