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Arulmigu Mundagakanniamman Temple - Festivals


During the 12 months of the Tamil calendar year, every month there is a festival in the temple.

The Important Festivals :

      Temple includes Aadipuram, chitra Pournami, New Year, Vijaya Dhasami and the last friday of thai masam (janurary-february) ..

Womens Carry 1008 Milk Pots:

      Women from all parts of Chennai participate in the festivities were they carry 1008 milk pots or flower baskets to worship amman and pray for their well being or lower baskets to worship amman and pray for their well being...

      Apart from these, lighting deepaam in lemon using ghee as fuel and with cotton wick,distributing food to the poor will please amman and grant wishes for which people visit the temple.

Aavani :

      Sathasadi Vellvi and deepa Tharisanam

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 these month is the day for the "108 Sankabishekam" (conches filled with Kaviri water).

Markazhi :

      Thiruvathirai Nakshatra day of Margazhi Tamil Month is the day for Lord Nataraja, Nataraja abishekam is a process of specialized pooja for the dancing Sivaperuman. Procession, Festive deities will be taken out for the public dharshan. The "Ekadhasi" is the day of entering in the Gateway to reach "Vaikuntham" (Heaven of Mahavshnu). This function is followed by the procession of "Uthsavamoorthis".

Thai :

      Pushpa Nakshathra of Thai Tamil Month is the day of "Theerthavizha" and Amman purapaadu.....

Maasi :

      Mahasivarathri is a grand saivaite 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 Sithirai Peruvizha.