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Past Event Phtotos

October 18th, 2015 - Rush, NY - Siri Jyoti Navaratri

October 8th, 2015Ganesha Chaturti Rasi Mandala Puja

August 28th, 2015 = Portland, OR VaraLakshmiVrtam Siri Jyoti

May 13th, 2013 - Portland, OR - Wedding Jyoti

August 26th, 2012 - Skamania, WA - Sodasa Sri Suktam Nitya Kala Homam

August 25th, 2012 - Skamania, WA - VanchaKalpaGanapati Sahasra Modakam Homam

January 23rd, 2012 - Devipuram, India - Laghu Shyamala Homam

October 26th, 2011 - Beaverton, OR - Diwalli

August 2nd 2011, Evening - Beaverton, OR - VaraLakshmi Vrtam: Lakshmi Deepam Puja

August 2nd 2011, Mount Tabor, Portland, OR - VaraLakshmi Vrtam: Kamadhenu Puja

Past Events:


Experience Practical Application of Classical Tantra:
A Traditional Hindu Puja in honor of Ganesha Chaturti

Wednesday September 16th 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

We gather as a kaula (tantric community), create and empower the central yantra for Ganesha. We then build a fire kunda (sacred pit) over the yantra and perform a powerful ritual for Ganesha, The Planets, The Constellations, The Yoginis and The seats of power that make up the universe.

Ganesha’s body was formed from the mixture of sandalwood and chix pea paste His Mother removed from Her own body during Her bath. His body literally comes from Her and He embodies Her divine Shakti and is the ruler of the planets. When carving a granite Ganesha the sculpture uses a neutral stone, neither male nor female (determined by sound stone makes according to it’s ferrous oxide content). As Ganesha is beyond the concept of gender and is the primordial force located in our root chakra.

This ritual will also serve as the PRANAPRATISTHA or enlivening ritual for a very special set of planetary lingams made of the gemstones for each planet. In lieu of the suggested donation you have an opportunity to sponsor and take home gemstone prasadam in the form of Ganeshas, Lingams and Sri Chakras made of various gem stones and energized at this ritual. Please find this list of sponsorships on the GoFundMe page for the Planetary Lingams. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! WWW.GOFUNDME.COM/GEMLINGAMS

Soolani Durga Homam, November 30th, 2010

Ganesha and Soolani durga was performed with Panchamritam abhishekam, followed by a VanchaKalpa Ganapati homam including Ganapati Upanishad parayana, Navagraha Homam and Soolani Durga Homam including offerings with the Soolani Durga astrotram.

Navaratri, October 8-17th, Rochester, NY, 2010

Navaratri was celebrated at the Sri Rajarajeswari temple in Rochester, NY including a visit from Sri Akka Matholi Saraswathi!

Ganesha Chaturthi, September 11th, 2010

Ganesha Chaturthi was celebrated with a VanchaKalpa Ganapati Homam that ended with a Suvasani puja.

Ati Rudram July 1st-July11th, Rochester, NY, 2010

www.atirudram.comMany members of the group will be sponsoring, volunteering or acting as a homam kartha for this auspicious, once in a lifetime, event!Live Stream:

Ganapati, Budhan Santi & Rudra HomamJune 16th, 2010

This homam was performed to  propitiate Mercury, thus increasing health and intelligence, in addition to the Rudra Homam. A Saturn (Sani) ans Sun (Surya) homam in the same style were performed the preceding Saturday and Sunday.

Portland Sri Karunamayi HomamMay 30th, 2010

A wonderful Homam was performed in Portland by Sri Karunamayi Amma with Her own hands. It was a powerful and transformational experience. In addition to the scheduled homams, Mother added many wonderful sections of the Chadhi to the afternoons worship.

Sri Chakra Ardhana in SeattleMay 23rd, 2010

On May 23rd some of our group attended a Sri Chakra Puja performed under the auspicis of Sri Karunamayi Amma in Seattle at "VEDA (Vedic Education and Development Academy) 

Sri Chakra Puja - PurnamiApril 27th, 2010

Everyone contains the powers of God/dess within them; this ritual is a means of removing the veils and conditioning that hide this basic truth. On this evening we expanded sections of this powerful practice in the evening. In the morning the monthly Khamadhenu puja was performed at Mt. Tabor.

Lakshmi Jayanti - HoliFebruary 28th, 2010

We celebrated this auspicious full moon by performing 'The Freedom Ritual'. This is a powerfully moving, condensed version of the Sri Chakra Puja crafted by Guruji. We drew a Bala yantra on the floor, created energy internally (invocing the kalas), then projected it into the yantra for worship. We concluded the worship by offering Devi puja to a two year old girl.

Sivaratri - IFebruary 11th, 2010

Homam was amazing! I followed the Ati Rudram format. After offering the grains for the 9 planets it rained lightly, same for the final Rudram offerings. The second the fire went out, it poured for a few minutes then stopped! Good sign... That evening we stayed up and chanted 11 Rudram Namakam sections followed by one Chamakam section for each. Interspersed by Milk, Vibhuti and Ganga Jal abhishekam.

Saraswati PanchamiJannuary 20th, 2010

Saraswati Panchami was celebrated in the Kenton district of North Portland with a Sodasi Upachara puja that included five chantings of the Medha Suktam and chanting of the Saraswati Astotram Namavali were all attendies made offerings directly to the Saraswati Murthi that was manifested by Sri Karunamayi. The puja was follow by a bhajan session and a wonderful vegetarian meal.

Kartika SomavasMondays in November, 2009

The auspicious Mondays for Lord Siva were celebrated with the Rudra Abhishekam.

NavaratriSeptember 19th ~ 28th, 2009

This year Navaratri was be celebrated at the Sri Vidya temple in Rochester, NY.

Ganesha ChaturthiAugust 23rd, 2009

Chaturthi festivities began at the peetham with puja to an 8 foot temporary Ganapathi made from paper machee and painted by children at the Portland Art Museum.The Ganapati murthi was then transported in procession to the homam site. The homam began Ganapati Kavacha puja and the enlivening the tounges of Agni.The homam consisted of chanting of Ganapati upanisad four times accompanied by four rounds of Ganapati japum with four hutis fenced around a Pancha Arvana puja joining Ganapati with Siddha Lakshmi.Ganesha was then carried in procession and received abhishekam with panch amritam.

Nataraja Pratista AnniversaryAugust 1st, 2009

The pratista anniversary included a Rudra abhishekam, a Mrtyujaya homam and a chariot procesion around the block.

Vara Laxshmi VrtamJuly 31st, 2009

In the afternoon we visited the Khamadhenu tree to celebrate the anniversery of her Pratista. The Khamadhenu puja included a homam in the form of chanting of the Yagnaphala stotram. The main section of the evening puja consisted of Abhishekam with 16 times chantitng of the Sri Suktam Laxshmi was also carried around the block in procesion.

Guru PurnimaJuly 6th, 2009

After the preliminary sections of the puja (achmanyam, seat, lamp, bell, etc...) each murthi was uncovered and awakened with arti and the bell. We proceded to do full Ganapati puja, a pancha puja with Sri Suktam chanting for Laxshmi, the Sodasanga Rudra puja for Nataraj fenced with Dakshinamurthi mantra in honor of Guru Purnima followed by Sodasi Upachara puja for the Devi, Rudra Abhishekum and a small homam that ended up not being so small. The homam smoke definitly helped with the transformation of the space (Siva-Sakti Upasana Peetham).

Ganapati EmpowermentMay 10th, 2009

We discused the significance of the ancient energy know to Hindu's as thebeloved, easily approachable, elephant headed god Ganesha. Four distinct types of worship were performed. Ganapati was bathed in panchamaritam, white sesame seeds and grass blades.

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama KumKum Archana PujaApril 5th, 2009

This event included Ganapati Abhishekum and Devi Puja.The highlight of the evening was the chanting of the thousand names of the goddess Namavali where each participant made offerings ofspecially prepared home made kumkum with each nama.

Yoga Mandiram Inaugural PujaMarch 6th, 2009

This event included a Ganapati to create an auspicious begining to the new space, a Sri Suktam abhishekum for prosperity,chanting of the Sri Lalitha Sahashranama and Rudram as well as binding of the 10 directions (digbhandha) to create an aura ofprotection around the space.

Maha SivaratriFebruary 22nd, 2009

A Rudram/Mrtyajaya homam followed by the Ekadasavara Abhishekam which consisted of chanting the rudram 11 times whiles offering abhishekam which a different item for each rudram chanted was held in North Portland spanning the entire night from 6pm-6am in honor of lord Siva.

Khamadhenu Instalation at Mt. TaborJanuary 3rd, 2009

On January 3rd we moved the prana from the Khamadhenu Murthi before returning the statue to it's owner and installed her ina young vibrant wild Oak tree.

Vasanta NavaratriOctober 2008

Navratri has celebrated with Sri Suktam Shodasi Upachara each day accompanied by chanting of the Sri Lalitha Sahasranama.A chariot festival has held for Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati.In additon to the MahaHoma held on Vijayadasami a homam was held for Saraswati and Matangi during the Saraswati portion of the festival. There were 7 homams held on Vijayadasami, one in each chakra! Ganapati Upanishad, Purusha Suktam, Durga Suktam, Sri Suktam, Medha Suktam, Gyatri and culminating in a Sri Lalitha Sahasranam Namavali homam.

Ganesha ChaturthiSeptember 3rd, 2008

A chariot festival and a grand Homam was held in honor of MahaGanapati in South East Portland. Ganapati was adorned with a beautiful garland of marigolds as well as a garland of vegan donuts! 4 rounds of Ganapati Upanishad were chanted with huthis offered with rounds of Ganapati japam between each Upanishad.

Vara Lakshmi VratamAugust 15th, 2008

A special Abhishekam was held at the Yoga Shala of Portland North Williams location in honor of Sri MahaLakshmi Devi with 16 time chanting of the Sri Suktam. In addition a Pratistha ceremony was held enliven Khamadhenu (Wish fulfilling Cow) murthi at the studio.

Nataraja Prana PratisthaAugust 1st 2008 (eclipse)

A 6hr Pratistha ceremony including a homam was held to enliven the Ganesha and Natraja murthis currently living at the Yoga Mandiram of Portland.