Friday, July 21, 2017

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Festivals

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Festivals
Car festival is held annually during the month of May. During the festival, the idol of goddess Mathura Kaliyamman is brought from the shrine to the car where rituals are performed. The car-festival is a part of the annual festival that is celebrated for a period of 13 days. A yearly Mahabishekam to the Deity has been performed since 1974 by Sri Mathurakaliamman Mahabhisheha Association (a registered autonomous body). This Mahabishekam is performed during the last Friday of Tamil month "Thai".
The Poochoridal festival begins on the first Tuesday following the new moon day in the month of Chithirai – April-May. The main festival is then followed for thirteen days from the next Tuesday in a grand manner drawing a huge crowd. Mount worship (malai Vazhipadu), Wedding festival with the deity gracing from a silver horse and Rath (car). The temple is opened during these days with pujas.
It is festivity in the temple on Tamil and English New Year days, Aadi perukku in the month of July-August, 10 day Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Deepavali in October-November, Karthikai Deepam in November-December, Margazhi day and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Thai Pongal falling almost on January 14, Thai Poosam in January-February and Masi Shivarathri in May-June.

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