Gayatri Yagna 2019

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 06:00 h
to Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 06:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Germany
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
€ 108
Yagna participants must be at least 13 years old; no younger children are allowed to attend
Registration is closed.

Description

The Cosmic Mother

Gayatri Devi is the Mother of the Vedas, the five elements and all of creation. She is the universal cosmic aspect of the Divine Mother and Mother of the Holy Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Her Gayatri Mantra is a 'Moksha Mantra' which means chanting it with devotion can lead one to liberation. The Gayatri Yagna (holy fire ceremony) is one of the most auspicious of all yagnas and the purification it grants burns karma to help us advance on our spiritual path.

What to Expect

This beautiful ritual lasts for 24 hours. It begins with special prayers and pujas before lighting the yagna fire. During the yagna, participants will chant 10,000 repetitions of the Gayatri Mantra and make continuous offerings into the fire. Traditionally, we stay awake during the night and take turns coming to the fire to make offerings. However, you are welcome to come and go as you please. The event ends the next morning with an abhishekam and arati to Gayatri Devi, and prasad is given to all.

Did you know

Gayatri Devi is a five-headed goddess who sees everything in all directions at once. She is the personification of the 24-syllable Gayatri Mantra. The Gayatri Mantra reflects the caring energy of the Divine Mother, Her power of creation, and the strength of reasoning that enlightens your intellect and awakens the brilliance of the Divine Light within yourself.

Om bhur bhuva svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayaat

MEANING: ‘Oh Divine Mother, I meditate on Thee as the Supreme Light that illumines the earth, the sky and the heavens, the adorable Sun of Divine Consciousness that illumines the devas and dissipates all darkness and ignorance. Through Thy Grace, may You enlighten my intellect and awaken the same brilliant Divine Light in me.’

Impressions of Gayatri Yagna 2018

What to Wear

This is a festive occasion; traditionally we dress in white, pink, red or green in honour of Gayatri Devi. Indian dress is encouraged, but not required. Women must wear saris or ankle-length skirts and bring a shawl to participate in the yagna. Men are asked to wear kurtas and dhotis, or nice shirts and trousers.

Sponsor this event

Most of our festivities are free and open to the public. Sponsoring a puja is wonderful way to say thank you to Gurudev for all the blessings you have received from Him. It is also a generous way to help make the event available to others and to contribute to making it memorable for everyone.

The act of giving from the heart is a true blessing in and of itself. By helping to sponsor the event you reap the benefits from all the prayers done during the festivities. Even if you are unable to attend the event, you may still take part by becoming a sponsor.

Details about how to sponsor

Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

In the midst of the lush fields and forests of Germany’s renowned Taunus region, Shree Peetha Nilaya, 'the Home of Maha Lakshmi', invites you to come and explore what lies deep within your own heart. The Ashram offers accommodations and a variety of courses, events, and activities to help you connect more deeply with Divine and with others on the spiritual path. We invite you to come experience all the centre has to offer.

Accommodations

Please Note: No rooms are available anymore. Sorry, we are fully booked. Please contact us to be added to a waiting list.

Tent Camping

We are happy to announce a Tent Camping option for special events during the summer, especially when our hotel rooms are fully booked. Currently we have camping available for this event. To book camping please write to us at: camping [at] bhaktimarga.org

Tent Camping Details 

Shree Peetha Nilaya - Bhakti Marga

In ancient times, yogis would receive Divine Inspiration through the connection to God in Nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

If You Are Unable to Attend, Please Cancel

Many times people are turned away from experiences with Paramahamsa Vishwananda because of the limited number of people we can accommodate. If you are unable to attend your reserved event, please be respectful and cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make space for another. Please be aware that failure to cancel an event could affect your ability to book future events.

Contact

If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us:
Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000
Tuesday – Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00
Email: events [at] bhaktimarga.org