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What Is Raktha Pushpanjali In Kerala Temples?

Raktham means blood and many devotees try to connect Raktha pushpanjali with blood offering in Kerala temples. But this is not true. There is no blood involved in this popular ritual in temples.

Raktha Pushpanjali is usually offered in Devi or Bhagavathi temples – temples dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. The main offerings include red color flowers and Raktachandan (red color chandan).

The offering is made for various desire fulfillments, to overcome bad period in life and horoscope, to defeat enemies and for victory in interviews and exams.

By paying a token amount as prescribed by the temple authorities any devotee can get a Raktha pushpanjali performed.