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Soma-Mahapradosham and Geeta Jayanti

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Dear Bhaktas,

Soma-Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshwara. 

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With the advent of winter comes the blessing of beautiful flowers to deck up the Lord.
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The next Mahapradosham is on the 23rd December, Monday.

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Bhagavadgeeta Jayanti was celebrated yesterday on Mokshada Ekadashi, at the Chhaatraalaya. 
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Samooha Parayanam of the whole Geeta was followed by Archana, Bhajans and Deeparadhana.

















Shani Pradosham, Jai Sri Ram!

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Dear Bhaktas,

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Mahadeva joyously accepted Rudrabhishekam  performed by Bhaktas this Shani Pradosham!
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After all, He is Ramaswami, the 'Lord' of Lord Rama Himself, and must have reasons to be pleased – re-enthroning Raja Rama at Ayodhya! 
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There is a Deepawali in the heart of all Bharateeyas, Rama being the very life pulsating in this great Spiritual culture*. Nama Ramayana was sung today with devotional fervour!
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With Neelambara flowers in bloom, a purple 'riot' adorned the Lord!
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A canopy of Cobra's hood, and Bilva leaves add to His glory!

The next Mahapradosham is on the 24th November, Sunday.

* Picture courtesy of Smt. Gayatri









Dhanatrayodashi Mahapradosham

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Dear Bhaktas,
Mahapradosham was celebrated today with Abhishekam to Sri Chaleshwara.
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Being Dhanatrayodashi, the appearance day of Bhagavan as Lord Dhanvantari, the Dhanvantari Stotra and Mantra were chanted, as also Kanakadhara-stotram to Mother Lakshmi Devi.
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A little Devotee fans the Lord (chamara Seva) intently, even as Sri Nandikeshwara looks on!  
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Rtu-pushpa garlands adorned the Turbaned Chaleshwara Swamy!

The next Mahapradosham is on Saturday, the 9th Nov., 2019.









Mahapradosha Rudrabhishekam Performed

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Dear Bhaktas,

Rudrabhishekam was performed to the Sri Chaleshwara on this Mahapradosham. Rtu kusumalankara, with spherical floral crowns looked special!

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The next Mahapradosham will be on Dhanatrayodashi day, 25th October, Friday, in Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra.

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Mahapradosham celebrated today

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Dear Bhaktas,

Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bahgavan Sri Chaleshwara. We bring you the images.
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Sharadeeya Navaratri Mahotsava starts this Sunday, the 29th September, 2019.

The next Mahapradosham occurs on Friday, the 11th October, 2019

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Mahapradosham


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Dear Bhaktas,
Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Chaleshwara, amidst a very sultry weather!
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Rtu-pushpalankara adorned the Lord!
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The next Mahapradosham is on the 26th September, Thursday.



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SHRAVANA ‘RAINED’ DEVOTION

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Dear Bhaktas,
'May there be timely and bountiful rains, काले वर्षतु पर्जन्यः , and may mother earth be green with life-giving vegetation पृथिवी शस्य-शालिनी '; this we pray after every pooja (worship). 
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It delights you thus to see it happen here, when trees and creepers assume forms of mountains!
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The Lord becomes all the Vanaspati that feeds the body, becoming the body as it were. 
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Symbolically, we deck him up with leaves, flowers, fruits and roots, to drive in this vision.
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All that is here, is Ishvara, is the summum bonum …
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We bring you a few more images of this celebration of Shravana, to serve more colour !

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Mahapradosha Rudrabhishekam

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Dear Bhaktas,
With the rains still showering Indra's grace, another Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshwara.
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Rain washed flowers decorated the Lord in colourful attire, with Nandideva looking on!
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Thanks to bountiful rains, there is now even a green canopy to inspire meditation!
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The next Mahapradosham is on Wednesday, the 11th September, 2019.


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SHRAVANA RAINS DEVOTION!

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Dear Bhaktas,
The whole of Shravana month saw devoted Rudrabhishekam and captivating alankara to the Lord, by his committed devotees! Indeed, it greens their hearts, as even the tender rich foliage emerges over the Curry tree.
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Lord Shiva, who grants Freedom (Moksha) is also decked in garlands of 'Freedom' our dear tri-colour!

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Each flower in his creation sings his glory, and when strung together into exquisite garlands highlights this truth… quite colourfully.
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As Sri Nandideva looks on, the kaleidoscope presents a new art each day! 
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As this reveals …  
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Floral headgear delights the devoted! 
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Shri Gurave Namah! 
We attach more images herewith. 
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Shravana Soma Mahapradosham ओषधीनां पतये नमो नमः

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Dear Bhaktas,
With the sudden spell of rains after a long wait, and the equally quick response of the foliage, here is the Shravana month for us, replete with Bhakti to the Lord of Lords, Mahadeva! वृक्षाणां पतये नमो नमः , धीनां पतये नमो नमः l 
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There arrived Shravana Soma Mahapradosham, soaking all in devotional showers! Rudrabhishekam was performed to Bhagavan, followed by thrilling Deeparadhana!!
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Donning a Rajasthani headgear and decorated with pushpa-jata, the Lord identified with nature, whose very Lord He is!
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 ….even as Nandikeshvara looks on!  
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 The next Mahapradosham is also a Somapradosham, on the 12th of August, Monday.


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