Poorna Kumbhamela

santhigiriashramThe ‘Poorna Kumbhamela’ commemorates the day of the Guru’s spiritual attainment, falling on the 4th of the Malayalam month of ‘Kanni’ (September). The highlight of the celebrations is a colorful procession by devotees, carrying ceremonial parasols and decorated ‘kumbhams’ (earthen pots filled with holy water – theertham), around the Ashram. Taking the ‘kumbham’ for 12 successive times helps to remove the ‘karmadoshas’ (karmic errors) of the self and the family.