Simple Lord Ayyapan Pooja At Home – Overcome Shani Dosha

Lord ayyapan is said to be the son of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Lord Ayyappan is also known as lord shaneeswara and as the presiding deity over the planet shani, according to some beliefs. Hence, it is believed that appeasing lord ayyappa will ensure protection from all effects of shani dosha. It is often difficult for people to perform major poojas or visit temples in a regular basis. The following is a simple yet very effective ritual that can be performed by anyone to be blessed by lord ayyappan.

After bathing in the morning, light a lamp and sit in front of it facing the east direction.

Chant the following to show your respect to Lord Ganesha and the universal Guru respectively before you start the ritual
                      Om gum ganapathaye namaha 
                      Om sri gurubhyo namah 

Now place a vessel of sesame seeds in front of you. Using your right hand thumb and ring finger, take a pinch of the sesame seeds. Now chant the following sloka

Om bhoothanatha sadhanandha 
sarvabhootha dayapara
raksha raksha mahabaho
shastre thubhyum namo namah

Then shower the base of the lamp with the sesame seeds (like you do with flowers).
Repeat the above showering of sesame seeds and the sloka 108 times.

After you finish the prayer, either mix the sesame seeds with ghee and rice and then give it to crows, or, mix it with jaggery and consume it yourself.

Repeat this ritual for 21 or 41 days. It will bring the full blessings of lord ayyappan to you and your family, hence ensuring the removal of miseries and distress. The mandalakala is said to be most auspicious for the pooja of lord Ayyapa. The mandalakala starts from around November 17th usually and lasts for 41 days (one mandala). Make use of this holy time to be closer to lord ayyapan and get his infinite blessings. . Om

7 thoughts on “Simple Lord Ayyapan Pooja At Home – Overcome Shani Dosha

  • November 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    My B.D.-16/12/1969
    Please inform & guide me , now a days what should I do for my bright future. I Have started Medicinal business(Trading-Marketing) from 12th March 2011.
    which steps will help me to prodress in my business?

  • November 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm


    Dear Mr.Dinesh Patel

    Delighted to receive your query…can you please use the form in the 'Your Content' section (or) email me using the link provided on that page…It will be better to provide a longer answer to your query…Sorry if it causes you any inconvenience…May God bless you…Om

  • January 30, 2012 at 12:52 am

    what if i wanted to start this ritual at tis time. would it still be beneficial?

  • February 9, 2012 at 1:19 am


    Dear Anonymous, the most important factors in a prayer are sincerity and devotion…it will definitely be beneficial anytime that you perform the pooja, as long as it is done with utmost devotion…

  • December 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Swamy Saranam :

    Please advise the Moola Mantra of Lord Ayyappan or Sastha

  • December 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    om swamye saranam ayyappa…

    If u belive ayyappan then u got success…
    Its true my dear friends


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