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Invoking the Trinity gods, Shiva and Vishnu can attract ultimate blessings for protection, success, wealth, and power. The Jyotirlingas are power spots of Lord Shiva that represent His infinite nature.
Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is known as the ‘Kailash on earth’, and invoking Lord Mallikarjuna alleviates sins and a person is free from the mundane cycle of birth and death.
Lord Vishnu’s Narayana Kavacham is a prayer to protect the people from seen and unseen enemies. Invoking Lord Narayana also confers good health, prosperity, and peace.
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Narayana Kavacham literally means the armour of Lord Narayana, a form of Lord Vishnu. 'Nara' refers to all humans or all living entities for that matter and 'ayana' means progress. So, the progress of all living beings back to their origin i.e. Narayana is considered to be the purpose of life. Due to the elevated awareness and the ability to distinguish truth from non-truth, or the eternality (atma) from matter, human beings especially, have the opportunity to return to Vaikunta Narayana's abode.
Narayana Kavacham is a protective mantra that appears in chapter eight of sixth Skanda of Bhagavada Purana. It is dedicated to Lord Narayana, the lord of cosmic consciousness. It is said that the mantra serves two purposes. 1) To save mankind from difficulties and self-proposed limitations and 2) for that ultimate purpose in life which is liberation.
Vedic texts say that the soul of man who experiences Narayana Kavacham – even if he’s a sinner – becomes extremely holy and that anyone who reads the Kavacham would be protected by the lord in his various avatars, by his various weapons and also by his sub-ordinates. Before reading the book, one should follow austere measures of cleaning the mind and body, according to Shloka 4-11 of the holy verses of Narayana Kavacham. There are 24 shlokas in all in this divine shield that invokes Lord Vishnu and his many incarnations.
The Narayana Kavacham acts as a protective shield to those befallen with misfortunes, oppression, tension, diseases, panic/alarm, negative influences of the planet or any other social impacts etc. The mantras of Narayana Kavacham are so powerful that all elements will bow down before the person who chants the mantras. It calls upon all forms of Lord Vishnu to protect the devotee from sinful enemies, evil spirits and severe diseases. It pleads with the lord to protect him from offenses of not paying obeisance to murtis (idols) in temples, shortcomings of service and bondage of karmas. It grants protection while a person is travelling, negative thoughts and deeds and dangerous places. In fact, the Narayana Kavacham Homam protects you from all directions.
Narayana Kavacham Homam will be performed on Papmochani Ekadashi. It’s the last Ekadashi of the Vedic year which appears between the festival of Holi and Chaitra Navaratri. As the name refers, it’s an auspicious day to absolve sins, seek blessings of Lord Vishnu and attain moksha.
Narayana Kavacham Homam is performed to invoke the Lord Narayana for protection against all types of evil and enemies. Three powerful mantras should be chanted before embarking on the Narayana Kavacham Homam.
"Om Namo Naraayanaya"
"Om Namo Bhagvathey Vaasudevaaya"
"Om Vishnuve Namah"
The Narayana Kavacham is a solution for people suffering from misfortune, diseases, oppression, obsessions, tension and negative impact of social and planetary influences.
The Narayana Kavacham Homam gives immense protection against all negative influences like dangerous animals, forests, battle, during journeys, etc. It saves from 33 sins, from violence, vileness and enemies. The mantra asks for saving a person from evil spirits, Yakshas, Rakshasa, bad influence of Grahas especially Jupiter or Guru, Bhutas and Yakshis or female vampires. A person gets invincible powers from Sriman Narayana himself. The mantras of Narayana Kavacham were given to Lord Indra by the supreme deity while in battle with the mighty demon Vritrasura. Just as Lord Indra became invincible, the Narayana Kavacham gives the devotee the power of invincibility, abundant success, wealth and prosperity. The ritual illumines the indriyas, intellect and prana. The homa not only fetches blessings of Lord Vishnu but also protects the family against pitfalls of life.
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Jyotirlingas are holy abodes of Lord Shiva. Jyoti means light and linga is the aniconic representation of Lord Shiva. There are 64 in all but only 12 are very sacred and auspicious called Dwadasha Jyotirlingas. According to Puranas, Lord Shiva’s powerful energies exist in these 12 powerful temples.
Vedicfolks will perform the second of the series of Jyotirlinga Homam to Lord Mallikarjuna, the deity of Srisailam, located in Andhra Pradesh. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is a unique power centre where Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva self-manifested. The dually powerful temple is also a Shakti peetha, as the goddess’ upper lip fell here. Goddess Bhramramba Devi and Lord Mallikarjuna represent the perfect balance of Purusha (source of creation), and Prakriti (nature). The temple is also called Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna or Srisailam temple where Mallika means Parvati and Arjuna implies Lord Shiva. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya composed Sivananda Lahiri in the Srisailam temple.
A homam to Lord Mallikarjuna ensures immense wealth and fame, fulfills wishes and desires and confers Mukti.
Among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva Mallikarjuna is the second and among the 18 Shakti Peethas, Goddess Brahmaramba Devi temple is the sixth. The importance of this ritual is that it appeases both the powerful forms of the divine couple. Also, the temple is considered Kailash on earth and its merits are equal to worshipping all the divine powers of the universe.
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Homam to Lord Mallikarjuna is equal to performing rituals to all Dwadasa Jyotirlingas which means performing rituals to all powerful hot spots of Lord Shiva. The ceremonies begin with Ganapathi homam followed by chanting of Sri Rudram and Chamakam, Bilva Archana and lingam abhishekam. The powerful worship helps a person to get relief from sins of seven births, and the cycle of birth and death. The ceremonies of the day give power of protection of the Supreme Consciousness, Lord Shiva. It also eliminates negativity, fears and chronic ailments. The homam protects from sudden deaths, abolishes karmic impacts, and bestows with victory over enemies. Pleasing Lord Mallikarjuna satisfies your daily needs, grants material wealth and helps to attain moksha. The unique ritual also confers double blessings of Lord Shiva and Shakti for a happy matrimony and child blessings. The homa comes to the rescue when there’s disharmony in the household and provides with peace and bliss. Also, the ultimate desire of man is to attain salvation or moksha, which is also derived from the ceremonies.
The Shiva Vishnu temple is located in the heart of Chennai city in Theyagaraya Nagar, popularly called T. Nagar. The temple is the first of its kind that has separate shrines for Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarishwarar with his consort Visalakshi Amman. There are separate shrines for Lord Varasiddhi Vinayaka and Lord Muruga. Lord Vishnu appears in this temple as Venkatesa Perumal and to his left is Mahalakshmi Thayar. There’s also a shrine for Lord Kasi Viswanath. Performing puja in this powerful temple can bring multiple benefits to the devotees. Venerating the gods of the temple removes all difficulties and diseases, it also eradicates planetary afflictions and negativity. Prayers bestow auspicious blessings of the gods for happy married life, child boons, good job prospects, wealth, prosperity and happiness.
Harihara yantra carries a unique floral pattern with pointed multiple edges arranged in a neat circular fashion. Harihara is a combined form of Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara). Also known as Shankaranaryana, Rudranarayana, or Shambhuvishnu, this form denotes the ultimate reality called Brahman. Worshipping Harihara yantra gets rid of evil forces that destroy your peace and sanctity. The yantra ensures dual blessings of the trinity gods for freedom from suffering and oppression. The yantra removes deep-rooted sins, and dosha, gives peace and harmony in life. The energized yantra emit powerful vibrations of both the deities who when pleased fulfill all desires of their devotees.
Day 1 - Narayana Kavacham Homam
Day 2 - Srisailam Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Homam