How to Perform Annual Laksharchana
- The word “Laksh” in Sanskrit means “Lakh”. Archana refers to the act of offering prayers and praises to the deity.
- Laksharchana, therefore, involves performing one lakh repetitions of Lalitha Sahasranama and also conducting Kumkumarchana for 10 times.
- This ritual typically takes place over a designated period, often spanning several days or even months, and involves a large number of devotees. Each participant chants the mantra individually, keeping count of their repetitions using a set of prayer beads, known as a mala.
- The combined efforts of 1000 participants from various cities contribute to reaching the target of one lakh repetitions or a group of 11 priests would complete the archana through a Youtube Live session in a duration of 5 hours.
- This grand-scale worship is believed to invoke divine blessings, purify the environment, and bring spiritual upliftment to both the participants and the community as a whole.
Why should we Perform Laksharchana?
Purification of mind
Reciting the name or mantra of a deity with devotion and concentration can help purify the mind and calm the emotions. This can lead to a sense of inner peace and contentment.
Blessings from the deity
It is believed that performing Kotiarchana can help invoke the blessings of the deity being worshipped. These blessings can help remove obstacles and difficulties in life, and bring success, prosperity, and happiness.
Performing Kotiarchana with sincerity and devotion can help in spiritual progress and growth. It can help deepen the devotee's connection with the divine, and lead to spiritual insights and experiences.
Fulfillment of wishes
It is believed that performing Kotiarchana can help fulfill the wishes and desires of the devotee. By invoking the blessings of the deity, one may be able to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
Performing acts of devotion and worship is believed to accumulate merit, or "punya." Kotiarchana, being a very large and challenging ritual, can lead to the accumulation of significant amounts of merit.