Monday, June 26, 2017

Vekkali Amman Temple, Woraiyur – Festivals

Vekkali Amman Temple, Woraiyur – Festivals
The temple is conducting the Sarva Chandi Homam for the past 23 years in the month of Avani-August-September. 5 day festival in Chithirai (April-May), Panguni Poochoridal in March-April), Mango abishek on the last Friday of Vaikasi (May-June), Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October), Fridays in Thai (January-February) and Fridays and Tuesdays in Aadi (July-August) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Chithirai:
Chithirai Festival begins with Flag Hoist and Car riding on the day of Hastha Nakshatram and ends in the day of Chithra Nakshatram with Holy bathing in the river at morning and de-hoisting the flag the evening. During this Ten days of ceremony the Uthsavamoorthis (festive deities - Siva, Vishnu) will be taken out on different types of Vahanas for Dharshan.
Vaikasi:
Mango Abishekam will be done on the Last Friday.
Aadi:
The 18th day of Aadi Tamil Month is the day for Holy both in river Cauvery. During this function the Uthsavamoorthi will be taken to the river bank and there will be a function called "Deepam" conducted by Thirukkoil, at 6.00 P.M. The Last Friday of the Aadi Month is the day of making decorations to all deities with sandal powder.
Aavani:
Sathasadi Velvi and Deepa Tharisanam are the festivals celebrated in the Month of Aavani. The Sarva Chandi Homam has been performed in this temple for the past 23 years in the month of Avani.
Aipasi:
Aswini Nakshathra of Aipasi Tamil Month is the day of Annabishekam (Abishekam with cooked rice) to Lord Magudeshwara and Sasti Festival of six days duration which ends with the Soora Samhara. The Seventh day function is the Marriage Ceremony of Lord Muruga with Valli, Devasena.
Karthikai:
Krithika Nakshathra day of Karthigai Tamil Month is the day of "Karthikai Deepam" (Day of light). The last Monday of this month is the day for the "108 Sankabishekam" (conches filled with Kaviri water).
Margazhi:
Thiruvathirai Nakshathra day of Margazhi Tamil Month is the day for Lord Nataraja; Nataraja abishekam is a process of specialized pooja for the dancing Sivaperuman. Processional Festive deities will be taken out for the public Dharshan. The "Ekadasi" is the day of entering in the Gateway to reach "Vaikuntha" (Heaven of Mahavishnu). This function is followed by the procession of "Uthsavamoorthis".
Thai:
Pushpa Nakshathra of Thai Tamil Month is the day of "Theerthavizha" and Amman Purapadu.
Maasi:
Mahasivarathri is a grand Saivite festival to receive the bless and bliss from the Supreme Diving grace Sivaperuman.
Panguni:
Uthra Nakshathra day of this Panguni Tamil Month is the day of Chithirai Peruvizha. Panguni (March-April) Poochoridal (showering of flowers) attracts many devotees.

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