‘Atirudra Mahayaga’ in Bhagamandala from Feb 15

‘Atirudra Mahayaga’ in Bhagamandala from Feb 15

‘Namami Kaveri Mathe Sanghatane’ will organise ‘Atirudra Mahayaga’ at Bhagamandala Kshetra from February 15 to 23.

A preparatory meeting in this regard was held at Shishu Kalyana Samsthe Hall in Madikeri on Monday.

Astrologer Vishnuprasad Hebbar said that the purpose of the yaaga is to pray for universal welfare and the well being of Southern India.

The nine-day yaaga is expected to have a turn out of 50,000 to one lakh devotees every day.

The calamity in Kodagu was a result of nature’s fury. The yaaga is a way to propitiate the Nature God, especially Mother Cauvery, he added.

On February 15, 108 Tenginakai Ganahoma will be held. Shivachandika yaaga will be held on February 16 and Maharudrapathana will be held between February 17 and 23, on the lines of the yaaga. ‘Poornahuti’, the final offerings will be made on February 23.

‘Akhanda Bhajan’ programme will be held on all the nine days of the yaaga.

Meals will be offered to devotees on all the days of the sacred fire ritual. Cultural programmes will also be held. Performances by Shankar Mahadevan and Shivamani will be the highlights of the cultural programme.

Monetary assistance towards rebuilding Kodagu is also expected during the religious ritual.

MLC M P Sunil Subramani, MLA K G Bopaiah, Namani Kaveri Sanghatane president Kodi Ponnappa, working president M B Devaiah, convener Todikana Vasant Bhat and RSS Karyanirvaha Chakkera Manu Kaverappa were present among others.