Worship of the deities during Patosav 2016
Patotsav is the day that commemorates the consecration of deities and re-invoking of God in the deities in the temple. This occasion at Shri Hari Mandir is celebrated every year on the anniversary of the day the temple was inaugurated on February 1, 2006 (Read more on the 14-day Shri Hari Mandir inauguration celebrations – Mandir Mahotsav)
The Lord is adorned with new costumes, offered special food, along with bathing of the deities with saffron water, worship and Abhishek of all the deities amongst the recitation of Vedas, divine sounds of conches, bells and drums.
In addition, religious discourses, scholarly lectures, a Yagya of nine altars (Nav kundi Yagya) dedicated to one of the deities in the temple, free medical camps, Annakut (offering of a variety of foods), Sandipani Gaurav Awards and cultural programmes including music, dance and drama make it a memorable three to seven-day experience for all attending. Devotees from across the globe participate in this celebration.
Cultural programme during Patotsav 2018
Lecture by our former Rishikumar, Bharatbhai Shilu during Patotsav 2016