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.
  • HCCC and MKA2022 HUMAN SERVICES AND YOUTH & EDUCATION “YES” COMMITTEE PRESENTS

    VIRTUAL ALTERNATE HEALTH SEMINAR

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2022
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
  • HCCC and MKA2022 Cultural Presents

    NavaVidha Bhakti

    Saturday, February 05, 2022
    3.00 PM to 6.00 PM
    Livestream link provided upon donation
    A Fundraiser for MKA 2022:
    General Donation: $25, Sponsorship: $50, Grand Sponsorship: $100
  • HCCC MKA 2022 Youth & Education and Human Services Presents

    Sarva Devata Bhajan

    Friday, February 18, 2022
    6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
    Venue:
    Online via Zoom (link to be sent upon registration)
  • HCCC and Maha Kumbhabhishekam 2022 Cultural Presents

    WHISPERS ALONG THE KAVERI

    Postponed to later date.
    Program:
    Unique production using dance, music, and script to bring alive stories along the Kaveri
  • MKA 2022 publications committee is soliciting
    scholarly articles to be considered for
    inclusion in the MKA 2022 publications in planning.
    For details and guidelines click more details link below.
    Due date for submissions is January 30th, 2022

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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