Sri Jayachandra Raj (Guruji), visited
United States in April 2008. On
the last leg of his tour, we decided to undertake a trip to
Arizona. Guruji, has envisioned the importance of the Grand
his home town of
Shukracharya is considered as the guru of Asura’s. Astrologically the planet Shukra (Venus) is responsible for providing all comforts in one’s life if in alignment.
On the way from Phoenix, AZ to Grand
Canyon, on a Friday evening and
we decided to stop
the car on the side of a random exit as it was time for
the less travelled side roads of Bumble Bee parkway, we
lighted up 9 lemon lamps and chanted Lalitha Sahasra Namam.
we did the Pooja on Friday May 2, 2008 evening can
seen on Wikimapia
We were quite curious as why we ended up
on that evening and possibly there is some spiritual
event. By the time we finished the pooja, we noticed the sky
Venus was shining brightly. Was that a mere coincidence or was
heavenly approval? Guruji immediately clarified that the place
the mother goddess was the same location where the spiritual
Asuras, Shukracharya, got the Darshana of the Vanadevatas. It
the same place that Durga Devi killed an Asura by the name of Subaru.
Subaru was exploiting the influential
in the wrong ways and finally Devi had to destroy him. This
rhymes with the belief that Grand Canyon was a thriving City
centuries ago and a series of natural disasters
|Lemon Lamps at BubleBee
||Grand Canyon - deep down
||White flowers at the
||Bali Kakka accepting the
||Deers immediately after
There are places in
From rasi calculations, we found that there
spiritual presence in the Grand Canyon, very close to the
On our way back, we stopped at Sedona. Right from the rest area on the highway, Guruji pointed out the spiritual significance of Sedona. The beautiful red hillocks of Sedona indeed had a spiritual significance. Guruji recognized from the astrological charts that this is the place is where Kaja met Devayani as per ancient Indian epics. Kaja was the son of Devaguru Brahuspati who befriend Devayani in attempt to learn Mruta Sanjeevaji Mantra from her father – Shukra Acharya. According to Guruji, in the current world, any one worshipping mother goddess at that place with Shukra Mantra and Lalita Sahasranama will be able to rid off all the obstacles for their marriages. Shukra Mantra is “Aum dram drim draum sham shukraya namah” See the video recordings of the astrological calculation and the details of the saffron flowers we found at the rest area on I-17 – Arizona veterans highway near exit 320 – Video_1 and Video_2
|Guruji at the rest area
||Safron flowers of Sedona
||Yellow flowers - Deva
||Sedona Mountains close up
We went to the prominent Bell Rock on Schnebly Hill road. It is indeed interesting to note this being referred to as Devils Kitchen Pass at Wikipedia. Considering that Asura's can be translated to Devil, this nomenclature makes some significance. We offered another Bali – a way of worshipping the ancestors along with Neeranjanam. Perhaps, it may be the first time in the recent history that anyone would have performed Bali Pooja in that place.
Websites describe Sedona as a Vortex - "A vortex is a place, usually on or near an interesting rock formation, where people have reported feeling inspired by a beneficial source of energy." Bell Rock is third on that list as a place that radiates energy. This strangely coincided with our findings from Astrology.
We believe that Hinduism touched the heart
A glorious past where Hinduism and Hindu
the central stage of the social life. We are cautiously
for many of the questions will emerge in the coming years.