Aug 21, 2015: Friday
Aug 26, 2015: Wednesday
Aug 28, 2015: Friday
Aug 29, 2015: Saturday
Sri Hayagri:va Jayanthi
Significance – Haya+Gri:va – horse faced lord. Parama;thma: incarnated in this form through sacrificial fire on this day to give vedic knowledge to Bramhade:va again. Before this also lord taught Ve:da to four headed Bramha, because of Ashradhdha: of him, Asura:s called Madhu and Kaitabha, stole the Ve:dic Knowledge and hid in rasa;talam. Lord Hayagri:va went to Rasa:talam, defeated them with his neighing, saved the Ve:das and gave them to Bramhade:va on this day. He is the embodiment of Knowledge and joy. A small amount of his grace made Bhamhade;va, goddess Saraswathi, Dakshina:mu:rthi, Bruhaspathi , Vedavya:sa great. Everyone should worship lord Hayagri:va to became great in any branch of Knowledge. Hayagri:va sto:thram of Sri Veda:ntha Desika is very famous and powerful prayer of this lord. All our JET centers performed Hayagri:va Homam or Pu:ja.
Significance – Rugve:di:s Celebrate Upa:karma on 28th and Yajurve:di:s on 29th. Yearly once they do pra:yashchitta:s for the mistakes they committed knowingly,unknowingly in daily rituals of the whole year.They worship sages of their lineage with Pu:ja: , Japa, Homa, Tarpana:s and start their educational year near their Guru.
Sept 1, 2015: Tuesday
Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swami Vari Thirunakshatram
Significance – Tirunakshathram of Our parama:cha:rya HH Sri: Peddajeeyar Swamiji. A:cha:ya means the one that understands Vedic scriptures, Practice those and uplifts mankind by spreading that knowledge and practice throughout their life. All Scholars praise him as incarnation of Sri: Bhagavad Ra:ma:nu:ja. Devotees do Pa:duka: abhishe;kam, Ashto:ttara Satana:ma pu:ja, take Pa:da ti:rtham, share the glory of HH. Stothra called “Tridandi Vimsati” from Sri:pathi Stutima:la describes the glory of Parama:cha:rya. one should chant it all the time to become dearest of lord.
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Sept 4, 2015: Friday
Sept 6, 2015: Sunday
Significance – How should a person live and behave. How should they let happiness & sadness, looses & gains affect their lives, The Bhagavad Gita teaches us all these things. Sri Krishna made Arjuna his “excuse” to present the great Gita to us. Thus he became Jagadaacharyaa. Sri:krushna Janma:shtami is on Sept 5th (according to Smartha Samprada:ya ) and 6th (according to Sri;vaishnava Samprada:ya) Lord Sri:krushna, Beloved of all, came to this earth to attract us with his mischievous acts and enlighten us with Bhagavad geetha. Because he was born at night, we do Birth celebrations in the evening. We worship him, sing his glory,offer varieties of Prasa;dams like Ka:yam, Ghee Sweets, especially butter and milk products. Utti Uthsav (Pot braking ceremony) Do:lo:thsav (Cradle ceremony) are main attractions.
Sept 9, 2015: Wednesday
Sept 11, 2015: Friday
Sept 7, 2015: Monday
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