Mangaluru: Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple Polali is all set to celebrate its Brahmakalashotsava under the leadership of Polali Subramanya Tantri and the guidance of Bramashri Vedamurthi Kodimajalu Ananthapadmanabha Upadyaya from March 4th to 13th.
Every once in 12 years Brahmakalashotsava is celebrated at the temple. However, it is being celebrated this year after a gap of 15 years due to the renovation work taken at the temple. The temple which now set for 10-day Brahmakalasotsava celebration from March 4 has been completely renovated and developed at a cost of Rs 18 crore. The Brahmakalasotsavawill be held along with Mahapooja, Palla Pooja, Bramhana suhasini aaradhana and other religious rituals on March 13th.
About 8-10 lakh devotees are expected to participate in this celebration and the temple has made arrangements to provide food to the visiting devotes throughout the 10-day celebration. Kodi mara (flag pole) brought from Sullia has been installed by conducting the rituals.
Two stages for cultural programme
Two separate stages Sri Durgaparameshwari and Sri Rajarajeshwari have been set up for a variety of cultural programmes including bhajans, instrumental music, folk events, music, dance, Yakshagana, Taalamaddale, Harikathe . The programmes are being under the aegis of Dr Mohan ALva, Chairman of Alva’s Education Trust.
Grand offertory procession
A grand offertory procession will be carried out from BC Road to Polali temple on March 5. The offertory procession from the regions of Ganjimata and Kaikamba, from parts of Kundapur, Kollur Mookambika and Udupi Math and from Mangaluru region will be carried out on March 4, March 10 and March 8 respectively.
Sri Vidyaprasannna Theertha Swamiji from Subramanya, Sri Mohandas Paramahamsa Swamiji from Manila, Odiyoor Gurudevananda Swamiji, Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji from Pejawar, BJP state president Yeddyurappa, union minister Sadananda Gowda, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, JD (S) leader Amarnath Shetty and several religious and political leaders will take part in the celebrations.