Devi Parashakthi Ma Temple
Parashakthi Temple, also known as Eternal Mother Temple is a Shanmatha (six paths in Hinduism) tirtha peetham (pilgrimage) in the west for Devi Adi Parashakti Durga worshipers situated in the heart of Pontiac, Michigan, United States. The Temple was built in 1999 and the inaugural pooja took place on Vijayadasami day. Since then, thousands of devotees have flocked to see Mother to shower Her with their love and devotion. Several devotees have experienced many miracles at the temple and throng every week to participate in the Abhishekams and other special functions that are conducted throughout the year. The Temple was envisioned by Dr. G Krishna Kumar in a deep meditative Kundalini experience when Goddess Adi Parashakti/Shakthi/Durga guided him to build a temple for “Her,” for peace, happiness and paramount success.

Divine Mother Parashakthi is "Divine Pure Eternal Consciousness" manifested as Shiva Shakthi and formed a Nada Bindu (sound and spiritual light), which separated into Shiva and Shakthi. All the gods and goddesses are her manifestations of various vibratory divine entities. At Parashakthi Temple, she is present as Parashakthi Karumari Ambika who is closest to the earthly creations. Devi Parashakthi is Kundalini Shakthi, which manifested as Prakrti (Shakthi), which together with Purusha(Shiva) has materialized into various universes (multiverse) as living and non-living entities through maya (illusion) Shakthi.
Regular Temple Timings
Mon-Fri9:00 am-12 Noon , 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tue OnlySpecial Rahu Kala Pooja at 4 pm
Sat, Sun9:00 am-9:00 pm
Temple History
Parashakthi Temple, also known as Eternal Mother Temple is a Shanmatha (six paths in Hinduism) tirtha peetham (pilgrimage) in the west for Devi Adi Parashakti Durga worshipers situated in the heart of Pontiac, Michigan, United States.
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"To those who adore thee, O' Mother, Thou grantest all boons, Thou art the origin of the Vedas and of all the Worlds, Be pleased to shine in my heart and accept my adoration.
Shanmatha (six forms) peetam
Parashakthi temple has all sannidhanams for Shanmatha form of worship which was proponded by Adi Sankara and one should reach higher Divine conciousness through their Istha Devatha with the six forms of Shanmatha namely.
Souram Lord Jagannath is an abstract deity of Lord Krishna.”Jagat” means universe/ world and “natha” means Lord, hence Jagannnatha is Lord of the Universe, the lord of every one and therefore worshipped by all. The form of Lord Jagannath is identical with the eternal, blissful and youth form of Lord Krishna, the supreme absolute Truth. He is “darubrahma” and he is formless form of God made of wood. He sits on the Ratna Singhasan with his older brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Subhadra and the mighty Sudarshan Chakra.

In 2002 Parashakthi devi appeared in kundalini meditation to dr kumar and asked for Her baby Krishna aspect to be installed at the Parashakthi temple.Dr kumar was starting to think on the wish of the divine mother when mr hari patnaik met him at the local business meeting and mr patnaik told dr kumar that he wanted to have jaganath ji installed in MI and had already brought the deities to USA. Dr kumar confirmed this as divine mother’s wish. Auspicious time was chosen for the installation of the lord Jagannatha and on the janamashtami day the installation took place amidst chanting by the devotees.Mr Manoj panda gave a talk to the devotees regarding siginificance of the shakthi and Jagannatha.

JAGANNATHA and SHAKTHI
Vakratunda mahaakaaya sooryakoti samaprabhaa
Nirvighnam kuru mae daeva sarva karyeshu sarvadaa

O Lord with curved trunk, immense body and whose brilliance matches that of a million Suns, please make all my endeavor free of obstacles all the time.

namo devyai mahaadevyai sivaayai satatam namah, namah prakrtyai bhadraayai niyatah pranatah sma tam

We bow to Shree Devi, Mahaa Devi always with devotion. We bow lovingly also to Prakriti (mother nature) who is auspicious all the time.

Today is a very sacred day. We have installed the images of Lord Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra in the temple of Divine Mother. First of all we have to understand why we need an image to worship, then what is the need of installation ceremony and then how these activities impact our daily life.

Human mind is very agitated. It needs to be focused. A calm, pointed mind can do much better work. To do this it needs a support. Image of the chosen deity helps in doing that. Mind can easily concentrate on an object. That is the reason we have so many forms of Gods and Goddesses. All cater to the different needs of mind which are connected with some philosophical ideal to contemplate upon.
Vaishnavam "I bow down to Lord Narasimha who is ferocious and heroic like Lord Vishnu. He is aflame from every side. He is terrific, auspicious and the death of death personified."

The Parashakthi Temple in Pontiac, Michigan resounded to the loud chanting of the above Bheejamala Sthotram during the Jaladhivaasam, Dhanyadhivaasam, Pushpadhivaasam, Sayanadhivaasam, Navarathna-Yanthra Samarpanam , Pratheeshta and the 8 hour long Yagnam during the installation of Lord Lakshmi-Narasimha Swamy from October 26 through October 28, 2007.

Lord Narasimha is an incarnation and one of the Dasavatharams of Lord Mahavishnu. The Lord appeared as a part Lion- part Human form in order to kill the Asura King Hiranyakashipu since this King had attained a boon which insisted that he can be killed by neither beast nor Humans. Thus, by appearing as a Lion-Man, He could kill the Asura King without violating the boon. God is omnipresent and omnipotent; God will find ways to destroy evil, God will do whatever is necessary to fulfill the just desires of a true devotee like Prahlada and God will never let down anyone who has faith in Him. This Avatar of Lord Vishnu indicates that although Hiranyakashipu is an Asura, he is blessed by the Lord since the Lord appears before him and also cradles him in His lap, consumes him and thus takes Hiranyakashipu into Himself which represents ultimate salvation. However, when Lord Nrisimha appeared, He was in an extremely angry form known as Ugra Narasimha and or Jwala Nrisimha. The angry mode continued even after the demonic element namely Hiranyakashipu was destroyed. Shri Mahalakshmi then appeared in order to calm down the Lord and so she sat on His lap and held him and thus cajoled Him to attain the Shanti (peaceful) mode. Thus, the combined form of the Lord with Sridevi sitting on His lap came to be known as Lakshmi-Nrisimha. Adi Shankara composed a very inspiring sloka known as Lakshmi Nrisimha Karavalambam wherein He describes this aspect of the Lord’s avataram and goes on to explain the significance and benefits that accrue to the worshippers of Lord Lakshmi Nrisimha. Worshipping Lord Nrisimha along with Mahalakshmi endows the devotee with wealth, health, prosperity, longevity and protects the devotees from disease and malefic effects of planets. In addition, it ensures the destruction of evil forces and assures the establishment of Universal peace.
Saivam Abhishekam for Lord Shiva is done every day at 9.30 AM.

Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being (Brahman of the Upanishads) that continuously dissolves to recreate in the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe. Owing to His cosmic activity of dissolution and recreation, the words destroyer and destruction have been erroneously associated with Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees.

Also, a unique addition to the Parashakthi Temple is a Maragatha Lingam which is made of Emerald Rock and has been placed in the Temple for worship on MahaShivarathri day. Devotees may pray and touch this Lingam on Mahashivarathri. This emerald lingam from India symbolizing Shiva-Shakthi is a Sri-Vidya Tantric symbol. Worshipping the Lingam is believed to save people from rebirths resulting in union of the soul with God. Our Temple devotees are fortunate to have this opportunity on Shivarathri day to offer our prayers to Lord Shiva.
Kaumaram Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva, and the younger brother of Lord Ganesha is venerated as Kaliyuga Varada, the God who blesses and protects those who ardently seek His grace. Lord Muruga contains in Himself the three divine eternal functions -- creation (srishti), protection (sthithi) and destruction (samhara) as evidenced by the three first letters in His name: MU -- Mukundan (Vishnu), RU -- Rudra (Siva) and KA -- Kamalan (Brahma).

Installation

1. Lord Karthikeya has been installed at the Parashakthi temple with his two shaktis, Devi Valli and Devi Deviyanni on October 19, 1999 by a Vaidika Yantra pratheeshta. The Navratana Stones and Yantra made by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V.V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram.

The mandapam was completed on July 11, 2000. The mandapam and the Deity are made of black granite.

2.Utchava Moorthy Installation of Karthikeya-Valli-Devayani and Bhogar Siddhar Vigraham was done on November 12-21, 2004.

Functions at the temple for Karthikeya:

1. Vaikasi Vishakam – annual function – first celebration was on June 3, 2001.

2. Skanda Shashti – annual function – first celebration - November 12-21, 2004.

3. Krithika – celebrated every month.

4. Thai Poosam

5. Masi Makham

6. Panguni Uthram

VAIKASI VISAKHAM

Vaikasi Visakham was held at the Parashakti temple in a grand manner this year on May 22, Sunday, 2005.

The Utsava Murthies of Karthikeya were installed at the Parashakti temple in November of 2004 on Skanda Sashti (festival for Lord Karthikeya). This was the first time the Karthikeya Murthies with the two consorts goddess Valli and Devayani with Siddhar Bhogar were taken out in a chariot procession at the Parashakti temple grounds. This was a beautiful sunny morning and devotes chanted with a feverish devotion to the lord.

The Parashakti temple has devotees from all backgrounds. Devotees from American background, Indian background, and many other origins participated in a devotional worship of Lord Karthikeya.

The highly energized Utsava Murthies were consecrated at Palani Temple by Dr. G.Krishna Kumar in an elaborate ceremony that is one of its kinds. It is at the Palani Temple Siddhar Bhogar who lived around first century B.C. is one of the eighteen Siddhars, who was an expert in medicine prepared an amalgam of nine medicinal minerals in proper proportion. He made the idol of Moolavar (the main deity) from this amalgam. We are fortunate to have Siddhar Bhogar at the Parashakti Temple. Dr. Kumar explains that to reach the divine vibration is easier by praying to the saint who had given life to the Mantra for the deity. Siddhar Bhogar gave life to Lord Karthikeya mantra.

Chariot ride was followed by auction of devotional items by the devotees who wanted to fundraising activities. Following this, there was beautiful pujas and abhishekas for Lord Karthikeya, Valli and Devayani, and Siddhar Bhogar.

Each year at the Parashakti temple all festivals for Lord Karthikeya are celebrated in a grand manner.

Temple Celebrates Panguni Uthiram with focus on Children’s Involvement in Religion

The 2002 Committee for Lord Muruga established the Inaugural Panguni Uthiram Celebrations for Lord Muruga/Karthikeya by focusing on the involvement of children in Hindu religion. Panguni Uthiram festival occurs on the full moon day of the Tamil month Panguni (March-April). The festival commemorates celestial marriages including the marriage of Lord Muruga to Goddess Theivanai.

  THAI POOSAM CELEBRATIONS FOR LORD MURUGA/KARTHKEYA

Thai Poosam is a popular festival for Lord Muruga/Karthikeya. According to traditions, the javelin (vel) Lord Muruga used to fight Taraka and the Asuras was presented to him by his mother, Goddess Parvathi, on Thai Poosam day.

The Committee for Lord Muruga’s functions organized the Inaugural Thai Poosam Celebrations on January 27th, 2002.

Thai Poosam (Pushya) is a festival occurring in the Tamil month Thai (January-February), on the day of the star Poosam . There are several legends about the festival Thai Poosam. According to one legend, there was a demon named Tharakasuran who gave significant disturbances and difficulties to the rishis and saints. Lord Muruga was called by his parents Lord Shiva and Parvati and given the job of destroying the

Asuran. Lord Muruga set off with the blessings of his parents to destroy the demon. He took with him twelve weapons, eleven of which were given by his father Lord Shiva and the 'ShakthiVel' given by his mother Parvati. Lord Muruga destroyed Tharakasuran on the Poosam Nakshatra day in the Tamil month of Thai and hence Thai Poosam is celebrated in all Murugan temples. It is thus a special day for worship of Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya/ Karthikeya.

It is also a very special day for the glorification of Mother Parvathi because Lord Muruga Himself reveals the great glory of the Eternal Mother since His ability to achieve victory over Tharakasura was achieved through the Shakthi Vel given by Her.

The mantra describing lord karthikeya( lord subramaniya) connection to divine mother is revealed to Dr Krishna kumar, who is the founder of the temple, in turiya state during Kundalini meditation

“Om ung rung Bhuvaneshwari vasika rahi, Saravana bhavan thanakku “Shakthivel “ eendha sarveshwari lokamatha adiyavargali munnindru kakka siva”.
Shaktam "To those who adore thee, O' Mother, Thou grantest all boons, Thou art the origin of the Vedas and of all the Worlds, Be pleased to shine in my heart and accept my adoration.
Ganapadhyam The deity is made of black granite, and the entire mandapam is also granite. Yantra and Navrattna (9 precious gems) were placed underneath the deity by Dr. G. K. Kumar, the founder of the Temple. Yantra was made by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram, and the deity was installed with vaidika yantra prathistha as per agamic rites.


The auspicious time was decided by Guruji Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram, and miraculously, the deity was installed two minutes before the auspicious time would be over. To read more about the day of the installation, October 19, 1999.


Lord Ganesha – The Lord of Remover of Obstacles


Lord Ganesha is the first Ishta Devata, the chosen God, of all Hindus, regardless of their sectarian position. Worship of Lord Ganesha leads the devotee most naturally to the other great Gods.


Until you have established a rapport with Lord Ganesha, you cannot establish a relationship with Krishna, Ayyappan, Amman, Vishnu, Rama, Hanuman, Lakshmi, Sita, Radharani, Siva or Murugan outside your own limited concepts. It is Ganesha who introduces you to the millions of Gods of the Hindu pantheon, none else. That is the way it works, as Lord Ganesha is the God of spiritual wisdom.


Among all the wonderful Hindu Deities, Lord Ganesha is the closest to the material plane of consciousness, most easily contacted and most able to assist us in our day-to-day life and concerns. In his hands Ganesha wields a noose and a goad. With the noose He can hold you close, or hold obstacles close. Ganesha can capture and confine both blessings and obstacles. With the goad Ganesha can strike and repel obstacles. This Lord is called Remover of Obstacles, but He also places obstacles in our way, for sometimes his devotees are proceeding in the wrong direction, and His obstacles block their progress and guide them slowly back onto the straight path of dharma. When instinctive willfulness causes the seeker to decide to step out the bondaries of dharma, the Lord of Obstacles is there to block the way. His emblem is the swastika, symbolizing His circuitous course in guiding the seeker through life’s perplexing experiences.


Worship of Him strengthens your memory, builds character and brings knowledge from the within. It also protects you from the lower forces, which reside in the little-known chakras below the muladhara. These darker charkas govern fear, anger, jealousy and the confused thinking centered around self-preservation.


The first chakra below the muladhara governs the state of mind of fear and lust. The chakra below that governs raging anger, which comes from despair or from threats to one’s self-will and can make people even angry with God. The third chakra below the muladhara governs retaliatory jealousy, pride and arrogance, which are associated with feelings of inadequacy, inferiority and helplessness. At this level the only safe sadhana is japa, repetition of simple mantras. People who live in the consciousness of this chakra often deny the existence of God and are contentiously combative with one another. The fourth chakra down governs prolonged confusion and instinctive willfulness, the desire to receive rather than to give. Those in this region of mind proclaim the existence of materialistic advancement over everything else. Hatred arises here as unwholesome vasanas build one upon another. The fifth chakra below the muladhara is the very home of the instinctive mind’s cruel selfishness. People in the consciousness of theis chakra are capable of actions without conscience. They see to their own well-being at all costs, think only of “I, me and mine.” The sixth chakra down is the realm of absence of conscience, which brings about theft, fraud and other dishonest dealings. People in this state of mind believe the world owes them a living and they can simply take from it what they please from whomever they please. The seventh and last chakra below the muladhara governs malice, also without conscience, expressed through revenge, torture for the joy of it, murder for the sake of murder, the destruction of other’s property, mind, emotion or physical body. Hatred abides here. Reason seldom reaches those who live in this state of mind.
Upcoming Events
Deities At the temple
ASHTA LAKSHMI (and DURGA MAHALAKSHMI) INSTALLATION OF MAHALAKSHMI AND ASHTALAKSHMI VIGRAHA YANTHRA PRATHEESHTA AT  KARUMARIAMMAN DEVI TEMPLE BY DR. KRISHNA KUMAR.
DEVI KAMADHENU AMBIKA In Hindu mythology, Kamadhenu Ambika was a divine cow who was believed to be the mother of all cows. Like her daughter Nandini, she could grant any wish for the true seeker. Kamadhenu provided Vasishta with his needs for the sacrifices.
Devi Varahi Ambika Vaarahi is one of the Saivite Shakti deities with the group of goddesses known as Saptamatrukas or the "Seven Mothers". The seven mothers are: Brahmi, Maheshvari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Vaarahi, Mahendri and Chamundi. They are the Shakti (female) equivalents of their male counterparts.
Raja Gopuram
18 MAHA SHAKTHI PEETAMS The Shakthi Pithas are places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Sati, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. Shakti, the goddess of power is the complete incarnation of Adi Shakti, has three chief manifestations, as Durga, goddess of strength and valour, as Mahakali, goddess of destruction of evil and as Goddess Gowri, the goddess of benevolence.

According to Legend, Peetams are the places where the body of Sati Devi, daughter of Daksha, fell to earth after she immolated herself by her power of yoga. The Shlokam below with pictures is of the 18 Maha shakti peethas, as compiled by Sri Adi Shankara and will be placed as a group on our Rajagopuram.

Sri Adi Shankara Ashta Dasa (18) Shakthi peeetams Shloka:
Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane


Goddess Shankari-devi in Sri lanka, Kamakshi in Kanchipuram,
Goddess Shrinkhala in Pradyumna and Chamunda in Mysore

Alampure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika, Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika

Goddess Jogulamba in Alampur, Goddess Brhamarabika in Sri Shailam, Goddess Maha Lakshmi in Kolhapur and Goddess Eka veera in Mahur

Ujjainyam Maha kali, Peethikayam Puruhutika, Odhyane Girija devi, Manikya Daksha vatike

Goddess Maha Kali in Ujjain Purhuthika in Peethika, Goddess Girija in Odhyana and goddess Manikya in Draksharamam,

Hari kshetre Kama rupi, Prayage Madhaveshwari Jwalayam Vishnavi devi, Gaya Mangalya gourika

Goddess Kama rupi in the temple of Vishnu, Goddess Madhevaswari in Allahabad, The flame giving Goddess in Jwala muki and Mangala Gouri in Gaya.

Varanasyam Vishalakshi, Kashmire tu Saraswati, Ashtadasha Shakti peethani, Yoginamapi durlabham

Goddess Visalakshi in Varanasi, Goddess Saraswathi in Kashmir,
Are the 18 houses of Shakthi, which are rare even to devas.

Sayamkale pathennityam, Sarva shatri vinashanamSarva roga haram divyam, Sarva sampatkaram shubham
520 Devathas The Major Deities will be Adi Parashakthi (Maha Mayee KaRuMari) on the seventh floor of the Eastern Elevation, Maha Vishnu (Sri Venkateswara) on the Western elevation along with Nataraja (Lord Siva) on the Southern elevation and Lord Brahma on the Northern elevation. The base of the Gopuram will have a unique representation of the Sri Chakra and the seven floors on each elevation will be dedicated to various aspects of Shakthi, Shiva and Maha Vishnu making this the only tower in the world with this unique and powerful combination. Different aspects of Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya along with the great Sages in Hinduism will be present along with Ashta Dasa (18) Maha Shakthi Peetams and other Major aspects of Shakthi. This is a unique opportunity for Devotees to sponsor. The following pages will guide you on the Major Deities, who will be installed on our Gopuram.
Sri Chakra Nava Avarana representation on our Rajagopuram Sri Chakra is the Mother of all Yantras, and is a mystical geometric representation of the Transcendental Supreme, Non-dual pure concious-ness with its abstract intelligence. Our Divine Mother has chosen to manifest at our Temple to protect our world from predicted catastrophies and shower Her grace so that we can be aware of “Her” and merge our souls into super soul (“Her”). To achieve this She has granted us many boons along with Mantras, Yantras & Tantric secrets. The transcendence is from Parabrahman to Saguna Brahman, and then to Nadha Brahman, Nadha Bindu (light and sound), to Trimoorthys (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva), and as various Gods and Goddesses (Istha Devathas). Nada is the Om, the primordial sound which is so immense that creates intense trillion degrees of heat and rapidly cools down forming many universes (multiverse) and is referred to as the Nada Bindu (Big Bang).

Divine Mother is the interplay of sound and light which was experienced by Ancient seers (Rishis) as sound (mantras) and light forms as yantras that is given the form of energized linear, triangular, circular, pentagrams, hexagrams, octagrams etc constituiting various yantras. These various geometric patterns offer us an abstract form of worship and if deciphered and understood properly with Divine Mother’s grace and our own Bhakthi (Devotion), we will be able to understand them and receive Eternal Divine Grace to wake up the “Divinity in us”. In the Sri Chakra, descending triangles represent the overflowing Divine Grace and ascending triangles represent the urge of the soul to reach Her and merge with Her. Visiting and praying at Her Temple activates our Pranic flow towards self-realization. Worshipping Her through Sri Chakra at active energy centers like the Parasahkthi Temple channels energy of our soul or self towards Cosmic union with “Her”.
Sarva Dosha Nivarana Peedam
Dhrishti Peetam The Sarva Dosha Nivarana Peetham was consecrated on Sunday, November 29, 2009 (Ashwini Star, Dwadasi). It is located at the location originally proposed as the site of the Parashakthi Temple. Obviously, it is the Divine Wish of Mother Parashakthi to give Darshan to Her devotees as Chottanikkara Rajarajeswari at the same location chosen initially for the Temple.
Naga Devatha Rahu and Kethu are two nodal Grahams that form the head and tail of Naga and hence the presence of Rahu and Kethu in different houses of the Zodiac will have an impact of various types on different Rasis. Worshipping Naga Devatha will propitiate Rahu and Kethu and remove their malefic influences. All devotees born under rasis Simham, Kanni, Vrischikam,Makaram, Kumbham, Meenam, rishibam and Katakam will be particularly benefited by worshipping and participating in the Naga Devatha Pratheeshta. All those born under other rasis will also benefit. We urge all devotees to participate in the Naga Devatha Pratheeshta on Aug 28 which is also Nagapanchami day.
Navagrahas The Navagrahas are 9 important deities of the Hindu religious tradition. They are Surya, Chandra, Angaraka, Budha, Guru, Sukra, Sani, Rahu and Ketu. The last two, Rahu and Ketu are planet-like entities, unique to the Hindu tradition. Devotees worship the Navagrahas to minimize the malefic effects of the planetary positions as applicable to their birth charts.
The Guru's Wisdom
At our Temple, Divine Mother is the Parama Guru. Under the Grace and Guidance of Divine Mother Parashakthi, our Chairman and Founder Dr. G Krishna Kumar and Board of Trustees communicate Her messages to devotees. The information is given to Dr. Krishna Kumar in deep meditative "thuriya" experience.
Dr. Krishna Kumar