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Panguni Uthiram 2017 Date - April 9-4-2017 - When is Panguni Uthram Festival in 2017? Apr 9th - Sunday 9-4-17

Panguni Uthiram is celebrated on April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

The 'Uthiram' Natchathiram begins at very early Morning at around 1.27 am IST (Apr 9th) and ends at around 2.17 am IST (Apr 10th)


Panguni Uthram Significance:


- On Panguni Uthiram, Lord Shiva - Goddess Parvathi Thirukalyanam (Celestial Wedding) will be held in Lord Shiva Temples.
- It is also the day when celestial wedding of Sri Aandaal (Kothai) and Sri Rangamannar took place
- In Tiruchendur - Sri Murugan Valli Thirukalyanam will be held during Panguni Uthiram
- In Thiruparangundram - 10 day festival will be held during Panguni Uthiram. Sri Subramanya - Sri Deivanai Thirukalyanam will be held during Panguni Uthiram. 
-  In Palani, 10 day festival will be held during Panguni Uthiram. Therottam will be held in Palani on Panguni Uthiram

- In Sabarimala, Swami Ayyapan Pamba River 'Arattu' will be held on Panguni Uthram. Swami Ayyapan will bless devotees atop Elephant from the 5th day of the 10 Day Festival.
In Mylapore the 10 day Panguni Festival will end on this day with the Thirukalyanam.
- In Vadapalani three day float festival will take place from Panguni Uthiram
- Many devotees fast on this day and take Kavadi, Pal Kuddam and do padayatra (walk) to Lord Muruga Temples.
- Chanting of devotional hymns and playing of percussion instruments by devotees can be seen in Temples. Special Homam will take place in temples


Palani Temple Festival Schedule:


3 April 2017 - Monday - Kodiyetram
4 April 2017 - Tuesday - Velli Kamadhenu Vahanam
5 April 2017 - Wednesday - Velli Aatu Kida Vahanam
6 April 2017 - Thursday - Thanga Mayil Vahanam
7 April 2017 - Friday - Yaanai Vahanam
8 April 2017 - Saturday - Thirukalyanam - Velli Ratham
9 April 2017 - Sunday - Therottam
10 April 2017 - Monday - Thanga Guthirai Vahanam
11 April 2017 - Tuesday - VelliPidari Mayil Vahanam
12 April 2017 - Wednesday - Kodi Irakkuthal

Nomenclature:
- Panguni is the name of Tamil Month (March - April)
- Uthiram is the name of the nakshatra.

Normally Uthiram Nakhsatram and Pournami coincide in the month of Panguni

Next Year Panguni Uthiram: 
- In 2018, Panguni Uthiram is on March 30, 2018 (Friday)

Tags: 18 Mar 30th Fri - 17 Apr 9th Sun

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