Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Patteeswarar Temple, Perur – Festivals

Patteeswarar Temple, Perur – Festivals


The temple is believed to be one of the places where Shiva is believed to have performed Ananda Thandavam. Hence, the temple celebrates Natyanjali (festival of dance) during September every year. The most prominent and talented dance schools of the city and even some from other cities take turns to awe the audience with their performance. 

Naatru Nadavu Thiruvizha:

There is an interesting festival called Naatru Nadavu Thiruvizha celebrated in this temple. It is said that this festival was part of ancient Indra Vizha, a grand festival celebrated by ancient Tamils. It is still in practice only in this temple on the banks of Kanchi Manadhi (Noyyal River). It starts in Aani month Kiruthigai Nakshatra, Natru Nadavu (planting the seedlings) in Poorada Nakshatra and concludes in thirumanjanam in Uthiram Nakshatra.

Arudhra Dharisanam:

Arudhra Dharisanam is conducted during Margazhi month with large gathering of devotees offer their prayers and to receive the Lord’s blessings. On the 10th day of the Thiruvadhirai Utsavam in Margazhi, Lord Nataraja on a Silver Chapparam and Ambal on a Golden Chapparam go around on a street procession in the morning at 7.00 am. after an abhishekam at 3.00 am. It is celebrated with much fanfare next to Chidambaram. Hence, the temple is praised as Melai Chidambaram (Chidambaram of West).

Panguni Uthiram:

10 days Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Panguni with Kalyana Utsavam on the sixth day and the Chariot Festival on the seventh day.

Other Festivals:

Thai Poosam, Aadi Fridays, Purattasi Amavasya, Skanda Sashti, Nataraja Abhishekams, Vaikasi Visakam, Aippasi Annabishekam, Karthigai Deepam, Shivaratri, 63 Nayanmars Guru Poojas, Vijayadashami, Tamil New Year, Thiruvembavai Urchavam, Pradoshams, Ekadasi, Kiruthigai, Sukravara Oonjal, and Sashti days are the other festivals celebrated here.