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Priests and People Pray for Rain

on 2000/12/5 8:49:02 ( 1676 reads )

Source: Nai Duniya [Hindi], November 28, 2000

INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH: From November 13 to 23, massive ceremonies were heldd in Tarana area to alleviate a drought. Eleven brahmins brought from Ujjain did 121 ceremonial bathings of Lord Siva at the local Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Temple. They also did 121 rudrabhishekas in praise of Lord Siva, as well as chanted the famed Mahamrityunjaya mantra to Siva 250,001 times. Revenue officials helped organize the chanting of "Om Namah Sivaya" more than 100 million times by priests of five hundred temples, as well as people of the villages and cities. People also sang bhajana every night. One 12-year-old boy did Om Nama Sivaya 70,000 times in two days. In another instance, local Muslims participated in the chanting.

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