Three hundred and fifty ritwiks will complete a total of 10,000 repetitions of Sri Devi Mahatmyam (Durga Saptasathi) throughout the 11 day Ati Rudram Maha Yajnam event. For each set 1000 repetitions, a Sri Chandi Homam will be performed. In addition, abhishekam and 10,000 Ksheera Tharpanas will be performed daily to Sri Chandika Parameshwari for 11 days. On the twelth and final day a Sahasra Chandi Homam will be performed with final Maha Purnahuti.
Sahasra Chandi Maha Homam requires performance of minimum of 1000 Durga Saptasathi (Devi Mahatmyam) Paarayanams, 100 Durga Saptasathi Homams, 1,000,000 Navakshari Japam, 100,000 Ahutis of Navakshari Mula Mantra, and detailed performance of many other rituals.
Sri Devi Mahatmyam text is an excerpt of 700 shlokas taken from the Markandeya Purana and are seen as equal to their Vedas in their potency The 700 shlokas consist of 13 chapters, which are further consolidated into 3 portions called Prathama Charitram (1st portion called the "1st section" consisting of the 1st chapter), Madhyama Charitram (2nd portion called the "middle section" consisting of chapters 2-4) and Uttama Charitram (3rd portion called the "ideal section" consisting of chapters 5-13). These 13 chapters are preceded by a few chapters called "Poorvangam" that comprise of mainly Devi Kavacham, Argala Stothram, Keelakam and Tantrokta Ratri suktam. Depending on which tradition is followed, Siddha Kunjika Stothram is added too - either at the beginning or at the conclusion of Sri Devi Mahatmyam. Furthermore, there are additional chapters known as Hridayam, Dalam and Namani, etc., and when chanted, Devi Mahatmyam is referred to as "Navangam".
For the sake of destroying every kind of painful situation, negative energy and doshas, there is no Devi homam more powerful than Sri Sahasra Chandi homam. When this great offering is performed during Ati Rudram, the divine energy is multiplied millions of times and Devi showers Her supreme blessings on all for divine peace, joy, love and every kind of wealth.
Sankalpam will be performed on the date of sponsorship for the primary sponsor and up to five family members.
NOTE: This sponsorship does NOT include any Ati Rudram homas or pujas which can be sponsored separately by clicking here.
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.
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