Grand Rudra Yagya (Maha Rudraabhishek) 30 July - 6 August 2012.
Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam, Nasik, Maharashtra & Shree Math in Karnataka. 36 Pandits in 2 locations

Sravanna: Month of Shiva

According to the Vedic Calendar, the Lunar Month of Sravanna in 2012 runs 3 July - 2 August. This month is sacred to Lord Shiva. Shiva is the supreme abode - the Self: Maha Deva - God of gods. He is our deepest meditation - the eternal witness: our own least excited state of non dual awareness - pure consciousness. The unmanifest source of creation - the home/Unified Field of all the laws of nature; He is the silent, eternal, non changing source of all change and diversity.

Shiva Devotees returning from pilgrimage to Haridwar during the Month of Sravanna
Shiva, Rudra & Saturn
When that most auspicious level of deep silence becomes lively and dynamic - it is called Rudra: the redeemer. Rudra is vibrating silence. Rudra purifies flaws and imperfections by dissolving them back into their unmanifest state: bringing everything 'home' to rest, back to its state of least excitation or quiescence or peace.
There are 11 Rudras or redemptive aspects of Shiva. Shani (the planet Saturn) is one of them. Of the 9 planets, Shani/Saturn is the teacher of life's lessons, the bringer of karmic retribution. Shani rules grief, obstacles, separation, sorrow, delays, chronic disease, hard work and old age.
This time is particularly important for Saturn as he is about to move into the next sign of Libra/Tula in mid August 2012. Saturn/Sani will remain in Libra for the next 2 years until November 2014. This is an auspicious and effective time perform yagya for Saturn as the effects of this yagya will set a positive direction for the next 2 years.
Overcoming Long Term Struggle - Grand Rudra Yagya (Maha Rudraabhishek)
Due to the relationship between Shiva, Rudra & Saturn, Grand Rudra Yagya (Maha Rudraabhishek) is one of the most potent and effective remedies against the negative effects of Saturn in our life. Grief, long term problems and disease - situations that won't resolve or move forward can be radically impacted for the better with proper application of this remedy.
Performing Rudra Abhishek yagya in grounds of Trayambakeshwar Temple on Maha Shiva Ratri 2009 & 2010
Grand Rudra Yagya - combined program - 55 Pandits in 2 locations over 4 days - AUD$ 1008

To celebrate the culmination of Sravanna Month in 2012 we will run a combined Grand Rudra Yagya in 2 locations from 30 July - 6 August. 30 Pandits will perform Maha Rudraabhishek chanting 11 x 11 x 11 (1331) repetitions of Sri Rudram & Chamakam over 4 days in Karnataka. In Trayambakeshwar, 6 pandits will perform Rudra Aavarthy Mantra Japa (silent repetition) for 8 days. Each pandit performs 1331 repetitions each day. The combined program comprises 36 pandits in 2 locations. Traditionally, due to the magnitude of this yagya and the costs involved there are places for 10 sponsors or yajamana. Most of the places have already been pre sold. However there are still a few places left. Cost of participation AUD$ 1008

Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam in Nasik, Maharashtra is one of the 12 principal seats of Lord Shiva in India. Out of thousands of Shiva temples these 12 'Jyotir' or Self effulgent Lingams (lit from within) occupy a class of their own as the greatest, most celebrated & most powerful centres of Shiva's energy in the world. The lingams (murthis or idols) in these temples are all 'swambhu' or self created - not man made. Some hold Trayambakeshwar to be the first Jyotir Lingam. It is one of the 5 amrit sthanams or most sacred places in India; Kumbha Mela is held here. It is also mentioned in the Vedic literature. Yagyas and pujas have been performed here for thousands of years. More important, the experience of Lord Shiva's presence or darshan in these temples is unparalleled. For this reason millions of devotees come from far and wide each year to bathe in that experience of wholeness and peace which surpasses the understanding. And as a result of the profound presence of Lord Shiva at these Jyotir Lingams, yagyas performed here deliver maximum benefits.
Village of Trayambakeshwar with surrounding mountains

Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam in Nasik is widely regarded as one of the best places in India to perform remedies for Saturn; Rudra yagyas, Rahu, Sun and Moon Yagyas.
It is held to be one of the 3 best places in India to perform Pitru Shanthi.

With Shilpa & Sanjivani & Sanjay Karve & friend October 2009

The chief pandits who organize & perform our yagyas are 3 brothers: Purushottam, Girish & Lalit Lohagoankar. Their family has lived at Trayambakeshwar for more than 300 years. They are highly respected members of the local community. Their yagyas consistently deliver excellent results.

Chief Pandits Lalit & Purushottam Lohagoankar & sons outside Trayambakeshwar
Lalit performing Saturn yagya in grounds of Trayambakeshwar Temple 2009
Performing Rudra Abhishek yagya in grounds of Trayambakeshwar Temple on Maha Shiva Ratri 2010

...yagyas are such an incredible blessing....Not only are we "fore-warned" but we can actually change the outcomes in our favor..Full Text

...I am simply left with a wonderment at the workings of the universe and an overwhelming gratitude for his (Ganesh's) help. Full Text

Can you remember...just how much he was suffering. Then we did the yagya...I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am and how happy and confident he has become. Full Text

Then when he suddenly had all that pain over Christmas I thought well this is it. Then the yagya you did for him seemed to take away the pain... which 'suddenly' one week after the yagya resolved in one day... Full Text

...I do not ever remember feeling as positive and calm as I have since the Yagya has been completed. Full Text

...she and her friend won 1st prize for their section [Years 7 to 10] and then proceeded to also win the Grand prize for the evening, beating the year 10, 11 and 12's... Full Text

...Well only you could believe that on day one of the yagya his solicitor wrote to us offering to settle (after 4 years)... Remarkable. Ganesh this is the conclusion to all of the dramas which began 4 years ago. This is the outcome we have wanted. Full Text

The green light was given to J's new show (after saraswathi yagya) - discussions about giving it the go-ahead had earlier stalled with indications that it would not be commissioned. Production is now underway and all is going smoothly.

Thought you might like to know that J's new show (which we had the (saraswathi) yagya done for in July) has consistently been number one for the last couple of months. Everyone agrees it is punching about its weight. Very cool.
All the best
L. NSW, Australia

Hi Ganesh
It was probably the strongest influence I have ever felt in the performance of a yagya. Meaning, I felt immediately when it began every day... Meditations were profound with deep transcending.. a whole new level of experience.
A. South Australia

Dear Ganesh
Things are now much calmer. But it certainly has been a rocky few months.
We did sell the house ... now after all that has happened in the world - the stock market collapse etc - I feel that we were very fortunate, the financial context is much clearer now.
All is well.

On the cosmic scale - all is as you predicted. The emotional upheavals have been unrelenting but I felt very supported all along the way - an island of calmness in the midst of the storm.
So in brief, it's all on track - all is as it should be. So thanks again.
Your advice was wonderful and the yagyas worked.

K. NSW, Australia

"What a yagya. I think my whole physiology is changing... I think this must be the best yagya ever...The impacts keep on coming. I can feel the pundits coming and going. It is amazing...Can you book me a place for next year?"
PR - Melbourne, Australia

On the days of the yagyas, I devoted myself to saadhana (spiritual practice)- actually I tried to "do" saadhana but could "do" nothing except lie in the saadhana room in a semi-swoon, feeling like I was being "done". The energy was so powerful I was totally unable to function, so I surrendered to it. I suppose this is normal.
I hope you are well and everything is shining in your world.
K, NSW, Australia

Grand Rudra Yagya (Maha Rudraabhishek) - AUD$ 1008