March 16, 2013 | 1,805 Comments

Temple Customs

All devotees, irrespective of their caste and creed are allowed to enter the temple with utter purity and sanitation.
Follow the temple rules and regulations, so that all can comfortably worship the Lord.
Do not enter the temple wearing banyan, pyjama, lungi, chapels or footwear etc.
Do not take video camera, mobile phone, radio, tape recorder etc. inside the temple wall.
Do not touch on the big altar stone (Balikkallu) by foot.
Do not spit in the temple premises.
Do not retain babies and children for a long time within the Sannidhaanam.
The receipt for the remittance for offerings (Vazhipad) can be obtained from the booking counters on the ground floor to the left.
Put the amount you wish to offer in the Bandaram (Hundi).
Udayasthamana Pooja, Chuttuvilakku, Bhagavathy Chuttuvilakku, Namaskaram and offerings of the like, have to be booked in advance.
Ornaments and such other costly offerings can be put in the Bhandaram.
Enter the temple with an absolute sense of devotion.
Take special care of your valuables.
Offerings and the relevant letters should be sent to the Administrator, Sree Ayyappa Bhakta Seva Sangham, Vartak Nagar, Thane-400606. Complete information about offerings and full address of the person making the offerings in bold capital letters should be given on the money order coupon or covering letter of DD. If these are not given, the amount sent will be put in to the Bhandaram.
Bank drafts or Money orders should be sent well in advance to make the offerings on the desired date.