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Video:Chandi Homam Wimbledon Ganapathy Temple (October 2019)

This year’s annual Chandi Homan – fire ceremony – took place at Shree Ganapathy Temple, Wimbledon on SUnday 6th October 2019. It took place in the middle of the 9 days of Navarathri (9 nights of Goddess) auspicious festivities. Navarathri festivities honour the various forms of the Hindu Goddesses – mainly Saraswaty (Education & arts), Luxmi (Love & wealth) and Durga / Kali (warrior, victory, protection).

Explanation of fire ceremony & invocation of Goddess Durga:

During Chandi Homan, a form of Durga – called Chandika Devi is invoked into the fire, using mantras recited for several hours by the Hindu Priests (Ayars). This includes reciting the 13 chapters of the stories of Durga Goddess slaying various demons, and is said to be highly auspicious for all participating or even merely being present and witnessing the ceremony.

The Homan concludes when the energies of the Goddess are moved from fire to the Kumbams (blessed water vessels on altar) and those are taken to be poured over the statue of the Durga Devi. Remnants of the water poured over statue are highly sacred and blessed and have the energy of Durga Devi, and are sprinkled on all the devotees by the Priest later on.

Also to be noted is the special Blessing ceremony within the proceedings. This is when the lead Priest of the ceremony is pouring sacred oil over fire in a continuous form, and others are reciting numerous blessings. That section is filmed in entirety and is included here for devotees to watch and benefit its blessings.

Do take this seriously, and watch in a mindful, reverent and spiritual state of mind – so that you can attune to these blessings and gain benefit.

Om Shakthi!

-Mani Navasothy Author Teacher Astrologer Wiccan High Priest

http://www.Mani.org.uk (official site for Wicca & paganism) http://www.QuantumPhoenix.net (esoteric blogs includes Hindu topics

video- Wimbledon Ganapathy Temple – chariot Festival 2019

Short 3 min video clip of the Chariot procession in Wimbledon this morning.

Ganapathy temple Homam – fire ceremony (pics)

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Elephantom Origins-  panels from the NEW eBook for parents & children
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-Mani Navasothy

Elephantom Origins - Kindle cover  (c)Mani Navasothy 2013
Elephantom Origins – Kindle cover (c)Mani Navasothy 2013