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43rd Anniversary of the Parama Dham Fire Temple in Madison, Virginia, USA

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 marked the 43rd anniversary of the Parama Dham Fire Temple in Madison, Virginia. Inaugurated by Shree Vasant in 1973, Parama Dham was the first Fire Temple in the world established under Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj’s dispensation of resuscitation of the ancient science of atmospheric purification for the New Age. The name Parama Dham, which means House of Almighty Father, was chosen by Maharaj Shree.

Parama Dham, Madison, Virginia
 

Sign on the porch of Parama Dham
In a Fire Temple there is no priest and nothing is worshipped. Agnihotra atmospheric purification technique is performed there twice daily at sunrise and sunset. Also, a fixed set of Mantras is chanted after Agnihotra. With the exception of the Mantras, silence is observed in the Fire Temple at all times. The atmosphere becomes surcharged with healing energies.

In a separate room from the main temple room, four hours of Om Tryambakam Homa are performed daily, and no moon and full moon Om Tryambakam Homas are also done there.

Regarding Fire Temples, Shree Vasant once stated that, “Time is coming in a few years when extremely strict disciplines will have to be maintained to keep up the purity of these places and the harmony cycles around them. These places will become special refuge for multitudes. It is preferable that they be situated in a large garden area where food can be grown by the YAJNYA method. We need some places in cities also.”

 
The Madison Homa community observed the occasion with a group meditation at sunset at Parama Dham.

Thanks to the many people over the years who have given their support, in various ways, to help keep Parama Dham going.

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