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Day 11 (morning) proceedings of Athi Rudra Maha Yagna, Navarathri Homa and Durga Puja

Friday, October 23, 2015 – Morning: The energy and vibrations in Muddenahalli, Sathya Sai Grama that have been built over the last ten days has reached a crescendo as the day breaks yet again to the most auspicious chants emanating from the Yagashala.

Swami arrived at the Hrudaya Mandiram close to 11 am and proceeded to the Durga Puja where the idols had been made ready for ‘Visarjan’ (Immersion). Swami instructed the devotees from West Bengal to ensure that the immersion of idols is completed before the evening session began. As per His instructions, the immersion was completed by late afternoon.

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The idol of Goddess Durga being taken in a procession for immersion

After blessing all those gathered, Swami proceeded towards the Navaratri Homa where Gayatri Homa was being performed. Swami mentioned that the Gods and Goddesses themselves were seated in the midst of the ‘Chakras’, and were receiving all the offerings. Asking all the priests to return next year, Swami proceeded to the Yagashala where devotees eagerly awaited the Mahapoornahuthi which would welcome the Golden Age.

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Offering to the Gods

Swami personally sanctified all the articles that were being offered into the sacred fire. He called upon Smt Girija Gopinath, whose family had played a major role in conducting the Maha Yagna, to offer the Mahapoornahuthi along with Himself. Swami mentioned that Rudra Himself had manifested in order to accept the offerings.

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The Athi Rudra Maha Yagna draws to a close with the Poornahuti

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Smt. Girija Gopinath participating in the Poornahuti offerings

Following the Mahapoornahuthi, Swami made His way to every nook and corner of the Yagashala and personally sprinkled the sacred water (Teertha) on all the devotees assembled. Aarthi was offered to Swami around 2 pm after which He retired for the afternoon.

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The sacred Hiranyagarbha Linga shining effulgently after 11 days of worship

Watch the proceedings below:

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