The Fourth Vishnupathi of the Viya Year - February 13, 2007
- Veera Anjaneya, Mother Soundaravalli and Lord Sundaraja Perumal of Manamadurai Veerazhaga Perumal Temple
The fourth Vishnupathi auspicious time period of the Viya year occurs on late night February 12 and continues into the morning of February 13, 2007. Observe this occasion according to the Siddha worship procedures described in the February 2007 issue of Sri Agasthia Vijayam, the Ashram monthly magazine.
The temple of honor during this Vishnupathi is the - Veera Anjaneya, Mother Soundaravalli and Lord Sundaraja Perumal of Veerazhaga Perumal Temple in Manamadurai (pronounced Maanaamadurai).
Sri Veera Anjaneya, Mother Soundaravalli and Lord Sundararaja Perumal are the divinities of honor during this Vishnuapthi.
Manamadurai is 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 February 13, 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 February 13, 2007, these pooja procedures have been
described in the February 2007
issue 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 February 2007 issue of the Ashram monthly magazine
also describes the great spiritual events that happened during the Viya Maasi maasa
Vishnupathi (the fourth in the Viya year) during various yugas.
So make sure you read this issue of the magazine.
The February 2007 issue of the Ashram monthly magazine also describes the great spiritual events that happened during the Viya Maasi maasa Vishnupathi (the fourth in the Viya year) during various yugas. So make sure you read this issue of the magazine.
It is in the environs of the Manamadurai Veerazhaga temple that Sri Rama and Lakshmana along with Hanuman offered prayers to Lord Narayana and requested Him to bless them and the monkey army with valour. Lord Narayana accepted their prayers, appeared to them as the handsome, valorous Veerazhaga and blessed them and the monkey army with such valour as they would need to defeat the demon Ravana.
On the way back from Lanka, the victorious Sri Rama stopped at this place again to express His gratitude to Lord Veerazhaga (Sundararaja Perumal). He then crowned His faithful servant Hanuman, the very personification of bhakti, and called him Veera Anjaneya in recognition of Hanuman's valour. Veera means valour - the three fold valour of the body, mind and heart. Since Hanuman is at the very pinnacle of that three fold valour, the name Veera Anjaneya is a perfect fit for Him.
This Vishnupathi worship on February 13, 2007 is particularly important for those who lack courage, who are diffident by nature and who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorder. Such people should make it a point to visit this temple on this day and offer their worship to Sri Veera Anjaneya and get the blessing of courage from Him.
The special feature of Manamadurai is that the river Vaigai runs as a Dakshina Vahini at this place. Hence Manamadurai is a Pithru Moksha Sthala, a sacred place for pitru worship. People should perform pitru tharpana ancestral rites at this place.
This sacred place can also offer solutions for those suffering from sleeplessness and general ill health.
Mother Soundaravalli at this temple fulfills the righteous desires of devoted young people by blessing them with virtuous spouses to their liking. They should pray to Her sincerely both before and after their wedding.
Here are excerpts in the Tamil language from the February 2007 issue of Sri Agasthia Vijayam that explain the benefits that await devotees who sincerely pray to the divinities of honor, Sri Veera Anjaneya, Mother Soundaravalli and Lord Sundararaja Perumal during this Vishnupathi.