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Mandala Makaravilakku Mahotsavam 2022-23

This year we are organising the Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja from Thursday, 17th November 2022 to Saturday, 14th January 2023.

Mandala Makaravilakku Chirappu Mahotsavam – 2022 / 2023

For pooja bookings and donations please click the link below.

Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja Booking / Registration Form for Devotees – Kent Ayyappa Temple Mandala Pooja / Makaravilakku Chirappu Mahotsavam – 2022 / 2023 at Medway Hindu Mandir, 361 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5XS.

Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja during the Mandala season.

Kent Ayyappa Temple has been conducting Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja during the Mandala season since the year 2020 with the blessings of Lord Ayyappa.

Daily Ayyappan Vilakku is from the First day of Malayalam Month Vrischikam until Makaravilakku (Mid November to mid January) which generally spans for 60 days (the two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku season).

This year we are organising the Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja from Thursday, 17th November 2022 to Saturday, 14th January 2023 as part of the Mandala Makaravilakku Chirappu Mahotsavam – 2022.

Special Mandala Makaravilakku
Main Pooja event dates are:

Thursday, 17th November 2022 ( Ayyappa Mandala Pooja begins- Temple Thirunada Open First Day) from 17:00 Hrs to 21:00 Hrs ( 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM). Kent Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Dinam – (Lord Ayyappa Idol Installation Day – 1st Anniversary). As part of the Prathishta dinam , Shuddhi Poojas (Sanctification/Purification) poojas will be conducted.

Pooja includes Ganapathi Homam, Abhishekam, Daily Vilakku Pooja begins, Special Lord Ayyappa Pooja, Vilakku Pooja, Bhajan, Deeparadhana, Neeranjanam, Harivarasanam & Annadanam.

Kindly Note

Devotees participating in Vilakku Pooja on Saturdays and other Special Ayyappa Pooja days / Monthly Poojas are requested to bring Nila Vilakku (Puja OilLamp), one Nalikeram (Coconut) and Pooja Pushpam (2 Flower bunch).

Neeranjanam during Ayyappa Pooja on Saturdays with one coconut, ellukizhi and oil. Devotees offering Neeranjanam are requested to bring one Coconut.

Saturday, 19th November 2022
Saturday, 26th November 2022 (Kent Hindu Samajam 10th Year – Annual Ayyappa Pooja)
Saturday, 3rd December 2022
Saturday, 10th December 2022
Saturday, 17th December 2022
Saturday, 24th December 2022
Tuesday, 27th December 2022 (Mandala Pooja)
Saturday, 31st December 2022.
Sunday, 1st January 2023 (New Year Pooja)
Saturday, 7th January 2023
Saturday, 14th January 2023 (Makaravilaku Pooja)

Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja will be held from 6:30 P.M. (18:30 Hrs) to 7:30 P.M. (19:30 Hrs) at Medway Hindu Mandir. All other Special Ayyappa Poojas events on Saturdays and other dates, the Poojas will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M (17:00 Hrs to 21:00 Hrs) at Medway Hindu Mandir.

We have been receiving contributions and donations from various Ayyappa devotees in the UK for our Daily Vilakku Poojas and our monthly Ayyappa Poojas and Annadhanam. This helps us conduct the pooja successfully, all happening with the good gestures of Ayyappa devotees around us.

Kent Ayyappa Temple & Kent Hindu Samajam thank everyone for the support all these years and request to continue the same in this year as well.
Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Donation / Contribution: £41.00
Special Ayyappa Pooja on Saturdays & Other major events Donation /Contribution: £401.00
Annadanam – £151.00

We welcome your donations / contributions and support!

Please forward your generous contributions by Bank Transfer to Kent Ayyappa Temple Trust:
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Account Number: 32167004

For pooja bookings and donations please click the link below.

Please ensure that your name and Reference as: “Ayyappan Vilakku 2022” is quoted as a reference to allow us to identify your donation/payment. Once you have made the transfer please notify/contact us via email at kentayyappatemple@gmail.com with details about the donation including your name, location, and contact details.

Please note: At the time of booking, If you have not already provided your Name, Birth Star (Nakshatram), contact Telephone Number and E-mail address please provide us the details as soon as possible by email at kentayyappatemple@gmail.com. If you are requesting us to perform the Ayyappan Vialakku / Archanai to benefit someone else please provide us with the Name of the Beneficiary and their Birth Star (Nakshatram).

As part of the Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja, A Special Archana will be performed for you and your family by our Official Priest on the following Saturday after your booked daily Vilakku or at one of our major events day or Saturday Speical Ayyappa Pooja event day:

Please note: Kent Ayyappa Temple Trust & Kent Hindu Samajam / Medway Hindu Mandir management committee reserves the right to postpone, alter, cancel or make necessary changes to the events / programmes schedule if a need arises or circumstances beyond our control. Children’s safety is paramount therefore all Parents / Carers are reminded to be responsible for their children at all times while attending the Kent Ayyappa Temple & Kent Hindu Samajam programmes / events. All Kent Ayyappa Temple & Kent Hindu Samajam events will be filmed and photographed and possibly live streamed on Kent Ayyappa Temple’s Official YouTube Channel and other Social media networks. Please advise the Kent Ayyappa Temple & Kent Hindu Samajam event coordinators or the management committee members if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

Prasadams should be collected on the same day of pooja only. If you choose not to collect the prasadam, the temple will distribute the prasadam to the devotees present.

In addition to your Ayyappan Vilakku, please contact us If you would like to further donate for our Special Major events or sponsor Main Lord Ayyappa Pooja / Abishekham / service at our Kent Hindu Samajam Annual Ayyappa Pooja event day currently scheduled for Saturday, 26th November 2022, or the Mandala Vilakku Pooja Day (41st Day of Ayyappan Vilakku) on Tuesday, 27th December 2022 or on Makara Vilakku day on Saturday, 14th January 2023.

We are aiming to do the online live stream of our Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja and Lord Ayyapa Darshan every day from 17/11/2022 to 14/01/2023 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (18:30 Hrs to 19:30 Hrs).

Online Live streaming: We aim to LIVE STREAM all of our special ceremonies and Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja.

You can watch our Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja ceremonies via our official YouTube channel or Facebook page:

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If you are considering to attend the Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja / Special Ayyappa Pooja events on Saturdays or other major events or attend / participate this Kent Ayyappa Temple / Kent Hindu Samajam event please fill up the google form by Sunday, 13th November 2022. As a responsible Organisation, For the purpose of official documentation and complying with the regulations and to ensure that we are safely organising the event while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission, It is important you fill this form if you are attending the event.

For further information and Registration please email: kentayyappatemple@gmail.com or Contact Mr. Sanjeev Menon on Tel: 07507766652.

For further details:
E-mail: kentayyappatemple@gmail.com
Tel: 07838170203 / 07985245890 / 07478728555 / 07507766652 / 07747178476 / 07973151975 / 07906130390 / 07753188671

Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding, and cooperation.

May Lord Ayyappa shower abundant blessings on you and your family!

Swami Saranam
Kent Ayyappa Temple Trust

*Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja Booking Slots currently available for the days / dates listed below;


*Please note: We have had an overwhelming response to Daily Ayyappan Vilakku for the last 2 years. All Slots may have been booked by now. However please do add yourself on the waiting list. We will try our best to accommodate booking from every devotee and we will notify the devotees with alternative days if your preferred slots / dates are not available. You can send a request for the Daily Ayyappan Vilakku Pooja Booking. If the above slots / dates are taken please book yourself in the waiting list. The confirmation will be sent via email or phone or WhatsApp message. If we do not acknowledge via phone or email or WhatsApp message, your daily Ayyappan Vilakku booking may not be confirmed.

Guidelines / Booking Pooja / Event Entry Conditions / Consent:

Kindly submit this completed Event Pooja Booking Form / Entry Registration form latest by 8 pm on Sunday, 13th November 2022 if you are interested to book the Pooja / attend the event. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to book the Pooja / enter the event also agree to abide by the conditions of entry. Please note: completing the Pooja Booking / Event Registration Form does not automatically guarantee confirmation of a Pooja Booking Slot / place at the event. 2. Please note the information you provide would be used to keep the record of Pooja booking / attendance. 3. Kindly refrain from attending if you have any Covid-19 like symptoms or self-isolating/quarantine. 4. The Kent Ayyappa Temple / Kent Hindu Samajam Management Committee reserves the right to refuse to accept any Pooja Bookings / Entry to anyone to the event even if you booked the Pooja. Any breach of any of the above Conditions may result in the refusal of admission to the Venue or his/her eviction from the Venue without refund. 5. Cancellations & Refund Policy- Once the devotee booked a Pooja by paying booking amount / donation, there will not be refund of booking charge / donation. Devotees can cancel the selected Pooja two days prior to the Pooja event. There will not be any cancellation of Pooja / religious ritual within 48 hours of the Pooja / religious ritual including on the date of Pooja due to any emergency on part of devotees also. There will not be cancellation of Pooja which is booked within 48 hours of Pooja Event. Notice of cancellation must be made via e-mail to: kentayyappatemple@gmail.com. Kent Ayyappa Temple Management / Authorised Administrative Person / Event Coordinator can also cancel the Pooja booked by the devotees in case of any unavoidable emergency or for want of confirmation from the authorized Priest / Pujari and the same will be intimated well before 48 hours of scheduled day & time of Pooja or religious ritual booked and in such event the total refund of booking charges paid by the devotee will be made to he or she within two working days of cancellation. Therefore, We Do Honor Requests for Refund Where the Following Reasons Apply; Few software mistakes or manual difficulties with the name of Pooja booked, or service issue occurs sometimes: although all the services are thoroughly reviewed before published / release, unexpected errors may occur. This reason should be submitted to our Management Team for approval. Kent Ayyappa Temple is committed to maintain a cordial relationship with its devotees but In case of any dispute arises regarding cancellation of Pooja bookings please contact the Secretary of Kent Ayyappa Temple by email. Further details; Tel: 07838170203 / 07753188671 / 07985245890.

For pooja bookings and donations please click the link below.