Panguni Uthiram is a big festival in Tamil Nadu. Several Temple rituals like divine marriages, brahmotsavams, aradhanotsavams and other festivities are celebrated on Panguni Uthiram.
Thousands of devotees attend the Palani Murugan temple, Tiruchendur temple, Swami Malai temple, Thirupparam Kundram temple, Thiruthani temple, Pazhamuthir Cholai temple, Vayalur Murugan temple, Virali Mali temple, Sikkal Singara Velan temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha swamy temple, Madurai Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple, Mayilai Kapaleeswar and other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Murugan.
Panguni Uthiram is a very important day in Tamil Nadu, India. It falls on the day, when the moon transits in the nakshatra (constellation) of Uttara-phalguni(Uthiram), in the month, Panguni (March – April), which is the full moon of the month of Pangun.
This full moon day is significant of the marriage of Shiva-Parvati,Lord Murugan-Teyvayanai and Aandaal- Rangamannar.
On this day,Murugan gives his Kalyana Kola Seva to his disciples. As per the Valmiki Ramayana,this is the auspiceous day when shri.Ram and Sita got married.Panguni month (March – April) is similar to that of Phalgun month in other calendars.
As per the Brahmanda Puranam ,on Panguni Uthiram every holy water joins Thumburu teertha,one of the seven sacred tanks iniTirupati Tirumala.
The day is the symbol of grahasta dharma ie the riage ceremony for Muruga to help you dissolve bad relationship karma and resolve marital problems. If you have relationship problems, or you do not have a meaningful relationship or no relationship at all, then the upcoming Full Moon in Uttara Phalguni star can help you.
Scriptural Significance of Panguni Uthiram
According to Skanda Purana, Panguni Uthiram is the auspicious day when divine marriages of Lord Muruga and Devasena, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and many celestial couples took place
It further highlights the day as favorable for receiving wedding boon and harmonious relationships
As per Vedic Astrology, Uttara Phalguni is the star of patronage and union, making the day optimal to let go of hurts, forgive mistakes committed in the past and strengthen the bond with your loved one
The presiding deity of Uttara Phalguni star is Aryaman, one of the 12 Adityas (Sun Gods), who signifies kindness, congeniality, bonding, and friendship
The Uttara Phalguni star carries “Chayani Shakti”, the power to gain prosperity and wealth through partnerships/marriages.
Panguni Uthiram is a very important festival for the Tamilians,which is celebrated during Panguni masam or Tamil month of Panguni (March – April),during Uthiram nakshatra day.The celestial wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi,called,Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam,is the major event during this festival,in Tamil Nadu.
On Panguni Uthiram,in all Lord Subrahmanya’s temple,the devotees,in the fulfilment of their vows,carry the pooja material,in a ‘Kavadi’.And this is a very special feature of Subrahmanya temples also special poojas are performed in all Murugan temples in Tamil Nadu, India. In most of the temples in the Tamil Nadu state. Float festivals are the most common rituals observed during Panguni Uthiram.
The first day of Chithirai month is celebrated as Tamil New Year.
The Lord Ayyappan Jayanti, is observed on Panguni Uthiram day which falls on Pournami or Full Moon day in Meena masam of Malayalicalendar. Ayyappa is also known as Manikandan. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa is born out of the union between Mohini avataram of Lord Vishnu and Shiva.Hence he is called as Hariharasuta or Hariharasudan.
As per the legend,the lord Ayyappa was born to vanquish the demoness Mahishi.After finishing her, the Lord gave her a boon that she will be worshipped as Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, Ayyappa Jayanti is celebrated on this day,with much enthusiasm and is attended by tens of thousands of devotees from all around the world.
Mylapore Kapaleeswarar temple,in Chennai, is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu.Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam is a ten-day festival celebrated during Panguni Uthiram. During the 10-day Brahmotsavam festival, Ratholsavam is the major event which attracts lakhs of devotees from all around the country.
Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety which marks the conclusion of Brahmotsavam festival. Falgun Purnima is also celebrated as Holi in all parts of India.Panguni masam or Pankuni month is the last and final month in Tamil calendar or Tamil Panchangam.