Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Sri HH Periyava had asked Smt. Mahalakshmi Mami to ensure that the Mahodhaya Punniya Kaka Mahatmiyam is known to everyone and asked her to spread the message to all devotees. Please see the details below on what the dhanams/tharpanams be done on this significant occasion and plan accordingly. Rama Rama
Mahodaya Maha Punniya Kaalam falls on 4th February 2019 (Thai month 20 Monday)
Elaborated arrangements are made at Vedaranyam. Brahmin Food, Veda Pandit etc etc and also for doing Tharpanam shradham dhanam etc. For doing tharpanam etc contact Swathish Ganapadigal Cell. 8072892359. All are requested to come to Vedaranyam and get the benefit.
HH. Sri Periyava gave message on 11th January 2019 on Mahodhaya Punniya kalam – Click following link to listen
Significance of Mahodaya Maha Punniya Kalam
Our Motherland Bharatha Desam has a very proud heritage and culture. It has a lot of ancient temples, sadgurus, divya desams, and holy rivers. Every place here in this nation has rich spiritual significance where by people visit these Kshethrams, worship the Devathas, attain both material and spiritual benefits all the way till Moksha. We have seen and heard many of them in our own experiences.
The Vedas, Puranas, and all our ancient scriptures emphasize the importance of holy rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi, Godhavari, Krishnaveni, Tungabadhra which has their own unique spiritual significance, has the power to gives us the immense punnya (meritorious deed), destroys our sins, cure our diseases, and ailing’s. We need to take bath in those sacred rivers and try to attain all the benefits and moksham.
There are many auspicious times. Out of those, ‘Arthodhaya Punniya Kaalam’ and ‘Mahodhaya Punniya Kaalam’ is a very rare happening and come once every several decades.
‘Mahodhaya Maha Punniya Kalam’ is a very rare happening and is considered an extremely auspicious day. It occurs this coming 20th Thai Amavasya, Manmadha Varusham (Feb. 4, 2019). ‘Mahodhaya Punniya Kaalam’ is a day when the following attributes align together in a single day:
Yogam Vyathi Patham
Vaaram Soma (Monday)
The alignment of these above attributes is a very rare phenomenon. If the same set of attributes align on Sunday (Vaaram) it is called ‘Arthodhaya Maha Punniya Kalam’.
During this auspicious time, one needs to do Snanam, Shradham, Dhanam, Tharpanam, Puja, and Vratham. Whoever takes bath in holy rivers during ‘Mahodhaya Punniya Kalam’ won’t have Garba Vasam (birth through uterus), Brahmahathi Dosham will be destroyed, gets rid of all sins, acquire wealth, will attain Indira Lokham as well as Mukthi.
One who offers ‘Pindam’ even of the size of a mustard to ancestors on this day will be peaceful and content till Surya and Chandra are there. Offering ‘Pindam’ (equivalent to ‘Vanni’ leaf) to Pithrus (ancestors) with Bhakthi and Shraddha will get rid of their sins, go to heaven and then proceed to Moksham.
One is called a ‘Sath Pathram’ if he observes Aachaaram, Thapas, Vedam, listening to Vedanta, Siva Puja, doing upanyasam on Puranas. We have to go above and beyond and give dhanam to people (Sath Pathram) with this quality. If we cannot find any Sath Pathram’s at that time we need to think about him in our minds, give our offerings through our mind and then physically offer those on a later date. One who does Snanam at this time will get rid of sins including thanks giving. One who does Snanam at this time will pierce through the Surya Mandalam and reach Brahma Lokham. We need to give Arghiyam (Water Oblation) at this time. Chant the sloka below and give Arghiyam:
“Dhiwakaraa Namaste Asthu Tejoraathe Jagadpadhe |
Athri Gothra Samuthpanna Lakshmi Devyaaha Sagodhara Argam Grahanaa Bhavannu Sudha Kumbha Namasthuthe
Vidhir Paadha Mahaa Yoginnu Mahaa Paadhaha Naadhasanaa Sahasthra Baaho Sarvaathmannu Irahanaagyam Namasthuthe
Thithi Nakshathira Vaaranam Adhishaa Parameswaraa Maasa Roopa Grahaa Naagyam Kaala Roopa Namasthuthe”
Offer food to fourteen (14) people and give Gho Matha (cow), Gruham (house) as Dhanam, based on what one can afford. There are few slokas for doing this as well:
“Nakshathraanaam Athipadhe Devaanaam Amruthapradhaa Thraagimaam Rogini Gaantha Kalaakesha Namasthuthe Dheena Naadha Jagan Naadha Kala Naadha Kirupaakara Thothipaadha Padma Yugale Bhakthi Rasthu Asalaanama Vyathipaadha Namasthe Asthu Soma Suriya Agni Sannibha Yathigaanathy Grutham Kinjithu Thadhu Akshayam Ihaasthume Arthinaam Kalpa Vrukesi Vaasudeva Janaardhanaa Maasalar Ruthu Ayana Kaalesaa Paabam Samayaa Mehare Sravarkeshu Jagannadha Jennarkkeshaa Thavaa Kosavaa Yanmaya Thattham Arthipyahaa Thatharkishyam Igaasthume”
Pray for Dhana Balam and then do Shradham and Tharpanam. All the above said Dhanams will yield rich dividends. Doing Snaanam in holy places such as Rameswaram will give us Maha Punniyam. Listening to this narration itself will get rid of our deadly sins.
Doing Snanams (head bath) in ‘Vedhanadhi’ also called as ‘Sannidhi Kadal’,
in Vedaranyama Vedapureeswarar temple theertham inside the temple is called as ‘Manikarnikai Theertham’, ‘Rudrakodi Kadal Theertham’ located in the south bottom of the temple, and ‘Aadthi Sethu Kadal Theertham’ are considered very auspicious.
Doing Dhanams and Tharpanams in ‘Dhanushkoti’ is equal to living in the following Punniya Kshethrams for a year; Madhyarjunam, Kumbakonam, Mayiladudhurai, Vedaraynam, Chidambaram, Naimisaranyam, Sri Sailam, Sri Rangam, Vrudhachalam, Tirumalai, Kanchipuram, Vaideeswaran Kovil, Dakshina Kailasam. It reaps crores of benefits compared to what one accrues normally.
Any Punniya Karmas (Meritorious Deed) done on this day will result in billion times benefit. For example, doing a Gho Dhanam on this day is equivalent to doing crore Gho Dhanams.
Sath Karmas & Dhanams to be done on this day & Benefits:
Dhanams to Sath Pathrams (Good Vedic Scholars), will accrue crore times the benefit.
1. Gho Dhanam – Equivalent to doing crore Gho Dhanams than a normal day.
2. Bhoo Dhanam – Same as above.
3. Gruha Dhanam with groceries for one year – Attains Vaikuntam.
4. Sethu Snanam (Rameswaram) on this day will ensure there is no Garbavasam (re-birth) and will attain
5. Doing Dhanams in Dhanushkoti is equal to living in the following Punniya Kshethrams for a year;
Madhyarjunam, Kumbakonam, Mayiladudhurai, Vedaraynam, Chidambaram, Naimisaranyam, Sri Sailam,
Sri Rangam, Vrudhachalam, Tirumalai, Kanchipuram, Vaideeswaran Kovil, Dakshina Kailasam. Good
Children are born.
6. Koti Janma Sins including Pancha Maha Pabhams (Sins) are destroyed.
7. Doing Dhanams will give 1000 Aswamedha Yaja benefits.
8. Pithru Tharpanams done on this day is equivalent to doing crore times and help Pithrus attain Mukthi.
9. Donate Panagam, Payasam, Banana Items, Chandanam, Umbrella, Jackfruit,
Padhuka, Pathram, and Pushpam. This will give us the benefit of doing many Soma Yagnam’s.
10. Dhanam’s done in Dhanushkodi is considered very auspicious.
11. Doing Vishnu, Siva Puja’s on this day chanting Purusha Suktham, Sri Rudram, Chamakam respectively
and do abishekams. Saturn and Sevvai (Angaraga) doshams will be cleared and will not recur.
The above said is mentioned in Skanda Maha Puranam, Sethu Mahathmiyam, Brahma Kandam, 52nd Adhyaayam in detail for more than 100 Slokas.
-By Brahmashri. R. Sundararama Vaajapeyaaji Dikshitar
What can folks in the US do for this holy day?
If you do any Nama japam, doing during this time is supposed to have great benefits. I intend to do my japam and my Nithya puja during this time.
Thank you so much Sri Sai Srinivasan for this very informative article. Namaskaram anekam.
What about Gayatri Japam performed on this day?
Will one Gayatri be equal to 1 Crore Gayatri? In that case my Gayatri on this day must be equal to
15,000,000,000 Gayatri. A mind-boggling number!
[Normally I perform nearly 1500 Gayatri everyday — earlier it was 2000+]
Please check with Shri Swathish Ganapadigal Cell. 8072892359. I had given his number in the above post as well. Rama Rama