Vasavi Atmarpana Day – Wednesday, 6th February 2019

 

Vasavi Atmarpana Day :

Goddess Vasavi, incarnation of Adiparashakthi made Agnipravesham, Sacred Fire, along with the102 Gothraja couples at Penugonda to prevent bloodshed due to war. Later, Matha Vasavi emerged from the sacred Homa Gundam in her Moola swarupam of ADIPARASHAKTHI and taught the noble principles of Dharmam(Duty), Seelam(Integrity), Ahimsa(Non-violence). Later, the 102 couples who also did Agnipravesham attained salvation (Moksham). Hence this day Magha Suddha Vidhia is being commemorated with Homam and other Pooja’s to recognize Vasavi Matha’s sacrifice and let’s all participate in Seva Days aka Service Days as
a token of her sacrifice to the community.

Pooja’s to be performed:

Homas should be performed along with abhishekam to Goddess Vasavi with milk, curds, ghee, honey, sugar, tender cocoanut water and dry dates with other fruits has to be performed with devotion. Later this has to be distributed to all devotees as Theertham and Prasadam.

Homam Procedure

Initial stage:
Samkalpam, Ganapathi Pooja, Punya Vachanam, Kalasam Pooja

Homam stage:
Sree Sooktham, Durga Sooktham, Medha Sooktha, Kanyaka Parameswari Gayathri Ashtothram

Final Stage:
Poornahuthi, Pradakshanam, Kalasa Pooja

Procession:
Afterwards priests/devotees carries the Kalasam/Utsava Vigraham followed by the devotees, chanting Jai Sri Vasavi or some other songs of Sri Vasavi with Music, if possible.
Please allow our children to read the story of Vasavi Matha to all devotees and explain the importance of her core principles.

Vasavi Matha Seva Days:

Observe Service Day any weekend in Feb – March 2019

We request all chapters to observe Vasavi Atmarpana day with service to the local community where we reside and promote Vasavi Matha’s sacrifice among the community and her message ‘Duty, Integrity, and Peace’. Please plan to arrange a service activity in your community as a token of our service to recognize Vasavi Matha’s Sacrifice. This event should include promoting service activity by our youth/children and also educate our children of Vasavi Matha’s story and importance of service.
Please plan on any of the below activities or you can come up with your own activity. Service Visit to foodbank, Arranging food/clothing/blankets to homeless, Soup Kitchen, Serving in shelters, raise funds for any NRIVA service activities like Adopt A Student, Mangala Suthram etc..

We express our deep appreciation to all the Community, on the eve of Vasavi ATMARPANA Day. May Goddess Vasavi shower on you all with health, wealth and prosperity.

2019 Vasavi Atmarpana and Seva Day schedules across America:

 

Chapter Atmarpana Day Date/Time Location Seva Day Activity Participants Count Volunteer Hours Spent Amount Spent
Albany, NY Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 7 PM EST

Albany Hindu Temple

450 Albany Shaker Rd

Albany, NY 12211

Atlanta, GA Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Time: 11 AM Abhishekam, 7 PM EST – Pooja/ Bhajans

Hindu Temple of Atlanta

5851 GA Hwy 85

RIverdale, GA 30274

Bay Area Friday, 8th Feb 2019

Start Time: 7 PM PST

475 Los Coches St

Milpitas, CA 95035

Boston, MA Saturday, 9th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 3 PM EST

NESSP,

99 Shirdi Way,

Groton, MA 01450

Food Drive: Rice, Peanut Butter, Canned goods
Colorado Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM MST

Sri Saibaba Temple of Rockies

10250 E Easter Ave

Centennial, CO 80112

Columbus, OH Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM EST

Sri Venkateswara Temple of Ohio

9771 Fairway Dr

Powell, OH 43065

Connecticut Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM EST

Sri Shirdi Sai Temple of CT

749 Saybrook Rd #A101

Middletown, CT 06033

Greenville, SC Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM EST

Vedic Center of Greenville

520 Bethel Dr

Mauldin, SC 29662

Houston, TX Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6 PM CST

Sri Meenakshi Temple

17130 McLean Rd

Pearland, TX 77584

Houston, TX Sunday, 10th February 2019, Start Time: 8:30 AM CST Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir

13845 West Bellfort St

Sugarland, TX 77498

Maryland Saturday, 23rd Feb 2019

Start  Time: 10AM EST

4971 Windpower Way

Ellicott City, MD 21043

NJ/NY Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM EST

Sri Guruvayurappa Temple

31 Wooleytown Rd

Morganville, NJ 07751

Portland, OR Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 7:30 PM PST

HECSA-Portland Balaji Temple

2092 NE Alocleck Dr. #522

Hillsboro, OR 97124

St. Louis, MO Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6 PM CST

The Hindu Temple of St. Louis,

725 Weidman Road,

Ballwin, MO 63011

Tulabharam, Funds donated to charity
Seattle Sunday, 10th February 2019, Start Time: 6 PM PST Bothell Temple

38182 212th St SE

Bothell, WA 98021

Virginia – DC Wednesday, 6th Feb 2019,

Start Time: 6:30 PM EST

Rajdhani Mandir

4525 Pleasant Valley Rd

Chantily, VA 20151