Daily Poojas at Guruvayur Temple

Pooja

poojaVakacharthu, Sankabhisheka and Swarnakalasa are followed by the malar nivedya. Usha pooja starts then. More important than the first and second, are the third, the fourth and fifth poojas. The sreekovil will remain closed while this poojas are performed and devotees will throng out side; in solemn silence.

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Vakacharthu

VakacharthuThe day of the lord begins with Vakacharthu and it is the preparation for his holy bath. The garlands, the flowers of the previous night are removed after the Nirmalyadarsanam and gingelly oil is poured over the idol. This oil collected their after, is considered to be very sacred.

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The three seevelees

SeeveliThe lord himself comes out from the sreekovil and stands witnessing the offering paid to his Celestial attended, thrice a day. He offering is paid to the attended round the sreekovil first.The Melsanthi will precede offering flowers and nivedyam and kizhsanthi will flow carrying the seevelithidambu.

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Deeparadhana

DeeparadhanaDeeparadhana is aradhana with lamps, performed at dusk. Pyramidal lamps with seven tiers, nagaphana lamps with five wicks and plan lamps with a single wick are lightened and waved several times in front of the Lord, from head to foot. Similar waving is then done with lighted camphor. While illumining the sreekovil

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Namajapa &puranaparayana

NamajapaAlmost on all days, there will be Namajapa in the Aadyathmika hall and pilgrims, when they get time in between poojas will join it Namajapa was made prominent by poonthanam and Kurooramma. During the noon intervals pilgrims assemble to listen to puranaparayanam which was popularized by Kunjikkavu Namboothiri,

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Thripuka

The garlands, the flowers of the previous night are removed after the Nirmalyadarsanam and gingelly oil is poured over the idol. This oil collected their after, is considered to be very sacred. Thripuka is the last of the rites. A mixture of eight medicinal incenses is lighted and the fume arising there from disinfects the whole temple.

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Annual Utsavam

The divine chaithanya of a temple may, by some reason or other, be impaired, and this has, to be reinforcement every year. Annul utsava is the reinforcement of this divine chaithanya, and therefore it is a must for every Temple. Utsava enables devotees to get together at least once in a year, which helps them to enhance individual faith,

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Utsavam

On the first day of utsavam morning seeveli is conducted without Elephant. This reminds devotees of those days when no elephant were owned by the Guruvayur Devaswom. , on the afternoon of an utsavam, elephants properly decorated at Thrikkanamathilakam temple festival ran all the way to Guruvayur.

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Sahasrakalasam

The festival begins at dusk after the deeparadhana with the temple ooralan (trustee) Mallissery karanaver presenting koora and pavithram to the temple Thanthri and requesting him to commence the kalasa rituals. Then the mulayidal will be performed inside the temple Rituals like santhi homa, Thathwakalasa,

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