Everything About Irumudi Kettu and Nei Thenga for sabrimala temple pilgrims.

Irumudi kettu is a travel bag or a travel unit of the Sabarimala pilgrims. Irumudi kettu is a little sack with two compartments one in the front and another in the back that must be loaded with Pooja things. The front compartment of the pack is gotten back to munmudi and compartment of the sack is called pinmudi, the front part (munmudi) is for Lord Ayyappa and the back segment (pinmudi ) is for conveying the individual effects of the enthusiast. 

The term Iru implies two and Kettu implies hitch or a little package. Irumudi kettu is the most important segment of journey to Sabarimala. The irumudikettu is set up under the reconnaissance of Guruswami and get ready irumudi kettu is known as kettu nirakkal or palli kettu. The irumudi kettu is conveyed by devotees who have watched 41 days dieting. Irumudi kettu is basic to step the 18 stages that prompt to the hallowed place of Lord Ayyappa in sabrimala temple. Aficionados without Irumudi Kettu are not permitted to go through the stairway to achieve the holy place. 

What are the Essential Ingredients of Irumudi Kettu? 

Cleaned coconut with ghee 

Money coins (Kanni Ponnu ) 

Rose water 

Malar (puffed rice) 

Agarbathis (incense sticks) 

Camphor Rice 


Betel takes off 

Avil (beaten rice) 

Arecanut pieces 

2 different coconuts 

Turmeric powder 

Shoe powder/glue 


Pepper (for Vavar and the discretionary things like treat sugar, little amount of nectar, dry grapes 


Material to wash and bed covers are likewise conveyed by the pioneer with the Irumudi. 

A portion of the things are discretionary like dry grape. 

What does the Nei thenga (Ghee filled Coconut ) and the Nei Abhishekam Signifies? 

The idea of Nei Thenga has an exceptionally higher otherworldly importance. The coconut conveyed to the place of worship is considered as the portrayal of Human body, which must be kept clean inside and remotely. As a major aspect of outer cleaning it must be cleaned completely and the fiber and every single little molecule around ought to be rubbed off and ought to be kept spotless and smooth. It symbolizes the virtue of fans body. 

Also, the coconut water is depleted out through a little opening made on the finish of the coconut. The depleting of sweetened water symbolizes the purifying of inward faculties of erotic joy. It demonstrates that the internal identity of enthusiast is purged and preparing to get loaded with immaculate life source. Filling the purged coconut with ghee symbolizes this idea. 

Nei Thenga or Mudra Thenga or Ghee coconut connotes sanitized fan. Each Nei thenga connotes physically and profoundly washed down enthusiast who is prepared to surrender totally before Lord Ayyappa. The ghee is utilized for Abhishekam and the vacant coconut is put to blaze outside. It demonstrates that the body perishes however the purged internal identity achieves the god-like. 

It is just in Sabarimala the aficionados and the God turn into the one and the same. Sabarimala is a homestead otherworldly arousing and illumination. Swami Saranam.