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Saraswati Ayudha Pooja 2013 procedure in Tamil

Next Sunday, 13th October is Saraswati Pooja (ஸரஸ்வதி பூஜை) - the Mahanavami day (மஹாநவமி) of Navratri (நவராத்திரி) 2013.  Though all the days/nights of Navratri or Dussehra are special in Hindu religion, the Mahanavami day is celebrated as Ayudha Pooja (ஆயுத பூஜை)  in the Tamil homeland. 

Hindu Puja procedure is of different denominations, and one of the most practised variety is the Shotashoupachara Puja (ஷோடஶொபசார பூஜை) which consists of 16 offerings to the God or Goddess.

The 16 offerings are:
  1. Swagatham (Dhyanam, Aavaahanam)
  2. Aasanam
  3. Paadyam
  4. Arghyam
  5. Aachamanam
  6. Madhuparkam
  7. Snaanam
  8. Vastram (Upaveetam)
  9. Aparanam
  10. Gandham
  11. Pushpam
  12. Dhoopam
  13. Deepam
  14. Naivedyam (Tamboolam, Karpoora Neerajanam)
  15. Namaskaram (Mantra Pushpam, Pradakshinam, Namaskaram, Prarthanai,)
  16. Upasthanam or Visarjanam
There is also a 10 fold and 5 fold prayers.  In the 10 fold - numbers 3-5, 7, 8, 10-14 - are practiced.  In 5 fold Pancha Pooja (பஞ்ச பூஜை) only numbers 10-14 are practiced.

The PDF file in 15 pages containing the Saraswati Pooja or Ayudha Pooja Vidhi (procedure) in Tamil for 2013 has been uploaded to the Google Drive.  It consists of the 16 fold pooja procedure, in 15 pages (E&OE).


The Saraswati Pooja or Ayudha Pooja vidhi in Tamil is nicely indexed and formatted for ease of performing the ritual.  An EPUB file will be uploaded, if necessary in the next few days.

Check out the latest version - free download at:

Downloads page

Just a heads-up - Please do not wait till next Sat/Sun to download the file.  Google blocks too many downloads in 1 day.


  1. thanks a lot for this fantastic service

  2. Thanks for posting this saraswathi Pooja procedures. We did our Pooja using ur procedures. Very useful & helpful. Thanks a lot. Keep doing this always.

  3. Thank you so much for this online help! Immensely useful. Please keep up the good work.

  4. Krishnan.Vadhyar14/10/2013, 18:19

    Not 'my' procedures; these are procedures given in various old books and practiced :-D

  5. Glad to be of help. Will try to keep doing it.


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