Ayyappa Swamy Padi Pujalu

Puja Description

Ayyappa Swamy is the son of Lord Shiva and Mohini (female avatar of Lord Vishnu). Hence, he is also known as Hari Haran. Sabareshwara and Manikantha are the other names by which Ayyappa is known as.He is known to be the remover of evil. Devotees don the Ayyappa Deeksha and Vratam for 41 days with strict rules in order to please Ayyappa Swamy. Ayyappa is worshipped on this day by the chanting of Namavalis and Padi puja is performed by chanting slokas, lighting diyas and Neyyabhishekam(Ghee offering). The Puja is accompanied by Kirthanas and Bhajanas.

Significance:

Performed during the Vratham of Ayyappa Swamy Deeksha

18 padi pujas, Namavalis and Astothrams are performed.

Aravana Paayasam is the main naivedyam prepared on this day.

When is this Puja performed?

This Puja is performed during the Ayyappa Deeksha. It generally done in the months of December and January.

Advantages of this Puja:

Grants Self-esteem and Self-control leading to a successful life

All the evil and negativities are removed and eradicated

All the hurdles are removed and people are blessed with peace and prosperit

The Mind and Soul are purified resulting in a Happy life

Puja Cost

10000 to 15000/-

Puja Material

Material Name Units
Pasupu (పసుపు) 100 gms
Kumkuma (కుంకుమ) 100 gms
Ashta Gandham (అష్ట గంధం) 1 packet
Agarubatthi (అగర్బత్తి) 1 packet
Harathi Karpooram (హారతి కర్పూరం) 100 gms
Cow Ghee (ఆవు నెయ్యి) 200 gms
Vakkalu(వక్కలు) 50 gm
Akshinthalu 1 packet
Mudda Karpuram 100 gms
Honey (తేనె) 50 gm
Sugar (చెక్కర) 500 gm
Jagerry (బెల్లం) 500 gm
Dry Dates (ఖర్జురాలు) 100 gms
Elachi 1 packet
cloves 1 packet
Jaji Kayalu (జాజి కాయలు) 2
Ganga Jalam konni
Gorojanam 1 packet
White cloth 1
Blouse pieces (జాకెట్ ముక్కలు) 2
Thread rolls (దారపు ఉండలు) 1
Akanda Vattulu 1 packet
VariPelalu (వరి పేలాలు) 500 gm
Mishri 100 gms
vibhudhi (విభూది) 1
kalasham chembu (కలశం చెంబు) 1
Rose water 1 BOX
Match box (అగ్గి పెట్టె) 1
Panneeru (పన్నీరు) 1
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