Posted by: satramana | March 19, 2012

Sri Sadisvara Mandiram (Part I)

Om Namah Sivaya!

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

                                                                                                                               

Sri Sadisvara Mandiram (Part II)

Sri Sadisvara Mandiram (Part III)

Dear Devotees of the Sanatana Dharma and Advaita Vedanta,

Lord Siva and Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi have endowed immense blessings upon us in giving a place in Santa Cruz, California for the proliferation of the Sanatana Dharma and Advaita Vedanta. The SAT Temple opened its doors in 1989 for the sole purpose of providing an atmosphere where devotees may listen to Sri Ramana’s teaching of Self-Inquiry, reflect and meditate upon it, and directly experience the Eternal Truth of the Self.

Devotees at the SAT Temple have a vision  of enhancing the interior of the Temple where the front entryway is now to create a home for deities Ganesha and Subramania, reflecting the ambiance of that found in Siva temples throughout sacred India. This new addition named, “Sri Sadisvara (Lord of Being, Lord of Truth, Lord of Existence) Mandiram,” would also hold a stone Siva Lingam in its center, and a path would be formed for devotees to conduct pradakshina around the Lingam and the deities. The columns would hold stone carved bas-relief tiles reflecting stories from the Puranas.

The stone walls would be adorned with images of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Nandi would take his place facing the Siva Lingam.

current front entry

Current front entryway to the SAT Temple…

…transformed into the Sri Sadisvara Mandiram.

The following images represent a conceptual model of the Sri Sadisvara Mandiram.

entry copy

entry 2 other angle copy

pradakshina copy

A path is formed to perform pradakshina around the deities.

hall

The hallway leading to the Lotus Room.

column

Sample of the style of column depicting stories from the Puranas.

A fund* has been setup to support this holy endeavor. If you are inspired to sponsor** this project, the following three options are available to you:

1. mail your donation to: Society of Abidance in Truth, 1834 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

2. leave your donation in the “Donation Box” located in the entry of the temple.

3. offer your donation through the SAT website by visiting this link: http://store.satramana.org/srisamafu.html

Please make your check payable to: Society of Abidance in Truth, or SAT and indicate in the memo that your donation is for the “Sri Sadisvara Mandiram” project.

The Sri Sadisvara Mandiram fund requires $150,000 to complete this holy project. If you would like more information about this project or about SAT, please email Raman Muthukrishnan or Sasvati at: <rmuthukrishnan@hotmail.com> and <sasvati@att.net>

Namaste and thank you.

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*SAT (Society of Abidance in Truth) is a non-profit 501(C)3 religious organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

**If you wish to remain an anonymous sponsor, please indicate so.

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Sponsors:

Raman Muthukrishnan & Sangeeta Raman: $8,000.00

Ganesh Sadasivan & Dhanya Ganesh: $10,500.00

Dhanya Nambirajam: $212.20

Nome & Sasvati  $2,108.00

Gnana & Jayalakshmi Prakash: $2,000.00

Anonymous: $100.00

Steve Smith: $4,000.00

Myra Taylor: $1,008.00

Tim Frank: $58,835.77

Natarajan & Sandhya Viswanathan: $1,515.00

Venkatrathnam Viswanathan: $1,001.00

Selvam Velmurugan & Lakshmi Nidamarthi: $5,000.00

Raymond Teague: $500.00

Rajesh & Sabiha Vyas: $1,000.00

Manish & Jyotika Balsara: $1,000.00

Yard Sale: $838.00

Sudhakar Bhavanam: $5.00

Anonymous: $1,116.00

Nurturing Botanicals: $280.00

Madhu & Anshu Kumar: $1,000.00

M. Muthukrishnan & M. Vimala: $2,000.00

Kanakadurga Kolli: 11.00

Avinash Desai: $500.00

Siva Chandran & Anandhi Muthukumarasamy: $501.00

Aravind Sivasubramanian & Shermilla Shunmugham: $3,300.00

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TOTAL: $106,330.97

Sri Sadisvara Mandiram (Part II)

Sri Sadisvara Mandiram (Part III)

Visit the SAT Temple website at:
www.satramana.org

|| Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya ||

|| Om Namah Shivaya ||

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014 devotees gathered and celebrated the first Abishekam to the Siva Lingam in the Sri Sadisvara Mandiram.

 

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First, invocation to Ganapati. . .

śrī-mahā-gaṇapati-nāmāvalī

1 oṃ vināyakāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one without a leader

2 oṃ mukti-sādhakāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one helpful towards Liberation

3 oṃ udbhaṭāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the pre-eminent One

4 oṃ bhavātmajāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Self-originated Being

5 oṃ bhadrāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the auspicious

6 oṃ modaka-hastāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one holding modaka in his hands

7 oṃ yogi-hṛt-padma-vāsāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one dwelling in the lotus heart of Yogi-s

8 oṃ ekākine namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is by Himself

9 oṃ pāvanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Holy one

10 oṃ vighneśvarāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Lord in control of all impediments

11 oṃ bahu-prasādāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is highly gracious

12 oṃ jñāna-siddhi-dāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who confers attainment of Knowledge

13 oṃ siddheśvarāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Lord of all accomplishment

14 oṃ sadā-tuṣṭāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is ever happy

15 oṃ sarva-kaṣṭa-nivāriṇe namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who wards off all difficulties

16 oṃ mūṣaka-vāhanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who has mouse as his vehicle

17 oṃ sarva-maṅgalāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is all auspicious

18 oṃ śrī-mahā-gaṇapataye namaḥ OM! prostrations to the great leader of gaṇā-s

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Flower offerings are given for Sri Ganapati.

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Invocation to Sri Subramanya . . .

śrī-subrahmaṇya-nāmāvalī

1 oṃ śaraṇyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who can afford protection

2 oṃ rahasyajñāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who knows the secret

3 oṃ varadābhaya-hastakāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one with hand that grants boon and fearlessness

4 oṃ kāraṇātīta-vigrahāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the form transcending all cause

5 oṃ bhaktāvana-priyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who likes to protect his devotees

6 oṃ vastu-rūpāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is of the nature of the Real

7 oṃ mano-vegāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who has the speed of mind

8 oṃ varcasvine namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one of great energy

9 oṃ sarvaśakti-mūrtaye namaḥ OM! prostrations to the personification of all power

10 oṃ svāmināthāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Lord of gods

11 oṃ guhāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one reared in a secret place/residing in a cave (heart)

12 oṃ manohāri-dehāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one with a mind-enchanting body

13 oṃ mayūra-vāhanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one with peacock as vehicle

14 oṃ mahā-veda-bhāvāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one with a bhava [visualized] in the great veda-s

15 oṃ skandāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who dries up – the power of his foes and ignorance of his devotees

16 oṃ dīpta-śaktaye namaḥ OM! prostrations to the luminous power (one having a glittering spear)

17 oṃ kumāra-gurave namaḥ OM! prostrations to the boy who is a Guru

18 oṃ śrī-subrahmaṇyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the revered one very kind and dear to brahmana-s

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Camphor is offered here to Nome and all devotees present.

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Invocation to Nandi . . .

śrī nandikeśvara-nāmāvalī

1 oṃ śiva-dhyāna-parāyaṇāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one engaged in the meditation on Shiva

2 oṃ ati-vinayānvitāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one endowed with extreme humbleness

3 oṃ vṛṣabhāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the chief, most excellent or eminent, lord or bull

4 oṃ uttama-bhaktāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the best devotee

5 oṃ agra-śiṣyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the foremost among disciples

6 oṃ śiva-priyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one dear to śiva

7 oṃ satsaṅga-niratāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one deeply engaged in association with the Real

8 oṃ sarva-śāstrārtha-pāragāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one fully conversant with the meaning of all the scriptures

9 oṃ dhruvāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the firm one

10 oṃ amarāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the immortal

11 oṃ suyaśa-prabhave namaḥ OM! prostrations to the very famous Lord (Lord of suyaśa)

12 oṃ praṇava-svarūpāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one whose nature is praṇava

13 oṃ śrī nandikeśvarāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to nandikeśvara

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Invocation to Sivakami . . .

śrī śiva-kāma-sundarī-nāmāvalī

1 oṃ śivāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the auspicious

2 oṃ vismaya-rūpyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one of wonderful form

3 oṃ viśva-vandyāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who is worshipped by the universe

4 oṃ sarva-bhūta-hita-pradāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who gives welfare to all beings

5 oṃ bhavānyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the the consort of śiva

6 oṃ jñānaśakti-svarūpiṇyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one whose nature is the power of knowledge

7 oṃ nirmalāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one free from impurities

8 oṃ niṣkalāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the undivided

9 oṃ nirupamāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the unequalled

10 oṃ moha-nāśinyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who dispels delusion

11 oṃ ambikāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the mother of the universe

12 oṃ veda-vedyāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who can be known through the veda-s

13 oṃ cidambara-vāsyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who dwells in the space of Consciousness (cidambaram temple)

14 oṃ sarva-tattva-svarūpiṇyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one of the nature of all tattva -s

15 oṃ parāśaktyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Supreme power

16 oṃ śiva-jñāna-pradāyinyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the one who confers the knowledge of śiva

17 oṃ saccidānanda-vigrahāyai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the form of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss

18 oṃ śrī śiva-kāma-sundaryai namaḥ OM! prostrations to the beautiful one desirous of śiva

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Each devotee offers Abishekam to the Siva Lingam.

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Invocation to Sri Sadisvara Siva Lingam . . .

śrī sadīśvara-nāmāvalī

1 oṃ sadghanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the mass of Existence

2 oṃ cidghanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the mass of Consciousness

3 oṃ sukhaghanāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the mass of Bliss

4 oṃ sarva-vedānta-sārāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the essence of Veda-s

5 oṃ sarvādhārāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the substratum of all

6 oṃ sarvātītāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to that which transcends all

7 oṃ dhyāna-gamyāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to that which can reached by meditation

8 oṃ satya-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the true lingam

9 oṃ śāśvata-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the everlasting lingam

10 oṃ svarūpa-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam of the true nature

11 oṃ ātma-jyoti-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam of the light of the Self

12 oṃ mauna-svabhāva-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam of the true Existence of Silence

13 oṃ bandha-vimocana-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam that grants f liberation from bondage

14 oṃ mṛtyuñjaya-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the conqueror of death lingam

15 oṃ ātma-jñāna-prabodhaka-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam of the One who awakens the Knowledge of the Self

16 oṃ jñāna-prakāśa-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Light of Knowledge lingam

17 oṃ niḥ-śreyaskara-liṅgāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the lingam conferring ultimate happiness or emancipation

18 oṃ śrī sadīśvarāya namaḥ OM! prostrations to the Lord of Existence (Lord of SAT)

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Devotees offer flowers and mantras are recited . . .

 

mhanaray[ %pin;t!

izvaepasnmÙa>

mahänäräyaëa upaniñat

çivopäsanamanträù

 

Mantras on worshipful meditation of Siva:

` inx?nptye/ nm>, inx?nptaiNtkay/ nm>, ^XvaRy/ nm>, ^XvRil¼ay/ nm>, ihr{yay/ nm>, ihr{yil¼ay/ nm>, suv[aRy/ nm>, suv[Ril¼ay/ nm>, idVyay/ nm>, idVyil¼ay/ nm>, Évay/ nm>, Évil¼ay/ nm>, zvaRy/ nm>, zvRil¼ay/ nm>, izvay/ nm>, izvil¼ay/ nm>, Jvlay/ nm>, Jvlil¼ay/ nm>, AaTmay/ nm>, AaTmil¼ay/ nm>, prmay/ nm>, prmil¼ay/ nm>, @tTsaemSy? sUyR/Sy/ svRil¼g!?g! Swap/y/it/ pai[mÙ<? piv/Çm!.

om nidha×napatayeÞ namaù | nidha×napatäntikäyaÞ namaù | ürdhväyaÞ namaù | ürdhvaliìgäyaÞ namaù | hiraëyäyaÞ namaù | hiraëyaliìgäyaÞ namaù | suvarëäyaÞ namaù | suvarëaliìgäyaÞ namaù | divyäyaÞ namaù | divyaliìgäyaÞ namaù | bhaväyaÞ namaù | bhavaliìgäyaÞ namaù | çarväyaÞ namaù | çarvaliìgäyaÞ namaù | çiväyaÞ namaù | çivaliìgäyaÞ namaù | jvaläyaÞ namaù | jvalaliìgäyaÞ namaù | ätmäyaÞ namaù | ätmaliìgäyaÞ namaù | paramäyaÞ namaù | paramaliìgäyaÞ namaù | etatsomasya× süryaÞsyaÞ sarvaliìgag×g sthäpaÞyaÞtiÞ päëimantraà× paviÞtram ||

Prostration to the Lord of destruction/dissolution. Prostration to Lord, the Ender of the Lord of Dissolution. Prostration to the one who is above. Prostration to the linga wich is above. Prostration to the Golden One. Prostration to the golden Linga. Prostration to the beautiful/good coloured one. Prostration to the beautiful/good coloured linga. Prostration to the divine. Prostration to the divine linga. Prostration to the existence/state of being. Prostration to the linga of existence/state of being. Prostration to the god who destroys sins/destroys everything in the deluge/who is free from anger. Prostration to the linga of the god who destroys everything in the deluge. Prostration to Shiva. Prostration to Shiva linga. Prostration to flame. Salutations to the linga of flame. Prostration to the self. Prostration to the linga of Self. Prostration to the Supreme. Prostration the Supreme linga. This holy stuthi mantra (päëimantra) establishes all the linga of Soma (the one with Uma) and Surya.

 

piímv±-àitpadkmÙ>  -  paçcimavaktra-pratipädakamantraù

s/*aeja/t< à?p*a/im/ s/*aeja/tay/ vE nmae/ nm>?, É/veÉ?ve/nait?Éve Évs!/v mam!, É/vaeÑ?vay/ nm>?.

saÞdyo-jäÞtaà pra×padyäÞmiÞ saÞdyo-jäÞtäyaÞ vai namoÞ namaù× | bhaÞve-bha×veÞnäti×-bhave bhavasÞva mäm | bhaÞvod-bha×väyaÞ namaù× ||

I resort to sadyojata (the one who manifests first/in an instant), verily prostration, prostration to sadyojata . May I not be in mundane existence for long. Guide me beyond birth. Prostration to Bhavodbhava (the source of mundane existence).

 

%Ärv±-àitpadkmÙ> - uttaravaktra-pratipädakamantraù

va/m/de/vay/ nmaeš j!/yeóay/ nm/-z!/ïeóay/ nmae? é/Ôay/ nm>/ kala?y/ nm>/ kl?ivkr[ay/ nmae/ bl?ivkr[ay/ nmae/ bla?y/ nmae/ bl?àmwnay/ nm/ SsvR?-ÉUtdmnay/ nmae? m/naen!?mnay/ nm>?.

väÞmaÞdeÞväyaÞ namo÷ jÞyeñöhäyaÞ namaÞ-çÞçreñöhäyaÞ namo× ruÞdräyaÞ namaùÞ kälä×yaÞ namaùÞ kala×vikaraëäyaÞ namoÞ bala×vikaraëäyaÞ namoÞ balä×yaÞ namoÞ bala×pramathanäyaÞ namaÞ ssarva×-bhütadamanäyaÞ namo× maÞnon×manäyaÞ namaù× ||

Prostration to the vämadeva , Prostration to the most excellent/pre-eminent/first, Prostration to the best, Prostration to rudra, Prostration to time/death, Prostration to the kalavikarana, the incomprehensible, Prostration to the balavikarana, the variety/modification of strength, Prostration to bala, the strength, Prostration to balapramathana the destroyer of the strong, Prostration to the subduer of all beings, Prostration to the measure of mind.

 

di][v±-àitpadkmÙ>  -  dakñiëavaktra-pratipädakamantraù

A/"aereš_yae=w "aerešÉ!/yae "aer/"aer?tre_y>, sveRš_y-SsvR/zveRš_yae/ nm?Ste AStu é/Ôê?pe_y>.

aÞghore÷bhyo'tha ghore÷bhÞyo ghoraÞghora×tarebhyaù | sarve÷bhya-ssarvaÞçarve÷bhyoÞ nama×ste astu ruÞdrarü×pebhyaù ||

To the aghora , the benign, then the terrifc/terrible and the extremely terrific/terrible.May this salutation be to all forms of rudra and çarva .

 

àaGv±-àitpadkmÙ>  -  prägvaktra-pratipädakamantraù

tTpué?;ay iv/Òhe? mhade/vay? xImih, tÚae?éÔ> àcae/dyašt!.

tatpuru×ñäya viÞdmahe× mahädeÞväya× dhémahi | tanno×rudraù pracoÞdayä÷t ||

To tatpurusa , that Supreme Purusha we know; To the Great Lord may we direct our minds (may we meditate on the Great Lord). May that Rudra inspire (impel) us.

 

^XvRv±-àitpadkmÙ>  -  ürdhvavaktra-pratipädakamantraù

$zan-SsvR?-iv*a/na/-mIñr-SsvR?-ÉUta/na</ äüa=ix?pit/-äRü/[ae=ixpit=äRüa? iz/vae me? AStu sdaiz/vaem!.

éçäna-ssarva×-vidyäÞnäÞ-méçvara-ssarva×-bhütäÞnäàÞ brahmä'dhi×patiÞ-rbrahmaÞëo'dhipati'rbrahmä× çiÞvo me× astu sadäçiÞvom ||

éçäna, the master/ruler of all knowledge, Lord of all beings, the ruler of Brahma, the ruler of Brahman, the Supreme, may my Siva be the sadäçiÞva (the ever auspicious), Om.

 

nmSkarahR-mÙa>  -  namaskärärha-manträù

nmae ihr{ybahve ihr{yv[aRy ihr{yêpay ihr{yptye=iMbkapty %maptye pzuptye? nmae/ nm>.

\/tg!< s/Ty< p?r< ä/ü/ pu/é;<? k«:[/ip¼?lm!, ^/XvRre?t< iv?êpa/]</ iv/ñê?pay/ vE nmae/nm>?.

svaeR/ vE é/Ô-StSmE? é/Ôay/ nmae? AStu, pué?;ae/ vE é/ÔSsn!/mhae nmae/ nm>?, ivñ<? ÉU/t< Éuv?n< ic/Ç< b?÷/xa ja/t< jay?man< c/ yt!, svaeR/ ýe?; é/Ô-StSmE? é/Ôay/ nmae? AStu.

kÔ‚/day/ àce?tse mI/Fuò?may/ tVy?se, vae/ cem/ zNt?mg!< ù/de, svaeR/ýe?; é/Ô-StSmE? é/Ôay/ nmae? AStu.

namo hiraëyabähave hiraëyavarëäya hiraëyarüpäya hiraëyapataye’mbikäpataya umäpataye paçupataye× namoÞ namaù ||

åÞtagà saÞtyaà pa×raà braÞhmaÞ puÞruñaà× kåñëaÞpiìga×lam | üÞrdhvare×taà vi×rüpäÞkñaàÞ viÞçvarü×päyaÞ vai namoÞnamaù× ||

sarvoÞ vai ruÞdra-stasmai× ruÞdräyaÞ namo× astu | puru×ñoÞ vai ruÞdrassanÞmaho namoÞ namaù× | viçvaà× bhüÞtaà bhuva×naà ciÞtraà ba×huÞdhä jäÞtaà jäya×mänaà caÞ yat | sarvoÞ hye×ña ruÞdra-stasmai× ruÞdräyaÞ namo× astu ||

kadruÞdäyaÞ prace×tase méÞòhuñöa×mäyaÞ tavya×se | voÞ cemaÞ çanta×magà håÞde | sarvoÞhye×ña ruÞdra-stasmai× ruÞdräyaÞ namo× astu ||

To the golden-armed, golden-colored/golden-like, gold-like/golden-shaped, the Lord of Ambika, the Lord of Uma, the Lord of beings, prostration, prostration.

To the very Truth, the Supreme Brahman, to the puruña, to the one dark-brown in color, to  ürdhvareta, to the chaste one, to the one with an odd number of eyes, to he who is the form of the universe, verily Salutation, Salutation.

All this verily is Rudra. May this salutation be to that Rudra who is such we offer our salutation. We salute again and again that Being, Rudra, who alone is the light and the Soul of creatures. The material universe the created beings and whatever there is manifoldly and profusely created in the past and in the present in the form of the world, all that is indeed this Rudra. Salutations be to Rudra who is such.

We sing a hymn that confers on us happiness in the highest degree to Rudra who is worthy of praise, who is endowed with the highest knowledge, who rains objects to the worshippers most excellently, who is more powerful and who is dwelling in the heart. Indeed all this is Rudra. Salutations be to Rudra who is such.

 

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Deepam is offered and Sri Rudram was recited . . .

Please follow this link for a translation:

http://www.kamakoti.org/kamakoti/stotra/Sri%20Rudram%20Anuvakam1.html

(This link has further links to the rest of 10 anuvaka-s as well. The translation is mixed in with sanskrit and has commentaries from 3 saints looking at this hymn from various angles.)

——–Thus ends the first Abishekam——–

——–in the Sri Sadisvara Mandiram——–

——–at the SAT Temple——-

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Altars for Ganesha, Subramania, Sivakami, Chitragupta, and Balipitam are built and covered in sealant.

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Above, Jaya, Sangeeta and Gnana paint sealant on the wood altars.

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Next, Scott cuts tiles for these altars.

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Scott instructs Sangeeta and Jaya on how to measure tile for the altars and then cut the tile on the tile saw. They are eager to try it.

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Sangeeta and Jaya learn quickly and are “pros” in no time.

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Jaya shows her husband, Gnana, how to cut tile.

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Next, Jaya and Sangeeta adhere the tile to the wooden framed altars.

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Janani and Shruti find small pieces of left-over marble tile and build their own little temple.

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Gnana, Raman, Sangeeta & Jaya grout and polish the tile on the altars. They are now ready for installation into the Mandiram.

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First, Ganapati is placed upon His altar after the Yantram and Navaratnam have been placed under the altar.

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Next, Ganesh places Yantram and Navaratnam under Subramania’s altar.

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Then Subramania and His mount, the peacock, are placed upon the altar.

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Yantram and Navaratnam are placed under Sivakami’s altar and then She is placed upon it.

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Chitragupta is placed upon His altar.

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Yantram and Navaratnam is placed under the Balipitam altar . . .

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. . . and then Balipitam is placed upon the altar.

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Mantras and chanting take place throughout the entire ceremony.

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Next . . . the columns are built.

Om Namah Sivaya!

 

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