5,000 Attend Hindu Temple Consecration in Illinois

June 2, 2003

Source: Suburban Chicago Newspapers


On June 2, 2003 Suburban Chicago Newspapers reported that a "Water that had been blessed was sprinkled from a helicopter onto the estimated 5,000 people from across the nation gathered in Aurora Sunday for the Maha Samprokshanam. It was the final ceremony in the five-day event [was held to renew] the consecration of the Hindu Temple in Aurora... Priests and musicians from India were flown in for Maha Samproksham/Maha Kumbhabhishekam, a series of religious ceremonies that are performed every 12 years to reinstate the Sannidhyam (divine power and attributes) of the deities in the temple."