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Event Series Event Series: SUNDAY PRAYERS AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

SUNDAY PRAYERS AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

5 May @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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SUNDAY PRAYERS AT SRINIVASA TEMPLE

Please feel free to join at anytime. Note the below timings are for guidelines purposes.

  • 11:00am Guru Abhishekam
  • 11:30am Yagna, Kalash Puja & Vishvaksena Puja
  • 12:30pm Deity Abhishekam
  • 01:30pm Final Arati
  • 02:00pm Lunch

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.

Details

Date:
5 May
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

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

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