I remember in the early morning, walking through a field in India after a huge Yagya, a Maha Yagya, was performed. A silent mist filled the air. It felt like I was walking the grounds of a cosmic battlefield, where an epic event had just occurred to change the course of history.
The consecration of Śrī Someśvara Temple will be an historic victory for the world. It marks not only the consecration of Śrī Someśvara Temple but also the awakening of a perfect Guru Chula, an enlightened city. According to the Bhrigu Nadi, this was predicted by the great rishi, Brighu, thousands of years ago. According to Brighu, though attempted before, this will be the first of its kind. The land will reverberate with that feeling.
A Vedic temple inauguration can be likened to a cosmic explosion, signifying a phase shift in the world. At its inaugural moment in time, the Divine geometrical structure will crystallize, sending a cosmic wave throughout the universe. Those at the source of the wave receive the karmic benefit equivalent to 10,000 daily visits to a temple.
A powerful catalyst for evolution, it is said that even the participants’ family members who are not present at the inauguration, receive some karmic benefit, five generations out, in both directions of time. Bring your children, relatives, friends, and loved ones. Do what you can to get here for this purifying event.
During the time when Lord Rama walked the earth, there was a sacred cow that lived, in physical form, named Kamadhenu. It is said that the people who paid homage to this cow were granted their wishes and cured of any disease. At the inauguration, we will have our own cow with calf to embody that quality.
Big tents across the lawns will provide gathering places for friends, families, and children to play. Fantastic authentic Indian food prepared with Ayurvedic expertise will be served.
Beautiful, limited edition, miniature Shiva lingas with Nandi and ballipeedum, miniature kalasums, and a small number of other consecrated items will be available as gifts to temple sponsors.
Yagyas will be performed from dawn until dusk. It will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the company of highly respected Pundits and Sthapatis from India. A number of renowned experts, inculding Jyotishis, Sanjay and Sarbani Rath, will attend.
Several of the shilpis will remain at Mount Soma through the consecration, working closely with the pundits to perform the last steps to “turn on” the temple.
From one angle, we can view the temple as a machine; built precisely to amplify and broadcast the harmony found at the transcendental level of life. From another angle, we can view the temple as a living being; not a structure representing God, but God himself.
Vastu architecture is a mapping of the human/Divine body. The temple has a head, torso, and limbs. Inside the temple, the stone murtis (statues demonstrating the numerous, personified attributes of God) have an arresting presence. The eyes of the murtis will be opened according to ancient Vedic technology, first with iron, then silver, then gold utensils, bringing them to life.
The culmination of the event is on the evening of the fifth day when the temple comes together as fully functioning structure of the Divine. The building of a successful Vedic temple in these times is an undertaking that is difficult beyond what most people can imagine. The financial, coordination, communication, and interpretation obstacles are tremendous. When together we succeed, you will want to be there to see it. This event is not just for students, scholars of the Veda, or Hindus, it is for all people. People will be talking about it for ages.
If you miss this event you will look back and wonder how you could have allowed yourself to not be there.
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Thank you for your dedication to humanity and all that is, and for creating this incredible opportunity.
It is unfathomably profound and exciting!
My response is….. speechlessness.
Thanks to everyone involved…
I especially like the benefit of the 10,000 days/hours of benefit.
I was trying to figure out a way to achieve that as a householder yogi.
Problem is now solved…thank you World Teacher!!!
I feel a deep gratitude to all of you who have worked so hard to birth this temple. These living structures serve to bring harmony and bliss to individuals and the world at large. It is a fact that a lineage called the 18 siddhars (siddhas) in south India understands the importance of being in the presence of a temple. Each one of the siddhars became enlightened at a temple – that is the power of this Vedic Vaastu architecture. To make this more concrete, one of the siddhars is the well known saint named Patanjali who wrote the Yoga Sutras that many of you might have heard of. His awakening happened at Ramaswara and was influenced by Chidambaram – both temples in Tamil Nadu south India. Thirumular the great saint who wrote the Thirumaintiram woke up at Chidambaram temple. This building whose cosmic flame you are ignighting will bring those kinds of belssings to all who go there for extended visits. You might also be interested to know that temples such as this are healing centers. In india when a person is very ill they go to a temple for a temple sleep. It can’t be just any temple – it must be a vaastu temple that is properly built like yours. The person stays in the temple until they become well – and generally they do become well.
The Sthapati (architect) who designed this temple and sent his team of shilpis and sthapatis to work on it comes from a lineage that is thousands of years old. His ancestors lived through the ages and built the temples where many saints becam enlightened. You have been fortunate to have Sthapati Santanan Krishna working on this project. There are very few people living today that understand the true principles of Vaastu Architecture. It takes years of study under a Shilpi Guru to learn and apply this sacred and secret knoweledge. Sthapati SK spent his life at the feet of such a master. I have been fortunate enough to spend part of my life with the same master. It is truly a blessing to have such a man build your authentic temple.
Thank you for all of your efforts in bringing this beautiful building to life.
Thank you Dr. Jesse Mercay for your comments, they are inspiring for me. Personally, I feel humbled and honored to be a part of this community that desires to assist Dr. Mamas in his extraordinary task to heal the world.