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May 21, 2013  –  7:30am – 1:00pm Kumbhabhisheka Samvatsara Purthi (First Anniversary)

Based on the star Hastham on which the Maha Kumbhabhishekam was celebrated in 2012, the first anniversary falls on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  According to the Hindu calendar, it is on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Thithi in the month of Vaikashi of Vijaya Varusham

With ghatasthapanam involving 11 kalasams, the function will include homam, japam, abhishekam, alankaram, naivedyam, shodasa upacharam, and deeparadanai in all the sannidhis.  Prasadam distribution will conclude the event.  There will also be special archanas in the evening.

Chithra Pournami celebration on April 25th with abhishekam, alankaram, puja, and anna-danam.

Chitra Pournami celebration on May 6th with abhishekam, alankaram, puja, and annadanam.

Main construction is all finished.  Flooring and painting in progress.  Auxiliary tasks in various stages of completion.

Entire temple complex is going through finishing touches.  Painting is scheduled to begin around mid-March.  Preparation for the Kumbhabhishekam ceremony on May 31st is going right on schedule.

Construction of temple premises is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. Cleanup and preparation for Kumbhabhishekam should follow afterwards.

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