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Wax statue to keep mother’s memory alive! Bengalurean’s tribute

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Bengaluru: All these days we have been hearing of wax statues of celebrities. Here is a man who has got a wax statue of his mother done, on her first death anniversary on August 29, to keep her memory alive.

Priests bless Thali Chandraiah Venkatesh, during the first death anniversary of his mother Manorama, in Bengaluru. Photo by Subhash Urs

Thali Chandraiah Venkatesh performed the vaikunta samaradhane of his mother Manorama at Guru Narasimha Kalyana Mandira, Dakshina Kannada Koota Brahmana Mitra Mandali, opposite Ramakrishna Mutt, Bull temple road in the city.

Venkatesh who works in a private firm performed the ceremony, with the life-size statue of his mother in a sitting posture, kept along with her photos and the portraits of gods and goddesses.

Priests render sloka alongside the wax statue of Manorama. Photo by Subhash Urs.

The deft hands of renowned temple architect and sculptor K Sridhar Murthy is behind the statue.

A documentary on Manorama being screened during the vaikunta samaradhane. Photo by Subhash Urs

A 20-minute documentary was screened on a LED screen erected in the backdrop of the stage. Noted artiste Aparna has lent her voice to the documentary that is scripted by Purushotham Kanagal and music by Palani Senapathy.

A total of 1008 priests from popular shrines lije Tirupati and Varanasi rendered slokas from Upanishads, rudram, chamakam and mantra pushpam.

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