2022 CHITRA PARUVAM KAVADY FESTIVAL
Our Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple will be observing its annual Chitra Paruvam Kavady festival commencing with Flag hoisting on 07 April 2022 @ 18h00, daily obeyums and the main day prayer on 16 April 2022.
The daily prayer will commence with a hawaan, abeshegum of our Lord Muruga, offering of neivedium (food), offering of the deepams (lamps), upacharas and conclusion with mangalum. Supper will be served.
Devotees are welcome to attend the daily prayer at the temple which commences at
- 18h00 weekdays,
- 16h00 on Saturdays and
- 10h00 on Sundays.
We will also be live streaming the daily prayer on our zoom and facebook media daily.
Devotees wishing to sponsor any of the daily obeyums are requested to contact the temple Chairman, Mr Maganathan Padayachee to discuss available days for sponsorship. All donations to offset the cost of this festival are welcome and can be deposited into the temple bank account.
All devotees wishing to carry kavadies/paal kodums are encouraged to book early on our online booking system as per link
Devotees will not be allowed to carry kavadies on the Flag hoisting day, BUT will be allowed to carry from the day after Flag hoisting till the Main day prayer.
Bookings are essential and on a first come basis as we will be restricting numbers on a daily basis due to the covid safety protocols.
Further communication will be sent out in due course regarding the Main day preparations.
Please note all our above mentions processes and procedures are subject to covid restrictions that may be in force at the time of the kavady festival.
Vetri Vel Muruga
Devotees wishing to make donations in cash to offset the cost of this prayer festival can do so via electronic transfer into our temple bank account as listed below.
Devotees wishing to sponsor the daily obeyums over the 10 day Kavady festival are encouraged to contact our Chairman, Mags Padayachee on +27 71 609 0620.
Donations in kind can be dropped off with Guru at the temple during the day.
Our temple is in need of:
- Rice and
- Oil (both cooking and lamp oil).
These items will be used during the kavady festival and surplus items will be used on our monthly annadhanum project.
The Kavady prayers will be live streamed via Zoom for devotees. The temple committee will constantly monitor the situation and should there be any change, the devotees will be informed via whatsapp notification and our website.
The donations we receive during our Thai Poosam kavady is crucial to fund the ongoing costs of the staff and maintenance in the temple.
Devotees are humbly requested to contribute to the temple if you are able to and this will be greatly appreciated.
Account Name – Melrose Siva Subramaniar Temple Trust NPC
Bank – Standard Bank
Branch – Alberton
Account no. – 201975483
Reference – TPK2022
Lastly, the coronavirus is our invisible enemy and is not yet over. We all need to play our part in this world to reduce the spread of this pandemic.
Remember to wear your face mask correctly, sanitise your hands frequently and minimise socialising. Keep safe.
On behalf of The Johannesburg Melrose Shree Siva Subramaniar Temple Board of Trustees, Executive and Resident Priest.