This is another long email but important though. Please read….
As we all know Periyava had emphasized the need for sandhyanavandhanam and gayathri japam enough. Here is a link to an article on this. For all of us who go to work/school etc, Periyava had asked us to do sahara gayathri on Sundays. I am sure many of us had attempted to do this at some point and then ended it as we did not have the necessary motivation etc. I am sure there are lots of individuals who have been successfully doing this for a long time – I do know several of them – some do nithya sahasra gayathri too!
Mid-last year, based on Hari Ramasubbu’s suggestion, we started a group here in US (folks from Chicago, Dallas and few other cities) – totally 10 – 15 of us including few young boys to do sunday sahasra gayathri japam and track the progress and motivate each other. This has been going on well…For the first time japam, we gathered here in a temple and got this started through a sastrigal. From next Sunday onwards, we have been doing in our houses. We created a spreadsheet in google drive and requested the folks to update it as and when they finish each week. This helps to track, motivate others if they are slipping etc.
During this India trip, I went and requested HH Pudhu Periyava for His anugraham and a video anugrahabashan but He preferred to bless and not the video as He was not feeling well. I was unable to talk to HH Bala Periyava. After my return, I had someone to request Him again – He is going to give an exclusive video talk on this. I was delaying this post to get it. Since it is getting delayed a lot, I decided to post this now so that we can have more people to start this at the earliest. I will remind my Chennai contacts to approach Periyava again for video.
At all times, please avoid chanting while driving, walking, running etc – let us give respect to veda matha by not doing that….Let us create the time and do it peacefully. I have given the steps to be followed for this japam.
I suggest all of you to form a small group of 10-15 members (easier to manage) among your friends/families. Create a spreadsheet/group in google and get it started….If you are local to Chennai, all of you can go to Kanchipuram, do the first sahasra gayathri in front of the adishtanam and get blessings from HH Pudhu Periyava and Bala Periyava – there is nothing to beat the advantage of being local.
With Periyava’s blessings, this yegnam will last forever….Nothing other than doing these yegnas can make Periyava happy… It isn’t enough to call ourselves Periyava devotees alone – we need to follow His advices – let us start here!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!
Sahara Gayathri Manthra Japa – Pryogam (steps)
- Finish morning Sandhi on sunday
- To get ready for Sahasra Gayathri, if needed take a bio break and wash your feet and hands after that.
- Pranayamam – Ombuhu …
- Sankalpam, just like regular Sandhi Sankalpam except the sahasram part.
- Mamopatha Samastha …. Sahasra Gayathri Mahamanthra Japam Karishye…
- No need to check Panchanga thithi , nakshathra etc since this is a regular sankalpam
- Pranava Nyasam
- Pranavasya Rishi Brahma …..
- Bhooradee Sapta Vyahrutheenam….
- Ombuhu atleast 3 times to 10 times.
- Gayathri Avahanam
- Ayathu ithi Anuvakasya …
- Ayathu Varada Devi….
- DO Sahasra Gayathri
- Gayathri Upasthanam
- Uthame Shikhare Devi ….
- Kayena Vacha …
- Raksha –
- Adhyano ….