Every moment is auspicious on the Akshaya Tritiya day (also know as 'Akha Teej') which falls on the third day of the bright half of Hindu month Vaishakh. 'Akshaya' in Sanskrit means 'that which never diminishes.' It is also the birthday of Parashurama, Lord Vishnu's Sixth incarnation.
According to the Hindu Astrology, especially in terms of Muhurtas (auspicious timings), Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the auspicious Muhurtas. It is believed, any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful. As per the Hindu traditions and culture, this festival is considered as the most significant day to perform sacred deeds (Punya Karya). Eight special homams/ pujas will be performed at Amma's Penusila Ashram to celebrate this royal day of abundance:
1) Sri Maha Lakshmi Ganapathi Moola Mantra Homam
2) Sriman Narayana Astakshara Maha Mantra
3) Sri Asta Lakshmi Devi Dhana Homam
4) Sri Maha Lakshmi Narayana Hrudaya Homam
5) Sri Badri Narayana Homam
6) Sri Maha Lakshmi Asthottara Namavali Bilva Patra Homam
7) Sri Simhachala Varaaha Narasimha Swamy Special Homam
8) Sri Vaikuntha Maha Lakshmi Samputita Sri Suktam
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 festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to three 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.
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.
The Akshaya Tritiya Special Homams/ Pujas will take place at Amma's Penusila ashram in India on Friday, May 14 (IST).
Sponsorship ends at Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. (EST).
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