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Murajapam is a 56-day long ritual that involves the ceremonial chanting or reciting of 3 Vedas Rigveda, Yajurveda and Samaveda. Over 200 Vedic Scholars are participating in this ritual from South India. Rituals are celebrated at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (capital of Kerala) . It attracts hundreds of devotees to the shrine. It was started on November 20 and it will ends on January 15,2020. This ritual is celebrated once in 6 years. This ritual will begin with the Ganapathihomam Murajapam and chanting.

  • The jalajapam is a part of Murajapam performed at padmatheertham pond.
  • They perform jalajapam in water.
  • This ritual ends with lakshadeepam festival.
  • It is another unique festival celebrated at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. One lakh lamps are lit in and around the temple.
Murajapam Ritual
  • It is a Hindu temple built in Kerala based on Dravidian architecture.
  • Deity of the temple is Maha Vishnu.
  • This temple is the only one to record in sangam period of literature.
  • There are other two important shrines present inside the temple of deities Ugra Narasimha and Krishna. This temple is an intricate fusion of the Kerala style and the Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 12, 2019

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