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Mandala Puja for Kadavul Nandi, Balipeetam and Dhvajastambha

Following the Kadavul Temple kumbhabhishekam to mark the stone upgrades to Nandi, Balipeetam and dhvajastambha, another homa and abhishekam must be performed 48 days later as a vibrational completion to the intensity of a kumbhabhishekam. March 12th was the 48th day, which also just happened to be the 50th anniversary of Kadavul Nataraja Deity installation.

The ceremonies began with a homa at 8am, including five kumbhas to represent Siva, Varuna, Nandi, Balipeetam and Dhvajastambha. After the homa we paraded the kumbhas outside, broke a coconut and returned inside for abhishekam of Nataraja and Sivalingam. After Nataraja's kumbha was poured we returned outside to pour the kumbhas over Nandi, balipeetam and dhvajastambha. Thereafter we closed the curtain to decorate Nataraja. Some temple visitors led vigorous bhajans during this time. Then we completed our normal routine for morning Siva puja, albeit with extra monks present as happens at monthly Ardra puja.
Enjoy the photo collection.

4 Responses to “Mandala Puja for Kadavul Nandi, Balipeetam and Dhvajastambha”

  1. Thillaiampalam Sivayogapathy says:

    Aum Sri Pancha Muga Ganapathi Thunnai!

    Aum! Nalluraan VETRI VEL Thunnai!

    Aum! Namasivaaya!

    Aum! Guru Parampara Potri, Potri!

    Aum! Vanakkam ! To Satguru Bodhinatha!

    Aum! Vanakkam! ToAll Swamis & Sivathondars.

    “Siva, Siva Engilar Thee Vinnai yaalar,

    Siva, Siva Enridath Theevinnai Maalum,

    Siva , Siva Enridath Thevarum Aavar,

    Siva, Siva Ennach SIVAKATHY Thaane”

    ……Thirumoolar / Thiru Manthiram.

    Aum! Siva, Siva!

    Aum! Mikka Nanri. (Many Thanks),

    Aum! Anpudan, (With Love),


    (T . Sivayogapathy).,


  2. Pethuraja says:


  3. SriLakshmi Rathakrishnan says:

    Aum Namasivayam🙏🙏🙏

  4. Madan Ganesh V says:

    Aum Namah Shivaya ! Kan kolla Kaatchi !

    Jai Guruparampara!

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