Neelamegha Perumal Temple, Thirukannapuram – Prayers
People pray to Perumal seeking wedding and child boon. As the very name of Perumal indicates the alluring of hair beauty, many pray for beautiful hair style and cure from hair fall. People also pray for total cure from threatening diseases. Usual prayers for family welfare, prosperity etc. As Lord’s view fall on the Navagrahas the nine planets in this Vaishnava temple, all adverse aspects of planets are removed. Perumal grants all boons to devotees such as employment opportunities, progress in trade, promotions etc. to his devotees.
Those seeking wedding boon offer Archana Mala, perform Thirumanjanam, offer nivedhana with Parivattam and Sowrimudi used mostly by women with short hair. Other commitments include offering vastras, Tulsi garlands, and pujas with dressing-Alankarams. Two times puja is dedicated Sri Anjaneya with Vadamalai. Devotees also contribute for the renovation of the temple. People perform Pithru pujas (a ritual of the departed souls) on new moon day.