Friday, December 23, 2016

Veeratteswarar Temple, Vazhuvur – Festivals

Veeratteswarar Temple, Vazhuvur – Festivals
10 day Masi Magam festival with procession twice a day with Gaja Samhara on the 9th day and Theerthavari on the 10th day in February – March which is the special festival of the temple drawing huge devotee crowd. 3 days Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; 10 days Purattasi Navarathri in September – October and Mondays of Karthikai month in November – December are the other festivals celebrated in the temple. Besides the above, Yantra Prathista puja is performed each day. Theertha Prasad is offered to devotees on new moon days.
Poornima – full moon day pujas, Aadi Pooram in July-August, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Panguni Uthiram in March-April and monthly Pradosha pujas Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year days are also the festive events in the temple drawing huge crowd. The Gajasamhara festival in the months of February-March (Maasi) is very grand. It is a three day (on the Pusam, Ayilyam and Magha Nakshatras) celebration, with the actual Gajasamhaaram taking place on the evening of the second day. 

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