Vasavi Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple



By Madhavi Akarapu

PEARLAND: The Vasavi (Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari) Agni Pravesam at Sri Meenakshi Temple was conducted collaboratively by the Vasavi group of Houston and Sri Meenakshi temple on Sunday, Jan 29. The Vasavi Agni Pravesam event was attended by more than 150 Devotees. It started at 9:00am in the morning with Ganesh Pooja, Homam & Vasavi Maatha Abhishekam and then followed by Maha Prasadam. On this auspicious occasion, all Devotees remember their respective elders who did Atma Ahuthi along with Ammavaru. The priests, Sri Pawan Kumar and Sri Sriman Narayana Charyalu made the event memorable to the attendees by their authentic puja and the beautiful “alankaram” for the goddess. As the accompanying picture shows, the sight of Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari in her full splendor was a visual delight to the attendees. In the end, the organizers of the event thanked administrators of Sri Meenakshi Temple, sponsors, donors and all volunteers who helped with the event.





Madhavi and Ramesh Akarapu organized this event as their family is coordinating all year long activities with the strong support and excellent participation from the community across greater Houston. The group regularly meets the last Sunday of every month to perform Bhajans and Pooja for Ammavaru at temple and also for many other social/cultural activities. As part of the Corner Temple Renovation Project, the Temple board is planning to expand the available space in the mandapam to accommodate the steady increase of attendees for the monthly event. Chairman thanked the priests, staff and the event coordinators Madhavi Akarapu, Aruna Gubba, Chandrakala Gupta and Sheila Sriram.