An unique oppurtunity to sponsor garland for various Deities
Our temple uses large quantities of fresh flowers to make floral garlands to adorn the various Deities. You may sponsor the garlands for one or more specific Deity on a specific day as shown or you may choose to donate any amount of your choice to the flower fund. Offering flowers is symbolic of offering our attachment to worldly karmic desires and receiving spirituality and true knowledge.
DONATE TO PARASHAKTHI TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION
Parashakthi Temple construction has commenced July of 2019. Magnificent New 20,000 SqFt building is being built for divine mother along with new Sannidanams and a brand new kitchen with Annadanam Hall. Please donate for this rare celestial event and be blessed.
E-hundi, online pooja donation
Your contributions are fully tax-deductible
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 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”.
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. Read More
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.Read More
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 Read More
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”. Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More