AVGF has been organizing various Vedic programs, spiritual retreats and classes for the past 15 years in the Phoenix valley and nearby cities like Tucson. These include Rudrabhishekam, and other forms of Veda Parayana and Homas to enhance health, wealth, intellect and well-being of the family.
Nov 16th 2019 - Karthika Masa - Panchami Rudra Homa and Abhishekam
The energies during the moonlit celebrations were amplified by the ruling Arudra nakshatra; On this panchami thithi, the deity Triambakshwara, was installed in L&P's house in Chandler. Energy in the air was purified through Vastu Varuna from Ganga flowing below the terrain (Pathala). The energies of salvation from worldly pain and suffering was invoked during Triambaka Rudra Yajna, followed by abisheka & puja to Lord Mallikarjuna.
Nov 09th 2019 - Karthika Masa - Poosha, Soma and Sani Trayodasi
2019 Week-2 Karthika masa The significance of this event was the confluence of Poosha (creative ernergies), Soma and Sani Tryodashi. The celebrations, hosted by a Happy valley resident, were marked by Rudra Homa culminating in Purnahuti at sunset. This was followed by a immersive mahanyasa of UmaMaheshwara Namaskara at dusk with the setting Sun and emergent 13th moon simultaneousy. This was followed with Ekadasha Rudrabisheka at Pradosha Kala and a tribute to Thillai Sabapathy.
Oct 27th 2019 - Deepavali Celebrations Lakshmi Kubera Homa
A special Deepavali celebration was hosted in Paradise Valley. The celebrations started with invocation of Lashmi Ganapathi followed by Lakshmi Kubera homa and Abisheka. The energies of the day are focussed on enhancing prosperity within the family and celebrating their well being with the extended Vedic community in America through Atma Veda Gana followed by Kubera Linga and Sri Lakshmi Bhimba Alankara
July 13th 2019 - Hima Ganga Rudrabishekam
Celebrated Hima Ganga Rudrabishekam (snow capped Shiva) generating an immersive experience for the host, their guests, ritwiks and everyone present with reverberating chanting of Mahaynasa poorvaka Rudram & Ghana on auspicious occasion of Saturday Sani Triyodasi during Pradosa kala.
March 4th 2019 - Tempe Triambakeshwar Mahashivaratri Ganabhishekam
Lord Shiva is said to be surrounded by a large retinue of secondary deities or semi-divine beings, also called as Pramathagana. When energized with the power of Mahanyas, each gana member represents one of the Ekadasa (11) Rudras. AVGf 2019 Mahashivaratri celebrations culminated with the worshipping of Rudra as Hiranyagarbha, with the chanting by chatur(4) ganas Symbolized as Mahadeva, Shiva, Rudra, Shankara Extolling Chatur Vyahruthis viz., Agni, Vayu, Surya and Chandra Representing the worship with Chatur Vedas, and Seeking fulfiment of Chaturvidha Purusharthas viz., dharma, artha, kama and moksha Devotees were blessed with the darshan of Triambakeshwar.
March 2nd 2019 - Tuscon Dakshineshwar Shivaratri Mahotsavam
AVGf Avadhany's traveled from Phoenix, to continue Shivaratri Mahotsavam 2019, and celebrate with throngs of Tuscon devotees. Devotee families participated in Nyasa and performed abhisheka to a granite Shivalinga from Rameshwaram, alongside the chanting and Ekadasa Rudrabhisheka to Dakshineshwara. This was followed by individual archanas to marble pre-engergized shivalingas from Ujjain. Program culminated with individual Nakshatra Asheervachana, song and dance by Samarpan School of Dance.
February 23rd 2019 - Phoenix Mahakaleshwar Shivaratri Mahotsavam
Braving uncharacteristic inclement weather for phoenix valley, ritwiks and devotees participated with resilience and utmost devotion to kickstart Maha Shivaratri celebrations with Panchami Phoenix Mahakaleshwar shatha rudrabhishekam.
February 17th 2019 - Bhima Ratha Shanthi Celebrations
Couple in Chandler celebrated the 70th birthday of their Dad. The occasion was the confluence of Shani Pradosha in Magha. On this aupicious occasion, the couple welcomed home the energies of Abhirami & Prameswara with Maha Mrintyunjaya Homa and Rudrabhisheka. It is appropriate that the mood of the celebrations was set to evoke the emotions and transport the audience starting with Thirukadayur and ending in Mahabalipuram.
January 13th 2019 - Bhanu Sapthami and Makara Sankranthi
Bhanu Sapthami Celebrations at PC&SC home in Chandler. This auspicious day marks the confluence of three things - Surya emerging on seven horse drawn carriage ( Sapthami), on a Sunday (Bhanu) and transitioning the ecliptic to move to the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, this magnifies the intensity of the energy transimitted in the Northern continents. The recommended chant for this day is "Gruni Suryaya Namaha" to amplify the effects 10 raised to 7 fold OR in other words 1 crore times. Rudra is the enery borne out f Surya and following Surya Namaskara with Roudric chants culminates the effect of both energies. The day started with Soura Suktha Surya Namaskara a dozen times, followed by Rudra Namaka Chamka Abisheka. The day is also ceberated as Makara Sankranthi to signify the beginning of a new season with festivities involving cleansing the home, decorations with Sugar Cane and Coconuts and partaking Pongal (Cooked rice with milk, ghee and Jaggery).
September 15th 2018 - Ganapathi Atharvasheersha Homa
The Grand Celebrations of Vinayaka Chaturthi culminated with Ganapathi Atharvasheersha Homa, Maha MruthyunJaya Yajna and RudraAbisheka. The couple welcomed Vimukha Ganapathi in Lohita Shila ( Red sandstone) to their home. The complex mantra, tantra , yantra proceedings began with Ganapathi taking form (Swaroopa) from Jatavedasa (Agni) and concluded with the installation (Pratishtaapana). The significance of this specific program involves propitiating Ganapathi in the form of Vimukha - to go beyond simple material pleasures and emotional attachments to bring oneself to be spiritually connected to consciousness.
September 8th 2018 - Ganesh Chaturthi Preamble
Couple in chandler welcomes Shwetarka Ganapathi in a grand celebration of Gana Homa and Rudrabhisheka. The cosmic energies of Vayu, Rudra and Aditya were invoked through Homa to imbibe the energy of love and tranquility into a ivory Onyx carving of Ganapathi, concluding the ashtotra in trikagup rendition. This special program marks the beginning of AVGf's Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in 2018.
August 25th 2018 - Shraavana Purnima
This auspicious day marks the confluence of Shraavana Purnima and the transition of the moon from Shraavana to Shravishta constellation. The couple welcomed Baana Lohiteshwara to their residence in Happy valley on the occasion of their 14th wedding anniversary. This day is also earmarked for rithwiks to engage in proverbial cleansing (trikana shuddhi). AVG Rithwiks started off the fall season celebrations with a stellar rendition of the Vedas (Chathur Veda Parayana) and thus getting ready for a packed program over the next three months.