Sastha Preethi celebrated in New York

‘Sastha Preethi,’ a program organized by New York Namasankeerthanam Group was celebrated at Kubera Hall attached to the Flushing- Queens, Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Temple on Sunday -Jan 7th, 2018.

‘Sastha Preethi’ , as the name suggests, is the worship of Sree Dharma Sastha for the blessing of his divine grace. Lord Sastha, also popularly known as Lord Ayyappa is known to be the off-spring of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (as Mohini, in his female form). The most famous and well known shrine of Lord Sastha is the Sabarimala [1] (mountain) situated at Kerala, India. Every year millions of  devotees visit this shrine and seek the blessings of the Lord mainly during the Tamil months of Karthigai and Margazhi  (Nov-Jan ) period with great austerity and devotion.

The half-day event comprised a MahaGanapati  Homam, Japam, Rudrabhishekam, Ayyppa Sahasranamarchana, Bhajan and Annadhanam.

The event highlight was Little Girls under the age group of (8 to 12) performed outstanding bhajans for around 2 hours under the guidance of Guru Tiruvarur A. Radhakrishnan. Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala, India. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world with an estimated 45-50 million devotees visiting every year.

The Sastha Preethi Pooja created an incredible environment and filled the air with holy blessings according to the devotees who attended the program. If you need more information on the Jan 07 event, please contact Madhavan Krishnamachari  at

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