Pratyangira Devi Puja

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April 5 — April 6, 2013 – Ekadasha Rudram Homam.

Ekadashi which comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. It falls before Yugadi and it is the last Ekadashi of the year.
April 7 — April 8, 2013

Two days of Siva and Sakthi homam, Pooja and chanting by 54 priests.
Puja will consist of

Gomatha (Cow) Pooja
Gaja (Elephant) Pooja
Aswa (Horse) Pooja
Vinayakar (Elephant) Pooja
Ejamanar Mahasankalpam
Parayanam, Homam and Abhishekam

After the program there will be distribution of free anadanam and vasthra danam for poor devotees.

Ayyavadi Sri Maha Pratheyangira Temple
Siva and Pratheyangira Devi Temple

 

Mahaprithyangardevi - Pratheyangira Devi image
Mahaprithyangardevi – Pratheyangira Devi image

 

The Sri Mahaprithyangardevi Temple is about 3 kilometers from the Uppliappan Temple in Kumbakonam. The deity of Prathyangira Devi is swayambu (came from earth, self born).

There are two sakthi soolini – these are Goddess Durga and Sri Prathyangira Devi; they are the wings of Lord Sarabheswarar (manifestation of Lord Shiva).

Prathyangira Devi is the main goddess of Atharva Vedam and she is also known as Artharvana Bhadra Kali, Atharvana Prathyagira Devi.

This place by name Ayyavadi was once known as Iwarpadi, and in later days it is known as Ayyavadi. According to legends, the 5 Pandavas visited this place, kept their weapons under a tree, worshipped Sri Pratiyangira Devi and went around in the forests. As the five Pandavas worshipped here, it is believed that the place was called as Aivar Padi which later changed as Ayyavadi.

Lord Shiva is known as Agastheeswaran and his consort is called Dharmasamvardhini. Rama and Ravana worshipped at this temple.

The Purana narrates that after hiranyakasupu vadham (killing of Hiranyakasupu, father of Praladha) Lord Narasimha (avatara of half-man half-lion) was still in ugrham (anger) at this time. Two rishis, Prathiyangira and Angiras together made Prathyangira Devi on Lalitha Parameswari’s command. She was able to control the anger of Lord Narasimha. She is also known as Aparajitha which means no one can defeat her. The face of the deity is like a lion (she is said to be lion-headed), has 18 hands with weapons. Lakshmi Devi and Saraswathi Devi sit on each side of Prathyangira Devi.

Here the banyan tree is something different; it has five different varieties of leaves and it is known that Lord Shiva also meditates here.

 

Anahata Chakra
Anahata Chakra

 

History of Sri Prathyangira Devi Temple, Ayyavadi, Kumbakonam

Devi Pratyangira is the Goddess associated with eternal energy. She is manifest with a lion’s face and a human body. This combination of lion and human forms is said to represent the balance of good and evil.

According to Hindu mythology, the anger and fury of Lord Narasimha could not be stopped after He killed King Hiranyakashipu. To calm Him down with the power of compassion, Lord Shiva took the ferocious form of Lord Sarabeshwarar. With Sri Pratyangira Devi, and Sri Soolini Durga seated on His wings, Lord Sarabeshwarar was able to calm down the anger of Lord Narasimha.

At Sri Pratyangira Devi Temple, at Kumbakonam, the Devi is seated on a chariot with 4 lions. This is the oldest Temple for Devi Prathiyangira. And is the only Temple mentioned in the Vedas and the Agama Shastras.

The Devi is seated on a chariot, pulled by four Lions, Devi Lakshmi and Devi Saraswathi are also present on either side. The Devi is Lion Faced, having 18 hands armed with weapons.

No Archana or Abhishekam is performed at this Temple. Homam is only performed on Amavasya and Pournami. The Homam is perfomed with Dried Red Chillies. Sri Pratyangira Devi Homam is performed for destruction of any negative forces.

Ugram Veeram Maha Shakthim
Jwalantham Sarvathomukham
Pratyangira Bheeshanam Pathram
Mrityum Mrithyum Namaamyaham

 

sri prathyangira devi temple, ayyavadi kumbakonam
sri prathyangira devi temple, ayyavadi kumbakonam

 

 

Transit of Rahu-Ketu December 2012

Rahu Ketu Peyarchi Sacred Offerings

Lord Rahu Bhagavan - Om Ram Rahave Namaha
Lord Rahu Bhagavan – Om Ram Rahave Namaha

On this auspicious occasion, Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions) and Puja (offerings) will be performed to Lord Rahu Bhagavan at Thirunageswaran Temple, Tamil Nadu. This is planned to take place on 9 – 10 December 2012.

ALSO On this auspicious occasion, Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Puja (offerings) will be performed to Lord Ketu Bhagavan at Perumpallan Temple, Tamil Nadu. This is planned to take place on 11 – 12 December 2012.

Lord Ketu Bhagavan - Om Kem Ketave Namaha
Lord Ketu Bhagavan – Om Kem Ketave Namaha

Due to the above mentioned transits (peyarchi) of Lord Rahu and Lord Ketu, the following persons who fall under the purview of these Moon Signs and Sun Signs (who will be affected for one and half year period) are encouraged to participate in the sacred rituals:

ARIES
CANCER
VIRGO
LIBRA
SCORPIO
AQUARIUS
PISCES

Persons with the abovementioned Sun and Moon signs are advised to perform Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Puja (offerings) to obtain relief from adversities due these transits and to seek good effects from Lord Rahu and Lord Ketu. All grace from Gods requires effort; participation in these Archanas, Abhishekhams, Homams, with Sankalpams and Pujas will obtain the needful benefits.

Persons having the following MOON SIGNS below will also obtain benefit with completion of Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Puja (offerings) to propitate Lord Rahu and Lord Ketu.

TAURUS
GEMINI
LEO
SAGGITARIUS
CAPRICORN

Join this Sacred Activity for Rahu-Ketu Peyarchi

Rahu – Ketu Transit (Peyarchi) 2012

OM SRI SAI RAM

Year: Nandana Varusham
Month: Karthikai 17th (2 December 2012)

On Sunday 2 December 2012 – 10.34AM at (Star) VISHAKHA Nakshatra 3rd Pada

LORD RAHU BHAGAWAN will move from Vrishika (SCORPIO) to Tula (LIBRA)

On Sunday 2 December 2012, AT 10.34 at (Star) KRITTIKA Nakshatra 2nd Pada

LORD KETU BHAGAVAN WILL MOVE FROM Vrishabha (TAURUS) TO Mesha (ARIES) into First Pada KRITHIKA.

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What the world needs now

Taken from email to Sai-NET, 29 July 2012

I would like to share a message I received from Sai Bharati the astrologer
from Puttaparthi. He said (paraphrased) that we all should keep a positive
frame of mind. If we fill our minds with thoughts of destruction and chaos then
we will create disaster. As we feel so we reflect. He asked us to please be
positive. What the world needs is group prayer and this can avert any disaster.

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saturn transit

TRANSIT OF SATURN

 

KARA YEAR, TAMIL MONTH OF FIVE,MARKAZHY-1421, PASALI, 7.24,AM AT STAR OF CHITRAI 3rd PART,

FROM 21st   DECEMBER2011.07;24am

LORD SANI [SATURN] BHAGAVAN WILL MOVE FROM KANNI RASI AND ENTER INTO THULAM RASI [VIRGO TO LIBRA], ON THIS AUSPICIOUS OCCASION SPECIAL POOJAS, ABHISHEKAM, ARCHANA WILL BE PERFORMED TO LORD SRI SANISWARA BHAGAWAN, ALSO PLACE IN THE SAME DAY.

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