Oonjal seva is held in Srirangam Sriranganatha Swamy Temple. It is conducted in Aippasi Month (October – December) to remove possible blemishes in the swing. This festival is also referred to as Dolotsavam.
Oonjal seva was started in the year 1489 by Kandhadai Ramanujar Swamy. Now it is celebrated as 9-day festival.
On the first and the seventh day, Lord is brought to cradle with goddesses but on remaining days the god alone is brought to the cradle.
Daily, Arayar recite the songs in the presence of the Lord. On the last day, Lord visits Chandra Pushkarini where ‘Theerthavari’ is performed.
After this, Namperumal comes to Oonjal Mandapam where ‘Thirumanjanam’ is performed.
Oonjal festival begins eight days before Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of Aippasi Month. Ekadashi marks the conclusion of the festival.