Maha Mruthyunjaya Homa at Oman Sultanate for Well-being of Oman Sultan in November 2014…
Bangalore-based astrologer Chandrashekhar Swami has taken along team to conduct ritual for well-being of king who reportedly suffers from colon cancer.
The Indian diaspora in Oman has started a five-day homa at Muscat from Sunday, Nov 9, to pray for the wellbeing of the ailing ruler of Oman, 72-year-old Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. The sultan is reportedly suffering from colon cancer and has been receiving treatment for the past few months.
City-based astrologer expert Chandrashekar Swami and a 22-member team of vedic brahmins were recently flown in to Muscat to perform this ritual.
The team left for Muscat last week and are staying in Muscat as the guests of the Sultan. An advisor to the sultan who hails from Gujarat is getting the ritual organized, Chandrashekar Swami told Bangalore Mirror.
“We are in Muscat and a special camp site has been created at Barkha town, 41 kilometers from Muscat airport, to perform the five-day homa. A large number of people, especially Indians settled here, are coming to take part in the homa being conducted by 22 Vedic Brahmins. The ailing Sultan believes that the homa will do him good. Some of the royal family members are also taking part in the ritual,” the Swami added.
“We are performing the Maha Dhanvanthari Yaaga, Poorna Navagraha Shanthi homa, Maha Mruthyunjaya Yaaga and Maha Vishnu Yaaga for the well-being of the ailing sultan.We prayed for his recovery from all ailments,” he said. The Swami first shot to fame when superstar Amitabh Bachhan’s brother Ajitabh Bachchan walked into his Bengaluru house a couple of years ago to get the horoscopes of Aishwaraya Rai and Abhishek Bachhan matched before their wedding. Similarly, his services were sought to make the new World Trade Center building in New York Vastu compliant.
The vedic brahmins in the group hail from Poorna Pragna Vidya Peetha in Mangaluru and neighbouring Kerala.
Prior to the death of the scion of Mysore royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, the Swami performed several homas at the Bangalore Palace. The king of Spain had visited him in Bengaluru and he is the spiritual advisor to the government of Nepal.
The Swami and his team are expected to be paid around Rs 30 lakh as a honorarium for per forming this homa. The royal family is taking care of our travel and stay arrangements, the Swami said.
Sultan Qaboos has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since July 2014, but the royal court has never pro vided details of his treatment or his condition.
A statement issued by the royal court on October 2 said, “The sultan is in good health and continuing to follow the medical treatment he has been prescribed and which with the help of God will produce the required results.”
On July 9, Qaboos travelled to Germany on what the royal court termed a ‘private visit’. Diplomatic sources said Qaboos, who overthrew his father in 1970, has been battling colon cancer. They said the sultan arranged for his succession through a five-member council.
Back in July, Shri Devi Annapoorneshwari Kshetra, Hosanadu, Kodyadka near Moodabidri about 40 kilometers from Mangaluru offered special prayers and yaga for the well-being of the sultan. According to the temple officials, Chandika yaga was organised from 8am to 12.30pm on July 13. Food as part of the “Annadana” programme was offered to the devotees. Kodyadka Jayaram Hegde, founder and temple head, shares cordial relations with the Sultan.
Courtesy – Times of India.