Friday, March 11, 2016

Garbharakshambigai Temple, Thirukarukavoor – Poojas/Sevas

Garbharakshambigai Temple, Thirukarukavoor – Poojas/Sevas
·        Blessed Ghee for pregnancy
·        Blessed castor oil for easy delivery
·        Punugu sattam
·        Abishegam
·        Annadhanam
·        Kattalai Archanai
·        Navakodi Ghee lamps
·        Sandana Kaapu
·        Thanga Thottil : 7AM - 12:30PM; 4PM-8PM
·        Thulabharam
·        Ear boring and Tonsure prayers
Blessed Ghee for pregnancy:
Couples yearning for a child have to come in person to this temple, obtain ghee from the counter, light 11 ghee lamp and must do step smearing (Padi Mezhuguthal) in sacred Ambal Sannadhi and pray for their child. After returning to their home they should buy quality ghee for 1/2 kg and mix them with the sacred ghee obtained from this temple. Before going to bed couples should take a teaspoonful of the ghee for next 48 days.
Women should avoid consuming this ghee during their periods, while men should continue without break.
Persons who are unable to visit this temple in person can obtain blessed ghee from this temple through post or courier.
Blessed castor oil for easy delivery:
Pregnant woman in third trimester has to obtain blessed oil from this temple. It is not necessary for the woman to come in person while her husband or any family member can come and obtain the blessed oil. The oil must be applied in the lower abdomen of the woman during pain.
Persons who are unable to visit this temple in person can obtain blessed oil from this temple through post or courier.
Punugu Sattam:
Sri Mullaivananathar Swamy is worshiped for better health. The Swamy here is swayambu i.e, self manifested. He is made up of hardened mud and there is no Abhishegam for this God. Instead Punugu sattam is being offered on the Valarpirai Pradosham day, the eleventh day after new moon. This Punugu is believed to have healing power and it is being sent as Prasadam for the peoples who suffer due to incurable skin diseases, cardiac diseases and surgery.
Abishegam:
Abishegams are performed during these timings. Monday to Saturday: 8.00 A.M. Abishegams are not performed during evening, Sundays and Festival days. Pre-bookings are made for Abishegams. Devotees are expected to be present 1/2 hour before Abishegam.
Annadhanam:
Among all gifts of charity, providing food to the hungry is the greatest of all gifts as food gives life, longevity, light and energy. This temple is located in a remote village, where quality mid-day meal is unavailable to the devotees who arrive after a long travel. Therefore the temple administration provides free mid-day meal to 100 persons daily.
Kattalai Archanai:
Kattalai archanai is one type of archanai which is being done on particular date or star, which the devotee prefers. It is done for a particular period (minimum 1 year) or for life time. You have to send stipulated amount for the period you wish to do archanai. Prasadams will be sent to you in monthly basis. Pregnant women opt for Kattalai archanai up to their pregnancy period.
Navakodi Ghee lamps:
All auspicious functions commence with the lighting of the lamp, which is often maintained right through the occasion. Light symbolizes knowledge, and darkness - ignorance. The Lord is the "Knowledge Principle" (Chaitanya) who is the source, the enlivener and the illuminator of all knowledge. Hence light is worshiped as the Lord himself.
The traditional ghee lamp has a further spiritual significance. The ghee in the lamp symbolizes our vaasanas or negative tendencies and the wick, the sin. When lit by spiritual knowledge, the vaasanas get slowly exhausted and the sin too finally perishes.
In this temple, people who pray for pregnancy are advised to light up eleven lamps (one for Vinayagar, one for the Lord Mullaivananathar and nine for Garbarakshambigai) and who pray for safe delivery are advised to light 5 lamps (one for Vinayagar, one for the Lord Mullaivananathar and three for Garbarakshambigai).
Sandana Kaapu:
Sandalwood paste plays an integral part for rituals and ceremonies in Hindu religion. It gives a cooling effect to mind and soul. Therefore devotees offer Sandalwood paste smearing (Sandana Kaapu) to Goddess Garbarakshambigai to bless their wish. The Sandana Kaapu pooja is offered on Friday evenings. The cost is Rs.5000 for both Indian and overseas devotees and you are requested to contact temple office for the date of booking.
Thanga Thottil:
In this temple one unique way of Thanking Goddess Garbarakshambigai for her benevolence, it is called Thanga Thottil Prarthanai. Blessed couple having child after praying to Goddess Garbarakshambigai can thank her by placing their child in Thanga Thottil (Golden cradle) and circumventing Amman Praharam with their child. The cost of the Prarthanai is Rs.550. There is no pre-booking for it.
Thulabharam:
This is an age old tradition which is followed in many temples. Placing your child in one plate of the weighing scale and balancing the other with goods is called Thulabharam. Those who cannot come in person to light ghee lamps can use the temple service to do so. Lighting ghee lamps up to the number of their age is a common occurrence here.
Ear boring and Tonsure prayers:
Ear boring of your child can be done in this temple. You are requested to call this temple office earlier and make arrangement for the gold smith to be present during your visit.
Similarly for Tonsuring head prayers please call this temple office earlier and make arrangements for it.
Fees Structure:
Following poojas are performed to our devotees who are unable to visit this temple. The cost of the poojas and services are mention alongside.
S.No
Types of Poojas
Prasadams to places within India
Prasadam to overseas
1
Blessed Ghee for pregnancy
Rs 100
Rs 300
2
Blessed castor Oil for safe and easy delivery
Rs 100
Rs 300
3
Punugu sattam for health
Rs 100
Rs 300
4
Abishegam
Rs 400
Rs 400
5
Annadhanam (for 100 persons)
Rs 2400
Rs 2400
6
Kattalai archanai for 12 months (1 year)
Rs 300
Rs 600
7
Niranthara Kattalai archanai (life time)
Rs 3000
Rs 5000
8
Navakodi Nei deepam
(Nine crore ghee lamp lighting)
Rs 75
Rs 300
9
Sandana Kappu (Sandalwood paste offering)
Rs 5000
Rs 5000
10
Thanga Thottil
Rs 550
Rs 550

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