Temple Offerings And Its Benefits
Offerings at Guruvayur.....
Gajapooja and Aanayoottu
The devaswom is Making the arrangements for the traditional auspicious worshipof elephants is known as Gajapooja. Now there is an offering called Aanayoottu. This is the feeding of lord's elephants with rice, jaggery, plantain, coconut etc. The charges for this offering per day is Rs. 10000/-. The feeding takes place at3pm at the Devaswom elephant's sanctury at Punnathur Kotta.
Prasada oottu (Annadaanam)
There are arrangements for free feeding as Prasadam at the dining hall (Annalakshmi Hall located outside the temple) for thousands of pilgrims at 10 am and 7.30 pm. One can make offering of any amount for this free feeding.
Namaskaram And Athaazham
Both these offerings can be made by one devotee per day. The athaazham can be conducted only by the devotee who conducts udayasthamana pooja day before. The namaskaram can be conducted only by the devotee who conducts udayasthamana pooja of the day. Both Athaazham and Namaskaram will not be conducted on Vavu and Ekadasi night.
Chorunnu For Kids (First Feeding of Babies)
This offering will be conducted at Chorun Hall (located at first floor of old Ticket Counter building).Take the ticket for chorun from ticket counter before enetring the chorun Hall.This offerings starts daily at 5am till 1pm and also in the evening.The choroonu for kids will not be conducted on Ekadasi and every Vavu Night. The choroonu will not be conducted on Guruvayur Ekadasi Day (Entire day).
Chuttuvilakku booking for the year 2025 has been started and advance amount is 50000/-. Contact devaswom office for more information
It is a combination of prasadams of a day at guruvayur temple, it contains APPAM,ADDA,AVIL,KALABHAM etc.The ticket should be booked in advance. The ticket will be availble through advance booking counter.A pooja slip will be issued on the date of offering.This slip conatins the list of prasadams of Ahassu offerings.The devotee those who booked Ahassu has to spent entire day in guruvayur to collect all the prasadams of Ahassu offering.
It is a combination of readly available prasadams at guruvayur temple.The kit contains PLANTAIN,SUGAR, BUTTER,MALAR(Puffed Rice),THIRUMUDI MALA.
There are Poor Feeding boxes kept inside the temple. For Poor Feeding devotees are requested to drop offering tickets in to these boxes.
Offering one's weight of such materials as water, coconut, butter,sugar, fruits, copper, silver, gold or any other materials isa popular vow taken by devotees. The devaswam will supply most of these materials. There is no advance booking, but for materials such as flowers, etc., which may not be immediately available, the Devaswom should be informed atleast a day in advance, the devotee should bring them. The weighing facilities are on both sides of the entrance. for the non hindus, the thulabharam facility is available near the Kalyana Mandapam. The expenses involved should be remitted after the offering and receipt obtained.There are three thulabhram counters are available in temple and there is no advance booking for thulabharam offerings. The items will be available with devaswom or contractor or devotees can perform with their own items.
Timings of Thulabhram
The thulabharam offerings will start daily at 5am till the shrine is closed(aproximate-1.30pm) and again in the evening 5pm till the shrine is closed(aproximate-8.30pm).
Common Temple Offerings And Its Benefits
Bhagyasooktham Pushpanjali - To get favour of luck and good fortune
Raktha Pushpanjali - To fulfill your desire
Ashtotharam - Get rid of problems beacuse of Saturn (Sani Pizha)
Purusha Sooktham - Moksham, Children
Aikyamathya Pushpanjali - Get rid of Fight and bring harmony
Swayamvara Pushpanjali - For Marriage, Affection (Vasyam)
Vanadurga Manthram Pushpanjali - To achieve Prosperity and get rid of evil eyes (Drishti Dosham)
Dwathasakshari Manthram Pushpanjali - Get rid of problems created by enemies
Saraswatham - Possess Knowledge (Vidya)
Pushpanjali - Overall health
Vilaku Offering - Get rid of sorrows / worries
Kedavilaku Offering - To get married for those who are unmarried. For those who are married, Happiness in the family.
Mala (Garland) Offering - Mental Peace
Niramala Offering - Get rid of all obstacles and problems
Karuka Homam - Balarishta (Childhood problems)
Bhagavath Seva - Get rid of sorrows and worries and bring prosperty
Brahmarakshasu Pooja - Get rid of problems in the land orhouse, Protection of four-legged animals (Cow, Cattle etc)
Nithya Pooja - To obtain properities and happiness
Otta-appam Offering - To get strong and stout health without any illness
Vella Nivedhyam - Get rid of poverty
Thrimadhuram - Mukthi from Thapakrayam
Muttarukkal - Get rid of obstacles and problems
Thali Charthal - For getting marriaged
Neeranjanam - Obtain Mental peace, Sani Dosham (Saturn), Get rid of ills/health problems
Vedi Offering - To achieve desired ambition
Elluthiri - Sani Dhosham (Saturn)
Panchasara (Sugar) - Control Dieabetics
Kadhali Pazham (Red Banana) - Get rid of illness
Sarkara (Jaggery) - Get rid of stomach disease
Ilaneer (Tender Coconut) - Get rid of urinary problems
Kayar (Coir) - Relief from Asthma (Kasarogam)
Poovan Pazham (Bananna) - Artheritisis
Kurumulagu (Pepper) - Relief from Vasoori (Chickenbox)
Chena (Elephant Yam) - Get rif of skin problems
Coins - Heart problems
Uppu (Salt) - Hunger diordersn
Elluthiri - Sani Dhosham (Saturn)