Soundararajaperumal Temple, Thadikombu – Rituals & Prayers
Those who have lost their possessions and those desirous of restoring broken relationships offer lime fruit garlands to Karthaveeryarjuna lighting ghee lamps. Sri Andal, the legendary poetess and devotee of Vishnu, can be seen on every Thursday in the mandapam of the Sundararaja Perumal Temple.
Devotees perform turmeric abishekam (ablution) to Andal to be blessed with an early alliance of marriage. Performing poojas to the deities Rathi and Manmathan for five consecutive Thursdays in this temple are supposed to help unmarried people find suitable marriage partners. Some people believe that they can even get foreign suitors if they pray on Thursdays to this Andal.
People believe that they get even foreign suitors if so prayed for. Devotees also throng the temple for child boon, academic achievements, business development etc. Devotees perform abishek to the Lord with Tulsi garlands and sari to Mother.
Those having prayer commitments to Madurai Azhagar can offer the same in this temple. Those weak in education, suffering from lack of memory pray to Lord Hayagriva and Mother Saraswathi gracing from their shrines in the Prakara.
On Thiruvonam star day, they perform special pujas to Lord Hayagriva with honey, coconut and a nivedhana made of jaggery powder and ghee and cardamom garlands. Devotees also throng the temple to get a child, for academic achievements and success in business.
It is customary for devotees to offer saris to Goddess Soundara valli and a garland made of thulasi (basil leaves) to Soundararajan Perumal after their wishes are fulfilled.
The temple is special as it houses in the same complex Lords who provide solutions to different problems. This is the only temple to house Goddess Saraswathi and Lord Hayagriva in the same Sannidhi.
A Special Pooja is performed at the Dhanvantri Sannidhi on No Moon day to relieve one of any health problems. A visit to the Lakshmi Narasimha Sannidhi on full moon day is said to help solve finance related issues.
Special Pooja on Thursdays at the Rathi- Manmatha Sannidhi relieves couples of problems in their married life. A pooja during Rahu Kaalam on Sunday at the Swarna Akarshana Bairavar Sannidhi helps one recover from financial losses and bad debts.