Special Events at the Temple

Special Events

Kalasa Puja & Chuttu Vilakku

Kalasa (Pot) made of brass or copper is filled with pure water, then presiding Deities of Kalasa are invoked. The Temple Thanthri sanctifies the water with Pranava Manthra, Moola Manthra etc and performs abhisheka inside the sanctum. This puja can be offered for the prosperity of the Family.

Chuttu vilakku or lighting oil lamps around the temple is a traditional offering to Lord Ayappa to overcome all difficulties, bring prosperity and peace to the individual and world at large.

Special Events

Adi Sankara Jayanti

A saint, philosopher, poet, commentator, rejuvenator and social reformer, all ruled into one. Born in Kerala about two millennia ago, at the Melpazhur Mana, he grew up into a spiritual leader. His teachings were rooted in the Upanishadic thoughts. He was the pioneer who perpetuated the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta and influenced the world so much so that India can be thought of as pre-Sankara and post-Sankara.

Adi Sankara Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Sankaracharya. Adi Sankara Jayanti celebrations include online competitions as well as a LIVE puja from the birth-room of Adi Sankara at Adi Sankara Nilayam. The puja will be followed by concluding blessing address by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission.

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Lakshmi Narayana Puja

The Lakshmi Narayana Yagna & Puja are offered for the spiritual and material prosperity of the donors. On this auspicious occasion, Bhagavan Sri Narayanan along with Sridevi & Bhudevi are invoked both in Vigraha & Agni. An elaborate Shodasopacara Puja is offered to the Lord of the Universe. Then Bhagavan is worshipped with Vishnu sahasranama, Bhagya sukta, Sri sukta, Ayushya sukta and Purusha sukta havans. The Puja and havan are followed by Mahaprasad Sadhya.

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Astanaga/ Nagayakshi Kalam Pattu

A ritual performed to bring properity to all human beings by appeasing the snake gods or Nagas, a representation of divinity, eternity, life and death, as well as time and timelessness. Astanaga/ Nagayakshi Kalam Patu is an exotic and spectacular ritual performance. The ritual begins with Ganapati Puja in the evening followed by Koora vitanam (decorating the temporarily constructed ‘Temple’ with a red cloth ). After this, Kalam ezhuthu starts. Sarpa kalam is drawn with herbal powders like, vaka podi, turmeric powder, rice powder etc to draw Astanagas and Nagayakshi Amma under a thatched hut (Pandal) and the pandal is decorated with lamps, nirapa, coconuts, betal leaf, arecanut etc.

The Astanagas are Anantha, Vasuki, Thakshaka, Karkodaka, Shankha, Gulika, Padma and Mahapadma. Once the drawing is completed, Kalam Puja and Muram Puja are performed.

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