On auspicious / special celebration days like
Mahasivarathri, Vishu, Thiruvathira (Dhanu/December or January)
the temple opens for Darshan by 3 O’clock in the morning.
On Pradosham days, immediately on opening the temple, special
Abhisekam and Pradosha Pooja to Sree Mahadevan will be
performed. During the pooja timing, Japam of various sooktha
also will be performed.
Every day in the morning by 10 o’clock, Mruthyunjaya Homam and
Karukahomam will be conducted at the south chuttambalam (infront
of Upadeva temple (Sree Mahaganapathi and Sree Ayyappa).
Sudharsana Homam is also conducted at the veiy same place, on
special days allotted for the same with intervals. Again
Dampathi Pooja (Umamaheswara Pooja) is conducted regularly at
about 7 o’clock in the evening at North Vathilmadam (Valiyambalam).
The Dampathi Pooja Mandapam is located at your left as you enter
the nalambalarn. This is one of the most important offerings in
the temple and is conducted to grant marital bliss for numerous
anxious brides and happy and long married life for wedded
Several than thrik rituals are being performed in the temple in
every month for the enhancement of Devachaithanya and prosperity
to all devotees. Pooja by Thanthri, Thiruvathira Varam,
Veliyothu, Cherumana japam, Bhasmabhishekam, Bhagavathi seva
with Ashttadalapadmam etc. are some of the abcve mentioned
Thiruvathira in the month of Dhanu which is observed for 12 days
(December or January) is the most colourful festival in the
temple. During the above twelve days, the presence of temple
Thanthri and veda scholars is one of the very special features
of the festival. Under their guide lines and their individual
participation, the Mangalya Pooja (a very rare pooja conducted
for Umamaheswara to grant marital bliss for numerous anxious
brides and happy and long married life for wedded couples) is
performed at 7 o'clock in the evening at the special madapam in
the North Valiyambalam which is very adjacent to the permanent
Dhambathi Pooja Mandapam. Mangalya Pooja is conducted only
twelve days (as said above) in a year and devotees may book this
pooja well in advance to make use of this rare opportunity.
Pattum Thaliyum charthal (another special offering to Sree
Parvathy during the twelve days celebration) is another rare
opportunity to devotees, especially to Ladies or couples.
Devotees may book this offering as well in advance (to keep out
of the crowd as thousands of devotees will be in the queue to
book this offering during the Thiruvathira celebration days).