Many thanks to everyone who is participating in the Feb/Mar Shivaratri series this month. We have received enough support so that we will have 30 priests for our Shivaratri night yagyas in Kanchipuram and Varanasi. That's great!
I thought you would all like to see some photos of our progress so far. The daily events are going well as you will see.
We still have two full weeks of yagyas every day. Enjoy the yagya blessings.
Every day begins with a Ganesha Puja.
Rudra (Shiva) abishekam is performed with 16 different liquid ingredients.
The small deities also get to enjoy the abishekam are seen above. If you look closely you can see Ganesha, Lakshmi, Annapurna (the form of Parvati who feeds people), Navagraha (nine planets), Vishnu, Subramanya, and the goddesses.
There are eleven kalasha pots representing the eleven forms of Shiva. They receive fresh flower malas every day.
After the pujas and abishekam rituals are completed, the priests perform the havan ritual of sacred fire into which various items are offered.