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5th Feb 2017 - BRUHATI SAHASRA HOMA on MADHWA NAVAMI 2017

1008 Shri Sathyavijaya tirtha was an expert in performing putra kameshti yaga's in his poorvashrama. He took sanyasa and became a peethathipathi of Shri Uttaradhi Matha which follows the dwaitha philosophy of Shri Madhwacharya. He was the mathathipathi between 1726-1737. He later became the kula guru of Arni jagirdhar (arani aanda kurunila mannargal). He entered brindavana in 1737 on an ekadhashi . The place where he entered brindavana is called Sathyavijayanagaram near arni. The place is still called Sathyavijayanagaram in government records. When one enters into the brindavana complex he is transported to the bygone era of peace and tranquility.

Putrakameshti or Santanagopala yaga is performed for getting good progeny. In the Ramayana, upon the recommendation of Sage Vashishta, King Dasharatha of Ayodhya performed the Putrakameshti Yajna under the supervision of Rushyashringa, who was an expert in Yajurveda, which has the guidelines for this yaga. After its successful completion, the Lord of Fire, Agnidev appeared and gave a bowl of payasa to the King Dasaratha, which was given to his three queens as a result of which the king was blessed with four sons viz. Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. This yaga can be performed either before planning for a child or during pregnancy for a safe delivery.

On 02nd September 2012 a putrakameshti yaga was performed in the brindavana premises . This is the first time such an yaga was performed there in the recent memory. Five homa kunda's were setup. Purusha sukta was chanted 15 times while offering the ahuthi. Ghee and godanna (sakkarai pongal) were offered in the homa. The homa took seven hours to complete. The homa was conducted by the renowned vedic scholar Vid. Shri. Agnihotram Damodaracharya of Erode, a practising Agnihotri* and assisted by Shri Satyavijayacharya.

Agnihotri

They are a revered class of brahmin pandits who perform special homas daily at their residence while following a strict lifestyle as prescribed in shastras. With the changing times, maintaining a life of Agnihotri is becoming a challenge day by day and hence their numbers are dwindling.Hardly a handful of them remain.