FIVE-DAY CHANDI YAGAM COMMENCES IN DHARMAGIRI VEDA PATHASHALA
Tirumala, 18 July 2014: With an aim to become from the evil eyes, curses, obstacles and also be blessed with lasting prosperity and health, the temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) has commenced five-day “Chandi Yagam” at the Yagashala in Dharmagiri Veda Pathashala in Tirumala on Friday and this religious fete will conclude on July 22.
According to Hindu Religious Scriptures, Goddess Chandi is believed to be the deity of primordial energy that is responsible for the creation, sustenance and destruction of this entire universe and by performing Chandi Yagam would facilitate fighting against all odds and bestow long lasting health, wealth and prosperity.
The five-day Chandi Yagam commenced with Ganapathy Puja followed by Modaka Homam (offering kudumulu to Lord Ganapathy), Punyaha Vachanam, Kalasa Sthapana, Chandi Yantra Sthapana and recitation of Durga Sapthasathi slokas for 10thousand times, Mula Mantra recitation for 40thousand times and Chaturveda Seva. While on second day the Durga mantram will be recited for 20thousand times and mula mantram for 30thousand times, on third-day Chandi Mantram for 30thousand times, Mula Mantra Japam for 20thousand times, on fourth-day the chandi mantra will be for 40thousand times and mula mantra for 10thousand times taking the total parayana to one lakh times for both Chandi Mantra and Mula Mantra.
On the final day, the Chandi Yagam will be concluded with Purnahuti. Before that Suhasini Puja, Kanya Puja and Dampathi Puja will also be performed.
Meanwhile about 20 Ritwiks took part in this religious fete and carried out the ceremonial proceedings.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI