Karthika Pournami Celebrations
LAGHU RUDRA, LAKSHA BILVA ARCHANA SAHITA MAHA JYOTIRLINGARCHANA
Saturday, Novemebr 9th, 2019
9:00AM - 1:00PM Laghu Rudra Abhisheakam
Laghu Rudram will be conducted at the temple during the auspicious month of Karteeka. Sri Rudram will be chanted a total of 121 times along with the Rudra Abhishekam followed by Rudra Homam, Laksha Bilva Archana, and Maha Jyotirlingarchana.
The purpose of this magnificent hymn is to instill in the mind of the seeker the profound knowledge that God is not just the cosmic parent of the universe but the energy in every particle of creation. The hymn is considered a universal purifier which when repeatedly chanted with faith and devotion is known to cure the worst of illnesses and redeem the gravest of sins.
Laghu Rudram is considered one of the highest forms of community worship, performed for the welfare of mankind. To have your name included in sankalpam please click on LAGHURUDRAM.
5:00PM - 6:30PM Laksha patri puja (Archana with 100,000 Bilva leaves)
100,000 Bilva leaves will be offered to Kameswara Swami. To contribute towards procuring the sacred bilva patras, please use the above link.
Please refer to the flyer below for a detailed schedule of events
Karteeka masa is the most auspicious and sacred month. As per the puranas, by performing/witnessing Rudrabhisheakam and offering Bilva leaves to Lord Siva in the Month of Karteeka, one is blessed with good health, wealth and prosperity. It also provides protection from enemies, evil eyes, and dissolves a lifetime’s load of Karmas.
“Tridalam Trigunakaaram Trinethram Cha Triyayusham,
Trijanma Papa Samharam Eka Bilwam Shivarpanam 1
I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva,
Which has three leaves,
Which causes three qualities,
Which are like the three eyes of Shiva,
Which is like the triad of weapons,
And which destroys sins of three births.
Laksha Bilwarchana is performed by singing Hymns from the Ancient Vedic scriptures, chanted for one lakh (100,000) times during the ritual and simultaneously offer Bilwa leaves.
6:30PM - 7:30PM Maha Jyotirlingarchana, followed by aarati and dinner prasad
The rituals include a Jyotirlingarchana, where 1,008 special lamps arranged in a significant formation are lit, symbolic of the light of knowledge dispelling the darkness of ignorance. It is a great opportunity to be a part of this three-segment Maha Puja – chanting Sri Rudram 121 times, offering 1000,000 Bilva leaves to Lord Siva, and lighting 365 ghee lamps. Please do not miss this opportunity to be a part of and experience the glory of this special Puja.
All are cordially invited to participate/Witness this Devine Puja.
SAMOOHIMA SATYANARAYANA PUJA
Monday , Novemebr 11th, 2019
7:00 PM Samoohika Satyanarayana Puja, followed by dinner prasad
Note:- For Satyanarayana Puja, Please Bring 1 Coconut, blouse piece, change coins & be in indian attire, Rest of the puja items will be provided by the temple