Kuṁbhābhiṣekam – 29, June 2018 to 01, July 2018
At Arsha Vidya Arsha Vidya, Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti Temple


Day 1: Friday, 29, June 2018:

8.00am – Noon: Anujñā Saṅkalpam and Invocation of all the devatās, and Vighneśvara pūjā, Homādi, Pūrṇāhuti etc.

4.00 – 7.00pm: Vighneśvara pūjā, Prathamakāla Pūjā, Vāstu śānti, Yāgaśālā praveśam, Homādi, Pūrṇāhuti etc.

Day 2: Saturday, June 30, 2018
7.30am – Noon: Vighneśvara pūjā, Dvitīyakāla Pūjā, Homādi, Pūrṇāhuti etc.

5.00 – 8.00pm: Vighneśvara pūjā, Tṛtīyakāla Pūjā, Homādi, Pūrṇāhuti etc.

Day 3: Sunday July 1, 2018
7.00am – 1.00pm: Vighneśvara pūjā, Caturthakāla Pūjā, kalaśa pūjā, Japa, Homādi, Sparśāhuti etc.

Talk by Swami Viditatmananda on Significance of Kuṁbhābhiṣekam

Śrī Swāmī Dayānanda Saraswatī:

“Only by consecration does even a traditionally sculpted idol become an altar of worship. This procedure of consecration is a series of steps of highly meaningful rituals and prayers. After the consecration, the daily worship keeps an altar alive with the presence of the Devatā. Human omissions and commissions call for re-consecration every twelve years, the period that Jupiter (Guru) takes to complete a full round of the Zodiac. Sometimes re-consecration is needed earlier if specific omissions and commissions have occurred.”

From Swami Viditatmananda
Dear Friends,
On behalf of Swami Tattvavidananda, Swami Pratyagbodhananda, The Board members and the staff of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, I am happy to invite you to attend a special ceremony called Kumbhābhiṣekam (consecration by sprinkling holy water) for our temple of Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti and Lord Gaṇeśa.

This is the third time that the consecration ceremony is being performed. The last Kumbhābhiṣekam to Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti
and Lord Gaṇeśa was performed in September 2013. Although the sästra enjoins Kumbhābhiṣekam once every 12 years, we are required to perform the same ceremony again in 2018, because the temple building which is 28 years old, again needed some urgent repairs and we had to allow construction crew to work inside the temple. Consecration is needed to perform prāyaścitta and infusing life.

The ceremony will be similar to that carried out in 2013. It will be conducted during three days, beginning on Friday, June 29 and culminating in the main event on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The three-day ceremony will involve special rituals, homas, Kuṁbhābhiṣekam, Mahābhiṣekam etc.

The ceremony will be also accompanied by a talk explaining the significance of the main rituals.