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Kumkumarchana performed at Fremont Temple

December 13
21:24 2016

img_9861-web1FREMONT, CA: Koti Kumkumarchana was performed from 12 February to 12 October this year at the Vedic Dharma Samaj, Fremont Hindu Temple, to seek the blessings of the Goddess for Global prosperity. This provided a unique opportunity to devotees to perform archana to Mahameru Sri Chakram which is otherwise limited to Vedic scholars.

The event was planned meticulously by the temple administration, priests and volunteers for over a month.

Lalitha Sahasranama is a sacred text comprising 1000 names of Sri Lalithadevi, the divine mother. These sacred hymns were written in Brahmanda Purana as Hayagreeva Agastya Samvaada – a discussion between Hayagreeva and Agashtya .There are several benefits of chanting Lalitha Sahasranama.

The vibrations create a celestial atmosphere and offers a blissful experience to the devotees.

It is no ordinary pooja. It is believed that unless “blessed” by the Divine Mother in several previous births, one would not even be able to hold a copy of the Lalitha Sahasranamam, leave alone singing up for Koti archana. The benefit of chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam and offering kumkum one crore times is immense and immeasurable.

It will not only destroy all sins from previous births but give all the purusharthasi, says, Viswaprasath Kristipathi, Chief Priest of Fremont Hindu temple, who with his team of other priests has worked immensely for this puja.

Everyday about 500 devotees chanted the divine Lalitha Sahasranama and offered Kumkum Archana. Devotees were from different part of Bay Area namely Fremont, Milpitas, Cupertino, San Jose and San Ramon. Over 6000 devotees participated in the nine days of chanting and they completed one crore chantings on December 10 at around 1:30pm.

img_9778-web2Several miracles have been reported by devotees confirming the Divine presence in the form of Kumkuma shaping up as Omkara, Ganesha, Shivlinga and Mahameru Sri Chakram showing up as Jyotirlinga. With so many changings and detailed rituals according to Agama Shastra by Veda pundits have transformed the sanctum to be a divine abode, says, Govind Pasumarthi, who was the main volunteer and organizer of this 9-day ritual.

The management took this opportunity to thank the priests Viswaprasath Kristipati, Kumaraswamy Kristipati, Ravikanth and other priests of Fremont Hindu temple, Pandit Srinivas from Livermore temple and Veda temple, Milpitas.

Vidya Sethuraman
India Post News Service

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