Vishnupathi - 17 August 2007 - Sri Seshasayee Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Seshampadi near Kumbakonam
The second Vishnupathi auspicious time period of the Sarvajit year occurs on late night August 16 and continues into the morning of August 17, 2007. Observe this occasion according to the Siddha worship procedures described in the July and August 2007 issues of Sri Agasthia Vijayam, the Ashram monthly magazine.
The temple of honor during this Vishnupathi is the Sri Seshasayee Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Seshampadi near Kumbakonam
Mothers Bhoo Devi, Neela Devi and Lord Sri Seshasayee Varadaraja Perumal are the divinities of honor during this Vishnuapthi.
Seshambadi is a village that is half a mile from Tippirajapuram on the Kumbakonam - Alangudi route 50 km from the city of Madurai on the route between the cities of Karaikudi and Rameswaram in the state of Tamil Nadu in the south of India.
The nine hour period from 0130 hours to 1030 hours IST on August 17, 2007 is of great spiritual importance. As we have pointed out elsewhere in AUMzine (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), spiritual aspirants can make great spiritual progress by following specific worship procedures revealed by the Siddhas for this particular time period. The Sathguru, Guru Mangala Gandharva Venkataraman, has been revealing these Siddha procedures for many years now. We hope that Vaishnavites and Narayana devotees everywhere will make it a point to observe this most important Vishnupathi worship procedure as revealed to us by the Siddhas.
The Vishnupathi time period occurs once in three months. Thus there are four Vishnupathi time periods in each varusham (year). Since each varusham repeats once in 60 years, each of these Vishnupathi periods occurs once only in 60 years. In other words, if you miss celebrating the First Vishnupathi of the Viya varusham (year), you'll have to wait 60 years for the next one! Hence seize the moment and celebrate each Vishnupathi in accordance with Siddha procedures.
The Vishnupathi auspicious time period marks that time in a different era during which Lord Narayana performed miracles for the sake of His devotees. Each of these auspicious Vishnupathi time periods should be observed by devotees using a specific set of Siddha worship procedures.
For August 17, 2007, these pooja procedures have been
described in the July and August 2007
issues of Sri Agasthia Vijayam, the Ashram monthly magazine.
Please refer to this issue for details and do the Vishnupathi pooja as described therein.
As with all poojas, the Lord blesses the devotee with both spiritual and material wealth.
The July and August 2007 issues of the Ashram monthly magazine
also describes the great spiritual events that happened during the second
Vishnupathi of the Sarvajit year during various yugas.
So make sure you read this issue of the magazine.
The July and August 2007 issues of the Ashram monthly magazine also describes the great spiritual events that happened during the second Vishnupathi of the Sarvajit year during various yugas. So make sure you read this issue of the magazine.
The Importance of Karunya Tharpanam
Karunya Tharpanam is that tharpan ceremony wherein the well being of all beings (human, animal, bird, etc.) is prayed for without any caste, creed, religion or nationality considerations. It is a sincere expression of compassion and consideration for all beings.
While Pitru Tharpanam is the tharpan ceremony offered to one's own ancestors, Karunya Tharpanam transcends all such boundaries and covers the gamut of all beings. Because it is rooted in compassion, the Siddhas advise us that daily Karunya Tharpanam is an easy, practical way to usher in an age of peace and harmony in this world. It is thus an important social service to the entire world.
While Pitru Tharpanam is well known, not many are aware of Karunya Tharpan. So the Sathguru, Guru Mangala Gandharva venkataraman, has been instructing us on the importance of Karunya Tharpanam for years. He has also devised simple Tharpanam procedures that anyone can perform on their own. Aspirants are urged to offer Karunya Tharpanam as a daily spiritual practice. Please contact the Agasthiar Ashram for more details.