Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam is a ten-day festival celebrated during Panguni Uthiram. In 2018, Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavams begins on March 22 and will end on March 31 with Panguni Uthiram annual festival celebrations. It starts with Dhwajarohanam (flag hoisting) at 7.30 am on March 22.
Kapaleeswarar Ratholsavam 2018 date is March 28 and Arupathmoovar will be on March 29. Mylapore Kapaleeswarar temple, located in Chennai, is one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu.
During the 10-day Brahmotsavam festival, Ratholsavam (Car festival) is the major event which attracts lakhs of devotees from all around Tamil Nadu and surrounding states. Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety which marks the conclusion of Brahmotsavam festival.
Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavam ends with the divine marriage of Mylai Sri Kapaleeswarar and his divine consort Karpagambai on March 31.
A major attraction of the 10-day Panguni celebrations, the ‘Arupathumoovar Vizha,’ in which the idols of the 63 Shaivite saints would be taken around the streets of Mylapore in a colourful procession, would be held on March 29.
The chariot procession will begin at 7.30 AM on 28 March.
Here is the list of some important dates and events of Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival 2018
22 March 2018 – Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting)
23 March 2018 – Sooriya Vattam (Morning) Chandira Vattam (Evening)
24 March 2018 – Adhikara Nandi
25 March 2018 – Purushamirugam, Singam Vahanam, Nagam, Kamadhenu Vahanam
26 March 2018 – Velli Rishaba Vahanam (Velli Vidai Vahanam)
27 March 2018 – Pallakku Vizha, Yanai Vahanam
28 March 2018 – Thiruther, Therottam (Chariot, Car Festival)
29 March 2018 – Arupathu Moovar Thiruvizha, Sri Chandrasekarar Paar Vettai Vizha
30 March 2018 – Panchamurthi Vizha, Pikashadanar (Iraivan Iravalar Kolam)
31 March 2018 – Thirukalyanam (Thirukkalyanam of Kapaleeswar and Karpapagambigai)
1 April 2018 – Uma Maheshwarar Darisanam, Pandam Parivizha