Our July yagya program is focused on the Guru in many different forms. The divine form of guru is called Dakshinamurti, a manifestation of Shiva - the destroyer of ignorance.
The first human teacher was a rishi (seer) by the name of Vyasa who was Dakshinamurti's first student. Vyasa organized the Vedas, wrote the Puranas (stories of the gods) and the Mahabharata which includes the famous Bhagavad Gita.
We have all enjoyed the benefit of a personal guru in one form or another. This yagya recognizes that aspect of the universe which brings the light of knowledge to our awareness, removes the darkness of ignorance, and ultimately brings enlightenment and god realization.
Our 10 Day Program wil start with the recitation of the complete text of Rig Veda followed by a Dakshinamurti Yagya. Every day our yagya will invoke the timeless lineage of all gurus who pass this knowledge down generation after generation.
Also on Guru Poornima. in Varanasi we will perform yagyas in a beautiful old temple devoted to Vyasa, as well as perform a special Dakshinamurti/Shiva yagya in our yagya shala. The following day we will provide a full meal to a group of sanyasi who have dedicated their lives to the enlightenment of all. This assures us of good health and adequate nutrition in our future lives.
In Pune this month, we will perform a special Dakshinamurti mystical yagya as well as the 50 priest Lakshmi Yagya.
These yagyas will enliven the knowledge principle in our lives. As a result, throughout our lives we will attract better, more enlightened teachers. The yagyas enhance our learning ability and purify our consciousness so that knowledge has a place to reside in us.
Astrologically, Jupiter has just completed a long period of retrograde (backward) motion and will return to direct, forward motion. Jupiter is ready to get busy and that makes this the ideal time for Jupiter yagyas. Jupiter is the planet of luck, spirituality, wealth, knowledge, and expansion in every area he touches.
Please jolin us in this unique and enjoyable series of yagyas.