On the 11th of November 2018, It was a magnanimous service offered to Sri Sitha Rama Chandra Swami, the Deity of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji at Divya Saketham, JIVA. Below is the description of why, what, how, when… in the words of Swamiji just for our dear readers!
It was back in 1993…, the history in brief:
Sri Sitha Ramachandra Swami has been with us in the Deity form since the day that Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji (our Guru) has passed them onto us. In the year 1993, more than 30,000 people came to the Sithanagaram asram in Vijayawada to wish and bless us on our birthday. There were also a group of Indians who were living in America, they asked us to visit America. But, we refused telling them that there is so much to do in India, we may not be able to travel that far. The next day, our Deity walked out (with the help of some thieves) from the asram!!!
For the past 25 years, to celebrate…
His return, we have been offering him a shower with all the elements of nature submitting everything possible to Him through this shower. With every pot full of these elements, we submit our heart thanking Him for being with us. This is described as Ekothara Sahasra Kalasa Snapanamu in Agama scriptures of Vedam. He sweetly receives the offering and proves to us again and again that He is with us to listen to us, to receive our services, and to remain with us as the most accessible form while being the utmost Supreme power. Can any of us imagine someone being so powerful and yet the most accessible? That is our Deity, Sri Sitha Ramachandra Swami!
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, 11th November 2018
Here’s a brief description of the snapanamu or abhishekam performed with 1001 pots:
The snapanamu is regarded as the one of the most auspicious ways of serving the Deity. 4 types of elements are used in the pots, all metals(lohamulu), all precious stones(ratnamulu), all herbs (owshadulu), all fragrances (gandhamulu). They are arranged in an order as prescribed in the aagamas in three layers, manushya padam, dyva padam and bramha padam. 385 of the pots are with liquids, dravyamulu. And 616 are of water, suddhodhakamulu from various sources of water such as sea, rain, moisture, dew etc.
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