OFFERINGS AT MALIKAPURAM
Sachets of turmeric powder, normally carried along with other
puja materials,are emptied around the temple of Malikappuram, adjacent to
the hill shrine. Other than this saffron, silk and betel leaves are also offered
to the goddess.Another unique offering is the nalikeram uruttu. The devotee can purchase
a coconut from the temple counter and he rolls it around the temple and later
breaks it in front of the shrine.
Devotees burst Kathina (crude cracker made by packing gun
powder in a very thick iron tube) in front of the Pathiettampady. This offering
is made to please all gods. It is also believed
that the explosion will scare away all evil spirits haunting
Other pujas offered to the lord are udayasthamana puja and
a day's puja. The puja is now performed only during the first week of
Malayalam months other than the mandala and
Makara vilakku seasons as it affects the routine at the hillshrine
during the annual congregation.