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Activities

Morning Programs (6 – 8 AM)
  • Recital of Suprabhatam (Auspicious dawn)
  • Nithya Homam (Daily fire ceremony)
  • Offering of Prasadam
  • Harathi
Evening Programs (6 – 8 PM)
  • Ganga Harathi: With accompanied chenda melam, maha harathi is performed in a sequence to Shirdi Sai, Athi Varadhar, Aanjaneya, Lakshmi Narasimha, Sahasra Lingam, and Kailashnath. This is a treat to watch and is conducted every evening at 6 PM.
  • Singing of bhajans
  • Pallaku (Palanquin) seva (taking the Utsavar form of the idol in a procession around the temple), and Silver Chariot seva with the chanting of vedas.
  • Harathi: Harathi songs are sung in praise of Mahaans and various divine forms. Kurai Onrum Illai (There are no regrets!) is sung to signify thankfulness to God followed by the final song — Om Jai Siva Shankarare.
Alankarams (Decoration)

The idol is adorned in silk garments and multi-hued fragrant garlands every day. The idol is adorned with Copper, Gold and Silver Alankarams on various days of the week.

 

Friday Oonjal (Swing) Seva

Timings: 7 – 8 PM
Oonjal seva for Utsava Moorthy.

Saturday Thaligai (Feast)

Timings: 7 – 11 AM

Every Saturday, Thaligai is offered to the Lord. Saturday Thaligai is always celebrated with pomp and gaiety at the temple.

The proceedings start with Abishekam of the idol. Oil is first applied to the idol which is then followed by Abishekam powder, milk, honey, curd, coconut water, sandal paste and rose water. Twelve varieties of food is prepared and offered to the Lord. Post harathi to the Lord, all 12 varieties of Prasadam (food offered to the Lord) are distributed to the devotees free of cost.

Amavasya (New Moon Day)

Timings: 10 AM – Noon

Amavasya is a dedication to Sri Kodi Swamy. This aradhana (offering) to the “Pitrus” (ancestors) is conducted in all earnestness and food is distributed to the old and needy.

Gayathri Homam

Timings: 9:30 AM – Noon

Gayathri goddess is worshiped as a mother. Gayathri mantra is a mahamantra (great mantra) that acts like a password to our spiritual awakening and also helps cleanse our mind. The mantra is chanted 1008 times during Gayathri homam (fire ritual) which is performed every 2nd Sunday of the month at Ashta Dasa Buja Durga temple. Free lunch is served after food is offered to the goddess.

Laksha Deepam

Timings: 5 – 8 PM

Sree RamaRajya celebrates the Jothi in us by lighting 1 lakh (100,000) deepams every month on the day of Thiruvonam / Shravana.

Everybody is welcome to light lamps and enjoy the spectacular display of 100,000 lights. All required supplies will be provided free of cost. Join us to pray in harmony for a better tomorrow!

Pournami (Full Moon Day)

Timings: 11 AM – 8 PM

Each Pournami is observed with bountiful prayers offered on a very grand scale as the full moon plays a prime role in the working of the human mind.

Maha Yagam is performed by invoking a divine form for every Pournami. Towards the conclusion of the Yagam, Pooranahuthi is offered to Agni (Fire Lord). Abishekam is then performed to the idol beginning with Kalasa water.

In the evening, Sathyanarayana Pooja is performed. It is considered auspicious to perform this Pooja on Pournami. All necessary items for participating in the Pooja are given free of cost to the devotees. Bhajans, devotional music, and other cultural programs are conducted. The evening concludes with Harathi celebrations.

There is absolutely no cost for participating in the Maha Yagam and the Sathyanarayana Pooja. All pooja items for the Sathyanarayana Pooja are offered free of charge. Free Prasadam is offered throughout the day.

Throughout the year, festivals are celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm at Sree Ramarajya.

New Year’s Day (also known as Kudumba Vizha – Family Festival) is a get together of devotees from various parts of the globe to welcome the New Year and seek His blessings. Various cultural activities are conducted throughout the day.

On Makara Jyothi day, devotees perform a Paadha Yatra to the Poorana Brahmam temple where the Makara Jyothi celebrations are held. The Jyothi (Flame) is sighted at the time when it is sighted at the Sabari Malai temple in Kerala. People from all walks of life irrespective of creed, gender, and religion participate. The Paadha Yatra has been an overwhelming success for the simple reason that there is no condition at all to participate. Everyone is free to participate in the Yatra.

Maha Sivarathri is celebrated with six poojas throughout the night. Poojas for Ganesha, Muruga, Ayyappa, Ambal, Perumal, and Siva are performed from dusk on Sivarathri to the following dawn.

Nine nights of festivities culminating with Saraswati pooja and Vijayadasami mark the Navarathri celebrations at the temple. The Poorana Brahmam Perumal is artistically decorated with different alankarams of Durga on each of the nine nights. Dance, drama and other cultural activities are conducted every evening.

Skanda Sashti, which commemorates the destruction of evil by the Supreme General Karthikeya (Son of Siva) is celebrated over six days. Various Yagams are conducted over the six days and the festival concludes with a dramatic enactment of Soora Samharam on the final day.

Other festive occasions such as Rama Navami, Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Deepavali, Karthigai, Hanumath Jayanthi, Tamil New Year, Vishu, birth anniversaries of Mahaans such as Kanchi Paramacharya, Shirdi Sai Baba, Raghavendra Swami, etc. are replete with celebrations.

Religions are just different paths to reach the same God! Love is the only factor that can bind people all over the world. On this basis, festivals of various religions are celebrated at Sree Ramarajya.

 

Silver Chariot with Utsavar Being Taken Around the Temple
Pournami Pooranahuthi Offering
Contact Details and Hours

Sree Ramarajya
Off Vandalur Road, Kelambakkam
Tamil Nadu – 603103, India
Phone: +91-44-2741 4000; +91-44-2741 4877

Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 AM and 4 – 8 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 6 AM – 12 PM and 4 – 8 PM

No Donation. No Fee.

What makes Sree Ramarajya most unique is that “no donation or fee of any kind is accepted”. Whether it is carrying the Palanquin, drawing the Silver Chariot, participating in the monthly Thiruvonam Laksha Deepam event, or any other pooja, everything is free of cost.