Friday, April 27, 2018

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Mangadu – Festivals

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Mangadu – Festivals
Festivals celebrated in this Temple are;
·        Tamil New Year and Chithra Pournami during Chithirai Month
·        Vaikasi Visagam
·        Ani Thirumanjanam
·        Adi Pooram
·        Navarathri and Niraimani Katchi during Purattasi Month
·        Aippasi Annabishekam
·        Karthigai Deepam
·        Margazhi Arudhra Dharshan
·        English New Year (Jan 1)
·        Thai Pongal
·        Thai Poosam
·        Masi Magam and Sivarathiri during Masi Month
·        Telugu New Year
·        Panguni Uthiram
Nava Kalasa Homam and Pushpanjali:
This Special Homam and Abhishekam will be performed on all the Full moon day (Pournami). A Homa-Nava Kalasa Homa with nine brass pots-Kalasas is conducted in the temple on full moon days. Nine forms of Shakti are personified in these Kalasas. Pushpanjali is offered to Sri Chakra.
Niraimani Darshan:
Niraimani Darshan is another event celebrated in the temple on the Purattasi full moon day in September-October. Artha Mandapam, Thapas Mandapam and the front Mandapam are decorated with sweets, fruits, vegetables and grains showing all prosperity. Devotees believe that this Niraimani Darshan would bring all prosperity to the family. Three Mothers in the temple bless and please the devotees in their daily procession in a golden car in evenings daily. Brahmi, one of the Saptha Mathas is the driver (Sarathy) of the car. Nava Kannikas the nine virgins are around the car-Rath. 

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