Sydney Murugan Temple in Australia will hold elaborate re-consecration (Kumbhabhishekam) ceremony from November 5-7, according to reports. Starting at four am on November 5 in 2011, the detailed rituals will be performed according to ancient Hindu traditions and scriptures.
Run by “The Saiva Manram”, this Temple in Mays Hill (New South Wales) performs daily morning-afternoon-evening poojas and Kootu Valipadu on Thursdays-Fridays, besides Abishekams, Navagraha Shanthi, Hindu traditional weddings, Athma Shanthi, etc. This Temple is known for its intricate designs handcrafted by expert sculptors brought in from around the world, following strict requirements of scriptures.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded efforts of Temple management and area community for keeping the traditions alive in this wonderful temple complex.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this re-consecration and other regular temple activities would help in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
This Temple’s major annual events include 11-day annual festival in March/April, Skandasasthi, Navarathiri, Thiruvempaavai, Thai Poosam, Thiruvilakku Pooja, Kaarthikai, Maha Sivarathiri, etc. It also provides various special poojas, archanas and other services to the devotees; conducts Saiva Religious classes and Pannisai classes for school children; and offers Hinduism and yoga classes.
It aims to develop Carnatic Music in Sydney area and its Sydney Murugan Youth Circle aims to “promote the revival of Hinduism amongst youth”. Besides other things, objectives of “The Saiva Manram” include fostering “social and cultural harmony”. Dr. V. Manomohan, K. G. Bascaran, K. Sivapalan, and M. Thayaparan are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.