Below mentioned are some of the sevas which can be performed at ManikGiri.

1. Sri Mataji's Shashwat kayak Puja
2. Sri Guru Nitya Pada Puja
3. Sri Shivalaya Abhisheka
4. Sri Shiva Parvathi Kalyanostavam
5. Sri Satyanarayan Vrata
6. Sri Shivalaya Palaki Seva
7. Sri Venakateshwara Swamy Abhisheka
8. Sri Venakateshwara Swamy Kalyana Seva
9. Sri Tulasi Archana
10.Sri Kumkum Archana
11.Sri Shiva Bilwa Archana
12.Sri Kumkum Aarti
13.Sri shiddeshwaraswami Abhishekam
14.Sri Veer Brahmendraswami Abhishekam
15.Sri Veer Brahmendraswami Paduka Abhishekam
16.Sri Veer Brahmendraswami Aarti
17.Sri Hanuman Chandana Upasana
18.Sri Hanuman Aarti
19.Sri Ganesh Aarti
20.Sri Parvathi Devalaya Aarti
21.Sri Brahma, Gayathri, Saraswathi Aarthi
22.Sri Gayathri Yajnam

Please contact the Administrative office for more details.

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Major Festivals:

Maha Shivaratri:

Maha Shivaratri is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Maagha or Phalguna in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil.

In Yanagundi, Mahashivratri is celebrated as grand festival. On this day, most of the time Pujya Amma gives darshan.
Abhishekam(bathing it in milk and Panchamruta (a mixture of milk, curds, ghee, sugar and honey) (symbols of sustenance), or anointing it with vermilion (kumkum) or white consecrated rice (Akshata) (symbols of fertility, or creation)), and MahaRudrabhishekam is performed on Amma's Padukas.

It is reported that around 400,000 to 500,000 people visit Yangundi to get blessings of Amma.

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Guru Poornima:

Hindus attach paramount importance to spiritual gurus. Gurus are often equated with God and always regarded as a link between the individual and the Immortal. Just as the moon shines by reflecting the light of the sun, and glorifies it, all disciples can dazzle like the moon by gaining from their Gurus.

What is Guru Poornima?
The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, a day sacred to the memory of the great sage Vyasa. All Hindus are indebted to this ancient saint who edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Vyasa even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.

Significance of Guru Poornima

On this day, all spiritual aspirants and devotees worship Vyasa in honor of his divine personage and all disciples perform a 'puja' of their respective spiritual preceptor or 'Gurudevs
Seekers try to get as much opportunity to do Satseva of the Guru as possible during this period. As the Guru principle is 1000 times more active during this period, when compared to any other day during this year, the satseva done on Guru Poornima fetches substantial grace of the Guru for their spiritual progress
This day is of deep significance to the farmers, for it heralds the setting in of the much-needed rains, as the advent of cool showers usher in fresh life in the fields. It is a good time to begin your spiritual lessons. Traditionally, spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual 'sadhana' from this day.
The period 'Chaturmas' ("four months") begins from this day. In the past, wandering spiritual masters and their disciples used to settle down at a place to study and discourse on the Brahma Sutras composed by Vyasa, and engage themselves in Vedantic discussions.

The Role of the Guru and relationship with Disciple:
It was not without reason that the India of the past carefully tended and kept alive the lamp of Guru-Tattva. It is therefore not without reason that India, year after year, age after age, commemorates anew this ancient concept of the Guru, adores it and pays homage to it again and again, and thereby re-affirms its belief and allegiance to it. For, the true Indian knows that the Guru is the only guarantee for the individual to transcend the bondage of sorrow and death, and experience the Consciousness of the Reality.
The relationship between the Guru and the Disciple is considered very sacred. This relationship is purely spiritual in nature and is independent of age of the two. It is based on maturity of Gyan (Spiritual Knowledge) and Sadhna (Spiritual Practice). The only awareness that a Disciple should foster is, 'I should be uplifted spiritually'. The Guru too harbours only one thought, 'May this Disciple be uplifted'. Relationships other than Guru-Disciple are bound by worldly restrictions wherein the ego constantly manifests itself while Gyan and other Sadhna have no value. Since these worldly relationships needs ego for its sustenance, such relationships are albeit false from spiritual level.


Guru Poornima is celebrated as grand festival at Manikgiri. Water for Pooja is brought from 'gundam' a natural spring which is near Ram Mandir temple in Yanagundi village. 'Padpooja' and 'Maharudrabhishekam' are performed. Devotees gather in a very large number to seek blessings from Pujya Amma.

'Prasadam ' is provided to all the devotees.

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Lord Balaji Navaratri:

On the 'Amavasya' day, devotees assemble at Sri A.N.Manik rao's house, Narayanpet. The 'Venkataramana' idol is kept on silver 'Simhasan' and decorated by flowers on Sri V.Krishna's tractor by chanting Bhajan ahe nd kirtan. All the devotees follow the tractor upto the end of town Narayanpet and tractor proceed to ManikGiri enroute the devotees of Damarigidda and Kankurthy follow the tractor upto the end of the village. Finally on the first day of Navratri, the idol is worshipped in Balaji temple for 10 days. This practice is going from year 1984 onwards. Her Holiness advised ManikRao and Krishna in this regard.

During Navaratri( for 9 days), 'Brahmotsavam' ,'Kalyanotsavam', 'Palaki Seva' is performed at Balaji temple. Please contact the administrative office, if you wish to participate. There is prasadam, Naivedyam during all the 10 days.

Most of the time Puja Amma gives darshan on Dasara( VijayaDashmi) day.

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Bhavani Mata Navaratri:

Bhavani Mata Navaratri is celebrated at Manikgiri. During this time, different sevas, bhajans are performed at Bhavani Mata temple at ManikGiri. Please contact the administrative office, if you wish to participate. There is prasadam, Naivedyam during all the 10 days.

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