Here, mother Kamakshi is crowned as an 8-year-old girl, today she will visit devotees from door to door on Diwali. | Here, mother Kamakshi is crowned as an 8-year-old girl, today she will visit devotees from door to door on Diwali. » India News
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Here, mother Kamakshi is crowned as an 8-year-old girl, today she will visit devotees from door to door on Diwali. | Here, mother Kamakshi is crowned as an 8-year-old girl, today she will visit devotees from door to door on Diwali.

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Manisha Bhalla from Kanchipuram21 minutes ago

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The splendid main dome in the 5-acre temple complex glows from afar.

Deepavali celebration at Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple in the temple town of Kanchipuram is very special. The atmosphere of the chanting of mantras amidst the sound of South Indian instruments like lights, shankhanad, fragrance of flowers, Nadaswaram is giving a feeling of heaven. It is the only Shaktipeeth in which Kamakshi mother has Lakshmi in one eye and Saraswati in the other.

A statue is worshiped as Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga. Srichakram established by Adi Shankaracharya is just here. The head of the temple, Srikaryam Shastri Chella Vishwanath, states that King Dasharatha of Ayodhya came to worship Kamakshi at the behest of Maharishi Vasishtha to have children. At the time of worshiping one of the 24 pillars here, he heard the voice of the mother saying that within a year he would have children. This pillar is still worshiped as a child pillar.

The tradition here on Diwali is different from other Lakshmi temples. According to tradition, if the death of one’s parents or one of the two happens, then he cannot come to see mother Kamakshi all year. Hence, on Deepawali, the celebration of Kamakshi revolves around the palanquin. People stand outside the house to see him. The head priest of the temple states that the mother has precious jewels worth over Rs 1000 crore. The garlands used in dressing are also made of saffron, almond, cashew, lotus, jasmine, orchid, rose. These 15-20 kg garlands are prepared for 5 lakh rupees. The splendor of the temple is seen here.

The main dome of the temple is made of 76 kg of gold, while the chariot on which Kamakshi rides on Navratri and many other occasions is made of 20 kg of gold. Every year, devotees offer an offering of Rs 50 crore to the temple. About ten thousand devotees visit in a day. This form of Kamakshi is the form of an eight-year-old girl. Unmarried pandits cannot touch the idol of the mother. Here only the pandits of Vishwamitra and Bharadwaja gotra are allowed to worship. Their descendants have been worshiping here for years. The worship here is according to the scripture Saubhagya Chintamani written by Maharishi Durvasa.

Lakshmi form is worshiped with vermilion

This is the only temple where Maa Lakshmi is worshiped with vermilion. It is believed that due to some dispute, Vishnu cursed Lakshmi to be ugly. He was liberated from curses by worshiping mother Kamakshi. At the same time, mother Kamakshi had said that she would stay here with Lakshmi. Lakshmi will also be worshiped by the offerings made to them, but Lakshmi will have to fulfill the wishes of those who come here. Kamakshi offers vermilion in the prasad which is applied to Lakshmi from the steps to the head.

Adi Shankaracharya installed Srichakram in the sanctum sanctorum of Kamakshi temple

In front of the original statue of Maa Kamakshi is Srichakram, which was established by Adi Shankara. This is the tantric method of archana worship. According to Shastri Ramananda it can be called the blueprint of the goddess’s house. Srichakram has five downward-facing triangles and four upward-facing triangles. It has 44 corners. It has floral leaves and is nine layers. Kamakshi is seated in the point. It is called the subtle body of the goddess. It is not worshiped in front of devotees. The Navratri, Brahmotsavam and Purnima are the only Shastras in the Navavarana Puja.

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