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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sastha Preethi Mahothsavam of Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam Coimbatore

Sastha Preethi
Hariharaputra Mahothsavam of Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam Coimbatore

Dates:            13-14 June 2015
Venue:            Ramnagar Ayyappan Puja Sangam Kalyana Mandapam, Coimbatore 12

Respected Devotees, 

Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam feels privileged to write a few lines to everyone of you.

By the divine blessing as the guiding force, we are stepping into this year's pooja celebration - to be conducted as 2 days program at Shri Ayyappan Puja Sangam, Ramnagar, Coimbatore.  

Pujas of yester years were a Mega success,by the grace of Lord Ayyappa. This became possible ONLY due to your overwhelming response, moral and financial support. 

This year's puja is to be conducted with the presence of presence of many eminent personalities. Sri Mahesh Mohanaru, Supreme Priest (Tantri) of Sabarimala has gracefully concented to conduct the Puja.

Evening procession is accompanied by Chottannikkara Subash Marar and team's panha vadhyam. The Coconut breaking is by Sri Ramachandran Nair, Velichappad of Balussery Kotta

The Invitation copy for this year's festival 



Written a brief account on this event below

Please make yourself convenient and be present for both the days with all support.

We earnestly request all devotees to attend this auspicious pooja and get the blessings of Lord Sastha.

Those who wish to contribute to this Puja, may send Cheque / MO / DD in favour of :
"Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam" to V. Aravind Subramanyam, Thejovathy, 94 B, Third Street, Tatabad, Coimbatore 12. Ph: 099946-41801

Or You may pay directly to our Bank Account :
Name: "Shri Maha Sasthru Seva Sangam"

Karur Vysya Bank A/c No. 1121 135 822
Nanjappa Road Branch


Canara Bank A/c No. 2988 101 015671
PSG Arts College Branch

Devotees who donate can mail us your Name and Nakshatram and the Address so that it will be included in the Puja and we can send you the prasadam.

Looking forward to your active support to celebrate this function of "OUR" Lord.

Contributions in way of Cash or Kind / Materials :

Flowers Rs. 5,001 (Per Session)

Puja Materials Rs.5,001 (Per Session)
Materials such as Rice Bags, Vegetables, Milk, Coconuts,Oil tin, Ghee tin etc

Annadhanam (Full Contribution) Rs.75,000 (Per Day) or
Annadhanam (Part Contribution) Rs.10,000 

(All these are indicative only) Any small contribution to the above event would make it very successful and obtain the blessing of Lord Dharma Sastha.

For Details You may Contact
Ph: 099946 41801

With the boundless blessings of Our Baktha Paripala Sri Maha Sastha, and blessings of Ayyappa Bhaktha Ratnam ,Kalpathy Sri C.V. Srinivasa Iyer, we were blessed to conduct many unique events like “Hariharaputhra Brahmana Santarpana Vaibhavam”, "Sastha Bhuvaneshwara Pattabhishekam", "Kiratha Maha Rudram". 

This year, Shri Mahasasthru Seva Sangam, has ordained to perform the unique event of “Ashta Sastha Maha Yagnam" and the annual Sastha Preethi Mahotsavam, on June 13 & 14, 2015.

ASHTA SASTHA MAHA YAGNAM 13-06-2015: Morning

The Karunyam of the Almighty, Sri Maha Sastha is immeasurable. Our gratitude to the Great Lord can be expressed in many ways. Lord Sastha has taken eight different incarntions in the world for the welfare of mankind.

1. Adhi Sastha
2. Sammohana Sastha
3. Kala Sastha
4. Vidhya Sastha
5. Arya Sastha
6. Kiratha Sastha
7. Viswa Sastha
8. Dharma Sastha 

All these eight forms bestow the eight aishwaryams to the devotees.

A special yagnam to all these eight forms of Sastha is to be conducted at one place. This would happen only by the divine grace and which would grant Wealth, Health and long life, Happiness, Strength and Courage, Culinary skills, Skills in arts, Success, Happy Family life 

NALIKERAM ERRU 13-06-2015 Evening

Lord Kiratha Sasha is praised as the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi, born when he assumed the form of a Kirata (hunter) to deliver a weapon known as Pashupathasthra to Arjuna. He is one who is worshipped in Erumeli Kotta. He is worshipped in most famous temples of Kerala like Balussery Kotta, Nilambur, Trivandrum Kizhakke Kotta etc

After a procession of the Lord on a caparisoned elephants, a drawing of Lord Vettakkorumakan (Lord Sastha in the form of Kirata Murthi) is made with powder of different colours. In the background of playing percussions (Chenda), the Velichappad, a member from a traditional starts breaking all the coconuts single-handedly to the awe of all. He does this performance after observing Vratha (penance) for many days.

This puja is done as a very special offering as stipulated to please Lord Kiratha Soonu for invoking His Grace and Blessings and all negative forces are removed and the devotee is bestowed with all that is good.


Sasthapreethi is a time tested mode of worshipping Lord Dharmasastha in a very religious way by various samoohams and organizations in and around Kerala, and now in all parts of the country and abroad. The religious pooja is given more importance followed by Annadhanam.

The priest invokes Lord Ganapathi, Ambal and Dharma Sastha and His attendants (Parivara Devathas) on tall brass lamps decorated tastefully. 

After the detailed puja, neivedyam and deeparadhana followed by mantrapushpam a detailed Veda Parayanam is made. After appeasing the Lord with Vedha gosham, the traditional Sastha paattu (Varavu Paattu – inviting Songs) songs are sung. 

While singing, the traditional upasakas or Sthanakaras of the respective deities gets into a trance and gets the supreme power invoked within them. In General Sastha, Chellapillai, Yakshi and Boothathan are the deities who are invited. These Sthanikas are offered respect by the devotees and upacharas are done to them. They are seated on the wooden plank and are decorated with garland and sandal paste. 

They bless the devotees with prasadam and convey the deity's satisfaction in the conduct of the Sasthapreethi. People prostrate before him, get blessed and receive Vibhoothi as prasadam. 

Very rarely a Yajna of this significance and magnitude can be witnessed and the opportunity for the people to actually participate in the worship. It is also done particularly for the sake of washing away ones sins and afflictions, for bringing peace, prosperity and family happiness.

So, the Bhakthas who are taking part in this magnificent event can be assured of obtaining the limitless blessings of Sri MahaSastha and getting all their prayers fulfilled.

May Lord Hariharaputra be with you always, giving you the best of everything.
Swamy Sharanam
V.Aravind Subramanyam