Abhishekam – £51
This is the holy ritual of bathing of the divinities to whom worship is offered; it is performed by the priest on behalf of the devotees, with the chanting of mantras and pouring of symbolic offerings over the dieties. Some items used for the bathing include milk, honey, ghee, curd, gingelly oil, sesame oil, rose water, sandalwood paste, rice powder, turmeric, tender coconut water, fruits / juices of fruits. The Abhishekam is a method of devotion and prayer, with the purification and cleansing of one’s mind as symbolised by the actual pooja ritual.
Abhishekam maybe offered to various deities like Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva Parvati, Goddess Durga, Lord Krishna, Lord Venkateshwara, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Murugan, Lord Subtramanya, Lord Hanuman
Archana – £5
This is done to honour and praise the gods and goddesses; it is a personal and special puja that involves the reciting of the name(s), birth star, Gothra of the devotee(s), with prayers offered by the priest to invoke the individual guidance and blessings for the devotee(s).
There are special Archanas like Sahasranama Archana where the 1008 names of the deity are recited by the priest in worship; other Archanas could also recite 108 names
Special Archana – £25
Homam – £250
Homam is conducted by the priest by invoking a sacred fire; a symbol of the Lord, with various symbolic offerings made into the Homam fire while chanting powerful mantras to offer worship to the Lord. These offerings might include ghee, sandalwood, grains, etc
The Homams can be done for various deities like Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Maha Vishnu and other deities
Priest can be hired from the temple to do poojas at home subject to conditions. This service is offered at £50 per hour payable to Aberdeen Hindu Temple Trust for a maximum of 3 hours.