sree dharma shastha temple sabari mala Kerala , INDIA,



sree dharma shastha temple sabari mala


The annual pilgrimage season for 2015 has began.
How to reach?
The nearest railway station is chengannur railway station.

Mandala Puja at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, the culmination of the 41-day annual pilgrimage.

Thiruvabharanam procession





sabarimala annual pilgrimage 2013- 2014
on mandala pooja day The temple was opened at 3 a.m., and the rituals began with the chief priest (Tantri), Kandararu Maheswararu, performing Ashtadravya Maha Ganapati Homam and Ashtabhishekom.Neyyabhishekom, pouring of ghee on the Ayyappa idol, was done till 10 a.m. to ready the ground for the Mandala Puja.

after washing the temple premises, and the preparations for the puja began at 11 a.m. The Tantri, assisted by the head priest (Melsanthi), P.N. Narayanan Namboodiri, performed Brahamakalasapuja and Kalabhapuja at the Namaskara Mandapam by 11.30 a.m.
The Brahmakalasom and the Kalabhom (sandal paste) were taken out in procession to the sanctum sanctorum for Abhishekom, part of Mandala Puja.



The idol was adorned with the Thanka Anki, an attire made with 420 sovereigns of gold and presented by Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma, the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore, prior to Mandala Puja.The Tantri, assisted by Melsanthi, performed the puja during the auspicious time — 10 minutes from quarter past noon — in an atmosphere charged with devotion. The sandal paste offered to the deity was distributed as prasadom.

The temple was closed after Utchapuja at 1 p.m. After Athazhapuja in the evening, the temple will reopen at 5.30 p.m. on ( 30th december 2013) for the Makaravilakku festival.

The Makaravilakku is on January 14, 2014, Pettathullal at Erumely will be held on January 11,2014 and the customary procession carrying the Thiruvabharanam to Sabarimala will set off from Pandalam on January 12. After Makaravilakku, the Guruti ritual marking the culmination of the festival will be performed on the Malikappuram Devi temple premises in the evening of January 19.

The temple will be closed after the customary exclusive darshan of the royal representative on January 20.




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