Pooja and Daily Activities
The first Kaganeswarar Temple (Kagapujanda – Annai Siddha – Eswarar) was built at the base of the Brahmarishi Hill. (Kagapujanda is the oldest of all the Siddhas. Annai Siddha is the name given to Siddha Rajakumar Guruji by the most powerful deity in the Kolli Hill–Goddess Kolliyampavai)
The Maha Siddhargal Trust was founded by Siddha Rajakumar Guruji in the year 2000. The members of the trust uphold the values of compassion and charity. They follow the path of the Siddhas, one in which you express these values towards all living beings.
Ritual Ablution for Kaganeswaralingam
A ritual ablution is performed for Lord Kaganeshwarar at auspicious time early in the morning daily.
Ritual ablution is performed for Kanni Moola Ganapathi – personally worshipped by Siddha Kagapujanda – on a daily basis.
Ritual ablution is performed for the following deities on a weekly basis.
Pooja is performed three times a day.
6 AM, 12: 30 PM, 5:30 PM
Sacred ablution is performed for Nadhiswarar on Pradosham.
210 Siddha Yagna/Sacred Fire Ritual
The sacred fire ritual is conducted, chanting the names of all 210 siddhas. It is performed to invoke the blessings of the siddhas, to protect the people of the world from natural catastrophes. Herbs are tossed into the sacred fire while devotees chant the Siddha Mantras to invoke the blessings of 210 siddhas.
The cows in the Brahmarishi Hills are a source of joy and peace. Cow has many angels dwelling on it. When we honor a cow, the angels bless us.
Every Tuesday and Friday, early-morning cow-worship is conducted. First, a cow is chosen. Then, it is bathed and decorated with turmeric and kumkum.
A new sari is thrown over its body and a garland adorns its neck. People stand around the cow, chanting mantras and tossing flowers at it in honor.
Asva (horse) worship and Gaja (elephant) worship is performed on special occasions.
In honor of Mahathma Gandhi, rice porridge is served in the morning, and meals are offered both at noon and in the evening to the devotees who arrive.
Monks are given alms on Tuesday mornings and on special days of celebration on the hill. Every Tuesday hundred or more monks and elderly come to Brahmarishi Hill to take alms. A grand meal and stipend for travelling is given to them. Monks are venerated in the hill because if ever the siddhas who live in the astral plane come down to earth, they will be in the guise of monks. It is believed that the siddhas, while in their astral bodies, will consume the food we offer to the needy.
The troops of monkeys around five hundred are fed rice pudding and ground nuts on a daily basis. Feeding the monkeys in a sacred hill like Brahmarishi Hill, relieves one from fear, tension and disease.
Thousands of birds of the hills are fed daily a mixture of five different grains, and even the ants of the hills are fed with granules of grains mixed with sugar. These granules are placed at vantage points at the bases of trees.
Holy Pyre is lit atop Brahmarishi Hill on a daily basis. The lighting of holy pyre on hill tops can only be performed by siddhas. Holy pyre is lit using 1000 kilos of ghee on special occasions such as Karthigai Deepam and Sivarathri. Siddha Rajakumar Guruji established the tradition of lighting the holy pyre with the mixture of five different oils, not only in the Brahmarishi Hill, but also in the Kolli Hill and Suruli Hill as well.