Chariot Festival --Vinayagar Pooja
19th Koti Yettram
Krithikai Pushpaanchal
Chariot Festival
28th Dheertham
30th Aadi Pooram
8th Varalakshmi Viratham Villakku Pooja
10th Aavani Avittam
11th Gayatri Jebam
17th Gogulashtami
29th Sri-Vinayagar Chaturthi
7th Sri-Nadarajar Abishekam
20th Purattashi 1st saturday
24th Navaratri Viratham Begins
27th Purattashi 2nd saturday

2nd Saraswathi pooja
3rd Vijaya Dhasami Widhyarambam
3rd Kethara Gowri Viratham Begins
4th Purattashi -3rd saturday
7th Sri Nadarajar Abishkam
11th Purattashi -4th Saturday
22nd Deepavali
23rd Kethara Gowri Viratham End
24th Skanda Sashti Begins
29th Skanda Sashti- Soorasamharam
30th Thirukkalyanam

Sri-Shivan Anna Abishekam
17th Sri Ayyappan Mandala Pooja Begin
17th Karthikai 1st Somavaram
24th Karthikai 2nd Somavaram

Karthikai 3rd Somavaram
5th Thirukkarthikai Dheepam
8th Karthikai 4th Somavara
15th Karthikai 5th Somavaram
16th Sani Peyarchi
21st Sri Hanumath Jeyandhi
26th Sri Ayyappan Mandal Pooja End

Thiruvembavai Begin
27th Sri-Vinayagar Viratham END

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January 2015
1st Vaigunda Ekathasi
5th Aaruthra Dharishanam
15th Thai Pongal
15th Sri Ayyappan Mahara jothi
30th Thiruvilakku Pooja
3rd Thai Poosam
17th Maha Sivaratri
March 2015
4th Sri-Nadarajar Abisheka
4th Maashi Maham
April 2015
3rd Panguni Uthiram
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Important Festival Until end of the Year 2014

Ayyappan Mandala Pooja

Mandala Pooja Starts 17.11.2014 ends 26.12.2014
Devotees intending to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage are to observe vratha (austerity) for 41 days for darsanam during the Mandala puja at Sabarimala. Mandala pooja means pooja done for the period of a Mandala. A Mandala is of 41 days.This year the Mandala puja culminates on the 17.11.2014. For Sabarimala the Mandala period starts on the 1st day of Malayalam month Vrishcikam (generally falls at the beginning of the 2nd half of November) till around the 25th to 27th of December. The vrathas starts with the devotee putting on the Thulasi Mala or Rudraksha Mala with a dollar of Lord Ayyappan in it. After wearing the Mala the most important aspects of the vratha is the strict adherence to abstinence, avoiding all sorts of sensual pleasures, maintaining extreme purification of body and mind of the devotees. They have dress code to observe so that they are identified as the Ayyappan devotees and others take care not to do things which may interfere with the purification process of the devotees.
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17.11.2014 Karthikai 08.12.14 Karthikai 24.11.2014 Karthikai 01-12.2014 Karthikai 15.12.2014 Karthikai
5.12.14 Thirukkarthikai Dheepam

ROWS OF agal vilakkus in front of every house... this is the imagethat at once comes to mind when we think of Karthigai Deepam —the festival of lights that is celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu during
the month of Karthigai (November-December). Not many of us are aware that it is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the State,perhaps even before people began celebrating Deepavali andNavarathri. Also, unlike many other Hindu festivals, Karthigai is basically a Tamil festival and is virtually unknown in most other parts of the country. One of the earliest references to the festival is found in the Ahananuru, a book of poems,
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Sani Peyarchi

Sani Peyarchi Falls on the 16th December 2014. If you would like to participate in Sani Pevarchi, Please give your Name to the Temple office and cost for Pooja is 15 Pounds.Thank you in advance. Temple phone No 02084788433
In Tamil astrology, Sani is one of the most important planets. Sani takes about 30 years to complete one cycle around the zodiac. He spends about 2 1/2 years in each rasi. The transit of Sani from one rasi to another is considered as an important astrological event. It is important to understand the influence of the transit of Sani on your rasi which can have a significant impact on your life.

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Thiruembavi Begins

Thirivembavi Begins 27.12.14
Aartuthra Dharishanam 05-01-15 (Thiruvathirai)

Thiruvathirai is the star of and worshiped in the full moon day of Margazhi month in all Lord Shiva Temples. Abhishekams and special poojas are performed. In Chidambaram it will be in a grand manner. A sweet called Kali made from all vegetable and jaggery is offered to Lord Shiva. Thiruvempavai is recited in temples. Thiruvempavai was sung by Lord Shiva devotee Manickavasagar.

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Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi. Next Vaikunta Ekadasi date is January 1, 2015.
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New Year 2015

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner.[1] The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January (New Year's Day), as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it. The order of months was January to December in the Old Roman calendar during the reign of King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius, and has been in continuous use since that time. In many countries, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the United States, 1 January is a national holiday.
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Aartuthra Dharishananam

5-01-2015 மாதங்களிலெல்லாம் சிறந்த மார்கழியை இறை வழிபாட்டிற்கே உரிய மாதமென்றே சொல்லலாம். வெள்ளத்தில் ஏற்படும் சுழியானது துவக்கத்தில் மெதுவானதாகவும், அதன் தன்மையை உணர்வதற்குள், மிக வேகமானதாகவும், ஆழ்த்திவிடுவதாகவும் உள்ள படுசுழியான தன் தன்மையைக் காட்டிவிடுகிறது. அதுபோல மயக்கத்தில், செல்லும் திசை தெரியாது ஆழச் செல்லும் உயிர்களை உணர்வூட்டி, "கண்ணைத் துயின்று அவமே காலத்தைப் போக்காதே" என்ற பொன்னான வாசகத்தால் கைதூக்கி விடுவன திருவெம்பாவையும் திருப்பள்ளியெழுச்சியும்.
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Thai Pongal

15-01-2015—Thai Pongal
is a harvest festival that is celebrated on a grand scale by the Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and also in Sri Lanka. The festival of Pongal falls on the same day as Makara Sankranthi which is observed throughout India. The word ‘Pongal’ in Tamil means ‘to boil over’and the milk boiling over from the clay pot is symbolic of abundance and prosperity for the household.Thai Pongal celebrations traditionally last for four days and is an important Hindu festival of India. 
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Thiruvillakku Pooja

30-01-15 ‘Thiru-vilakku’ or ‘Kuthu-vilakku’ is an artistically crafted lamp (Deepa, in Sanskrit), which has a place in the shrines in South Indian Hindu homes. It is the symbol of Mahalakshmi, the deity of Fortune and Prosperity. Thiruvilakku Pooja aims at collectively worshipping Mahalakshmi by a large number of women at a time. This is said to bring prosperity to the home and peace to the world. It is mainly done for the well-being of the woman’s family; it brings all auspicious things to each and every member. Mahalakshmi comes to anyone’s house the moment they light the lamp and will grant every single desire of their heart! It is wonderful that the women can gather and do this. If you would like to participate in pooja, Please give your Name to the Temple office and cost for Pooja is 10 Pounds.Thank you in advance. Temple phone No 02084788433

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Thai Poosam

03-02-2015 —Thaipusam "Thaipoosam" (Tamilதைப்பூசம், Taippūcam ?) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia,[1] Mauritius[2] Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar[3]
The word
Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel "spear" so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. There is a misconception among people that Thaipusam marks Murugan's birthday; however, it is believed that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan's birthday.[4]
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Maha Sivaratri

17-02-2015 It is also believed that on Shivratri, Lord Shiva became 'Neelkantham' or the blue-throated by swallowing the deadly poison that came up during the churning of "Kshir Sagar" or the milky ocean. The poison was so deadly that even a drop in His stomach, which represents the universe, would have annihilated the entire world. Hence, He held it in His neck, which turned blue due to the effect of poison. Shivratri is therefore also a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for protecting us from annihilation.
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Maashi Maham

Masi Maham, or Maasi Magam, is an auspicious day in the Tamil month of Masi (February – March). In 2015, the date of Masi Magam is March 4. It is an important day and annual festival for Tamilians around the world. Makam, Mahm or Makam, is one among the twenty seven stars (Nakshatras) in the Hindu astrological system. A major ritual on the day is the bathing of Temple Idols in sea, pond or lake.
Idols of gods and goddess that are worshipped in Temples are carried in a procession to sea shores, rivers or ponds. Pujas and rituals are held here and thousands of people gather to witness the auspicious event.
It is believed that those who take bath in the seas or rivers or ponds on the Masi Magam will attain Moksha.
Once in twelve years, Masi Magam attains special significance and then it is known as Maha Maham.
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Paguguni Uthiram

03-04-2015—Panguni Uthiram is a much talked about festival of many temples throughout South India. Devotees flock to temples nearby and some of the famous temples which assumes a lot of importance during this festival is Perur-near Coimbatore, Palani, Kapaleeswarar-Mylapore, Vadapalani Murugan temple, to name a few. The festival falls during March-April. Panguni is special because of the coming together of the star Uthiram and Pournami. Says Historian Chithra Madhavan: It is believed that the wedding of Rama and Sita was celebrated on Panguni Uthiram. So divine marriages are celebrated on this day. As an annual event all temples take their utsava murthis to the kalyana mandapam of the temple and perform the marriage of the presiding God and Goddess there. For instance, the Thirukalyanam of Siva-Parvati, Lord Subramanya, Vishnu-Lakshmi, Rama-Sita is celebrated in a grand manner in all temples.
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Tamil New Year 2015

14–04-2015 Puthandu, Tamil New Year

Tamil New Year is also known as Varusha pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai. In Tamil Nadu when Sankranti takes place after sunrise and before sunset the year begins on the same day. If Sankranti takes place after sunset then the year begins on the following day. Mesha Sankranti is celebrated as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu.

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Temple Calendar

Temple Vacancy

Temple Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 800am-1300 and
Evening 1700 to 2130 Saturday & Sunday 800am to
1400 and Evening 1700 to 2130
Main Pooja :
900am ,1200pm and 1930

Hindu Festival
Attukal Pongala Festival

Temple Contact address:
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