|Festivals of Melmaruvathur
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam all the festivals are
celebrated in accordance with AMMA's Oracle and not based on
Aadi Pooram Song
January - New Years Day
January - Thai Poosam
March 3rd - AMMA'S Birth Day( Avathara ThiruVizha)
April - Tamil New Years Day
April - Chitra Pournami ( Full Moon day)
July-Aug - Aadi Pooram
October - Navarathri Festival
December - Christmas
Every Full and New Moon day of the month
Of these, AMMA's Birthday, Thai Poosam, Adi Pooram And
Navarathri are celebrated in a very grand and festive manner.
ThaiPoosam and Irumudi
Main aspects of ThaiPoosam festival are Sakthi Malai(IRUMUDI),
Velvi and Jyothi Darshan.
Sakthi Malai (Irumudi) is
a very important occassion to AMMA devotees. Sakthis put the
sakthi malai in their mandrams and will observe fasting.
Then, they come to Siddhar peetam and submit their Irumudi
by doing the Abhishegam to Suyambu. AMMA has given a chance for all
of us to do the Abhishegam to HER twice a year. One is during
the Irumudi and the other is at Aadipooram. So we all must use
this opportunity and get the blessings of AMMA.
About Sakthi Malai AMMA in HER oracle has said
Those who sincerely think of ME and pray to ME, by wearing Sakthi Malai,
observe fasting, do Angapradhakshanam(bodily rolling on floor of
the temple) at Siddhar Peetam and completely surrender themselves
to me, will find their wishes fullfilled and problems solved.
Hundreds of thousands of devotees and their families have
benefited by wearing Sakthi Malai and carrying Irumudi.
The three important aspects of Aadipooram festival are:
Devotees themselves doing Milk Abhishegam to Swayambu
AMMA Herself in the form of Arul Thiru. Adigalar performing
Serving Kanji(Gruel) is a
special offering to AMMA. About this AMMA has said in her oracle
Son, the kanji you have brought here as an offering is not an
ordinary one. To me it is the GOD's divine food(Amirtham). The
kanji(gruel) is not made up of rice and ghee, but carries with
it, the invaluable love, affection and devotion of my
Thousands of people from all over bring this gruel and take
it around the Siddhar peetam and the gruel is served to all.
Milk Abhishegam to Swayambu
is an important event on the day of Aadipooram. This is one of the 2
special days each and every one gets the opportunity to enter the
sanctum sanctorum and do Abishegam to AMMA on their own hands.
AMMA believes, that people with never ending problems get theirs
resolved by performing the milk abhishegam and those who wish to
attain spiritual growth and development can also achieve it by doing
this abhishegam to AMMA.
Angapradhakshanam of AMMA is
the crowning glory of Aadipooram festival. Arul Thiru Adigalar
reaches the sanctum sanctorum after his bath and stands in front
of the Swayambu. In a fraction of second, Adigalar becomes an
incarnation of AMMA. In this trancedental state, "AMMA" who
seems to resemble a cobra at this moment, jumps from the sanctum
sanctorum to the mandapam, which is six feet away. It is beyond
the powers of human form and performance. AMMA goes around the
Siddhar peetam, in Angapradhakshanam.This is beyond human
imagination and it is a "miracle".
AMMA believes that doing angapradhakshanam on the Siddhar
peetam, saves people from their fate and destiny. So, hundreds of
devotees do the angapradhakshanam on everyday to cleanse
themselves of their sins and attain greater spiritual
is one of the important festivals of Annai Adhiparasakthi.
It is celebrated for nine days.
On the first day of Navarathri AMMA lights the lamp called
Agandavilakku. Three kinds of oil namely neem oil, coconut oil
and gingelly oil is used to light the lamp.
Arul Thiru Adigalar, with wet clothes after His bath, goes
around the Siddhar peetam three times and then enters "Putrumandapam" and
worships the Goddess. At that moment Annai Adhiparaskthi
transcends in HIM. In that very divine state, AMMA enters the
sanctum sanctorum and sits there and perform some rituals to
Swayambu. Then AMMA lights the wick with HER mouth and with that,
lights the Agandam. At that moment AMMA's face and body almost
changes to resemble a dancing cobra.The Agandam continues to burn
for all the nine days during which time the devotees bring oil and
pour it into this lamp, after which they worship the light.
AMMA in HER oracle once said
Agandam has the power to help man
out of his crisis, which is the outcome of his fate and
Birth day(Avathara ThiruVizha)
Adigalar was born on the 3rd March 1941. Adigalars's
day of incarnation was first celebrated on 3rd March, 1983.
Normally all the other festivals at Siddhar peetam maintains a
God - Devotee relationship, but the grand festival celebration on
every 3rd March ie AMMA's Avathar day is celebrated as the day of
Guru - Disciple relation.
The devotees, as a sign of gratitude to their Guru, presented
Him, on His birthday with a Golden Chariot. On His Avathar day
Adigalar sits on the chariot for sometime to satisfy HIS devotees
and joins thousands and thousands of devotees in a procession,
which starts from His house and ends at Siddhar peetam. On HIS
birthday, HE garlands HIS parents and worship them and asks for
their blessing.Do not forget your Mother and Guru is AMMA's
On HIS birthday, the devotees perform Padhapooja to Adigalar,
soon after this HE comes to the Putrumandapam and sits on the
well decorated floral stage, to give Darshan to the public,
starting in the morning till evening.
Since 1995, AMMA's Avatharday is being celebrated for three
days. On 1st March the members of various commitees of Siddhar
peetam and the devotees perform Padha Pooja to AMMA. On the 2nd
day students of the various educational institutions perform
cultural programmes.On the 3rd day the public darshan of Adigalar
starts from the morning till evening with a very grand Annadhanam