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Synonyms for anointing

the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

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John loved Kai and the Guru called it abhisheka. Initiation was not some initial hoop you had to jump through.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.05 River Falcon, 2.35 City Of Tribes, 3.05 Abhisheka, 3.40 Aqmaar (nap), 4.10 Campo Bueno, 4.40 Starlight Girl, 5.15 Jaasoos.
BETTING: 9-4 Abhisheka, 7-2 Maroussies Wings, 5-1 Mango Mischief, 7-1 Wannabe Posh, 8-1 Green Room, Cresta Gold, 10-1 Trick Or Treat.
Godolphin have their first runners of the season and will definitely be looking for a good start from Abhisheka. But there are rumours that the horses are behind in their work and with several suffering a virus recently, it's impossible to back the blue colours until we have seen concrete evidence of the stable being in form.
Godolphin's upturn in fortunes has been well documented, and with Royal Ascot just around the corner they could get another timely boost from Abhisheka in the York And County Press Fillies' Handicap at York.
Dettori kicks off with Abhisheka in the opening Constant Securities Fillies Handicap and can follow up with King Harson.
York tomorrow looks easier to crack than Salisbury and, while neither Abhisheka nor Prince Namid will start a massive price, both are rock solid.
Tanaka points out that the wealthy sponsor of the abhisheka is himself transformed and purified by the very ritual for which he serves both as patron and, according to the sastras, as sacrificial "victim."
WHENEVER a movie featuring a south superstar releases, their fans waste thousands of litres of milk ( ksheera abhisheka ) on their huge cut- out posters put up in front of the theatres as a mark of respect and to invoke the blessings of God.
Local statues of Mahavira are given a ceremonial bath called the 'abhisheka'.
Although the third verse of the Maitreyasamitinataka mentions Maitreya's ordination (abhisheka) by the Buddha Shakyamuni and his residence in Tushita heaven, (16) this is a legendary record, because Maitreya was never believed to have been a contemporary of the historical Shakyamuni.
Frankie Dettori, out of luck in the Italian Oaks yesterday (see page 24), bids for an 'Oaks' of a different kind on Abhisheka, who already has decent form on easy going.
WARWICK: 6.45 Adobe, 7.15 Far Gone, 7.45 Swift Princess, 8.15 Doctor's Cave, 8.45 Abhisheka, 9.15 Moonshine Creek.
I INTEND to oppose all of the Godolphin runners today which includes the highly progressive Abhisheka, but these end of season races often throw up quite a few funny results.
Abhisheka, who is a half-sister to Derby winner Lammtarra, is fancied to follow up on her recent win at Nottingham in the Constant Security Fillies' Handicap over ten furlongs.