Karthika Masam 2020: Lord Shiva Anna Abhishekam (with cooked rice) - Nov. 26

Anna Abhishekam is the process of bathing the deity with cooked rice. This divine ritual is being performed at Manidweepa Mahasmasthanam during Karthika Masam to help create lasting food security throughout the world. The global food crisis which has been exasperated by the pandemic, has raised the alarm that more than a quarter of a billion people will face the threat of starvation. This anna abhishekam is a ritual ceremony being offered to Lord Shiva to invoke His blessings of grace and protection with annam (cooked rice).

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NOTE: Prasadam is NOT available for this special abhishekam sponsorship

Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders

Before each homam or puja is performed in Amma's Lalita Temple, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. Sankalpa is a special process involving Vedic incantations that energetically connect you and your family directly to any ritual. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present. 

In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to four additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don't know the gotra or nakshatra, it's fine to leave this blank.

ONLY If the prasadam shipping address is different from the billing address, please complete the field below. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive your prasadam, since it is being mailed from India during Covid-19 restrictions.

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