Maximum benefit from specialty yagyas performed at celebrated temples
Traveling to India regularly the last 18 years (60-70 journeys), and after working with a number of pandit groups servicing particular Temples, we found some temples specialize in certain yagyas. While they perform a variety of yagyas, some work better than others. This is due to the God or Devata associated with the Temple and its relevance for particular yagyas . Over the years we have explored and developed working relationships with a number of these Temples specializing in particular yagyas. It has been our experience and more important our clients' experience - this approach works well.
India is "Dev Bhumi" : land of Gods. There are many places in India where the Devata value is lively and accessible. Devata is the deeper, universal reality (God or Presiding impulse of natural law) . From one perspective, we can say Devata, land and families living on the land are not seperate. Although apparently seperate entities, they are part and parcel of the same pervading reality. It can also be said the Devata's presence has occupied these places since before time: universal, eternal laws of nature lively and accessible in and around certain locations. Not surprisingly, Temples are constucted at these places to serve as a focal point. However the deeper universal reality (devata) is not restricted to the Temple. It pervades the land and the families who have lived there for generations. And it is the pandits born of these families who perform our yagyas.
While the pandits are integral to the Yagyas - because they recite the mantras and perform the ceremonies - they are not separate from the Devata or greater wholeness. So it's fair to say the Devata's influence (grace, blessing, protection) operates through the Temple and the local pandits associated with the Temple. In this way, speciality yagyas deliver maximum benefits: do less; accomplish more .