On the 13th February 2018, celebrating the auspicious occasion of Mahasivaratri, Puja and Abhishekam were offered to Lord Siva at Sujatha High School, Nampally, the venue of the ongoing Mahabharata Jnana Yagnam by Pujya Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth ji Maharaj.
After the discourse by Pujya Swamiji, Namasankeertanam commenced while Lord Siva regally adorned the altar. Pujya Acharya explained the infinite grace of Lord Siva in accepting even the lowliest of sinners to emancipate them and the disciples sang Bhajans expressing their heartfelt gratitude to Parameswara for such an opportunity to study Mahabharata.
This was followed by Abhishekam that was performed amidst the chanting of Namakam and Chamakam. Later, Panchopachara Puja and Ashtottara Puja were offered to the Lord. The events were concluded with Namasankeertanam as the disciples sang paeans to Lord Parameswara. Disciples had the great opportunity of seeking the blessings of Pujya Acharya Swamiji and partook the prasadam.
The Mahabharata Jnana Yagnam
In the discourses until now, Pujya Acharya Swamiji has unravelled teachings on the relevance of the Varna Dharma from the Nahusha Samvada and also exposited in comprehensive detail about the Doctrine of Karma based on the answers of Sage Markandeya to the questions submitted by Yudhishtira Maharaja. Explaining the concept of Creation, Pujya Acharya established that while world religions have one explanation of Creation, Hindu scriptures like the Upanishads, Puranas, Itihasas etc. have each dealt with Creation very differently. This does not imply disharmony amongst the Scriptures. Pujya Acharya established that these differences arise due to the fact that when Religion deals with Creation, it is not from a Historical purview but to serve as an allegory to impart deep philosophical insights. Also, Puranic episodes have three levels of understanding -a physical plane (Adhi-Bhoutika), a celestial plane (Adhi-Daivika) and more importantly, a spiritual plane (Adhi-Atmika) where the episode is to be interpreted as an allegory that has instructions to aid our Spiritual Pursuit. With this foundation, Pujya Acharya has helped us embark on the journey to understand the secrets of Sadhana from the episode of Vaivasvata Manu and the explanation of Yuganta Pralaya by Sage Markandeya as a part of the Markandeya Samaasya Parvam of the Vana Parva.
These discourses deal with many hitherto unheard teachings from the great Indian epic – Sri Mahabharata and justify unequivocally
“Yannehasti na Tadkvachit - What is not here is nowhere else”
We invite you to participate in the remaining duration of the Sri Mahabharata Jnana Yagnam that is being conducted at Sujatha High School, Chapel Road, Nampally every evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Audio CD Released - Sri Rukmini Sandesham
During the course of the Jnana Yagna, an audio CD of the discourses of Pujya Acharya Swamiji on "Sri Rukmini Sandesham" was released. These discourses are based on the "Sri Rukmini Kalyanam" episode in the 10th Canto of Srimadbhagavatam. Please visit our Online Store for more details and picking it up for your sravanam from the Bhagavatam section.