Saturday, 15 April 2006

"Srikrishna Kalachakram", a unique combination of 41 different Yagas

By Syed Akbar
Hyderabad, April 15: A Swamiji from Bhimavaram in West Godavari district has set a record by holding the first-ever "Srikrishna Kalachakram", a unique combination of 41 different Yagas, to invoke peace and love on the human planet.
Sri Krishna Jyothi Swaroopananda Swamiji, chief of Sri Krishna Peetham in Bhimavaram, performed Srikrishna Kalachakram for eight days from April 7. The religious event concluded on Sunday with the breaking of "Dahi-Handi" (pot containing curd) and "Maha Poornahuti".
"This is the first time that Srikrishna Kalachakram is performed in modern times in the country. We have references to this ritual in ancient Hindu texts but people have long forgotten it. We have revived the age-old tradition symbolising the Kalachakra or the discus of time. In general Yagas, only one deity is propitiated. But in Srikrishna Kalachakra, we have included as many as 41 yagas, propitiating a number of deities," the Swamiji told this correspondent.
The Swamiji, who set up the ashram at Bhimavaram four years ago, has been performing "Chaturveda Yagas" propitiating the four Vedas wherever he delivered his discourses. "I do not see any difference between Adwaitam (monotheism) and Dwaitam (dualism) of the Almighty. I also do not differentiate between Shaivism and Vaishnavism. Srikrishna Kalachakra stands for love, affection and peace," he pointed out.
As many as 50 Vedic pandits participated in the Yagas. The highlight of the week-long event was a combination of Sri Krishna Bhagavata Homam (devoted to Sri Krishna), Dasavatara Homam (10 incarnations), Sri Venkateswara Homam (to propitiate Lord Venkateswara), Siva Homam, Satachandi Yagam, Maharudra Yagam, Sudarshana Yagam, Sri Lakshminarayana Yagam and Souranarayana Yagam (solar system) among others.

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