Yagya Status Update
I want to thank all of you who have expressed concern for the safety and health of our dedicated priests and pundits. I have been in close contact with all three of our locations and all is well and both the group and private yagyas are taking place as planned.
Our Navaratri program in Kanchipuram is the main event this month. All of the priests live close to our yagya facility and have no trouble reaching the facility to perform our yagyas.
Seetharam, who manages the yagya performance for us, lives in Bangalore and due to the travel restrictions currently in place, won't be present in Kanchipuram to supervise directly. He has been on the phone every day making sure that the yagyas are being performed properly.
In fact, this situation is working to our advantage because Seetharam is performing Navaratri yagyas himself at his home. That means that we are enjoying the benefit of twice as many yagyas as originally planned. Ganesha is looking out for us!
We always start with an extra yagya day for Ganesha to remove all obstacles to the completion of the Navaratri yagya series. Seetharam performed the Ganesha yagya with our traditional offering of 1008 modaka into the yagya fire. Photos follow below.
We perform many of the private yagyas in Pune and they are already completed for the month.
In Varanasi, the yagya ashram includes residential facilities for the pundits and those yagyas are continuing as well. Private yagyas in April will be available without any interruption of the schedule.
I live in Washington state and we are under stay-at-home orders for the foreseeable future. I've moved my office to my home so I can continue to work on Puja.net. I am focused on creating a lot of content. New audio and video additions are listed in the "What's New" section at the top right of the opening page.
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For now, please enjoy photos from the beginning of Navaratri.
If there is anything we can do to be of assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Very best regards,