Kadavul Balalaya

Big News! As you may know, soon we will be adding the granite cladding to the bases of the Nandi Mandapam, Bali Pitham and Kodimaram (golden flagpole) in front of Kadavul Temple. This however, requires an important ritual, as is done for any construction that is to take place on an established temple. Beginning on the 11th, priests Kumar Gurukkal and Arul Vishvanathan performed a powerful ceremony which transfers energy out of the temple's Kodimaram, Bali Pitam and Nandi into a bala (small) shrine. This shrine is placed in Kadavul Temple, and mystically serves as these structures for the duration of construction and repairs. The event occurred in two parts over two days. The energies are transferred into kumbha's (water pots) and later from those pots they are transferred to the bala shrine. During the event various pujas occurred around the temple but a majority happened within the yagasalaβ€”a temporary structure for housing energies from the temple. The very first ceremony in Kadavul was a traditional puja which gives the priests permission to become temporary proxies for Satguru. As in the Agamas, the elaborate performance of these rituals is performed by the guru himself. They also asked the Kadavul Temple deities for permission to begin. Without this permission the remaining ceremonies would not be fruitful. The next homa was in front of the temple's kodimaram and as soon as it began, unusually heavy rains poured until the moment that it was complete. Perhaps we should warn our neighbors next time. Next, through various pujas and homas the power was transferred out of the large stone Nandi in front of the temple and into Kumbhas. The following day the kumbhas were paraded by Satguru and the monks from the yagasala into Kadavul Temple. There they were used to transfer the power to the bala shrine. This fig wood replica of all three structures now sits in Kadavul in front of the Crystal Lingam and all rites that would normally happen around Nandi are done to the replica instead. Now the silpis can work on Nandi's base without disturbing Kadavul's energies.

Take a moment with each photo experiencing the event as if you were here with us!

Aum Namah Sivaya!

8 Responses to “Kadavul Balalaya”

  1. Srilakshmi Rathakrishnan says:

    Aum Namasivayam πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  2. hitesvara Saravan says:

    Aum Namah Sivaya, prostations to the Lotus Feet of Bodhinatha. Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing this sacred event with the world bringing us all virtually into beloved Kadavul.

  3. Prabhakur says:

    Great moment! Had the opportunity to experience this kind of energy transfer when the ancient Kovil in my village was being renovated.What an experience.And with all the photos here,I am experience the same at Kadavul. Aum Namah Shivaya!

  4. Pethuraja says:


  5. Aditya Jha says:

    Jai shankar !

  6. Sankuthi says:

    Aum Nama Sivaya!
    Thank you Swamis for sharing this post. Bringing forth strong spiritual energy and elevating us into Devaloka and the world of Gods and Lord Siva. Your service to Lord Siva and the service of the Hindu Priests are vital to mankind’s progress, understanding and tolerance towards each other.
    Sivaya Nama Aum!

  7. Bala Sivaceyon says:

    Aum Siva Siva

  8. Vasanthakumari N.K says:

    Thank you Swamis and all concern for sharing these pictures.
    Aum Namasivaya πŸ™πŸ•‰πŸ™

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