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Temple Has Consecration Ceremony

October 2006
Temple Has Consecration Ceremony

The Hindu Temple of Georgia (Shiva Temple) being constructed in Norcross, Georgia, had its inaugural consecration ceremony (Kumbabhishekam), the initiation of sanctum sanctorum with Balalayam Pratishtha on August 25-27, 2006. Special poojas were performed during those days.���

All days had their full share of cultural programs consisting of Indian classical dances by local residents and devotees. "Tarang', a local musical troupe started the cultural event with a well selected assortment of songs, appropriate for the event and had the devotees glued to their seats for nearly 2 hours. The rendition of classical, semi-classical and folk dances by local dance schools had the audience delighted. The cultural program ended with a powerful Carnatic classical music performance by Kalanivedanam Mahadevan Sankaran of Nashville, Tennessee.

With a seating capacity of 1500, the temple has a big auditorium which was a delight to the performers. After the Balalayam Pratishtha, the building of the main temple which will house all the Hindu deities including Shiva, Maha Meru (Parvati), Balaji, Goddess Laxmi, Ram Parivar, Santhoshi Mata, Ayyappan, Karthikeyan, Pancha Mukha Anjaneya, Navagriha, Sudarshanar to name a few will commence.

~Kala Subramanian

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