Full Moon Puja
Full moon puja was conducted by Sri Narayani Amma on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 in the Yagashala at the Sri Narayani Peedam. As usual there was a huge gathering of devotees who came to witness this special event and to receive blessings from Beloved Amma.
Amma’s Full Moon (Pournami) Message – 22.01.2008
"Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye,
Shive Sarvatha Shaadhike,
Sharanye Triambake Gowri,
What does one have to do to get the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi? One simply has to behave in a way that pleases Mahalakshmi and do the things that please Mahalakshmi; then everything you need will be bestowed upon you in abundance.
Another name for Mahalakshmi, is 'Viswachi' which means She is everywhere. She likes to exist everywhere with freedom. We pray to Mahalakshmi only for receiving, not for giving. Wealth will grow where there is a lot of giving. Wealth will not grow when it is locked up. When you give, the receiver is happy and your virtues will increase. By giving Mahalakshmi is pleased and She will stay with you forever.
Many people think that Dharma is only in giving. No. It is also in receiving, in disguise. If we lock Her up while She likes to be free to the whole world; Mahalakshmi wouldn't stay with us. We have to do charity as much as we can; then we will receive the grace of Mahalakshmi. Dharma is not an act for the benefit of others; it is an act for our benefit.
Amma blesses everyone.