Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Temple Pavithrotsavam Concludes


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Manmadha Varusha Pavithrotsavam at Sri Ahobila Divya desam was celebrated grandly for past five days and got concluded with Maha poornahuti yesterday, November 1st 2015, with the auspicious presence of HH 46th Srimath Azhagiyasingar. Earlier Prahaladha Varadhan along with His consorts had purappadu followed by thirumanjanam.

Annual Pavitrotsavams are purificatory rituals recommended by Aagamas to expiate the commissions and the omissions associated with daily worship (Aaraadhanam) of the Lord at His consecrated temples.  Lapses in the performance of the Aaraadhanam are recognized and a detailed ceremony consisting of homam in front of the Utsava Moorty at a specailly constructed yaaga saala. The decoration of all the Moortys of the temple with specially prepared necklaces made of dyed cotton thread is carried out and the day concludes with a pornahoothi. This is an elaborate utsavam, which can be conducted from 3-10 days depending on the temple tradition. The time for the performance of the Pavitrotsavam is different from temple to temple.

Located about 110 km North West of Cuddapah amidst the dense Nalla Malai Forest of the Achalachaaya Meru mountain range is the Singavelkundram Divya Desam in Ahobilam, one of the 16 prominent Swayam Vyaktha Kshetrams. Reference to Ahobilam is found in 10 chapters (over a 1000slokas) in the Brahmanda Purana.
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Photography courtesy : Sri Barghavan & Sri Prasad, Ahobilam

For previous days Pavithrotsavam photos during this year please visit the following link:

For detailed article about Ahobilam please read: Ahobilam (Nava Narasimha Sthalas)
For details about the significance of Pavithrotsavam read: Significance of Pavitrotsavam
Detailed travelogue about Ahobilam: Ahobilam Singavelkundram

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  1. I was extremely thrilled to see the photos of Pavithrothsam since i was not blessed to participate in the Utsavam.

    But I am extremely happy and blessed by Srimad Azhagiya singar and lord Prahaladavaradan to see the Thrumanjan and homam in the photos.

    This reminded me , my participation in the Pavithrotsavam nearly a decade ago when 45th Jeer of Sri Ahobilamutt ,performed Pavithrotsavam and serthi savai of Malolan. Infact His Holiness ,(45th Jeer) used to visit Ahobilam yearly two to three times during his Asthana period.


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