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Samprokshanam at Chintadripet



Devotees watch as consecration is being performed.— Pic. by R. Ragu

ACCOMPANIED BY the divine music of nagaswaram holy water was poured on the four vimanas of the Arulmigu Adikesava Perumal temple in Chintadripet on May 2. Thousands of devotees witnessed the event.

The temple constructed over 700 years ago in Chintadripet has within its complex a place for Shiva as Adipureeswarar, Vinayaka as Adi Ganapathy and a shrine for Adi Ponniamman.

K. S. Varadadesikan, vice-president of the Thiru Arul Mandram which has co-ordinated with the Thiru Aadhikesava Perumal Baktha Jana Sangam to perform the consecration, said that centuries ago, when a snake mound was washed away during floods, the deity of Adi Kesavaperumal was found and the temple was constructed. "The temple tank here is never dry and we organise a float festival every year," he said. K. A. Muralidaran, president of the Baktha Jana Sangam, said that the 300-year-old dwajasthambam has been renovated and reinforced with copper plates. G. A. Usharani, hereditary trustee of the temple said that the Mahasamprokshanam was being performed after 22 years.

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