ARMY 2021: ANNADANAM - The Sacred Offering of Food

This sponsorship is for Annadanam (The Sacred Offering of Food) for the Vedic priests during the Ati Rudram event. Amma has said that so many of the merits that we gain can slowly be depleted over time, like water dripping out of a cracked vessel. But the benefits that we receive from Annadanam will never diminish. By supporting this noble cause, sponsors will be helping feed the several hundred priests being assembled for Ati Rudram.


Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders

Before each homam or puja is performed Manidweepa Maha Samasthanam, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. Sankalpa is a special process involving Vedic incantations that energetically connect you and your family directly to any ritual. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present. 

In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to five additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don't know the gotra or nakshatra, it's fine to leave this blank.

ONLY If the prasadam shipping address is different from the billing address, please complete the field below. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive your prasadam, since it is being mailed from India.

 

Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders

Before each homam or puja is performed in Amma's Lalita Temple, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. During the sankalpa, the names of all the sponsors are recited. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present. 

In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the puja is being sponsored. This name will be recited by the priest during the sankalpa. Please list up to four additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor and 'Saha Kutumbasya'.. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below or use 'Nakshatra Unknown'. If you don't know the gotra, it's fine to leave this blank.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Blessed and energized prasadam will be mailed to you. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, please allow several weeks after the completion of the event for the prasadam to reach you. Thank you for your understanding.

 

First Name and Last Name only. Please DO NOT add extra names.
A gotra is a lineage, akin to a family name, but the given name of a family is often different from its gotra, and may reflect the traditional occupation, place of residence or other important family characteristic rather than the lineage.
According to Vedic Astrology, Nakshatra refers to the stars/constellations. The 360⁰ zodiac system is divided into 12 zodiac signs. There is a total of 27 Nakshatras in astrology, and hence the value of each star is 13⁰ 20’. In ancient times, Nakshatras are considered as a means of worshipping the divine. These 27 constellations are based on the movement of the Moon, which travels approximately 27.3 days around its orbit. Hence, the birth star of an individual is calculated based on the position of the Moon in any of these stars.
Add up to four additional sankalpa names in first name, last name format. It is not necessary to add middle names, aliases etc.
Add alternate shipping address for prasadam if different from credit card billing address. Please note we cannot guarantee shipping to alternate addresses especially if overseas. Additional shipping charges may apply.





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