The omnipotent Lord Vigneswara offers solace and relief from the troubles and tribulations of life. Special offerings to the bountiful Lord at Malliyoor grant all wishes and provide solace from illness unfortunately fear.
108 Mukkutti saplings in all their freshness, and without losing their roots and flowers are dipped in a mixture of ghee, fruit and sugar (thrimadhuram) and offered to the deity to the chanting of Mahaganapathi Mantram 108 times. For immediate relief from troubles and instant solutions to problems, this is supposed to be very effective. Not more than five Pushpanjali are performed a day, and one has to make advance booking for this Pooja.
Holy water from the temple well taken in copper pot is poured on Ganesh Idol 1000 times, simultaneously chanting mantras accompanied by conventional musical instruments. This abhishekam is only performed by the Thanthri. As this pooja is a time consuming process only two numbers can be performed in a day and prior registration is needed to perform this pooja by devotees. The performing date will be intimated to them as and when the dates are allotted by thanthri. While performing this pooja the presence of the devotees is a must. Praying the lord Maha Ganapathy to confer grace on him to overcome all hindrance.
An offering of rice flour in varying quantities (approximately 3kg, 6kg, 1 2kg), is made to the Lord, to obtain relief from illness.
A garland of 28 bananas (Kadali Pazham) is placed on the idol of Ganesha to off all obstacles and facilitate marriages. This offering is made every Tuesday or Friday for 12 consecutive weeks and can be booked in advance.
An offering of palpayasam is made to Vaishnava Ganapathy on twelve Thursdays, for the procurement of progeny (Salputhra and well beings).
An offering of approximately 1 2kgs of rice and curry is made to Lord Ganesha and offered to chosen people (Yogies) on the fourth day of waxing moon (Chathurthi) of every month. This offering is made to propitiate ancestral spirits (Poorva janma dosha parihara’s).
A Day’s Pooja
Special poojas and offerings are made to Malliyoor Ganapathy, Mahavishnu, Durga, Anthimahakalan, Yakshi, Shastha and Naga for a whole day to remove all obstacles and confer grace on the devotee.
A complete offering is made to the Lord from dawn to dusk with measured rice, 18 poojas, Sreebali, lighting of lamps, Navabhishekam, and special nivedyam. It is an offering that showers grace and bounty on the worshipper.
Ashtadravya Ganapati Homam
Vinayaka Chathurthi is observed on the Sukla Paksha Chathurthi (Atha- Chathurthi) day in the Malayalam month of Chingam. It is on this day that the much renowned Ashtadravya Ganapati Homam is observed with 1008 coconuts. Apart from the coconuts materials such as jaggery, puffed rice, fried rice flour, lemon, honey, ghee etc are used in the Homam. 1008 small packets of medicinal plants such as karuka, mukkutti, koovalachamata, chethipoovu, nellu and an equal number of coconut shells are also used in performing the Homam. Devotees can book well in advance for performing this puja which is considered to bring desired results in abundance.