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Panguni Uthiram 2016 Date - March 23-3-2016 - When is Panguni Uthram Festival in 2016? Mar 23rd - Wednesday 23-3-16

Panguni Uthiram is celebrated on March 23, 2016 (Wednesday). Normally Uthiram Nakhsatram and Pournami coincide in the month of Panguni

The Uthiram Natchathiram begins previous evening at around 4.30 pm IST (Mar 22nd) and ends at around 7.05 pm IST (Mar 23rd)

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:

17 March 2016 - Thursday - Kodiyetram
18 March 2016 - Friday - Velli Kamadhenu Vahanam
19 March 2016 - Saturday - Velli Aatu Kida Vahanam
20 March 2016 - Sunday - Thanga Mayil Vahanam
21 March 2016 - Monday - Yaanai Vahanam
22 March 2016 - Tuesday - Thirukalyanam - Velli Ratham
23 March 2016 - Wednesday - Therottam
24 March 2016 - Thursday - Thanga Guthirai Vahanam
25 March 2016 - Friday - VelliPidari Mayil Vahanam
26 March 2016 - Saturday - Kodi Irakkuthal

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

Next Year Panguni Uthiram: In 2017, Panguni Uthiram is on April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

Tags: 16 Mar 23rd Wed - 17 Apr 9th Sun

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