Koil Alwar means 'Holy Shrine
'. Alwar means
”. Tirumanjanam means “Cleaning
with aromatic ingredients
Koil Tirumanjanam is purification ceremony of sanctum santorum and temple premises
by devotees. During the ceremony all the deities and other articles are removed
from santum santorum and cleansed while the “Mula Virat
is covered with a water- proof covering.
The entire Garbha Griham, including floors, ceilings and walls, sub-shrines inside
the sanctum, puja articles are cleaned with water and Tirumanjanam which is a composition
of camphor, sandal paste, saffron, turmeric Kicchili Gadda (a root vegetable) etc.
is smeared, which acts as a disinfectant.