Mandala Mahotsavam 2019
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!
Like previous years, Sanatana Ireland celebrated “Mandala Mahotsavam” this year as well. This year’s Utsavam will starts on 17th November. We propose to conduct Ayyappa Pooja on Saturdays during “Mandalakalam” in different houses and commonly on 27th December Crumlin community hall with “Bhakthiganamela”(Devotional Music concert).
_ Team Sanatana Ireland
Mandala Puja is an important ritual observed at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala. The day of Mandala Puja marks the end of the 41 days long austerity known as Mandala Kalam that is observed by the followers or devotees of Lord Ayyappa. The 41 day fast begins on the first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam .
The significance of Mandala Puja is stated in several Puranas. It is mentioned in these religious scriptures that a person’s destiny can be positively changed by performing Mandala Puja. Mandala Puja is a very powerful puja that grants fulfilment of all the desires if done with full devotion and dedication. The celebrations of Mandala Puja connotes the 41 days of austerities. The strictness of the 'vratham' during Mandala Puja helps to cleanse the soul. The austerity can be observed by all, both men and women alike. Females aged between 1-9 years and those above 50 are also allowed to do the Mandala Puja vratham and they are known as ‘Malikapuram’.
Sanatana Ireland organised Manadala Pooja in Dublin on Friday, 27th December 2019 which was presided by Gurukal from IVT.
Devotees can perform archana to lord Ayyappa at the Pooja venue. Please register your participation.
It was a free event.