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GANAPATI- THE FOUNDATION

Ganapati has been assigned a prominant position in Indian culture where non of the  ritual is complete unless Ganapati is worshipped first as he is called Vighnaharta, Pratham Pujya, i.e. remover of the obstacles and the first to be worshipped respectively. There are various methods underlined in the Tantras which lead us to the worship of Ganapati but here at Anmol Alayam we teach the vedic way of approaching Ganapati. As a part of the Atharva Veda, we get the Ganapati Atharvasheersha which discloses the Ganapati Vidya. Vidya means knowledge. Apart from providing us with the Ganapati Vidya, it provides us various methods of imploying the Ganapati Atharvasheersha to get desired results. Practising the Vedic Path diligently makes a practitioner fit to follow the Tantric path which is fast and powerful but attracts some caution too.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Here at Anmol Alayam, the Ganapati Sadhna is conducted via three days online and offline workshop where we understand Ganapati Atharvasheersha in detail, exploring the Ganapati Vidya and other uses of Ganesh Atharvasheersha.

WHAT DO WE LEARN

  • Chanting Atharvasheersha

  • Understanding Ganapati

  • Decode the form of Ganapati

  • Learn to perform simplistic Ganapati Homa

  • Meditating on Ganapati

PRELIMINARIES

Ganapati is a satwik diety so strict rules are to be followed as per the diet and the lifestyle. Following a proper routine of sleep, bathing, maintaing a strict vegetarian diet with complete

absenteeism to alchohol and tobacco in any form. Red, yellow and orange coloured clothes are best suited for Ganapati.

WHEN IS THE RETREAT

The workshop is for three days conducted once every year before the Ganesh Chaturthi whoch falls on 4th of wanning phase of moon during the Bhadrapad month according to the Hindu calender and roughly falls around during the september months according to the Western calender.

After the workshop you can continue to follow the sadhna at your home or at Anmol Alayam during the Ganesh Chaturthi time period.

SCHEDULE

  • 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM        - Meditation on Ganapati

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM        - Yoga and Pranayam

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM        - Bathing and breakfast 

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM      - Ganapati Yantra/ idol making

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    - Atharvasheersha Session  

  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM      - Lunch and rest

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM         - Yoga and pranayam

  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM         - Meditation on Ganapati

  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM         - Tea/ coffee break 

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM         - Atharvasheersha session

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM         - Evening prayers and Atharvasheersha recitation

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM         - Atharvasheersha session

  • 8:00 PM                             - Dinner 

  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM         - Discussions/ Activities

 

 

NOTE: At Anmol Alayam we observe fasting from grains on all Ekadashis (i.e. eleventh day of the lunar calendar)

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