MAHASIVARATHRI – 23rd Feb

MAHASIVARATHRI

Mahasivarathri will be celebrated grandly to Lord Mahasahasralingamurthy (Lord Shiva – 1008 lingams) on 23rd Feb Mon at the Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam, 1 Kambar St, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Selaiyur, Tambaram, Chennai -73. ph – 22290134 / 22293388 / 94446 29570 Website -www.skandasramam.org. There will be Mahanyasam in the evening at 7 PM , 8 PM abhisheka sankalpam, 9 PM 1st kalam special abhishekam for all sannadhis, 2nd kalam special abhishekam at 1.30 am – special abhishekam to Lord Mahasahasralingamurthy, Lord Nandikeswarar and Maha Meru, 3rd Kalam at 3 am special abhishekam to Lord Mahasahasralingamurthy, Lord Nandikeswarar and Maha Meru, 4th Kalam at 5 am – special abhishekam to Mahasahasralingamurthy, Lord Nandikeswarar and Maha Meru.

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All devotees are requested to take part in the grand Mahasivarathri celebrations and get the bountiful blessings of Lord Mahasahasralingamurthy, Lord Nandikeswarar and Sathguru Shrimath Santhananda Swamigal.

Lord Ayyapan

Sri Dharma Shastha is well known as Harihara Suthan – the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (in His avatar as Mohini). Lord Ayyapan is the protector of Dharma and Rigteousness, and is the destroyer of evil. His right hand shows the Gnana Mudra which represents knowledge and his Left hand shows the Vara Mudra which represents the granting of boons. He is the guardian of Dharma in this world. Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam has a huge 7 foot image of Lord Ayyapa the giver of infinite boons, in a sitting posture and made up of five kinds of metal called the panchaloka. He is positioned in the East facing the Astadasabhuja Durga.

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The structure of the gopuram is like the Kerala type of model. To his right is installed the Kanni Moolai Ganapathy.

Special day : Every Month Uttira Nakshatram & Makarasankaranthi
http://www.skandasramam.org

Lord Veera Sarabeswarar

Lord Sri Veera Sarabeswarar

According to Hindu mythology Lord Shiva sends Veerabhadra to quell the anger of Lord Narasimha after the latter had vanquished the demon King Hiranyakashipu. Unable to control the turbulence of Lord Narasimha, Veerabhadra pleads to Lord Shiva for help. A shaft of light enters Veerabhadra who assumes the magnificent form of Lord Sarabeswara. The 12-foot icon of Sri Veera Sarabeswara at Chennai Skandasramam is half-bird and half-beast, with two wings bearing Goddess Prathiyankara and Goddess Soolini on either side. The face is that of a Yali. Sarabeswara bears a deer, battleaxe, snake and fire in his four hands. He also bears Bhairava and Agni in his abdomen. Two of his four feet rest on a mountain. The benign grace of Lord Veera Sarabeswara is said to protect devotees from all kinds of malevolent forces.

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The Asta bhairavar’s `Achithanga Bhairavar, Ruru Bhairavar, Chanda, Krodana, Kabala, Unmatha, Bheeshana, Samkara, svarnakarshana Bhairavar are installed around the Sannadhi. This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : Every Sunday Raghukalam (4.30 P.M – 6.00 P.M)
http://www.skandasramam.org

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