6 January 2023 is Arudra Darshan, Arudra Darisanam, Thiruvathira festival in Tamil Nadu. It falls on Thiruvadirai Nakshatra in Margazhi Month, mostly during Pournami tithi. This year, Arudra Darshan is taking place a day after Margazhi Pournami.
Arudra Darshanam is celebrated with utmost gusto in Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswar Kovil, Chidambaram Natarajar Swamy Koil and Uthirakosamangai Shiva Temple in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
10-day temple festival is celebrated during Arudra Darshanam in Thillai Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. Maha Abhishekam is performed at 3 AM to Lord Nataraja and Goddess Sivakamasundari.
It is believed that Lord Shiva performs “Shiva Tandavam” (Cosmic Dance) on this day.
Arudra Darshanam festival is also celebrated in Kerala as Thiruvathira festival.
Apart from Chidambaram Sri Nararajar Swamy Temple and Thiruvannamalai Arunachala Temple, Aaruthra Dharishanam is celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety in Tamil Nadu Temples – Arulmigu Agora Veerabadra Swamy Temple , Hanumanthapuram; Arulmigu Manthiragiri Velauythaswami Temple, Senjerimalai, Senjerimalai; Arulmigu Viswarar Temple, Agragarasamasulam; Arulmigu Iramanathe Eswarar Temple, Ottarpalayam; Arulmigu Sukreeswarar Temple, Sarkar Periyapalayam; Arulmigu Abathsagayeswaraswamy Temple, Alangudi; Arulmigu Koonandar Temple, Manakarai; Arulmigu Margasagayaswamy Temple, Moovalur, Mayiladuthurai; Arulmigu Soleeswarar Temple, Vikramangalam; Arulmigu Mayuranathar Swamy Temple, Tirunelveli Town, Tirunelveli Town, Tirunelveli.
Panchang, 20 December 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:47 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:29 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 06:24 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 07:40 AM
Tithi : Pratipada upto 12:36 PM Dwitiya
Nakshatra : Ardra upto 07:46 PM Punarvasu
Yoga : Shukla upto 10:59 AM Brahma
Karana : Kaulava upto 12:36 PM Taitila upto 01:47 AM, Dec 21 Garaja
Weekday : Somawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Pausha – Purnimanta Margashirsha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:46 AM to 12:29 PM
Amrit Kalam : 08:34 AM to 10:21 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 08:07 AM to 09:27 AM
Yamaganda : 10:48 AM to 12:08 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:28 PM to 02:49 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:29 PM to 01:12 PM 02:38 PM to 03:21 PM