Shravana Masam

July 29 - August 27, 2022

Shravana Masa is the lunar month that begins two weeks after Guru Purnima occurs. When we worship Mother Lakshmi during the month of Shravana, She drives away the three sufferings of restlessness, worry, and depression. During this month, one should worship Sri Maha Lakshmi to receive Her Divine Grace and drive away the ashta kashtas, which are the eight types of hardship that people face in life.

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How to Receive Mother Lakshmi’s Grace
During the Month of Shravana

During this very auspicious month, Mother Lakshmi’s grace overflows in abundance, and so this month is dedicated to the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi. Tuesdays and Fridays are two very significant days for worshipping any form of Divine Mother, and observing these days during the month of Shravana is even more powerful. The four Tuesdays throughout the month of Shravana are known as Shravana Mangalavaras, and are very powerful days for the worship of Gauri Devi, the Divine Mother and consort of Lord Shiva. In the month of Shravana, or Shravana Masa, the four Fridays are most important for the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi. Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi is Aishwarya Pradayini, the bestower of every kind of wealth–financial, spiritual, or emotional. By worshipping Sri Maha Lakshmi one can eliminate commotion, anxiety, poverty and ill health, and attain peace, brilliance, prosperity, and all noble desires.

For the worship of Sri Maha Lakshmi, Amma recommends the chanting of Samputita Sri Suktam. For those who don’t know Samputita Sri Suktam, they can listen to a recording of it, or they can do japa of any Lakshmi Devi or Devi mantras, or they can just do more meditation.

For the entire month of Shravana, it is best to eat only sattvic foods, like dairy products, fruits, nuts, chapatis, vegetables, lentils, and rice. It is also beneficial to reduce salty, sour, spicy and oily foods in one’s diet. For spiritual aspirants, this is a golden opportunity to focus on one’s sadhana. We should maintain a pure heart and mind, to speak truthfully and kindly, and to act with compassion and in dharma.

What is a Kalasarpa dosha?

Kalasarpa dosha means “death” in one word.
When Mars (Kuja) comes very close to the gravitational pull of the earth there are significant dangers of fire accidents, water disasters, floods, earthquakes, catastrophic deaths, crop failures, and the loss of human lives in all countries.
In 2020, we all experienced the effects (especially financial difficulties) of Pancha (5) Graha Yoga – 5 planets in their own houses and also Chatur (4) Graha Yoga.

In 2022, mankind will experience 3 Kalasarpa doshas and the world has become fragmented. Many people have experienced financial difficulties, experienced tragedies, faced many obstacles etc. Human beings and planets must work in unison and now it is time to seek the grace and blessings of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi. If Sade Sati, (a 7 ½ year when Saturn enters the zodiac sign immediately before the zodiac sign of Moon at the time of the birth of an individual) occurs it will not leave immediately. The initiation of Sri Varalakshmi Devi as part of the the 40-day Mandala Deeksha will prevent all changes in life that can cause many serious difficulties. As a result, all efforts will be positive and favourable, and by the grace of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi the great wealth willbe bestowed. Sri Mahalakshmi Devi removes all the misery and misery of mankind.

In how many forms Sri Mahalakshmi Devi can be worshipped?

1. Sri Mahalakshmi Devi Nitya Puja

It is also known as Nityamu (daily) Sri Nitya Mahalakshmi Pooja. In most Hindu families, the Ashtottara Pushpa (flowers) Pooja or Kumkum (Red vermilion) Archana is performed daily for Sri Mahalakshmi Devi. Archana includes Shodasha Upacharas. Offerings of pure cooked rice, jaggery pongali (pudding) and fruit as Naivedyam, and Harathi are offered. This is the way to worship Sri Mahalakshmi Devi all the time.

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2. Sri Lakshmi Pooja every Friday

Arrangements for Sri Mahalakshmi Pooja on Fridays begin from the preceding Wednesday. Thursday is called Sri Lakshmi day. Note: The deities are not to be moved on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Hence, the entire pooja altar should be cleaned on Wednesday and prepared for Friday pooja.

On Friday, the pooja altar is decorated with flowers. Later, abhishekam with milk or Panchamritabhishekam is performed to the idol of Sri Lakshmi Devi, or the idol of Sri Lakshmi Narayana and to Sri Chakra. Abhishekam with Brahmi cow milk is used to increase will increase the energy in the house. Those who perform the abhishekam in this manner will be freed of all ailments and the divine glory or glow of Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi will enter the body. On Friday, the milk pudding (Payasam) is offered to Sri Lakshmi Devi. Simply cook the rice with Brahmi cow milk and mix it with sugar candy powder or aged jaggery, Brahmi cow ghee, cardamom powder, natural camphor, saffron, raisins and cashews which are first are fried and mixed. This is called Ksheerannam (Milk rice) or Palapayasam (Milk pudding). This is the Pradhana (main) Naivedyam offered mainly to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and Lord Narayana! For Sri Maha Lakshmi Pooja on Friday, Indian women take holy bath – Abhyangana snanam by applying oil to their head and complete all the pooja before sunrise.
Firstly, perform Sri Ganesha Pooja, followed by Lord Sriman Narayana Pooja with tulasi (holy basil) leaves and offer the same tulasi (basil) leaves to goddess Sri Mahalakshmi Devi. When the pooja is performed in this manner, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi bestows great blessings.

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2. Sri Lakshmi Pooja every Friday

Arrangements for Sri Mahalakshmi Pooja on Fridays begin from the preceding Wednesday. Thursday is called Sri Lakshmi day. Note: The deities are not to be moved on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Hence, the entire pooja altar should be cleaned on Wednesday and prepared for Friday pooja.

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On Friday, the pooja altar is decorated with flowers. Later, abhishekam with milk or Panchamritabhishekam is performed to the idol of Sri Lakshmi Devi, or the idol of Sri Lakshmi Narayana and to Sri Chakra. Abhishekam with Brahmi cow milk is used to increase will increase the energy in the house. Those who perform the abhishekam in this manner will be freed of all ailments and the divine glory or glow of Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi will enter the body. On Friday, the milk pudding (Payasam) is offered to Sri Lakshmi Devi. Simply cook the rice with Brahmi cow milk and mix it with sugar candy powder or aged jaggery, Brahmi cow ghee, cardamom powder, natural camphor, saffron, raisins and cashews which are first are fried and mixed. This is called Ksheerannam (Milk rice) or Palapayasam (Milk pudding). This is the Pradhana (main) Naivedyam offered mainly to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and Lord Narayana! For Sri Maha Lakshmi Pooja on Friday, Indian women take holy bath – Abhyangana snanam by applying oil to their head and complete all the pooja before sunrise.
Firstly, perform Sri Ganesha Pooja, followed by Lord Sriman Narayana Pooja with tulasi (holy basil) leaves and offer the same tulasi (basil) leaves to goddess Sri Mahalakshmi Devi. When the pooja is performed in this manner, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi bestows great blessings.

3. During the month of Shravana – every Monday, Sri Mahalakshmi Pooja and Rudrabhishekam

The month of Shravana is associated with Shravana Star. Since Shravana Star is the most sacred birth star of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, on this day Sri Maha Lakshmi Narayana is specially worshipped with Bilwarchana (bael leaves). Bilvapatram is literally the abode of Sri Mahalakshmi. Performing Bilva Patra Pooja is very special for both Sri Mahalakshmi and Lord Sriman Narayana on all Mondays during Shravana month. Fast throughout the day.

Sri Shiva Panchakshari Japam is chanted at least 5,000 times. In the evening, after performing Rudrabhishekam to Lord Shiva, offer Naivedyam and Harathi followed by Vedic Mantrapushpam offerings. Then eat fruit, milk, or light fasting food. Shiva pooja performed on this day bestows the highest results. It’s a very great sacred day.

Shravana Monday Rudrabhishekam, destroys the heinous sins of millions of births. Shravana Monday is the great sacred day for bestowing good fortunes. All over India, Shiva temples are bustling with millions of devotees from morning until the temples close at night. Fasting on this day blesses with all yogas. The divine charisma of Sri Mahalakshmi enters the devotees.

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4. Shravana Tuesdays

There are 4 Tuesdays in month of Shravana which are auspicious for the worship to Sri Sarva Mangala Gauri Devi. During these great festive days, women especially worship goddess Sri Mangala Gauri Parvati Devi.Because many unrests in everyone’s life are emotionally depressing. Illnesses hurt severely. Sometimes, your children will not read well, and development may be poor in some cases.

Sri Gauri pooja is performed on Tuesdays during Shravana month to prevent property disputes, court issues and for harmony between husband and wife, happiness in the family, for happy atmosphere at home. The solution to all problems is Sri Shravana Mangala Gauri Pooja.

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Life goes into a lot of turmoil due to some doshas as the marriage does not take place at the right time (right muhurtham) during one’s marriage. This causes a lot of depression. For all these, the only pooja is the grace of goddess Sri Gauri Devi. If this pooja happens on Tuesdays during Shravana month, all the above difficulties due to “Kuja” doshas will be removed immediately.

Sarva ‘Mangala’ is goddess Sri Gauri Mata, one who performs abhishekams and worship goddess Sri Gauri Mata all these dangers will be removed immediately and immense strength, peace and daily development in the home will be bestowed. Removes all gandalu (all deaths).

Mother Sri Mangala Gauri Devi protects from hardships caused by Mars. Goddess who bestows strength and courage is Shakti Mata Sri Mangala Gauri Mata.