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Customs

  • Enter the temple with an absolute sense of devotion.
  • Do not touch the temple priests.
  • Do not enter the Nalambalam during Nivedyam.
  • Do not take video camera, mobile phone etc. inside the Nalambalam.
  • Do not touch on the altar stones (Balikkallu) by foot and hand.
  • Do not enter the temple wearing shirt, banyan, pyjama, lungi, chequered clothes, chapels etc. Devotees must keep them outside the temple.
  • Put the amount you wish to offer in the Bandaram (Hundi) only and do not throw your offerings in to the Sreekovil.
  • Do not touch the idols by hand
  • Do not spit in the temple premises
  • Avoid disturbance to other devotees by chanting and praying in utmost low sound. 
  • Always give way to Temple Poojaris and Thanthri. 
  • Ladies on the left and gents on the right sides of the deity is the rule while worshipping, without crossing the central thread line from the deity. 
  • 10 days after the death and birth of relatives and 7 days after menstrual periods for ladies are forbidden for temple visit. 
  • Receive the thirtha by right hand, supported by left hand and sip a drop of it and sprinkle the rest over your head. This is to purify the mind and body. 
  • The numbers for going round the deities are : One for Ganapathi, Two for Surya, Three for Siva and Four for Vishnu and Devi, Five for Sastha, Six for Subrahmanian and Seven for Peepal Tree. 
  • Going round in the temple in the morning is for curing diseases, mid-day for fulfilling desires, evening for washing sins, mid-night for Moksha.

Daily Timings

Morning: 5:30 am to 10:00 am

Evening: 5.30 pm to 8:30 pm

Temple remains closed after the above timings.

On all festival days temple remains open for full day.