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The Singapore Dakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha

Kindly requests your participation along with your family for

"CHANDI HOMAM"

on Sunday October 17, 2004

at PGP Kalyana Mandapam Hall 

(adjacent to Sri Perumal Temple, Serangoon Road)

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Please get your 'Sankalpam' tickets for $10/- from any our sabha committee members at your earliest convenience and collect a special prasaadham after the pooja at 12.30pm. Your generous donations to meet the cost of various items for Homam and Poojas are most welcome.

Lunch will be served from 12.30pm onwards

 Kindly contact sabha committee members confirming your participation and if you are interested to get the Sankalpam Tickets, kindly provide  your name, star (nakshatram at the time of birth), Gothram. If you are interested to do more than one sankalpam, indicate the details separately.

                              PROGRAMME DETAILS

7.30 AM Vigneshwara Pooja
7.45 AM Sankalpam
8.15 AM Gada Stapanam / Japam
8.45 AM CHANDI HOMAM
11.00 AM Durga Sahasranaama Pooja
11.45 AM  Suhasini / Kanya /Vaduka Pooja
12.15 pm Poornahuti   
12.30 PM Deepaaradhanai / Distribution of Prasaadham / Lunch

 

CHANDI (Durga) Homam is done in obeissance to Goddess Gurga Devi by reciting 'Devi Mahatmyam' and by offering oblations for each of the 700 verses of the Mahatmiyam known as Sapthasathi.

Bhuvaneshwari Samhita says that like the Vedas, Saptha Sathi is also Anadi Apourusheyam i.e., not composed by an individual and has been brought down by word of Sruti only. Such greatness is attributed to this Mahatmiyam that even Lord Vishnu is believed to have understood only 3/4, Lord /Shiva 1/2, and others only one part in 10000000. Sage Vyasa brought this to surface in the Markandeya Puraanam. It is believed that Chandi Homam would result in prosperity to both the country and the individuals and Devi would fulfil all the desires of the devotees.

In Chidambara Rahasiyam, Lord Shiva says to Paarvathi: "Hey Devi ! Those who recite Sapthasathi will be free from Dharidhram, will be free from all obstacles and will get all the prosperities". It is therefore believed that those who could take part in this event will get the blessings of Durga Devi and all their desires will get materialised.

Devi Mahathmiyam brings together the "Vedantic" Brahma Vidhya and the "Tantric" Sri Vidhya. The "OM" of Brahma Vidhya is the same of "HREEM" of Sri Vidhya. The "HREEM", the Maya Bheejam or the Bhuvaneshwari Bheejam (seed) is the source of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswathi. "Navashari" and "Sapthasathi" are the embodiments of the Bhuvaneshwari Bheejam. It is believed that among the Sthuthis, Sapthasathi stands supreme.

Sabha has been  organising this event  successfully every year. It is more befitting to conduct this Homam at a time when the Region is in a depressed state. Therefore, Devi's blessings are invoked for the benefit of the Nation, for the welfare ofthe community, and for World Peace.

Sarva Swarupe Sarvese Sarva Sakthi Samanvithe;  Bhayebhyas Thrahino Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthey

which means

Salutations to Durga Devi, who is omnipotent and omnipresent And who is destroyer of fear, and may we be protected by You.

Reciting the above sloka as much as one can is considered very auspicious. May all the members get the blessings of Goddess Durga Devi.