Saturday, February 11, 2023

Sri Suktam Live Yagna Day 10 with Om Swamiji

Wow! A feline beauty on a catwalk!

On the day 10 of the live telecast of Sri Suktam Yagna, a blackish cat placidly entered from the right side of the screen. It was not only a beauty with brains but a charm with calmness. It meekly sat behind Om Swamiji who was doing the preparations for the yagna by placing firewood in the firepit and was humming ‘Jai Ambe Hare Jagdambe Hare’. On realizing its presence near Him, a delicate smile appeared on His glowing face. A powerful smile that can eradicate all sorrows, sadness and ignorance from one’s life!

The feline took a round and went away from where it had come. As usual the yagna began with the ahutis with ghee. The same mantras were repeated, the same ingredients were poured one after the another, the same monotonous process. I followed Swamiji’s instructions. Swamiji poured ghee, I did too. He poured havan samagri, I did too. He offered firewood, I did too. I acted in accordance with Him and performed the whole process like a copycat.

As soon as Swamiji started chanting the 15 mantras of Devi Ma taken from Lakshmi Tantram, I started feeling uneasy.

नमो नित्यानवद्याय जगतः सर्वहेतवे। 

ज्ञानाय निस्तरङ्गाय लक्ष्मीनारायणात्मने ॥१ ॥ 

नमस्ते सिन्धुसम्भूते नमस्ते पद्मसम्भवे । 

नमः सरोरुहावासे नारायणकुटुम्बिनि ॥ २  ॥

क्षीरोदमथनायासफलरूपे मधुद्विषः । 

नमचन्द्रसहोदर्यै नमस्तेऽमृतयोनये ॥ ३  ॥

नमः सरोरुहावासे नमोः नारायण आश्रय 

नमो नित्यानवद्यायै कल्याण गुण सिन्धवे || ४ || 

नमस्ते पद्मसम्भूते नमः कमलमालिनि ।।

नमः कमलवासिन्यै गोविन्दगृहमेधिनि ॥५ ॥

नमस्ते कमलावासे जनन्यै सर्वदेहिनाम् । 

गृहिण्यै पद्मनाभस्य नमस्ते सरसीरुहे ॥ ६  ॥

नमोः निखिलनिर्माणत्राणसंहारशक्तये ।

हरेः स्वरूपभूतायै नमस्ते ज्ञानरूपिणि ॥ ७  ॥

शब्दार्थव्यक्तिरूपायै षडध्वपरिवर्तिनि ।

अध्वातीतावबोधाख्ये नमस्ते हरिवल्लभे ॥८ ॥

परं ब्रह्म परं धाम पद्मस्थे पद्ममालिनि ।

नमस्ते पद्मजे पद्मे गोविन्दगृहमेधिनि॥९ ॥ 

नमस्तुभ्यं जगन्नाथे पुण्डरीकाक्षवल्लभे ।

अशेषजगदीशाने सर्वज्ञे सर्वभाविनि ॥ १०  ॥ 

शुद्धा शुद्ध षडध्वाख्याचित्रनिर्माण भितये 

नमः श्रीवैसभावीन्य भव संताप शान्तायै || ११  || 

नमो नित्यानवद्यायै जनन्यै सर्वदेहिनाम् ।

आधारेशात्मरूपायै शुद्धाशुद्धाखिलाध्वनाम्॥ १२ ॥

नमस्ते सचिदचिद्वर्गसंरक्षणविचक्षणे ।

जगद्विधानशिल्पिन्यै विष्णुपत्न्यै नमोऽस्तु ते ॥१३  ॥

विश्वारणे नमस्तुभ्यं नमो विश्वविभूतये ।

सर्वासामपि सिद्धीनां नमस्ते मूलहेतवे ॥१४॥ 

आदिदेवात्मभूतायै नारायणकुटुम्बिनि ।

समस्तजगदाराध्ये नमस्ते पद्मयोनये ॥ १५॥

The burning sensation around my heart chakra appeared all of a sudden. I found myself gasping for breath. I could not breathe from my nose. It became hard for me to even press the jaggery icon in one of the options on Sadhana App. As the chants became louder my discomfort multiplied further. I was breathless. With great difficulty in breathing from my nose, I opened my mouth for some more oxygen.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Are You Disheartened on Rejection of Initiation Request?


Are you disheartened, eh?

Many mails are pouring in my inbox after the rejection of their initiation request from Om Swamiji as they have not met Him in person. It is true that we all feel low when our request is declined. We all adore Him and want to be initiated by Him or wish to be jumped at higher level of initiation.

It is the need of the hour that we must understand that initiation means connecting a bond with the lineage which means leading a disciplined life. It is the responsibility not the leisure or fun. Ask yourself what responsibility you are ready to take for the welfare of the society and for the self-transformation. If you can do even minor changes in your lifestyle, you will be amazed that the lineage blesses you with the immense power and success in any and all endeavors of your life - materialistic as well as spiritual.

I would recommend some minor changes. They are as follows:

A. Just before sleeping and soon after waking up chant any of the following mantra just for 5 minutes. Please pick one and then daily chant it. Also bow down to Om Swamiji.

1. Navarana Mantra in Sadhana App (It will connect you with Mother Divine)

2. Siddha Surya Mantra in Sadhana App (It will connect you with the lineage)

3. ॐ सर्वमंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके।

शरण्ये त्रयम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते।। 

(Om Sarva Mangal Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadhike.
Sharanye Trymbake Gauri Narayani Namoastutte.) in Black Lotus App (It will connect you with Om Swamiji)

B. You can chant the same mantra while doing daily chores, walking, waiting for somebody, while travelling etc. The more you chant the mantra the more connected you will be with Om Swamiji.

C. If you are strongly determined for the initiation then the recommendation is that you must start using Sadhana App for Japa, Nitya Pooja, Abhishekam, Yajna and Sadhana. You will find that there is a Leader Board in the App which show the 100 names of the topmost performers for the Japa, Nitya Pooja, Abhishekam, Yajna and Sadhana respectively. Are you really serious? Then work hard so that your name is reflected in the top 10 names not 100. With my experience, I could say that He keeps a keen track on each and every person’s progress in the Sadhana App as well as in the Black Lotus App.

D. Daily do at least one Random Act of Kindness in Black Lotus App.

It is time to work hard and not to cry over the spilt milk.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

An Uncommon Spiritual Experience

Oops! My fingers were burning.

On the Diwali night, when there were fireworks outside, I was feeling fireworks inside my body too. The burning sensations in the fingers of my left hand made me uncomfortable and uneasy. According to Siddh Yogi Vishalbhai Pandya, “It’s easy to feel Kundalini Energy because it’s a forceful and concentrated energy that quickly moves through chakras. People usually feel the burning sensation in the part of the body where the energy resides.”

I experienced it while doing my routine prayers. Surprisingly, I was not doing any particular sadhana. The sensation of burning was more in the index and middle finger although it was shifting in between all the fingers and the thumb. The area of upper knuckles was burning intensely as if this part of the body part had been immersed in the boiling water.

Deepak Chopra said, “The physical sensation like burning is most likely due to the body releasing some old traumatic experience. Sometimes the release process triggers strong physical sensations. Know that this clearing away of the old trauma is a good thing, and that when it is finished the burning sensation will ease up and stop. Then one will have a smoother meditation experience again.”

The burning sensation in the left palm remained even after I finished meditation. The feeling lingered for nearly half an hour before completely disappearing.

According to the book ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramkrishna’, “The almost unknown spiritual experience described in the scriptures as Mahā–bhāva, the most exalted rapture of divine love is the extreme exaltation had been described as manifesting itself through nineteen physical symptoms, including the shedding of tears, a tremor of the body, horripilation, perspiration, and a burning sensation. These were the symptoms of madness, madness for God!”

I frequently experienced shedding of tears, tremor in my body, perspiration and burning sensations around the chakras and now burning sensation in my fingers. I have never gone through the feeling of horripilation. Hope that my madness for God grows by leaps and bounds!

Pic : Unsplash 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Sri Suktam Virtual Yagna with Om Swamiji

Surprisingly, I was perspiring profusely.

In Delhi NCR, it was not a sweltering summer morning rather a cold morning when the outside temperature was 18° Celsius and inside room temperature was around 23° Celsius. I was neither doing any aggressive workout nor doing any exertive physical work. I was just sitting in the padmasana and clicking the buttons of my iPhone. Fully absorbed in doing the virtual yagna with Om Swamiji on Day 2 of Sri Suktam Sadhana in Sadhana App, I felt this spiritual experience. In between tapping on the ingredient's icons in the yagna while chanting the mantras, immense love and devotion for God transformed into tear drops and loud cries.

‘yãjno vai vishñuhiti srùteh’

Bhagwan Vishnu is Yagna himself. The Vedas, the Shruti Shastra says that the Yagna is one kind of manifestation of Sri Vishnu. Something performed for the pleasure of the supreme Lord Vishnu, the way He desires. The word Yagna is composed of two letters, ‘ya’ and ‘gna’. ‘Ya’ means 'For whose' and ‘gna’ means 'acknowledgement'. Therefore, yagna means the performance of something to get acknowledged by the Supreme Being.”

Fire is the symbol of spirit; it represents the soul. Fire always burns upwards motivating me to rise above lower afflictions of my mind. When I meditated on outer fire it helped me in igniting the inner fire. Inner fire consumes all thoughts except the thought about Bhagwan.

Earlier whenever I had performed a yagna with firewood and real material, the intense heat of fire flames made me uneasy. Sitting close to the havan kund would sometimes become a tedious task especially in the sweltery summers. Perspiring heavily was quite common at such times.

Today morning, just before finishing the virtual yagna in Sadhana App, I was feeling as uncomfortable as I had always experienced while doing a real yagna in the hot humid summer. My attire was drenched with sweat because of excessive perspiration. I was perspiring profusely as if I was performing a real yagna. Virtual and real experience coincides! 

A verse from Chandogya Upanisad (7.26.2)

āhāra- suddhau sattva- suddhih sattva suddhau druva smritih smrti- lambhe sarva- granthīnām vipramoksah.

(Performing yagnas would purify one's food, eating that meal would sanctify one's body. When one's body is purified, one attains a stable memory, and when the memory is stable one becomes free from all bondages, leading one on the path to liberation.)

Dear readers, after reading this post, is your enthusiasm fired up to do a virtual yagna with Om Swamiji in Sadhana App?

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Pic : A screenshot just before commencing of the virtual yagna in Sadhana App.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Sri Suktam Live Yagna with Om Swamiji

Whole Diwali night I could not sleep!

I could not doze for even a minute as I was ultra-excited to do live yagna in Sadhana App with Om Swamiji the very next morning. While doing a yagna I always visualized that He is doing yagna with me. I hadn’t done any yagna in the sadhana without creating His image in my mind. In Sri Suktam Sadhana in Sadhana App, I need not imagine His presence, He would be right there in front of my eyes. Thought of performing yagna and pouring ingredients almost at the same time with Him thrilled me.

But the bitter truth is that I was so busy in chanting mantras, doing sadhanas, meditating on divine and writing post for that when I found the time to sleep, it was actually my time to wake up. Without blinking my eyes for a second, I started for my next day. I took a bath and entered my prayer room. The whole night pass by in chanting, meditating and doing sadhana. Whenever I felt sleepy, I got up to wash my face with chilled water.

At sharp 5:15 a.m. the yajna began. There was a screen in the middle to watch the live performance of yagna by Om Swamiji. On the left-hand side there were basic ingredients like ghee, firewood and havan samagri. The special ingredients were listed on the right-hand side which include raisins, white sesame seeds and red sandalwood, special ingredient to perform Purn Aahuti. In the middle a virtual yagna kund was created. As soon as Swamiji started performing yajna than I started crying. The tears of love and devotion for Him wetted my cheeks. I could not see the screen properly because of the salty water in my eyes. Sometimes I clicked the wrong ingredient because of blurredness. I cried in the beginning, in the middle and towards the end. The only period when I was not crying was while offering ingredients and chanting the first verse of Sri Suktam. It was a difficult mantra and I had to focus on it while chanting. Sometimes, I was crying so loud that I could barely hear which mantra He was chanting.

He was cleaning the outer environment by doing a yagna but His powerful voice was cleaning the negative tendencies of mind as they were flowing out of me in the form of tears. The feeling of jealousy, hatred, anger, fear and desires all were burning into ashes while meditating on the chants in His dynamic voice.

While doing this virtual yagna, I also learned an important lesson that the end of the life is the same for the rich and the poor –we all are a handful of ashes. How high or hot the fire flames of yagna may be but in the end, they will turn into a pile of ashes! ‘इदं न मम’ (idam na mama) which is chanted with the fire offerings simply means is ‘It is not mine’ that nothing in this temporary world belongs to me. I shed the rat chasing for temporary desires of this materialistic world for the permanent desire of God and God alone. His presence and His words helped me in connecting my soul with the Supreme soul to seek God’s mercy and His Blessings.

अफलाकाङ्क्षिभिर्यज्ञो विधिदृष्टो य इज्यते ।

यष्टव्यमेवेति मन: समाधाय स सात्विक:॥

aphalākāṅkṣhibhir yajño vidhi-driṣhṭo ya ijyate

yaṣhṭavyam eveti manaḥ samādhāya sa sāttvikaḥ

(Of yagna, that is performed according to duty and to scriptural rules, and with no expectation of reward, is of the nature of goodness.)

(Bhagavad Gita 17.11)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Eulogy of Ma Lakshmi in Sadhana App

Meditation is a child play!

Seriously, if you have tried concentrating on the golden idol of Ma Lakshmi in Golden Palace in Sadhana App, you must have experienced that focusing on Her is as simple as making a big soapy bubble. How much we enjoyed creating those big bubbles! Similarly visualizing Ma’s golden image in which She is having lotuses in two hands, holding a pitcher in one and is blessing her devotees with the another in so easy. If you haven’t tried it yet, then try it out today on the auspicious Diwali night when everybody is lighting diyas outside why not you light one diya inside you.

After the japa and hawan the eulogy of Ma Lakshmi is done with the aarti. It is Ashtalakshmi Stotram in which eight forms of Ma Lakshmi are worshipped. The eight manifestations of Goddess, bestowing the different aspects of materialistic wealth like agriculture, valor, knowledge, money, progeny, courage, victory and royalty. You can read word to word meaning of the stotram here in English and here in Hindi

Adi Lakshmi brings happiness and prosperity to human beings. She is clad in red saree and is adorned with gold jewelry. She holds a flag in one hand and lotus in another hand. With one hand She is showering gold coins and with other She is blessing Her devotees with long life, good health and bliss.


सुमन सवन्दित सुन्दरि माधवी चन्द्र सहोदरी हेममये ।

मुनिगण वन्दित मोक्ष प्रदायनि मंजुल भाषिणि वेदनुते ॥

पंकज वासिनी देव-सुपुजित सद्गुण वर्षिणि शान्ति युते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, आदि-लक्ष्मी जये पालय माम्  ॥१॥

sumanasa vandita sundari mādhavi, chandra sahodari hēmamayē
munigaṇa vandita mōkṣapradāyani, mañjula bhāṣiṇi vēdanutē ।
paṅkajavāsini dēva supūjita, sadguṇa varṣiṇi śāntiyutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, ādilakṣmi paripālaya mām ॥ 1 ॥

Dhanya Lakshmi is the goddess of sustenance. She is the Goddess of agriculture wealth. She manifests herself in seeds, grains, fruits, flowers, leaves, plants and trees. She is dressed in vibrant green saree and is holding wheat plant, sugarcane, gada, Abhaye Mudra, lotus flower, bunch of bananas, beautiful red color flower and Varada Mudra. She blesses Her devotees with opulence in farm yield.  


अहिकली कल्मष नाशिनि कामिनी, वैदिक रुपिणी वेदमये ।

क्षीर-समुद्भव मंगल रूपिणी, मन्त्र निवासिनी मन्त्रनुते ॥

मंगल दायिनि अम्बुज वासिनि, देव गणाश्रित पाद्युते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, धान्यलक्ष्मी जये पालय माम् ॥२॥

ayikali kalmaṣa nāśini kāmini, vaidika rūpiṇi vēdamayē
kṣīra samudbhava maṅgaḻa rūpiṇi, mantranivāsini mantranutē ।
maṅgaḻadāyini ambujavāsini, dēvagaṇāśrita pādayutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, dhānyalakṣmi paripālaya mām ॥ 2 ॥

Dhairya Lakshmi blesses with everyone with happiness, calmness and peace. She bestows infinite courage, confidence and strength to fight against evil. She is wearing red color garments and is adorned with splendid jewelry. She is holding various weapons and things like chakra, conch, bow, arrow, trishula (trident) or a sword, bundle of palm leaves, the other two hands in Varada Mudra and Abhaye Mudra.


जयवर वर्णिनी वैष्णवी भार्गवी, मन्त्र स्वरूपिणी मन्त्रम्ये ।

सुर-गण पूजित शीघ्र फलप्रद, ज्ञान विकासिनी शास्त्रनुते ॥

भव-भय हारिणी पाप विमोचनि, साधु जनाश्रित पादयुते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, धैर्यलक्ष्मी जये पालय माम् ॥३॥

jayavaravarṣiṇi vaiṣṇavi bhārgavi, mantra svarūpiṇi mantramayē
suragaṇa pūjita śīghra phalaprada, jñāna vikāsini śāstranutē ।
bhavabhayahāriṇi pāpavimōchani, sādhu janāśrita pādayutē
jaya jayahē madhu sūdhana kāmini, dhairyalakṣmī paripālaya mām ॥ 3 ॥

Gaja Lakshmi is the protector of human beings. She is the giver of peace and prosperity. She is dressed in red saree and is holding two red lotus flowers in Her hands. She is showering gold coins from one hand and blessing Her devotees with another. Two elephants are pouring fragrant water on Her from both the sides which represents that She bestows one with royalty and power.


जय-जय दुर्गति नाशिनि, कामिनी सर्व-फलप्रद शास्त्रमये ।

रथ-गज तुरग-पदाति समावृत, परिजन मंडित लोकनुते ॥

हरिहर ब्रह्म सुपूजित सेवित, ताप निवारिणि पादयुते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, श्री गजलक्ष्मी पालय माम् ॥४॥

jaya jaya durgati nāśini kāmini, sarvaphalaprada śāstramayē
radhagaja turagapadāti samāvṛta, parijana maṇḍita lōkanutē ।
harihara brahma supūjita sēvita, tāpa nivāriṇi pādayutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, gajalakṣmī rūpēṇa pālaya mām ॥ 4 ॥

Santana Lakshmi is the Goddess of fertility and progeny. She blesses Her worshippers with the children of high intelligence and good character. She is clad in golden saree and a cute baby is sitting in Her lap. She is holding a shield and a sword in Her two hands. In other two hands She had two pots decorated with mango leaves and coconuts in it.  


अहि-खग वाहिनि मोहिनि चक्रिणि, राग विवर्धिनि ज्ञानमये ।

गुण-गण वारिधि लोक हितैषिणि, सप्तस्वर भूषित गाननुते ॥

सकल सुरासुर देवमुनीश्वर, मानव वन्दित पादयुते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनि, संतान लक्ष्मी पालय माम् ॥५॥

ayikhaga vāhini mōhini chakriṇi, rāgavivardhini jñānamayē
guṇagaṇavāradhi lōkahitaiṣiṇi, saptasvara bhūṣita gānanutē ।
sakala surāsura dēva munīśvara, mānava vandita pādayutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, santānalakṣmī paripālaya mām ॥ 5 ॥

Vijaya Lakshmi is the Goddess of victory, the victory of dharma or righteousness. She bestows one with the victory over anger, lust, greed, jealousy, hatred and evil thoughts. She is wearing red saree and is holding various weapons like disc, sword, shield and noose. She is holding lotus and conch in Her other two hands. She is also showing Abhaya Mudra and Varada Mudra to support Her devotees mentally and spiritually and to dispel fear of ignorance from them.


जय कमलासनि सद्गति दायिनि, ज्ञान विकासिनि गानमये ।

अनुदि नमर्चित कुमकुम धूसर, भूषित वासित वाद्यनुते ॥

कनक-धरा स्तुति वैभव वन्दित, शङ्कर देशिक मान्य पदे । 

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, विजय लक्ष्मी जये पालय माम् ॥६॥

jaya kamalāsini sadgati dāyini, jñānavikāsini gānamayē
anudina marchita kuṅkuma dhūsara, bhūṣita vāsita vādyanutē ।
kanakadharāstuti vaibhava vandita, śaṅkaradēśika mānyapadē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, vijayalakṣmī paripālaya mām ॥ 6 ॥

Vidya Lakshmi is the Goddess of knowledge which helps in the intellectual development of Her devotees. She provides value-oriented education to those who worship her with full devotion. She is holding lotus flowers in Her two upper hands. The lower two hands show Varada Mudra, a boon giving gesture and Abhaya Mudra, a power to overcome fear, anxiety, insecurity and ignorance.


प्रणत सुरेश्वरि भारति भार्गवि, शोक विनाशिनि रत्नमये ।

मणिमय भूषित कर्ण विभूषण, शान्ति समावृत हास्य मुखे ॥

नवनिधि दायिनि कलिमल हारिणि, कामित फलप्रद हस्त युते ।

जय जय हे मधुसुदन कामिनी, विद्या लक्ष्मी पालय माम् ॥७॥

praṇata surēśvari bhārati bhārgavi, śōkavināśini ratnamayē
maṇimaya bhūṣita karṇavibhūṣaṇa, śānti samāvṛta hāsyamukhē ।
navanidhi dāyini kalimalahāriṇi, kāmita phalaprada hastayutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, vidyālakṣmī sadā pālaya mām ॥ 7 ॥

Dhana Lakshmi grants wealth, money and riches. She also blesses us with natural resources like river, ocean, sun, moon, star, sky, clouds, rain etc. which is too a form of wealth. She has a beautiful aura around Her. She is beautifully dressed in maroon saree with adorable golden necklaces embedded with jewels of various length. She holds chakra, bow and arrow, golden coins (showers), conch, golden pot and lotus flower in Her hands.


धिमि-धिमि धिन्धिमि-दिन्धिमी दुन्धुभि नाद सुपूर्णमये ।

घूमघूम घुंघुम घुंघुम घुंघुम, शङ्ख निनाद सुवाद्य-नुते ॥

वेद पूराणेतिहास सुपूजित, वैदिक मार्ग प्रदर्शयुते ।

जय जय हे मधुसूदन कामिनि, श्री धनलक्ष्मी पालय माम् ॥८॥

dhimidhimi dhindhimi dhindhimi-dindhimi, dundhubhi nāda supūrṇamayē
ghumaghuma ghuṅghuma ghuṅghuma ghuṅghuma, śaṅkha nināda suvādyanutē ।
vēda pūrāṇētihāsa supūjita, vaidika mārga pradarśayutē
jaya jayahē madhusūdana kāmini, dhanalakṣmi rūpēṇā pālaya mām ॥ 8 ॥

I meditated on Gaja Lakshmi, and She has always blessed me with courage, valor and power.  You can choose the verse of your choice to meditate for just two minutes to experience transformation in your life. 

Pic : A shining star guiding towards Golden Palace in Sadhana App.

Sri Suktam Abhishekam of Ma Lakshmi in Sadhana App

An implausible milestone!

I had performed only Sri Suktam (4 min) Abhishekam of Ma Lakshmi in Sadhana App in which water, milk, yogurt, red garland, dhoop, handheld bell and handheld lamp were used while anointing Ma with 16 verses of Sri Suktam. According to Dr. T. S. Narayana Swamy, "Sri Suktam is a grand hymn extolling a great deity. It is verily a gift of god to the mortals." I did it just to give it a try. Surprisingly, I neither felt any spiritual experience nor devotional peace.  It was a ritual that I performed just by tapping the buttons one after the other. I did not feel any special divine feelings for Ma Lakshmi while doing it. But Ma is MA. She is the Universal Mother. She takes care of us like her own children. It did not matter whether we did pooja with devotion or without devotion. 

Later, same day, my employee called me to seek permission to do an important pending work in my prime property. I told him that it was not feasible as I had already tried hard for fifteen years. No success due to expected or unexpected hurdles. He explained his strategy to work on it. I was happy yet a bit tense.  Being knowledgeable about Vastushastra, I knew that the task when completed would be forthbringer of monetary gains. 

After three days, my employee called me to share the good news that the work was done without any hindrance. He had accomplished the task very smoothly. I was elated.  

I felt an immense surge of emotions to express gratitude to Ma. I hurriedly clicked the buttons of my gadget. I entered Golden Palace in Sadhana App and opted for Abhishekam with Lakshmi Sahasranama (35 min). The following virtual ingredients were used water (jal), Gangajal,  milk (doodh), honey (madhu), yogurt (dahi), mango juice (aamra ras), white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, pomegranate juice, sugar, turmeric, kumkum (sindoor), rice (akshata), vermillion, fragrant oil, small pot, gold, red cloth, red garland, sacred thread, betel nuts, paan, flowers, saffron, rice pudding (kheer), sweetmeats (ladoo), cloves, red sandalwood, kusha grass, green grass, dry fruits, incense, bananas, camphor, dhoop, handheld bell, ghee lamp and handheld lamp. It was a divine experience to hear Ma Lakshmi’s sahasranama (1000 names). I was overjoyed to hear my name as one of Ma's names. I offered all the ingredients with immense love and devotion to Her. With each offering, I thanked Her from the depths of my heart. The more I thanked Her the more I wanted to express my gratitude.

Ma is the epitome of compassion. She is eternally the bestower of happiness, wealth and prosperity.

You can read the previous parts of this post here, here and here.

Pic : Lakshmi Sahasranama Abhishekam in Sadhana App