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Guruji BirthDay Celebrations

September 26, 2010

Birthday celebrations of our beloved Guruji, the divine soul born to guide the destinies of those fortunate persons who came into contact with him, fell on 26th September. It was an occasion to celebrate for his disciples who gathered at the residence of Guruji at Visakhapatnam. A day before Guruji birthday (25-Sep-2010) homam was conducted on the terrace of Guruji's Apartments, by a one of Guruji's disciples with Sri Guru Mantra { Ka-e-i-la-hrim-amrita ha-sa-ka-ha-la-hrim-ananda sa-ka-la-hrim-janani} for 50000 times between 5:30 PM till 1:30 AM.


The celebrations included the following:

  1. Welcome to Guruji and Amma, Devipuram Veda Pathasala students
  2. Shodasa Upacharams (Sixteen sevas) to Guruji and Amma
  3. Devotees offering flowers to Guruji and Amma feet with Gurunamavali, Sri Guru mantra recitation
  4. Guruji Bhashan
  5. Cake cutting
  6. Natyopacharam to Guruji and Amma (Guruji's disciples)
  7. DVD Release: DVD on 'Guru Purnima 2010', 'Guru Charitam', 'Abhishekam' & 'Saraswathi Tantra' was released by Devipuram Media Lab. (Thanks to the hard work of Madhavi)
  8. Prasadam and Gana Kacheyri by Smt. Pavani
The terrace of the Building was colorfully decorated and devotees started gathering from 4 PM onwards. Around 5.30 PM when Guruji and Amma arrived they were welcomed by the students of Devipuram Veda Pathasala with Guru stothram from Sri Guru Gita. Shodasa upacharams (Sixteen sevas) were performed to Guruji and Amma by devotees with the new SRI Gurumantram {Ka-e-i-la-hrim-amrita ha-sa-ka-ha-la-hrim-ananda sa-ka-la-hrim-janani} strengthened with Panchadasi.
The atmosphere reverberated with the mantra which all devotees repeated. After Paada Puja, Guruji addressed the gathering. He said his birthday is the birthday of all of us as it is the birthday of Guru i.e. Lord Siva and Adiparashakti. Moreover Guru is always in the heart of his/her devotees so it is a common birthday celebration and everybody is to be greeted.
In his Birthday message he advocated the following for his devotees: 1. Repeat the Panchadasi Gurumantram at least 108 times daily OR listen to the newly upload "Audio" file to the website with the name SriGuru.mp3 and sing along with the music.
2. Do LIKHITA Mantrajapam. Write the Mantram 54 times on the printed leaflet on which the first line contains a fascimile of the mantram in Guruji's handwriting and send the leaflet to Devipuram with Rs 27 (Rupees Twenty seven).The money will be used for a good cause.
3. If you can't send it still no problem,
You can use those papers to pack Kumkum distributing to other devotees who visit your home so that they can also get the LIKITA JAPAM blessings (or) b. You can offer it into Homam taking place any place by yourself (or) c. When sent to Devipuram, they will be placed below the new Khadgamala Idols bottom along with Yantra
4. Regarding accommodation @ Devipuram:
Since many people said in past that they don't find good / comfortable facilities to stay overnight at Devipuram, SRI VILLA is built spending lot of money. Now it is for the devotees to promote occupancy of SRI VILLA.They should impress upon their relatives and friends that staying for three nights in Devipuram will be of immense help to relieve worry and tension and will also help for spiritual advancement, and send them to stay in SRI VILLA.
They can celebrate functions in their families at SRI VILLA where there are facilities to stay and function halls to celebrate and a modern kitchen for delicious and hygienic food.
After Guruji's speech, the Birthday cake was cut by Guruji who offered the first piece to Amma. After cake cutting, Kumari Pavani rendered a melodious Birthday song and devotees danced happily. The celebrations came to a close with a delicious dinner. Devipuram Media Lab team provided a LIVE broadcast of Guruji's birthday and "Yes it was great success". As it was on trial basis, we were unable to give enough notice to all the disciples. The credit for LIVE broadcast goes to Mr. Bhargav. Kindly refer to the following link for videos pertaining to the birthday celebrations:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 05:43
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Guruji of Devipuram

Dr. N. Prahlada Sastry  (Amritananda), Guruji, as his disciples affectionately call him, had a humble and loving upbringing. An M.Sc., (Nuclear Physics) from Andhra University and a Ph.D From Bombay University, he worked for many years as a scientist with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay. In the late 1970s while struggling to justify his association with a project for defense purposes, he had a spiritual experience at Balaji temple, Hyderabad. It reminded him of his many spiritual visions as a child and he decided to leave the lucrative job to comeback to his hometown, Visakhapatnam, for rediscovering his spiritual roots.

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About Devipuram

About DevipuramThe visionary behind Devipuram is a former nuclear scientist by the name of Dr. Nishtala Prahlada Sastry. Lovingly called Guruji today, he worked at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai (Bombay) for 23 years; later he worked as a teacher in Africa for two years.

Guruji resigned his job after receiving a wake-up call from Bala Tripura Sundari at the Balaji Temple, Hyderabad. Prompted by Her, he began building this temple to Lalita in the form of the Sri Chakra Meru, in order to share the worlds he had seen and the joys he experienced in Mani Dweepa, the sacred Sri Chakra.

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Devipuram Merus

Mahameru, also called the Sri Chakra, is said to be the mother of all Mandalas. It is said to have originated from the Himalayan masters who practice Mandala meditations. Its sacred geometrical form is revered in all Eastern traditions. It integrates the essence of Chinese Feng Shui, Indian Mother worship, Egyptian Pyramids and the Christian Eleusian Mysteries.

The Mahameru radiates an aura of Love and Orderliness, and creates a sacred space around it. Its mere presence is said to cleanse the home of Vaastu and Feng Shui defects, ward off the evil eye, protect against unfavorable planetary influences and bring about healing, prosperity and peace of mind.

The Mahameru does not require any formal prayers or worship, or vegetarianism, to keep in the home; only a reverential attitude. Its effects are enhanced by the playing of soft music in the home. People of all beliefs, religions and sects may reap the benefits of peace, healing and prosperity, by installing the Mandala of Mahameru in their homes, offices, shrines and places of worship, hospitals, healing centers, prayer halls and wedding centers. It is a great corporate gift to employees, empowering them in every possible way.

This Mahameru comes to you from
Devipuram, India – the Global Resource for Goddess Worship
and the site of the largest and most unique Mahameru in the world. Exquisitely crafted out of pure bronze with great and loving attention to detail, the Mahameru comes in two sizes: 10” x 10” x 5” and 5" x 5" x 2.5". Each Mahameru comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Devipuram.

Only a limited number of these Merus will be created. To place an advance order for a Meru for your own home or office, kindly log on to our website and send us the order form, quoting your requirements.

Merus may be purchased in person at Devipuram. You may also purchase them through online / wire transfers. Please write to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for merus. Appropriate bank advice will be sent to you via email.

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Learn and do Srividya and fire rituals with teachers. Walk into the largest Sri Chakra temple in the world. Adore Khadga Mala dieties. Bathe 1000 lingas simultaneously in Dakshavati. Receive blessings of Kamakhya on the hill slope. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the place sitting in the Pyramid from its top. Worship the natural form of Siva linga in the hill temple. Meet new friends with music and dance in Open-air auditorium.

Pujas / Sevas / Rituals

Devipuram houses the unique Srichakra temple and is the place for Srividya Upasana and for expanding our consciousness to the size of the whole universe. Pujas and Homas go on throughout the day. Festive seasons are filled with unique pujas and homas which devotees can sponsor and get the blessings of Sri Sahasrakshi, the presiding deity of Devipuram and Sri Annapoornamba sameta Sri Amritananda.

If you want to get any particular puja done on your name in the temple on any particular day, kindly mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it your name and Gotra details. The puja requested would be done on time and the prasadam will be sent to the address you mention in the email.

Payment Information
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The following are the pujas and their corresponding donations.

1. Khadmala Stotram - Rs. 50 or US$20

2. Lalita Sahasranama  - Rs. 100 or US$50

3. Varahi sahitha Chandi Homam on Sundays
(First week of the month) - Rs. 2000 or US$100

4. New Moon day or Full Moon day Abhishekam - Rs. 200 or US$20

5. Sri Chakra Nava Avarana Puja - Rs. 350 or US$50

6. Dasamaha vidya sahitha Lalitha Homam
(all Sundays except first sunday)  - Rs. 2000 or US$100

7. Rahu kala puja
(for removing obstacles due to rahu and kuja doshas)  - Rs. 200 or US$20

8. Kalasarpa puja
(for removing the doshas due to kalasarpa yoga and rahu dosha and sharpa dosha)  - Rs. 300 or US$30
(per puja. Should be performed on mondays 11 times)

9. Navagraha Homam - Rs. 500 or US$50

10. Pasupatha Homam - Rs. 2000 or US$100

Values in INR are applicable only to the Indian residents. For devotees living in other countries, values in US$ are applicable

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