Monday, April 4, 2011

Rajarajeshwari Puja

The Rajarajeshwari Temple which is set on the Girivalam Hillround Roadway at Parvati Hill, is undeniably one of my favourite Tiruvannamalai Temples. To learn more about the history of this shakti and love-filled Temple and the family who have developed it, go to this link here.

The Temple although small has several fascinating and unique features, one being the presence of the powerful Sri Meru Yantra in the inner sanctum sanctorum at the feet of the Goddess Rajarajeshwari.

Another interesting aspect of this Temple, is the presence of statue representations of the Dasa Mahavidyas which are worshipped independently to the Goddess in the Temple's Shrine room.

”The feminine aspect of the Divine represents knowledge (wisdom) and also what is hidden, secret, subtle and sensitive, what has to be searched out and discovered. The Goddess who represents both the teaching and its comprehension, is thus the inner guiding power. She represents creation on all levels, expressed through her Ten Wisdom Forms (Dasa Mahavidyas) and their different functions.”

For more information and to view photographs of the Dasa Mahavidyas go to this link here.

The puja photographs accompanying this posting are of a puja dedicated to the Goddess and included sutras such as Sri Sukta, Rajarajeshwari Stotram and the Lalita Sahasranama. The Homam lasted nearly five hours, and was performed by five priests and included abhiskeham of the Goddess and the Sri Meru Yantra.

This particular Temple specialises in performing pujas dedicated to the auspicious aspect of the Goddess. To view photographs of an even more elaborate puja go to this link here.

To learn more about how to arrange a homam to be performed at the Rajarajeshwari Temple please use the 'contact me' at the top left of this page.

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