Mahalakshmi Temple Daily Puja Schedule
Five worship services are offered each day in Mahalakshmi Temple. The 1st is at 5 am, which involves the waking of the deity with a Kakada - torch, to the accompaniment of hymns. The 2nd at 8 am that involves the offering of the Shodashopachara pooja consisting of 16 elements. The afternoon and evening services and the Shejaarati pooja constitute the three other services. A festival image of the deity is taken out in procession around the temple courtyard each Friday, and on full moon days.
Ghantanaad -ringing of the temple bells Daily 4 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., 9.30 p.m.
Ghantanaad in the month of Kartik 2 a.m.
Ghantanaad on Tripuri Pournima Day 2.30am
Daily Opening of the temple 5 a.m.
Daily Closing of the temple 10.30p.m.
Daily closing of the outer doors of temple 11 p.m.
Opening of the temple in Kartik month and on Tripuri Pournima 2.45 a.m.
Closing of the temple in Kartik month andon Tripuri Pournima 10.30p.m.
Closing of the outer doors of temple in Kartik month and on Tripuri Pournima 11.30 p.m.
DAILY PUJA SCHEDULE
In the morning at 5 a.m, the following puja-s are carried out
At 8.30a.m. and then at 11.30 a.m. the Pancamrit Abhishek (anointing the Goddesses feet with curd, milk, honey and sugar) is carried out
Note: In the month of Kartik and on Tripuri Pournima the time of the above puja changes to 5 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.
From 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. the Kumkumarchan, Padhyapuja is offered to the Goddesses Mahalakshmi . The timing of this puja remains same even during the month of Kartik and on Tripuri Pournima.
[The above timings are subject to change on special dates especially the lunar and solar eclipse]