Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval – Poojas
At Thiruvanaikoil temple daily Pooja is conducted in five different times in any normal day.
· Usha Kalam (Early Morning Pooja) - 06:45 AM - 07:15 AM
· Kala Sandhi (Morning Pooja) - 08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
· Uchchi Kalam (Noon Pooja) - 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
· Sayaratchai (Evening Pooja) - 05:00 PM - 05:45 PM
· Artha Jamam (Night Pooja) - 09:00 PM
The temple is closed between 01:00 PM and 03:00 PM daily (Except Fridays, Sundays and other important festival days).
In the third enclosure, there is a coconut grove having a small tank where the festival image of Vaishnavite Srirangam temple used to be brought one day a year. As the Goddess Parvati worshipped to Lord Shiva every day in this temple, even today, at noon, During Uchchi Kalam the 'Archakar' (Priest) dresses like a lady and conducts pooja at Jambukeshwara Sannadhi and also perform 'Ko Pooja' (Cow Pooja).
This Pooja is conducted to represent Devi Akilandeswari’s Pooja to Lord Jambukeshwara. This particular pooja draws hundreds of pilgrim and devotees daily. A special variety of black cow, called Karam Pasu is used for the occasion.
Annabishekam to lingam (ablution with cooked rice) is a daily ritual performed in the temple. The temple is one of the hosts for the annual Natyanjali, a festival of classical Indian dance. The temple has also a school for training Nathaswaram, a classical pipe instrument in Tamil Nadu.
One can also book online to perform the pooja in the temple. The pooja will be performed keeping in mind your name, star, rashi etc. The prasad will also be shipped to you.