Girija Kalyanam is observed with utmost pomp and gaiety at Sringeri Malahanikareshwara temple in the divine presence of the Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Sannidhanam on Vaishakha Shukla Dwadashi. In 2018, Girija Kalyanam date is April 27.
Pandits from Sadvidya Sanjeevini Samskrita Mahapathashala chant verses pertaining to the wedding ceremonies of Lord Shiva and Goddess Girija.
Vara Puja is performed in Pravachana mandira earlier in the divine presence of Sri Sannidhanam. The ceremonies for the night, connected with the Utsavam, conclude with a Mangala Aarati at around midnight.
Goddess Girija is one of the manifestations of Goddess Parvati.
The 11th Shakti Peetha was consecrated as Dakshayanis navel part fallen here Jajpur The presiding deity of Jajpur Asta dasha shakti peetha is Goddess Girija Devi. Goddess Girija Devi is also worshipped with various names such as Goddess Birija Devi, Goddess Virija.