In the morning, the Poojakan first awakens the deity, opens the door, lights the lamps, and performs Abhishekam, Malar Nivedyam, Usha Nivedyam, morning Pooja, Pantheeradi Pooja (when the shadow lengthens to 12 steps), Noon Pooja, Sreebali along with any of the Poojas, Pradosha Pooja (evening Pooja, if normally practiced in that temple), Athaazha (night meals) Pooja, Athaazha Sreebali and Thruppuka. See the fee details of poojas below.
RUDRABHISHEKAM – Rs. 30000/-
UDAYASTHAMANA POOJA – Rs. 25000/-
PRASADA OOTTU- Rs. 25000/-
MAHA GANAPATHI HOMAM – Rs.10001/-
POO MOODAL – Rs. 7000/-
101 KARIKKU ABHISHEKAM – Rs. 5000/-
1001 KUDAM DHAARA – Rs. 5000/-
SREE RUDRAM DHAARA – Rs. 4500/-
ASHTAABHISHEKAM – Rs. 3000/-
MAHA MRUTHYUNJAYA HOMAM – Rs. 3000/-
NAVAGRAHA POOJA- Rs. 3000/-
POURNAMI POOJA – Rs. 1000/-
MANGALYA POOJA – Rs. 1000/-
ORU DIVASATHE POOJA – Rs. 1000/-
MRUTHYUNJAYA HOMAM – Rs. 500/-
ASHTA DRAVYA GANAPATHI HOMAM – Rs. 500/-
101 KUDAM DHAARA- Rs. 301/-
BHAGAVATH SEVA – Rs. 250/-
UMA MAHESWARA POOJA – Rs. 200/-
PRADOSHA POOJA – Rs. 150/-
GANAPATHI HOMAM – Rs. 100/-
AAYILYA POOJA Rs. 100/-
Pooja is the core of worshiping God, in a Thaanthric sense. It’s purpose, in essence, is to propitiate the eternal and boundless God in any of it’s manifestations (Siva, Vishnu, Durga etc.) by bringing or invoking one of the desired forms to the Poojakan’s (Poojaari’s) presence, and giving a general royal reception through various oblations and offerings (clothes, decorations, feast etc.), accompanied by chanting of hymns and Manthrams. It is an aspect of Karma Yogam.
Udayayaasthaman Pooja – Rs. 25000/-
Oru Divasathe Pooja – Rs. 1000/-
Oru Nerathe Pooja – Rs. 500/-
Vaahana Pooja – Rs. 150/-
Rahu Pooja – Rs. 200/-
Ayilyam Pooja – Rs. 100/-
Dhakshina Moorthi Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
These are very powerful vedic procedure or ritual and mantra chanting is one of its essential components. The homam is designed to invoke and implore at least one deity to be helpful in restoring health and the environmental balance. In reality, it is the only way to cleanse the body, mind and atman together to ignite soul power. Homams are part of actions to remove your negative karma and co-create your future positive Karma. The priest required particulars like Name, Gothra, star, rasi details for personalising the effect.
Maha Ganapathy Homam – Rs. 10001/-
Mrithyunjaya Homam – Rs. 500/-
Ashta Dravya Ganapathy Homam – Rs. 500/-
Ganapathy Homam – Rs. 100/-
Deepam or kodivilakku (lighted Lamp) is offered to Deity for Thejas. There are various forms of Vilakku that can be lighted and offered to God.
Chuttu Vilakku – Rs. 10000/-
Ney Vilakku – Rs. 30/-
Pinvilakku – Rs. 10/-
Munvilakku – Rs. 10/-
Process of offering of flowers to deity accompanied by chanting all the Manthrams that are hitherto used for Pooja.
Shaneeshwara Pushpanjali – Rs. 40/-
Koovala ila pushpanjali Rs. 30/-
Sahasra Naama Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Rudhra Sooktha Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Purusha Sooktha Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Vaisakha Mala Manthra Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Kubera Manthra Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Koovala ila Pushpanjali – Rs. 30/-
Vidya Sooktha Pushpanjali Rs. 25/-
Bhagya Sooktha Pushpanjali Rs. 20/-
Uma Maheshwara Pushpanjali Rs. 20/-
Shathru Dosha Nivaarana Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Mrityunjaya Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Varaaha Manthra Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Ahora Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Saraswathi Manthra Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Ikyamatya Pushpanjali – Rs. 20/-
Pushpanjali Rs. 10/-
Naivedyam are the offerings made to God during the Pooja, chanting “Nivedyam samarppayami…”, It is a symbol of our self surrender before God.Nivedyams could be the grains,sweets, milk,curd,ghee,honey,fruits etc.
Ellu Nivedyam – Rs. 100/-
Thidapilli Nivedyam – Rs. 75/-
Vella Nivedyam – Rs. 30/-
Rice is believed to be the primary offering to God. It is offered in the form of Paayasams. hand pounded short grain rice,called as Unakkalari,(considered to be the most aristocratic of rice varieties!)is used for preparing temple offerings.
Pizhinju Payasam – Rs. 250/-
Paal Payasam – Rs. 100/-
Koottu Payasam – Rs. 100/-
Ney Payasam – Rs. 100/-
Padmamittu Rekshasinu Thidapilly Pal Payasam – Rs. 100/-
Ellu payasam – Rs. 100/-
It is believed that the divine chaitanya flows from the deity towards us in a serpentine fashion. Hence offer the namaskaram at about 30 degrees angle and not facing the sanctum sanctorum. It is better to do the namaskaram facing the north.
Namaskaaram – Rs. 50/-
Koottu Namaskaram – Rs. 50/-
Pithir Namaskaaram – Rs. 50/-
Aadithya Namaskaram – Rs. 50/-
Abhishekam, is conducted by priests, by pouring libations on the image of the deity being worshipped, amidst the chanting of mantras. Usually, offerings such as milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, Panchaamrutam, Sesame oil, rosewater, sandalwood paste may be poured among other offerings depending on the type of abhishekam being performed. This ritual is routinely performed in most Hindu and Jain temples.
Paal Abhishekam – Rs. 75/-
Shank Abhishekam – Rs. 60/-
Deeparadhana – Rs. 650/-
Chandanam Charthal – Rs. 250/-
Niramaala – Rs. 150/-
Appam (9) – Rs. 100/-
Thulaabharam – Rs. 100/-
Noorum Paalum – Rs. 100/-
Choroonu – Rs. 100/-
Thalichu Koda – Rs. 75/-
Ottayappam – Rs. 50/-
Pasu Padhartdha Thrayanbakam – Rs. 40/-
Karuka Maala – Rs. 20/-
Dhaara – Rs. 20/-
Koovala Maala – Rs. 20/-
Adima – Rs. 20/-
Thrimadhuram – Rs. 10/-
Ponnyaham – Rs. 10/-
Performed for maintaining the glory of the deities and for obtaining the blessings for the devotees. In the morning, the Poojakan first awakens the deity, opens the door, lights the lamps, and performs Abhishekam, Malar Nivedyam, Usha Nivedyam, morning Pooja, Pantheeradi Pooja (when the shadow lengthens to 12 steps), Noon Pooja, Sreebali along with any of the Poojas, Pradosha Pooja (evening Pooja, if normally practiced in that temple), Athaazha (night meals) Pooja, Athaazha Sreebali and Thruppuka.
A Brahmin lady, devotee of Thaikkattappan, used to visit Sri Poornathrayeesa of Thrippunithura regularly. As per the legend, in her old age, when she was unable to visit the temple, the Poornathrayeesa incarnated himself as Vishnu Chaithanya in Thaikkattu Mahadeva temple and offered his blessing to her. There upon as ‘Devaprasna’ (a ritual to find out the will of the deity) was conducted and it was decided that Lord Vishnu to be worshipped with equal importance. Lord Dharma Sastha reached here from elsewhere and Sri Durga devi also being worshipped in a proper manner. Inside the temple round about, both the side of ‘Srikovil'(sanctum sanctorum), Ganapathy and Durga shine with their blessings to the devotees.
As per the direction obtained in ‘Deva Prasna ‘, the ‘Brahmarakshas’ present in the ‘raasi’ of ‘meenam’ was specially invoked and consecrated in a proper manner and is worshipped . The Naga ‘Prathishtha’ situated at the ‘kannimoola ‘ (South west Corner) of the temple courtyard is also consecrated in a proper manner . The ‘Mullackal Bhagavathi’ consecrated near the outer wall of the temple in ‘Kumbha raasi’ is the embodiment of the vigour of ‘Sri Bhadra kali’. In the ancient times, the Thaikkattu Devasom had 35 Acres of land under Thandaper-II ( Revenue record No.) in Edapally South Village but in due course of the time, most of them were lost and at present only temple and its surroundings are belonged to the temple.
The rock edicts found in the temple compound proclaim the ancient history of the temple. The circular ‘Srikovil’ (sanctum Sanctorum) of Sri Mahadeva is a good example of ancient temple architecture. The temple renovation was under taken in 1975 and after the re- consecration and ‘Sudhikalasa’ (purification ceremony), it was decided to celebrate ‘Sivaraathri’ festival with out any hindrance in every year. Since the year 1990, the ‘thaalam’ of ‘Kizhakkum Bhagam’ became a part of temple festival. Along with the Sivarathri festival, ‘Akhanda naama japam ‘ and observance of ‘Ramayana-maasam’ in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam are beneficial to the temple as well as to the whole locality . ‘Ganapathy homam and Bhagavathi Seva’ are conducted through out the month of Karkidakam.
On every ‘pradosha ‘, pradosha pooja and ‘Dhara’ are the main offerings of Mahadeva. The ‘Abhishekam is conducted on the ‘Thiruvathira’ day of ‘Dhanu’ and ‘Rudrabhishekam’ is performed on the day of Sivarathri . The main offering that can be dedicated to Mahadeva are Kadum payasa Nivedyam, Dhara , Udayasthamana pooja, Mrithunjaya pushpanjali’ and elaneer Abhishekam. The self arisen Maheswara is a ‘Kiraatha Moorthy’ who showers blessing to each and every one of his devotees according to their wishes. Many devotees Vouch to the fact that the sight of Thaikkattappan it self is enough to get rid of the undesired lust, fury and fascination of the human mind.
The legend of a Brahmin couple , who longing for a progeny came to the abode of Thaikkattappan and conducted ‘Bhajana’ and were blessed with an off spring too attract many to this temple. The devotees offer Uma Maheswara Pushpanjali and Bhagya Sooktha Pushpanjali to Thaikkattappan for successful marital relations. For fulfillment of various desires and also to get better prosperity, Sahasrabhishekam and Udayastamana pooja are offered.