AUM SRI SAI RAM
Puja at Kasi Viswanathar Temple
29 May 2022
On occasion of Vaisakhi Amavasya, 29 May 2022 – a puja will be conducted at Kasi Viswanathar Temple. On account of Krittika nakshatra (connection to Lord Subramanya) during Amavasya, several new Vel will be installed in the temple, with Vel Murugan puja.
The Kasi Viswanathar Temple houses two gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the western tower, with seven stories and a height of 72 feet (22 m). The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi and Navakanniyar being the most prominent.
Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tarpanam) to the dead ancestors.
The term ‘Amavasya’ is commonly used in all regional languages in India. The fortnight that starts with Amavasya is also referred as the Shukla paksha (bright half of the month). Both Amavasya in Hindu Aadi month (July to August) and Mahalya Amavasya in Ashwayuja (September – October) are highly auspicious. Similarly the Amavasi in Aadi month is of great importance in Tamil Nadu. The Amavasya in Karkidakam month is of importance in Kerala.
Krittika nakshatra is ruled by the Sun and has Agni as deity. This nakshatra often found in natives who have qualities of personal genius, divine intelligence, creative performance, center of attention and regal aspirtions, if not regal status. These natives are quite compatible with creative geniuses. The six stars of Krittika nakshatra are regaled as the six mothers of Karthik – Subramanya – Murugan. The symbol of Krittika is a flaming spear (Vel). The Puranic myth relates the birth of Karthikeya when Parvathi gathered up the six babies and they became one person.
Amavasya Puja, Vel Puja
From 3pm to 9pm on Sunday 29 May 2022, in the asterism of Krittika, Vasakhi Amavasya there will be puja conducted by 18 priests. Ekadaser rudram,
Gomatha Puja, Ekamanasya sankalpam, Ganesh Puja, Siva Puga, Sakthi Puja and Subramanium Puja. A new murthi will be installed, along with five metal Vel and Flags for Subramanya .
There will also be Navagraha japam, Homam, Abishekham to Lord Siva Kasi Viswanatha, Sakthi Visalakshi amd Amman (Mariamman). Distribution of prasadam will occur after mangal arathi. This is a great occasion, and we invite interested persons to join.
Thanks and Best Regards,