Sunday, October 22, 2006

Kanda Shasthi Festival in 2006

Kanda Shasthi Festival in 2006

Kanda Shasthi festival is observed to worship Lord Muruga (the God of Tamil) during the Aippasi month that roughly falls between October 15 and November 15. Again following with the Deepavali traditions, this festival commomorates the victory of Lord Muruga over the various demons. The festival is celebrated in much grandeor in all the six battle temples of Lord Murugu (Arupadai Veedu) and typically at Thiruchendoor and Thirupparankundram, where the SooraSamharam took place.

The Arupadaiveedu [The Six Battle Fields] of Lord Muruga are:

  1. Thirupparankundram
  2. Thiruchendur
  3. Palani
  4. Swamimalai
  5. Thiruthani
  6. Pazhamudhircholai

Other Lord Muruga Temples near Chennai are:

  1. Vadapalani
  2. Kanchipuram
  3. Parrys

Let us try and visit some of the nearest Lord Muruga temples during the Kanda Shasthi festivals to get His divine blessings.

1 comment:

Vasudevan Deepak Kumar said...

Just saw ad in 'Dinamalar' Chennai Edition regarding Kandakottam Parrys towards the various Kanda Shasti festival celebrations there from 22 October 2006 to 27 October 2006.

Temple Address:

44 Rasappa Chetty Street,
Chennai -- 600 003.

Telephone: +914425352192

Landmark: All buses that ply towards Parrys Corner would stop at 'Mat Shop' (Paay Kadai).

The temple Devastham has also planned for 1 Crore Archana (Koti Archanai). One Archana costs Rs. 150/- and the pilgrim who registers for the same would get a silver dollar that is maintained in the pooja archana.

Other services of the Devasthanam are:

1) Hindu High School, 18, Ponnappa Chetty School, Park Nagar, Chennai -- 600 003.
2) Hindu Primary School, 4, Subbu Chetty Street, Chennai -- 600 003.
3) P. Venugopal Chettiar Higher Secondary School, Purasaivalkkam, Chennai -- 600 003.
4) Kannabiran Padmavathy Primary School, Kodungaiyoor, Chennai -- 600 118.
5) Kandakottam Free Hospital, 15, Rasappa Chetty street, Chennai -- 600 003.
6) Kandakottam Karunai Illam
7) Kandakottam Free Library
8)Vallalar Arch Construction
9) Diamond Vel for Moolavar
10) Gold Armour for Meenakshi Amman in Moolavar Sannidhi