ANAHEIM, CA – The All World Gayathri Pariwar held a Shivling Pran Pratishta Samaroh on the auspicious day of Somvati Amavashya,on July 4, at the Gayathri Chetna Center here. The event began with a Kalash Yatra in the morning. The ceremony consisted of around 150 women devotees carrying a kalash containing rice, water,
This was followed by the Mahakal Sthapana which consisted of two parts to install the Shivling into the Gayathri Chetna Center. The first part called Dus Snan (10 elements shower) was where the Shivling is showered with ten ingredients which are soil, cow duct, milk, gangajal (holy water), yogurt, honey, sugar, chandan (sandalwood powder), kum kum ( red powder) and ashes. The final step of the Dus Snan was to wash the Shivling with clean water.
The second part of the Mahakal Sthapana is the Pran Sanchar in which Dr. Pandya meditated to summon the cosmic energy of the sun and Shiva into the Shivilng. Also, Pandya asked everyone in attendance to be very quiet for about 15 minutes.
Following that was the 51 Kundi Yagya. In this part too, Dr. Pandya requested all devotees to bow down to the cosmic energies which were now in the Shivling. He then continued with the 51 Yagya Kund which was a fire ceremony where 150 couples surrounded the havan (fire pit).
Concluding the whole event came the Purnahuti, in which Dr. Pandya asked all devotees to realize that god is perfect and for everyone. Therefore we all need to try and be perfect. The translated motto of the All World Gayathri Pariwar organization is, “If you change yourself, the world will change and if you transform yourself, the world will be transformed.”