2011 Vasant/Spring Navaratri yagya festival: April 4 - 12

32 Pandits performing Durga Puja yagya in 3 celebrated temples for 9 days:
Ma Shardaa Saraswathi temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh; Mansa Devi Laksmi temple in Haridwar

Kali Math Kali Monastery in Himalayas.

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Inside Laksmi Temple Haridwar (Ma Mansa Devi) during Guru Purnimah Navaratri July 2010

According to the vedic calendar, April 4 - 12 this year (2011) marks the Vasant or Spring (northern hemisphere) Navaratri festival . The celebration of 9 nights of Divine Mother culminates in Raama Navami (the appearance day of Lord Raama) on April 12. Vasant Navaratri is considered highly auspicious and is second only to the Maha Navaratri or grand festival of Mother Divine which occurs in September/October.

Outside Laksmi Temple Haridwar (Ma Mansa Devi); Day of Maha Saraswathi, 8 Feb 2011

There are 4 Navaratris each year [also known as the 9 days/nights of Mother Divine]. The coming Navaratri [4 - 12 April] is dedicated to Lord Raama or Raam Raj, Vishnu avatar. Subject of the epic story Ramayana, Raama is a great incarnations of God (avatar). He took birth to vanquish the demon Ravana and restore dharma or balance in natural law on the earth. His life was a perfect example of the highest, most noble principles and ethics lived on a day to day basis. Raama is an aspect of Maha Vishnu - the principle of maintenance, so vasant navaratri is an excellent time to cultivate and enliven the principal of maintenance (support) in our lives: the ideal time to strengthen the value of action in accord with natural law. Accordingly, this is a highly auspicious time to perform yagyas for career & study & to promote harmony in relationship. On the planetary level, Vasant Navaratri is a highly effective time to perform yagya for Budha [Mercury] and Guru [Jupiter]

Raama, Laksmana, Sita & Hanuman. Vishnu the preserver

Laksmi Temple Haridwar (Ma Mansa Devi)

Maha Saraswathi, Maha Laksmi & Maha Kali: 32 Pandits performing yagya in 3 celebrated temples for 9 days
For this Vasant Navaratri 9 day yagya festival, along with 12 pandits at Mansa Devi Laksmi temple in Haridwar there will be 10 pandits at Kali Math Monastery in Himalayas, and a third group of 10 pandits will perform Yagya at Ma Sardaa Saraswathi temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh. Established by Adhi Shankaracharya, this temple is one of 51 Shakti Peeths or primary seats of the the Divine Mother and one of the most celebrated seats of Maha Saraswathi in India.

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...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

Navaratri/9 nights of Mother Divine
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 intelligence into our daily life in order to safe guard and enhance our progress & evolution and also to achieve specific goals.

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

Kali Math Himalayas
Village of Kali math surrounded by KaliGanga [Mandaakini] River 
Saraswathi Puja Navaratri Jan/Feb 2009 @ Kali math [above & below]
By taking part in this Vasant Navaratri 9 day yagya festival you will enliven Shakti & Maha Vishnu in your life. Thereby you will generate a powerful momentum for progress, preservation and protection on all levels: inner and outer - happiness, fulfillment, material affluence, harmonious relationships & career success.This wave of wholeness will roll through your life & through the whole world regenerating all beings on 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

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