It is a great accolade to every devotee who gathered in the Sanjeevini peetam for Sivarathri Pooja between 9 p.m. to 1.00a.m on Thursday, the 27th February 2014, because Mathaji brought a Spatika Lingam during her pilgrimage to Kasi a couple of days before.
Her preamble for the pooja included the significance of Vyasakasi, situated in Kasi highlighting that Vyasa Maharishi starved in Kasi during his thapas and prayed to Lord Kasi Viswanathar that resulted in the appearance of Annapoorna Devi there – the embodiment of offering food to everyone in Kasi.
The abishekam performed to Lingeswara was versatile- Milk, Curd, Honey, Fruits, Vibhuthi, Chandan, tender coconut, pannir and flowers. During lingodhbhava time (12.00 mid night to 12.05 a.m., Mathaji and all devotees performed Navadhanya abhishekam – a symbol of loosing sin and gaining abhaya (= blessing) from Lord Siva.
Every devotee was given the opportunity to perform all the abhisheka individually, simultaneously chanting (in thunderous voice) Om namashivaya, Lingastakam, Siva manthram and Siva ashtothram, which is not feasible in any temple, peetam or even at home. The deep prayer has amalgamated the entire gathering with Lord and gave excellent satisfaction of the abhishekam and pooja.
The Abhisheka prasadam was Amritam to everyone. Personally, in my 62 years of existence in this world, this is the first time I joined the prayer of Sivarathri, which will be eternal in my life.
Mathaji’s words at the end
“If you have not attained total contentment in this Abhishekam and Pooja to Lord Shiva, fault is mine”
…… that really reflect her heed for others. So modest is Mathaji.
Dr.P.Venkatesan,UGC Professor , Loyola College, Chennai-600034.
At 10 pm sharp, celebrations for Mahasivarathiri started at Shri Sanjeevini Peetam .
In the midst of a dazzling mandap was Lord Hanuman adorned with Silver Kavacham and bedecked with flowers. Just infront was a SPATIKA LINGAM brought from Kasi alongwith other two lingams aesthitically arranged on a big plate.
Our Mathaji started the palabhishekam at the stroke of 10 pm which was followed by curd ,honey,ghee,mixed fruits,tender coconut, rose water, vibhoothi,sandal powder and flowers.
The devotees ( including us ) got immense pleasure in watching this ritual and most importantly all of us had an opportunity to do the various abhishekams ourselves.
The climax was ,exactly at 12 night ,Navadhanyama abhishekam ( unique at Sanjeevini Peetam ) was performed by all of us .accompanied by astotrams archanna using vilva leaves.
Our Mathaji mentioned the fact that LORD SHIVA would bestow the wishes to all the devotees who chant HIS name at that time , and also advised us to use the day (sivarathiri ) effectively to chant and get his blessings multifold.
Kindly come and attend the various poojas at Shri Sanjeevini Peetam and get the blessings from GOD.,,,,,,,
srinivas v – Kodambakkam.
All these years, due to the pooja timings and for the fact that I was not living an independant life, it was only my husband who was lucky enough to attend the Shivarathri Pooja conducted at our Sanjeevini Peetam.But now, by the Grace of Lord hanuman and Mathaji’s blessings, not only do I have a place of my own but also a decent profession!
Like Mathaji mentioned, it was an opportunity never to be missed! As we left for home, each of us carried with us the vibrations of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’Thankyou Sanjeevini Peetam,
Thankyou Lord Hanuman.
Kaala Bhairava Pooja
Shiva Bhagavan is a Abhisheka Priyan. So, on 27.2.2014,Thursday night from 10:00 P.M to 12:00 P.M, during Lingodhbhava time, Kumbha Harathi,Akanda Harathi, will take place at Sanjeevini Peetam. For 11 varieties of abhishekam, opportunity will be given for all devotees to participate. All of you can utilise this opportunity.
SPATIKA LINGA ABHISHEKAM
1. Milk 2. Curd 3. Ghee 4 Honey 5.Sugar 6.Tender Coconut 7. Fruits 8.Panner 9.Vibhoodhi 10.Chandanam 11. Flowers.
Lingastakam, Shivastakam , Vilvastakam, Chandrasekhara astakam, Eswara Dhandakam, Shiva panchakshari Sthotram, Mruthyunjaya Maha Manthra Parayanam, Shiva Gayathri, Om Namah Shivaya Saranu Ghosha Parayanam will be chant.
With lots of Hanumath Smarana Aashirvadham – Mathaji