|The Birth Place of Kolanjiappar|
|The benevolent Lord Siva so as to liberate the entire living being has incarnated himself in many holy Shrines in the so called Middle Country. (Nadu Naadu). Vriddhachalam (means age old holy hill) is the best among such holy shrines. Two Mile west of this, there is a small village namely Manavalanallur. Where there is abundance of flowery trees bristling with humming of birds and insects. It is known as Manavalanallur because Lord Skantha, the Manavalan (Eternal Bridegroom) has embodied himself here. In the words of Arunagirinathar. “He is the Manavalan residing in the monkeys inhabited hill”.|
|An Historical Note|
|In such a famous village the place of present temple consisted of only thick bushes nearly 200 years ago. Among bushes there was a small stone altar on which Lord Skantha resolved to embody himself for the benefit of people. So as to reveal his presence, he arranged a cow to shower Himself with its milk. The people understood that there is a holy God and began worshipping.|
|Annual Poojas : During every new year day of both English Calander and Tamil Calander the temple is open from 3.00 AM itself and special yagas done and at 5 AM special Abishegam is done too and special offerings are given to the Main. Afterwards at 10’O Clock, 108 Liters of all sorts of Abishega’s are done to the Urchava idols. Every year in the full moon day of Chitra month (April-May) a procession of 1008 Milk pots starts from the Siddhi Vinayaga Temple which is situated…..|
|Annual Poojas : During every new year day of both English Calander and Tamil Calander the temple is open from 3.00 AM itself and special yagas done and at 5 AM special Abishegam is done too and special offerings are given to the Main. Afterwards at 10’O Clock, 108 Liters of all sorts of Abishega’s are done to the Urchava idols. Every year in the full moon day of Chitra month (April-May) a procession of 1008 Milk pots starts from the Siddhi Vinayaga Temple which is situated near Manimutharu River at Vriddhachalam and passes 2 Kms and reaches Shree Kolanjiappar temple and the milk abishegam is offered to Shree Kolanjiappar.
10 days Vasantha Ursavam festival takes place every year. At Visaka Star day in the month of Vaikasi single day “Laksharchanai” (i.e. recital of slogams with holy offerings for lakh time) and flower offering poojas are done.
On the first Friday of every Adi month of Tamil Colander each year 100 kavadies are taken in procession and special abishekam and offerings are performed and on that day a full feast is arranged to nearly 5000 people. Moreover a music fete of 50 Nathaswarams is performed.
During 6 days Sri Kantha Shasti every year adornation with Sandalwood paste and Laksharchanai are done. Thaipusa festival is also conducted every year.
|Pankuni Uthiram is celebrated for 10 days as the Bramotsavam or Great Festival in this Temple .Starting from flag hoisting ceremony on kritiga at Panguni (March – April) it is celebrated pompously upto uthiram.The Ninth day Car (Chariot) Festival takes place in the 10th day on Panguni Uthiram nearly 2 Lakhs of Devotees worship Shree Kolanjiappar during these, the deity is taken in procession with special adornations and Poojas in various vahanas daily. Also during these 10 days devoteful music orchestras of famous musicians and spiritual oratories and debating forums will occur. On panguni Uthiram it is a sight worthy scene to see more than 1000 devotees piercing their bodies with sharp needles and lifting Kavadies coming to worship Shree Kolanjiappar.
The Devotees can on their willingness call for the holy recital of 108 slogams and 1008 slogams Sakasranamam Archana any time from 6.00 am to 8.30 pm daily.
Kattalai Schemes (Particular Endowments)
|Daily Pooja Kattalai Rs. 5000/-|
|The Interests accruing from this amount is utilized for four routine poojas in a particular day in every year according to the wishes of the donor and the holy prasadams sent to the Doner with all reverence.|
|Orphanage Students Food Kattalai Rs. 5000/-|
|The Interests accruing from this amount is utilized for one time meals to inmates of karunai illam maintained by the temple on a particular day according to the wishes of Donor and holy prasadams sent to the particulars donor.|
|Krithiga Prasadam Kattalai Rs. 1000/-|
|From the Interests occurred from this amount the holy offerings and recital of humans is done on the name of the particular donor on Krithigai on each and every month and holy prasadams sent by post.|
|The Fees for Various Services|
The Executive Officer,
|Note : The Prospective donors are requested to contact the above Temple Office Address.
Contact Details of Temple Staffs :-
Mr.K.Sivaraj – 95857 93009
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