This year's Murugan Abhishekam was held on the 12th of January, with an attendance of about 25.
In addition to the Abhishekam, a Navagraha (nine celestial bodies) homam was done.
During the "dressing" of Murugan, the group sang bhajans.
The Muthu Chockalingam family donated a beautiful silver Vel to the temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan.
Panchamirtham (or a "five food mixture" often used in Hindu worship), was made right at the temple by the group, and used in the Abhishekam. A typical mixture in Tamil Nadu can be honey, kalkandu (crystalline sugar), jackfruit, dates, and bananas.
For lunch, CNS had prepared three special prasadams, which was taken along with the temple prasadam.
Thank you to all who attended!
Pillaiyar Nonbu Function
Greetings for 2017!
Change of committee
Every two years the "baton is passed" to a new committee at the Pillaiyar Nonbu function.
President Subi, and the new committee would like to thank Chinnameyyappan and his committee for a job well done over the last two years.
Subi and the new committee hope to continue this effort, as well as to make further improvements.
So please welcome the new committee, with
- Subi Subramanian as President,
- Ganesh Annamalai as Secretary and Editor,
- Arunachalam Somasundaram as Treasurer,
- Subathra Ganesh and Gayathri Ramanathan on the Social Committee,
- Valli Kannappan and Uma Alagappan on the Education Committee,
- Vasantha Valliappan as the NSNA Rep,
- Arun Chinnameyyappan and Hari Raghavan on the Youth Committee, and
- Sathappa Annamalai as Bhajan Co-ordinator.
Function & Yelam
Pillaiyar Nonbu usually occurs in December, however this time, the date fell in the month of January.
The function was well attended, with some new families welcomed. In all, around 130 people were present.
After taking of ellais, the Yelam was conducted by our own "V Pal", with generous participation from the audience.
The Annual General Body meeting took place following the Yelam. Palam gave the final treasury report, which was accepted by all.
For dinner, scrumptious traditional dishes were served. A "thank you" to the ladies!
We wish to thank the event organizers, Chinna Meyyappan & Sala, and Ramanathan and Geetha families, who did a fine job.
V Pal & Chittu, and Raj & Vasantha families have volunteered to organize the next Pillaiyar Nonbu.