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2023 marks the 80th birthday of our beloved Guru, Sri Chaitanyananda Natha Sarasvati, affectionately known as Aiya. Together, Aiya and Amma (Sri Jnanamba) have raised a family, built a beautiful temple, and nurtured countless disciples in the divine path of Sri Vidya. We are all indebted to them.

We will be celebrating Aiya and Amma’s Shatabhishekam in a grand manner this year. The Sri Vidya Temple will be conducting an Ati Rudra Maha Yajnam during these days.

This auspicious occasion which we have named a Festival of Love and Gratitude, will focus on spiritual and service activities for our esteemed Guru, Sri Jnanamba sameta Sri Chaitanyananda Natha Sarasvati (Aiya and Amma). We seek the blessings of Sri Rajarajeswari, Aiya and Amma to collectively make this event a grand success.

Steering Committee

The administration team is delighted to announce the Chairs of the Shatabhishekam Steering Committee – Pragaspathy Sivadas, Arulselvan Vinayagam and Ametha Anandavimalan that will help lead the planning of the event. All three are long standing volunteers at the Temple and have experienced participating in our previous Atirudram in 2010.

Ritvik Participation

As we gear up for Aiya and Amma’s Shatabhishekam, which involves an Ati Rudra Maha Yajnam as an offering, we extend our warm invitation to all those who are proficient in chanting Sri Rudra Namakam & Camakam to participate as a Ritvik.

Ritvik Participation Requirements:
1. Proficient in chanting Sri Rudra Namakam & Camakam
2. Before the event (at least 3 days prior), all participants are requested to:
  • avoid non-Satvik foods
  • do continuous Japa
3. During the event, we kindly request all participants to adhere to the following tenets, even if they may cause some inconvenience;
  1. Sadacara (good-conduct)
  2. Shraddha (devotion)
  3. Punctuality
  4. Not conversing with others during Parayanam
  5. Traditional Indian attire
Both full-time and part-time commitments are welcomed.

If you are interested in being a Ritvik, please express your interest by completing the following form:

Ritvik Sign Up

How to Participate Now

Upcoming Anuradha Nakshatra Days

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Monday, March 13, 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Saturday, Jun 3, 2023

Friday, June 30, 2023

Leading up to Aiya and Amma’s Shatabhishekam, we have embarked on a sankalpam to perform Annadana Seva and Sri Chakra Puja / Sri Bala Yantra Puja on the following Anuradha Nakshatra days each month.

Sri Chakra Puja or Bala Yantra Puja

During the Anuradha Nakshatra days, all disciples are welcome to perform either one of the two pujas at the Temple or at home.
Sri Chakra Puja Vidhanam
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Sri Bala Yantra Puja Vidhanam

Annadana Seva

On each Anuradha Nakshatra day, all devotees are welcome to participate in the preparation of the annadana seva within the Sri Vidya Temple’s Tulasi kitchen and also perform this seva locally in your own communities wherever you are.
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