VAJAPEYA MAHAYAGNA BY DENDUKURI SADASHIVA SOMAYAJI
Each Soma Yagam will cost a minimum of 4-5 Lakhs including yagna samagriyas, ritwik sambhavana etc.. . People who contribute to yagnas, get all the benefits of that yagna without having to go through all that pain of performing a yagna! This is a once ina life-time experience to participate, contribute and serve this great Yagna.
Detialed scetions in Vedas and and Srouta Sutras describe the prescribed dakshna for ritwiks in yagna(s). These mainly include gold / cows etc. or equivalent amount of money.
For a total of 40+ days more than 120+ vaidikas will be fed . All the riwiks and yajamana must stay in the yagnashala after taking yagna diksha. Food will be prepared on site and for a group of 15+ aahitagnis, who do vaiswadevam - yajamana's mother will be preparing food on charcoal cook stoves with madi and they will not consume food cooked on LPG /gas etc..
Maha Yagnas like this will need a variety of materials like cow dung cakes, ghee, idmam etc.. This donation will be used for the purchase of yagna dravyas. Garuda Chiti, Wooden utensils (Chamasas) made of fig (Udumbara) wood etc..- there are specialized materials prescribed in Samhita / Srouta Sutras, which will be needed for our yagna.
A total of 100 pairs of clothes are needed for all the ritwiks as during different phases of this yagna they may have to be in diksha vastram. Also silk clothes are needed for covering the somam, which will be worn by the yajamana after Avabrudham. These clothes will be donated by Yajamana to Adhvaryu - who is the main priest doing/ conducting various rituals in this yagna.