As mentioned above, we encourage everyone to perform milk abhishekam with their own hands during the program. It’s hard to predict when the abhishekam will be done, but it usually takes place some time between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Many may wonder, What actually happens when we pour the milk? How can it help me? According to the divine sages of ancient India, pouring milk on an energized murti has the power to remove the impurities from the physical, mental/emotional and subtle bodies.
As you wash the deities, you are also being washed of any planetary doshas, limitations, and karmic hindrances. In our Temple, Lord Siva exists in the form of “Sri Nilakantha Prana Lingeswara,” and he is made of lapis lazuli, a beautiful blue stone associated with Saturn; thus, performing milk abhishekam on a Saturday to such a Siva Lingam will be tremendously powerful in removing any ill effects from Lord Sanaiswara. The more we wash away these karmic impurities, the more we will experience inner peace, radiant health, and true spiritual joy. So it is a tremendous blessing to have this chance, which is rarely given in any traditional Hindu temple.