Monday, September 6, 2010

Initial vastu / boomi puja done on the project site!!!

It was Aug 22 2010 (Sunday). Heavy rains were forecasted in the entire state of Tamil Nadu during that day as well as the next 2 days owing to a formation of a low pressure area in Bay of Bengal. True to the forecast, it was raining very heavily on that day since morning without any stops.

Aug 22 was also a very auspicious day. It was the first muhurat day in the Tamil month of Avani after one full dry month of Aadi that is considered as inauspicious. It was also a 'vastu day' - a day in which it is very strongly believed that vastu wakes up by opening his eyes and Vastu is strongly associated with that of any land property. Taking into account all these, it was decided that the initial bhoomi puja for this auspicious project also should be done on that day.

Owing to the heavy rains, the start from Chennai that was scheduled for around 12:00PM got delayed by more than an hour. Also the travel time increased and the convoy of vehicles reached the site only at around 3:30PM. We quickly assembled and started the pooja since the auspicious time was only till around 4:30PM that day.

Some of the photos that were taken during the time have been captured here:

The whole event took less than an hour and it was continuously raining till the end of the event as well as when we started back from that place. We took this sign as a positive sign where the heavens have opened up completely to offer their blessings on this auspicious project.

A small aside: We might be knowing that a famous Raghavendra mrithika brindavanam in a small village called Iraya mangalam (near to Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu). During the initial bhoomi puja for that site that was done by the previous HH of the Mantralayam Mutt, people had to experience a very strong cyclonic wind that even brought down completely the shamiana arrangements that were made in the site. HH announced that this is an approval and indication from Vayu itself that HE is blessing this project.

Similarly, one strong Rayar devotee, remarked in this site that the complete downpour of rains is symbolic of a similar such blessings for this project. While it was heavily windy in Iraya mangalam at the start of the project there, it was completely raining in Namandi village (the site of this project)

Now with HIS blessings and grace, the construction work should start off in right earnest. We request all devotees to contribute their might in kind or money to make this project a complete reality.

Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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