Sahasra Chandi Homa is being performed in July 2015 at toronto,Canada.
This is beiing organised by the Devotees/descendants of Bhaskararaya, who wrote the Bhashya of Lalita Sahasranama.
I have posted articles on Bhaskararaya and his contribution to Shaktha System.
Excerpt provided towards the close of the Post.
Lalita Sahasranaama contains both Nirguna Upasana and Saguna.
Broadly the Stotra has Nirguna and Saguna Upasana.
It describes the Devi with Attributes in Saguna Saradhana Section, also details the Nirguna aspect.
In Saguna ,The Devi is worshiped as The Mother, as who else can take care of the Child but the Mother!
Details of the Function/Homa.
‘Under the auspices of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram, Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagna will be conducted during Ashada Navaratri in July 2015 in Toronto, Canada to commemorate the 113th Birth Anniversary of our Guru Sri Vimarshananda Nathendra Saraswathi Swamigal. This is the fifth Sahasra Chandi Yagna conducted by members of the Ashram with the grace of the Goddess and our Guru – twice in New Delhi, India and twice at the Ashram in Chennai. The 2015 Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagna is being organized by the Toronto Leadership team of Bhaskara Prakasha Ashram. ..
Nirguna follows the pattern of the Upanishads,’the neti Nyaya’ , that is not his, not this.
Nirguna, Nirahankaara….the list goes on.
And as a mode of worship of Shiva and Shakti it has Eykyaanusanthaanam, where the union of the individual and Universal Soul and of Shiva and Shakti are explained.
Lalita Sahasranaama also deals with the description of the Devi, Her Evolution, though not really She Evolves for “She Always Is’ the details of Her Dwelling place, Sri Pura and Sri Chakra,
The Stotra is Yantra Shastra because it deals with the Sri Yantra,
It deals with Tantra Shastra, when it deals with all the Tantra.
Akulaa Samayaanthastha Samayaachhara Thatpara’
It accommodates all the sects of Devi worship,Kulachaara,Samayaachaara,Vaamaachara, you name it , the Lalita Sahasranaama has it.
Lord Shiva divulged is and other stotras and it was later passed on to the others.
It is also on record that Sri Lalita Devi had ordered Her Yoginins to compose this.
The Stotra also has Yoga embedded in it .”
The reason for this post is about the The Giant who had written Bhashya, Explanation oh Lalita Sahasranaama, Sri Bhaskararaya.
He was born in 1690 in Bhaga, Maharashtra, India, is Mother Konamba and father Gambiraraya, a Scholar.
Gambirraya was conferred the Title ‘Bharathi by the Vijayanagar Empire.
He was of Viswamitra Gotra,
Gambiraraya administered the Saraswati Mantram and had Bhaskararaya trained under Sri Narasimha Advari in Benares,Varanasi.
Bhaskararaya was highly respected by the learned and won accolades from Kings and Scholars.
He was married to Anandhi and Parvati.
He settled in Benares and wrote over 40 books on Vedanta, Mimamsa,Vyakaran,Nyaya, Smriti,Mantra Shastra.
All the works are research papers!
Link for The Homa .