Landmark celebration of the 34th birth-star celebrations of spiritual leader and living enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

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December 20 saw a landmark celebration of the 34th birth-star celebrations of spiritual leader and living enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

The celebrations began in the wee hours of the morning at the Sri Arunachaleshwara temple

The celebrations began in the wee hours of the morning at the Sri Arunachaleshwara temple in the temple town of Tiruvannamalai with abhishekam and puja to the presiding deities Annamalai and Unnamalai followed by puja at Arunagiri Yogishwara mandapam.

Huge procession around the temple by thousands of devotees from over 20 countries

This was followed by a huge procession around the temple by thousands of devotees from over 20 countries. The devotees offered their heartfelt devotion and gratitude through various offerings like 1008 milk pots and fire pots and performed various vedic cultural feats like lemon piercing, spear piercing through thd mouth, hanging the body on hooks, and many other such displays of vedic tradition.

Social services through the day in the form of free food (anna daan), blood donation camp, meditation program, temple rituals of puja, abhishekam, etc

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam Tiruvannamalai offered various social services through the day in the form of free food (anna daan) served to thousands of people, blood donation camp, meditation program, temple rituals of puja, abhishekam, etc.

The eventful day culminated with a powerful address to thousands by Paramahamsa Nithyananda on 'Victory of the Divine'

The eventful day culminated with a powerful address to thousands by Paramahamsa Nithyananda on 'Victory of the Divine'. This was then followed by individual darshan and blessings to one and all. The darshan was accompanied by Rudra homa to the beautiful chants of rudram by the kids of Nithyananda Gurukul.