Jamshedpur, Feb 4: The pujas as usual commenced with Archana for Lord Ganesh during the penultimate day of 69th Dharma Saastha Preethi celebrations at Uttara Dharma Saastha Temple on Saturday.
Later on, Sankalp was taken followed by Punyavachanam. After the pujas and the archana, 16 kalash sthapana was done, followed by Mahanyasa Jap was conducted by the visiting Ved pandits.
After the jap, Ekadasa Rudra Purna abhishek was performed for the three deities — Lord Ganesha, Lord Karthik and Lord Dharma Saastha while chanting Rudra Namakam and Chamakam.
After the abhishek with 11 types of sacred offerings such as sandalwood oil, panchgavya, panchamrut, ghee, milk, curd, honey, sugar cane juice, fruit juice, coconut water, chandan and vibhuti. After the abhishek, Maha Deeparadhana was shown to the deities and payas made of coconut milk was offered to the God which was later distributed to thousands of devotees who visited the temple today.
In the evening, a grand procession of three deities, Lord Ganesh, Lord Karthik and Lord Dharma Saastha was taken out to the tunes of nadaswaram played by N Ramanathan & Party from Chennai.