Sri Chenna Kesavapperumal Devasthaanam - Festivals
AAn important harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, the Pongal is celebrated in mid-January and lasts for four days. It is a festival of thanksgiving to the Sun, Earth and cattle. The celebrations continue through the first four days of the Tamil month of Thai (mid-January to mid-February).
During the festival, the people clean their houses and gardens. All the old and useless items are put on a bonfire. The courtyard is decorated with kolams. The cattle are decorated with beads, bells and flowers, and then worshipped. The devotees offer sugarcane, turmeric, sheaves of paddy, newly prepared jaggery, vegetables and pulses to the Sun God.
The important rituals that take place are the Bhogi Pongal, the Surya Pongal, the Mattu Pongal and the Kannum Pongal. Other major attractions of the festival are bull and bird fights.
Pongal Festival is held throughout India on the same day. In each region, the festival has different names – Lohri in northern India, Bhogali Bihu in Assam, Sankranti in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh.
Sri Chenna Kesavapperumal Temple
(22.04.2016)chithirai 9 : Morning 6.00 to 07.15 - Kodiyerram
(24.04.2016)chithirai 11 : Morning 6.00 - Garuda Sevai
(26.04.2016)chithirai 13 : Morning 7.00 to 08.15 - Rathakasasthabanam
(28.04.2016)chithirai 15 : Morning 5.00 to 06.00 - Ratharosanam (Thiruther Urchavam)
(17.05.2016 - 21.05.2016) : Vasantha Urchavam (5th day Sarrumurai Avathara Urchavam)
(23.06.2016) : Jeostabishegam
(04.07.2016 - 13.07.2016) : Sriperiyalvar Urchavam 10days(10th day Sarrumurai Avathara Urchavam)
(21.07.2016 - 05.08.2016) : Thiru Adipooram Urchavam (10days)
Sri Chenna Malleswarar Temple
(27.03.2016 - 29.03.2016) : Vidaiyarri Urchavam (3days)
(30.03.2016) : Sri Chenna Malleswarar Thirunadana Urchavam...
(14.04.2016) : Chitirai 1 Thiruvilza , Niraimanikatchi...
(19.05.2016 - 21.05.2016) : Vasantha Urchavam...(3days)
(12.08.2016) : Gurupeyarchi...