Offerings, Vazhipadu


Lotus Garland (Thamara Mala)

Koodalmanikya Swami


Thamara mala (lotus garland) is an important offering to the diety. A full garland will be around twelve feet long and will have not less than 101 lotus flowers. Full flowers not their petals, are used in this garland. There is a strong and substantiated belief that if you offer a lotus garland before starting any new project or before the commencement of any important function like marriage, Koodalmanickyam will make the effort a full success. During Monsoon Devotees offer Thamaramala as a temporary injunction on rain till the proposed function is over. Even other temples offer Thamaramala to Koodalmanikyam before start of festivals, Kalasams at the respective temples. The offering is performed in the morning and to be booked on the previous day. The rate for this offering is Rs. 400/- and devotees will get a lotus, a piece of jaggery, coconut pieces and piece of banana as prasadam of Thamara mala offering.



Brinjal Nivedyam (Vazhuthinanga Nivedyam)

The deity of Koodalmanikyam is considered as the incarnation of Dhanvanthari moorthi - the God of Ayurveda. Hence many people approach this temple expecting cure of their ailments. There are several stories about His curing sometimes even incurable diseases of faithful devotees. Brinjal or Vazhuthinanga nivedyam is aspecial offering here to cure stomach diseases. The rate for this offering is Rs. 50/- and devotees will get the nivedyam as prasadam.



Mukkudy Nivedyam

The Mukkudy nivedyam in this temple also has great curing powers. Thripputhari on the Thiruvonam day in the month of Thulam (October-November) is another important occasion in the Temple. It is a day of feasting when the newly harvested rice is first cooked and offered to diety and then is partaken of by the devotees. The day after the feast, there is a special offering called Mukkudi, which is considered to be a divine medicine for all ailments. Mukkudi is an Ayurvedic mixture, the formula of which being prescribed by Kuttancherry Mooss, one of the Ashtavaidyas.