Mandala Mahotsavam 2020
Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!
Like previous years, Sanatana Ireland celebrates “Mandala Mahotsavam” this year as well. In the wake of developments in the Corona Virus infection, we have by common consensus, decided not to conduct this year's Manadala mahotsavam in common manner. Instead of gatherings in deferent houses, daily prayer will be steaming online in our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SANATANAIRELAND) through out this mandala Kalam between Nov 16 - Dec 26 @7.00pm. Devotees who would like to include their prayer in our online streaming, please contact one of our team members.
Please join online for daily Mandala Pooja Prayer
_ 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’.