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Chithirai Brahmotsavam

Date : Apr 23, 2012 - May 02, 2012
Location : Bidadi Ashram, Bangalore
Registration :
Contact : [email protected]

Celebration of Devi Meenakshi’s divine marriage with Lord Sundareshwara
Participate in the celebrations and receive the blessings of the Divine couple!
April 23rd to May 2nd

It is time again for celebration in Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam.

Brahmotsavam is the time when all the Gods &Goddesses literally come down and make their presence felt on the planet Earth in order to celebrate and commemorate a Deity. Chithirai Brahmotsavam is the celestial celebration of Devi Meenakshi’s divine marriage with Lord Sundareshwara.

The Legend of Meenakshi:

Devi Meenakshi is an Avatar of Goddess Parvati – the consort of who incarnated in the human body as the daughter of the Pandya king Malayadhvaja and his wife Kanchanamala who ruled the Panya Kingdom from Madurai 2000 years ago. .  READ MORE

Meenakshi and Sundareshwara ruled the Cosmos from the south Indian city of Madurai for a long time, expressed so many mystical powers by performing miracles and established Dharma – the science of Enlightenment on the planet Earth

Meenakshi is the embodiment of perfection and excellenece in all the fileds of life. Meenakshi awakens the leadership Consciousness in us and bestows upon us all the leadership qualities and excellence. Worship of Meenakshi awakens the power of intuition and makes us a perfect strategy planner.

Every year the Cosmos celebrates again and again this grand celestial wedding of Meenakshi and Sundareshwara. In Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam we celebrate this grand event in Sri Nithyanandeshwara Temple. Decorated as Meenakshi and Sundareshwara, Lord Nithyanandeshwara and Devi Nithyanandeshwari will mount different vahanas (divine vehicles) and bless the world. During this Brahmotsavam the Pattabhishekam – coronation of Meenakshi, Dig Vijayam – Meenakshi establishing Her supremacy in all the worlds and the Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam will be re-enacted. Re-enacting the leelas – Divine plays – of incarnations is a meditation in the Vedic tradition and elevates our consciousness.

This Brahmotsavam is named after the Tamil month Chithirai (April-May) during which the celebration happens. This Brahmotsavam coincides with the Chithirai Brahmotsavam of Madurai Meenakshi Temple. This year Chithirai Brahmotsavam will be celebrated from April 23rd to May 2nd.
The following is the schedule of Chithirai Brahmotsavam:




Meenakshi in Simha Vahana (Lion vehicle)
Dhvajarohanam (Flag Hoisting)-9.36am-10am


Meenakshi in Hamsa Vahana (Swan vehicle)


Meenakshi in Siddhar Peetam


Indra Vimanam


Meenakshi in Mayura Vahana (Peacock Vehicle)


Meenakshi in Gaja Vahana (Elephant vehicle)


Meenakshi in Naga Vahana (Serpent vehicle)


Meenakshi in Maha Simhasana
Meenakshi Pattabhishekam (Coronation of Meenakshi) 7pm-8pm


Swarna Pallakki Seva (Palanquin) for Meenakshi
Meenakshi Dig Vijayam (Meenakshi conquering all the worlds)


Meenakshi Sundareshwara Tirukkalyanam (Muhurta between 9.20-9.40am)-Divine Marriage


Thiruther (Chariot festival)


Teppotsavam (Float festival)

Now you can offer the special events and be a part of this grand happening – Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam – and receive the choicest blessings of the Divine couple – Devi Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwara.

Kumkumarchana: -

  • Special blessings for women’s prayers and wish fulfilment

Kumkumarchana is the offering of personalized puja in your name in which different names of Devi Meenakshi will be chanted along with the offering of Kumkum – vermillion. Kumkumarchana is offered by women for receiving special blessings for their wishes to get fulfilled.

Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam –

  • For early marriage with your soul mate and blissful family life

 Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam is the celestial wedding ceremony of Meenakshi and Sundareshwara. Offering this Tirukkalyanam blesses you with early marriage with your soul mate and a blissful family life.

Pattabhishekam –

  • For wealth and career

Pattabhishikam is the coronation ceremony of Devi Meenakshi. Offering the Pattabhishekam opens all the doors in your life for wealth and successful career.

Dig Vijayam –

  • For removing all obstacles to success

Meenakshi winning over all the directions and establishing Her supremacy is Dig Vijayam. Offering this removes all the obstacles to success in all fields of life.

Vastra Seva –

  • For rapid spiritual progress

Vastra Seva is the offering of clothes to the deities. Vastra signifies the veil of Maya - illusion. When you offer Vastra to the Deity, you actually surrender the Maya you are in. Offering Vastra Seva makes our the progress in our spiritual life rapid and intense thereby leading us to Enlightenment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Married couples desirous of strengthening their marital ties and moving ahead together on the path of Enlightenment, can observe the mangalya ceremony once again during the Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam at the Nithyanandeshwara temple on 2nd May 2012. Husbands can tie the sacred mangalya thread around the wife's neck at the same moment when Meenakshi gets wedded to Sundareshwara, and receive blessings directly from Swamiji. Those interested, please be physically present in Bidadi ashram one day before i.e., on May 1st itself. To register, please mail [email protected]! or call +91 80 280 22100 Extn 110