Grand Chamundeshwari Vardhanti Utsava, Ashada Shukravara Puja at Chamundi Hill
News

Grand Chamundeshwari Vardhanti Utsava, Ashada Shukravara Puja at Chamundi Hill

Mysuru: The Chamundeshwari Vardhanti Mahotsava atop Chamundi Hill on third Ashada Friday (Ashada Shukravara) saw an unusually high number of devotees queuing up in front of the temple since the small hours of this morning.

The special rituals, marking the Vardhanti mahotsava, began as early at 3.30 am, with priests performing Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudrabhisheka, Panchamrutha abhisheka, Sahasranamarchane, Tripadi, Ashtothara etc.

The temple doors were opened for devotees at about 7.15 am. The presiding deity Goddess Chamundeshwari was placed on  Chinnada Pallaki (Golden Chariot) at 10.25 am in the presence of Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Trishika Kumari Wadiyar.

The Pallakki accompanied by Mangala Vadya and Palace Band, was taken around the temple, with thousands of devotees paying their obeisance to the utsavamurti by showering flowers.

Mounted Police was deployed atop the temple as additional  security, considering high number of devotees thronging the temple for Chamundeshwari  Vardhanti.

PWD Minister H.D. Revanna, Forest Minister R. Shankar were among the devotees who paid their obeisance to the deity.

Next Friday (Aug. 10) is the last Ashada Shukravara this year.

August 3, 2018

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Posts
ABOUT

Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.