Kanchi Kamakshi temple Kumbabhishekam Consecration on Feb 9

Kanchi Kamakshi temple Kumbabhishekam Consecration on Feb 9

The Maha Kumbabhishekam of the world renowned Kamakshi Amman temple in Kancheepuram will be held on February 9.

According to temple authorities, the consecration will take place between 9 and 10.30 am on that day amid Vedic rituals.

According to sources, preparations for the grand event have started already and elaborate arrangements will be made, since devotees from various parts are expected to attend the grand spectacle to get the blessings of the Goddess.

The Image of the main Deity, Kamakshi, is seated in a majestic Padmasana, a yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose.

Goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two of her arms and has a pasha (lasso), an ankusha (goad) in her upper two arms. There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch. There are no other Parvati temples in the city of Kanchipuram, apart from this temple, which is unusual in a traditional city that has hundreds of traditional temples.

Adhi Sankaracharya, the famous 8th century saint, re-established the Sri Chakra in this Kamakshi Devi temple in the trough-like structure in that shrine.