Udayasthamana Pooja at Sabarimala Temple

Udayasthamana Pooja is of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. And it is also considered as the busiest poojas at the temple, after Padi Pooja. Udayasthamaya literally means from sunrise to sunset. Hence it implies worship from sunrise to sunset. Udayasthamana pooja is conducted from dawn to dusk (from Nirmalyam to Athazha pooja). […]

Sahasra Kalasam Pooja at Sabarimala Temple

Sahasra Kalasam is one of the famous Special Poojas observed at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Sahasra Kalasam is an offering to Hariharaputhra (Sri Dharmashastha) as per the Thantric Veda and Agama Shastras with a view to sleek blessings for the happiness of the mankind. It is the noble effort to invoke all the holy spirits utilizing […]

Ulsavabali at Sabarimala Temple

The rituals of Ulsava Bali begins with the sounding of Paani. Ulsava Bali is dedicated to the Bhoothaganams (associates of the presiding deity) and Paani is meant to invite the Bhoothaganams. Then begins the sprinkling of cooked raw rice (Ulsava Bali Thooval) to cover the balikallu of the Bhoothaganams around the Naalambalam and Balikkalpura by […]

Ashtabhishekam at Sabarimala Temple

Ashtabhishekam is one of the important offering, this pooja and ritual is performed by thousands of Ayyappa devotees. Lord Ayyappa is also known as Abhisheka Priyan. The eight items used for Ashtabhishekam are:1. Vibhuti 2. Milk 3. Honey 4. Panchamrutam 5. Tender coconut water 6. Sandalwood or Chandan 7. Rosewater or Panneer 8. Water Ashtabhishekam […]

Pushpabhishekam at Sabarimala Temple

Pushpabhishekam is one of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Kerala. Puspabhishekam is the showering of flowers on Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. The flowers and leaves that are used in Pushpabhishekam ritual are Tamara (lotus), Jamanthi, Arali, Tulsi (Basel), Mulla (Jasmine) and Kuvalam (bilva leaves). A devotee who wishes to perform Pushpabhishekam at […]

Laksharchana at Sabarimala Temple

Laksharchana is one of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. ARCHANA means “chanting and glorifying the Divine name”. LAK means 100,000. Therefore, LAKSHARCHANA is the name and practice of repeating in a group, the name of the Lord in the form of a Mantra. Later, the Thantri, assisted by Melsanthi and some other […]