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Time Temple Function
5:00 am Temple opens
5:10 am Suprabh?tam
5:35 am Viswar?pam
6:15 am Udayamartandam Abhishekam
7 am Udayamarithanelam D?p?r?dhanai
7:30 to 8:30 am K?la Sandhi P?ja
10:30 am Vehi K?la Abhishekam
12:00 Utchik?lam D?p?r?dhanai
5 to 5:30 pm Sayaratchai D?p?r?dhanai
7:15 pm Ardha-jaman or Rakk?lam Abhishekam
7:45 pm Rakk?lam D?p?r?dhanai
8:00 pm Ek?ntam Potri Archanai
8:30 pm Ek?ntam D?p?r?dhanai
8:45 pm Ragac?yam
8:45 to 9:00 pm Palli Arai D?p?r?dhanai
9:01 pm Temple closes
Pujas, Abhishekas and Processions The protocol for daily worship here is known Kumara Tantram. Eight times a day, poojas are done to Lord Subramanyar. On Vishakam nakshatiram day as well as during Chittirai Vishu and Aippasi Vishu, special pujas are done to the Lord. Every day, processions are carried out in the inner sanctum and on the last Friday of every month, the uthsava murti is taken on a procession in the outer prakaram, along with his consorts. Special processions are conducted on days like Karttikai, Vishakam asterisms and Sashti. Pujas are conducted daily to the deities. The timings in the table at right have been attested by the Sthaladh?r Sabh? and are current as of Kanda Sashti 2001. The major daily pujas are: Suprabh?tam Viswar?pam Udayamartandam Mudal-k?lasandhi, Ciru-K?lasandhi and Periya-k?lasandhi Utchik?lam Sayaratchai Ardha-jaman or Rakkalam Ek?ndam Palli-arai D?p?r?dhanai or the Lord's rest Worshippers receive here the Lord's pras?dam of sacred ashes put into pann?r leaves known as ilai vip?ti. The significance of the peculiar custom followed in almost all the Saivite temples in the district has to be connected perhaps to the introduction of Potris as the archakas of this foremost temple, and who thus perpetuated their aloofness without a physical contact with the worshippers. And it may even be the pann?r leaves have a peculiar sanctity and the retention of the magnetic effects of the prasadam. Abishekas are conducted to the principal deity, Subrahmanyam, thrice during the day and to Shanmukha on every Vis?ka Nakshatra in the month and on the first of Chittirai and Aippasi months. On the last Friday of each Tamil month, Senthil N?yakar with His consorts are taken round the outer giri-prak?ra of the temple in procession on mayil v?kanam as an ubaya kattalai by the Nadar community, out of an endowment trust fund from Nagercoil. Processions within the inner prakaras are conducted on every monthly Tiru-K?rttikai, Vis?kam, Sashti and on the first of every Chittirai and Aippasi months.
Nine pooja kalams are observed daily. The temple is open from 5.00 am till 9.00 pm.
  Period Time Pooja Detail
Morning 5.10 Subrapadam - Thirupalli Eluchi
Morning 5.30 Viswaroopam Darshan
Morning 5.45 Dwajasthamba Namaskaram
Morning 6.15 Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
Morning 7.00 Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai
Morning 8.00 to 8.30 Kalasandhi Pooja
Morning 10.00 Kalasha Pooja
Morning 10.30 Uchikala Abishegam
Noon 12.00 Uchikala Deeparadhanai
Evening 5.00 Sayaratchai Pooja
Night 7.15 Arthasama Abishegam
Night 8.15 Arthasama Pooja
Night 8.30 Ekanda Seva
Night 8.45 Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja
Night 9.00 Nadai Thirukappiduthal
Pooja Time, Charity and Rate Details
Potris perform poojas for Lord Subramanyan, Sivacharyas for Lord Shanmugha and Iyyangars for Lord Perumal.
Monthly Special Poojas
1. On the Visakam day Special Abishegam for Lord Shanmuga is performed and the procession of deity during night is conducted.
2. Special Pooja is performed on Sukla Sashti day in every Tamil month and the procession of deity during night takes place.
3. 108 Thiruvilakku pooja is performed on the Karthigai day every month. Special Abishegam is performed to Jayanthi Nathar and the Utsava idol is taken in the golden chariot in the night.
4. On the first day of every Tamil month, Ganapathy Homam and Special Pooja are performed. The Utsava idol is taken in procession during night.
5. On the last Friday of every Tamil month Special Pooja and procession of Utsava idol is conducted.
6. On the first day of Chithirai month Annabhishegam and Special Pooja are performed and a procession of Utsava idol is conducted during night.
7. During the Purattasi month Navarathiri festival is conducted for 9 days.
8. On the first day of the Iyppasi month Annabhishegam and Special Poojas are performed and the procession of Utsava idol is conducted.
9. On the Panguni Uthiram day the Thirukalayanam of Arulmigu Valli is celebrated.
Yearly Special Pooja Details
Pooja Detail Time
First day of "Chittirai" month sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
5.00 AM
6.15 AM
Last Friday of every month sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
4.00 AM
6.00 AM
"Vaigasi Visakam" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
Next day of "Vaigasi Visakam" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
4.00 AM
5.00 AM
"Aavani Festival" first day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
"Aavani Festival" second day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Aavani" festival seventh day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
"Iyppasi Vishu" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
5.00 AM
6.00 AM
"Deepavali Festival" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" first day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
2.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" second day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" third day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" fourth day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" fifth day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti" sixth day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
"Kantha Sasti Thirukalayanam" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
First day of the month of "Karthigai" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.15 AM
"Margazhi" month sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
During "Thiruvadirai" in the month of "Margazhi" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
2.00 AM
3.00 AM
English New Year sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
4.00 AM
Pongal festival sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
4.00 AM
Kaanum Pongal sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
4.00 AM
5.15 AM
"Tai Poosam" sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
2.00 AM
3.15 AM
Preceeding day of "Tai Poosam" festival sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
4.00 AM
5.00 AM
"Maasi" festival first day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
"Maasi" festival second day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
3.00 AM
4.00 AM
"Maasi" festival seventh day sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
1.00 AM
2.00 AM
"Panguni Uttiram" sanctum sanctorum door will open
Udaya Marthanda Abishegam
4.00 AM
5.00 AM
(Pooja Timings are subject to change on the days of Solar and Lunar Eclipse.)

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