USHAKKALA POOJA 5.30 AM
KALASANTHI POOJA 7.30 AM
UCHIKALA POOJA 12.00 PM
SAYARATSA POOJA 5.00 PM
SANDYAKALA POOJA 7.00 PM
ARDAJAMA POOJA 8.00 PM
DEVASTHANAM IS OPEN FOR DHARSHAN FROM 5.30 AM TO 8.00 PM EVERYDAY. THE POOJA TIMINGS MAY BE CHANGED DURING THE FESTIVAL TIMES. PLEASE CONTACT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE FOR ANY CLARIFICATIONS.
Archana is a special, personal, abbreviated puja done by temple priests in which the name, birth star and family lineage of a devotee are recited to invoke individual guidance and blessings. Archana also refers to chanting the names of the Deity, which is a central part of every puja. The Sanskrit meaning is "honouring, praising."
1. SODASA NAMA ARCHANA
2. ATOSTRA SATHA NAMA ARCHANA
3. THIRISATHI NAMA ARCHANA
4. SHASTRA NAMA ARCHANA
Shiva Abhishekam is usually performed to a Lingam representing his manifestation as a creator of good (by destroying evil).
In many temples, one finds a vessel hung over the Lingam called thaara paathra, that continuously drips water or other offerings onto the Lingam in deference to Shiva's desire for Abhisheka.
Nakshatra shanti puja is performed every year on the birth nakshtra to give protection and better results throughout the year. Nakshatra puja comprises Ayushya homa (for longevity), Mrityunjaya homa (for good health and to get rid of chronic ailments), Navagraha Dosha/graha shanti puja, Sapta Chiranjeevi Puja/homa. Chiranjeevi means the person who never dies. Ashwatthama, Bali, Vyasa, Hanumanan, Vibhisana, Parshuramasch and Kripa are called as sapta chiranjeevi. These are performed by sadhaks. Seeing nakshatra significance in our lives nakshatra puja should be conducted atleast once a year in your birth month on the day your janam nakshatra falls or every month on the day our nakshatra falls to get the maximum desired benefit .
The malefic or retarding actions of significant planetary influences has traditionally been regarded as one of the prime causes for lack of success and disharmony within the home. This Puja is performed to appease and correct whatever planetary imbalances may be prevailing in one's destiny.
The term Graha denotes the nine celestial bodies which are central to astrological calculations (and beliefs) (and not the nine planets as it is frequently erroneously translated). The sun, the moon, mars, mercury, jupiter, venus, saturn and the two shadow planets Rahu and Ketu constitute the Navagrahas. The nine "grahas" or planets in our horoscope control our karma, our desires and their outcomes. Each of these nine planets exerts an influence in our lives, which is called "dasa" and it can be known from one's horoscope. Navagraha Puja is undertaken to reduce the negative effects and improve the positive energies related to a person.
Atma Shanti is a pooja done for atma shanti for your departed paternal and maternal near and dear ones. It is a ritual for expressing one's respectful feelings for the ancestors with devotion. In the ancient Hindu religious text Garud Puraan and other Puraans it is clearly stated that by offering this pooja to the forefathers and departed dear ones, their souls feel gratified and they bless the person with wealth, children, knowledge, joys, pleasures, with long and healthy life. The Pooja is performed on the day when our ancestors left us for heavenly abode i. e on their death anniversary.
Hindus worship Lord Ganesh (also known as Ganesha) for being the remover of obstacles. Ganesh Chaturthi is a day on which Lord Ganesha is believed to bestow his presence on earth. Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnima or full moon (this period is known as Krishna Paksha) is called as Sankashti
Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon(this period is known as Shukla Paksha) is called as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Sankashti Chaturthi vrat is observed to be free
of dangers, Deity of this vrat is Sri Vighnavinayak Ganeshji. Vinayaki Chaturthi fast is observed throughout the day of Vinayaki Chaturthi. ‘Sri Sidhhivinayak’ is the Deity of this
Pradhosha pooja is one of the most important among the poojas performed to the Graceful Lord Shiva. In Shukla Paksha (15 moon days from New moon to Full moon) and Krishna Paksha (15 moon days
from Full moon to New moon) the evening of the trayodasi (thirteenth moon day) between 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is called Pradhosha. It comes once in fifteen moon days. Pradhosha time is especially
meant for praying Lord Shiva. Praying in that time will free us from out sins and gives moksha finally (hence the name Pradhosha). During pradoSha time a special type of circumambulating called
soma sutra pradaxinam is done.
Poornima is an auspicious day in Hinduism. Poornima is the full moon day and many important rituals and festivals takes place on full moon day. This is dedicated to Devi,
Mother Goddess. Special Poojas are performed on Poornima day including the Pournami Pooja, especially SRI CHAKRA POOJA (Yantra Pooja) is another important
Pooja performed on the Purnima day at 5.00 pm.
The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.
Maha Shivratri (the 'Great Night of Shiva') is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati. The Maha Shivratri festival, also popularly known as 'Shivratri' or 'Great Night of Lord Shiva', is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Falgun according to the Hindu calendar which is in February or March in every year. On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the ′Tandava′. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Ma. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. There are four special Abishekam performed in the night of the Maha Siva Ratri Day. <>
Offerings can be directly deposited into the Temple Hundi, still if that is not possible due to the nature of your offerings, they can be handed over to the Temple Staff at the Counter or in the Administration Office , and the receipt for the same can be obtained immediately.
1. You can then send Cheque / DD / Pay order / Money order in favor of
Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
Payable at Chilaw
and send it to : The Chief Priest
Sri Munneswaram Devasthanam
Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
2. You can Directly Deposit the amount into our Seylan Bank account
Details for Direct Deposit :
Bank name: Seylan Bank
Branch: Chilaw Branch
Account Number: 0150 32467557 001
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