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Shirdi Sai Mandir in Camberwell celebrates the arrival of Anjaniputra Hanuman
With over 600 devotees chanting “Ram Chandra Bhagavan ki Jai”, “Sita Maata ki Jai”, “Pavan Putra Hanuman ki Jai”, the local Shirdi Sai Mandir in Camberwell hosted a four-day ceremony to consecrate the new Lord Hanuman statue in a grand way.
Shirdi Sai Mandir Camberwell.Indian Link
Between Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 May, a series of rituals, including Prana Pratistha Shubharambh, Hanuman Katha, Shobha Yatra, Snapan, Havan, Murti Pran Pratistha, Purnahuti, Bhajan, Maha Aarti were held, culminating in the final event of Nav Kundi Hanuman Maha Yagya.
The auspicious ceremony began with Hanumaji Katha Pothi Pooja, conducted by a well versed kathakar, Sri Acharya Mukeshbhai Shastri from India. The katha was held every day in the evening for four days with the poornahuthi on the final day.
Shirdi Sai Mandir Camberwell.Indian Link
On the Saturday morning, a Prana Pratistha Shubharambh was held to welcome the deity. The Hanuman statue was taken on procession around the temple before being immersed in water and brought into the main temple. Throughout this ritual, mantras were chanted under the able guidance of Acharya Sri Mukesh Shastri, Sri G.C. Vidyashankar, Sri Mohan and Sri Raj, the temple priests.
In the temple, the pujas were performed as per the shastras, followed by the Yagya and the Pran Pratistha of Hanuman, before the statue was named as “Anjaniputra Hanuman”.
Several devotees said that they were mesmerised with the beauty and intricate detail of Pavan Puta Hanuman.
Shirdi Sai Mandir Camberwell.Indian Link
Throughout the events, the energy and joy of the believers was infectious. Devotees were thrilled to stand witness and take part in such a rare occasion. Several devotees commented that they had never had such an experience and felt blessed to witness this “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
The program concluded with honouring the priests and sponsors with recognition of their efforts. Board members of Shirdi Sai Sansthan Melbourne thanked all the hardworking volunteers and all the devotees who participated in a large number for making this event a grand success.

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