NJ Mahaperiyava Manimandapam Kumbabishekam

As you all are aware, the much-awaited kumbabishekam event for manimandapam happened in a very grand manner. I attended only the kumbabishekam day (July 5th). This project is truly a dream come true – with Periyava’s blessings ended in a divine way. Kudos to the whole team for their undeterred effort to make this happen.

It was absolutely a treat to the eyes and ears to see all Sri Matam devotees gathered in one place in North America and chanting “Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara”. My guess is at least 500 devotees were there on the kumbabishekam afternoon only. I was told that the day before there were at least 3000 devotees in the temple. There were drones flying around the temple for aerial views and chopper was rented to throw flowers etc…I have never seen/heard this kind of attendance for any temple. Events happened in the most authentic way – no compromises.

Sri Periyava came on live stream before purnahuti but due to His transit in Kasi and related network issues, couldn’t attend the kumababishekam event. However He passed His blessings to all.

One thing that caught everyone’s attention is the number of dedicated and passionate volunteers who managed every step of the event for all days – I personally witnessed on the last day.

I was discussing this with a friend of mine – NJ team has done a fantastic job of bringing the next generation into our Periyava fold. To me, more than building the temple, building that younger devotee base is a huge milestone.

NJ manimandapam team needs all the credit and lots of rest!

Now that the temple is built as intended, our devotees in NJ should actively participate in the events on an ongoing basis to keep the momentum on.

On the personal front, I had a chance to meet many for the first time with whom I have been interacting for a long time related to Periyava kainkaryams etc.

Periyava Sharanam

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  1. Periyava Sharanam. NJ Mahaperiyava Manimandapam Kumbhabhishekam was a divine and celestial event for all devotees as aptly summarized above by Mahesh. The organizers have done a fantastic job of ensuring that devotees of all age groups are immersed in Guru Parampara Smaranai. The majestic and sacred manimandapam, the guru parampara dhyana mandiram which also has the Tanjore paintings of all the 70 Acharyas of Sri Kamakoti Peetam and the spacious community hall are all brimming with the vibrations of Guru Bhakthi of the countless Sri Matam devotees.

    Needless to say it is the conviction of many devotees that this holy event of this magnitude was entirely planned and carried out by Sri Sivan Sar and Sri Mahaperiyava. All of this was done by them through the ever gracious, respectful, patient and hardworking NJ team and the other team members from all over the world.

    The 5 main days were filled with events like Stotra parayanam, Veda parayanam, Homams, Yagasalai poojas, divine Upanyasams by Sri Ganesa Sarma & Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, soul stirring concerts by eminent musicians. The Pancha bhoota teams of volunteers worked with divine fervour and energy to ensure that every need of devotees were taken care of every single day!!! As can be expected the food was delicious “amrutham” as it is all HIS Prasadam.

    The “Periyava Puranam” youtube channel has a lot of videos regarding this sacred Mahakumbhabhishekham event. It is truly a Mahaperiyava Universe. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara!

  2. Can you share more photos of the event and various inside & outside views of the temple?

  3. I was fortunate to be there on the first day Homa

  4. Om Namah Shivaaya.

  5. THANK YOU Mr Mahesh for posting this wonderful divine event.

  6. 🙏💐🙏💐🙏💐

  7. As the 4th kaala poornahuthi was concluding before the kumbhabhishekam, a Garuda was seen flying over the temple, precisely above the Garbhagruha for over 20 min. This was witnessed by all the devotees gathered.

    • I didnt see that. However I saw Garudas were seen flying little away from the gopuram for few minutes after purnahuti….

    • ஆமாம் அந்த சமயம் நானும் பார்த்தேன்
      ஜயஜய சங்கரா ஹரஹர சங்கரா
      பெரியவா சரணம்

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