Pureprayer extends warmest greetings for the occasion of Margasheershamaas.
Lakshmi Puja is a special celebratory occasion during Margasheershamaas. Every Thursday in the month is celebrated with Lakshmi Puja in India. Some regions celebrate this as a Vrat (observance with fast) for the entire month of Margashiram.
Pureprayer takes you on a SpiRitual Journey to Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi in Vishakhapatnam during the occasion of Margashira Lakshmi Puja.
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ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಮ್ ಕ್ಷೀರ ಸಮುದ್ರರಾಜ ತನಯಾಮ್ ಶ್ರೀರಂಗ ಧಾಮೇಶ್ವರೀಮ್|
ದಾಸೀಭೂತ ಸಮಸ್ತ ದೇವ ವನಿತಾಮ್ ಲೋಕೈಕ ದೀಪಾಂಕುರಾಂ||
ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ಮಂದ ಕಟಾಕ್ಷ ಲಬ್ಧವಿಭವ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮೇಂದ್ರ ಗಂಗಾಧರಾಮ್|
ತ್ವಾಮ್ ತ್ರೈಲೋಕ್ಯ ಕುಟುಂಬಿನೀಮ್ ಸರಸಿಜಾಮ್ ವಂದೇ ಮುಕುನ್ದ ಪ್ರಿಯಾಮ್||
लक्ष्मीम् क्षीर समुद्रराज तनयाम् श्रीरंग धामॆश्वरीम्|
दासीभूत समस्त देव वनिताम् लोकैक दीपांकुरॉम||
श्रीमन मन्द कटाक्ष लभ्द विभव ब्रह्मेन्द्र गंगाधराम्|
त्वाम त्रैलोक्य कुटुम्बिनीम् सरसिजाम् वन्दे मुकुन्द प्रियाम्||
LakshmIm kSHIra samudrarAja tanayAm SrIraMgadhAmESvarIm||
dAsIBUta samasta dEva vanitAm trailOkya dIpAMkurAM|
tvAM trailOkya kutuMbinIm sarasijAm vaMdE mukunda priyAm||
Where is Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple?
Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi situated near the shoreline of Bay of Bengal in the province of Burujupeta in Vishakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh in India. The temple is located about 4 km from Vishkapatnam Railway Junction and about 17 km from the city centre.
What is the legend of Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple?
During the Kaliyugam, a Brahmin who was undertaking Kashi Yatra reached the sea-shore of Vishakhapatnam. As it was the time for his afternoon rituals, he came near a well on the sea-shore to perform the rituals. As he finished, he heard a voice asking him to recover the image of Goddess Lakshmi that had been thrown into the well by miscreants. He however ignored the voice. When the voice repeated, he stated his inability to take up the task since he was on a spiritual journey to Kashi. Goddess angrily appeared immediately and took out Parigha (a weapon) in her left hand and was about to punish him.
The frightened Brahmin prayed to Lord Shiva, who appeared and cut of the left arm of the Goddess and saved the Brahmin. He asked the Brahmin to perform the consecration of the image of Lakshmi even if the arm was broken and assured him of Kashi Darshan once the installation and other Pujas were complete.
Brahmin complied with Lord Shiva’s order and reached Kashi in no time.
When was Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple built?
The history of Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple or the image has not been established clearly. It is believed that, it is a self-manifest image of Lakshmi. The image is believed to have been consecrated in modern times by Vishakhavarman, a king who founded the Vishakhapatnam fort. As the region was fought for by many kings a number of times, the temple has undergone a lot of changes.
In the year 1912, an effort was made to shift the temple that was in the middle of the street to a corner-place. As a consequence, a plague is believed to have broken out. This forced the people to reconstruct the temple back in its original place.
What is unique about Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple?
Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple is without a Vimana or tower above its sanctum sanctorum and open to sky. Many efforts to construct is believed to have failed. You can individually perform the Pujas like Abhishekam with milk, coconut water, curd, ghee and sugar to the image of Goddess Lakshmi. There are many types of Pujas to choose from.
What are the dates of Margasira Vratam in Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple?
The dates in 2019 are, 28th of November, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of December.
When can I visit Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple?
You can visit Kanaka Maha Lakshmi temple temple throughout the year. Shravanmaas, Ashvayujmaas and Margashiramaas are very special seasons for devotees visiting the temple. The festivities during these seasons can be very heartening. Women pray for Sumangali Bhagyam in this temple. Margasira Deeksha and Mandala Deeksha are the two of the popular offerings performed by women visiting the temple.
What are the nearby temples?
Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple situated on Simhachalam hills about 21 km from Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is a very ancient temple. The image of Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is believed to be very ancient. Cholas are believed to have built and renovated the temple during 9th Century CE.
Nookambika temple about 40 km from Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is an interesting place of visit. This is believed to be a temple built by Kakatiyas and was popular as Kakatamba during their reign.
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