Hanuman/Manyu Suktam Yagyas
April 15-24 ($65)
Hanuman is one of the great heros of the Ramayana; the divine monkey, son of the wind, who helps Rama rescue his wife Sita, defeat the demon Ravana and his army, and destroys Lanka. As such, his yagyas bring the qualities of strength, power, devotion to a higher reality, and contentment.
We are fortunate to be able to perform this yagya in a beautiful Kanchipuram temple where the Hanuman is almost 20 feet tall! You can see photos of our previous Hanuman yagyas here. For this special event, we have arranged for 40 foot long flower malas, 150 litres of milk for abishekam, and a special mala made of lentil crackers that are a favorite of Hanuman's.
Hanuman yagyas are particularly good for softening and balancing the influence of Rahu, Mars and Saturn, and for strengthening the protective influence of the planet Jupiter. According to the vedic tradition, the best time to influence the planets is before they change signs, so this is the perfect month for Hanuman yagyas to soften the influence of these important planets all of whom will change signs this year.
Manyu Suktam is an ideal partner to the Hanuman yagyas. This mantra comes from the Rig Veda, 10th manala and consists of 14 verses that invoke Rudra (Shiva) to eliminate enemies, obstacles, and purify bad karmas and ill health.
The text reads in part:
Come here Manyu, mightier than the mighty; chase our enemy away...bring to us all kinds of wealth and treasure. I may be small and weak,
O Manyu come to me and give me vigour.
O Conquerer, born with power and a destructive bolt of thunder, the highest conquering might is yours...Unyielding bring victory like Indra, O Manyu...give us the wealth of both sides gathered and collected; And let our enemies with stricken spirits, overwhelmed with terror, creep away and be defeated.
Please join us in this unique and powerful celebration!
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Photos from the March/April Navaratri Program
(see them all by clicking here - photos are updated daily through 4/8)