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Paramacharya & Annabishekam

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Read in a different brahmin group. Posted here for spreading the information purpose pls.

n the year 1986 some of the close
attendants of Kanchi Paramacharya went by lorry to Haridwar
and fetched a number of sizable copper cans filled with water from the River Ganges with the idea
that the Mahaperiyava might use the Ganga water for his daily use. They placed the copper cans
before the Acharya. Periyava told “About a thousand years ago, Rajendra Chola, built a large and
grand Siva Temple at Gangaikonda-cholapuram, consecrated a huge Sivalingam in the temple and
caused abhishekam to be performed to that Brahadeeswara Lingam with water brought from the
Carry some of these cans to Gangaikonda-cholapuram and perform abhishekam to the
Brahadeeswara in the temple there. Only after that, I shall use the Ganga water that you have
brought for my sake." The orders were carried out. Some months later His Holiness asked the
same devoted attendants to perform Annabhishekam (bathing the image of the deity with cooked
raw rice) to Brahadeeswara, the huge lingam in the temple at Gangaikondacholapuram, adding that
there will be sumptuous rain in the land because of the performance of that annabhishekam. This
celebration which began in 1986, on a small scale, grew into a grand festival in subsequent years
and attracting thousands of people in the area and around. The committee-in-charge of the
celebration has also been providing the necessary materials of daily worship in the temple.
Annabhishekam is held on full moon day in the seventh month of every year - i.e. Aippasi (Tamil
calendar) Asvina (Hindu calendar) (October/ November), for Siva Lingam, presiding deity of all Siva
Temples in South India. Devotees believe that performing Annabhishekam to the Lord on this day
would rid them of all their problems. This year the Annabhishekam falls on October 21, 2010.

A.V. Devan Times

Those interested can send cheque/dd in favor of “Sri Annabhishekam Committee” to the following
address and get the blessings of Kanchi Paramacharya and Lord Brahadeeshwara.

Annabishekam Committee
1 A, Raja Annamalai Building, II Floor
19, Marshalls Road
Chennai – 600008


அவரவர் இச்சையில் எவை எவை உற்றவை அவை
தருவித்தருள் பெருமாளே!
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