OUR TEMPLE HAS SERVED FREE ANNADANAM TO OVER 100,000 DEVOTEES SINCE THE YEAR 2000 AND CONTINUES TO SERVE AN AVERAGE OF 600-750 EVERY WEEK
Among all the forms of charity, Annadhanam is considered as an act of highest virtue. All the other human needs like clothes, shelter, and education impact only the quality of life but the food impacts the life itself. The food is a source of joy. Share it with others and the joy multiplies. While Bhoodhan, Godhan, Vastradhan and Vidyadhan can be performed only by person of wealth, Annadhanam is within every one’s reach. It entails simply sharing one’s meals with the fellow beings. The food is also the easiest way through which a living being can be fully and instantly satisfied. The stomach is the home of fire element which is one among the five panchabhutas. This fire is can be doused by food alone.
At Parashakthi Temple, we have served free food to over 100,000 people since inception of our Temple. We also conduct Annual Free Health Fair Camps for the Needy offering free Health checkups, screenings, Flu shots etc.
It is our goal to build a proper, spacious, better equipped Complex that will enable us to serve the community more efficiently and create a proper space for Annadhanam, Health Camps, Free YOGA Classes etc.
A new building will replace the existing Drishti Peetam. Walkway will be built to the Drishtipeetam with Parking and beautiful Landscaping. It was the wish of Divine Mother Parashakthi that we should provide a place for helping our devotees to ward off the ill effects of any Dhrishti (Evil Eye). In other words, a place where all devotees can go and worship Bhagawathy and get her blessings to be freed from material, physical and psychological ill effects due to any form of Dhrishti (Evil eye).
The Drishti Peetam has:
- 1. Presence of Mahamayee (Maha Mari).
- 2. The protective energy of Cosmic Lord Arishtanemi,who along with Indra, Poosha and Brihaspati, is the third level of transcendence for humans from the Divine Mother. This energy & vibration is purely protective in nature.
- 3. The proactive protection of Goddess Shashti Durga, to prepare in advance and protect the world from predicted apocalyptic catastrophes.• The Protection & Grace of Eight Nagadevathas through the two installed Nagadevathas, which is needed in order to make the Peetham Consecration more effective for World Protection.
- 4. Chottanikkara Bhagawathi, a manifestation of Lalitha Tripurasundari and her Balai aspect, Bala Tripurasundari.
Dwajasthambam, Balipeetam and Simha Vahanam
Dhwaja Sthambha - is also referred to as being a medium for the Heavens to be connected to the Earth, which would refer to it being a spiritual connector between us Humans and the Supreme Being, God above.
Bali Peetam - signifies the Bali "Sacrifice" of all the negative traits of Human beings (Devotees) as we enter the Temple. Its also important to purify ourselves not just physically but also mentally and Bali Peetam symbolizes the purity of soul needed to enter the Temple and visit Divine Mother Parashakthi.
Simha Vahanam - The Lion (Simham) represents the vehicle of Divine Mother Parashakthi. The other significance is that every Human being has beastly qualities and Divine Mother will help us conquer these negative (Asuric) qualities so that we can evolve to a higher Angelical (Divine) realm of consciousness.
Sri Ganapathi and Sri Naga Raja/Nagini Shakthi Shrine
Sri Nagaraja and Sri Nagini
Nagadevathas are mystical, divine beings who have been worshipped by Hindus for very long time since ancient days. In Rig Veda, The Nagadevatha is described in the form of Agni “Ahibrudhya” which means the serpent who is hidden in the depth of fire. At our temple Naga Devathas have been active from the beginning and many of our devotees have felt the vision and the power of Naga Devathas. As per the instructions of Divine Mother we will be installing Nagaraja (Serpent King ) and his consort NagaRani along with the baby representing the entire Naga Devatha Family. Due to Sarpa dosham, marriages are delayed or ruined, Progeny may be denied, miscarriages/Abortion will occur.
In Hindu tradition a serpent has always been auspicious Vishnu lies on Adisesha who is a manifestation of Naga Devatha. Ganesha, the God of supreme wisdom has a cobra around his waist to show the significance of serpentine power. Siva has a serpent in his neck, again symbolizing “Kundalini energy” and his control of it.
Nagas represent the Kundalini energy. Kundalini is the spiritual energy lying at the base of the spine that naturally rises as a person evolves. As it rises it purifies the subtle energetic system.
We are very fortunate in our temple that Divine Mother instructed to bring Nagaraja and Nagini very soon, so that every devotee is blessed and benefitted. All devotees born under rasi Simham, Kanni, Vrischikam, Makaram, Kumbham, Meenam, Rishibam and Katakam will be particularly benefited by worshipping and participating in the Prathishta. All others will also benefit immensely with removal of any health problems, improving fertility and Kundalini ascension, your respective spiritual evolution.
Holy Rivers Ganga and Cauvery as Waterfalls
Ganga Devi also called Ganga Mata is a sacred river considered as a living goddess whose sight, name and touch will wash away all the sins, accepting all and forgiving all. Ganga Devi is also referred to as Swara Sopana Sarini or the one to take us from being Humans to Divine in our ascension on Bhoolokam. Her presence at our Temple live as water falls with Lord Shiva will make it easier for our Devotees to enter Devaloka (Entrance to Heaven). This has been possible with the Divine Prayogam performed by our Temple Founder, President and Spiritual Director at the source of River Ganges in the Himalayas.
Ganga Devi will be installed early summer of 2018 along with Kashi Vishwanath in a beautifully carved Vigrahas shipped from India along with Sage Agasthiar Bhagwan and Cauvery, Krishna and Godavari with Prana Prathishta. This will represent the presence of Holy Rivers at our Temple opportunity. Please participate by sponsorship. Lord Shri Kashi Vishwanath channels the infinite energy of Ganga Devi from the cosmos and channels it for Human beings to be able to consume Her. Devi Ganga is also referred to as Tripada Gamini or the ruler of the three worlds.
Waterfalls on either sides of the steps as depicted in the picture
Dieties to be Installed to the right side of Rajagopuram above the Falls:
- Ganga Devi
- Lord Shiva Kashi Vishwanath
Dieties to be Installed to the left side of Rajagopuram above the Falls:
- Sri Agasthiyar Bhagwan
- Devi Cauvery along with Holy rivers Krishna, Yamuna and Godavari
Devi Meenakshi Ambika
Devi Meenakshi is considered as a form of Lalitha Tripura Sundari. Goddess Meenakshi appeared from the sacrificial fire as the daughter of the hitherto childless Pandya King Malayadwaja an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. She grew up as a personification of Shiva Shakthi. She prayed to Lord Shiva and Siva appeared as Sundareswara and married Meenakshi. In her Temple in Madurai, she appears in the standing posture, Her color is Green and She has a Green parrot sitting on her right shoulder. Adi Shankara Bhagawathpada has composed a very descriptive slokam known as Meenakshi Panchrathnam in Sanskrit which glorifies and describes the various aspects of Meenakshi Devi.
Manthra Sridevi and 18 Siddhars
Mantras are Mystical word conciousness (Sabda Brahman) burst forth (Sphota) from our Divine Mother into various Devathas. Grace of MantraPavai who is a high vibratory Devata in this Holy place of worship will grant our Devotees knowledge, wisdom, ability to understand and the grace of that particular mantras with associated Deity.
Siddhas are the immortals, who remain in their subtle bodies. They are omniscients and are capable of performing miracles with their 'Astama Siddhis'. They worship Lord Shiva, as Guru Maheswara, the first siddha and Devi Manonmani as their Mother. At our Parashakthi Temple, the 18 Maha Siddhars are seated in meditation all under one location along with Devi Mantra Shri Devi. This unique combination of 18 Maha Siddhars and Mantra Shridevi will become a powerful sanctum within our Rajagopuram. By becoming aware of the Siddhars and receiving their Grace one can receive all kinds of materialistic and spiritual help.