Pujas performed in the Palani Murugan temple with timings and fees for pujas on festival days and ordinary days are provided below. Puja fees are subjected to change as per Dandayudhapani Swami Tiru Kovil Devasthanam. We make sure that the information provided below are as latest as possible.
|Vishwarubha Dharsanam||05.40 AM||Vishwarubham||Rs. 100||Rs. 200|
|Vilaa Pooja||06.40 AM||Sanniyasi Alangaram||Rs. 150||Rs. 300|
|Siru Kall Pooja||08.00 AM||Vedan Alangaram||Rs. 150||Rs. 300|
|Kaala Santhi Pooja||09.00 AM||Balasubramaniar Alangaram||Rs. 150||Rs. 300|
|Utchikkala Pooja||12.00 Noon||Vaitheekal Alangaram||Rs. 150||Rs. 300|
|Sayaraksha Pooja||05.30 PM||Raja Alangaram||Rs. 150||Rs. 300|
|Iraakkaala Pooja||08.00 PM||Puspha Alangaram||Rs. 1500||Rs. 300|
POOJA NAME : VISHWAROOPA DHARSANAM
POOJA TIME : 06.00 AM
GOD’S ADORNMENT : NATURAL APPEARANCE
Events of Worship: The Pooja lights will be shown to Dwaraga Vinayagar, Palliyarai (swamy’s rest room) and then later to Sri Palani Andavar. Later Raakkala Sandhanam and Goubeena Theertham form the Sri Palani Andavar’s Navapashanam statue will be removed and distributed as Prasadam to the devotees. It’s said that this prasadam cures physical and mental problems. During Vishva Roopa Pooja, Tirupazhielluchie songs will be sung by the odhuvars.
POOJA NAME : VIZHA POOJA
POOJA TIME : 07.00 AM
GOD’S ADORNMENT : VIRTUOUS ADORNMENT
Description of Adornment: It is a belief that, the worries and diseases will vanish away for the person who worship God in the Adornment of virtuous. Events of Worship: The Aathmaartha Moorthi statue is kept in front of Sri Palaniandavar and holy mantras are worshipped. On the four directions the holy water is poured. Later, the Abhiseham and Adornment for Soukha Vinayagar is performed. Then the pooja’s for Aathmaartha Moorthi is held.
Palaniandavar temple, at the left of God’s sanctuary there are statues like Eshwaran in the shape of Spadiga Lingam and Ambigai statue. It is a traditional belief, that at the time of festival pooja’s, the God should first perform pooja to Thametham Aathmaartha Moorthi via Eshwaran. So, in the presence, all the Abhisehams are performed first to the Aathmaartha Moorthi and latter to the Palaniandavar. At some period the Abhiseham for Aathmaartha moorthi will not be performed. After the Abhiseham, Adornment and Archanai for Aathmaartha moorthi, the incense, pooja lights and dheeparthana are performed. Later the Prasadhams will be provided for the Devotee’s. Sri Muruga Perumaan will be in Kaavi Vaidheega adornment. During festival pooja, the vedhic person will sing Panchapooraanangal.
POOJA NAME : SIRUKAALASANTHI POOJA
POOJA TIME : 08.00 AM
GOD’S ADORNMENT : BALA SUBRAMANIAR ADORNMENT
Description of Adornment: It is a traditional belief that the childless person who worship’s God in the Adornment of Bala Subrahmanya will have child. Events of Worship: After the adornment, the archanai, Pooja’s and Deeparthana for Sri Palani Andavar will take place. Later the Prasadams will be provided for the Devotee’s. In this time, the adornment of child will also be decorated.
POOJA NAME : KAALASANTHI POOJA
POOJA TIME : 09.00 AM
GOD’S ADORNMENT: VEDAVAR (HUNTER) ADORNMENT
Description of Adornment: If we worship God in this adornment, all the endless worries will disappear. Events of Worship: For Sri Palaniandavar, the aabhiseham, adornment and archanai will be performed and lightings will be shown. Later prasadam will be distributed to the devotees.
POOJA NAME : UCHCHIKKALA POOJA
POOJA TIME : 12.00 AFTERNOON
GOD’S ADORNMENT :VAIDHIGAL ADORNMENT
Description of Adornment:It is time where Sri Muruga Perumaan listen to the devoters who comes from eight directions. Events of Worship: After Abhiseham, Adornment and Archanai for Sri Muruga Perumaan, 16 types of Dheeparthana will be performed. In that time, along with the crown Vaidhige Adornment will also take place for Sri Palaniandavar. After Deeparthana, Thaevaram will be composed. On festival days, Kandapuranam and vedam will be sung.
POOJA NAME : SAYARAKSHA POOJA
POOJA TIME : 05.30 PM
GOD’S ADORNMENT : KING ADORNMENT (இராஜ அலங்காரம்)
Description of Adornment:In this Adornment, Sri Palaniandavar will come in the Golden Chariot. The Lord will listen to all the peoples’ problems. Eight direction and solve them in King Adornment. Events of Worship: After abhiseham, Adornment for Lord Muruga, and special worship will take place. Later the Prasadam will be provided for the devotees.
POOJA NAME : RAAKKALA POOJA
POOJA TIME : 08.00 PM
GOD’S ADORNMENT :VIRUTHAN ADORNMENT
Description of Adornment: This Adornment will lead God to this resting pleace.
Events of Worship: After Abhiseham, Adornment and Archanai for Sri Palaniandavar, special Deeparthanas will be held. Then a special flower named Thinaima will be distributed as prasadam for the devotees. In this time, Palaniandavar will be in Viruthan adornment. After worshipping, pure sandal will be applied to Murugan’s statue. On the next morning, at the time of Vishvaroopa Darishanam, this applied sandal will be taken and distributed as prasadam for the devotees. Raakkala sandal is considered as rare medicine.During this time, in the Temple a Special Pooja will take place for Shanmugar, Chinna Kumarar.
PALLIYARAI POOJA: In mutts, the place where the pontiff sleeps, rests is called Odukkam. In temples they are called Palliarai (bed chamber).
The holy feet of Andavan is brought here in specified form. The Oduvar and Kattiakaran will come chanting Thirumurais. The feet of Andavan will be placed in a silver palanquin. On Fridays, Mondays and Karttikai, it will be a golden palanquin. He will be taken in procession in the outer streets or in the inner circuits. It will resemble a king going round his country for inspection.
Coconut bits, jaggery and cardamom will be distributed. Kings used this ritual before retiring. Nadasvaram and other musical instruments will be played then. Chamaras and fans will fan the idol. Teevatti (torches) will illumine the way. He will be taken on a path laid with green cloth. Remember; he is not an ascetic but a monarch.
Muruga is considered a child, and as there are no devis he will be placed in a baby’s cradle, the Kattiakaran will sing Murugan Thalattu. Then the Kattiakaran will read aloud that day’s receipts and expenditures. This custom finds place even is the copper plates of 1634. Then the chamber will be closed. Behind are a mirror and an arch set with Yazhis. On a dais sculpted with lotuses, he sits with his left leg dangling and right bend, a kaupina conceals his loins. An Yajnopavita adorns his chest, two Virakanganmas encircle his two forearms. One arm rests on his Swihakarna Mudra indicates that he will bestow everything for devotees. The crowd gets intoxicated with the joy of having darshan of this Lord and roars in ecstasy “Kanda, Kathirvela, Saranam.”