is an important vazhipaadu being done
by the devotees for certain special purposes.
Bhajanam here, is quite different from
chanting hymns (Namajapam). It is a special
mode of bhajanam, which should be conducted
only with stay in the Devasthanam rooms.
Bhajanam can be conducted by any devotee,
no matter he or she is in a pleasant or
sad circumstances. It is a peculiar way
of attempt to appease the Goddess by undergoing
certain sacrifices. it can be done for
getting rid of mental or physical illness
or afflictions, tension, stress and strains,
lack of concentration, unruly behaviour,
poor education, job or to get married
or have no children etc.
But the bhajanam should be conducted or
will definitely be fruitful only if the
devotees observes following rules and
regulations. Experiences of innumerable
devotees prove that it is an effective
FOR THE KIND ATTENTION OF THOSE DEVOTEES
WHO CONDUCT BHAJANAM AT THIS TEMPLE
1. Those who intend to conduct the bhajanam
should come to the temple on the previous
evening and be present for the Nirmalya
Darsanam when the nada opens in the morning
next day (4.00 a.m. on normal days and 3.30
a.m. on Fridays and Mandalam season).
2. After having Nirmalya Darsanam both at
the Melkavu and Kizhukkavu Temples, they
have to conduct prathakshinam with perfect
purity and chanting of God's names. They
have to come to Sivan Nada at 5 a.m. for
having darsanam of Sivandhara and see the
Ethruthu pooja at 5.30 a.m. in Melkavu Temple.
Also conduct prathakshinam for the seeveli
afterwards. Then go to Kizhukavu temple
for worshipping the Guruthi pooja and obtain
Guruthy Prasadam. This Guruthy prasadam
should be kept in custody and taken, after
obtaining bhajanam ghee from the Melkavu
Temple after the Pantheeradipooja (8a.m.)
Then only one should take food.
3. After the breakfast, the devotee should
continue the prathakshinam with namajapams
and be present for the Dhara at Sivan Nada
( at 11.00 a.m. ), Uchapooja at Melkavu
Temple (12.00 noon ) and the Uchaseeveli.
After that the devotee should obtain the
nivedyam choru and eat it.
4. Then the devotee can take rest but avoid
day-sleep When the Nada reopens at 4.00
p.m., as earlier, the devotee should pray
and conduct prathakshinam in both the temples.
Then the Deeparadhana ( 6.30 p.m. ), Athazhapooja
and seeveli should be seen and prayed. Then
go to the Kizhukavu Temple and pray during
the Guruthi pooja and obtain Guruthi prasadam.
After this, they can have the supper.
5. The devotee shouldn't take food from
outside. Salt, sour and chilly etc., should
be consumed less. It is better to consume
milk, fruits, vegetables etc.
6. Those who conduct bhajanam couldn't go
outside the temple premises.
7. Those who are possessed by evil spirits
or doubt so or have some sort of diseases
should see that no unsacred things are happening
on their part. There should be a person
accompanying the devotee who conduct the
bhajanam. The above said people should be
brought only up to the Balikkalpura. Conducting
the prathikshinam of the Banian tree with
the strict rituals will mitigate the Navagrahadosha
8. Those ladies who enters in their periods,
should be removed from the temple premises
and continue their bhajanam only after 7
9. The devotee should conduct the various
vazhipaadus to the Deities according to
10. There will be no bhajanam during the
11. The pooja timings will change during
12. All should observe the temple rules
and rituals strictly. If any more informations
is needed, contact directly with the Devaswom
Assistant Commissioner / Manager.
Chottanikkara Temple Assistant Commissioner
Ph : 0484-2711032 / 2713300