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Kshetravisheshangal


Monthly Repeating Events
Thiruvathira
Aayilayam pooja
Amavasi


Events Repeating every 15 days
Pradosham



 

Mahashivarathri

Major event of this temple is the Mahashivarathri celebrations. Celebrations begin from 5 days prior to Mahashivarathri day. Temple art forms like Patakam, Chakyar Koothu, Kathakali, etc. with other popular programmes are conducted during the festival.

In temple, special poojaas and abhishekams are performed during the festival. On shivarathri, Ardha Rathri pooja is conducted at midnight with special abhishekam & Nivedyam.

At Theerthakkara, where Ganga theertham flows through the “Thirukulambu”, thousands of devotees perform pithru tharppanam during shivarathri under the guidance of temple priests.

Thilahavanam & Pithru Namaskaaram are performed at temple on the Amavasi day following Shivarathri.
 

Kalashavarshikam

Every year on Makayiram star in “Medam”, Kalasham is conducted by temple Thanthri, Manayathattu Illathu Anil Divakaran Namboothiri. On Thiruvathira Rudrapooja & Rudrabhishekam is conducted. 
 

Karkkidakavavu

This is the second largest important day of this temple after Mahashivarathri. Due to the presence of Gangatheertham at Theerthakkara of this temple, thousands of devotees perform Pithru Tharppanam during karkkidaka vavu.

At temple, Thilahavanam & Pithru namaskaram is conducted.
 

Vinayaka Chathurthi

On Vinayaka Chathurthi day, Ashtadravya Maha Ganapathi Homam is performed at the temple. 251 cocunuts are used. Special poojas are performed for Ganapathi. Evening there is special Deeparadhana for Ganapathi.
 

Navarathri

Saraswathi Mandapam arranged at Gaurishankaram Kalyana mandapam is the venue for Navarathri celebrations. Saraswatha Ghritham is given from day 1 to the students who assemble at the mandapam and then Saraswathi vandanam is performed under the guidance of priest.

On Durgashtami day evening, books are submitted at the mandapam for pooja and 5 poojas are carried out till Vijayadashami day morning. On Vijaya Dashami day, blessed books are given back to devotees and Vidyarajagopala Samooha Archana is conducted for students. 
 

Mandala Aacharanam

Mandalam(41 days from Vrishchikam 1), is observed at this temple with lot of special poojas & other ceremonies. There will be total 5 poojas during this season. Navakabhishekam is also conducted daily. Apart from this, Sreerudra dhaara, sahasra nama archana, Special deeparadhana, Chuttuvilakku etc. are conducted till Makara vilakku.
 

Ashtami Darshanam

On Vaikkathu Ashtami, which comes in the month of Vrishchikam, special deeparadhana is performed in the morning time 5:30. Lot of devotees assemble to have Ashtami Darshanam.
 

Srimad Bhagavatha Sapthaham

Every year, Srimad Bhagavatha Sapthaha yajnam is conducted in the month of Vishchikam/Dhanu. It is arranged in such a way that yajnam is completed on the previous day of Thiruvathira festival in Dhanu month. Lot of Bhagavatha scholars led this yajnam during past years including the prominent ones as given below:

Bhagavatha Hamsam Brahmashree Malliyoor Shankaran Namboothiri

Bhagavatha Kokilam Brahmashree Venmony Krishnan Namboothiri

Brahmashree K.P.Kehsvan Namboothiri

Brahmashree Elankunnappuzha Damodara Sharma

Brahmashree K.K.Elayathu

Brahmashree Eraliyoor Arunan Namboothirippad

Brahmashree Madassery Neelakantan Namboothiri

Paithrukaratnam Brahmashree Dr.K.Unnikrishnan Namboothiri 
 

Laksharchana

Vedasaara Shiva Sahasranama Laksharchana is conducted every year on Thiruvathira star of Dhanu month as part of Thiruvathira festival.

Monthly Repeating Events
 

Thiruvathira

Every month on Thiruvathira day, 5 poojas with Navakam, & Panchagavyam is conducted. Sreerudra dhaara is also performed. Special Nivedyam is “Pizhinju Paayasam”
 

Aayilayam pooja

On Ayilyam star of every month, special pooja and Noorum Paalum is conducted at Sarppakkavu. Ayilyam in Kanni month and Pathamudayam (Medam 10) are important.
 

Amavasi

On amavasi day hundreds of people perform pithru tharppanam at Theerthakkara at north side of this temple. Kashi theertham flowing through the Thirukulambu at Theerthakkara is used for pithru tharppanam. Thulam, Makaram, Kumbham & Karrkkidakam amavasi are important. During Karkkidakavavu & Kumbha vavu(after shivarathri) thousands of people perform pithru tharppanam at this holy place – Kashi in Kerala.

On every Amavasi, Thilahavanam & Pithru namaskaaram is conducted at temple.

Events Repeating every 15 days
 

Pradosham

PRADOSHAM is an optional fast to propitiate the god Siva. It falls on the evening of the 12th or 13th lunar day(THRAYODASHI), when special Pujas are offered to Siva in this temple which will be illuminated for the occasion.

Special offerings done on this day at this temple are Ashtabhishekam & Pradoshapooja with Deeparadhana. 

The devotees who observe the fast bathe and worship the god early in the morning and keep fasting till the evening when they take a second bath and attend the temple smearing their body with ashes. They circumambulate the temple reciting prayers to Siva till the Puja is over which will be behalf-past 7or 8 p.m. They give tender coconuts as offerings . The priest will return these, to their owners who break their fast by opening them and drinking the water in them. They leave the temple taking along with them rice offered to the lord Shiva. The Vilva or Koovala flowers sacred to Siva is the chief article of Puja to Siva.

Events repeating in Every week

Monday – Special Umamaheshwara pooja

Saturday – Shanidosha nivarana pooja

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