Sri Amirthakadeswarar & Sri Abirami Devi Temple, Thirukadaiyur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Parents' 80th Celebration (Satha Abhishegam)
Sunday, July 30, 2006, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
We celebrated our father's 80th birthday at the Kaala Samhara Murthy (the Lord who stopped Yaman) Sannithi (veranda) of the Sri Amirthakadeswarar & Sri Abirami Devi Temple, Thirukadaiyur, Tamil Nadu, India. About 300 relatives and friends took part in the celebration.
The function itself spanned one evening prayer and a morning (next day) wedding. On Saturday, July 29, 2006 night there was a Pooja (prayer) for about one and half hour at the Lord's sannithi. Then on Sunday, July 30, 2006 morning there was a small wedding ceremony where my parents recommitted themselves to each other. We had excellent food, service, and a reasonably good accommodation at the town. The town itself is well developed for hosting ceremonies of this sort (50th, 60th, 75th, and 80th birthdays).
All those who attended were blessed by my parents and even many strangers requested that they be blessed. All those who attended the function left in a happy and thankful mood for having given an opportunity to be part of a rare and blessed event.
-- Thayumanasamy Somasundaram & Thayumanasamy Thiyagarajan