30 Aug 2023 – Hayagri:va Jayanthi Celebrtions

Jai Srimannarayana,
On the ocassion of Hayagri:va Jayanthi JETUK is inviting you all to participate in the prayers and get the blessings of Lord Hayagri:va and perform well in your upcoming exams. This is a FREE event with optional/voluntary contribution. Prayer session followed by small prasadam. Participants receives a photo of Lord Hayagriva.

Date & Time: 30th Aug 2023, 7 to 8:30pm
Event Schedule: Arrival by 6:45pm
7 to 7:15 – Hayagriva Stho:thra Pa:ra:yana
7:15 to 8:00 – Prayers by the kids
8:00 to 8:15 – Hayagri:va Ashthoththara Na:ma:vali
8:15 to 8:30 – Hayagri:va photo distribution to all the kids
8:30 onwards prasadam distribution
Venue: Amersham Common Scouting, White Lion Road, Little Chalfont, HP7 9LW.

Hayagriva is an avatara of the god Vishnu. He is worshipped as the god of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse’s head, brilliant white in color, with white garments and seated on a white lotus.

Sage Ve:da Vy:asa explained about Sri: Hayagri:va in 2.7.11 and 5.18.6 of Srimad Bha:gavatham and also in the 11th canto. Even Na:ra:yani:yam of Santhi Parva explains the significance of this avatha:ra.

At the time of creation, Lord Srimanna:ra:yana taught the Holy Ve:da:s to the four headed Bramha. While Bramha was being preached, the four Ve:da:s appeared in the form of four Ve:da Purusha:s – Human Beings. But Bramha, did not pay attention. Paying a deaf ear to one’s teacher is a great sin! As a result, two demons Madhu and Kaitabha emerged from a drop of sweat that formed at the Lord’s navel and stole the Ve:da purusha:s.

What happens when light is lost? There will be darkeness. Similarly, having lost the light of knowledge and surrounded by darkness, Bramha prayed to the Lord and performed a great yajna to get blessed by the Lord again with the knowledge of the Ve:da:s. Lord Srimannarayana, who is compassionate, took pity on Bramha and went to the underwolrd rasa:thala in the form of Hayagri:va and neighed loudly.

Our elders say that Lord Hayagri:va is the embodiment of all knowledge. Haya means knowledge and gri:va means the neck. Lord Hayagri:va is thus the personification of all divine knowledge.

Let us chant these powerful verses for a great powerful eloquent speech with a strong grip on the words and their meanings through the benediction of Lord Hayagri:va.