Chithirai Onam (Thiruonam Nakshatra day in Chithirai Masam) is one of the popular festivals / Utsavams celebrated at Chidambaram Thillai Nataraja Swamy Temple.
In 2020, Chithirai Onam Mahabhishekam date is April 16, Thursday. Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), no devotees are allowed inside the temple for Darshanam.
Six Mahabhishekas at Chidambaram Nataraja Swamy Temple are the famous festivals / utsavams held at Chidamabaram Thillai Natarajaswamy Temple.
Chidambaram is one of the five holiest Shiva temples, each representing one of the five natural elements; Chidambaram represents akasha (aether). The other four temples in this category are: Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara, Trichy (water), Kanchi Ekambareswara (earth) Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire), Thiruvanna malai and Kalahasti Nathar (wind), Sri Kalahasti.
The six Mahabhishekas of Chidambaram Temple are – Chithirai Onam, Aani Thirumanjanam, Aavani Chaturdashi, Purattasi Chaturdashi, Aardhraa Abhishekam during Arudra Darisanam and Maasi Chaturdashi.
16 April 2020, Thursday – CHITHIRAI ONAM
Timings – 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM at Kanakasabhai
Panchangam, 16 April 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:08 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:44
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)26:50 Chandrastama (Moonset)13:14
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 18:10
Nakshatra Shravana – 23:05
Yoga Sadhya – 17:34
Karana Vanija – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 14:01 – 15:35
Gulika Kalam: 09:17 – 10:52
Yama Gandam: 06:08 – 07:43
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Vaishakh Mahina 2077 (Vaishakh Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Medam Month 1195 (Meda Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Chaitra Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Chithirai Month (Chithirai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Baisakh Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Vaishakh Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Chaitra Masam (Chaitram)
Marathi Calendar – Chaitra Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Chaitra Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 11:49 – 13:33
Abhijit: 12:01 – 12:51
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:30* – 29:16*
Durmuhurthams: 15:23 – 16:13