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Birthday Blessings

Celebrate your birthday or anniversary with offerings at Adi Sankara Nilayam. Make a wholesome offering with a combination of Puja & Havan + Bhiksha + Chuttu Vilakku.

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Here’s an opportunity to make your birthday/anniversary (or that of a dear one) a blessed celebration.

I. Invoking blessings through Pujas and Havans: By offering worship through pujas and havans, we express our devotion and seek the blessings of the Almighty. 

  1. Ayushya Havan is performed to invoke the blessings of the Ayurdevata for good health and positivity and shield one against all ailments. Lord Ayurdevata, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu – the divine physician of all the three worlds, is the chief deity of the havan. One who performs the Ayushya Havan will be blessed with a healthy, long and fulfilling life.

  1. Mrityunjaya Havan is performed with the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, one of the most powerful mantras in the repertoire of Vedic incantations. Translated literally as the Great Victory over Death, this short but potent prayer is known to confer many corporeal benefits, including good health and long life. The Mrityunjaya Havan is to invoke Lord Shiva, offer one’s gratitude and seek His grace to bestow health and courage to face all situations in life. 

The pujas and havan will be performed on your behalf at the sacred sanctum of the Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple in Adi Sankara Nilayam. 

II. Bhiksha: ‘Annadanam Mahadanam – Offering of food is the greatest of offerings’ is a famous Sanskrit adage.  In the Indian tradition, offering bhiksha (food) to Sannyasins, Brahmacharins and Antevasins (ashram residents and sevaks) is considered one of the foremost duties and privileges of a householder – a blessing equivalent to offering food for the entire universe. By offering Bhiksha to the residents of the ashram, one retains the age-old tradition of Hinduism and at the same time fulfils one’s own grahasta-dharma (duty of the householder). As part of the special Birthday Blessing you can partake of the joy of giving by offering Bhiksha for breakfast or lunch or the whole day.

III. Chuttu vilakku or lighting 1008 oil lamps around the Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple is an auspicious offering to Lord Ayyappa to overcome all difficulties, bring prosperity and peace to the individual, one’s home and the world at large. Light is the very symbol of life itself and represents also Knowledge or Consciousness. The Lord is the very ‘Knowledge Principle’ (Chaitanya) – the source, the enlivener and the illuminator of all knowledge. Each lamp lit with reverence is an offering of gratitude to that Consciousness which illumines all. 

Make a wholesome offering of one of the below combinations of

Puja & Havan + Bhiksha + Chuttu Vilakku

Adi Sankara Nilayam is blessed with the divine presence of the ancient shrines of Lord Ayyappa, Rama, Krishna, Ganesha, Vettakkorumakan (Kirata-Shiva) and Goddesses Nagayakshi and Bhagavati. The offerings made by you on your special day will bring infinite blessings for you and the family and will also be a support for the ancient temples situated at the ancestral maternal birth home of Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharya.

Offer with a heart full of gratitude and reverence to the Lord, be blessed and be a proactive supporter of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Bharat. 

You can cherish the prasad from the Temple as well as a few photographs and a short video of the occasion that will be sent to you. 


  • Where will the pujas and havans be performed?
    Adi Sankara Nilayam is a hallowed place, the maternal birth home of the great saint, Adi Sankaracharya. This centuries old sacred dwelling houses some precious temples from an era gone by. These temples were worshipped by Sri Sankara and his blessed mother, Aryamba.

  • Can I offer the puja for others in my family or my acquaintances?

Yes, the Birthday Blessings can be offered on occasion of your birthday/anniversary or that of your dear ones such as your spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend. Fill in the information about your dear ones with this link:

  • What is the basic information to be given for arranging the pujas?

The basic information required are the: Name, Nakshatra and date (date of birth as per nakshatra or calendar) on which the offering is to be made.

  • How many days in advance should one book the Birthday Blessings?

We would require a notice of minimum 5 to 7 days to prepare for your Birthday Blessings offering.

  • Do I have to be physically present at Adi Sankara Nilayam for offering the pujas, havans and bhiksha? Is it possible for me and my family to attend the pujas, havans and bhiksha?

The joy of being present in person, of course, is multifold and you are most welcome with family on your special day to offer yourself. 

In the event of you not being able to be present in person, we will ensure that the offerings are made on your behalf at the sacred sanctum of the Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple in Adi Sankara Nilayam. The pujas are performed by learned and devoted purohits (priests) in accordance to the Shastras. The prasada from the offerings as well as photographs and a short video will be sent to you for you to cherish. 

Maximum Happiness to the Maximum People for the Maximum Time: 

Share the joy of Birthday blessings with your dear ones – fill in the information about your dear ones with this link:

For further queries, Contact: 919207711136 / +919207711139 | Email:

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