After the first pujas of the day, Sri Sakthi Amma conducted a special yagam in front of the Swayambhu Temple with several of the temple priests.
Sri Sakthi Amma conducts the Yagam with the Temple priests
Devotees from all around the world came to participate in the celebrations
Shortly after this Beloved Amma arrived at the Yagashala and lit the lamp to commence the celebrations. As part of the celebrations a devotee was blessed with the opportunity to perform pada puja on Amma.
A devotee performs pada puja assisted by Rajima
Devotee decorates Beloved Amma's feet
Beloved Amma blesses the gathering
After the pada puja, all the devotees gathered in procession at Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School. The procession started at the school moving towards the Swayambhu Temple at the Sri Narayani Peedam.
Temple elephants Vaishnavi and Karpagam leads the procession
The procession consisted of the two temple elephants Vaishnavi and Karpagam leading the way, followed by several prominent Peedam staff members, the Chenda Melam from Kerala and the Peedam Nadaswaram, the priests chanting the Vedas, Smt. Jothi Ammal and the 10,008 devotees.
Peedam staff members and musicians follows
Priest carries the Kalasam
Smt. Jothi Ammal carries the kumkum in silver dish to Beloved Amma
Devotees in procession
Devotees from Singapore and around the world in the procession
Devotees chant as they move in the procession
On reaching the Swayambhu Temple, Beloved Amma performed the first kumkum abhishekam on the Swayambhu Amman in the Swayambhu Temple. After Amma, Smt. Jothi Ammal did the abhishekam followed by the thousands of devotees each taking a turn to perform the kumkum abhishekam on this auspicious day.
Sri Sakthi Amma performs the first abhishekam
Smt. Jothi Ammal performs the abhishekam
Devotees anxiously awaits their turn to do the kumkum abhishekam
By 8:00pm the celebrations came to close with Sri Sakthi Amma performing the last abhishekam, decorating the Swayambhu and doing the arathis.
Sri Sakthi Amma performs arathi
Devotees receive prasadam
Everyone who participated in the celebrations was served with a delicious hot meal and received prasadam.