Rudra homa is a powerful homa or fire ritual for cleansing the system of all deep-rooted disorders. The homa is performed to invoke the grace of Rudra, one of the many energies of Shiva. Science of Homa is a Vedic ritual which helps us connect to the fire element, one of the five major elements in Nature. BSK was blessed to have started the initiative starting with Rudra Homa.
The Satya Narayana Puja is performed in reverence to the Narayana form of Lord Vishnu. The puja starts by a prayer to Ganesha, Another part of the prayer involves a prayer to the Navagraha's-the nine important celestial beings in the universe, the rest of the puja consists of worship to Satya narayana. BSK celebrated its second months event b performing Sathya Narayana Puja.
Shraddha, meaning intense faith or conviction, is the cornerstone for success in any endeavour, be it in our spiritual or personal path. It enables us to perserve in the face of even the greatest difficulties. The Sraddha suktam, which is part of the Taittiriya Brahmana, underlines the significance of Sraddha and honours it as a goddess.BSK members felt blessed with Shraddha suktha parayana.
To recognize the talent within the community, and provide a platform to upcoming artists, BSK decided to hold every fourth month event as a cultural event, and in lieu of International women's day falling in March, the program was dedicated to the women folk of BSK. Number of well known and rising artists of BSK showcased their Vocal and cultural talents making it a very successful event and group members requesting for more such events.
The Navagraha Homa is performed to remove all obstacles in life and attain 'Ayur, Arogya and Saukhya'(longevity, health and happiness).The Homa is performed after conducting a Navagraha Pooja and nine varieties of flowers, nine cereals (Nava Dhanya),nine vastrams(fabric of different colours),and nine types of Naivedyams are used for the pooja. Each Graha is worshipped with a specific flower. Nine types of Chamatas (twigs)are used. BSK dedicated its fifth month event for Navagraha Homa
Sri Rudram, is a hymn offered to the all pervading Brahman, designated as Rudra-Siva, present in auspicious, benign forms as well as terrible forms which he assumes at the time of the dissolution and the destruction of the cosmos.Rudra is the most sacred means of worshipping Lord Siva.Through the chanting of Sri Rudram, Lord Siva's various attributes and aspects are invoked and worshipped. Chanting the Rudram is considered to be of great benefit. The Rudram chanting can be done with or without the accompaniment of a Vedic yagna ritual.
Sudarshana Homa, is generally performed to accomplish tasks successfully and also for prosperity. Other benefits include removal of negative energies, healing of the body and mind.As part of the our seventh month event, it was decided to conduct Sudarshana homa, which was a huge success.
Having tasted the success of first BSK cultural event, it was time again to conduct another, and this time it was even more a bigger success with several new artists performing at the event, and so far has been one of the most attended events thus far.It was a privilege to be part of the event, with several well known artists performing Veena, Flute, Violin, and Classical Vocal performances.
Aadi month (July Aug) is considered very auspicious for performing religious services. No other activity is taken up during this month. Bhagavati Seva is considered a powerful ritual in praise of Goddess Rajarajeswari. It is very popular in the state of Kerala. It is one of the most visually appealing aradhana. A beautiful rangoli is the centre piece of the pooja on which three lamps are kept in various positions. The middle one is the biggest representing Goddess Rajarajeswari. The other two are for Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati. Bhagavati seva is performed to restore balance in the environment and negate the malefic effect of certain adverse planets and bringing balance and peace in one’s life. BSK has arranged Bhagavati Seva on 14th of August 2016. All are welcome to come and participate with family and witness this rare and beautiful ceremony.
Upakarma means beginning or Arambha and it refers to the ritualistic beginning of learning Veda. Apart from learning Vedas on Upakarma day, Brahmins ritually change their Upanayana thread along with Shrauta rituals.. Those who follow Yajurveda observe the Upakarma on the full moon day during Shravan month i.e. on Shravana Purnima day. Those who follow Rigveda observe the Upakarma on Shravana Nakshatra day in the month of Shravana. Hence the day to observe Upakarma might differ for the followers of Yajurveda and Rigveda..
As we were approaching Nava rathri/Dasara celebrations, it was decided to conduct Nava Chandi Homa dedicated to the Navaratri which essentially recognizes the power of the feminine energy and invokes Ma Durga in various forms. In Chandi Homa Devi Saptasati is recited from Devi Mahatmayam. It is in praise of Goddess Durga who is the mother for all creation. We take refuge under her benevolent form from the trials and travail of life, moving from passion to dispassion, selfishness to selflessness, towards harmonious and happy living, recognizing the divine presence in our lives. The blissful event went on as planned to a perfection, with volunteers spending time to plan the same. As such the event started off on a good note, and we were blessed to have his holiness Paramahamsa Sachindanda Saraswati of Brahmashri Vidya Peet of Hardiwar who graced the occasion. With our local corporate Smt.Shweta Vijayakumar accompanied by Mr.Vijaya Kumar and all our local leaders made the event more lively. With our sabha members attired traditionally and attending in large numbers made the event more auspicious. Followed by Poornahuti, prasada distribution counters were ready to serve the hungry and needy ones. Many Thanks to one and all for making this event a grand success. Visit our facebeook for all the pictures taken during Nava Chandi Homa.
Rudra Homa -Dec 2015
Sathyanarayana Pooja - Jan-2016
Shraddha Sooktha Parayana - Feb 2016
Classical Program - Mar 2016
Navagraha Homa - Apr 2016
Rudra Chanting - May 2016
Sudarshana Homa - Jun 2016
Classical Program - Jul 2016
Bhagavati Seva - Aug 2016
Yajur Upakarma - Aug 2016
Nava Chandi Homa - Oct 2016
First Anniversary Event - Nov 2016
Aham Brahmasmi means Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Our traditions, beliefs and culture decide who we are and how we fit in the whole cosmic puzzle. We at Brahmana Sabha, Kundalahalli envision a society free of bias and prejudices. With a noble intention of restoring our tradition and knowledge and to bring our small community together the Brahmana Sabha, Kundalahalli took its tentative steps six months ago. Since then we have successfully organized Homas and Poojas such as Ganapathy Homam, Rudram chanting, Rudram Abhisekam, Panchangam reading during Ugadi, Vilakku pooja, Lalitha Sahasranamam and Lakshmi Ashtotharam chanting, and Cultural Program by members. It has given an opportunity for our community to interact, make new friends and learn from each other. Free Veda, Sloka and Sanskrit classes are also being conducted. The response of the community members has been overwhelming and has encouraged us to consider formally registering the association as a Trust, Brahmana Sabha (Kundalahalli) Trust (R), so that we can positively contribute towards greater good of the Society in a big way. The core objectives of the Trust are to:
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