Guru Purnima 2021 - Pancha Ratri (5 Nights) Mahotsavam (July 19)

This $251 sponsorship on July 19 is for the Special Guru Purnima pujas, homams and archanas dedicated to Sri Arunachaleshwara Shiva which will be be performed at Manidweepa Mahasamasthanam, Amma's ashram in India for 5 nights, July 18-22 (IST) in the Divine presence of Her Holiness, Amma Sri Karunamayi.

Please see the puja schedule.

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 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.


  • These will take place at Amma's Penusila ashram in India starting on the morning of Mon. July 19 (IST).
  • Sponsorship for July 19 ends at 8pm on July 18 (ET).
  • Blessed and energized prasadam will be mailed to you but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, please allow several weeks 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.

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