Monthly Poojas

Monthly Poojas2020-12-29T07:39:22+00:00

 Pournami Vazhipaadu (Full moon day worship)

Pournami or the Full Moon day of every month is the most important day at the Annai Aadhi Parasakthi Temple. On this day, a series of poojas are performed at the temple, beginning with the early morning Abhishegam and ending with the midnight pooja to celebrate the rise of the Full Moon.

Specifically, each Pournami day is celebrated in the following ways:

  • Siddhar Maalai (Garlanding of the 18 Tamil Siddhas): This pooja is performed at 7.00 a.m in the morning. It’s truly a sight for the Gods to see all the 18 Siddhas bedecked in wonderful garlands.
  • Pournami Annadhaanam: At 11.30 a.m, food (Annai’s Prasadam) is distributed to thousands of devotees
  • Valampuri Sangu Poojai: This pooja is performed at 5.00 p.m in the evening in the Sannidhi of Annai Mahalakshmi, to invoke Her blessings for prosperity.
  • Pournami Yaagam: This is conducted at around 09.00 p.m in the night, with the Poornaahoothi and Aarathi to Annai Aadhi Parasakthi concluding at the stroke of midnight.

It’s a widely held and sacred belief of the devotees of the temple that the 18 Tamil Siddhas, whose idols are consecrated in the Mandira Paavai Amman sannidhi, visit the temple on this day, either formlessly or in the form of devotees, in order to shower their blessings on the devotees who gather at the temple. Many devotees who visit the temple on Pournami day have reported spiritual experiences of sighting the Siddhas circumambulating the temple in groups or hearing divine sounds.

Siddhar Maalai

It is a common tradition to garland respected elders, gift them a lemon (revered as Rajakani) and touch their feet to seek their blessing. In turn elders bless them with a prosperous life.

Similarly, in our temple, on full moon days, those who present flower garlands to the 18 Siddhars (Sivanadiyaars) and mediate in the hall for 10 minutes are blessed by them with a trouble free (free of all types of Doshams) and prosperous life.

We have seen earlier that every Sidhhar has a unique expertise and their grace helps us get rid of specific troubles. Siddhar Vazhipadu (Siddhar Worship) section gives specific details. We encourage you to read it.

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Pournami Annadhaanam (Full moon day food serving)

Annadhaanam or the serving of consecrated food to human beings on auspicious days is a widely followed traditional practice in Hinduism. It’s believed that extraordinary spiritual merit (punyam) accrues to the person conducting such a serving of consecrated food, specifically to the poor and the needy.

The 18 Tamil Siddhas also extol this practice and encourage one and all to observe the same.

Accordingly, on each Pournami (Full moon) day, food is served to thousands of devotees who come from far and near, beginning from about 11.30 a.m and going on upto around 2.00 p.m. Food is served with great care, humility and reverence as it’s believed that the 18 Tamil Siddhas often mingle with the devotees in disguise, partake of the food served and shower their blessings on the devotees sponsoring the Annadhaanam.

We exhort devotees to donate to the monthly Annadhaanam and avail the blessings of Annai Aadhi Parasakthi and the 18 Tamil Siddhas. Devotees sponsoring the Annadhaanam will get the opportunity to worship Annai Aadi Parasakthi in the outer sanctum (Karuvarai) and may also request to participate in the food serving for a few minutes, as a token gesture.

Next  Pournami Annadhaanam  Pooja:

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Valampuri Sangu Poojai

It’s believed that the Valampuri Sangu (Right turn conch shell) emits a resonant vibration that is in alignment with the primordial, eternal vibration of this universe.

As per Hindu spiritual tradition, it’s also believed that Lord Vishnu and Goddess Mahalakshmi reside in the sacred right turn conch shell and by using this in poojas and chanting sacred hymns, one can achieve their wishes in a short span of time.

In observance of this sacred belief, on the evening of the full moon day, this sacred right turn conch shell is placed in the Sannidhi of Annai Mahalakshmi and a special pooja is performed, along with the sacred chants of mantras given by the Siddhas, as revealed by Annai Aadhi Parasakthi.

It has been observed that, by placing this consecrated right turn conch shell in our house and praying with reverence, one can achieve 16 types of wealth and lead a good life by the blessings of the Siddhas and Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Next Valampuri Sangu Poojai:

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Sankatahara Chathurthi Abhishegam

Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious festival for Hindus, celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha. It is observed every Hindu calendar month on the ‘chaturthi’ (fourth day) of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon). The observance of this Chaturthi in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is known by the name of ‘Sankat Hara Chaturthi’. Furthermore when Sankashti Chaturthi falls on a Tuesday, it is popularly referred as ‘Angaraki Chaturthi’ that is considered to be the most auspicious of all the Sankashti Chaturthi days.

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Pradhosha pooja is one of the most important among the poojas performed to the Graceful Lord Shiva. In Shukla Paksha (15 moon days from New moon to Full moon) and Krishna Paksha (15 moon days from Full moon to New moon) the evening of the trayodasi (thirteenth moon day) between 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is called Pradhosha. It comes once in fifteen moon days. Pradhosha time is especially meant for praying Lord Shiva. Praying in that time will free us from out sins and gives moksha finally (hence the name Pradhosha).

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