Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna commences in Prasanthi Nilayam…

The Seven Day ritual coinciding the Devi Navarathri Festival, Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna commenced this morning in Prasanthi Nilayam. The legend has it that Dasara signifies the victory of Devas over Asuras, i.e., Righteousness over the forces of evil. The festival of Dasara, atypical in Prasanthi Nilayam by its conduct and style, brings nostalgic memoirs of the grand festivity of olden days in the immediate Divine Presence.

This morning’s proceedings began shortly after 0810 hrs. with a ceremonial procession carrying the Kalasha, representing the Divine Mother, to the venue, Poornachandra Auditorium amidst Vedic chanting. The ceremonial fire was lit soon, produced by the friction of twin wooden pieces churned against each other. The fire was subsequently deposited into the holy fire pit, the Yajna Kunda, marking the commencement of the 7-day long Yajna. A vast concourse of devotees including students from all the campuses attended the morning ceremony.

Mangala Arathi was offered to Bhagawan at 10:30 hrs, after which the Yajna proceedings continued.

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