Pune:
Several priests began a special "Aishwarya Puja" (attainment of wealth and prosperity) at Navagraha Temple, Chandan Nagar, Pune, on a scale which is a first-of-its-kind. Readers can join the Sankalpam from any part of the world. The Puja will be on till August 29, 2014.
 
The yagya would be offered to Bhuvaneshwari Devi, Kamala Devi, Kaali Mata, Shri Mahalakshmi, Shri Ganesha and Shanishwara Dev.  
 
Devotees can also participate in the yagya for attainment of wealth, prosperity and removal of obstacles through the Sankalpam route by contributing. People with bad Mangala Dosha (like 7th or 8th houses) must mention it specifically as Mangala Shanti will have to be performed for them, and must pay an additional Rs 250.
 
The event began on August 26. The main five-hour event was on August 27. The programme ends on August 29th afternoon with the Uttaranga puja and the Purnahuti.  
 
Aishwarya Puja:
 
Deities prayed to:  Lakshmi Devi, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, Kamala Devi, Shani Bhagwan, Shree Ganesha, Shree Mangala Devata
 
Purpose:  Attainment of wealth, peace of mind and prosperity
 
Additional benefits: Reduction of Mangala Dasha, great serenity of mind and development of inner glow.
 
Dates on which to be performed:  26th, 27th, 28th and 29th August, 2014
 
Location: Navagraha Mandir, Chandan Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra
 
Lead Priest:   Pt. Pradeep Purkar
 
Number of Lead Chanters:  Twelve
 
Chants: 
 
1. Mangala Shanti Mantras
2. Shree Siddhi Vinayaka Pancharathanam (both, Vedic and Shankarayacharya's)
3. Shree Ganesha Avartanas 
4. Shree Bhuvaneshwari Ashtakam 
5. Shree Bhuvaneshwari Panchakam 
6. Shree Bhuvaneshwari Sahasranamam 
7. Shree Kamalakali Stotram 
8. Kamala Trishati 
9. Shree Lakshmi Ashottara Namavali
10. Shree Lakshmi Sahasra Namavali 
11. Shanasicharya Sahasranama Storam 
12. Shree Suktam 
13. Mantra Pushpam
 
Participation of Devotees:  
 
Interested patrons can participate in this puja by mailing their details online using the Sankalpam form given below. The patrons' name and details will be read out in the common sankalpam. People with Mangala Dosha, specially in the 7th and 8th houses, must categorically state it so that they can be included in the Mangala Shanti before the main puja.
 
This Yagya will not benefit those with Mangala Dosha unless a Mangala Shanti is performed for them.
 
Participation Donation:  Those interested in participating, should donate Rs. 751/-. Those with Mangala Dosha should donate an additional Rs. 250/-.  The donation will be used for performing Annadanams. 
 
Prasadam:  Every participant will receive Prasadam by post/courier.  
 
Photos and Videos:  Links will be provided for photos and video clips of the Yagya.