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Nirapara - നിറപറ

Devotees offer Goddess Rajarajeswari with a large measuring utensil called "para" filled with ingredients like rice, paddy, sugarcane molasses (sarkara), rice flakes, popped rice, turmeric, banana, coconut, flowers, sesame seeds or coins.

This is decorated with the coconut flower on top, which resembles the symbol of prosperity. Devotees show their gratitude by filling the pot with ingredients mentioned above. It is believed that offering of Nirapara gives prosperity, wealth, wellness, happiness and mental peace.

At Vazhappully Temple, devotees offer Nirapara every year during the annual festival of "Makarapath" in the month of Jan/Feb.

From Makaram 1 to 4th, Rajarajeswari devi's Utsava murthy is carried on an elephant to each house in the neighbourhood to accept the Nirapara offering of the devotees.

Goddess Sri Rajarajeswari visits neighbourhood for 4 days (Makaram 1 ~ 4) to enquire about the well-beings of her devotees. The devotees in return give her Para (a full measure of paddy) as a token of thanks. The 10th day of Makaram is celebrated as Makarapath Mahotsavam which attracts huge crowd.

List of Nirapara Offerings

  • Nel para (with paddy grains) - for Prosperity and fame (നെല്ല് പറ  - കുടുംബ ഐശ്വര്യത്തിനും, യശസ്സിനും )
  • Avil para (with Rice flakes) - relief from poverty (അവില്‍ പറ - ദരിദ്ര ശമനം)
  • Malar para (with popped rice) - relief from disease (മലര്‍ പറ - രോഗശാന്തിക്ക്)
  • Sarkara para (with molasses - sugarcane) - relief from enemies (ശര്‍കര പറ - ശത്രു ദോഷത്തിന്)
  • Nalikera para (with coconuts) - relief from obstacles (നാളികേര പറ - തടസ്സങ്ങള്‍ നീങ്ങുവാന്‍)
  • Poo para (with flowers) - relief from depression (പൂവ് പറ - മാനസിക വിഷമങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നും മുക്തിക്ക്)
  • Pazham para (with bananas) - prosperity in agriculture (പഴം പറ - കാര്ഷിക അഭിവൃദ്ധിക്ക്)
  • Manjal para (with turmeric) - Marriage fortune (മഞ്ഞള്‍ പറ - മംഗല്യ ഭാഗ്യം)
  • Ellu para (with sesame seeds) - Rahu dosham (എള്ള് പറ - രാഹുദോഷം)
  • Nanaya para (with coins) - Richness & prosperity (നാണയ പറ - ധന സമൃദ്ധിക്ക്)

Nirapara fillings like paddy grains, rice, malar, flowers, coins are available during Makarapath festival at the temple. All other fillings have to be arranged by devotees. Contact us for further queries.

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