Sri Narayani Proclamation Day – 18th Anniversary Celebrations

Sri Narayani Proclamation Day - 18th Anniversary Celebrations

It was a beautiful Saturday morning in Malaikodi on May 8th 2010. As usual crowds of devotees gathered at the Sri Narayani Peedam anxiously waiting to participate in the Sri Narayani Amma Proclamation Day 18th Anniversary celebrations.

Beloved Amma performed the usual morning pujas after which Amma go ready for the celebrations at the Sri Vidyalaya School.The celebrations consisted of a procession which started at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School and culminated at the Swayambhu Temple at the Sri Narayani Peedam.Beloved Amma started from the Peedam to the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School 06:50am. As Amma arrived at the school, Amma lit the kuthuvilakku lamp (organized by the Baktha Sabha and the Reception Committe).
After this the arathi to the Kalasam ( silver vessel containing Turmeric water for the abhishekam of Swayambhu Narayani) was performed and placed on the head of the Smt. Jothi Amma.The temple elephants followed by the Nadaswaram group were at the front of the procession. Sri Sakthi Amma led the procession with Smt. Jothi Ammal carrying the kalasam towards the Peedam.They were followed by the Baktha Sabha,and the foreign and local devotees.
On arriving at the Swayambhu Temple, Sri Sakthi Amma took the Kalasam and performed the first Abhishekam on Swayambhu Narayani.The next abhishekam was performed by Smt. Jothi Ammal.Thereafter each devotee took their turn to perform Abhishekam on this auspicious day.The line was long and the sun was hot but the devotees were patient and waited for their turn.Abhishekams were performed by 10,008 devotees which ended at around 7:00pm.
At the end of the day Beloved Amma did the evening puja at the Swayambhu Temple.

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Decorated altar at the Peedam entrance

Sri Sakthi Amma lights the lamp to start the celebrations

Sri Sakthi Amma lights the lamp to start the celebrations

Mrs. Radha and Mr. Heinz Haemerlin perform Pada Puja

Mrs. Radha and Mr. Heinz Haemerlin perform Pada Puja

Beloved Amma walks off the stage

Beloved Amma walks off the stage

Beloved Amma performs the arathi

Beloved Amma performs the arathi

Beloved Amma performs the puja

Beloved Amma performs the puja

Beloved Amma places the kalasam on Smt. Jothi Amma's head

Beloved Amma places the kalasam on Smt. Jothi Amma's head

Beloved Amma leads the procession

Beloved Amma leads the procession

Beloved Amma walks with invited guest

Beloved Amma walks with invited guest

Overseas devotees in procession

Overseas devotees in procession

Devotee greets Beloved Amma with a basket of flowers

Devotee greets Beloved Amma with a basket of flowers

Smt. Jothi Amma does abhishekam next

Smt. Jothi Amma does abhishekam next

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Devotees wait in line to perform the abhishekam

Devotees wait in line to perform the abhishekam

Long line of devotees wait their turn to do the abhishekam on this auspicious day

Long line of devotees wait their turn to do the abhishekam on this auspicious day

One by one they did the abhishekam

One by one they did the abhishekam

Children were also part of the celebrations

Children were also part of the celebrations

Even the babies

Even the babies

Devotees gathered in the shade waiting their turn

Devotees gathered in the shade waiting their turn

And the line continues

And the line continues

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Beloved Amma does the first abhishekam

Beloved Amma decorates the Shakthi Lingam

Beloved Amma decorates the Shakthi Lingam

Beloved Amma decorates the Shakthi Lingam

Beloved Amma decorates the Shakthi Lingam

Self manifested Shakthi Lingam inside the Swayambhu Temple

Self manifested Shakthi Lingam inside the Swayambhu Temple

Beloved Amma performs arathi

Beloved Amma performs arathi

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