15 day Panguni festival begins with flag hoisting at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple


Madurai District, Thiruparankundram Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy Temple Panguni festival started with the flag hoisting today.
Among the festivals celebrated at the Thiruparankundram temple, the first shrine of the Tamil god Murugan, the most famous is the Panguni festival. The festival, which is celebrated for 15 days every year, started today with flag hoisting.
On the eve of the festival, Lord Murugan performed 16 special anointings for the deity, including milk, sandalwood and young water, and awoke in a specially decorated hall.
There, the flag hoisting ceremony for this year’s Panguni festival was held on a gold-plated flagpole in the presence of Lord Murugan. (It is noteworthy that the festivals have not been held for the last 2 years due to the Corona epidemic.)Earlier, a special anointing was held on the gold-plated flagpole. Special decoration with tarpaulin, mango leaf and flowers.
Following the festival, Lord Murugan wakes up every morning on the Golden Tooth with the Goddess, in the evening in various vehicles including the Golden Horse, the Anna vehicle, the Buddha vehicle, the Golden Peacock vehicle and the Silver Elephant vehicle to bless the devotees.
On the fifth day of the festival, there will be a hand show for Swami.
Following this, there will be a special full moon puja on the 17th, a Panguni Uttara festival on the 18th and a Pattabhishekam for Lord Murugan on the 20th at 7 pm.
Following this, the Tirukkalyana ceremony will be held on the 21st in the presence of Madurai Meenakshi Amman, Sokkanathar and Priyavidai Murugapperuman Deivanai Amman.
In this case, the grand finale of the festival will take place on the 22nd. For this, at 6 in the morning, Lord Murugan will get up in a big decorated chariot with the deity, walk around Giri Road and bless the devotees. Festival arrangements are being made at the temple

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