MAHASAMPROKSHANAM CONCLUDES IN NARAYANAVANAM TEMPLE
ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAMS FROM MAY 30-JUNE 7
NARAYANAVANAM, MAY 22: The three-day Jeernodharana-Mahasamprokshanam spiritual programme of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple concluded on a religious note in Narayanavanam, located about 40km from here on Friday.
The Vimana (Temple Tower)Jeernodharana-Maha Samprokshana programme began on 20th May with Vastu Homam, Akalmasha Homam, Ankurarpana, Agnipratistha, kumbharadhana and Rakshabandhanam performed on the first day.
On Thursday, May 21, Bimba Vastu, Adhivasatrayam, Snapana tirumanjanam, Sayanadhivasam, Pavitraprasamsanam, Sarva Devasathanam and yukta Homam were performed.
On the final day on May 22, Friday “Vigraha Shakti Avahanam” was performed where in the Ritwiks and archakas retransfered the divine powers into the presiding deity and other murthies after Balalayam which was performed five months ago.
Meanwhile, Balayalam is a miniature temporary structure erected during the renovation and Kumbhabhishekam ceremony in a Temple. The divine presence of the main deity in temple is transferred from the murti worshipped to a Kalasha. This Kalasha is place atop the Balalayam. ‘Baala’ means mini and ‘Aalaya’ means temple or structure in Sanskrit.
During the Jeernodharana (renovation period) of a temple, the divine presence of the Murtis is transferred to the holy waters contained in the Kalasha (pot). Pooja is done to these Kalashas and Ustava deities (the small murtis of the main murti of the temple that are used during processions).
The Kalashas remain in a miniature structure known as Balalayam. During this time the devotees will not be able to see or do poojas to the moola vigrahas or murtis worshipped in a temple. The scheduled poojas will be done only to Utsava deities.
The divine presence of the temple deity will remain in the Kalashas atop Balalayam until it is transferred back to the Moola vigrahas or the main murti. Scheduled Poojas to Moola vigrahas will start only on the Mahakumbhabhishekam day.
On Friday, Mahakumbhabhishekam was performed amidst chanting of Vedic mantras. Later the archakas recited Divya Prabandham. In the evening there will be veedhi Utsavam and procession of Chinnasesha Vahanam in connection with this fete.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao who took part in the last day Mahasamprokshanam fete later released the annual Brahmotsavams of the temple which will commence from 30th of May and conclude on June 7.
Tirupati JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Bhupathi Reddy were also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI