We are very pleased to announce that Bhaktamer Maha Poojan wil be held on Sunday, August 21st at Jain Center starting at Vijay Muhoorat 12:39 p.m. and will run about 4.5 hours. Shree Narendrabhai Nandu and his group will conduct the religious musical program and explain the meaning and significance of all 48 Gatha using a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Poojans for each Gatha will be done on a large Bhaktamar Yantra and participants wearing Pooja clothes can perform the Poojan on Yantra and other members of their family not wearing Pooja clothes can take part in ceremonies on about 4’X5’ Bhaktamar Mandlo drawn in front of the Yantra. In addition to the main Yantra, small 6”X8” Bhaktamar Yantra will be available to families for performing all 48 Poojans on their small Yantra.

24 families will be allowed to perform Poojan on main large Yantra by dividing Poojan of the total of 48 Gatha into 2 Gathas per family (Poojan of Gatha numbers 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, etc.). Excluding Gatha number 1 & 2, 35 & 36, and 47 & 48, Nakro for doing Poojan of any of other 2 consecutive Gatha (Numbers 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8 etc.) will be $151. Allocation of Gatha for Poojan will be done on a first come first served basis of receiving Poojan request.

Poojan will start with Atma Raksha, Yantra Sthapan, Bhumi Shuddhi and Poojan of Kshetrapal Dev and Chakeshvari Devi; and will run for about 30 minutes. Nakro for performing various initial ceremonies/Poojans and performing Poojan on first 2 Gatha (Numbers 1 & 2) will be $301.

There will be Gheeboli for Poojan on Gatha number 35 & 36 and 47 & 48. Gatha number 36 is the most important Bhaktamar Gathha. Poojan of Gatha number 35 & 36 will also include Poojan of Lord Adinath’s feet on Mandlo. In addition to performing Poojan on the last two (numbers 47 & 48) Gatha, the labharthi will also perform the closing ceremonies including Ashta Prakari Poojan of the main Yantra.

Upto 25 families will be allowed to perform all 48 Poojan on a small Yantra. A 6”x8” gold polished Bhaktamar Yantra will be provided to them for theirs to keep. Nakro for getting the Yantra and doing all Poojans will be $251. Even if you bring your own Yantra, you will be charged $251 to perform all 48 Poojans on your Yantra. These participants need to bring with them one Thali for keeping Yantra, a Divo, Dhoop, and a small Vatki/Katori for putting Vasakshep. Vasakshep and other Pooja items will be provided.

To participate in this poojan, please call Kanta Dharamsi at 703.620.9837 (home) or 703.798.5559 (cell).

Poojan will be followed by Arti, Mangal Deep and Shantikalash, and Gheeboli will be done for taking that labh. These last three ceremonies do not need Pooja clothes.

This program will be followed by Swami Vataslya Bhojan. Please fill out the following form to submit your RSVP. A * prefix indicates the field is required and a value must be entered. The below form will be available until midnight Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 with no exceptions.

UPDATE: The RSVP is now closed.

You can sponsor this Swami Vatsalya Bhojan by donating a minimum amount of $101 (Sadharmic Bhakti Bronze). Other sponsorship options include $251 (Silver), $501 (Gold), $1,001 (Platinum), and $1,501 (Diamond) levels. If we cannot get enough sponsors, members submitting their RSVP by the deadline (August 17th, 2016) will be required to make a minimum contribution of $10.00 per person (ages 5 and above). We will make arrangement for extra food to accommodate guests and members who have not sent their RSVP by the deadline. Such individuals can participate in the dinner by contributing a minimum of $12.00 per person (ages 5 and above). Note: In an event that we do have sponsors for this event, non-members will still be required to contribute a minimum of $12.00 per person (ages 5 and above).