Thiruchendur Murugan Temple – Avani Festival
Devotees numbering about two lakh participate in Avani festival. On this Avani festival 7th, 8th and 10th day functions are more important.
· 7th Sikappu Sathi Festival
· 8th Pachai Sathi Festival
· 10th Car Festival (Big cars will not be available)
The Avani festival of twelve days in August-September comes second in importance, when only two of the temple cars are drawn and also concludes with the Theppam. The 7th and the 8th days of both the festivals are the most attractive, when Shanmukha is brought outside his sanctum in the temple to grace the several Mandagapadis in and around the town.
It is particularly an occasion for jubilation, as one and all and especially those who could not till recently enter the temple precincts can have his darshan which is so dear to the heart of his bhaktas. The Pacchai Sathupadi or the floral decoration of the deity in all green on the early mornings is especially one which none would wish to miss in the two festivals.
The temple cars are drawn on the tenth day of each festival, and the Theppam float on the 11th day concluding the festivals. They are huge attractions to all the country folk around, who come in large numbers and participate in dragging, and bringing them to their stands.