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(Jeernodhaarana and Ashta Bandhana)
Ekta Mandir invites you to a once in a lifetime event during this second Kumbhabhishekam twelve years after the first one in 2004.
We have invited nine additional Priests, from various other Temples from coast to coast in USA to conduct this historic event.
The consecration of a temple is called the kumbhabhishekam. Literally, it means the ìsprinklingî (abhishekam) of the temple with sacred waters carried in a ìwater-potî (kumbha). This is an important ritual in the life of a temple. It is the process of homogenizing, synergizing and uniting the mystique powers of the vigrahas or murthys of the deities and constitutes Maha Kumbhaabhishekam. Kumbha also means head and denotes ìShikara or crown of the temple. On the appointed day and at the auspicious time determined, the Kumbha is bathed with the charged sanctified holy waters in the sanctified pots or kalasas and by a mystique process the Praanic powers trickle down a silver wire and enter the Deities installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
The ceremony itself consists of a number of rituals that may extend from one to nine days and are carried our according to Aagama sastras. Aagama is a discipline describing various forms of worship, rituals for installation of the deity, rules of building temples, role of priests etc. ì Aagatam Panchavakrathu gatancha Girijaanana Matancha Vaasudevasya tasmaad-Aagama-muchyatheî Aagamas are also divided into three categories- Saiva, Vaishnava and Sakta. The Kumbhabhishekam comprises erection of Balaalayam, japas, chants of Vedas, sanctifying Kalasaas (pots of water), Homas and Yagnas. The finale is the pouring of the sanctified water from the kalasas over the steeples on the top of the central Vimaana or the sanctum sanctorum, the gopurams and the main and other deities, by the priests. Kumbhabhishekam is also performed periodically, once in twelve years or whenever the sanctum sanatorium is to be renovated and includes such rituals as Jeernodhaarana, Ashtabandhana, etc. Thus, the ceremony is also termed Jeernodhaarana Ashta-bandhana Maha kumbhabhishekam. The last maha kumbhabhishekam in our temple was performed in 2004. This year the event is being performed again during August 20-23. Please join us in this historic event and make it a successful and memorable event.
Date: Thursday August 20, 2015
Time: 09:00 a.m. -12:00 noon
Time: 05:30 p.m.- 08:30 p.m.
Friday August 21, 2015
Time: 09:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Time: 05:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 08:00 a.m-12: 30 p.m.
Time: 5:00p.m. – 08:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Location: Tent & Temple
Time: 08:00 a.m – 01:00 p.m.
Flyer For Download: Maha Kumbhabhishekam Flyer
Swati Pandit - 817-267-0264, Khemchand Nangrani - 972-742-5680, Satyan Bodla - 817-571-4626, Prakash Ranka - 972-717-3830
Vinoda Kumar, Viswam Pulligandla, Shakuntala Kalia, Tushar Basu, Kishor Fruitwala, Annapurna Nehru
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