Navarathri Celebrations – Day 5

Navarathri Celebrations - Day 5

On Tuesday October 12th, 2010 was the fifth day of Navarathri. The Chandi Homam continued at the Deepa Mandapam in the Sripuram and outside the Swayambhu Temple at the Sri Narayani Peedam. Priests from Bangalore conducted the Homams.

Later in the day there were Sumangali puja and Kanya puja performed with 3 married ladies and 9 children taking part.In the evening at the Sri Narayani Peedam, there was a cultural folk dance of India by the Divyanjali Dance Group from Chennai. At the Sripuram there was a program by the Ajantha Cultural Education Society from Bangalore.

Beautifully decorated Kalasams for the Yagam

Beautifully decorated Kalasams for the Yagam

Priests conduct the Yagam

Priests conduct the Yagam

Ayurvedic Doctor and family participate in the Yagam

Ayurvedic Doctor and family participate in the Yagam

Dr. N. Balaji speaks to Rajima

Dr. N. Balaji speaks to Rajima

Guest Priest participates in the Yagam

Guest Priest participates in the Yagam

Guest Priest adds an offering to the fire

Guest Priest adds an offering to the fire

Guest Priest adds an offering to the fire

Guest Priest adds an offering to the fire

Priest adds an offering to the fire

Guest Priest blesses the offerings

Guest Priest blesses the offerings

Devotees witness the Yagam

Devotees witness the Yagam

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Devotees enjoy the dance performances

Devotees enjoy the dance performances

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance balancing act

Beautiful cultural dance balancing act

Beautiful cultural dance balancing act

Beautiful cultural dance balancing act

Contortionist dance performance

Contortionist dance performance

Contortionist dance performance

Contortionist dance performance

Sri Sakthi Amma and Guest Priest look on at the dance performances

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Sri Sakthi Amma and Guest Priest look on at the dance performances

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Sri Sakthi Amma and Guest Priest look on at the dance performances

Sri Sakthi Amma and Guest Priest look on at the dance performances

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Beautiful cultural dance performance

Smt. Jothiammal presents a garland to the Dance tutor

Smt. Jothiammal presents a garland to the Dance tutor

Peedam Nadaswaram player & Smt. Jothiammal presents a memento to the Dance tutor

Peedam Nadaswaram player & Smt. Jothiammal presents a memento to the Dance tutor

Sri Sakthi Amma congratulates the dance tutor

Sri Sakthi Amma congratulates the dance tutor

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Sri Sakthi Amma presents a memento to the dancers

Beloved Amma speaks to the young performers after the program

Beloved Amma speaks to the young performers after the program

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