purnaat jayate iti puja

"If we sit in meditation , the glow within the body will brighten, and will expand and spread outside. This is Devi Puja"

-Sri Sri Ravi shankar

Puja, Homa and the Importance of Sankalpa

How is Puja/Homa Performed

Every Puja and Homa is performed according to the Vedic tradition. They are conducted by learned and experienced vedic scholars (pundits), that are part of our Sri Sri Gurukul. All of them have undergone a formal education and rigorous training in the field of Vedic Studies for a minimum of 6 years and have also undergone rigorous practical training and have received guidance from H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Importance of Sankalpa

Sankalpa is derived from two words ‘SAT’ (which means Guna) and ‘KALPANA’ (which means imagination). So Sankalpa means a good intention. During the pujas we bring the mind from the vastness of time and space to HERE NOW. Vedic Mantras are chanted has an effect on our being ; the ancient Rishis figured out which sound created what impact on brain and that is how the Mantras were created. The mantras chanted during the puja is the process of making the sankalpa manifest. Just as Sunlight is present everywhere, but when we keep it under a magnifying glass it creates fire. Sankalpa is like a magnifying glass. Attending the puja’s is definitely very beneficial, but taking a sankalpa makes it more powerful. The choice is yours.

How to take Sankalpa

Vaidic Dharma Sansthan conducts various pujas and homas on request by devotees for specific purposes. Devotees can take sankalpa for various pujas and homas organized at Art of Living, Bangalore ashram campus or other parts of the country also.

PUJA AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

In Sanskrit ‘puja’ is defined as “purnaat jayate iti puja”, which means ‘that which is born (jayate – ja) out of fullness (purnaat – pu)’. So puja means the spontaneous happening which is born out of the fullness and contentment of the Self.

Puja is an innocent playful process reciprocating the supreme love of nature. The state of mind with which the puja is performed, the various materials (samagri) used and the chanting (mantras) which is done during the puja, all have a profound effect on the environment. The vibrations purify the place and people present.Puja is a meditation, it is a yoga. The feeling of oneness of the worshipper and the worshipped, is the realization of the true nature of the Self.

Our Pujas Includes

RUDRA PUJA

To remove all evils, for planetary doshas and for all-round prosperity

GANPATHI PUJA

To remove all kinds of obstacles

NAVAGRAHA PUJA

To dilute the negative influences of planets and infuses peace and prosperity.

LAKSHMI PUJA

Bestows wealth and prosperity and manifests as the complete spiritual and material well-being of a person.

SATYANARAYANA PUJA

To maintain harmony in the family

AYUSHYA PUJA

Bestows longevity & improved quality of life

AYUDHA PUJA

Veneration of implements, machines, Weapons books & musical instrument.

VAHANA PUJA

To bless a new vehicle in the Lord’s name and keep it safe from bad influences.

GOU PUJA

Bestows success in any positive undertaking

SHANI SHANTI PUJA

Removes malefic effect of saturn planet on you and to bestow good luck, peace and prosperity.

RAHU SHANTI PUJA

Strengthens and enhances the positive energy and neutralizes the negative results of rahu dosh

NAKSHATRA SHANTI PUJA

To be performed once in a year for longevity, for good health and to get rid of chronic ailments

PITRA DOSHA PUJA

To get blessings from ancestors

SARPA SHANTI PUJA

To get rid of doshas in horoscope

GRIHAPRAVESHAM PUJA

Bestows purity, harmony & peace on a new house or working space

HOMA AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

Homa is the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition. In the presence of the fire element, Agni, the forms of the divine are invoked by the power of mantras and profound spiritual intention (sankalpa). Special offerings are cast into the fire while Sanskrit mantras are chanted. The element of fire is associated with the upward motion of the divine energy and is considered to be the most powerfully purifying element.

The vibrations created by the Homa have a profound effect on the atmosphere and surroundings. All homas are performed with an intention of universal happiness and peace: “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, Om shanti shanti shanti”, which means ‘may everyone be happy, may there be peace everywhere’. Apart from this, every specific homa will have a specific effect or benefits, depending on the type of energy the homa invokes and enhances (the ‘devata’ or divinity invoked).

Our Homas Includes

GANAPATI HOMA

Removes any obstacles in a venture or undertaking (business, education, etc) before starting

NAVAGRAHA HOMA

Removes negative effects & enhances positive effects of the nine planets

DURGA HOMA

Removes disputes, bestows physical & mental strength

LAKSHMI HOMA

Lakshmi is the Goddess of fortune, Goddess wealth and Goddess of prosperity, gives peace at work place & home.

SUDARSHANA HOMA

Removes negative vibrations & keeps them at a distance

RUDRA HOMA

Removes negative impressions from the mind, purifies the body & mind

DAKSHINAMURTHY HOMA

Dakshinamurthy aspect of lord Shiva will help a person excel in his/her studies, by way of great association with his/her teachers

CHANDI HOMA

Removes blocks or obstacles in growth, bestows peace & harmony

MRITUNJAYA HOMA

Removes illnesses & health problems, bestows longevity

GAYATRI HOMA

To facilitate positive thinking and subsequently performing good karma.

PARVATI SWYAMVAR HOMA

for those seeking a suitable life partner

AYUSHYA HOMA

Bestows longevity & improved quality of life

KAAL SARPA SHANTHI HOMA

Removes any negative effects due to the astrological ‘Kalasarpa Dosha’

NAKSHATRA SHANTHI HOMA

To handle any doshas in the nakshatra of an individual

MAHA VISHNU HOMA

To bestow wealth and prosperity

SUBRAMANYA HOMA

Bestows energy, valour & victory

VAASTU SHANTHI HOMA

Removes negative influences & bestows harmony in a living/working space

GRIHA PRAVESHA HOMA

Bestows purity, harmony & peace on a new house or working space

RAHU SHANTI HOMA

Removes negative influence of Rahu Dosha and Rahu Transit, makes mind more focused

KETU SHANTI HOMA

Removes the negative influence of Ketu Dosha and Ketu Transit, removes disturbance of mind and negative vibrations.

GURU SHANTI HOMA

Remove the negative influence of Guru Mahadasha and negative influence of Guru Gochar

CHANDRA SHANTI HOMA

Removes the negative influence of Moon Mahadasha and bestows good health of the mind and body

MANGAL (KUJA) SHANTI HOMA

Removes the negative influence of Mangal Mahadasha and Manglik Dosha (negative effect of mangal in marriage)

BUDH SHANTI HOMA

Bestows intelligence, organizing capacity, good luck in education

SURYA (RAVI) SHANTI HOMA

Bestows strength, confidence, health, good luck in progeny

SHUKRA SHANTI HOMA

Bestows luck in marriage, marital happiness, finance and material happiness

SHANI SHANTI HOMA

Removes malefic effect of saturn planet on you and to bestow good luck, peace and prosperity.

TILA HOMA

This is done for Ancestors, to bring peace to their souls. To remove Pitru Dosha. 

DHANVANTARI HOMA

Bestows health, removes ailments and increases longevity 

LAKSHMI NARAYANA HOMA

Increases wisdom, positivity, brings prosperity and eliminates worries

BALARISHTA HOMA

Wards off Arishta that can cause early death. Wards off Balarishta Dosha

PRATYANGIRA HOMA

To overcome the negative energy. To protect from envy, jealousy, witchcraft and evil spirits