What is Vishnupathi and why is it important?
Explained by the Siddha who gave the world the Vishnupati Worship Procedure
Narayana Bhakti Day!
The Reintroduction of Vishnupathi WorshipBefore Sathguru Venkataraman, Vishnupathi was just a line in the panchang calendar, but the Sathguru taught the world that Vishnupathi is a time for Vishnu Bhakti - a time for pure, unalloyed love and devotion for Lord Sriman Narayana - a time to be spent in worship and fond remembrance of the divine leelas that Lord Narayana did for the sake of His devotees.
Sathguru Venkataraman gave us the Siddha Secret of the 9 hour worship of Lord Narayana from 0130 hours to 1030 hours on each Vishnupathi day.
Through these numerous articles in our monthly magazine that contained heretofore unknown Siddha revelations on more than 50 Narayana temples, many of them in ruins, Sathguru Venkataraman made the public realize the importance of the Vishnupati auspicious time period.
Many of these temples have now been renovated and some have had their
Our thanks are due to the Siddha Sathguru Venkataraman for giving us the Vishnupathi worship procedure - yet another Siddha secret that we can put to good use on the path of spiritual upliftment.
What is Vishnupathi?The word Vishnupathi has many meanings but what we are interested in here is that auspicious time period that occurs once in three months and is known as Vishnupathi Punya Kaalam.
VISHNUpathi = VishnuBHAKTI
= Day of BHAKTI Immersion
VISHNUpati = VISHNU Day
VISHNUpathi = Day of Maha VISHNU Consciousness
(NOT anything else)
On each Vishnupathi day, the nine hour period from 0130 hours to 1030 hours IST is of great spiritual importance, said Sathguru Venkataraman. We have mentioned this numerous times before.
Since the Vishnupathi auspicious time period occurs once in three months, there are four Vishnupati time periods in each varusham (year). But each Vishnupathi period of each varusham (year) is unique in its own way. 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 one Vishnupati, you will have to wait 60 years for the next one! Hence seize the moment and celebrate each Vishnupathi on its day in accordance with Siddha procedures.
The Vishnupati auspicious time period marks that time in a different era during which Lord Narayana performed miracles for the sake of His devotees.
Why is Vishnupathi so special?As we have pointed out for the past 15 years in Sri Agasthia Vijayam, our monthly magazine, and also through articles in this website (see links below), spiritual aspirants can make great spiritual progress by following specific worship procedures revealed by the Siddhas of the Agasthiar Guru Parampara Lineage for each Vishnupathi.
But what makes Vishnupathi so special? We quote from our article on Vishnupathi written in February 1999:
Our Vishnupathi articles describe the Siddha worship procedures as given to us by the Sathguru, Guru Mangala Gandharva Venkataraman. These articles also describe the great spiritual events that happened during each Vishnupathi in a different yuga. Please refer to our monthly magazine for details and perform Vishnupathi pooja as described therein.
As with all poojas, the Lord blesses the devotee with both spiritual and material wealth, provided you take the time and effort to do the puja yourself.
We pray that Vaishnavites and Narayana devotees everywhere will make it a point to observe these most important Vishnupathi worship procedures, as revealed to us by the Siddhas, in all Narayana temples everywhere.
Links to some of our articles on VishnupathiArticles on all Vishnupathi days of the past 15 years (and more) are in Sri Agasthia Vijayam, Sathguru Venkataraman's Siddha Monthly Magazine. Some of these have been written up in this website (Agasthiar.Org). Here are links to a few of these articles:
Fourth Vishnupathi of the Nandana Year and First Vishnupathi of 2013.
Lord Sri Badri Narayana Perumal who bestows every kind of marriage blessing upon us.
"Kalyana Deepam" blessings from Mother Deepa LAKSHMI.
The Compassionate Vyasa Maharishi.
Siddha Insights on MARRIAGE.
May Wedding Bells Ring!
How to get Marriage Blessings.
Vaikunta-vaasa Perumal (Varadaraja) Temple in the Vidayapuram sacred space.
Details in the October 2012 issue of Sri Agasthia Vijayam.
The 3rd Vishnupathi of the NANDANA Year.
Vaikuntavasa Varadaraja Perumal of Vidayapuram - VISHNUPATHI - 16 Nov 2012.
Vaikuntavasa Varadaraja Perumal of Vidayapuram during Navaratri, Oct 2012.
14 May 2012 - "Abhaya Vara Prasada VISHNUPATHI" of the Siddhas
Vishnupathi - 13 February 2012
Vishnupathi - 17 November 2011
Vishnupathi - 17 August 2011
15 May 2011 - Vishnupathi of the Siddhas
13 Feb 2011 - Vishnupathi of the Siddhas!
Vishnupati November 16, 2010 -
Vishnupati August 17, 2010
Vishnupati May 15, 2010
February 13, 2010 Vishnupati
November 16, 2009 - Vishnupati
August 17, 2009 Vishnupathi at MIMISAL
Vishnupathi - May 15, 2009
Vishnupathi - February 13, 2009
Vishnupathi Puja Festival on August 16, 2008 at the Sri Rukmini, Satyabhama, Navaneetha Krishna Temple located in Onpathuveli - Details based on the May, June, July and August 2008 issues of Sri Agasthia Vijayam, Sathguru Venkataraman's monthly magazine.
Sri Aishwarya Maha Lakshmi and Sri Amirtha Laksmi - Sathguru Venkataraman chose Mother Aishwarya Lakshmi's temple in Thiruthalaiyur for the Vishnupathi festival in February 2008 and Mother Amirtha Lakshmi's temple in Thirukadaiyur for the Vishnupathy puja in May 2007.
Sri Kaar Mega Vanna Perumaal - The Lord of Honor during the fourth Vishnupathi of the Bagudhaanya year. The definition of prosperity, Sri Jyeshta Devi, Sri Maha Vishnu's compassion.