Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mandala Pooja

Mandala Pooja celebrations continues for a period of 41 days beginning from first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November-December) and culminating on eleventh day of Dhanu (December-January). During this period devotees make a pilgrimage to the famous shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. As a tradition, those visiting Sabarimala from nearby places will come to Neervilakom Ayyappa temple to sanctify the mala (Thulasi or Rudraksha) they wear during the vrutham. After the prayers, the devotee receives mala from the priest of temple. At the time of adoring the mala he will also give advise to the pilgrim about the implications of vruthum and pilgrimage.  Here vilikakku koluthu is held throughout "mandalakaalam" by various nair families coming under 1741 karayogam. Mandala Pooja signifies 41 days of austerities. Main Mandala pooja is conducted on the 41st day after the 1st of Vrichikam.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ulikuthal Pooja of new Pallivilakku

Pallivilakku ritual is a part of the annual uthram festival in Neervilakom Ayyappa temple. Thousands of lamps will be lighted on the  wooden chariot-like lamp posts, which will be moved to the gate way of temple by devotees on their shoulders.  The construction of the new pallivilakku is in process and the temple governing body invites contribution from devotees for its timely completion.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The Neervilakom Ayyappa Temple is governed by an elected group from the 1741 NSS karayogam members in Neervilakom. One member from each Nair family residing in Neervilakom can become member in Karyogam by obtaining a membership.  The karayogam committee is the authorized body which is responsible for looking the day to affairs of the temple. Unlike from the previous years the current committee was elected through secret ballot.  The newly elected Karayogam committee members are..


Mr.T.R. Vasudevan Pillai, Chandrathil


Mr. Vasanth kumar, Padinjattethil


Mr. Jayakumar, Iykkereth

Taluk Union Representative


Electroral role member


Committe Members

Mr. Rajagopal , Kavirikkumparampil
Mr. Vasudevan Pillai , Kailasom
Mr. Ampotti Nair, Thekkethu
Mr. Vikraman, Kaleekkamodiyil

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ramayana Masam

Ramayana Masam in Kerala is observed in the Malayalam month Karkidakam (July – August).  In 2011, the Ramayana Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. The reading of the Ramayan begins on the first day of the month and is completely read by last day of the month.
On all days in the month, the Epic Ramayana is read in Neervilakom Ayyappa Temple. The holy book of Ramayana is recited in thirty one Hindu families by the members of Haindava Seva Samithi.

The famous Malayalam Version of the Ramayana titled Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu written by Thunchath Ezhuthachan is the one recited in the month. After lighting the evening lamp, people sit before nilavilakku and recite the Adhyatma Ramayanam. The reading of the epic is managed in such a way that the reading ends on the last day in the Karkidakam Month.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Uthram 2011

Saturday, June 12, 2010