Hari Om Mandir in Illinois installs Baba Balak Nath murti

The President of the Executive Board, Mr. Vipan Wadhera at Baba Balak Nath Murti Pran Pratishtha Ceremony (Credit: Asian Media USA)

Baba Balak Nath’s murti was installed at the Hari Om Mandir on Medinah, Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 10, with full devotion amidst Holy Mantras, Poojas and a Pran Pratishtha Ceremony.

Mantras, Poojas and Pran Pratishtha Ceremony was performed by Pandit Dinesh Kumar Ji on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami. Five Main Sponsor Families: Brij & Vijay Sharma, Dr. Anand & Aruna Lal, Dr. Chand, Naveen & Anshu Paul, Dr. Arun & Sushma Verma performed all the rituals and the Murti was formally unveiled to occupy its Holy Space in the Shiv Durbar area. (Credit: Asian Media USA)

Baba Balak Nath is the reincarnation of Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, who was told that he would always remain a 12-year-old boy.

The Kids of Hari Om Hindi Class sang Saraswati Vandana and offered flowers to the Goddess of Learning, Knowledge & Wisdom (Credit: Asian Media USA)

Those present at the ceremony were Pandit Dinesh Kumar and the five main sponsor families; Brij and Vijay Sharma, Dr. Anand and Aruna Lal, Dr. Chand, Naveen and Anshu Paul, and Dr. Arun and Sushma Verma.

Participants on Baba Balak Nath Murti Pran Pratishtha Ceremony (Credit: Asian Media USA)

Also, the festival of Basant Panchami was celebrated in full spirit with a special Preeti Bhoj that consisted of all yellow food items and Baba Balak Nath’s special Prasad “Rot” was distributed.

The Guardian of the Temple, Mr. Ayodhia Salwan (Credit: Asian Media USA)


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