Friday, June 3, 2016

Alagirinatha Swamy Temple, Salem – Festivals

Alagirinatha Swamy Temple, Salem – Festivals
Vaikasi car festival in May-June; Sri Rama Navami in March-April; Hanuman Jayanthi and Krishna Jayanthi in August-September and Vaikunta Ekadasi in November-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Festivals are celebrated in a grand manner all through the year. The entire Naalaayira Divya Prabandham is recited 5times during the year including in Margazhi when it is recited twice.
9day Brahmotsavam in Vaikasi with processions on Sesha Vahana, Hamsa Vahana, Simha, Gaja and Horse Vahana. Silver Garuda Seva also forms part of the Brahmotsavam celebrations here. 10 days Sayana Utsavam - Oonjal Sevai will be celebrated in Aani. 10 days Janmashtami will be celebrated in Aavani. Pavitrotsavam, Rama Navami, Chaitrotsavam and Vasanthorsavam are also celebrated here at this temple.
Pancha Garuda Seva in Thai when Lakshmi Narayana of 2nd Agraharam, Chinna Tirupathi Perumal of Kannan Kurichi, Prasanna Venkatesan of Shevapet and Bhava Narayanan of Sri Sailapuram join Sundararaja Perumal of this temple on a grand procession along with Andal and Periya Azhvaar.
Sri Vaikunta Ekadasi, Paramapadha Vaasal (Swarka Vaasal Door Opening) Utchavam is very famous one. More than one lakh devotees would gather to worship the lord on that one day itself. 

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