Mangalore, Oct 20, 2012: The Brahmakalashotsava of Kudroli Shri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple was held on Oct 20, Saturday. Around 200 priests from the Billawa community, under the leadership of Shivagiri Matadipathi Brahmashree Prakashananda Swamiji and Lakshman Shanthi, chief priest of Kudroli Temple, conducted the rituals.
The kala prathoshtapana was held on the night of Oct 19, Friday, and the Pradanana Homa began at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday followed by the Kalashotsava rituals at 8:00 a.m.
The Brahmakalashotsava was held at 1:30 p.m. in the presence of the temple authorities, former union minister Janardhan Poojary, and a large number of devotees.
This was followed by a mahapuja to Lord Shiva and Goddess Annapoorneshwari, after which the Maha Annasantharpane was held. A large number of devotees took part in these rituals.