Vataranyeshvara Shiva Linga Pratishtha in Bandikavanoor

  • 13 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
  • Bandikavanoor, India

Pujya Swamiji in Bandikavanoor
Kumbhabhisheka & Pratishthapana of 300 year old Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Linga
14 March 2018

 

Bandikavanoor - a tiny village in Tamil Nadu with a population of 905 people witnessed a spiritual and religious milestone when Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji visited the village on 13 & 14 March 2018 and performed Kumbhabhishekam of 300 year old Shiva temple which had been completely renovated. 

Pujya Sri Swamiji arrived in Bandikavanoor on 6th morning. Pujya Swamiji was received by Sri.Narasimhan and Smt. Sugandhi the Dharmaka Karta couple of this 300 year old temple maintained by several generations of their family. Pujya Swamiji was shown the new shrines built for the deities. Then, Sri Swamiji went around the beautifully decorated Yaga Shala where Shivacharyas were conducting the Pratishtha rituals. 

In the evening, Pujya Swamiji came to the program stage and listened to the sonorous Saxophone play of Vid.Ramanathan (son of Nada Nidhi T.V.Gopalakrishnan & disciple of Nada Nidhi Vid.Kadrinath). Sri Swamiji blessed many villagers with Datta Vastra and Shweta Arka Raksha. Pujya Swamiji spoke and said “Bandi Kavanoor feels special because this is a Shiva Vishnu Kshetram where the presiding

 

On 14th March 2018 at 6.15 AM, Pujya Swamiji witnessed the Maha Purnahuti of Pratishta rituals and then suddenly decided to climb the temple tower and do Kumbhabhishekam. The organizers were stunned by Pujya Swamiji’s compassion and dedication for the Astika Bhaktas. Pujya Swamiji climbed the temple tower and performed the Maha Kumbhabhishekam of Vataranyeswara Shiva Lingam. 

Coming down, Sri Swamiji sprinkled the sacred Kalasha water on other devotees. 

Sri Swamiji then went around various shrines of VataaraNyeshwara Shiva Lingam, Tripurasundari Devi, Sacccidananda Ganapathi, Vaatsalya Dharma Shaasta, Kubera Srinivasa, Shakti Skanda, Jayabhakta Anjaneya, Kala Bhairava &  Navagraha deities. Sri Swamiji performed Abhishekam to the deities with the Kalashas from the Pratishtha Yaga Shala. 

 

Later Thirukalyanam of Sri Vataranyeshvara Shiva and Tripurasundari Devi was performed. After that, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Abhishekam to the newly installed Vataranyeshvara Swamy Shiva Linga with milk and water. Sri Swamiji performed Bilva Puja during Shiva Ashtottara and then offered Maha Mangalarati. 

 

At 1 PM, Pujya Sri Swamiji travelled from Bandikavanoor to Chennai and to Hyderabad for the upcoming Vilambi Yugadi celebrations.

Pujya Sri Swamiji unveiled a Chandana Murti of Dattatreya Swami at Yaga Shala in Bandikavanoor
Pujya Sri Swamiji prays at the Pradhana Kalasha at Yagashala Vedika at Bandikavanoor
Hanuman Kalasha Vedika in Bandikavanoor
Beautifully decorated Pratishtha Yaga Shala at Bandikavanoor
Pujya Sri Swamiji went around the Pratishtha Yaga Shala erected for the Pratishtha & Kumbhabhishekam rituals for Vataranyeshwara Swami at Bandikavanoor
Pujya Sri Swamiji blesses devotees at Bandikavanoor village
Priest from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams offers Shri Venkateswara Swami Prasadam to His Holiness
Pujya Sri Swamiji stands in front of the temple board at Bandikavanoor
Pujya Swamiji visited the Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Lingam shrine on 13 March 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji receives garland from Shri.Narasimhan, Dharmakarta of the temple complex in Bandikavanoor village
Sadgurudeva at Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Kshetram in Bandikavanoor
Sadgurudeva at Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Kshetram in Bandikavanoor
Sadgurudeva at Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Kshetram in Bandikavanoor
Sadgurudeva at Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Kshetram in Bandikavanoor
Pujya Sri Swamiji gave a discourse on 13 March 2018 at Bandikavanoor and explained that Shiva & Vishnu worship.
Illuminated design of Shiva and Shakti at Bandikavanoor village.
Illuminated design of Srinivasa Perumal at Bandikavanoor village
Pujya Sri Swamiji in Yaga Shala in Bandikavanoor village
Pujya Sri Swamiji in Yaga Shala in Bandikavanoor village
Pradhana Pratishtha Kalasha is carried by the priest from Yaga Shala to temple tower for Kumbhabhishekam at Bandikavanoor village
Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performs Kumbhabhishekam of "vaTaraNyeshvara Shiva Lingam" in Bandikavanoor Village, Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performs Kumbhabhishekam of "vaTaraNyeshvara Shiva Lingam" in Bandikavanoor Village, Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performs Kumbhabhishekam of "vaTaraNyeshvara Shiva Lingam" in Bandikavanoor Village, Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performs Kumbhabhishekam of "vaTaraNyeshvara Shiva Lingam" in Bandikavanoor Village, Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Sri.Kubera Srinivasa Perumal in Bandikavanoor village in Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji performs Kumbhabhishekam of "vaTaraNyeshvara Shiva Lingam" in Bandikavanoor Village, Tamil Nadu on 14 March 2018
Pujya Swamiji witnesses Thirukalyanam of Sri Vataranyeshvara Swami and Sri Tripurasundari Devi at Bandikavanoor village on 14 March 2018. It was held after the Maha Kumbhabishekam
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Maha Abhisheka to Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Lingam at Bandikavanoor on 14.3.2018 after Maha Kumbhabhishekam
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Maha Mangalarati to Vataranyeshvara Swami Shiva Lingam at Bandikavanoor on 14.3.2018 after Maha Kumbhabhishekam
Jaya Bhakti Anjaneya Swami shrine in Bandikavanoor village.
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