Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kalyanasundaresar Temple, Nallur – Festivals

Kalyanasundaresar Temple, Nallur – Festivals
Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals of the temple. 10day Brahmotsavam in Maasi including a famous Chariot festival. Maasi Magam was celebrated in a grand way in memory of the event bringing the 7rivers here for Kunti Devi.
On the 12th day of the Visakam Festival in Vaikasi, Kalyana Sundarar in a Glass Palanquin with Sundaragiriyar opposite him makes a trip to nearby villages including Ranganathapuram, Kiliyur, Govindakudi, Aavur, Eri, Panathidal, Maligai Thidal, Mattiyam Thidal, Papanasam, Thiru Palathurai and Uthani. During this procession, Sage Agastya too accompanies the Lord providing darshan to the devotees.
However, with the swindling of the temple lands and the finances relating to the temple in the century gone by, these festivals in recent times have lost its grandeur.
·        Panguni Kali Amman Paal Kudam
·        Aani Amaraneethi Nayanar Utsavam
·        Aadi Pooram Ambal Procession
·        Kaarthigai each of the Sundays Thula Snanam – 4 Theertham
·        Every Sunday Sanga Abhishekam
·        Margazhi Manikkavachakar procession
The temple is administered and managed by Thiru Aduthurai Aadheenam