Daily Schedule

 

Starting up the daily routine 4.30 am

Ringing of bell at Ghati Darwaza; the doors of sanctuary of the goddess Ambabai (Mahalaxmi) opens. The devotees waiting prays the goddess to wake up.

Kakadarati 4.30 am to 6.00 am

Kakadarati is performed and the worship is offered to to the goddess Ambabai (Mahalaxmi). The same worship is offered to the Matrulinga, Mahakali, Shree Yantra, Mahasaraswati & Ganpati.

Morning Mahapuja 8.00 am

Again the bell at Ghati Darwaza rings to inform devotees about the timing of morning Mahapuja. During Mahapuja; the Shri Pujaks continue to perform incantations. The Abhishek is then offered to the goddess. After adorning the goddess with flowers; the golden crown upon head & golden footwears are placed.

Holy food (Nevaidya) 9.30 am

Holy food is offered to the goddess.

Afternoon Mahapuja 11.30 am

The bell at Ghati Darwaza rings to inform devotees about the timing of afternoon Mahapuja. Mahanevaidya is offered to the goddess. This plate usually contains Puranpoli, Rice, Dal, Vegetable, Chatani, Koshimbir etc. Only roasted food is offered on Gokulashtami & Mahaashtami. During Diwali; at least two days; special food other than Puranpoli is offered to the goddess.

Alankar Pooja 1.30 pm

The idol of the goddess is then decorated by wearing Golden Ornaments. Chandan & beautiful Kumkum is applied on her forhead. This pooja contains traditional saari, kirit, kundal, mangalsutra, chains, kolhapuri saaj, putlya haar, tikhar etc.

Dhuparti 8.00 pm

Holy food; A slight Repast; is offered to the goddess. Only on Friday evening the Mahanevaidya is offered.

Shejarti 10.00 pm

After depositing the precious ornaments to the Jamdar; the bell at Ghati Darwaza rings & then the goddess goes to sleep.

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