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Panguni Uthiram April 3, 2015 - When is Panguni Uthram Festival in 2015? Apr 3rd - Friday 3-4-15

Panguni Uthiram is celebrated on April 3, 2015 (Friday). Normally Uthiram Nakhsatram and Pournami coincide in the month of Panguni

The Uthiram Natchathiram begins previous night at around 7 pm IST (Apr 2nd) and ends at 9.25 pm IST (Apr 3rd)

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:

28 March 2015 - Saturday - Kodiyetram
29 March 2015 - Sunday - Velli Kamadhenu Vahanam
30 March 2015 - Monsday - Velli Aatu Kida Vahanam
31 March 2015 - Tuesday - Thanga Mayil Vahanam
April 2015 - Wednesday - Yaanai Vahanam
April 2015 - Thursday - Thirukalyanam - Velli Ratham
3 April 2015 - Friday - Therottam
April 2015 - Saturday - Thanga Guthirai Vahanam
April 2015 - Sunday - VelliPidari Mayil Vahanam
April 2015 - Monday - Kodi Irakkuthal

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

Next Year Panguni Uthiram: In 2016, Panguni Uthiram is on March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)

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