Rituals performed daily in the mutt include Prabodhanam, Paaraayanam, Nitya Pooja, Naama Sankeertanam & Dolotsavam. On every Ekadashi day, Divyanaama Sankeertanam is conducted specially. Devotees who wish to conduct nitya pooja on their birth days or any such auspicious occassion as they would prefer to can do so by depositing a small amount of Rs.2000/- (For details, contact us)

Apart from these, special utsavams are held at particular times during the year. Chief among these are -

1. Gangavatharana Mahotsavam

Gangavataranam is an utsavam celebrated for ten days during the Tamil month of Karthikai (November-December). The utsavam concludes on Kertika Amavasya, on which thousands of devotees assemble at the mutt to take a dip in the holy river Ganga, as she flows through the well in accordance with the promise given to Sri ayyaval.

The celebrations include 'annadaanam' on all ten days. During the utsavam, pujas, pravachanas, sampradaya bhajans, sangeeta upanyasams, namasankeertanams, Carnatic music recitals, etc are organised in the mutt. The utsavam ends with a procession of Sri Ayyaval.

2. Ramanavami

The avatara of Lord Sri Rama is celebrated every year during the Tamil months of Panguni-Chitrai. The 9-day celebrations include Srimad Valmiki Ramayana Parayanam, Ramayana upanyasams and Divyanama bhajans. Sri Seetaa-raama Pattabhishekam is performed on the concluding day.

Patrikai of Sri Ramanavami Mahothsava 2024

3. Gokulashtami

Similar to Ramanavami, Gokulashtami is an occasion for celebrating the birth and glorious leelas of Lord Srikrishna. The 7-day utsavam comprises of Srimad Bhagavata Parayanam, discourses and Divyanama bhajans. Sri Rukmini Kalyanam is performed on the concluding day, according to the praacheena bhajana sampradaya.

Gokulashtami 2023
31st August to 6th September 2023

4. Vasanthotsavam

This is a one-day utsavam celebrated on Akshaya Truteeya every year (April/May), to celebrate `Vasantha' (spring season). Fresh flowers which bloom at this time of the year are offered to the Lord, along with bhakti-keertanas. The rituals involve Kotnotsavam (Kuttanotsavam) in the morning, and Deepapradakshina-Vasantakelike-Pavvalimpu at night.

5. Radhakalyanam

This is organised every year in January, honouring the divine love between Radha and Krishna, and the profound philosophical concepts that the union of Radha-Krishna represents.

6. Mahasivarathri

On Mahasivarathri day, Shiva-geethi-maalaa - Shivaashtapadi by 62nd Pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Sri Geetha Sundaram - Shivaashtapadi by Sri Sadasiva Deekshitar(disciple of Sri Chokkanatha Deekshitar) and Thevarams are sung. Mahaanyasa Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam to Sri Sri Ayyaval and Divyanama bhajanai on whole night of Shivrathri are performed.

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