Panguni Thiruvizha at Marundeeswarar Temple

The annual Panguni Brahmotsavam will commence from March 20 at the Marundeeswarar temple in Thiruvanmiyur. The festival is one of the most anticipated yearly events in the neighbourhood. The inaugural flag hoisting ceremony will take place on March 22 at 9 p.m. The celebration will come to an end on April 1.

The highlight of the festival is the ‘Ther Thiruvizha’ (temple car procession) on March 28 at 6 a.m. Hundreds of devotees are expected to throng the temple that day to get a glimpse of Lord Chandrasekara on the temple car. The much awaited Thiripurasundari and Thyagarajar Thirukalyanam will happen at 1.30 p.m. on March 30, following which the flag will be lowered to mark the completion of the Peruvizha on March 31 at 10.30 p.m.

The ‘Theppam’ (Float festival) will be held on April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Temple Tank. An illuminated and bedecked float bearing the deities will make nine rounds in the water. Over 100 police men and women are expected to be on duty during the Thiruvizha to maintain law and order. More police force will be deployed during the Thirukalyanam.

Various cultural programmes will be held at the Thyagarajaswamy open air auditorium in the temple from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The spectacle of the colourful lighted gopurams and the temple complex, the transformation of the Mada Veedis and the celestial processions of Gods and Goddesses will definitely attract visitors and heighten the festive spirit in them.