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Bay Area Hindu Temple

Sri Maha Rudra Yagna

Three Day Event June 21 / 22 / 23, 2019 at Bay Area Hindu Temple (Part Of Shirdi Sai Darbar)

  • Must Perform Sandhya Vandanam and Gayatri Japam daily. Must do a minimum of 5000 Gayatri Japams before the Maharudram.
  • Learn the required Mantras (Mahanyasam (at least Laghunyasam), Sri Rudram, Chamakam, Purusha Suktam, Durga Suktam and Sadhyojatam) from a Guru and should preferably be able to chant the mantras without the help of a book.
  • Report on Friday June 21st evening (requested); be present from 7 am Saturday till the end of japam; 7am Sunday until the end of all celebrations (8 PM).
  • DO NOT SHAVE on all the 3 days of the event.
  • The dress code for the event will be the traditional Pancha Kachcham with angavastra for married ritwiks and regular dothi with angavastra for bachelors. Deeksha vastram will be provided and the ritwiks should wear only this vastram during the event.
  • Please eat only the food offered to Ritwiks during and at the end of the event
  • Always wash your feet and hands and do Achamana before entering the Yagashala, if you happen to use the restroom or after you eat or drink anything during the event.
  • Guidelines for Pankti-bhojanam
    • Do Maadhyanikam before the Bhojanam.
    • Do not get in to casual attire, till the bhojanam is finished. Do not eat wearing the deeksha vastram. Have a separate set of dhoti/angavastram.
    • Do parisheshanam before starting to eat. Wait for the host to offer teertham before eating.
    • After completing the bhojanam, don't get up immediately. The host may offer teertham to conclude; if not, you yourself can take teertham and then proceed to wash.

Note : This is not strictly enforced, but nice to see the rules followed.

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