Guru Purnima 2021 - Sri Dakshinamurthy Paduka Puja (July 23)

Lord Dakshinamurthy is a very powerful aspect of Lord Shiva, who is widely regarded as the Guru – teacher of all forms of knowledge. Lord Dakshinamurthy is an aspect of Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all type of knowledge, particularly the jnana. This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding, wisdom and knowledge. Performing Dakshinamurthy Paduka Puja will help guide you on the right path to gain knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

Lord Dakshinamurthy is also worshipped on the festival of Guru Purnima. Worshipping him helps students at all levels to excel in their studies and education. Lord Dakshinamurthy symbolizes the ultimate and supreme awareness, knowledge and understanding and he is also the ultimate Guru of music, dance and other arts. Guru or Jupiter (the King of the Gods) is the ruler of Sagittarius and called as Guru or the Teacher. According to vedic astrology, Jupiter is a planet of learning, morality, self-confidence, hope, honour & the law and it seeks insight through knowledge. It is also a planet of broader purpose, reach and possibility.

One can perform this ritual to seek the divine blessings of gurus who remove the darkness of ignorance and light up the Path of life.

- Performing this puja gives optimism and growth (including mental & spiritual growth).
- Jupiter teaches us that we can grow in life only by tapping and developing our own wisdom, uniqueness, understanding and realizing our self-worth.
- Conducting this puja gives success in education, career and marriage.
- It also enhances personal and professional life through the blessings of Planet Jupiter and removing its malefic effects. When one witnesses the puja, they will lose ignorance, lethargy, memory loss and gain the Lord's grace and auspiciousness.

Please see puja schedule.

  • The special prasadam for this puja is blessed and energized silver (with gold plating) Lotus Padukas.
  • This sponsorship must be received by 8:00 pm ET on July 22
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. 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. The primary sponsor’s name will be recited 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. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don't know the gotra or nakshatra, leave the field blank or ‘unknown’. DO NOT add extra information in any fields as it will not be processed for this sponsorship.       

ONLY If the prasadam shipping address is different from the billing address, please complete the field below. Please note that additional shipping charges may apply for alternative shipping addresses and that it may take several weeks to receive your prasadam.

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