Daily Rituals of Maa Sarala

The daily rituals performed at the shrine are the amalgamation of the Vedic, the Shakta Tantrik and the Vaishnavite cult. The daily rituals performed at the shrine reflects the doctrinal principle first expounded in the Devi Mahatmya, according to which the great Goddess is the synthesis of the divine power embodied respectively by Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati.

Here it is an unique tradition that both the leaves of the Bel and Tulsi offered to Sarala at the time of worshipping, though the leaves of Bel is exclusively offered to Durga at the time of worshipping. It is seen that usually the Bel and Tulsi leaves are not offered to a deity at a time. But the beads of Tulsi is are not offered from mulastami to mahastami as these are not conducive to the Tantrik worship system.

After the installation of Goddess Sarala in the present temple during the Marhatta administration some beneficent landlords and Gadapatis donated huge amount of land to the Goddess, which resulted in induction of new rituals (neeti) and some rituals had been introduced by pujak sevaks by persuading to the management in the course of time. In the beginning there was one “Dhupa” during the day time. Then “Sendha” dynasty of Kujanga Gada donated a huge land and introduced one ritual called “prathama prahara dhupa” everyday at eleven O’ clock and “anoli puja” at night after the “badasinghara vesa

4.30  A.M. Singhdwara opens
5.00 A.M. Pahada opens, palanka ullagi and mukha dhauta, and arrangement for Mangala arati
5.30 A.M. Mungal arati
6.30 A.M. Marjana
7.30 A.M. Surya puja
8.00 A.M. Balya bhoga
9.00 A.M. Panjika Patha before deity   
9.30 A.M. Chandi Patha
11.00 A.M. Prathama Prahara Dhupa
12.00 Noon Ulagi Marjana
1.00 P.M. Dui prahara Dhupa
2.00 P.M. Palanka lagi and pahada
3.30 P.M. Pahada open and Marjana
4.30 P.M. Purana Pathana by Purana Panda
5.00 P.M. Maricha ladu puja
6.00 P.M. Sandhya Arati & Bitika puja
7.30 P.M. Chamerseba
8.00 P.M. Prathama prahara Dhupa
9.00 P.M. Badasinghara Vesa
9.30 P.M. Anauli Naibrdya


The Sarala Temple Trust Board meeting was held on 2nd. October' 2012 on collector's office under the presidentship of Collector, Jagatsinghpur
The devotees are requested to donate generously in the "Hundi" placed inside and outside temple premises. Your donation in the "Hundi" goes to the temple fund.
An ATM is opened near the temple for the convenience of the devotees and general public
Tthe temple "Prasad" is now available for general public at a cost Rs. 35/- per person. Arrangements are made for taking "Prasad" in newly constructed "Anand Bazar", backside of the temple.


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