Update: June 10, 2023
Today the balalayam had been installed successfully and Varuna Bhagavan showered their blessings. Now, Moolavar Murthis shrines and the main section of temple renovations and repair works begin. Henceforth, until June 30, 2023, No Abhishkem will be performed for Bala Murthis.
We encourage our devotees to attend the yantra poojas (the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form) chantings daily. These yantram are taken from the base of Moolava Murthis every 12 years for special yantra poojas. This pooja is usually held 1 hour to 2 hours mornings and evenings for next 21 days.
Morning: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Evening: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Participation in yantra pooja gives relief from all suffering, provides peace, provides good health, wealth and fortune. Devotees can do sangalpam for Yantra pooja. The service for this ritual is $101. All are encouraged to attend in yantra pooja chanting during the next 21 days to seek lord almighty blessings.
Please be advised that some services will no longer be performed until June 30, with exception to Archana, Car Poojas and Thithis that will continue to perform after the Yantra Pooja.
For further details on Maha Kumbhabishekam sponsorship, Thiru Kuttu Vilakku Pooja booking, Yaagasalai sponsorship and Garland donations. Please visit our website: https://www.rhht.ca or contact our temple office at 905-883-9109.
Information on Balalayam
Balayalam is a miniature temporary structure erected during the renovation until the Kumbhabhishekam ceremony. ‘Baala’ means mini and ‘Aalaya’ means temple or structure in Sanskrit.
Balalayam ceremonies begin on June 7, 2023 and the final transformation of power from the murti to Utsava Murthis will be held on June 9, 2023. During Balalyam period (June 9 – June 29, 2023) the devotees will not be able to do poojas to the Moolava Murthis in the temple.
Information on Kumbhabishekam
Kumbha-abhishekam is a Consecration/Purification ceremony to sanctify the temple structures and the Deities. Kumbha (kalasa) is a pot and the abhishekam -generally means “bathing” (Sanskrit root word-Shic- to sprinkle – , abhi -all around-). When the two words are combined, it “means ceremonial pouring of sanctified materials.” In temple worship, sixty-four worship procedures are recommended by Agama Sastras. Of these sixty-four, five upacharas (paadyam, gandham, pushpam, dhoopam, deepam) are of paramount importance. Among the five upachara, paadyam, or offer of water is most important. This is the reason why during the Kumbha-abhishekam, water contained in pots is first sanctified with Vedic prayers (Theertha Ksalasa Pooja), after which it used for abhishekam for the deities and other structures.
For further details on Maha Kumbhabishekam donations, sponsorship, thiru kuttuvvilakku pooja booking, yaagasalai sponsorship, abhishkem bookings and garland donations contact our temple office at 905-883-9109 or book a service through the website.
All are welcome to attend and seek the blessings from lord almighty in this event which is held once in 12 years!