How to Sponsor a Festival at Manidweepa Mahasamsthana
Please check the schedule below to find out when homas or pujas will be performed in India. To learn more about the specific ceremonies and become a sponsor please click on the links below. For questions regarding homa and puja sponsorship and prasadam, please contact us using the form below.
Upon the completion of the ceremony you will receive the blessed prasadam from your sponsored homa or puja in the mail for Festival sponsorship. If prasadam is mailed overseas from India, it may take a few weeks. Please be sure to provide an accurate mailing address. Please note that prasadam packets at times do not make it through customs and also do get lost in international mail sometimes. Nevertheless, please rest assured that sankalpa and the puja is done on your behalf.
All of the ceremonies have been selected by Amma for their uniquely protective, purifying, and uplifting vibrations, so that all who attend or sponsor the ceremonies will receive tremendous blessings.
2014 Schedule of Festivals
– Homas, Pujas & Abhishekams –
This is the one night of the year when the full grace of Lord Shiva showers down on the Earth. Next to Navaratri, this is the most powerful night of the year for healing any physical or mental disturbances, purifying one's inner self, and attaining the grace of Lord Shiva for profoundly powerful meditations. Sri Rudra Homa destroys all negative astrological influences and purifies every kind of karma. Ekadasavara Sri Rudra Abhishekam grants the full grace of Lord Shiva, as well as true wealth, wisdom, peace, inner prosperity, virtue and valour.
Date: FEBRUARY 27
Sponsor Homa $108
Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (beginning): "the beginning of a new age." Ugadi marks the first day of the new year in certain parts of India, and marks an important astronomical event.
Date: MARCH 31
Sponsor Navagraha Homa & Chandi Homa $108
Sri Rama Navami
Festival Celebrating Sri Rama's Birth
Date: APRIL 8
Day of Lasting Achievements
Date: MAY 2
Full Moon to receive Guru's Grace
Date: JULY 13
Sponsor Amma Paduka Puja $108
Vara Lakshmi Vratham
A sacred vow and practice in honor of Sri Vara Lakshmi, who grants her beloved children every auspicious boon.
Date: AUGUST 8
Sponsor Maha Lakshmi Homa $108
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
A festival in Honor of Sri Krishna's birth.
Date: AUGUST 17
Sponsor Krishna Shaligramas Puja $108
Lord Sri Ganesha is the embodiment of the all-pervading universal energy. Worshiping Sri Ganesha on this auspicious day will remove all obstacles and bestow the devotee with happiness and prosperity.
Date: AUGUST 8
Sponsor Ganesha Chaturthi Homa $108
This is the most auspicious time of the entire year, and worship of Divine Mother brings the most powerful blessings during this sacred period. Mother grants every kind of abundance, wealth, and grace, and also the supreme spiritual liberation.
Date: SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 3
Please visit the Navaratri page for more details on all the auspicious homas and pujas.
Sri Lalita Devi grants every kind of victory, removes all fear, protects from every danger and grants perfection in meditation on this sacred Full Moon day.
Date: OCTOBER 8
Sponsor Puja and Abhishekam $54
On Diwali, the following pujas and homas will be performed in Amma’s Divine presence: Maha Ganesha Homa and Puja, Go Maha Lakshmi Puja, Dhana Lakshmi Narayana and Shaligrama Maha Puja, and Ashta Lakshmi Homa (with 1008 pink lotuses). These powerful ceremonies bring light into one’s heart, create harmony in the home, and increase every kind of wealth, like financial wealth, wealth of health, wealth of positive thinking, or the wealth of peace and contentment.
Date: OCTOBER 23
Sponsor Diwali Lakshmi Homa $108
Sri Rudra Puja & Abhishekam on all 4 Mondays during the lunar month of Kartika, brings mental and physical health, grants long life and protection from accidents and untimely death. This is the most auspicious month for worshiping Lord Siva.
Date: OCTOBER 27 | NOVEMBER 3 | NOVEMBER 10 | NOVEMBER 17
Sponsor Kartika Somavara Puja and Abhishekam $108
Sri Mrutyunjaya Homa during the Full Moon on the lunar month of Kartika, heals every kind of disease, removes mental disturbances and grants inner peace. Sri Rudra Abhishekam destroys all sins, heals diseases and bestows abundant spiritual energy for a peaceful life and deep meditation.
Date: NOVEMBER 6
Sponsor Kartika Purnima Mrutyunjaya Homa $75
On this sacred day a homa will be done for the eternal peace of departed souls (family members, friends, and pets). A second Homa/Puja will also be performed to pacify negative planetary influences.
Date: DECEMBER 25
Sponsor Christmas Day Shanti Homa $108
Sri Vishnu Puja and Abhishekam on this sacred day grants supreme inner purity, fullfillment of one’s spiritual goals and the highest liberation.
Date: JANUARY 1, 2015
Sponsor Vaikunta Ekadasi Puja/Abhishekam $54