A Sacred Offering to Divine Mother Rajarajeswari

sri-amma-croppedEarlier this year, Sri Mathioli Saraswathy graced our Temple with Her divine presence and gave Her blessings to one and all. During Her visit, Sri Amma requested that we offer a diamond mangalyam to Devi, and She suggested that we give everyone the opportunity to contribute whatever they wished.

Towards this end, the Temple Administration has created a “Diamond Thali Fund” and we are now accepting contributions towards this sacred offering. For those who would like to help us offer a diamond mangalyam to Devi, you can make your donation at the Bookstore or you can donate online. Please make sure to select “Diamond Thali Fund” when you donate online.

We are working on the design and overall budget, and will send another email update with final details. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Diamond Thali Fund, please contact us. For more information on the significance of offering a diamond thali to Devi, please keep reading.

Why We Offer Gold, Diamonds and Other Gemstones to Divine Mother

devi-face-croppedIf you look deeply into our ancient Temple traditions, you will find that nothing is there without a reason. The ancient sages have designed our Temple culture to create the maximum blessings for all the devotees who visit Temples and for the entire Earth. From the Sanskrit mantras, to the specific food offerings, to the rituals of inner and outer cleansing, to the beautiful alankaram of the gods, every detail has a divine purpose.

You might ask, Why do we offer gold and other costly items to God? Is this really necessary? Some people might think that such items are offered merely for show or for decoration. Though these items do look beautiful, this is not the main reason. Others might feel that Divine Mother Rajarajeswari is Akhilanda Koti Brahmanda Nayaki, the ruler of countless galaxies, and therefore She should be adorned with royal items like crowns and gold jewelry. Of course this is also true, but it is not the deeper, spiritual reason.

Every material in Nature has its own vibrational energy. When charged with sacred mantras, these materials will radiate different types of cosmic energy. All of the traditional offerings, like silver, gold, lotuses, kumkum, or turmeric, etc., help to attract and generate powerful divine energy that blesses everyone in the Temple, especially those who make the offering.

diamond-heartThe Special Significance of Diamonds

In the same way that rudrakshas attract the special energy of Lord Siva and quartz crystal attracts the grace of Sri Saraswati Devi, diamonds also attract a special and unique energy. The navaratnas, or nine gems, attract the positive energies of the navagrahas, the nine astrological bodies. Diamonds are the gemstone of the planet Venus, and they are strongly associated with Sri Maha Lakshmi.

Even if we just wear a diamond on our own body, we will attract the positive rays of Venus, which is a great benefit to us. But when we place a diamond on an energized murti of Divine Mother, that diamond will have tremendously increased power to attract the cosmic energy of Venus. This is due to the incredible magnetic, or attracting, power of Sri Rajarajeswari Devi.

devi-matangi-croppedThe energies of Venus bless us with peace, love, harmony, material and spiritual prosperity, inner beauty, and spiritual clarity. Venus also graces us with loving and harmonious relationships, especially within the marriage. In the connection with Sri Maha Lakshmi, diamonds attract auspicious wealth and abundance. Finally, the energy of diamonds provides us with courage, fearlessness, and a strong and impenetrable protection.

These blessings will be felt by all who have darshan of Divine Mother while She is adorned with the diamond thali. Not only that, but the divine rays will reach the entire planet as well, since divine energy is not limited by space.

Since those who contribute towards this offering will be the cause of such powerful blessings, they will also be powerfully blessed by Divine Mother. On our own, we may not have the means to offer diamonds to Devi, but by joining together, we can receive the blessings of taking part in this sacred offering.

Sri Matre Namaha!