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Diwālī 2020

Chinmaya International Foundation will be celebrating Diwālī at Adi Sankara Nilayam (maternal birth-home of Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya) on 14th November, 2020. Special Mahālakṣmī Pūjā will be performed by Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati with Benediction by Pūjya Swami Swaroopananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission. The programme will be LIVE streamed through Chinmaya Channel (YouTube) from 6:45 PM IST.

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Chinmaya International Foundation will be celebrating Diwālī at Adi Sankara Nilayam (maternal birth-home of Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya) on 14th November, 2020. Special Mahālakṣmī Pūjā will be performed by Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati with Benediction by Pūjya Swami Swaroopananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission. The programme will be LIVE streamed through Chinmaya Channel (YouTube) from 6:45 PM IST. You can perform the Lakṣmī Pūjā at your home under the guidance of Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati during the LIVE telecast.

Diwālī is the ‘Festival of Lights’. In Southern India, the festival is celebrated as the day Śrī Kṛṣṇa returned after defeating the demon Narakāsura. In Northern India, the festival is celebrated on the Kārtika Amāvāsyā night by lighting rows of clay lamps, as it marks the return of Śrī Rāma to Ayodhyā after killing Rāvaṇa.

It is believed that Devī Mahālakṣmī appeared on this day during the churning of the milky ocean, and that She visits each one of us on this day. Thus we celebrate Diwālī with Mahālakṣmī Pūjā.

Schedule

Programme Time (IST)
Glimpses of Cuṭṭuvilakku
(Lighting 1008 oil-lamps around the temple)
6:45 – 6:50 PM
Benediction by Pūjya Swami Swaroopananda
(Global Head, Chinmaya Mission)
6:50 – 7:00 PM
Mahālakṣmī Pūjā 7:00 PM

Book the pūjās online to become a part of the celebrations and invoke the blessings of Devī Mahālakṣmī upon you and your family. The pūjās will be performed on your behalf by us.

Offerings

Offerings Amount
Mukhya Yajamān
(The Yajamān for the entire Pūjā. By the grace of goddess Mahālakṣmī, health, wealth and prosperity will be bestowed on the Mukhya Yajamān.)
₹ 10,001 / US$ 250
Cuṭṭuvilakku
(Lighting 1008 oil-lamps around the Chinamya Swayambhū Ayyappa Temple and the āśram complex. Making this offering will fill one’s life with light and peace.)
₹ 5,000 / US$ 150
Dīpa Pūjā
(Dīpa represents knowledge, beauty and love. Offering dīpas to Mahālakṣmī on this auspicious day brings all the blessings to the devotees.)
₹ 1,001 /
US$ 30
Naivedya Pūjā
(Offering Naivedya to Śrī Mahālakṣmī will remove financial difficulties from one's life.)
₹ 501 / US$ 15
Alaṅkāra Pūjā
(Offering clothes, flowers, garlands, and other decorations to Śrī Mahālakṣmī. These offerings bring internal joy, beauty, physical prosperity, and household harmony to the devotees.)
₹ 501 / US$ 15
Abhiṣeka Pūjā
(Offering abhiṣeka to Śrī Mahālakṣmī with different materials like milk, curd, honey, and so on bestows peace, harmony, and joy to the devotees.)
₹ 501 / US$ 15
Padma Pūjā
(Lotus represents Śrī Mahālakṣmī. Offering Lotus to Devī on Her birthday brings special grace and blessings or the Lakṣmī Kadākṣa.)
₹ 501 / US$ 15
Lakṣmī Aṣṭottara Arcanā
(Flowers will be offered to Śrī Mahālakṣmī by chanting Her 108 names. Devī’s grace and blessings in abundance shall be showered up on the devotees.)
₹ 101 / US$ 10

Bhikṣā Offering

Offering Bhikṣā (food) to Svāmins, Brahmacārins and āśram inmates

Bhikṣā Amount
Breakfast ₹ 5,000 / US$ 150
Lunch ₹ 10,000 / US$ 250
Dinner ₹ 6,000 / US$ 160
Full Day ₹ 20,000 / US$ 500

For queries, contact:
Phone: +91 92077 11136 / +91 92077 11145 / +91 92077 11142
Email: manager@chinfo.org



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