Arattupuzha Temple
Arattupuzha Pooram - 2014
Ghee Offering - Thursday 3rd April 2014
Ghee is offered by the devotees of Sastha which are further used for lighting of lamps. Around five thousand lamps will be lighted. The purity of ghee and radiance of the lamps fill the temple with positive divine energy. It is believed that participating in this event is blessed experience.  Devotees can offer ghee from 8am onwards on the same day.
Shudhi - Samarppanam - Friday 4th April 2014
Carpenter from the village willoffer equipments to the chief priest of the temple after which the Tantri will conduct special rituals for the purification of sanctrum and surroundings. Purification process will be continued on the next day.
Kodiyettam - Saturday 5th April 2014
Ghee is offered by the devotees of Sastha which are further used for lighting of lamps. Around five thousand lamps will be lighted. The purity of ghee and radiance of the lamps fill the temple with positive divine energy. It is believed that participating in this event is blessed experience.  Devotees can offer ghee from 8am onwards on the same day.
Thiruvathira Purappad - Sunday 6th April 2014
Sastha is taken out of sanctum sactorum with traditional ritualistic percussion followed by elaborate percussion inside the temple accompanied by five elephants. Rituals starts at 3am and ends at sunrise. After purappad Sastha moves to Thaikattussery temple to witness the pooram at Thaikattussery temple.
Peruvanam Pooram - Tuesday 8th April 2014
Sastha enters the Peruvanam temple by 6pm through southern gate accompanied by seven elephants accompanied by elaborate percussion by more than 150 artists. Sastha moves out through eastern entrance for special rituals. Accompanied by other dieties Lord Sastha comes to Peruvnam temple and takes rest at Thantri Illam(head priest's home).
Pidikkaparambu Temple - Thursday 10th April 2014
Sastha reaches Pidikkaparambu temple by 7am and stands facing North while Chathakkudam Sastha stand facing west. Elephant races gets off and Sastha gets into the temple and bids farewell to Chathakkudam Sastha and returns back to Arattupuzha.
Tharakkal Pooram - Thursday 10th April 2014
Accompanied by nine elephants elaborate percussion with more than two hundred artists takes plce outside temple. Urakam Ammathiruvadi comes from the west and Thottippal Bhagavathy comes from the south. After fireworkds Thottippal Bhagavathy bids farewell to Sastha. After ritualistic holy dip, Urakam Ammathiruvadi also bids farewell to Sastha. Sastha moves to Pisharikkal temple.
Thottippal Temple - Friday 11th April 2014
Sastha comes from Pisharikkal temple to Thottippal temple to take part in the Thottippal Pooram. After taking part in Thottippal Pooram Sastha retuns to Arattupuzha temple.
Arattupuzha Pooram - Friday 11th April 2014
After customary rituals Sastha comes out of temple by 7pm accompanied by fifteen elephants. More than 250 artists takes part in the percussion followed by fireworks. After fireworks Sastha moves to the paddy fields in front of temple to receive all the guests for Devamela(Divine Durbar).
Devasamgamam - Friday 11th April 2014

Poorams of Gods and Goddesses continue when the Sastha takes his stand at Nilapaaduthara. The slanting ground that lay between the temple and field forms the venue for the festivals of Gods and Goddesses from opposite side, one set coming down and another climbing up.

Ascending poorams begin with Thottippal Bhagawathi accompanined by Chathakkudam Sastha in procession of five decorated elephants with Panchaarimelam. Followed by poorams of Poonilakkavu, Kaduppasseri and Chalakkudi Pisharikkal Bhagawathies one after another.

Descending poorams begin with one of Edakunny Bhagawathi in procession of five decorated elephants Anthikkad Bhagawathi and Choorakkode bhagawathi poorams follows with Six decorated elephants.

Nettissery Sastha's pooram begins from western side of field accompanied by five decorated elephants and Pandimeelam.
Kootti Ezhunnellippu - Saturday 12th April 2014

When star Chothi is seen in the sky, Thriprayr Thevar reaches western part of paddy field with seven elephants and Panchavadyam.  After that 21 elephants joins the procession with Paandimeelam. 

On reaching the ceremonial place in the paddy field Thevar is accompanied by Urakathammathiruvadi along with Chathakkudam Sastha on the left and Cherpu Bhagavathy on the right.  Here in total 71 elephants are paraded.  It is believe3d that Lord Mahavishnu is giving blessings to devlotees together with Goddess of Earh(Cherpu Bhagavathy) and Goddess Lakshmi(Urakam Ammathiruvadi. The one and only one grand sight  takes you to divine peace.

Kooti Ezhunallippu is also referred as Vaikuntam (where Lord Mahavishnu and other Gods and Godesses are believed to be staying). 

Arattu and Upacharam - Saturday 12th April 2014

It is believed that Ganga Devi is present at Mandharam Kadavi(Bhathing Ghat) of Arattupuzha river.  After Kootiezhunallippu Lord Thevar with Cherpu Bhagavathy and Urakam Ammathiruvadi proceeds for the holy dip.  Special tents are built for the customary rituals and poojas.  Thousands takes part in the holy dip.    

After Arattu Sastha of Arattupuzha comes out of the temple and say farewell to departing deities.  Sastha follows Cherpu Bhagavathy and Urakam Ammathiruvadi till the end of paddy field. 

Sastha follows the Thevar to say farewell  and administrator of the devaswom announces   the next year’s pooram date calculated by Devaswom astrologer.  Thevar takes off the Makudam(top of Kolam), considered to be head dress of king in order to express the feeling of departure and starts his way back to Thriprayar temple.  Sastha returns to temple accompanied by devotees.

Gramabali - Saturday 12th April 2014

Sastha protector of all the villare circum navigates the villate to bless his people.  Gramabali is done for the safety of village.  Head priest of the temple follows the Sastha and observers special rituals at different places.  Starting from Arattupuzha, Sastha travels along the paddy fields and visits the temples at Kottamkulangara, Mympilly, Urakam, Kidakulangara, Aynikkad, Muthullial, Cherpu, Thayamkulangara, Mekkavu, Peruvanam, Thiruvullakkavu, Vallachira, Chathakkudam, Pidikkaparambu, Pisharikkal, Thottippal and Mulangu before reaching the Arattupuzha temple at 5am next day.  Function ends with lowering of flag at temple.

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Arattupuzha Pooram
1189 Meenam 28
(2014 April 11 - Friday)
Upcoming Events
5th April to 12th April 2014
Ghee Offering
Shudhi / Samarppanam
Kodiyettam
Thiruvathira Purappad
Peruvanam Pooram
Pidikkaparambu Temple
Tharakkal Pooram
Thottippal Temple
Arattupuzha Pooram
Devasamgamam
Gramabali