Hari Om! Salutations!
Lord Ayyappa is the family deity of Melpazhoor Mana, the maternal home and birthplace of Sri. Adi Sankara, the world renowned saint and Advaita philosopher.This place was renamed as Adi Sankara Nilayam by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji and the Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), the center for Sanskrit Research and Indology , is established in these sacred precincts.
Within the Adi Sankara Nilayam is the ancient Ayyappa Temple built in the Kerala style according to the principles of Vastushilpa. The idol of Ayyappa is unique and it is Swayambhu (self-born). The temple complex is blessed with other Devathas – Sri Ganapati, Sri Krishna, Sri Rama, Sri Vettakkorumakan, Naga Yakshi, Nagaraja and Naga Devatas and Bhagavati. CIF is committed to protecting and nourishing these temples with the devotional offerings of devotees.
Shani puja is done to appease the shani graha or the Saturn planet. Among all planets, Saturn is the most dreaded.
Benifit: In order to overcome risks of accidents and major life threats during the negative period of Saturn in your chart, it is good to offer Shani Dev a puja. It will provide you protection from any kind of evil.
Ayilyam Puja is dedicated to the serpent god and goddesses nagaraja and nagayakshi.
Benifit: Sarpa Bali is performed to remove sarpa dosham. Pulluvanpattu is also performed in temples during the Ayilyam Puja. Sarpa Bali is performed to remove sarpa dosham. Pulluvanpattu is also performed in temples during the Ay
Pujas are offered to all deities once a year for a period of 15 years,in the name of the devotee,to celebrate special occasions like birthdays,anniversaries or any other chosen occasions.Once the Puja is performed ,the devotee is intimated accordingly.For devotees residing in India,puja prasadam will be sent to them.
Benifit: To get the Blessings from Bhagavan.
Sanctifying the Key by doing a Puja.The key being taken to Sanctum sanctorum by the Temple Priest and will perform the Puja.
Benifit: To get the Blessings from the Deity.
A new Vehicle being Blessed in front of a Deity.The Temple Priest will do the Puja ,and apply sandal paste ,kumkum etc on the new vehicle.
Benifit: To protect us from mishappenings while driving.
This puja is performed to achive all Prosperity in life.
Benifit: Sri Lalitha Sahasranam archana being performed.
Mandala Puja is a Specila Puja offered to Lord Ayyappa during the Mandalam period.It is observed from the 1 st day of "Vrischigam" month till 11th or 12 th day of "Dhanu"As per the English dates it will fall in between November 17th and December 26.
Benifit: To please Lord Ayyappa.To ward off Sani Dosha.
EVENING PUJA AT AYYAPPA'S SANCTORUM
Benifit: To ward off Shani Dosha
LALITHA SAHASRANAMA ARCHANA OR DEVI TRISATI IS BEING CHANTED WHILE DOING ARCHANA.
Benifit: TO PLEASE BHAGAVATI.
Offering Udayasthamana Pooja is one of the most popular offering to Swamy Ayyappan.
There are 18 Poojas with Tantric Rituals conducted from sunrise to sunset.
The Udayasthamana Pooja is commencing on previous day at 7 pm with Ganapathy Pooja followed by “ari alakkal” for Nivedyam by Donor under the guidance of Priest.
On the day of Udayasthamana Pooja, the Garbhagriha will open at 5 am for Nirmalya Darshanam, Usha Pooja followed by 18 Poojas, Homam, Navaka Pooja, Abhishekam, Namaskaram, Kalabham Charthal and Niramala.
The second session start at 11 am for Nivedyam, Uccha Pooja and Deeparadhana.
The third session will start at 6:30 pm for Deeparadhana, Athazha Pooja and Unniappam Nivedyam and conclude with deeparadhana at 8:15 pm.
RAMAYANA MONTH-GANAPATHY HOMAM & BHAGAVATI SEVA
.Ramayana Masam is an important observance in the state of Kerala. It is observed in the month of ‘Karkidakam’ of the Malayalam calendar while in the Gregorian calendar it corresponds to the months of July to August. This festival is also popularly known as ‘Karkadaka Masam’. During this time, there is a ritual to read ‘Ramayana’ on all the days of the month in almost all Hindu households and Temples. During the Ramayana Masam, the recitation of Ramayana starts from the first day of the Karkidakam Masam and continues till the last day.Every day begin with a Ganapathy Homa,and in the evening ,Bhagavati Seva (Puja) also will be there.
Benifit: For the prosperity of the Family.
THREAD PUJA ( CHARADU JAPAM )
Sanctifying the thread.
SREE KRISHNA JAYANTHI PUJA