13 December 2008

Cow Puja at Sri Nannagaru Ashram


As is his custom Sri Nannagaru, who hails from Jinnuru, Andhra Pradesh, visits Tiruvannamalai each year to celebrate Arunachala Deepam. Hundreds of his Andhra devotees follow him to Tiruvannamalai and while staying at his Ashram, organize various pujas and functions to be held the Deepam week. This visit Sri Nannagaru arrived at Tiruvannamalai December 10th and will be leaving in the morning of December 15th.


The below sequence of photographs are from a very nice cow puja celebrated yesterday at Sri Nannagaru Ashram.






The puja was particularly interesting for me as I count dear Iswari -- the grey and white cow -- as an old chum as I used to daily feed and pet her while she was a calf. Now she herself has her own beautiful calves.












And in the below photograph Sri Nannagaru surrounded by some of his Andhra devotees, look to Arunachala.


The view of Arunachala from Sri Nannagaru Ashram.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

COW DOES'T KNOW WHAT IS POOJA!


SWAYAM JYOTHI ALWAYS GIVIG BLISS!

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Yes I agree - the cow was completely confused by it all. But on the other hand she and the calf got some very nice treats afterwards.

Anonymous said...

MANY SADHUS AND BEGGEARS ARE SLEEPING ON THE STREET.WHO WILL DO POOJA FOR THEM?FESTIVAL EXPENCE CAN LEAVE THEIR POVERTY !!

Divya said...

Nannagaru looks like such a peaceful and sincere person, though I know from your experience that he can be quite strong on occasion, too!