Abhishekam Timings of Srikalahasti Temple

The Abhishekams are performed to Lord Kalahasteeswara and Goddess Gnana Prasunambika four times a day.

The Abhishekam: A ritual and part of daily prayers, Abhishekams (bathing the Lingam) are performed to Lord Kalahasteesvara. The Abhishekam is done with Panchakarpura (camphor mixed with water, honey, milk, camphor and Panchamruta) along with chanting of the mantra, which signifies the act cleansing and singing melodious hymns of praises to the Lord. However, the main Lingam is not touched by any human hands and all the prayers and Panchkarpura Abhisheka are offered to the bronze idol called as Utsavamurty.

Devotees who visit the temple can participate in the Abhishekam that are performed by priests belonging to Bhardwaja Gotra of Apsthmaba Sutra who take up the approved Diksha, a religious initiation, in the temple. During the Abhishekam, flowers, sandal paste and scared threads are offered to the lord.

Timings of Abhishekam….

Morning: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 10: 30am
Evening: 5:30 pm everyday
Fridays: 4:30 onwards

Types of Abhishekams

Rudrabhishekam
A different kind of Abhishekam, it is a prayer that involves bathing the Lord with milk and camphor, while chanting mantras for purification. Devotees can take part into this by paying Rs 100. After the Abhishekam, the devotees are presented with trithprasadam.

Palabhishekam
A different kind of Abhishekam, it is a prayer that involves bathing the Lord with milk and camphor, while chanting mantras for purification. Devotees can take part into this by paying Rs 100. After the Abhishekam, the devotees are presented with trithprasadam.

Panchamritabhishekam
This is yet another significant Abhishekam which offered to Lord Kalahasteeswara and his consort Gnana Prasunambika. Devotees need to pay Rs 300 to be a part of the Abhishekam.

Bahumanam: Pulihora, panchamritam, tirtha prasadam

Pacchakarpurbhishekam
This is the only and most important kind of Abhishekam performed to the untouched and pristine lingam. The pilgrims can pay Rs 100 and participate in the Abhishekams scheduled.

Saniswarabhishekam
The Abhishekam is performed to the Lord Saniswarabhishekam, who is placed in the Lord Kalahaasteeswara Temple. Pilgrims can take part by paying Rs 150 and be blessed by the Lord.

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2 Comments

  1. deepa says:

    i wanted to book for pacchakarpurbhisekam on 28th october 2016.

    can i have the timings at 5:30 pm since it is pradasom on that day

  2. subramanyam r v says:

    seeks god blessing want perform abhishekams