Saturday, 14 January 2012

Lord Ganesha’s Pooja…

Recently, we had an abishegam in a nearby Lord Ganesha temple. Abhishegam is a ceremony of ablutions and symbolic offerings. It is to make God wet all around.

For Prasadam we used to prepare Sweet Pongal (rice, sugar or jaggery), Sundal (peas), Panjamirtham (honey, banana, apple, orange, pomegranate, dates, grapes…), and Variety rice (curd, tamarind, tomato, coconut, and mango)…

Some Abishegam and its effects…

  • Milk                 - Increases our life span
  • Yogurt             - Increases our descendants prosperity
  • Turmeric          - Goddess Lakshmi’s grace
  • Panjamirtham  - Increases our wealth
  • Sandal             - Gives Lakshmi’s grace
  • Rice powder    - Frees from debts
  • Coconut
Water              - Gives enjoyment & full satisfaction in life
  • Honey             - Gives melodious voice
Milk Abishegam

Milk collected in a steel bowl is distributed as prasadam
Yogurt Abishegam
Deepam is shown after every Abishegam
Panjamirtham Abishegam
Sandal Abishegam
Prasadam is kept in containers to get God's blessing
Final Decoration

After Abishegam, Prasadam is distributed to all as it’s considered as sacred food or God’s mercy. If a flower fells from God after final decoration, then it is considered as blessings.

Happy Pongal to all of you and your family….

16 comments:

  1. Nice pictures on the Abishegam!
    Wish you a very Happy Pongal too :)
    Enjoy with your family.

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  2. Very nice post. Hope you celebrated Pongal in a grand scale.

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    1. thanks buddy...
      after a long time celebrated in grandma's home..
      hope u 2 had a wonderful time...

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  3. Hope you enjoyed the Pongal with gusto!

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    1. yes Sir... am sure dat u 2 had a great time....

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  4. Thank you for sharing this my friend! You know I respect all religions and ceremonies!

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    1. dats really cool 2 hear buddy... thanks...

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  6. Happy pongal..here in north India we have lohri and makar-sakranti being celebrated around the same time.I guess these are all harvest festivals.And in pongal we worship Cow,I read!

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  7. May you get all the blessings that you have listed. Nice photos.

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  8. Wish you and your family a very happy pongal.
    Very nice post. The idol of Lord Ganesha looks wonderful. Very beautifully described with pictures.

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  9. wow...great post ...cliks are divine
    my belated pongal wishes to you kalai..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  10. neat captures and nice learning about this event.

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  11. Rohit,

    yeah buddy... u r rite... thanks..


    Kirti,

    thank u so much Kirti...


    Babli,

    Thanks buddy...


    Jay,

    thanks a lot Jay...


    Kalyan,

    thank u kalyan...

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