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Hanuman Puja Vidhi – Simple Procedure to do Hanuman Puja

Hanuman Puja Vidhi is performed on all Tuesdays and on auspicious days dedicated to Hanuman. Here is a simple procedure to perform the puja. The puja is best performed early morning. Some people also do Hanuman Puja on Saturday to get rid of Shani Dosha. Things needed for Hanuman Puja Hanuman murti, painting or yantra Red colored cloth Kumkum Flowers Water Banana or any fruit Usual puja items like diya, agarbatti etc Hanuman Puja Vidhi After taking bath, clean the place meant to do the puja. Offer prayers to Ganesha. Clean the Hanuman murti with water Sprinkle some water on your head Spread the red colored cloth Place the Hanuman murti or painting or yantra Meditate for sometime in front of the murti. Say your prayers. Apply some kumkum on Hanuman murti Apply some kumkum on your forehead Light the diya Light incense or agarbhathi (optional) Offer flowers Offer banana or fruit Pray or meditate. If you know prayers like Hanuman Chalis

Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple is located at Kallupadi in Wayanad district and is around 11 km from Kalpetta. This is a popular Lord Muruga temple in the region. Kallupadi Subrahmanya Temple Thaipooyam festival 2023 date is February 5. Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subramanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day. Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam is also performed on the day. It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Kshetrapala in Hindu Temples

Kshetrapala is a protective or tutelary deity worshipped in Shiva Temples. The deity is one who guards and protects the fields. He is mentioned in the Vedas – praised in the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. The Kshetrapala in Shiva Temples is usually Bhairava. He stands atop a lotus on the doorway and possess a number of attributes. He has three eyes. He is with a shining knot of braided hair. His complexion is black. He holds a mace and a skull in his two hands. Red garland, red-scented materials and red clothes are offered to him. In Panchayatana Temples, Kshetrapala is consecrated in the southwest corner of the temple for protecting the villages and towns. Before starting rituals, worship should be offered to Kshetrapala. Otherwise, all deeds will be fruitless. Pujas, mantras and how to worship Kshetrapala is given in detail in the scripture Mantradevaprakashini. 

Thaipooyam Festival at Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple

Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is located at Cheriyanad in Alappuzha  District and is around 8 km from Mavelikara and Chengannur. The annual pooyam ritual organized in Malayalam Makaram month at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga. Cheriyanad Balasubramanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2021 date is January 18. Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple. Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple in procession. Traditional temple music is part of the procession. Kavadiyattam is another major highlight. On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.  Melam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Thaipooyam Festival at Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple near Balaramapuram

Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is located at Eruthavoor in Trivandrum District and is around 2 km from Balaramapuram. The annual pooyam ritual organized in at the Murugan Temple attracts hundreds of devotees. The shrine is dedicated to Subramanya or Muruga . Eruthavoor Sri Balasubramanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival  2023 date is February 5. This is also the ten day annual festival in the temple, which begins on the Thaipooyam day. Special pujas and rituals are held throughout the day in the temple. Carrying Kavadi is the main ritual on the day. People carry various types of Kavadi to the temple in procession. Traditional temple music is part of the procession. On the Pooyam day, people also pierce their body with small lance, or vel. This is done for getting desires fulfilled.  Melam, various types of colorful Kavadi and fireworks are part of the festival.

Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam Festival

Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is located 2 km from Kozhikode city. Muruga or Subrahmanya is worshiped here as subsidiary deity. The annual pooyam festival is observed in Makaram month. Tali Sri Maha Ganapathi Sri Bala Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2023 date is February 5. Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subramanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day. Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine. Kavadiyattam and colorful procession of Kavadis are a major highlight. It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.