“Every year the planets go around the sun and influence our life.
These influences are classified in terms of positive and negative.
Therefore, it is wise to enhance any positive influence and
amend any negative influence through Yagyas, year after year,
Enhance Good Fortune and Avert Problems
Once a Maharishi Jyotish consultation has identified any upcoming periods of concern, Maharishi Yagya performances can be recommended to support good fortune or neutralize problems or obstacles.
Yagya is a timeless Vedic technology for the prevention of problems and the promotion of success and good fortune.
Yagya involves the application of specific prescribed Vedic sounds recited from a fine level of awareness by trained Vedic experts in order to achieve a specific effect: for example, to defuse impending dangers, to promote health and financial success—or even, if there is group of Pandits large enough, to promote world peace.
Maharishi Restored Correct and Effective Yagya Performance
Maharishi restored the crucial understanding and proper practice that the Vedic recitation should be projected from awareness grounded in the silent Transcendental level of speech, where the link between sound and form—between desire and fulfillment of desire—is intimately connected and enormously powerful.
This skill, of necessity, incorporates the practice of Yoga—the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs, including long Yogic Flying—and the resulting enlivenment of the Transcendent source of speech prior to the recitation and performance of Yagya. Only Maharishi Vedic Pandits have this crucial training and skill.
Maharishi dedicated years to the careful, systematic revival of Yagya, restoring this ancient technology to its full power.
This restoration and revival includes, in addition to the practice of Maharishi’s Technologies of Consciousness, a far more comprehensive training of the Vedic Pandits in proper recitation and pronunciation. This extensive training over many years has been developed and instituted under Maharishi’s close personal guidance, in collaboration with the most revered Master Pandits from across India.
Four kinds of Maharishi Yagyas are available:
Graha Shanti for Life in Accord with Natural Law
Graha Shanti are Maharishi Yagyas to bring life in tune with the cycles of Nature responsible for delivering the results of one’s past actions. They promote good fortune and neutralize any negativity before it can arise.
The word Shanti means peace or harmony and Graha is roughly translated as planets, but actually can be understood as the forces of Nature that influence our progress in all areas of life.
Graha also can mean that which grasps or seizes and modern science has shown that the Grahas are correlated with core components of our brain, cells and even our DNA, which structure our experience of life. In this way, we can understand how Grahas can color our feelings, thinking and activity in a positive or negative manner.
Prevent Problems Before They Arise
Avert the danger that has not yet come—we all know that the best protection is prevention. A Graha Shanti Maharishi Yagya helps to release the grip of the Grahas, freeing us for greater success.
Planetary influences change with the cycles of time. The influence can be short or long, hidden or obvious, sudden or slowly developing. The planets continually affect us, like a stream of water flowing through a pipeline.
Maharishi Yagyas act like a water filter to purify that influence. If the water is quite polluted, you need to change the filter more frequently. If you want an especially high quality of water, you must use a stronger filter.
Gain Support of Nature
That’s why it is highly recommended that we have our birth chart reviewed by a Maharishi Jyotish at least once a year, and then schedule the recommended Maharishi Yagya performances.
In this way, the prescribed Graha Shanti Maharishi Yagyas can be performed before a new cycle of time begins or a planetary transit occurs, to ensure a peaceful relationship with the Grahas and continued support of Nature.
In addition to Graha Shanti Maharishi Yagyas to protect us from any unfavorable influences, there are also Specific Purpose Maharishi Yagyas to enhance and nourish specific aspects of life to accomplish the fulfillment of our desires.
Specific Purpose Maharishi Yagyas can bring support of Nature to any specific area of life including: health, peace of mind, harmonious family relationships, increased wealth, business success, and spiritual progress.
However, these Maharishi Yagyas for specific purposes are more effective if one first takes care of the planetary influences through Graha Shanti. So Graha Shanti Maharishi Yagyas are fundamental; they are the most important ones to do first.
A list of sample special purpose Maharishi Yagyas can be found here
Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and the birth of a child are all highly significant moments in the blossoming of life. Special Occasion Maharishi Yagyas were designed by Maharishi to bring support of Nature to the individual and the family at these times when specific Laws of Nature are particularly lively and accessible.
Through the application of Special Occasion Maharishi Yagyas, we awaken our cosmic potential in preparation for a new cycle of creativity, progress and fulfillment.
Special Occasion Yagyas may be requested for oneself, for family members, or for friends at four different levels, each higher level generating a significantly more powerful effect. These Yagyas may be performed without Graha Shanti Maharishi Yagyas.
The National Maharishi YagyaSM program is a powerful application of the technology of Maharishi Yagya on a national scale to prevent problems and improve the fortune of an entire nation. National Maharishi Yagyas involve especially large groups of Maharishi Vedic Pandits and continue over many days or even weeks, depending on the size of the desired effect and the magnitude of the problem being averted or defused—for example a natural disaster, violent outbreak, or severe economic downturn.
These Yagyas may be performed without Graha Shanti Yagyas.