Arulmigu Mahalakshmi Temple - Festivals :


NAVARATRI :

navaratri festival will be celebrated for ten day in this temple, In this Temple Called Dharshana On these days ,daily , ther e will be "Sri sooktam Aaradhana" at 10 am. In the evenings , there will be procession of the day, there will be - pairrvettai-, Outer procession of the deity and the deity will release arrow on vanni tree as a mark of success and prosperity.


PAVITRA URSAVAM :

This is the annual purification ceremony. It is performed to rectify the mistakes and defects in the poojas performed both mornings and evenings for five days. All the deities are adorned with colored Silk and Cotton yarn garlands . All the five days poojas are done to the sacred kalasams (pots) and on the final day the holy water is poured on the deities . It is belived to take part in such poojas.


MARKAZHI MONTH (DHANUR MASA POOJA) :

Tamil markazhi month considered sacred and poojas are performed early in the mornings. The temple opens at 5a.m during this month.


GOKULASTAMI :

It is also known as Sri Krishna jayanthi . Sri jayanthi is celebrated all over the country especially in Vaishnavite temples .. special poojas are performed . On the second day , the deity will be taken out for Uriyadi , to commemorate the childhood days of Sri Krishna when he stole butter from the pots suspended by ropes.


DEEPAVALI :

The Temple will be decorated with electrical lights. The deities will be given holy bath and special dishes like luddu will be offered and distributed as prasadamas to all devotees . It is the day when Mahalakshim rose from the Milky ocean and married Sri Mahavishnu according to puranas and Agamas . The North Indians celebrates this deepavali in a grand manner and on the next day they begin their new accounts. In this temple a huge crowd visit the temple and have the dharshan and take part in the SRI LAKSHMI KUMBERA HOMAM and THIRUKKALYANAM FOR GODESS SRI MAHALAKSHMI AND SRI MAHAVISHNU on that day performed by DEVOTIES as PRARTHANAI (offering to godess).


KARTIGAI :

On kartigai day lamps with ghee are lighted and special prayers are conducted . That night all the Moolavars (deities) will be anointed with oil. After this there will not be any holy bath(thirumanjanam) and festivals for about 48 days.


ENGLISH NEW YEAR DAY (1 JANUARY) :

The temple will be opened at 3. a.m on this day . Special decorations will be made . Thousand of pilgrims and devotees will have darshan on this first day of the English year without religious difference . They would like to begin the year with prayers so that the whole year will be prousperous fruitful them.


PONGAL :

Tamil New year day on thai 1st this Is also celebrated in this temple fron the day of 1st Consecration As temple is on the seashore , many will visit the temple on the ksnum pongal Day , next day to pongal . It is customary to go out with friends an relatives and get blessing of elders . Many visit the Temple on this day to get the blessing of Sri Mahalakshmi and sri Mahavishnu.


MAY DAY :

As May Day is the labourers day and it is a public holiday , many visit the temple and offer prayers to God Goddesses.