Panguni Festival at Malligeswarar Temple, Chennai

Mallikeswarar Temple, Chennai

Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan wrote a post on Mallikeswarar Temple in Linghi Chetty Street in Metroblogging Chennai on March 28, 2006.

The Panguni Uthiram Festival is being celebrated now at Mallikeswarar Temple at Linghi Chetty Street in North Chennai.

Mallikeswarar Temple, Chennai

The presiding deity is Malligeswarar (Siva) and the goddess is Maragadambal (Parvati). Denoting the God and the Goddess, the temple is called Maragadambal Samedha Mallikeswarar Temple. What you see in the photograph is the Utsavar which can be photographed. The main deity inside the temple is not permitted to be photographed.

Mallikeswarar Temple, Chennai

The devotees carry the Utsavar in their shoulder and perform a dance to the tune of Nadaswaram and Band and bring it to the Simha Vahanam vehicle.

Mallikeswarar Temple, Chennai

On Sunday (March 25, 2007), as part of the Panguni Festival, after the special Pooja, the God and Goddess were taken out on a procession in Simha Vahanam.

1 Comment so far

  1. suppamani (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 6:36 am

    So, now we need not refer”PANCHANGAM” or any calendar to know about KOVIL UTHSAVAM. It is very handy by having such information at a sight by having them at the BLOG. Keep it up.

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