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Ati Rudra Maha Yajna At Chennai
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Sai Baba with CM
M. Karunanidhi of Chennai and other State Govt. ministers and VIP's - Nehru indoor stadium in Chennai


Few images from Chennai
Ati Rudra Maha Yajna site.

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January 21, 2007  Swami didn't come out for morning darshan, at the moment lots of devotees are waiting for Swami's evening darshan since it is expected that Swami might come out for darshan, there is also going to be a musical program at ARMY site today. In the morning Swami visited the Nehru indoor stadium in Chennai, according to some sources there were around 800 thousand peopel present. Yesterday Swami visited Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi

"CHENNAI: Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi met Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at the latter's Gopalapuram residence here on Saturday. The meeting lasted nearly an hour. The Chief Minister gave two books to Baba, including one on Kural. Asked what they spoke during the meeting, Mr. Karunanidhi quipped, "Tamil." And then he added: "Neither did Baba talk politics nor did I speak spiritualism." The Chief Minister said he thanked Baba for his contribution to the lining of the Telugu Ganga canal.
He had also appealed to him to take up more such welfare schemes in the State. Earlier Sri Sathya Sai Baba was received by PWD Minister Durai Murugan, HR and CE Minister K.R. Periakaruppan and Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran. " source: The Hindu newspaper/ SBOI
"Tirupathi Devasthanam request Swami help with the water project

Yesterday officials from Tirupathi Devasthanam in Tirupathi were here in Chennai to meet Swami and request for Swami's help with the water project to supply drinking water to the devotees in Tirupati. They asked for donation of 800 Crorers for the water project and Swami's blessings to complete it. The official also said that Swami enquired him about the free weddings that Tirupathi Devasthanam was conducting. The official said that Swami smiled and accepted their request. "

19th Jan. Update: Swami is in Chennai-  Our beloved lord has set his foot in Chennai at around 2-20 PM.

19thJan. Happy Journey To Swami

19th Jan. 1 p.m. Swami is on His way to the Puttparthi airport to board a plane which will fly Swami to Chennai to attend ATHI RUDRA MAHA YAGNA. Sathya Sai Baba is arriving in the Chennai city after a gap of 10 years. - 1.30 p.m. Swami's plane took off from Puttaparthi Airport - destination Chennai.

17thJan. "Lingam Miracle" Ati Rudra Maha Yajna : " I would like to share with you all a small incident Before the start of ARMY ( Athi Rudra Maha Yagna) at prashanthi Nilayam,..." Read more 

Ati Rudra Maha Yajna At Chennai

Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will participate in the Athi Rudra Maha Yajna for loka kalyana (global welfare and universal peace), scheduled to take place in Chennai for 12 days starting from January 19 2007.

Program schedule: click here for details

Yagna starts on 19th Jan 2007 with Kalasha Sthapana.
Yagna End : 30th or 31st of Jan 2007.

The Ati Rudra Maha Yajna program format would be the same as happened in Parthi.

Yagna Venue:

24, South Avenue Extension,
Vasudevan Nagar South Avenue Extension,
Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041
Adjacent to Tiruvanmiyur Bus Terminus.


Accommodation for Overseas Devotees:

In chennai airport, you will find SAI information counter. There you can find the list of hotels/motels/lodges to choose from based on your budget.



Swami's abode in Chennai
This Yajna was previously held at Puttaparthi from 9th-20th August 2006. The detailed account of this Yajna can be found in the following links.

Swami's abode in Chennai is called "SUNDARAM"
located in South Madras and Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam will be held
in different location in area called - Thiruvanmiyur.The Yagna
location is best accessible by Bus from any part of the city.This
location is more closer to Chennai Airport than Railway Station.
There are two major Railway Stations in Chennai:1)MADRAS CENTRAL for
trains to Bangalore,Mumbai,Delhi and other cities 2)MADRAS EGMORE for
trains to mainly within state.In addition, several railway stations
serve city commuters(Electric Trains).
(By Ravi Raman member SBOI group)



Bus transport for ARMY.(Adhi Rudra Maha Yagnam),site ,Chennai.

Sairam. Information is gathered that sri sathya sai organisation,chennai is arranging bus transport facilities from all parts of chennai to the ADHI RUDRA MAHA YAGNAM SITE at Tiruvanmiyur for all the routes not covered by Chennai metropoliton transport corporation to Thiruvanmiyur yagnam site. 15 such routes are identified. Chartered MTC buses will ply in these routes.FREE TRANSPORTATION WILLBE PROVIDED TO DEVOTEES IN THESE ROUTES. It is understood that two trips , one at 5AM and other at 12Noon will ply from each route to Yagnam site for the benefit of devotees and will make return trips at 11AM and 7PM respectively, Detailed starting points , enroute bus stoppings will be made known as soon as the list is approved by sai organisation's state president and other top officials. sairam

Source: SBOI group member - Sai Ramakoti



Program Schedule

20th January - Saturday

Morning Session - 3:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Sri Mahaganapathi Pooja
Swasthi Vachana, Swasthi Punyaha
Raksha Bandhana
Bimba Suddhi (for the Lingam)
Dhanyadhivasam, Pushpa Phaladhivasa and Shayadhivasa
Kalasa Sthapane, Kala Avahane, Kala Homa and Anga Homa
Prana Prathisthe
Agni Prathisthe
Panchamrita Abhishekam
Rudra parayana & Rudrabhisheka
Rudra homam and Sai Gayathri Homam
Mahamangalarathi and Astavadhani Seva

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Mangala Vadyam
Panchamrita Abhishekam, Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Kramarchane
Talk by Learned Speaker
Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme

21st January to 29th January

Morning Session 5:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Aruna Parayana
Mahanyasa Parayana
Panchamrita Parayana
Rudra Parayana and Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Homa and Sai Gayathri Homa
Ashthavadhana Seva and Mahamangalarathi

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Mangala Vadyam
Panchamrita Abhishekam, Rudrabhishekam Kramarchane
Talk by Learned Speaker
Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme

30th January - Tuesday

Morning Session 4:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Mangala Vadyam, Aruna Parayana
Mahanyasa Parayana
Panchamrita Abhishekam
Rudra Parayana, Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Homam and Sai Gayathri Homam
Agni Samyojana
Jayadi Homam
Uttaranga Godana
Maha Poornahuthi

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme


As Lord Krishna declared in Bhagavad Gita, "Whenever the practice of Dharma is on the decline and Adharma on the rise, I embody myself".

In accordance with this declaration, the Veda Purusha himself has to reincarnate for the revival of Veda Dharma. The great Yagnas and Yagas are to be performed not merely for attaining worldly benefits. In fact, the purpose of these krathus (sacrifices) is vedoddharana (revival of vedas), Dharama rakshana (protection of Dharma) and vidwath poshana (supporting the vedic scholars). If these three aspects are taken care of, where is the question of lack of peace and prosperity in the world?

The smrithi has also declared "Vedokhilo Dharmamoolam" which means all dharmas emanated from Veda only. Is it not a fact that the Githacharya in the Bhagavad Gita has declared "Vedaischa Sarvair ahameva vedyo Vedanthakrid Veda-videvachaham" (oh! Arjuna! Know that I am the One to be known by the Vedas). Thus the Vedas can be described as Mantras to propitiate the concerned devas (Gods). These devas reside in the vedic scholars who chant the mantras. That is why the Sruthi has repeatedly emphasised the point that it is a great sin to deride such vedic scholars.


-Source: page 15, Sri Sathya Sai Veda Vani ISBN: 81-7208-429-3

View of Sai Kulwant Hall

Excerpts from the first discourse on 9th August 2006

As stated by the Pundit who just spoke, the Athi Rudraconsists of many Namakas and Chamakas. They sustain the human life. From where did this power come? The Namaka and Chamaka are taken from the Krishna Yajur Veda. It is an all inclusive Veda, from which the other Vedas, Sastras (scriptures), Ithihasas (ancient legends) and Puranas emanated. Unfortunately, today, the Vedas have lost their pre-eminent position due to poor patronage. People who take to a serious study of the Vedas and chant the mantras contained in them regularly have become rare. A regular study of the Vedas and practice of Vedic injunctions confer all forms of wealth on the human beings. The fundamental principles governing human life and destiny are contained in the Vedas. The Vedas are the gift of God for the welfare of the entire humanity. The Vedas make no distinction whatsoever on the basis of religion, caste, nationality, etc. The Veda mantras can be chanted by one and all. (Swami then called two boys from abroad studying in Prasanthi Nilayam and asked them to recite Sri Suktam).

It is Swami’s wish that the Vedas shall be spread to every country, so that every human being irrespective of religion, caste, nationality, etc., learns Vedas and chants them.



 Archive 2006 Yajna at  Puttaparthi
This Yajna was previously held at Puttaparthi, - Prasanthi Nilayam - from 9th-20th August 2006. The detailed account/MP3/Photos etc. of this Yajna can be found in the following links.

2006 - ATI RUDRA MAHA YAJNAM Photos & Report
1st day - 2nd day - 3rd day - 4th day - 5th day  - 6th day-

7th day
- 8th day - 9th Day - 10 day - 11th day -

 12th day - Poornahuti of Yajna

9th-20th August 2006]
Quick Download Text file:  Ati Rudra Maha Yajna Elaborate Report  9th - 20th Aug 2006

Yajna Discourses

Quick reading of entire yajna on one page


YAJNA edition Wallpapers Download

1:  'Saieeshwara third eye'   

2: 'Saieeshwara Shiva Lingam'

3: Ati Rudra Maha Yajnam Sacred Lingam

4: "Ati Rudra Yajna- impressions "

5:"Ati Rudra Yajna- Mahapurusha "

6: "yajnaeshwara"

7:  Sayeeshwara Lingam worship

8: "Yajna Sai"

9. " Yajna day 9 "

10. " Linga" 18 th August

11. "Yajna Poornahuti"



Ati Rudra Maha Yajnam is a very important form of worship of Lord Siva, the very source of cosmic energy for the entire creation. His Divine form encompasses and extends far beyond all known and unknown galaxies and universes. Lord Siva is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is the conqueror of Death and an embodiment of infinite mercy, compassion and love. We who owe our existence to the Divinity are duty bound to think of Him constantly and worship Him gratefully for the welfare of all mankind.

Lord Siva is worshipped traditionally in the form of Linga – resembling the replica of Brahmanda. Abhisheka is the ritual dearest to His heart.

Sage Satapatha in his treatise “Maharnava Karma Vipaka” listed four types of Abhisheka procedures compatible with Vedic and scriptural lore. Those are Rudram, Ekadasa Rudram, Maha Rudram and Ati Rudram – each being more potent than the preceding one. Of these, the most potent form of Ati Rudram involves 14641 Rudrams (Rudram is a combination of Namakam and Chamakam given in Rudradhyayam in the 5th Prapathakam of the 4th Kanda of Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita). Namaka recited once along with recital of Chamaka once constitutes one Rudram. Recital of 11 Namakas along with one Anuvaka of Chamaka at the end of each Namaka, thus completing one Chamaka constitutes Ekadasa Rudram. Recital of 11 Ekadasa Rudrams is Laghu Rudram or Rudraikadasini. Recital of 11 Laghu Rudrams is one Maha Rudram. Recital of 11 Maha Rudrams is one Ati Rudram. Therefore, in Ati Rudram 14641 Rudrams include 14641 Namakams and 1331 Chamakams. Simultaneously with Rudrabhisheka, Rudra Homas are conducted by 121 priests well versed in Vedic rituals in 11 Homa Kundas erected for the purpose. A Linga is being installed especially for the purpose of conducting Rudrabhishekam daily. Side by side the Rudra Parayanas and Rudra Homas, other related rituals such as Sri Sai Gayatri Homas, Lingabhisheka Poojas, Kramarchana Parayanas and Tarpanas will also be performed.

This Maha Yajna is being performed for Loka Kalyana and good of all mankind as well as to ensure universal peace and prosperity. It is, indeed, our good fortune that such a grand Vedic ritual is being performed in a selfless manner in the Divine Presence of Bhagawan, the very embodiment of Siva-Sakti form of Absolute Cosmic Energy in its entirety.





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