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An important festival celebrated at all Lord Ayyappan temples around the world is Makara Vilaku. It is a seven-day festival, beginning on the day of Makara Sankranti, the day when the sun is in summer solstice.

Makara Vilakku is a celestial star that is worshiped as a part of ritual in the Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple in the day of Makara Sankranti (Winter solstice). Sabarimala Makara Jyothi is a natural light that appears three times at the time of Deeparadhana on the eastern horizon at Ponnambalamedu hills.

Makara Vilakku celebrations are held annually at the Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple in Toa Payoh. Highlights of the celebrations in Singapore include Mandala Pooja, Padi Pooja, and Makara Vilakku Panchakaala Pooja.
 

Important Events

Date/Day Events
17.11.18 (Saturday) to 27.12.18 (Thursday) Sri Swamy Ayyappan Mandala Poojai
27.12.18 (Thursday) Sri Swamy Ayyappan 41st Mandalam Nei Abishegam
04.01.19 (Friday) to 05.01.19 (Saturday) Sri Swamy Ayyappan Laksharchanai and Poornabishegam
06.01.19 (Sunday) Irumudi Festival and Silver Chariot Procession
09.01.19 (Wednesday) to 11.01.19 (Friday) Sri Swamy Ayyappan Maha Padi Poojai
12.01.19 (Saturday) to 14.01.19 (Monday) Makara Vilakku Panchakala Poojai

Dates/ Timings of Prayers

Events Day/ Date Time Programme Details
Commencement of  Sri Swamy Ayyappan Mandala Poojai and Trishati (301) Kalasabishegam Saturday, 17 November 2018 8:30am Trishati (301) Kalasabishegam for Swamy Ayyappan
10:00am Pushpodaga Abishegam
12:00pm Annathanam
6:30pm Padi Poojai
7:30pm Varisai Procession followed by Ubaya Poojai
8:00pm Swamy Ayyapan Poojai
9:00pm Maha Deeparathanai & Prasadam Distribution
Sri Swamy Ayyappan Mandala Poojai Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Thursday, 27 December 2018 Devotees can participate in special poojais for Sri Swamy Ayyappan Mandala Poojai from Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Thursday, 27 December 2018.
1. Special Abishegam for Swamy Ayyappan
2. Special Homam for Swamy Ayyappan (Including Abishegam)
3. Padi Poojai for Swamy Ayyappan
For more details, please contact:
Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple
2001 Toa Payoh, Lorong 8
Singapore 319259
Tel: 62595238
Email: svkt@heb.org.sg
6:30pm Sankalpam
6:40pm Special Poojai followed by Padi Poojai
7:00pm Maha Deeparathanai and Prasadam Distribution
Sri Swamy Ayyappan 41st Mandalam Nei Abishegam Thursday, 27 December 2018 8:15am Sankalpam, Vigneswaran Poojai
8:45am Kalasa Poojai
9:00am Sri Swamy Ayyappan Gayathri Moolamantra Homam
9:50am Maha Poornahuthy
10:00am Special Abishegam
10:45am Special Nei Abishegam for Sri Ayyappan Swamy (Public Particiapation)
11:30am Special Poojai & Maha Deeparathanai
12:30pm Maheswara Poojai & Annathanam
Sri Swamy Ayyappan Laksharchanai  Friday, 4 January 2019 8:30am Sankalpam, Vigneshwara Poojai and Puniyahavajanam
9:15am Kalasa Sthabanam, Kalasa Poojai
9:45am Laksharchanai (1st Kaalam)
11:15am Conclusion of Laksharchanai (1st Kaalam)
11:30am Maha Deeparathanai & Distribution of Prasadam
6:30pm Sankalpam, Vigneswara Poojai and Puniyahavajanam
7:15pm Laksharchanai (2nd Kaalam)
8:40pm Maha Deeparathanai & Distribution of Prasadam
Sri Swamy Ayyappan Laksharchanai & Poornabishegam Saturday, 5 January 2019 8:00am Sankalpam, Vigneswara Poojai, Puniyahavajanam
8:30am Kalasa Poojai, Laksharchanai (3rd Kaalam)
9:30am Maha Deeparathanai
9:45am Poornabishegam for Sri Swamy Ayyappan
10:15am Yatrathanam, Procession of Gadam & Kalasabishegam
11:30am Maha Deeparathanai & Annathanam
7:30pm Ubaya Poojai
8:00pm Deity Procession of Sri Swamy Ayyappan
8:45pm Maha Deeparathanai & Distribution of Prasadam
Irumudi Festival & Silver Chariot Procession Sunday, 6 January 2019 7:30am Sankalpam
7:45am Kalasa Poojai
8:00am Sri Swamy Ayyappan Gayathrimanthra Jabam & Homam 
8:30am Poornahuthy & Deeparathanai
8:45am Tying of Irumudi
10:30am Special Abishegam for Sri Swamy Ayyappan & Irumudi Nei Abishegam
11:45am Special Poojai & Maha Deeparathanai
12:00pm Maheswara Poojai & Annathanam
5:30pm Sankalpam, Puniyahavajanam for Silver Chariot 
5:45pm Ubaya Poojai
6:30pm Silver Chariot Procession of Sri Swamy Ayyappan
6:45pm Maha Deeparathanai and Procession
Maha Padi Poojai Wednesday, 9 January 2019 to Thursday, 10 January 2019 6:45pm Kalasa Poojai
7:15pm Padi Poojai
7:30pm Neeranjanam and Abishegam for Holy Steps
8:15pm Pushpanjali
8:30pm Padipattu & Maha Deeparathanai
8:45pm Prasadam Distribution
Friday, 11 January 2019 7:00pm Kalasa Poojai
7:30pm Conclusion of Padi Poojai
7:45pm Neeranjanam and Abishegam for Holy Steps
8:30pm Pushpanjali
8:45pm Padipattu & Maha Deeparathanai
9:00pm Prasadam Distribution
Makara Vilakku Celebrations Saturday, 12 January 2019  5:45pm Special Poojai at Sanctum, Deity Procession to Special Alangara Mandapam
6:00pm Sangalpam and Punivajanam
6:15pm Abishegam, Vedaparayanam and Mass chanting of Sri Swamy Ayyappan Ashtotharam
7:00pm Bhajans
9:00pm Deeparathanai, Manthra Pushpam, Chatur Vedam, Lokaveeram, Pancharatnam
9:30pm Prasadam Distribution
Sunday, 13 Janauary 2019 7:30am Sangalpam and Homam
7:40am Abishegam and Sri Swamy Ayyappan Ashtotharam
8:10am Bhajans
8:20am Deeparathanai & Prasadam Distribution
6:00pm Sangalpam
6:15pm Abishegam, Vedaparayanam and Mass chanting of Sri Swamy Ayyappan Ashtotharam
7:00pm Bhajans
9:00pm Deeparathanai, Manthra Pushpam, Chatur Vedam, Lokaveeram, Pancharatnam
9:30pm Prasadam Distribution
Monday, 14 January 2019 6:00am Pongal Prayers
7:30am Sangalpam, Homam
7:40am Abishegam and Sri Swamy Ayyappan Ashtotharam
8:15am Bhajans
8:30am Deeparathanai and Prasadam Distribution
5:30pm Sangalpam
5:45pm Abishegam, Vedaparayanam and Mass chanting of Sri Swamy Ayyappan Ashtotharam
7:15pm Bhajans
9:15pm Deeparathanai, Manthra Pushpam, Chatur Vedam, Lokaveeram, Pancharatnam
9:45pm Prasadam Distribution

Silver Chariot Procession

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 The Silver Chariot procession for Sri Swamy Ayyappan will stop at the following places on Sunday, 6 January 2018:

  1. Sri Siva Durga Temple (7:15pm*)
  2. Little India Arcade (8:00pm*)
  3. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (8:15pm*)
  4. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (8:30pm*)
  5. Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple (9:00pm*)

*Estimated timings, subject to changes.

Contact Us

For more details, please contact
2001 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Singapore 319259
62595238
62587677
svkt@heb.org.sg