EVENTS & FESTIVALS

 

Pradosh

Pradosh is observed in the evening twilight on the 13th day (Trayodashi tithi ) of each lunar fortnight. It is the worship of Lord Shiva for the fulfillment of our desires. The basic disciplines to be observed on this day are:

  • Ahimasa (non-injury)

  • Satya (speaking the truth)

  • Brahmacarya (continence)

  • Daya (compassion)

  • Ksama (forgiveness)

  • Anasuyata (absence of jealousy).

Pradosh on a Monday is known as Som Pradosh or Chandra Pradosh. Pradosh on a Saturday is known as Shani Pradosh. Som Pradosh and Shani Pradosh are considered as highly auspicious.

 

Tamil New Year - 1st day of Tamil Month of Chitrai

Chitrai is the 1st month in the Tamil calendar. And the Tamil Panchang marks this day as the beginning of a new year.

Events at the temple include:

Reading of the new year Panchangam

Special Abhishekam

Distribution of Buttermilk and Paanagam to the devotees.

* Paanagam is a sweet drink made with jaggery, with a touch of lemon and ginger.

 

Tamil Month of Aadi - Pooram Nakshatram

This day marks the first major event at the Temple.

Special Abhiskhekam is performed for Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri. Germinated Whole Green Gram is distributed as prasaadam to the devotees.

 

Tamil Month of Aavani - Vinayaka Chathurthi

Vinayaka Chathurthi marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

This festival is celebrated on the 4th day of the waxing moon.

 

Tamil Month of Puratasi - Navarathri Festival

The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped.

Throughout the 10 day Navarathri festival, special Abhishekams are perfomed for Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri. And special Alangarams are also done for all the 10 days.

* Alangaram refers to the adornment of deities in Hindu temples. The three important things needed for an Alangaram are silk clothing, jewellery and flowers.

 

Tamil Month of Aippassi - Pournami

Pournami is the Full Moon Night of every month. And is considered most auspicious in Lord Shiva temples.

Annabhishekam is performed for Lord Brahmapureeswarar.

Abhishekam is a process of bathing the deity. Annabhishekam means covering the Shiva Lingam with cooked rice.

It is believed that performing Annabhishekam to Lord Shiva on this day frees one of all their problems.

 

Tamil month of Karthigai

Shank Abhishekam is performed for Lord Brahmapureeswarar on every Monday of the Karthigai month.

Karthigai Deepam, the festival of lights is celebrated on the Full Moon day of the month of Karthigai. The Lord is taken around the Temple praharam in a chariot.

 

Tamil month of Margazhi - Pournami

Special Abhishekam is performed for Lord Nataraja Perumal. And the Lord is taken around the Temple praharam in a chariot.

 

Tamil month of Thai - 1st Day of Thai

Special Abhishekams are performed for Panchamurthi - Lord Vinayakar, Lord Murugan, Lord Brahmapureeswarar, Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri, Sri Chandikeswarar.

 

Tamil month of Maasi - Maha Shivarathri

Mahashivarathri, the Great Night of Lord Shiva is celebrated from the 13th night (Trayodashi tithi ) to the 14th day of the Tamil month of Maasi.

Lord Shiva is considered the Adi (first) Guru from whom the yogic tradition originates. According to tradition, the planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system

Special Abshishekam is perfomed to Lord Brahmapureeswarar on 4 occasions throughout the day.

 

Tamil month of Panguni

The ten day Brahmotsavam festival is celebrated during this month.

On Puram Nakshatram day of Panguni month, Lord Brahmapureeswarar is taken around the Temple praharam in a chariot.
 

 

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