Patotsav – 20th Anniversary of Mandir’s Pranpratishtha celebrations to be held on Sunday 7th May 2017
7.00 am Mangla Aarti
8.00 am – 9.30 am Pooja of Deities by Yajmans
9.45 am – 10.30 am Offering of Prasad to and Aarti of Deities
10.30 am – 12.00 Ceremonial bathing of Deites and dressing of Pratishthit Deities
12.00 pm – 1.15 pm Yagna
1.15 pm – 1.30 pm New Ceremonial Temple flag changing ceremony
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Mahaprasadam
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm Satsang and Darshan of Deities
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Mandirs and murtis form a basic element of the Hindu Dharma.
A traditional sacred ritual prevails celebrating the anniversaries of murti-consecration (Prana Pratishtha) of mandirs. Known as Patotsav, the word is a compound of Paat and Utsav – festival. Paat is derived from Patti, a strip of garment tied on the head of a murti. From this evolved Paat
In essence, Patotsav is a re-consecration ceremony, re-invoking Paramatma. This stems from the belief that during the whole year, the murtis lose some divinity from two possible factors:
1) any laxity by the pujari in offering devotional worship.
2) the sheer volume of burden heaped at the lotus-feet of the murtis by devotees overwhelmed by maya.
By celebrating Patotsav, our inner sentiments for Paramatma and Guru are rekindled and reinvigorated.