Jamshedpur, Jan. 24: The 70th Saastha Preethi celebrations of Uttara Sabarimalai Dharma Saastha Temple, began on January 24 morning at temple premises in Bistupur.
The 12-day celebration commenced with Maha Ganapathy Homam at 5.30 in the morning in presence of large number of devotees. Later in the evening Anugnai, Sri Vigneshwara Puja, Sankalpam and Maha Deeparadhana was held.
The Kalasha Sthapanam will mark day 2 of the religious programme on January 25. Maha Ganapathy Homam will be held on all 12-days of the religious programme.
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.