Panguni festival from March 10 to 19

There is a flurry of activity in and around Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple as it prepares for the annual Panguni fest which is to be held from March 10 and 19.

Pandals have been erected around the temple to provide shade for the throngs that will visit the temple on those days.

The picture is of Jayanthi Subramanian painting a kolam inside the temple before the start of Panguni fest.

Volunteers will set up booths to provide drinking water and buttermilk to pilgrims.

Temple officials say they have organised cleaning thrice a day on a continuous basis.

An ambulance will be in readiness in case of emergencies and a fire engine will be stationed near Sangeetha Hotel to deal with any accidents.

Police security will be in place and CCTVs will also be positioned for further monitoring. The tank has also been secured and a boat and rescue team will be on hand.

Annadaanam will be provided to all the bhakthas at 12 p.m. during the ther procession (March 16) and the aarabathumoovar (March 17).

On the Thirukalyanam day, March 19, CCTVs will display the celestial wedding for devotees to view.

Cultural programmes are on from 7 p.m. each day from March 10 to 19 and can be viewed on the temple website

The following are the important highlights of the event.
March 12: 6 a.m. Adhikaara Nandi procession
March 14: 11.30 p.m. Rishaba Vahanam procession
March 16: 7.15 a.m. Ther procession
March 17: 3.3.0 p.m. Aarabathumoovar procession
March 19: 8 p.m. Thiru Kalyanam
For more details contact the temple office at 2464 1670.