Brahmakalashotsava: Free auto service

'Kalashas' have been kept ready for Brahmakalashotsava of Kadri Manjunatha temple in Mangaluru. DH Photo/ Govindraj Javali

Vishwa Hindu Parishat-Bajrang Dal Auto Drivers and Owners, Mangaluru unit, will offer free autorickshaw service to the devotees attending Brahmakalasha rituals of Kadri Manjunatha Temple on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.

As many as 100 autorickshaws will offer this unique service to the devotees from KPT Junction, Bunts Hostel and Mallikatte to the Kadri Temple.

In return, the devotees will also be ferried from the Kadri Temple to the nearest bus stand, in order to board buses to their destination.

“It is a kind of service to the Lord Manjunath,” the auto drivers declared.

Rituals

A large number of devotees are likely to attend the temple to witness Brahmakalasha rituals on Thursday. As a part of the rituals, Kalashabhisheka will be held at 7 am.

Other rituals that will be held are ‘Brahmakalashabhisheka’’ (9.35 am), special Kalashabhisheka for ancient idols and ‘Avasrutha bali’.

In addition, ‘Manmaharathotsava’, ‘Homa’, ‘Utsava Bali’, ‘Bhootha Bali’ and other rituals will be held.

The rituals will continue until May 10 where ‘Ganayaga’, ‘Amriteshwari Pooja’, ‘Mahadandarudrabhisheka’, ‘Maharudrayaga’ and others will be performed.

‘Golden Kalasha’

As a part of Brahmakalashabhisheka, Krishnappa Ucchila and family members offered
a golden ‘Kalasha’ to the temple.

Ganesh Rao and family of Karavali Group of Colleges offered silver ‘Kalasha’ along with golden pedestal and gold-plated conch to the temple. 

Cleanliness

A group of volunteers from Sri Patanjali Yoga Shikshana Samithi are working tirelessly to ensure the cleanliness of the temple during the Brahmakalashotsava at Kadri Temple from May 2.

Samithi has 153 branches in Dakshina Kannada with over 5,000 volunteers. The members from three branches have divided the work on cleanliness and sanitation at the Kadri temple.

Teams of volunteers take up cleanliness work after the breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.

Further, placards urging the devotees not to waste food has been placed near the dining hall by the committee members.

Along with cleanliness, the volunteers are also engaged in serving food to the devotees. More than 15,000 people have food daily in the temple from morning till evening.

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