• By: Admin
  • 02 Apr 2019

GURUVAYUR UTSAVAM

Guruvayur Ulsavam  ( FEB 17 TO FEB 26 ).

The hoisting of the temple flag atop the flagstaff (Dwajastambham) about 70 feet high heralds the festival. On the 1st day, an elephant race is held. On the next 6 days, there are elephant processions in the morning, afternoon and night. In the morning, there is the Sribhuta Bali (Offering of oblation at various altar). There are various cultural programs like dance, music, religious discusses are held at Melpathur Auditorium (outside the temple) on all these days. On the 8th day, ‘Utsavabali’ (from 10 am to 4 pm) or oblations are offered to the Lord’s lieutenants. A sumptuous feast then awaits the devotees. Pallivetta or the hunting expedition of the Lord takes place on the 9th day. This hunt is symbolic of the destruction of Kama (desire), Krodha (anger) and other such evils that plague us in our life. After that the Lord's Thidambu is takan to the Rudratheertha (temple pond) for Aarattu, amidst the chanting of mantras. Thousands of devotees also take the dip, chanting the Lord’s name to purge them of their sins. Then ucha Pooja (i.e, noon worship –this takes place at night only on this day) is held at the Bhagavati shrine. Finally, the Lord returns to the sanctum sanctorum after 11 circumambulations. The temple flag is then lowered signifying the end of the festival.

 

ATHIRUDRAM AT PERUMTHATTA TEMPLE  ( FEB 1 TO 11 ) 

VEDIC CHANTING FROM 5 AM TO 8 AM AND KALASA ABHISHEKAM FROM 8.15AM  TO 10.30 AM.

 

Significance of Athirudram

 

Sri Rudram consists of two parts: the Namakam and Chamakam,

The special combination of chanting the Namakam and the Chamakam produces the powerful prayer known as Sri Rudram. As with other Vedic chants, the power becomes highly energized and magnified with repetition.

Routine chanting of Sri Rudram is called “Roopam” and consists of chanting the Namakam once followed by chanting the Chamakam once.

 

With 121 Vedic priests chanting 1 Maha Rudram per day, in 11 days one AthiRudram will be completed..

The AthiRudra MahaYagna is the only Vedic ceremony that goes beyond ten days to eleven, and is performed for the benefit of all beings throughout the cosmos.

 

 

SPECIAL DAYS IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

09/02/19: UTSAVAM KALASAM ARAMBHAM

15/02/19: Thathwa kalasam

16/02/19: Sahasra kalasam

17/02/19: ulsavam aarambahm, aanayottam, kodiyettam

20/02/19: Kumbhathil makam shradham

24/02/19: Ulsavabali

25/02/19: Palliveta

26/02/19: Aaratu

 

 

  • By: Admin
  • 29 Sep 2018

MELSHANTI CHARGE HANDING OVER

On 30th Sep'18 after Athazha pooja, present Melshanti Bhavan Namboodiri will hand over the keys of sreekovil to Brahmasree Kaliyath Parameswaran Namboodiri. This cermony is conducted on the mandapam in front of the sreekovil. This will be witnessed by Guruvayur Thantri & Guruvayur Trustee members amongst other devotees. On 1st Oct'18 , new Melshanti will open the sreekovil for Nirmalyam. 

  • By: Admin
  • 14 Sep 2018

NEW GURUVAYUR MELSHANTI

Kaliyath Parameswaran Namboodiri, 53, has been selected as the new Melsanthi of Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple. The six-month term of the new Melshanthi will begin on 1st October 2018. Son of Thekke Vavannur , Kaliyath Bhrahmadathan Namboodiri,Parameswaran Namboodiri has been selected from 47 applicants, by draw of lots at the temple.