Video Archive

  • The Sage of Kanchi – Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

    The Sage of Kanchi – Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

    The Sage of Kanchi is a wonderful video on Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati who was the 68th Shankaracharya in Kanchipuram from 1894 until his passing in 1994 at the age of 100.  He was profoundly influential and this video captures both the simplicity and power of his presence.  For those of us in the west, the […]

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  • Varadaraja Abishekam

    Varadaraja Abishekam

    The Varadaraja temple, which is located about 1 block from our Kanchipuram yagya facility, is the 2nd largest Vishnu temple in all of India (after Srirangam). It is a magnificent place to visit and feeling inside the temple grounds is very soft and welcoming. This video (found on YouTube) shows the traditional tirumanjanam, or abishekam […]

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  • Kanchipuram Temples

    Kanchipuram Temples

    Over the course of my many visits to Kanchipuram, I have become very fond of the city. It is a fascinating place to visit and it has a rich spiritual and cultural history that is present everywhere you look. These two videos, which I found on YouTube, will give you sense of this delightfully charming […]

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  • Tamil Nadu Temples

    Tamil Nadu Temples

    When I was searching for videos on Kanchipuram, I came across this video on YouTube. It is very well done and will give you a sense of the beauty to be found in Tamil Nadu. The section on the temples for each of the nine planets (Navagraha) is very nice. It appears about half way […]

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  • Maha Rudra Yagya – Kanchipuram, 2006

    Maha Rudra Yagya – Kanchipuram, 2006

    A video presentation of the Maha Rudra Yagya as performed in February, 2006 in Kanchipuram, south India.  The yagya is explained in detail along with video and photos from the event.

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  • Sri Rudram

    Sri Rudram

    Sri Seetharama Sastry chanting Sri Rudram from the Krishna Yajur Veda accompanied by original photos from various Shiva yagyas and pujas sponsored by The recording was done while he was performing Rudra Abishekam so you can hear water, milk, etc being poured in the background, but it is a very authentic rendition of this […]

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  • Navaratri Durga Mantras – Oct 08

    Navaratri Durga Mantras – Oct 08

    We always sponsor a large scale yagya in Kanchipuram for the nine day festival called Navaratri.  This video presents the 2008 yagya along with selections of the yagya mantras from each of the nine days.

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  • Ganesha Puja

    Ganesha Puja

    A simple and traditional Ganesha Puja is performed by Seetharama Shastry. As he performs the puja, the Sanskrit text is displayed and a closeup of the hand movements are shown in a video inset. If you’s like to view a copy of the text in pdf format, please click here.

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  • Rahu and Ketu Yagyas – April 2008

    Rahu and Ketu Yagyas – April 2008

    In the vedic tradition the movements play a vital and central role in the understanding of events and the ability of the individual to live in harmony with the universe.  One of the best times to perform yagyas to balance the influence of the planets is when they are changing signs.  Rahu and Ketu do […]

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  • Star TV News – Varanasi Trip

    Star TV News – Varanasi Trip

    This is the Star TV report on the yagyas that we performed in Varanasi in 2007. The yagya was for the ancestors of the participants and it took place on the banks of the Ganges.

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