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POOJAS FOR LORD KAMALA SIDDHI VINAYAKA, PANCHAMUKHA HERAMBA GANAPATHY

It is customary to begin with a pooja to Lord Vigneswara whenever a new beginning is made. Special Abhishekams and poojas are performed for Pancha Mukha Heramaba Ganapathy, Kamala Siddhi Vinayakar on every Chaturti part from Vinayaka Chaturti and on all important festivals. Modakam, Arukampul, Erukan flower, coconuts, milk are offered.

POOJAS FOR GODDESS PRATHANKIRA DEVI

Apart from the Prathyankira Sarabha Sulini Homam which is performed everyday, special abishekam is performed every month to Goddess Pratankira Devi on New Moon days. Poojas, Abhishekams on Fridays of the Tamil months of Aadi & Thai, Adi puram festival, Navarathri and Deepavali. Lemon and red coloured flowers are offered apart from the Kunkuma abhishekam which is special.

POOJAS FOR LORD VEERA SARABESWARA

Prathyankira Sarabha Soolini Homam is conducted every Sunday during Raghu Kala as a panacea for all the evils in this world. This is followed by a special Abhishekam to Lord Veera Sarabeswara. Besides this, special Abhishekams and Alankarams are performed for Lord Veera Sarabeswara on every Pradosham day. Anna Abhishekam is also performed on the New moon in the Tamil month of Aippasi.

POOJAS FOR GODDESS MATHA BHUVANESHWARI

Special Abhishekams and Alankarams are performed for Matha Bhuvaneshwarion Chithra Pournami, Fridays of the Tamil months of Aadi & Thai, Sundays of the Tamil month Avani, Adi puram festival, every month on the full moon day, Navarathri and Deepavali.

POOJAS FOR LORD SKANDA

Special Abhishekams and poojas are performed for Sri Swaminatha Swami during Karthikai of every month, besides Panguni Uthiram, Skanda Shashti and Vaikasi Vishakam. Kartigai Deepam is celebrated with pomp and geity and lamps are lit.

POOJAS FOR LORD SHIVA

Shiva is supposed to be Abhishekapriya or the one who is fond of different types of abhishekams performed on him. Mahasivarathri is celebrated grandly with special abhishekams, pujas for the four kalams apart from the pradosham which falls twice in a month. Lord Shiva is offered with Vilvam leaves which is so dear to Him.

POOJAS FOR LORD SANISWARA

Special Poojas, abhishekams on Saturdays along with lamps lit with ginginly oil and seed are performed. Apart from this abhishekam is performed on the transit of Sani from one planetary position to another.

POOJAS FOR LORD PANCHAMUKHA HANUMAN

Poojas for Panchamukha Hanuman on Thursdays, Saturdays, Hanumath Jayanthi are done.  Lamps lit with Ghee are offered along with Tulasi malai, Vadai Malai, betal nut mamail, Sindhuram and Butter.

POOJAS FOR LORD IYYAPAN

On every month of the tamil star Uttiram his birth star special abhishekams are performed. On the Tamil month of Kartigai special nei or ghee abishekam to the deity is performed. On Makara Jothi special abishekam is performed.

POOJAS FOR ASTA DASA BHUJA DURGA PARAMESWARI

Garlands made up of lemon, arali flowers, Lemon Lamps lit with ghee or oil are offered on the raghu kalams on Tuesdays and Fridays (3 –4.30 pm and 10.30 –12.00) apart from special abishekams. Poojas are also performed on Tuesdays and Fridays of the Tamil months of Aadi & Thai, Adi puram festival, Navarathri and Deepavali.

POOJAS FOR LORD DATTATREYA

Lord Dattatreya is considered as the Adi Guru and hence special poojas, abhishekams on Guru Varam i.e., Thursdays are performed apart from the Datta Jayanthi festival and during chaturmasya.

POOJAS FOR SADGURU SHANTANADA SWAMIGAL

Guru is the giver of light and special poojas are performed everyday apart from Thursdays, jayanthi and aradana of Sadguru Shri Shantananda swamigal and during chaturmasya.

PRATHYANKIRA SARABHA SOOLINI KOTI HOMAM

An important activity at the temple is the daily conduct of Prathyankira Sarabha Soolini Koti Homam. The Homam with the moolamantras of the presiding deities of the Ashram is conducted every day as per Sathguru Srimad Shanthananda Swamigal’s directions and in strict adherence to the vedic canons. This Homam is conducted for the welfare of the country and for the benefit of mankind.

DURGA SAPTHA SATHI PARAYANAM

700 slokas constituting the Durga Saptha Sathi in praise of Goddess Chandi Durga (who is the personification of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvathi) are recited at the temple every day.

AAVARANA POOJA

Nava varna Pooja is performed for the Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru on Krishna paksha / sukla paksha Panchami, Astami, Navami, Cahturdasi, New moon and Full moon days to bestow prosperity.

GURU PAADUKA POOJA

The temple enables devotees to perform Guru Paaduka Pooja invoking the divine grace of Lord Dattatreya, Sri Judge Swamigal, Sri Swayamprakasha Swamigal and Sri Shanthananda Swamigal during Chaaturmasya (from July to September).

HOMAM FOR WORLD PEACE

On every January 1st the New Year special Homam for world peace and welfare of the people is being conducted.

DAILY ANNADHANAM

Daily Annadhanam is been conducted on a large scale. And on special occasion Maha Chandi homam is conducted.

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