Jamshedpur, Jan. 24: The 70th Saastha Preethi celebrations of Uttara Sabarimalai Dharma Saastha Temple, will be held from January 24 to February 4, 2017 at temple premises in Bistupur, said P N Sankaran, Working President, Uttara Dharma Saastha Temple.
Addressing a Press Conference on the eve of the programme at the Temple on Tuesday, P N Sankaran, said that during the 12-day celebration will commence with Maha Ganapathy Homam on January 24th morning followed by Anugnai, Vigneshwara Puja, Sankalpam and Maha Deeparadhana in the evening.
Maha Ganapathy Homam will be held on all 12-days of the religious programme.
‘In the newly constructed Maha Mani Mandapam, last year we performed, Shatha Chandi and Adi Lakshmi Adi Moola Mantra Homam for all deities in three days each, Moola Mantra Homam for all deities in one day. This year we will be performing Gaanapathyam in four days, in addition, we shall have Moola mantra Homam for all deities, Bhagavathy Sevai, Raja Matangi Homam, Satya Narayana Puja, Thai Poosam, Subrahmanya Moola Mantra Homam, Sahasra Kalasha Abhishekam, Sookta Japa, Homam, Tulasi Puja and Saastha Preethi celebrations’, added Sankaran.
On 25th January morning, Maha Ganapathy Homam will start the day after which Kalasha Sthapana for Moola Mantra, Japam, Homam for deities will be held. In the afternoon Maha Deeparadhana will be organised followed by Prasad distribution. In the evening, Maha Deeparadhana, Rudra Kramarchana and Veda Parayanam will be held.
Ved pandits from South India will be performing the pujas and the havan.
Kalash Sthapanam for Gaanapathyam Maha Yagna Chatur Laksha Japan, Parayanam and Homam will start on January 27th morning and will continue till January 30th.
P N Sankaran further said that classical music concert will be held on January 30th evening.
Temple will be closed on January 31st evening due to Chandra Grahanam and the temple will reopen at 9.30 pm for 15 minutes only.
Sahashra Kalasha Abhishekam will be held for all deities on February 1 morning. In the evening Papansasam Ramani Bhagavatar and group will perform Namasankeethanam.
As is done every year, on 3rd February evening, a colourful procession will be taken out with all the deities.
On the concluding day, Kalasha Sthapanam for all the deities will be done. Devotional songs will be presented by Acharya Bhakta Sabha, Jamshedpur. The religious programme will conclude with Maha Deeparadhana and Prasad distribution in the afternoon.