Maha Kumbhabhishekam
  • Hindu Community and Cultural Center (HCCC)
    Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California
    announces
    Our 3rd and Once in 12-Years

    Maha Kumbhabhishekam

    HCCC has begun preparations for this milestone event,
    including several starter religious and
    cultural programs starting August 1st, 2021.
  • Communication to Devotees About Balalayam

    March 7th to July 10th
  • HCCC and MKA2022 Human Services and Youth & Education “YES” Committee Presents

    Alameda County Canned Food Drive

    February 14 to June 15, 2022
    All the donations will go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank
    VEGETARIAN FOOD ITEMS ONLY
    Please donate nutritious, non-expired, non-perishable foods
MAHA KUMBHABHISHEKAM COUNTDOWN

Why Maha Kumbhabhishekam?

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A Temple is a home of the Divine, meant for collective spiritual benefit and upliftment. The omnipotence of the supreme is manifested into Idols by Mantra Sakti at the time of consecration (PrathiSthapana) through a precise process ordained by the scriptures called Agamas, thereby making the Idols into Deities. After the original consecration of Shiva-Vishnu Temple in 1986, the power of mantra manifested in the Deities is to be maintained by regular worship and periodic renewal, as prescribed by the Agamas. The scriptures ordain that the renewal process should take place “once every 12-years” from the original day of consecration. This is performed through a religious process called Maha Kumbhabhishekam. Two Maha Kumbhabhishekams were previously performed in 1998 and 2010. In preparation of our 3rd Maha Kumbhabhishekam in July 2022, we must perform necessary maintenance, repairs, renovations, upgrades to existing temple structures (Sanctums, Sanctorums, Gopurams, Vimanams, Dwaja Sthambams, Deities, Nava Grahas, etc.), as well as adding new structures and installing new Deities (Kohsta Vigrahas, etc.).

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How is Temple Preparing? How can you Participate and Support?

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The Temple has created a dedicated Maha Kumbhabhishekam organizing (APEX) committee to plan and execute the event. Nearly 100+ HCCC devotees are part of several sub-committees working together to prepare for the event. The event is a once in life-time opportunity for devotees to experience Balalayam, Deeksha, Yagashala, Homas, Maha Samprokshana, Ashtabandhana Jeernodharana and several other religious activities.

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Temple Structure Upgrades & Sanctum Renovations

  • Restore Temple walls, doors, windows & outside pathways
  • Restore Temple Vimanams & cleaning of all Gopurams
  • Clean and repair all Shrines and Vimanams
  • Perform improvements within Artha Mandapams and Sanctorums
  • Perform necessary improvements to Deities, including installing new Vigrahas
  • Repair & replace Deity Prabhavalis and Vimana Kalashas
  • Perform improvements to Dwaja Sthambams and adjacent Shrines
  • Construction of Balalayam and Yagashala
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Maha Kumbhabhishekam (MKA 2022) Starter Events

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Several upcoming MKA 2022 Religious, Cultural, Youth and Education and Human Services events are planned to occur from August 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. We request our devotees to get up-to-date information from our Temple website (livermoretemple.org) and spread the word.
For up-to-date information on Maha Kumbhabhishekam events, please contact:
MKA 2022 Organizing Committee at [email protected]
MKA Publicity Chair, Padmaja Madhusudan at (925)-368-3519
Temple Office at (925)-449-6255 or Visit www.livermoretemple.org

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