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Rudrabhishekam, Palabhishekam, Panchamritabhishekam, Pacchakarpurbhishekam
Abhishekam Details
Morning: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 10: 30am
Evening: 5:30 pm everyday
Fridays: 4:30 onwards

Abhishekams are performed to Lord Kalahasteeswara and Goddess Gnana Prasunambika four times a day.
The Abhishekam: A ritual and part of daily prayers, Abhishekams (bathing the Lingam) are performed to Lord Kalahasteesvara. The Abhishekam is done with Panchakarpura (camphor mixed with water, honey, milk, camphor and Panchamruta) along with chanting of the mantra, which signifies the act cleansing and singing melodious hymns of praises to the Lord. However, the main Lingam is not touched by any human hands and all the prayers and Panchkarpura Abhisheka are offered to the bronze idol called as Utsavamurty.

Pilgrims who visit the temple can participate in the Abhishekam that are performed by priests belonging to Bhardwaja Gotra of Apsthmaba Sutra who take up the approved Diksha, a religious initiation, in the temple. During the Abhishekam, flowers, sandal paste and scared threads are offered to the lord.
 

Kinds of Abhishekams

 
Rudrabhishekam
A different kind of Abhishekam, it is a prayer that involves bathing the Lord Shiva with milk and camphor, while chanting mantras for purification. Devotees can take part into this by paying Rs 100. After the Abhishekam, the devotees are presented with trithprasadam.
Palabhishekam
A different kind of Abhishekam, it is a prayer that involves bathing the Lord with milk and camphor, while chanting mantras for purification. Devotees can take part into this by paying Rs 100. After the Abhishekam, the devotees are presented with trithprasadam.
Panchamritabhishekam
This is yet another significant Abhishekam which offered to Lord Kalahasteeswara and his consort Gnana Prasunambika. Devotees need to pay Rs 300 to be a part of the Abhishekam.
Bahumanam: Pulihora, panchamritam, tirtha prasadam
Pacchakarpurbhishekam
This is the only and most important kind of Abhishekam performed to the untouched and pristine lingam. The pilgrims can pay Rs 100 and participate in the Abhishekams scheduled.
Saniswarabhishekam

The Abhishekam is performed to the Lord Saniswarabhishekam, who is placed in the Lord Kalahaasteeswara Temple. Pilgrims can take part by paying Rs 150 and be blessed by the Lord.

Prasadam Available inside Temple
The Following are the details of free distribution of Prasadams to the Pligrims.
Dadojanam Morning (after Suprabatam)  
Uppu Pongali Morning to Afternoon  
Belam Pongali Evening & Continues  
 
Following are the Sale Prasadams.
Laddu Prasadam 100 Grms Rs. 5-00 each
Vada Prasadam 75 Grms Rs. 5-00 each
Pulihora 175 Grms. Rs. 5-00 each
Jelabi Prasadam 200 Grms Rs. 10-00 each
Belam Pongali 175 Grms Rs. 4-00 each
Maha Nivadana Laddu 400 Grms Rs. 50-00 each
800 Grms Rs. 100-00 each
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