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  KOLHAPUR - MAHALAKSHMI MANDIR

PUJAS AND MYSTIVALS:

The regular worship is offered five times a day as it is the practice in Maharastra. Attendance at three sessions a day for a period of six fortnights confers great merit says the priest. The first puja starts at 5 a.m. with the Suprabatham-awakening ritual. Then begins abhisheka bathing the icon in milk etc., followed by decoration with sandal paste, garlands shimmering robes and dazzling jewels. Prayers in songs and chants are offered. The second session called Shodasopachara puja begins at 8 a.m. It is quite elaborate and upacharas are many like avahana, padya, arghya, achamana, snana, alankarana, dhupa dhiparadhana, arati, naivedya, dakshina and parikramana. The third puja being very important and some more rituals are added. It is offered to the accompaniment of band music played in the nagarkana. The evening puja is call Panchopachai and the last one reaches the finale with Shejaarati, when the Mother is put to sleep with fine songs. Along with these daily ritualistic pujas, there are some others like Palkhi seva and Rathotsav celebrated with grand fervor.

It lies in the heart of the city accessible by all kinds of vehicles.

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