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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

VINAAYAKA CHATURTHI CELEBRATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2008

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Dear Members:



Vinaayaka Chaturthi falls on September 3, 2008 this year, except for places that fall under PST/PDT zone of USA/ Canada. Those living in these areas (PST/ PDT of US/ Canada) like Hawaii should celebrate it on September 2, 2008 itself.


Though every Chaturthi thithi of every month is auspicious for worship of Lord Ganesha, Vinaayaka Chaturthi that falls in Sravana month sukhla chaturthi is of special significance. Worship of Lord Vinaayaka on this auspicious day will bestow capacity to overcome all obstacles in life, accomplishment of all tasks with perfection, intelligence, and countless benefits from both materialistic and spiritual points of view.


It is customary to offer pooja to a clay image of Lord Vinaayaka (Vinaayaka is the Presiding Deity for Moolaadhaara chakra for which the element is Earth!), and then immerse it in water bodies on subsequent days (avoiding Fridays, Tuesdays for the purpose). But, please avoid keeping "plaster of paris" idols for pooja and doing the ceremony of immersing those environmentally incompatible images in water bodies....It is a great sin to do like that. If you are keeping "plaster of paris" images of Vinaayaka for pooja, just keep it in a safe place in your house and avoid immersing it in the sea or other water bodies. It is my request to all our members.

Those who know Tamil can recite "Vinaayagar Agaval" "Vinaayakar Kaarya siddhi maalai", "Vinaayakar kavacham(by Kapila Muni)", etc. Recital/ listening to Ganapathy Atharvaseersham is very auspicious. Our Paaraayanam group members can listen to Ganapathy Mangala Maalika sthothram, Vakrathunda sthothram (that has powerful beejas in it), etc. today from our files section.



Those who find it difficult to perform elaborate poojas can please Lord Ganesha by simple recital of His Holy Names like

"Om Kshipra Prasaadanaaya namah" (Salutations to Thee who art pleased easily)

Om Gananaathaaya namah (Salutations to Thee who art the Leader of all Living Beings).

Om Vignavinaasanaaya namah (Salutations to Thee who Removes all obstacles).

etc.


We are planning a Grand Homam on Vinaayaka Chaturthi day in which apart from various other auspicious materials that are traditionally used for Ganapathy homam, we are going to offer 1008 modakams. The homams will be done with the Vaancha Kalpa Ganapathy mantra, Durga Ganapathy mantra, Ucchistha Ganapathy mantra, Ganapathy Atharvaseersha mantra, and Panchamukha Ganesha mantra in an elaborate way praying for Universal welfare.


I sincerely thank the members who have sent their contributions as part sponsorships to support this endeavour. My best wishes to everyone. May Lord Ganesha - the Destroyer of obstacles - Bless us all.



Blessed be.


Pandit R. DAKSHINAMOORTHI.


Astrological and Remedial consultant

1 comment:

Mohana said...

Thank you very much for always remembering me. i thought i could come and give my small contribution..hopefully i will come soon and give..but do remember me for this puja too, thanks a lot, S.Narayanan

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