Maha Mrityunjaya Homam for Protection from the Corona Virus
People around the world are frightened by the increasing spread of the coronavirus. Modern medicine has yet to find a cure for this condition and so doctors and government authorities in many countries are recommending quarantines and placing restrictions on travel. Universities and athletic organizations are canceling events, and many people are in a state of panic.
Vedic wisdom teaches that pandemics that affect large groups of people are caused by the karmas of society. They originate from the agitated consciousness of society as a whole. Groups of people praying or meditating together help a great deal to calm the collective consciousness and avert such pandemics. The Vedic Sages created a system of fire worship called Yajnam to empower people's efforts to purify the atmosphere and human consciousness.
We are conducting a series of Maha Mrityunjaya Yajnams along with the offering of 108 sacred Ayurvedic herbs into the sacred fire: to Pray for Protection for all Humanity from the Coronavirus, to Purify the Atmosphere and Destroy Harmful Pathogens, to Resolve the Karmas of People which have given rise to this Situation, to Calm Peoples' Minds and Help Restore Peace in Society, to Generate Healing Energy for Recovery for those affected by the Disease, to Pray for the Souls of those who have Perished from the Virus, and to Pray for Health, Peace and Prosperity for All Living Beings.
As of April 1st, 2020, we are no longer offering 108 herbs but are continuing regular Mrityunajaya and other Homams and teachings for the benefit of the world in this challenging time. The offering of the 108 herbs requires the assistance of quite a few people. Virginia has recently enacted a "stay at home" order making it illegal to go out for any non-essential purpose. We think that this restriction is wise on the part of government officials and have changed the ways we our making offerings here to honor this order. As a result we for now will also no longer be able to mail ash or other items blessed in the ceremonies to our sponsors. We are posting regularly on facebook teachings and videos of the ceremonies so that people can participate from home. To bring the blessings of the ceremonies into your home, light a ghee or oil lamp or candle as you watch the videos of the ceremonies on facebook and pray with us for healing.
Sponsor the Event to be Included Specifically in our Prayers
Though we are no longer able due to stay at home orders from local government officials to send ash or other items blessing in our ceremonies to our sponsors, we are continuing yajnam rituals for the benefit of Sarva Jana (all people). We need people to sponsor the ceremonies to help us afford ghee and herbs. Sponsors names will be included specifically in our prayers.
Please include your name and those of family members you would like us to specifically mention in our sankalpa. If you know the gotra and nakshatras, please send this information as well. Thanks for helping us continue this important work. May peace and health increase throughout all the world.