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Tuesday Feb 17th, 2015
Rudrabhisekam & special archanas @ 9.00 am, 10.30 a.m., 1.00 p.m., 2.30 p.m., 4.00 p.m., 7.00 p.m., 9.00 p.m.
@ 9.00 a.m. and 10:30 am - Shiva rudra abhishekam, Jyothirlinga archana and Shiva aarthi
@ 1:00 pm and 2.30 p.m. - 2nd Yaama pooja, Shiva rudra abhishekam, Shiva archana and Aarthi
@ 4:00 pm 3rd Yaama pooja, Shiva rudra abhishekam, Shiva archana, Bhajan and Aarthi
@ 7:00 pm 4th Yaama pooja, Shiva rudra Abhishekam, Sri rudra trishathi archana and Aarthi
@ 9:00 pm Linoth Bava Kala Pooja, Nahanyasa purvaka rudra abhishekam, Bilva archana
All day Bhilva Archana to Lord Shiva
We welcome sponsorships for Shiva Abhisekam and Pooja.
Thai Poosam - All day archanas, Poojas and Abhisekams @ 7 p.m. on Tue 3rd Feb 2015
A festival occurring in the Tamil month Thai (January - February), on the day of the star Poosam around Pournami (Full Moon) is celebrated as Thaipusam [Thai Poosam]. There are several legends about the festival Thaipusam. Here are a few of them There was a demon named Tharakasuran who gave a lot of trouble to the rishis and saints. Lord Muruga was called by his parents Lord Shiva and Parvati and given the job of destroying the Asuran. Lord Muruga set off with the blessings of his parents to destroy the demon. He took with him twelve weapons, eleven of which were given by his father Lord Shiva and the 'Vel' given by his mother Parvati. Lord Muruga destroyed Tharakasuran on the Poosam Nakshatra day in the Tamil month of Thai and hence Thai Poosam is celebrated in all Murugan temples.
According to another legend, as Shiva was imparting a mantra to Parvati, Lord Muruga eavesdropped on them. For that error, Parvati laid a curse on him, in line with the rule that even a son, if erring, must be punished. To be redeemed from her curse, Lord Muruga offered hard penance at Thiruparankundram. Pleased with his penance, Shiva and Parvati appeared before him and lifted the curse. The day on which the curse was removed is Thai Poosam.
It is thus a special day for worship of Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya and is celebrated in a very grand manner at all Murugan temples, especially at the Six Battle Camps or 'Arupadai Veedu' of Murugan.
Fee is $1001 (tax deductible)
- Temple will sponsor a new Shawl (dress) for Sai Baba from your side.
- On the day of membership, special pooja will be performed for your family.
- Three poojas for no charge in the temple PER YEAR, for first 3 years.
- One Pooja at half fee at your home PER YEAR, for first 3 years
- Name will be published on our website and in the temple
- A momento with temple name on it will be given.