Panguni Uttiram today. ancient festival day in South India. Vibrant atmosphere in Siva, Muruga, Sri Rangam temples.
Many are the incidents celebrated this day….
As per Mahabharata, Arjuna was born this day.
Valmiki Ramayana says Rama-Sita wedding took place this day
It is the Jayanti day of Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimalai
Saint Ramanujachariar offered his Gadya Trayam (three compositions) to Goddess Ranganayaki at Srirangam this day.
This is also the wedding day Lord Ranganatha and Goddess Ranganayaki.
As per Valmiki Ramayana, this is the day Rama chose to set forth on the march towards Lanka.
This is one of two days of the year when Lord Tyagaraja’s (Of Tiravaroor) feet are uncovered for devotees to see.
This is the wedding of Madurai Meenakshi and Sundareshwara.
A great festival day of Lord Muruga…. Over a lakh devotees gather in Palani….
Oh yes, its an ancient Tamil festival day…
In Chennai, the Kapaleeshwara temple festival will be abuzz today… It is in this kshetra that the boy saint Tirujnaanacampantar wrote of the Panguni Uttiram festival all those years ago,
மலிவிழா வீதி மடநல்லார் மாமயிலைக்
கலிவிழாக் கண்டான் கபாலீச்சரம் அமர்ந்தான்
பலிவிழாப் பாடல்செய் பங்குனி யுத்திரநாள்
ஒலிவிழாக் காணாதே போதியோ பூம்பாவாய்.
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