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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

March 12, 2015

Athi Rudra Maha Yagna at Brindavan 


ATHI RUDRA MAHA YAGNA is considered as the highest form of worship to Lord SHIVA, the very source of cosmic energy for the entire creation.   His Divine form encompasses and extends far beyond all known and unknown galaxies and universes. Lord Siva is worshipped traditionally in the form of Linga – resembling the replica of Brahmanda. Abhisheka is the ritual dearest to His heart. This Maha Yagna is being performed for Loka Kalyana and good of all mankind as well as to ensure universal peace and prosperity. It is, indeed, our good fortune that such a grand Vedic ritual is being performed in a selfless manner in the Divine Presence of Bhagawan, the very embodiment of Siva-Sakti form of Absolute Cosmic Energy in its entirety.


The First Athi Rudra Maha Yagna was conducted in Prasanthi Nilayam in the year 2006 and second one at Chennai during 2007.  


On the most auspicious occasion of the 90th year of the advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the third sacred Athi Rudra Maha Yagna has been conducted from 01 03 2015 till 12 03 2015 at Brindavan Ashram, Kadugodi, Bengaluru. 


The first session of Athi Rudra Maha Yagna at Brindavan, Whitefield, Bengaluru, began on 01 03 2015 at 0900 hrs with chanting of Vedic hymns in Trayee Mandir by 121 Rithwiks, who were designated to perform this Yagna, with Sri Nanjunda Dixit, as the Head Priest.


The routine Rituals of Panchamirtha Abishekam, Rudra Homa, Rudra Abhishekam, Rudra Parayanams etc., were performed for the last 11 days in the morning sessions.  In the Evening sessions, Eminent and Learned Speakers gave Speeches and Musical programs by the proficient musicians with their groups, were rendered.


On 12 03 2015, Holy Thursday, during the pre-Lunch session, in a manner most befitting to the last ten days, the Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam concluded with the Maha Poornahuti,  as thousands of devotees watched and chanted Rudram for world peace at Brindavan, Whitefield.


In the evening session, Members of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri Naganand and Sri R J Rathnakar have addressed the gathering and thanked wholeheartedly the team of Rithwiks for their dedicated participation.  Sri Rathnakar conveyed a message of SAI that LOVE IS GOD AND GOD IS LOVE.


Sri Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Mahotsavam was performed.


With the Divine Discourse by Bhagawan Baba, that was aired through the Public Address System and the Maha Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan, the 11 days magnificent Spiritual exercise of worship to SAI TRAYEESWARA LINGAM, culminated successfully,  at Brindavan, Bengaluru this evening.




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Jai Sai Ram!