PUJA AT AYYAPPA TEMPLE BEGINS TOMORROW
AIROLI: Shree Ayyappa Seva Samithi, Airoli, is organising their 22nd mandala puja from November 16- 26 and Utsavam celebrations from November 28 to December 5.
Various programmes including udayastamana pooja, utsav pooja, laksharchana, villakku pooja, kalaabhishekham, a procession, pallivetta, arattu, annadanam and various other rituals will be a part of the celebrations.
Several devotional programmes will also be performed at the temple during this period. This includes an utsav ball, devotional songs by Kanjangad Ramachandran Master and classical songs by Saptha Swara.
Cultural programme such as kathakali performances and a story keechakavadam by kalakshetra group from Dombivli have also been planned. On December 1, there will also be a procession carrying the idol in a chariot starting from the Shiva temple in sector 1, Airoli, accompanied by Thalapoli, Muthukuda, fireworks and shinkarimelam.