Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple – Festivals & Religious Practises

Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple – Festivals & Religious Practises
The image of Kandhaswamy is believed to have originated on its own and hence ablution is not done to the presiding deity as with the other temples. There is a Yantra over a Tortoise base where all the rituals are performed. The temple is open from 5:30 am – 12:30 pm and 5 - 8 pm on all days except during festive occasions when it has extended timings. The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple. The four major rituals in the day include Kalasandhi at 9 a.m., Uchikala Pooja at 12 p.m., Sayaratchai at 5:30 p.m. and Rakkalam at 8 p.m. The major festivals of the temple include Vaikasi Visagam celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May - June), Kanthasashti festival and Navarathri during Aippasi (October - November).
Major Festivals celebrated in this temple are as follows;
·        Chithirai-Tamil New Year Day and Pranava malai
·        Thirupadi Uthsavam and Vasantha Uthsavam Thirukkalyanam Uthsavam – Yanai Vahanam
·        Vaikasi-Srimath Chidhambara Swamigal Gurupoojai
·        Ani-Ambalavanar Abishekam (Ani Thirumanjanam)
·        Avani-Vinayagar Sathurthi, Three days Pavithra Uthsavam
·        Purattasi- Navarathri Uthsavam Saraswathi Pooja Vijayadasami – Parivettai (Kuthirai Vahanam)
·        Iyppasi-Deepavali Festival
·        Maha Kanda Shasti Uthsavam – Sura Samkaram
·        Karthigai-Somavaram Uthsavam
·        Manika Vasagar 10 Days Uthsavam
·        Margazhi- Dhanur Matha Pooja Natarajar Abishekam (Night) Aaruthra
·        Thai-Thaipoosam – Theppam Uthsavam 12 Days
·        Masi-Brahmotsavam 10th Day – Theerthavari Night –Theppam Uthsavam Brahmotsavam Vedarpari Uthsavam
·        Panguni-Panguni Uthiram – Abishegam – Night Thirupadi Uthsavam
·        Chithirai-Tamil New Year Day and Pranava malai (Jeya Varudam)
·        Margazhi Tiruvadirai 

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