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PAVITHRA UTSAVAM 2023 (From 24th November to 26th November 2023)
vinā veṅkaṭeśaṃ na nātho na nāthaḥ sadā veṅkaṭeśaṃ smarāmi smarāmi | hare veṅkaṭeśa prasīda prasīda priyaṃ veṅkaṭeśa prayacCha prayacCha ‖
Pavithra Utsavam is derived from the combination of two words "Pavithra” (Holy) and "Utsavam” (Festival).
Pavithrothsavam is celebrated for the purpose of rectifying any omissions on the “Aagama” injunction in the matter of conducting festivals and poojas during the entire year. The utsavam is celebrated to redeem from the failure to follow the prescribed rules.
PAVITHRA UTSAVAM – Poorvangam
Friday 24th November 2023
08.00 AM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Punyavachanam, Abhishekam for Sri Venkateswara Utsavamurthy, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Andal, Sri Rama Lakshmana Sita Devi, Sri Anjaneya, Sri Vishwaksenar, Sri Sudarshana Muthy and Sri Garuda.
12.00 Noon: Midday Pooja
05.00 PM : Nitya Pooja, Sankalpam, Soma Kumba Pooja and Yagnam, Vaasthu Pooja & Homam, Raksha Bandanam, Evening Pooja.
PAVITHRA UTSAVAM – Sathuthal (offering)
Saturday 25th November 2023
08.00 AM to 02.00 PM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Punyakavachanam, 108 Kalasa Pooja, Homam & Abhishekam, yaga sala ceremonies.
Pavithram Sathuthal (Draping of) for Sri Venkateswara and other Deities, Visesha Poojas.
Chanting of Vedic Puranas & Bhagawad Gita & Poornahuti and final poojas for the morning.
05.00 PM to 07.30 PM : Nitya pooja, Poornahuti, Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam and final evening poojas.
Sunday 26th November 2023
08.00 AM to 02.00 PM : Thirupalli Ezhuchchi (Waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Shanthi Homam, Maha Poornahuti. Abhishekam / Alankaram for Sri Venkateswara, Sri Mahalakshmi & Sri Andal Utsavamoorthys.
Procession of Utsavamoorthys on the Garuda Vahanam, Punyaha vachanam, Holy immersion of the deity (Theerthavari) and concluding ceremonies of the festival.
All are welcome to take part in the festival and seek the blessings of the Lord Sri Venkateswara and goddess Sri Mahalakshmi.
Ohm Namo Baghavathae Vasudevayah!! Om Namo Narayanayah!!
Kaarthigai Soma Vaarams Mondays 20th & 27th Nov + 4th & 11th Dec 2023 108 SANGABHISHEKAM for Lord Sri Chandramouleeswarar(Shiva) Monday 11th December 2023
I bow down to the Lord of Uma (Parvathi), the divine Guru, the cause of the universe. I bow down to the Lord who is adorned with snake and wears tiger skin, the Lord of all creatures. I bow down to the Lord whose three eyes are the sun, moon and fire and to whom Lord Vishu is near. I bow down to the Lord who is the refuge of all devotees and the giver of boons, Shiva Shankara.
Lord Shiva’s transformative energy to absolve sins, rejuvenate mind and body, and enjoy a prosperous life is abundantly available during the Tamil month of Karthigai (mid–November to mid–December). According to the scriptures, during this sacred month, Shiva revealed himself as infinite fire. Planet Moon (known as Soma in Sanskrit), who rules Monday, has a special connection with Shiva, also known as Someshwara (the one who wears the crescent Moon on his matted hair). Mondays are always very auspicious for Shiva, and Karthigai Somavaram refers to the four most special Mondays of the year that fall in the month of Karthigai.
Mondays 20th, 27th Nov and 4th Dec 2023: 05.00pm. Abhishekam for Sri Chandramouleeswarar, Alankaram and Maha Deeparadhanai
Monday, the 11th December 2023
04.30pm : Vigneshwara Pooja, PunyakaVachanam, 108 Sangu Pooja, Rudra Moola Mantra Homam, followed by SangaAbhishekam, Alankaram and ShodasaUpacharam & Maha Deeparadhanai for Lord Sri Chandramouliswarar.
Sangu Pooja (for each Sangu) – $10
Rudra Moola Mantra Homam – $ 101
Abhishekam for Lord Sri Shiva – $ 101
Lord Shiva Malai – $ 135
All are welcome to be part of the rituals and seek the blessings of the Lord.
Om Namashivayah!! Shivaya Namaha!! Om Namashivayah!!
VAIKUNTA EKADASI Saturday 23rd December 2023
Shaantakaaram bhujaga shayanam padmanaabham suresham Vishwadhaaram gagana-sadrisham megha-varanam shubhaangam. Lakshmi-kaantam kamala-nayanam yogi-bhi-dhyaana-agamyam Vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-naatham
Vaikunta Ekadasi is one of the important and auspicious days for Hindus, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It occurs in the Hindu calendar, during the month of "Margazhi" (between December and January). Whe observed, it bestows liberation from the cycle of re-births.
According to Padma Purana, the female energy of Vishnu slayed the demon “Muran” and protected the ‘Devas’. This happened on the eleventh day of lunar month during the sun’s journey in the Dhanur Rasi. Impressed by the act, Vishnu names her as ‘Ekadasi’ and gives her the boon that those who worship ‘Ekadasi’ on the day of her victory over Muran would reach ‘Vaikuntam’ (His abode).
The significance of Vaikunta Ekadashi is mentioned in the Padma Purana. The legend says that the Devas, unable to bear the tyranny of ‘Muran’ – a demon, approached Lord Shiva, who directed them to Lord Vishnu. A battle ensued between Vishnu and the demon & Vishnu realized that a new weapon was needed to slay Muran. In order to take rest and create a new weapon, Vishnu retired to a cave for the goddess named Haimavati in Badarikashrama. When Muran tried to slay Vishnu, who was sleeping, the feministic power that emerged from Vishnu burned Muran to ashes with her glance. Vishnu, who was pleased, named the goddess ‘Ekadasi’ and asked her to claim a boon. Ekadasi, instead, beseeched Vishnu that people who observed a fast on that day should be redeemed of their sins. Vishnu thus declared that people who observed a fast on that day and worshipped Ekadasi, would attain Vaikuntam.
09.00am: Swarga Vaasal Dharsanam 10.30am: Abhishekam, Alankaram & Deeparadhanai for Moolavar Sri Venkateswara. 02.00pm: Kalyana Utsavam
Kalyana Utsavam; $151
Lord Sri Venkateswara - $220
Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi - $ 135
Goddess Sri Andal - $ 135
Kalyana Utsava Malai - $ 135
Lord Garuda - $ 95.00
Lord Sudharsana - $ 95.00
Lord Viswaksena - $ 95.00
Lord Narasimhar - $ 95.00
Lord Hanuman - $ 95.00
Lord Rama, Seetha & Lakshmana - $ 165
All are welcome to participate in the festival and seek the blessings of Lord Sri Venkateswara.
Ohm Namo Narayana!Ohm Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya!!Ohm Namo Narayana!
THIRUVEMPAVAI FESTIVAL & ARUDHRA DARSHANAM
Monday 18th Dec 2023 to Wednesday 27th December 2023
Manikkavachagar’s work ‘Thiruvempavai’, a collection of twenty hymns, in which he has imagined himself as a woman following the ‘Paavai Nonbu’, praising Lord Shiva.
Thiruvempavai songs are part of an ancient tradition amongst unmarried young girls, where they would light lamps in the early mornings of Margazhi, and sing songs in praise of Lord Shiva. The 20 stanzas of Thrivempavai are recited everyday. It is believed that such rituals would bring prosperity and a suitable husband to the girls.
08.00am: Thiruvempavai recitation.09.00am: Abhishekam for Lord Sri Chandramouleeswarar (Shiva)
Arudhra Darshanam - 27th December 2023:
Thiruvaadhirai also known as Arudhra Darshanam is observed on the 10th day of Thiruvempavai festival commencement, which happens to be thiruvaadhirai nakshaththram, the full moon day during the month of Maarkazhi, (December-January as per the Gregorian calendar). The Thiruvadhirai is one of the eight significant “Vratas” dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thiruvaadhirai is also considered to be the nakshaththram (birth star) of Lord Natarajar and is the longest night of the year. The word “Thiruvathirai” implies a ‘sacred big wave’ that was used during the creation of the universe by Lord Shiva.
Thiruvadhirai vrata is a part of the renowned Hindu festival called as Arudhra Darshanam or Thiruvadhirai. The Arudhra Darshanam celebrates ‘Lord Natarajar’, the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva.
06.00am: Rituals commence with Kalasa Pooja07.00am: Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai for Lord Sri Natarajar & Sri Sivagamasundari, followed by recitation of Thiruvempavai and procession within the Temple. 11.00am: Abhishekam for Lord Sri Chandramouleeswarar.
Abhishekam for Lord Natarajar – $101
Abhishekam for Lord Sri Chandramouleeswarar (Shiva) – $101
Archana – $20
Lord Chandramouleeswarar / Shiva Malai – $ 110
Lord Natrarajar, Sivagamasundari Malai – $ 110
All are welcome to participate during the Festival and seek the blessings of the Lord.
What's On - Monthly Update
November 2023 Functions
|10//11/2023||Friday||Pradosham||5.30 p.m. Abhishekam for Nandhikeshwar & Sri Chandramouliswarar|
|12/11/2023||Sunday||Deepavali - Lakshmi Kubera Pooja||9.30 a.m. Abhishekam for Sri Venkateswara utsava moorthy, 10.00 a.m. Abhishekam for Sri Vara Siddhi Vinayagar. 6.00 p.m. Lakshmi Kubera pooja.|
|13/11/2023||Monday||Skanda Sashti Vratham begins||Programme starts at 10.00 a.m. Visesha abhishekam, alankaram, maha deeparadhana & archanas for Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena.|
|18/11/2023||Saturday||Skandasashti Soorasamharam||Programme starts at 10.00 a.m. Visesha abhishekam, alankaram, maha deeparadhana & archanas for Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena.|
|19/11/2023||Sunday||Skandasashti Festival||Programme starts at 10.00 a.m. Visesha abhishekam, alankaram, maha deeparadhana & archanas for Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy, Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena. Utsava moorthy of Sri Siva Subramanya Swamy accompanied by Sri Valli and Sri Deivasena will be taken out in procession within the temple premises.|
|20/11/2023||Monday||1st Karthigai Somavaram||Visesha Abhishekam for Lord Siva will commence at 5.30 p.m. followed by alankaram and Deeparadhanai.|
|24/11/2023||Friday||Pradosham||5.30 p.m. Abhishekam for Nandhikeshwar & Sri Chandramouliswarar|
|24/11/2023||Friday||Pavithrotsavam Poorvangam||08.00am: Thirupalli Elluchi(waking up of the Lord), Nitya Pooja, Punyavakavachanam, Abishekam forSri Venkateswara Utsava Murthi, Sri Mahalakshmi, Andal, Sri Rama, Sri Sita Devi, Sri Lakshmana, Sri Sudarshana Murthy, Sri Vishwaksena and Sri Garuda 12.00noon: Midday Pooja 5.00pm:Nitya Pooja,Sankalpam, Raksha Bandanam, Evening Pooja.|
|25/11/2023||Saturday||Pavithram Saathuthal (Offering)||8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Thirupalli Elluchi (waking up of the Lord) , Nithya pooja, Punyahavachanam.,108 Kalasa pooja , homam, abhishekam, draping of the Pavithra on Lord Venkateswara, Visesha pooja, yaga sala ceremonies. Chanting of vedas, Puranas and Bhagawat Gita, poornahuthi, final pooja for the morning. 5.00 – 7.30 p.m. Nithya Pooja, Yaga sala poojas, poornahuthi, final evening pooja. Chanting of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama stotram.|
|26/11/2023||Sunday||Pavithra utsavam Poorthi||8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Thirupalli Elluchi (waking up of the Lord), Nithya pooja, Shanthi Homam, maha poornahuthi, abhishekam & alankaram. Sri Venkateswara, Sri Devi & Sri Bhudevi Utsava moorthys taken on procession around the temple on the Garuda Vahanam, Punyaha vachanam, Holy immersion of the deity and concluding ceremonies of the festival .|
|26/11/2023||Sunday||Sarva Aalaya Karthigai Deepam||Lighting of oil lamps to all shrines and in the prakaram. 5.30 p.m. Lalitha Sahasranama Archana for Sri Tripurasundari|
|27/11/2023||Monday||2nd Karthigai Somavaram||Visesha Abhishekam for Lord Siva will commence at 5.30 p.m. followed by alankaram and Deeparadhanai.|
All are Welcome! Please contact Temple office for further details:02-4214 9080
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