MAKARA SANKRANTI, AYYAPPA PADI PUJA – 6:00 PM Navagraha Building
January 14, 2020 6:00 pm
January 14, 2020 8:00 pm
Ayyappa Puja will be performed at the temple on Sankaranti Day. Makara Jyothi, celebrated on January 14th, is an important event for Ayyappa devotees.
Padi Pooja, or the pooja of the Pathinettam Padi, is performed in the evening on certain days at the temple.Padi pooja in the name of the 18 Hill Gods of Lord Ayyappa was conducted after Pushpabhishekam.Thantri performed the ritual in the presence of Melsanthi.The hour-long ritual by decorating the Holy Steps with flowers and silk cloths after lighting traditional lamps on each step, concluded with performing “aarathi” by the thantri.