Amma through Vishnu Harathi – on the auspicious ChilukuDwadasi or in KartheekaMasam reaches out to Sea Shores to propagate a need for mankind to save the sanctity of Seas – while embracing the indigenous art
The Essence Behind
- According to Indian mythology, sea is the resting place of bhagavan Vishnu – also believed that during KshirabdiDwadasi, Lord Vishnu awakes from his Yoga Nidra – thus devotes offers prayers to obtain divine blessings by offering Harathi – believed to bring peace, prosperity and happiness into the lives of devotees
- Performing Harathi envisions the divine joining of Sea &Sky. The ritual is advised to be performed on KarthikaSudha Dwadashi or kshirabdhidwadasi.
- Waking up early in the morning, after taking AbhyanganaSnanam (head bath)devotees have to offer prayers at the sea shore to bhagavan Vishnu before sunset.
- During puja devotees have to offer Handloom cloths to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi (Dhoti, Shirt, Kanduva, Saree and Blouse) followed by the Ashtaakshari – 108 times enchantment of Holy Names of God purifies the surrounding aura – followed by offering Panchamrutham (Cow Milk, Cow Ghee, Honey and Sugar)
- Promoting the pragmatic essence instead of ritual; through traditional practices like Danam (Donation)of ChenetaVastram (Handloom Cloth) to farmers; pragmatic essence is promoted instead of ritual; while choosing the Handloom cloth indicates a social responsibility to rejuvenate indigenous art – choosing farmers as recipients again indicates one’s social responsibility to be vigilant to the issues of farmers.
- The event promotes the reviving the sanctity of rivers and seas