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Event Series Event Series: SUNDAY PRAYERS AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

NEW YEARS EVE MAHA ABHISHEKHAM AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

31, December, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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NEW YEARS EVE MAHA ABHISHEKHAM AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

  • 11:00am to 2:00pm = Sunday Morning Prayers

ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE

Abhishekam is done every day to the deities of Srinivasa Temple. On the full moon, our regular morning prayer service is extended to include a special Maha Abhishekam on the large deities on the main altar followed by a Yagna. The whole event lasts about three hours. While the curtains are closed, and the deities are being dressed, you will hear satsangs on divine scriptures, enjoy singing and dancing to kirtans and feel the spirit of the community.

DID YOU KNOW?

Abhishekam is a beautiful bathing ritual where five different substances are poured onto the deity. These substances symbolise the five elements of our physical nature and our lower nature emotional qualities. Through the Grace of the deities, these elements, our five senses and the mind are purified and transformed in a positive way.

  • Milk/water element/ego is offered to be elevated into wisdom and selflessness.
  • Yogurt/earth element/pride is offered to be transformed to humility.
  • Ghee/fire element/karma is offered in hopes of being freed from the bonds of material desire.
  • Honey/air element/Maya is offered up so that we may transcend illusions and rise to attain the Divine.
  • Sugar/ether element/emotionality (in particular, jealousy) is offered to be balanced and harmonised so we can be uplifted into the sweetness of the Divine

A yajna is an ancient Vedic fire ceremony which has been practised for millennia. Yajna means to selflessly sacrifice for noble purposes. During the yajna we offer our prayers of love and gratitude to the deities for all that they do for us. Performing yajna is an act of worship, one where offerings are made into the holy fire which is seen as the mouth of the Divine.

SPONSOR THE EVENT

You can sponsor towards the New Years Eve Abhishekam at Srinivasa. Your offering and support helps us to continue to serve and spread the message of devotion to God. You sponsorships will directly go towards the ceremony and service of the deities.

Donation – £27 per person – What you will receive as Sponsors:

  • Your names will be added and recited during the Sankalpa and Yajan ceremony. When names are recited during these events, you become recipient of the blessings of the deities and the pujas that will be conducted.
  • We will also light a Ghee lamp 🪔 on your behalf to the deities.
  • We will share the sacred thread which is blessed during the Yajna ceremony. This thread is usually worn on your wrists and helps to protect from negativity.

Details

Date:
31, December, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Venue

Srinivasa
Srinivasa, Alderford St
Halstead, CO9 3HZ United Kingdom