Mahabhisheka for Nandi statue held with fervour

Mysuru, November 18:- The 14th year Mahabhisheka of Nandi statue atop Chamundi Hill by Charitable Trust was held with fervour. Around 40 items were used to perform abhisheka to the Nandi statue including vermillion, turmeric, milk, curd, sandalwood, vibhoothi and panchamritha.

Devotees in large numbers witnessed the mahabhisheka and took blessings of Lord Nandi on the occasion. Somanatha seer of Adichunchanagiri Mysuru branch mutt and Chidananda seer of Hosmutt performed the abhishekam and flagged off the event. The Mahabhisheka is held every year on the third Sunday of Karthika month according to the Hindu calendar.

The rituals of mahabhisheka for the Nandi began at 9 am. A total of 40 varieties of items including  500 litre milk, 200 litre yogurt, 40 kilogram ghee, Paadya, Aghryam, Panchamritha abhisheka, banana, jiggery, dates, cucumber, sugarcane juice, tender coconut water, lemons, wheat flour, besan flour, vermillion, turmeric, sandalwood, vibhoothi, candy sugar, apple, dry grapes, honey, chickpea oil and water were used to perform abhishekha to the Nandi statue.

Dhanabhishka is a special abhishekam performed during the mahabhishka ritual. Here, abhisheka is offered to the Nandi statue with the coins donated by devotees. Mahabhisheka to the Nandi statue is offered for the welfare of the world. The Nandi statue here has a history of more than 100 and is the most beautiful and massive monolithic statue in South India, said the secretary of the trust, N Govind.

As the road repair work is under progress near Nandi statue, devotees were seen less in numbers compared to previous years.

Office-bearers of the Trust Prakash, Satyanarayana, Shankar, Shivakumar and others were present. (MR/KS)

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