2012 Saraswathi Puja Navaratri Yagya Festival: January 24 - Feb 1

Grand festival of Maha Saraswathi: Goddess of Knowledge (learning) & Creativity:
Bestowing proficiency in Arts & Sciences & Career Success.

24 Pandits performing Durga Puja yagya in 3 celebrated temples for 9 days:
Kaamakhya Kali Temple in Guwahati, Assam,
Ma Shardaa Saraswathi temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh; Mansa Devi Laksmi temple in Haridwar

Kaamakhya Temple - Guwahati, Assam - Tantric center

Kaamakhya is famed throughout India as the birth place of Kaama Deva or Cupid, God of Love.
Kaameshwari Devi - the patron Goddess of the temple is held to be an aspect of Kali. This temple is renowned for bestowing the gifts of bhukti (pleasure) and mukti (liberation/enlightenment). It is considered one of India's greatest & most ancient centres for Tantric learning & experience.

For thousands of years, pandits, tantrics and yogis have visited Kaamakhya to attain perfection (siddhis) in the performance of their saadhana (spiritual practice) and yagyas. One of the essential principles of tantric philosophy is that true knowledge is deeper than what our senses perceive: things are not as they appear to be. From the orthodox perspective, Enlightenment (liberation/mukti) and pleasure (bhukti) are held to be mutually exclusive. However, integration of life is one of the great gifts of Kaamakhya: divine union through the fullness of our humanity.

Out of the 51 Shakthi Peeths (primary temples of Divine Mother), Kaamakhya is one of the greatest, most powerful & most illustrious. For thousands of years, it has been a mecca to those desirous of attaining perfection in their spiritual practice (saadhana) and in their yagyas.

Thousands of newly weds visit Kaamakhya each year seeking Kaama Deva's blessings for their marriage

We are fortunate to have good connection with the temple administrators. And we are delighted to be enlivening this most sublime and powerful influence through our navaratri yagya programs.

24 January - 1 February 2012 marks the Grand Festival of Maha Saraswathi:
that aspect of Divine Mother governing knowledge, intelligence, creativity & profession/career. Saraswati Puja - the Grand Day of Maha Saraswati happens on the 5th day of the festival: 28 Jan 2012. This is the first day of Spring and is held to be the birth day of Kaama Deva.

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Navaratri Background
Goddess Durga slaying Mahishaasura the buffalo demon

Navaratri [nava = 9 ratri = night] or 9 nights of mother divine is a time of cleansing and purification and evolution throughout nature. It is a time when the tide of Sattva or coherence or wholeness of life rises to purge the fragmented, imperfect values of natural law. In vedic mythology it is represented as the time when Shakti [the quintessential power of the universe], champion of the gods, is victorious over the demons. It is a time for light to triumph over darkness.

Harnessing nature's momentum through yagya
Navaratri is also known as 'Durga Puja': 9 day festival celebrating Durga: the Divine Mother -the wholeness or collectedness of God's feminine aspect. Yagyas are traditionally performed during the 9 days to harness the momentum of this highly auspicious window of opportunity. Navaratri or Durga puja yagyas serve to direct this lively flow of nature's organizing power into our daily life in order to safe guard and enhance our progress & evolution and also to achieve specific goals.

Laksmi Temple Haridwar (Ma Mansa Devi)

Maha Kali, Maha Laksmi & Maha Saraswathi : 24 Pandits performing yagya in 3 celebrated temples for 9 days.

Background to performing yagyas in celebrated temples


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

More testimonials

Mansa Devi Laksmi Temple in Haridwar, Uttaranchal
Raam Navaami Navaratri April 2009 [Mansa Devi Temple on hill top in back ground] 
Guru Purnimah Navaratri June 2009

Shardaa Devi Saraswathi Temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh
Guru Purnimah Navaratri July 2008
Maha Navaratri September 2009. Temple on hilltop in background

By taking part in this Saraswathi Puja Navaratri yagya festival you will enliven the quality of integration in your life: harmonizing worldly and divine: pleasure & liberation. Generate a powerful momentum for progress and success on all levels: inner and outer - happiness, fulfillment, material affluence, harmonious relationships. This wave of wholeness rolls through your life, your family, your community & the world nourishing all beings at every level of creation.

Individual yagya - 3 pandits performing @ 3 temples for 9 days- AUD$ 1458
Deluxe yagya - 6 pandits performing @ 3 temples for 9 days- AUD$ 2916

Background to performing yagyas in celebrated temples