In preparation for the anniversary of the PrathistaDinam on June 25th, 2023 and subsequent Ulsavam, Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton will start the Parayeduppu (പറയെടുപ്പ്) ritual. Parayeduppu or Paraniraikkal (പറനിറക്കൽ) is the ritual of filling nellu (നെല്ല്) or paddy in a para and offering it to God to receive blessings for the entire family. In order to conduct Parayeduppu, temple will bring the para, nellu and other required items in a ceremonial manner to the homes of the devotees so that the devotees can offer Parayeduppu in their own homes. This ritual brings the presence of the Lord to every household, blessing the devotees and accepts Para as they are invited and requested to visit temple on upcoming Pratishta Dinam / Ulsavam.
Parayeduppu is a ritual conducted in conjunction with Ulsavam preparation. Parayeduppu brings the presence of the Lord to a devotee household where devotee fill nellu (paddy) in a para and offering it to Guruvayurappan to receive blessings for the entire family.
Parayeduppu team will visit the devotee house on a pre-scheduled date with Kolam, Lamp, Nellu, Para and Vadyam, and will conduct the Parayeduppu. All materials will be brought in by the team. This ritual will be scheduled on a weekend from 22 April to 17 June 2023.
Parayeduppu will be performed during a weekend day between mid-April to mid-June, 2023. The ritual will take approximately 30 minutes at your home and we will be conducting many of these in a day. No special preparation required from devotees except a clean and suitable floor space is made available to setup and conduct parayeduppu.
Each city/region will have a team of temple volunteers who will schedule and co-ordinate parayeduppu for your respective city/region. Once registered, please allow one or two weeks for your regional team’s representative to contact you to schedule your parayeduppu and conduct it accordingly.
Temple Pratishta Dinam will be in July, and Ulsavam is also planned during that time. Devotees offering Parayeduppu is also suggested to visit temple for Ulsvam and receive special prasadam from the temple.
- February 2023 – Online registration for Parayeduppu starts at www.guruvayur.ca
- April 16 2023 – Para Purappad, a ceremonial start where each Desom/regions receives the blessed Para KOLAM, Para, Nellu and other materials from temple and take it to their region to start conducting Parayeduppu.
- April 22 to Jun 17t – Parayeduppu conducted at homes of devotees who has pre-registered.
- June 18th – Para Samapanam, an official conclusion of Parayeduppu season where each Desoms brings back Para Kolam, Para and Nellu back to the temple. The Kolams from each Desoms will be carried by the respective teams around the temple in a ceremonial manner and handed over to bring inside the Sreekovil. There won’t be any more Parayeduppu at devotee home until next year.