The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam TTD is embarked upon performing Kareeri Isthi -Varuna Japa-Parjanya Shanti Yagam, to appease Rain God Varuna for good showers and prosperity in the entire state and also in the country, said TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal on Monday.
KANCHI SEER BLESSINGS:
The unique Yagam meant for rains commenced in a ceremonial note in Paruveta Mandapam in Tirumala with the blessings of HH Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami, the chief pontiff of Kanchi Mutt on Monday. TTD EO Sri AK Singhal accompanied by his wife Smt Jaya Singhal took the sankalpam for the Maha Yagam as “Sarvopadrastha”. Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju also took part in this religious fete.
VARUNA JAPAM IN SWAMY PUSHKARINI:
Later the ritwiks who are performing this special Yagam performed Varuna Japam in Swamy Pushkarini located at Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy temple. The Vedic scholars chanted the Rishyasringa Mantram three times in the holy waters of the temple tank to appease Rain Lord Varuna.
Speaking to media persons on this occasion, the EO said, this five day fete which has commenced on May 29 will conclude on June 2. “Apart from the Vedic scholars rendering related mantras, Amrita Varshini Raagam which is prominently recited seeking good rains, will be performed by renowned artists on Naada Neerajana platform this time. We also arranged “Virataparva Parayanam” in Asthana Mandapam”, he added.
KAREERI ISTHI YAGANAM SIGINFICANCE:
TTD has been performing this yagam from the past one decade seeking good rains. The significance of the Kareeri Isthi Yagam is that since Vedic age,the Sages and Ritwiks used to perform this ritual with utmost devotion for blessing from Lord Varun(Rain God). The Uniqueness of this ritual is that the every item used in this Yagam is in Krishna Varna(Black Colour) including the dresses Ritwiks performing the Yagam. In this ritual the rice cooked in Bamboo,the horse and ram and every material will be black in colour as the Homa(Homam in Telugu) invokes black clouds to shower Good Rains.