The Kumbabishegam (Consecration) of a South Indian Temple – Sri Kannika Parameswari Aalayam was celebrated grandly over three-days (Jan. 26 to Jan. 28 – 2018) at AVS Thirumana Mandapam, Chetty Street, Tiruppatur (Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India).
I went to the ceremony and made the above-embedded event slideshow highlighting some interesting photos and moments of this Temple Consecration ceremony.
The main event, Kumbabishekam was held on Sunday, 28th January 2018. Since it’s the inception of an important Temple in that area, there was a huge crowd present on the day of the Kumbabishekam.
The management – Tiruppatur Arya Vysya Samajam did a good job of organizing the entire event in a grand way with 14-Yaga Kunta pooja, arranging for meals and amenities for guests, and even arranging for a Drone Camera (via Raja Clicks Photography) to cover the event.
They arranged for the Kumbabisheka theertham to be sprinkled on the crowd via a piped long-range water sprinkler. There were poojas that involved cows, horses, elephants and hold your breath – even a snake!! 🙂 There were many cultural activities like Kolattam, Traditional drum music, Dances, and Devotional Songs.
I had the opportunity to touch the top of the Temple Gopuram (Kalasam), which by the way is accessible to the public only on that day. Overall, never having been to a Temple Kumbabishekam before, this event was a very different experience for me. Needless to say, we took a lot of photos, including a selfie with the Kalasam on top of the Temple Gopuram 🙂
Here is the history/story of Sri Kannika Parameshwari God along with photos from the Chennai Temple visit published by me earlier.