The Mana was host to several sarpa-kaavus (small altars for serpants). Naaga-pujas were performed in these kaavus, but in due course, it was difficult to protect the kaavus. Thus, a Devi Naagayakshi temple was built in the Mana so that worship could continue. The idol of the goddess in the sanctum is unique for its exquisite carvings which have deep symbolic meanings. An elaborate puja, called 'sarpa-puja', is offered once a year to please Naagayakshi Devi and Naagaraaja Deva. Lavish columns of turmeric powder and rice powder are drawn in the temple, and the püjä is performed before these columns. The temple and its surroundings are decorated with coconut leaves and plantains in traditional Kerala style. Water and milk are offered to the serpent deities. The puja concludes late in the night with sarpa-bali, or sacrificial offerings.  
 
OFFER PUJA AT NAGAYAKSHI TEMPLE
 
Home    |    About Us    |    Puja Status    |    Upanayana    |    Vidyaramba    |    Anna Praashna    |    Bhiksha    |    For Thought    |    Contact Us
Puja Services    |    Chuttu Vilakku    |    Deepastambha Vilakku    |    Vishesha Puja    |    Birthday Puja    |    Anniversary Puja     |     Appam Ada Nivedyam     |     Niranjanam
Lord Ayyappa     |      Sri Rama     |     Sri Krishna     |    Lord Ganesha     |     Vettakorumakan     |    Devi Nagayakshi    |    Devi Bhagavati    |   Gurudev Shrine
    Acknowledgement     |    Other Links     
Copyright © 2009- 2010, Chinmaya International Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Designed by CMS