Why participate in Homas & Sankalpa?

Navratri is the festival of nine nights where we celebrate the divine feminine power by soaking in Vedic homas and chants. These ancient chants nullify misery, sorrow, and pain while purifying the atmosphere and ushering in peace, providing solace, and healing the body and mind. Attending these homas is very beneficial, and taking a sankalpa makes them more powerful.

Sankalpa, or the act of having a good intention, works well when we identify the intention and surrender it to the Divine. Sunlight is present everywhere, but with a magnifying glass, it creates fire. Similarly, sankalpa is like a magnifying glass for all your intentions.

Choose from the Sankalpa and Homa webcast options given below and participate in the celebrations from the comfort of your home.

See the Navratri celebration schedule.

Note:

  • Prasadam will be not be provided in-person or via post for any Sankalpa or Homa webcast registration.
  • Registrations made for Sankalpa and Homa on this website are valid only for online viewing, and will not be valid for entry into the Sankalpa area at the Bangalore Ashram.
  • Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The Sankalpa webcast registration gives you access only to the Sankalpa video and does not include the Homa webcast. Similarly, the Homa webcast package gives you access to the Homa alone and does not include the Sankalpa webcast. Kindly choose the right webcast package as per your need.
  • Registration for Sankalpas will close 12 hours before the commencement of the webcast.

Schedule

Rudrabhishekam

10 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

11 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

12 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

13 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

14 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Maha Ganapati Homa, Navgraha Homa

15 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Maha Rudra Homa

16 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

Maha Sudarshan Homa

16 th Oct, 2018

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Nava Chandi Homa

17 th Oct, 2018

09:10 AM IST onwards

Satsang

17 th Oct, 2018

06:35 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Rishi Homa

18 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

Satsang

18 th Oct, 2018

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

19 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

Vijayadasami Pooja, Satsang

19 th Oct, 2018

06:00 PM IST onwards

Online Sankalpa

Webcast

Schedule

10 th to 14 th Oct, 2018

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam

15 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Maha Ganapati Homa, Navgraha Homa

Satsang

16 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

05:30 PM IST onwards

Maha Rudra Homa

Maha Sudarshan Homa

17 th Oct, 2018

09:30 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Nava Chandi Homa

Satsang

18 th Oct, 2018

010:00 AM IST onwards

07:00 PM IST onwards

Rishi Homa

Satsang

19 th Oct, 2018

10:00 AM IST onwards

06:00 PM IST onwards

Rudrabhishekam, Vijayadasami Pooja

Satsang

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Navratri?

A: Navratri is a festival that celebrates the divine feminine spirit. Nava means nine, and Ratri means night. So, Navratri is literally the festival of nine nights.

Q: How is Navratri celebrated at the Bangalore Ashram?

A: Navratri is celebrated by conducting ancient Homas (Vedic rituals) and Poojas all through the nine days. The celebrations also include blissful meditations, and music and dance performances.

Q: What are the benefits of participating in the Homas and Poojas conducted during Navratri?

A: The Poojas and Homas conducted during these nine nights deeply purify your mind and body by ushering in good health, unshakable faith, awakened intellect, heightened consciousness, strength, valor, longlife, wealth and much more.

Q: I don’t understand the meaning of the chants that are recited in the Homas. Can I still be a part of the celebrations?

A: Yes. Chanting the ancient Mantras or even listening to them has a transformative effect of calming the mind and purifying the spirit. So, even if you don’t understand what’s being recited, attending the Homas will benefit you immensely.

Q: Does attending the online Homas have the same effect as the on-ground celebration?

A: Yes. Listening to the mantras chanted during the Homas positively impacts your body and mind, and they are beneficial irrespective of where you attend them from.

Q: What Homas are conducted during Navratri and what are their benefits?

A: There following six Homas are conducted during Navratri:

Maha Ganapathi Homa: The rituals begin with an offering to Ganesha, the Lord of auspiciousness. Maha Ganapathi Homa is symbolic of removing the obstacles before initiating any new venture.

Navgraha Homa: Performed to appease the nine planets which influence the various spheres of our lives, this Homa also nullifies the negative impact created by the Navgrahas.

Maha Rudra Homa: One of the most ancient Homas, the Rudra manifestation of Lord Shiva is honored in this Homa. It is done for overall prosperity, health, happiness, and removal of obstructions.

Maha Sudarshan Homa: Offered to Lord Sudarshan, this Homa signifies the removal of ignorance and illumination of a new life enriched with knowledge. It bestows clarity and helps remove blocks in mind.

Nava Chandi Homa: The eighth day, or Ashtami, marks the pinnacle of all Homas of Navratri. The Nava Chandi Homa helps in overcoming obstacles in life, and ushers in positivity and happiness.

Rishi Homa: Offered to all enlightened masters who have walked on this planet, participating in the Rishi Homa eases your journey on the path of spirituality.

Q: What is Sankalpa? Why should I take one?

A: Sankalpa means intention. All the work in our life gets done through Sankalpa. Even the smallest act, such as moving the arm, begins with a Sankalpa in mind. When the mind is peaceful and rested, our Sankalpa is powerful.

Meditation and chanting during Navratri increase the power of your Sankalpa. The mantras chanted during the Homas, the most ancient and sacred ceremony in the Vedic tradition, will help make the Sankalpa manifest. Just as sunlight is present everywhere, when focused with a magnifying glass it creates fire, Sankalpa is like a magnifying glass to manifest the intention.

Q: Which Sankalpa should I register for?

A: You can register for any Sankalpa of your choice.

Q: Do I get access to the webcast as well when I register for a Sankalpa?

A: If you register for a Sankalpa, you only gain access to the Sankalpa webcast and not the Homa webcast.

Q: Can I register for online Sankalpa and attend it in-person at Bangalore Ashram?

A: No. The online Sankalpa is valid only for online viewing and cannot be used to attend the on-ground Sankalpa.

Q: Am I entitled to receive prasadam from the Homa if I register for the online Sankalpa?

A: No. The prasadam is handed in-person to on-ground participants. However, online viewers do not get any prasadam.

Q: I live in a different time zone and can’t attend the live Homas. Can I watch the Sankalpa/webcast at a time convenient for me?

A: Yes. You can take the Sankalpa or watch the webcast at a time of your convenience. The recorded videos of the Homas and Sankalpa will be available for unlimited viewing till Nov. 20th.

Q. What is the minimum internet speed to watch the webcast?

A. A stable internet connection of 2 mbps or more is recommended for a seamless experience. You can check your internet speed by visiting
www.speedtest.net

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