|| Om Sri Mahaganapathaye Namaha ||
Sri Swanandaashrama
(Ganesha Mahasamsthana)
Srimajjagadguru Shankaracharya
Sonda Swarnavalli Mahasamstana
Festivals

 
Nitya Ganapathi Homa:
 
At the divine premises of Kshipraprasada Swananda Balaganapathi, daily Homa begins at Bramhimuhurtha (at 5 am) with Thrimadhura Homa with Eka Naarikela.
According to our holy scriptures, it is strongly believed that if we worship Ganesha, the supreme of all Gods,before we start our daily chores, all our wishes would be granted.If we surerender to the lord with purity of mind, we would be certainly blessed.
The devotees can participate in this homa rituals. If for some reason, they are not able to be present, the prasadam would be mailed to them..
The devotees can offer their poojas on their birthdays, wedding anniversaries or any other special occasions.
 
This pooja can be performed by paying a nominal amount of ....... Rs.504.00

Monthly Pooja Schedule:
 
1. Shuddha Chouthi Homa - On the Shuklapaksha chaturthi day(i.e fourth day after the amavasya)
 
Pooja starts at 9.30 am and concludes at 12.30 with purnahuthi.
At 1.00 pm mahaprasadam .
The Homas of that day include Mahaganapathi Homa, Subramanya Homa, Mrutyunjaya Homa, Durga Homa, Lakshminarayana Homa, Navagraha Homa,
Anjaneya Homa and Satya Ganapathi Vratha
 
Shuddha Chouthi Homa.......Rs. 5004.00
Shuddha Chouthi Homa and Satya Ganapathi Vratha..... Rs.9009.00
The devotees who wish to take part in this ritual, should take Oil bath with Til oil or mustard oil.
The attire for men would be Dothi and Shalya and for women it is saree.
Bringing fruits, flowers and mangaladravya is purely optional.

2.Shuddha Shashti:
On the Shuklapaksha Shashti day. Pooja to Subramanyaswamy with Panchamrutha Abhishekha
Starts at 9.30 am............Rs.108.00
Besides this on the Shravana maasa Naagara Chouthi, Naagara panchami and Naagara shashti days special poojas will be offered.
 
On the following auspicious days special homas, poojas will be offered to Subramanyaswami:
      Maargashira maasa - Subramanya shashti
      Pushya maasa  - Thuluva shashti
      Maagha maasa  - Kumara shashti 

  Ksheerabhisheka.....Rs.108 .00                 
  Subramanya Homa Rs.4503.00

3. Satyanarayana Pooja
    On Poornima , full moon day starts at 6.30. am or p.m
    Mahaprasada distribution after the pooja
    Pooja sankalpa .... Rs.108.00           
    Sampoorna Seva Rs.3006.00

4.Sankashtahara Chaturthi Ganapathi Vratha
   Krishnapaksha on Chaturthi day at 6 pm
   Pooja sankalpa, Abhisheka, Sahasranaama, Ashtavadhana seva, Pallakki Utsava followed bt Mahamangalarathi
   After Chandrodaya time mahaprasada would be distibuted.
   Special note That evening Ganesha sahasranama is observed from 6.00  to 6.30pm and Swananda Bhajan from 6.30 to 8.00 pm
    Archana  .. Rs.21.00
    Pooja sankalpa...Rs.108.00
    Sampoorna seva... Rs.3006.00

Special poojas and other programmes for the year:

1. Ugadi Festival :
    Vasantha or Chaitra maasa shukla paadya day
    Starts at 10.30 am with Swananda Bhajan, followed by Panchanga shravana, Mahamangalarathi and mahaprasada distibution
 
2. Akshaya Tritheeya Vaishaka tadige :
    This day is observed as Swananda Balaganapathi pratishtapana day as the Swananada Balaganapthi was installed on 27.04.1990
     9.30am Ashtadravya Mahaganapathi Homa
     12.30pm Purnahuthi
     1.00pm Mahaprasada
 
3. Shankara Jayanthi:
      Vaishaka Shuddha Panchami
      10.00am Shodashopachara pooja followed by discourse on Adi Shankara
      Mahamangalarathi and Mahaprasada
 
4. Mahaswami Vardhanthi and Swananda Bhajan mandir varshikotsav:
     Sreemajjagadguru Shankaracharya Sonda Swarnavalli Mahasamsthana guru sree Gangadharendra Saraswathi swami\'s  Vardhanti celebration
     5.00 pm Swananda Bhajan, followed by discourse and conclude with mahaprasada
5.Vidyachetana:
    Social Welfare project to promote rural education and serving the financially deserving children
6. Swananda Ganeshotsava and Kalamahotsava: 
     Programme to promote traditional dance, drama,music and fine arts and recognition of eminent personalities in these fields
7. Varada Ganapathi Vratha:
    A month long ritual starting on Shravana shuddha chaturthi concluding on Bhadrapada shuddha chaturthi, varasiddhi vinayaka vratha would be observed with Arghapadya, flowers, fruits and other pooja ingredients . This is done with Ekakshara mantra chanting. On the Panchami day Homa is performed with Ganesha moola mantra. It is believed that even Goddess Parvathi also performed this. This is being observed in Swananda Ashrama for the past 10 years.
    With Udyapana homa sankalpa for 1 day.... Rs. 1611.00
     For the whole month Vratha sankalpa... Rs.3006.00
     Devotees are required to come with abhyanjana snana with til oil, white mustard oil.
Men should come with dhothi and shalya and women clad in sarees
They should also bring along 21 nos of Re 1.00 coins.
8. Naagara Chouthi, Panchami & Shashti:
    Shravana shuddha chouthi, panchami, shashti
    Special pooja is offered to Lord Subramanya
9. Varamahalakshmi vratha:
    On the second friday of Shravana maasa this pooja is observed starting at 9.30 am
10.Swananda Ganeshotsava:
   Ganesha festival is observed at Swanandashrama on Shravana Shuddha Chouthi day with Varada Ganapathi vratha and concludes on Badrapada shuddhachaturthi with Ganesha visarjana.
   Special features and attractions during this 45 days long celebration includes: 
      Varada Ganapathi vratha, Swarnagowri Vratha, Siddhi Vinayaka Vratha, Special Homas, Ranga pooja, Uyyalotsava, Pallakki Utsava, Moodaganapathi seva, Ananthapadmanabha vratha etc.
     A special procession of the Lord is performed before visarjana or immersion
    Every year  Ganesha idols are made as per the scriptures of Ganesha purana and Mudgalapurana and offered pooja
11. Kala Mahotsava
12. Karthika Purnima :
      Every year on this day special pooja is offered to Swananda Balaganapathi. The pooja which starts at 7 am performs, Ikshurasabhisheka,              Ekadashavara       Rudrabhisheka, Trikala kaala Kalpoktha pooja, Dhaatri havana, Dhanvantari homa, Ganesha sahasranama homa etc. at 12.30pm Purnahuthi followed by mahaprasada
    The same evening Ranga pooja, Kooshmanda deeparadhane, fire crackers display,Uyyalotsava, swananda bhajan and Laksha deepotsava will be the highlights.  The entire aashrama would be gleaming with oil lamps and vanabhojana- traditional dinner in the open ambience is another attraction. Ganesha sahasranama is performed with 1000 grass blades and Dhanvantari homa which is supposed to earadicate the illness, is observed with 108 different varieties of Ayurveda herbs and shrubs.

13. Guruvandana Programme:
      In the month of December  we offer our salutations to to Sreemad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sree Sonda Swarnavalli Mahasamsthana Guru Sree Sree Gangadharendra sARASWATHI sWAMIJI

14. Makara Sankranthi:
    On this day at the Godhuli time, i.e late in the evening, decorated cows are made to jump over the fire pits, which is an age old tradition of this festival.

15.Shashti : (This is a repetition)

16. Rathasaptami :
     This is observed on Maagha maasa Shuddha saptami. Our holy scriptures claim that worship of Surya on this day protects our health from ill effects of diseases. This day, Surya aaradhane, Homa, Suryanamaskar etc are observed. The pooja starts at 5.30 am at the Panchayatana temple venue and concludes at 8 am.
       Abhisheka...   Rs 108.00
       Surya namaskara/Homa sankalpa   ...   Rs.153.00
       Surya Homa Purnaseva.......                 Rs.4005.00

17. Maha Shivaratri:
     This is observed on Maagha bahula Chaturdashi.
    On this auspicious day at the Sadashiva sannidhi of Panchayatana temple, all night service is performed complete with
    Rudrabhisheka, Bilwarchane and night long bhajan with jaagarane
 
       Abhisheka for 4 different Yaama(Stages of night). Per yaama... Rs.108.00     
       Sampoorna seva for 1 Yaama    ... Rs. 2502.00

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