NAVABHISHEKAM PANTIRADINAIVEDYAM & POOJA (7 AM to 9 AM) What
follows is a series of abhishekams, first in the series being
Palabhishekam or Kshirabhishekam or bathing in milk. Then the Navabhishekam
is done with water filled in nine silver pots and sanctified with a course
of Poojas. Pantiradi pooja is done when the shadow measures 12 feet.
DARSHAN (9AM to 11.30 AM) Time is given to devotees for
UCHA POOJA (Noon Pooja -11.30 AM to 12.30 PM) Conducted at
around 12 noon, it is the most important and elaborate pooja of the day.
The naivedyam (Offering) consists of cooked rice and palpayasam (rice
cooked in milk and sugar). Simultaneously, a Brahmin is seated in the
temple kitchen and fed well. This custom is mandatory at this ritual.
THE TEMPLE REMAINS CLOSED FROM 12.30 PM to 4.30 PM
SIVELI (4.30 PM to 5 PM) The second procession of the Lord takes
place at this time.
DARSHAN (5 PM to 6.15 PM) The time is given to the devotee
DEEPARADHANA (6.15 PM to 6.45 PM) All the lamps in the temple
are lighted and the Lord is worshipped with oil lamps and camphor flames.
Conch shells are blown ,drums beaten, bells chimed and pipes played. The
view of the Lord in full glory is visible from a very long distance
itself. The Lord looks so marvelous amidst the lamps and that even a
non-believer will have second thoughts.
DARSHAN (6.45 PM to 7.30 PM) Devotees allowed for darshan.
ATHAZHA POOJA & ATHAZHA NAIVEDYAM (7.30 PM to 8.15PM) The night
worship is Athazha pooja and the offering made at that time is
athazhanaivedyam. Appam and Ada (sweetened rice preperation), betel leaf
and areca nut are offered at this time.
ATHAZHA SIVELI (8.45 PM to 9.00 PM) The night procession, the third
and last procession of the day takes place.
TRIPUKA & OLAVAYANA (9.PM to 9.15 PM) Fumigation of the
central shrine and temple with nine odoriferous gums in a silver tray is
known as tripuka.Ola vayana is the customary function of reading out day's
income and expenditure before the Lord.
The Srikovil closes at 9.15 p.m.