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Annual Yagnams

Yagam (Yagnam) means sacrifice. Any act performed for the benefit of society, without any expectation of personal gains is Yagnam. Our Scriptures proclaim “Yagno Vai Vishnuhu”- service to the society is service to God. In Srimad Bhagavat Geetha, Lord Krishna says Yagna produces clouds, from clouds rains and from rains grains. The grains sustain life. Thus Yagna is the life sustaining force. Rain makes the food grains sprout. Food sustains all life”. Because of Karma, man has taken the body and performing selfless action (Yagnam) is his duty. “Agni mukho vai Devaah”- Through Agni we send our offerings and prayers to Gods. In return Gods fulfill our wishes. Thus Yagnam establishes mutually beneficial relationship between man and God. As a religious ritual Yagna engages all your Trikaranas: Mind (Dhyanam), Speech (Chanting of Mantra), Body (offering of Havis). Fire being the messenger to God, will deliver your prayers to the Deity. Scientifically speaking, Cow ghee offered in the Yagna produces enormous amounts of Oxygen. The fire oxidizes all the negative gases like CO and CO2 there by eradicating the atmospheric pollution. The High Temperatures (600 to 1200 degrees Centigrade) in the Homakund release various medicinal compounds in their elemental form from different kinds of Samithas (Woods), Herbs and Grains offered into the fire. Inhalation of these vapors are beneficial to the health. The sound ways from chanting the Veda mantras not only cleanse the atmosphere and also help calm the mind. Profuse sweating also eliminates impurities from the body. It’s been proved by double blind studies that performing Homa calms the mind and reduces blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar.

Yagnams Performed at ICCT

Today’s world is afflicted with financial turmoil, social strife, wars, terrorism, disease epidemics, and various natural calamities. In these circumstances, our great Sages recommended yagnas to seek divine grace to alleviate these problems. In August 1997, inspired by and with the blessings and guidance of Sri Vidyananda Giri and Sri Swami Paripoornananda of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, Sri Venkateswara Adbhuta Santi Maha Yagnam was conducted. This Maha Yagnam was spiritually uplifting to all the participants and enhanced the aura of the Temple. Thus ours was the first Temple in North America to conduct a Yagnam. Since then we have conducted these yagnas:

2016 Ekavimshati Kundatmaka Sri Venkateswara Ashtakshari Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.)

2016 Ashtottara Satakundatmaka Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Narasimha Mahayagnam (In Hyderabad, India – Pre-sided by Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.)

2015 Satarudreeya Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Swamiji, Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Hawaii)

2014 Prathista of Sri Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Temple to Sri Vikhanasa Maharshi)

2014 Sri Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Yagnam (Presided by Sri Ganapathi Sach-chidananda Swami of Dattapeetam, Mysore, Karnataka)

2014 Ashtottara Satakundatmaka Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Narasimha Mahayagnam (In Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kshetram, Mangalagiri, A.P.)

2013 Sri Ekavimshati Kundatmaka Dhanvantari Sahita Geeta Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamiji of Courtallam, Tamil Nadu)

2012 Saptha Vimsathi Nakshatra Purvaka Shanmukha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.)

2011 Ashtottara Satakundatmaka Sri Ramaraksha Ashtakshari Mahayagnam (Presided by Mataji Karunama-yi, Nellore, A.P.)

2010 Sri Lakshmiganapathi Maha Yaga Sahitha Srichakra Prana Prathista Mahotsavam (Presided by Mataji Karunamayi, Nellore, A.P.)

2010 Sri Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Yagnam (In Thipparthy, Nalgonda Dist.)

2009 Samputitha Srisuktha Sahitha Ashtalakshmi Maha Yagnam (Presided by Mataji Karunamayi, Nellore, A.P.)

2008 Maha Mrityunjaya Yagnam – Presided by Mataji Karunamayi, Nellore, A.P.)

2007 Ashtottara Satakundatmaka Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Narasimha Mahayagnam (Presided by Mataji Karuna-mayi, Nellore, A.P.)

2006 Sri Vijaya Durga Yagnam (Presided by Mataji Karunamayi, Nellore, A.P. 2005 Maha Kumbhabhishekam (Pre-sided by Sri Ganapathi Sacchidananda Swamiji of Dattapeetam, Mysore, Karnataka)

2004 Sri Rama Taraka Mantra Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.

2003 Sri Skanda Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Ganapathy Sacchidananda Swamiji of Dattapeetam, Mysore, Karnataka

2002 Sri Sudarsana Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Somanatha Maharshi, Vanasthalipuram, A.P.

2001 Maha Ganapathy Yagnam (Presided by Sri Somanatha Maharshi, Vanasthalipuram, A.P.

2000 Sri Chandi Maha Yagnam (Presided by Sri Chandrakali Matha of Kali Gardens, Nambur, A.P.

1999 Sri Maha Lakshmi Yagnam (Presided by Sri Swamy Vidyananda Giri of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.

1998 Sri Maha Rudra Yagnam (Presided by Sri Kumara Swamy of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Kauai, Hawaii

1997 Sri Venkateswara Adbhuta Santi Maha Yagnam – Presided by Sri Vidyananda Giri and Sri Swami Paripoornananda of Vyasasram, Tirupathi, A.P.)