TIRUMALA, JUNE 30:  The six-day Chaturmasesthi Yagam has commenced in Dharmagiri Vedapathashala at Tirumala on Monday. TTD EO Sri MG Gopal took part in this ceremonial Havan which is aimed for world peace and prosperity.

The Yagam commenced with Maha Ganapathi Homam, followed by Maha Sankalpam and Gopuja. After the ceremony, speaking on this occasion, the TTD EO said, this six day yagam will conclude on July 5. “We have performed six-day Kareeristhi-Varunajapa-Parjanya Shanti yagam during last week which yielded fruitful results in the form of good rain on Sunday. These rains have not only proved the power of Vedic Karmas but also instilled great amount of confidence among us to take up more such rituals for the benefit of entire society”, he added.

Later elaborating on the Yagam, the Principal of Dharmagiri Veda Pathashala, Sri KSS Avadhani said, this Yagam is performed in the auspicious time of Uttarayana with Veda, Shrouta and Smartha pundits. Thirteen “Isthis” are performed in these six days period. The hymns recited basically are from Krishna Yajurveda and performed in four Parvas.

On June 30 and July 1st the rituals are performed as per the norms of “Vaishva Deva Parva” which includes Ganapathi Puja, Maha Sankalpam, Agnihotram, Avarambhaniyesthi. These are usually performed to appease all the three crore deities mentioned in Hindu mythology. On July 2, the hymns in “Praghaasa Parvam” are recited to appease the Rain God to bestow his blessings on the entire living beings. Recitation of these hymns protects us from “Jala Gandam”(death due to water calamities). The same day Avabridhesthi is performed.

While on July 3, the rituals from “Saakhamedhiya Parva” are observed which will sanctify the sinful souls of human beings and make them pious. In this Aneennvadheesthi, Sthanapanesthi, Grihamedhiyesthi are performed. On July 4, Kreedesthi, Maha Havissu, Maha Pitru Yagnam, Tryambakesthi, Aditvesthi parayana will be performed. On July 4 the vedic hymns mentioned in the fourth and last, “Sunasareeya Parvam” will be recited which will free the people from earthly pleasures so that they will get the salvation in an easy manner.

TTD Agama Advisor Sri Sundaravadanacharyulu, vedic scholars, vedic students were also present.