Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Katyayani Baneshwar Aversa - Kaul pooja


Sri Katyayani Baneshwar is one of the Kuladevata of the Kshatriya Komarpanths.

As per the Hindu Calender (Panchang), today is the Ashwin Shukla Poornima (Full Moon Day of Ashwija, also known as Kojagiri Poornima).

At the temple of Sri Katyayani Baneshwar in Aversa, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, after the mid day pooja, on this full moon day “MAHA SANTHARPANE” (mass feeding of Prasada Bhojan) is undertaken.

In the evening the silver Pallaki Utsav is celebrated.

Sri Devi seated in silver Palanquin is taken in procession to the platform at the base of Peepal tree near the Shrine of Sri Kalabhairava and pooja is offered to HER there.

Then in procession, Sri Devi is taken back to the temple, pooja offered there and prasada distributed.

On the next morning, i.e. the first day of Krishna Paksha (Ashwija Vadhya Pratipada day) at around Ten O’clock, the sarees and clothes offered to Sri Devi and Sree Baneshwara are auctioned in public.

Special pooja is performed that night, and “KAULA PRASAD” is distributed in an orderly manner in front of Sri Baneshwar Shrine.

To partake in the Blessings of the Kuladevata, Kulaavi people from Karwar, Ankola, Sirsi, Kumta, Goa, Mangalore, Udupi, Shimoga and Mumbai visit the temple on this day.

Jai Katyayani Baneshwar ! 🙏🙏

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