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VISESHA PUJA (ON MONDAYS)(06:00 AM)
(COST RS 600/- PER PERSON, PRASADAM : 1 BIG LADDU, 2 VADAS, 1
UTTARIYAM OR 1 BLOUSE PIECE)
Every Monday after second bell the utsava vigraha is brought to the mantapa for
'Chaturdasa kalasa visesha puja' i.e. 14 kalasas. After seeking the permission of Sri
Malayappa Swami, ankurarpana and punyaha vachanam is rendered by archakas.
As Panchasukatas-Sri,Bhu, Nila, Purusha and Narayana Suktas are recited,
Tirumanjanam is performed to the utsava murtis.
Seven vessels out of fourteen vessels contain gingerly oil, Milk, Curd, Ghee,
Akshatas (holy grains of rice), Darbha and Panchagavya. The remaining seven
vessels contain Sudhodaka(Pure Water).
Abhisheka Harati is offered to mark the culmination of the seva. Purnahuti is
offered to herald the conclusion of the homa. Naivedya is offered to God. The
arjita Seva ticket holders who took part in this seva are presented with vastra
The Visesha Pooja was started by TTD on April 8, 1991 and later it became