Maha Poornahuthi was offered into the sacred fire-pit in the Poornachandra Auditorium this morning marking the grand culmination of the week-long Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna in Prasanthi Nilayam.
In the Poornachandra Auditorium, this morning's rituals began at 0645 hrs. Bhajans continued for half-an-hour from 09 00 hrs.
The Ritwiks collected the Poornahuti Samagri (paraphernalia related to the final function) and proceeded to the Venue at Poorna chandra Auditorium. Setting the stage for the grand finale, the procession of Priests carrying the Dhaarini (a large silver spoon for feeding Ghee to the Yajna fire) entered the Yajna Vedhi at 0930 hrs preceded by Veda chanting and Nadaswaram.
With a packed audience watching the proceedings, with “The Yajna Purusha-Bhagawan”presiding over in His omnipresent form, the Maha Poornahuthi was offered into the sacred fire-pit at 0940 hrs. Subsequently, ghee was added into the sacred fire, streaming through the silver spoon enhancing the flames. Vigorous Veda chanting and other rituals continued for another half-an-hour before the culmination. This blessed venue had for many years adorned the beautiful Divine Form of The Yajna Purusha, clad in burning red, presiding over the function on many such Vijaya Dasami occasions over the past over three decades.
Devoted assembly got an additional whiff of grace; even as bhajans started, priests along with Vedam students dispersed into many groups sprinkling the 'sanctified water' from the Yajna upon the blessed confluence.
Mangala Arathi was offered at 1030 hrs marking the end of the proceedings.
Reverberating vibrant chanting that echoed in the Prasanthi precincts prevailed on, subtly enhancing the spirit, bringing His mighty Will into effect... Peace for all... Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu.
Holy Vijaya Dasami's Godliness has a rare tale of enhanced sanctity as this was the very day Shirdi BABA chose for His 'Seemolanghan' (withdrawal of His earthly Avataric form).