Maha Laxmi Ganapathy Homam
To herald in a blessed, prosperous and peaceful year, we conduct a grand Maha Laxmi Ganapathy Homam on the 1st of January. The elaborate Homam sees our beloved Lord Sri Laxmi Ganapathy receiving more than 50 trays of offerings including special herbs, fruits, sweets and prasadhams, followed by dozens of poornahuthi trays from his loving devotees.
On Thai Ammavasai, we perform the Abhirami Anthathi to commemorate the poet Abhirami Bhattar’s ardent devotion to Goddess Abhirami. Devotees gather to collectively sing the 100 verses and at the conclusion of every verse, a different type of prasadham (food offering) is offered to Mother Shakti Mari Amman. The 100 different blessed prasadham are then distributed to all the devotees.
Chitirai Pournami Thiruvilla
Chitirai Pournami is the Varusha Utchavam (Main Festival) of the Sri Shakti Dhevasthanam Bukit Rotan and is joyously celebrated with pomp and ceremony for 11 days. Chitirai Pournami falls on the 10th day of the festival, commencing with a paal kodam (milk) procession in the morning at 9.00 am followed by a ratham (chariot) procession in the evening at 7.00 pm. On the 11th and final day and to conclude the festival, Mother Shakti Mari Amman is placed on a decorated swing and lovingly oscillated by her devotees.
Aadi Velli Villa
The Aadi Velli Villa pays homage to the divine feminine energy (Goddess) and takes place every Friday in the Hindu month of Aadi
(July – August).
Aadipuram, the birthday of Goddess Andal, an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi falls in the Hindu month of Aadi. At our Sri Shakti Temple, this auspicious day is celebrated elaborately with 2 significant highlights. The first is in homage to Goddess Saagambari, the universal provider who nourishes all life forms. 21 different types of prasadham and sweets are offered and prayers then conducted to Goddess Annapurni and Lord Annalingam. The second is the Niraipani Kaatchi, which sees the central hall decorated with all types of fruits, vegetables and cereals, which are then distributed to devotees.
Sri Vidhya Metha Saraswathy Homam
On an auspicious date in the Hindu month of Aavani (August – September), we conduct a very special Sri Vidhya Metha Saraswathy Homam to attain the blessings of Goddess Mathangi @ Saraswathi for all student devotees, especially those sitting for key examinations. Once the prayer is concluded, all participating students will receive blessed raksha (holy string), prasadham and writing stationeries.
Maha Vinayagar Chathurthi
Joyously celebrating the birthday of the universally beloved Elephant-faced God – He who removes all obstacles – is one of the highlights of our Temple’s annual calendar. The day begins with a grand Maha Laxmi Ganapathy Homam and concludes with our twin Lords Ganapathy being taken in a procession around the Temple. However, we always take pause during the birthday festivities to serenade our much cherished Lord Laxmi Ganapathy with an enthusiastic birthday song and a cake!
The festival of Navarathri takes place over 10 days and the celebrations are extra special in our temple as we are the only temple in Malaysia with separate sannathis (shrines) for the Goddesses Durga, Laxmi and Saraswathy, all of whom enjoy a dedicated homage and special poojas during this festival. Besides the usual elaborate prayers that are performed daily during this festival, there is the added bonus of the daily recital of the impactful 700-versed Dewi Mahatmya during this period. The celebrations in our temple are further enhanced by the colourful 8-tier golu mandabam and daily traditional fine arts performances. Lastly, on the night of Vijayadasami, our Goddess Shakti Mari Amman ventures out of the Temple to victoriously vanquish all evils.
Dedicated to Lord Muruga, we celebrate this festival over 6 days in the Hindu month of Aippasi (October – November).
Dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Natarajan, we celebrate this auspicious day in the Hindu month of Marghali (December – January).
On a monthly basis, we observe Sanggadahara Chathurthi, Pournami, Amavasai and Pratyangara Homa.