Day 7:21 pm
This year, Sri Vidya Havan was celebrated in Ramanashram with great pomp and splendour. The Sri Chakra inside the Mathra Bhutheswara temple which was installed and consecrated by Sri Bhagavan himself is thus re-energised. During the Havan, Saraswathi the goddess of knowledge is invoked and worshipped with rituals and chanting according to ancient vedic doctrines. Towards the culmination, Silk saris, gold ornaments, money, coconuts and lotus flowers are offered into the sacrificial fire.
The fires of the homam then leap up with greater vigour and one can almost see the divine mother dancing out of the flames and blessing all the devotees with her power. There is a tremendous wave of energy which arises around and one is well rewarded for having braved the summer heat and partaken in this hot and firey event. The many kalasams of holy water which are consecrated during the homam are then taken into the shrine through an elaborate procession and later abhishekam is performed on the Sri Chakra and the deities inside the sanctum sanctorum with these waters.
You can play the video clip below to see a short excerpt from the Havan. All the photos are displayed here at Arunachala-live photo gallery