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Timings: 9 AM to 10 AM

Considered as Devi’s favourite offering, Poomoodal is so special and popular that this daily offering has been booked in advance untill A.D. 2050. Daily only 1 offering can be done and when the trustees of the temple opened the booking on 20th March 2000, they were overwhelmed by the onrush of bookings and further bookings were stopped after 12 days when the bookings reached up to 2050 A.D. Only wild Thechi flowers, that too properly cleaned and devoid of any buds or any such impurities are taken for this pooja.

Arjuna’s arrows were turned to wild thechi flowers by Parvathy Devi during his fight with Lord Shiva disguised as the Kiratha King and the Devi was so happy that her husband was being covered with flowers instead of deadly arrows by Arjuna. Poomoodal offering is done similarly in the belief that Devi can be made content the same way. During Poomoodal, the Thidambu that is kept over the Swayambhoo Sthana is removed and 12 Kudanna (each kudanna being the quantity of flowers that can be held within the bowl formed of one’s palms held together) of wild thechi flowers are showered over the Swayambhoo Sthana, completely covering the area with the chanting of appropriate mantras as decreed by Adi Shankara.

Since Arjuna was fasting when he showered flower arrows on Lord Shiva, according to the legend, it is decreed mandatory that the main priest should fast till the pooja is over and earlier, the devotee in whose name the Poomoodal is being conducted also used to fast till the pooja is over. Even though this is not mandatory today, it is always desirable on the devotee’s part to observe fasting till the pooja is over. Once the pooja is over, the fast could be broken by taking the “Theertha” and “Prasad” given by the main priest from the sanctum sanctorum. The Poomodal pooja starts at 9 AM and will take up to 1 – 1.30 hours to complete.

The following are the Maryadas or ethics to be followed while performing this offering.

 For those who cannot attend the pooja in person, the Devaswom office will courier the Prasad if prior request is made.


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