Yajna is an act of human welfare and personal redemption. Any noble deed performed together for the good of mankind is Yajna.
Since Krita Yuga, each age has been marked with Yajnas and rituals. With the beginning of Kali Yuga, the darkness of Kalipurusha has engulfed man with only 25% dharma existing. Hence, Sanatana Dharma lays great emphasis on the performance of Yajna not only to appease and control the forces of nature, but also to channelize one’s own positive energetic aura to help attain peace and success. But, today’s modern man has forgotten the custom of appeasing Mother Nature to whom he owes his very existence. He is mercilessly deforesting the lush greenary, tearing apart nature’s bosom and is greedily encroaching upon more than he should do. He is not only disturbing the eco balance inviting natural calamities, but is also falling a prey to Kali dosh, the effects of which is already rampant in every household.
The various afflictions caused by wrong deeds or harm done knowingly or unknowingly in earlier births either in a particular place, or to a tiny insect or worm, bird or animal, fellow-men or ‘panch mahabhutas’ has thus a negative influence in our present day world. In addition, we make our day to day life more miserable by doing wrong deeds enticed by Kali dosh.
Just as every man gets his admission and egress card along with his birth, even so he carries his history card containing the negative effects of his previous deeds or Karma Dosha. These doshas are either due to ‘nakshatra dosha’ (time of birth), ‘navagraha dosh’ (planetary influence in life), ‘sthaan dosh’, (a place that weakens one’s growth in life), ‘vaastu dosh’ that plays havoc in the house or office and various other afflictions which brings in animosities towards one another, restrained relationships, ill-fame, ill-health, financial losses, obstacles in endeavours, so on and so forth.
In order to help mitigate the countless sufferings of the people at large, Sai Geetha Ashram organises the Sarva Dosha Nivarana Maha Yajna. The most profound and sublime yajna, the first of its kind in the world started by H.H. Sadguru Sri Sri Sri Sai Kumar Babaji, performed annually since 45 years on the last Sunday of December at Sai Geetha Ashram, Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The core programme of this special event is the mass congregation of devotees coming from all walks of life who offer en masse prayers and break coconuts all at a predestinated time, saturating mother earth with pure coconut water. Praying together unleashes tremendous power enough to make the Divine leave His heavenly abode and descend on earth to shower His Grace. The breaking of the coconut is the most significant and purest form of offering in any occasion, ritual or festival. It symbolises the shattering of cosmic negative forces and afflictions and receiving in abundance the ethereal benevolence of the Divine.
This yajna is not only for individual benefit but also for universal peace and harmony.
‘ Loka samastha sukhino bhavantu’ If we and all creatures are to be happy in this world, we must obtain the blessings of the deities who govern the cosmic forces. So, why not we come forward, together and invoke His blessings.
28th December Last Sunday