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SHRI

MAHARUDRA SHRI LAKSHMINARAYANA MAHAYAGNAM 2013


from May 23, 2013 May 27, 2013 at

Hindu Society of Inland Empire CA



Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir 9292 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 3594743
U: http://www.maharudramriverside2013.com E: info@maharudramriverside2013.com

About the Yagnams


Yagas and Yagnams: Yaga is the offering of ghee, rice, rice pudding, fruits etc. to the fire (Agni) in the fire pit (Homa Kundam), constructed per guidelines laid out in the shastras, to Indra, Varuna, Navagraha or one's favorite deity to propitiate the deities and for obtaining desired material benefits. The details of such Yaga are laid out in the 'Brahmana' section of the Yajur Veda. Though 'Yaga' and 'Yagnam' are sometimes used synonymously, 'Yagnam' has a deeper meaning than 'Yaga'. Yagnam includes the 'selfless' performance of Yagas seeking only the overall welfare of the people and the community at large. Yagas are, and can be, performed for the specific attainment of material benefits. The selfless performance of Yagas for Loka Kshema and Loka Kalyana and the spiritual faith and journey towards the realization of the Supreme Being qualify such Yagas as Yagnams. Sri Maharudra Mahayagnam: Rudra is another name for Lord Siva. References to Him as Lord Rudra Siva are fairly common. Sri Rudram (also known as Namakam) and Chamakam (so called due to the repeated occurrences of the words cha and mey) are among the sacred mantras of Yajur Veda. These mantras occur in the fourth Canto (Kanda) of the Taittiriya Samhita of Yajur Veda. Eleven recitations of Sri Rudram followed by one recitation of Chamakam is called Ekadasa Rudram. Eleven Ekadasa Rudram makes one Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudram makes one Maharudram. And Eleven Maharudrams make one Athi Rudram. For the Maharudram, 121 Ritwiks are generally involved in chanting the Ritwiks) chanting Sri Rudram resulting in 1,331 chantings of Namakam and 121 chantings of Chamakam. For the Maharudram, Rudra Homam is performed by 12 Priests/Ritwiks. The homam starts immediately following the conclusion of the third round of chanting and continues to conclude with 11 Homams. Vasordhara, Krama Archana and Kalasa Abhishekam are then performed. Chandi Yagnam: The Worship of Goddess Chandi highlights the importance of feminine energy and this is reflected in many of its spiritual worships. Goddess Shakthi is the embodiment of all the divine forces and she is the Mother of the Universe. She is the savior of her children on the earth and protects them from all the evil. The Goddess had attained various forms to kill the Asuras (Demons) who were torturing the humans and the Celestials (Devas). Devi Mahatmyam talks about the importance of Chandika Devi in detail. She is the primordial energy that is responsible for the creation, sustenance and destruction of this entire universe. She is the sum total of the energies of all beings of this universe. By performing the Maha Chandi Homa, one can become free of evil eyes, curses, obstacles and they are also blessed with a lasting health, wealth and prosperity. Sri Sudarshna Yagnam: Sri Sudarshna Yagnam or Homam is performed to eradicate evil effects created by negative planetary effects like Rahu Dosha, Kaala Sarpadosha etc. The worship of Sri Sudarshana through the homa will remove the negative effect of our Purva and present Karma which is the main cause for our bad health, enemies, and court cases. So by performing this homa and praying Sri Sudarshana which is being

worshiped in two forms One as Ayudha Purusha - The Chakra in the hands of Vishnu Sri Krishna and as Parama Purusha The Maha Vishnu with us The protector of the sincere and surrendered devotees. ( Authority: Sri Ahirbudhniya Samhitha detailed in Sri Pancharatra Agama & Vaikhanasa Agama) Sri Lakshmi Narayana Yagnam: Sri Lakshmi Narayana Homam is performed to worship Sri Lakshmi Narayana the divine couple Sri Vishnu & Sri Lakshmi. The homam is performed to get timely marriage, Loving spouse, getting good & intelligent children, Shine in the life with peace and profit and prosperity in the business. All human would lke to lead a peaceful loving life and prosperous business / activities. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Homam gives it and Sri Sudarshana Homa removes the difficulties in leading in our life. These are the two best way of worship to gain the grace / boon of God because without God's grace one cannot live healthy and happy.

About the New Temple


HELP make the Dream of building a New Authentic Hindu Temple with Gopuram (crown) and Dwajasthambam (A medium for Heavens to be connected to Earth - A spiritual connector between us, the earthlings and the supreme being, God. Some scriptures suggest the bottom of the Dwajasthambam represents Shiva, middle portion Brahma and the top portion Vishnu) a reality. We as Hindus believe in leaving a legacy, a good name and the best we can for our children and grandchildren... HERE is a PERFECT opportunity to support and leave a beautiful Temple as a part of our legacy for Generations to come. This New Temple, like the Dwajasthambam, will represent the prosperity, knowledge and suggests hope and Desire to overcome Ignorance and lead a blessed life. On Behalf of our Board, Executive Committee, Volunteers and supporters, I request you to kindly join our Founding members of our New mandir and let the Dream become reality with the Bhoomi Pooja (Memorial Day weekend). On this special occasion, we will have SHRI MAHARUDRAM and SHRI LAKSHMINARAYANA MAHA YAGNAM (Havan) from May 23 to May 26, 2013. Actual Ground Breaking will be on Monday, May 27th, 2013. We look forward to seeing you!
Contact Details:
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Program Schedule
Thursday May 23, 2013 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 8:30 AM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:00 AM 9:22 AM 12:30 PM Ganapathi Puja, Mahaganapati Homam, Punyahavachanam, Raksha Bandhanam, Mruth Sangrahanam, Ankurarpanam Navagraha Homam, Mrityunjaya Homam and Dhanwantari Homam Poornahuti, Aarti, & Mahaprasadam Kalasha Sthapanam Ganapathy & Shiva Abhishekam Sai Bhajans Aarti & Mahaprasadam Mahaganapati Homam Mahalakshmi and Navagraha Abhishekam Poorvanga Pooja for Chandi Yagnam: Kalashastaphanam, Laghu Navavarna Pooja, Poorvanga Homam Durga Saptshati Homam, Uttaranga Pooja & Balidanam Poornahuti Deepa Pooja & Lalitha Sahasranama Archana (108 Ladies) Aarti & Mahaprasadam Venkateswara Suprabhatam Mahaganapati Homam, Shri Lakshminarayana Pooja & Homam (108 couples), Mahasudarshana Homam Shri Balaji & Siva Abhishekam Poornahuti, Aarti, & Mahaprasadam Shri Lakshmi Narayana & Srinivasa Kalyana Mahotsavam with Annamacharya Keertanas by SVASA Ritwik Varanam Rudra Krama Archana Aarti & Mahaprasadam Mahaganapati Homam Mahasankalpam & Mahanyasam Maha Rudra Japam, Rudra Homam Vasordhara, Mahapoornahuti Aarti, & Mahaprasadam Shiva Parvati Kalyanam Acharya Bahumaanam & Mahaasheervadham Maharudra Kalasa Abhishekam, Alankaram & Rudra Archana Mantrapushpam, Mahamangala Aarti & Mahaprasadam Bhoomi Pooja for New Temple Muhurtham for Shankustapanam Aarti & Mahaprasadam

Friday May 24, 2013

Saturday May 25, 2013

Sunday May 26, 2013

Monday May 27, 2013

Sponsorship Details
An event of this magnitude requires enormous resources in terms of time and money from the devotees. The Steering Committee for the event requests your support through volunteering your time and making generous financial contributions. Yajaman for the 4-day Event Grand Patron Patron Three-day Sponsor Two-day Sponsor One-day Sponsor Bhoomi Pooja Shri Lakshminarayana Yagnam Shri Maharudra Yagnam Kalyanotsavam Sudarshana Homam Chandi Homam Mahaganapathy Homam Navagraha Homam Mruthyunjaya Homam Dhanvantari Homam Purusha Sukta - Shri Sukta Homam Deepa Pooja Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja Rudra Krama Archana One Kalasham for Maharduram Annadaanam General Donation $10,001 $5,001 $2,501 $2,001 $1,501 $1,001 $501 $501 $501 $251 $251 $251 $151 $151 $151 $151 $151 $51 $51 $51 $51 $501 Any Amount Please make your tax deductible contributions to: Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir
[Federal Tax ID for 501C(3) Tax Exemption - 330134768]

Mailing Address: Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir 9292 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

If contributions are being made by check, please indicate the event(s) that you are sponsoring in the Memo field. To help us include your family details in the Sankalpam list for each event correctly, please complete the Sponsorship Form on the reverse section of this brochure.

Sponsorship Form
Donors Name Street Address City, State, Zip Home. No. Mobile No. Email ID Family Details: Name Gothram Star

Yajaman for the 4-day Event - $10,001 Grand Patron - $5,001 Patron - $2,501 3-day Sponsor - $2,001 ( ) 2-day Sponsor - $1,501 ( ) 1-day Sponsor - $1,001 ( Bhoomi Pooja - $501 1-day Annadaanam - $501 Shri Lakshminarayana Yagnam - $501 Shri Maharudra Yagnam - $501 Kalyanotsavam - $251 Chandi Homam - $251 Sudarshana Homam - $251 Mahaganapathy Homam - $151 Navagraha Homam - $151 Mrityunjaya Homam - $151 Dhanvantari Homam - $151 Purusha Sukta Shri Sukta Homam - $151 Vaibhava Lakshmi Pooja - $51 Deepa Pooja & Lalitha Sahasranama Archana - $ 51 Shri Rudra Krama Archana - $ 51 One Kalasham for Maharudra Yagnam - $ 51 General Donation - $ New Temple Construction Fund - $ Payment Method: Cash Check - Bank:

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