Temples in Ramagiri
The main temple has eleven sanctum sanctorums. The first is the Shrine having the Moorthi of our Poojya Guruji, His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathiji Maharaj. Next to it is the Shrine having the Moorthi of His Guruji, our Param Guru Brahmasree Neelakantha Gurupadar. Opposite the shrines of the Gurus is the shrine dedicated to the embodiment of the Guru principle, Lord Dattatraya. He is shown in his aspect of ‘Pandita Samadarshana’ i.e. seeing the same Self in both the holy cow as well as the lowly dog. Opposite the shrine of Param Guru Brahmasree Neelakantha Gurupadar is the temple for Lord Hanuman, the embodiment of Knowledge with whom Gurupadar had achieved absolute Unity or Yoga.
The Guru gives Knowledge to the disciple. So there is a unique shrine dedicated to the four Vedas which mean Knowledge and which are the main textual authority for all Hindus. Vedas were compiled by Vyasa but needed the divine strength of Lord Ganapati to be written down. So, the magnificent Lord Mahaganapati graces the shrine next to the Vedas.
The Vedas are an embodiment of Goddess Saraswati who, along with all other forms of Devi, is represented by Sita Devi. Where there is Prakriti there must be Purusha. Purusha is the Purushottama Lord Sree Rama enthroned in the main shrine along with His Consort Sita Devi. At the feet of the Lord is the King of Bhaktas, Lord Sree Anjaneya, in His most humble form, as a Rama Dasa. The black stone Moorthi of Sree Rama-Sita-Anjaneya becomes entrancing when decorated with gold ornaments and lighted by the dancing Camphor flame during the elaborate Sree Rama Pattabhishekam Pooja.
Sree Rama Chandra was an Avatar of the Treta Yuga. But in our own Kali Yuga the incarnation of the Lord was in the form of Ayyappa Swami. He is the Kali Yuga Rama. Just like Sree Rama, He was sent to the forest by His scheming step-mother, He was helped by Indra, and He wielded the bow and arrow. Ayyappa Swami’s shrine is opposite the Veda Mandir. The eighteen steps leading to union with Him are symbolic of the eighteen Puranas which were written to explain the esoteric truths of the Vedas.
Next to Lord Ayyappa is the shrine of Lalitambika Devi (Mookambika), the personal embodiment of Primordial Nature (Moola Prakriti). This is a dedication towards Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathiji Maharaj’s accomplishment of conducting one hundred crore chants of the name of the Divine Mother in the form of the Lalithasahasranama. It is also a commitment towards His Sankalpa of conducting a one thousand crore chant of the same Mantra. It is a salutation to Mookambika Devi, another form of the Divine Mother. For all auspicious works of the Ashram we take light from the ever-burning lamps in which the Jyothi, from Mookambika Devi Mandir in Karnataka, has been brought unextinguished and merged.
There is a Akhanda Navagraha Jyothi which burns day and night in front of the Navagrahas to remove any malevolent planetary influences. Pradakshina of Navagraha Jyothi removes all Doshas. A sacred Veena symbolizing Knowledge is held while doing Pradakshina of the Navagraha Jyothi daily with the Kali Yuga Taaraka Mantra.
We have installed temples to Lord Murugan (Karthikeya) and Lord Krishna (Guruvayoorappan). In the Naimisharanyam Hall opposite Guruvayoorappan Mandir, Bhagvad Saptah is conducted in various languages during the last week of every month.
Finally stands the temple of the future vision of our Guruji. It is the Virat Swaroop of Lord Hanuman in His Veer Bhav which He showed to Mother Sita in the Ashoka Vatika. Til lamps burnt before Hanumanji remove all Shani Dosham.
Tulabhaaram can be done in the temple on large scales for those who want to donate materials equal to their weight.
Daily morning and evening Pooja along with a daily Havan maintains a palpable feeling of divinity in the temple. There is daily recital of the Adhyatma Ramayana written by Thunchat Ezhuthachchan in Malayalam, the Marathi Bhavartha Ramayan written by Eknath Maharaj, the Ramacharitamanas written by Goswami Tulasidas, and the Vedas. Every Saturday evening, as well as on important holy days, there is the elaborate Sree Rama Pattabhisheka Pooja initiated by our Param Guru Brahmasree Neelakantha Gurupadar. It enacts the entire coronation ceremony of Lord Sree Rama on His return to Ayodhya.
Next to the main temple is the open temple dedicated to the concept of Kundalini, the Divine Serpent power in every person. Housed in natural surroundings, it is a garden (Kav). Regular Poojas on Ayilya Nakshatra are conducted here.
At the riverside, Ramagiri-Rameswaram, the most sacred spot where Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathiji Maharaj used to sit and give darshan to devotees has been converted into a shrine dedicated to Guruji.
A shrine to the Divine Mother is made on the rock where H H Swami Krishnananda Saraswathiji Maharaj first sat and prayed to Her for obtaining this holy land for the sake of Dharma. The Murthi is of Vana Durga as it is a dedication to Nature.
On the picturesque banks of the Barvi river, Poojya Swamiji has installed Rameshwara Shiva Lingam and His vaahan Nandi, enclosed in a uniquely shaped temple that in itself is shaped like a Shiva Lingam. The Lord of Dissolution and Moksha grants liberation to all souls whose ashes are immersed at this holy spot. It is a dedication to the completion of One Hundred Crores Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranam completed with Abhavrita Snaan in Rameswaram. This Shata Koti Archana has been completed by Swamiji and his Guruji. It has been accomplished only once in the entire history of modern India.
Bharat Mata Mandir has been installed by Swamiji to introduce patriotism and respect for parents in the minds of children. Parents and children sit in the Vaikunth Dham hall in front of Bharat Mata Mandir and children do Matru-Pitru Pooja of their parents.
Everyday morning Abhishek is done at 5am at Kailash Dham. All new Murthis brought for Pratishta are first placed here to gain energy.
We have Shani Bhagavan where every Saturday Til lamps are burnt as well as Til oil Abhishek, open to ladies and gents alike.
Ramanujan Thunchathu Ezhuthachhan Mandir is the first and only one outside Kerala, in memory of the Father of Modern Malayalam and Author of Adhyatma Ramayana.
Til Havan Rs 5,000
Mrityunjay Havan Rs 5,000
Sudarshan Havan Rs 5,000
Ganapati Havan Rs 2,000
Sree Rama Pattabhishek Rs 5,000
Shiva Pooja Rs 1,000
Vishnu Pooja Rs 1,000
Ayilya Pooja Rs 1,000
Vada Mala for Virat Swaroopi Hanumanji Rs 3,000
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