Vidya Dosha Nivarti Sankaplana Archanai has been conducted every year(for the last 3 years) around early Feb. This year this is being celebrated on Sunday the 07th Feb. An article came out in the Kumudam Jodidam issue in Dec 2009
Last year more than 13000 archanais were performed and around 30,000 bhaktas visited the temple on that day alone.
Information regarding the archanai
> Archanai can be booked at the temple itself.
> Those who cannot go to the temple and book for the Archanai (Rs 25 per archanai) can send MO or DD (Payable Chengulput or Chennai) to Executive Officer, Sri Devanathaswamy Temple, Chettippunniyam, Chengulput 603204. The Gothram,Nakshatram (Star)and Name should be clearly mentioned.The complete postal address is also required if the prasadmas are to be posted.Please mention if you plan to collect the prasadam from the temple.
> For people in Chennai one may also buy the Archanai tickets at Sri Yoga Hayagriva Seva Samithi office (actually our house) at 35 Nachiappan St, Mahalingapuram, Chennai 600 034, Tel 2817 2634. Since this is our house we would appreciate if bhaktas to come between 10 AM and 5 PM.
If you plan to visit the temple and collect prasadams then the MO or DD receipt should be kept safely and this should be shown (as proof of payment) and prasadam will be given.
Prasadam consists of Rakshai,one pen,Kunkumam & Kalkandu and a single picture
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