Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mundaka Kanni Amman Temple, Mylapore – Festivals

Mundaka Kanni Amman Temple, Mylapore – Festivals
The Temple celebrates the whole of Aadi and Thai months, Chithra Pournami, Chithirai, Vijaya Dasami, Navarathri, Aadi Pooram and Last Friday of Thai Month. Generally, Annabishekam is performed to Lord Siva on the Aippasi Full Moon day. But, it is quite significant that Annabishekam is performed to Amman in this sacred place. The 1008 Flower-basket abishekam on the last Friday of Aadi, the 108 Lamp Pooja on the last Friday of Thai and on the Chithira Pournami day, the 1008 Milk-pot abishekam are important features.  
The Porridge distribution festival in the month of Aadi and the Pongal offering in the month of Thai are very famous festivals. On the ninth day of the Navarathri festival, Ambal in the guise of Mahishasuramardhini goes in procession along the streets. There is also a practice amidst the devotees who take vow to her of going around the sanctum wearing neem leaves attire. Every evening Ambal goes in procession in her golden chariot.  The fee to participate in this is Rs.1000/-.

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