Vijayadashami: Blanco Baba Temple
Join us for Baba’s Mahasamadhi Celebration!
We lovingly invite all devotees to join us for our first public Vijayadashami celebration.
RSVP is kindly requested so that we can plan accordingly.
Baba Abishekam – 3:00 pm
During an abishek, the murthi or holy object is washed with a variety of purifying liquids (e.g. water, milk, cream, honey, ghee) and sacred offerings (e.g. sacred herbs, lotus petals, sandalwood powder) while continuously chanting mantras and prayers.
This washing, prayer, and ritual offering of holy items to the murthi generates powerful positive vibrations which is transmitted to those watching, and those whose names are being prayed for during the process.
Through witnessing an abishek, contributing to the washing through prayer or singing, or partaking of the prasad, participants bring god’s healing vibrations into their body, mind, heart and soul.
Homam – 4:00 pm
Homam is a sacred fire puja that utilizes a dhuni, or ritual fire pit. During a homam, one or more people feed the fire with sacred offerings while chanting mantras and prayers.
Participants use their eyes to connect to the god’s cosmic energy through the fire element. It is a time when the burning or transformation of personal, community or global karmas is achieved through the offerings to the fire and the intentions (sankalpams) of those participating in this ancient sacred practice.
Sri Siva Sathya Vinay Sharma ji will be performing the services for the Vijayadashami ceremonies.
The Blanco Shirdi Baba Temple is located on 40 pristine acres in Blanco, Texas. The land features rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, stunning sunrises and a crystal clear spring-fed creek. Currently, Baba resides in a beautiful outdoor temple while we raise funds for his permanent home.
We currently perform daily abishek and aarathi and have yagyams every full and new moon.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Om Sai Ram!