Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam is a ten-day festival celebrated during Panguni Uthiram. In 2020, Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavams begins on March 28 and will end on April 8 with Panguni Uthiram annual festival celebrations. It starts with Dhwajarohanam (flag hoisting) at 7.30 am on March 29.
Kapaleeswarar Ratholsavam 2020 date is April 4 and Arupathmoovar will be on April 5. 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 April 7.
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 April 5.
The chariot procession will begin at 6.00 AM on 4 April.
Here is the list of some important dates and events of Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival 2020
Saturday, 28 March 2020
Morning – Grama Devatha Sri Kolavizhi Amman Vazhipadu – Mrithsangrihanam, Angurarpanam
Evening / Night – Sri Narthana Vinayagar Velli Mooshika Vahanam
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Morning – Kodiyetram (Dhwajarohanam – Flag Hoisting)
Evening / Night – Night 10 pm – Ambal Mayil Vadivil Siva Pujai Kaatchi
Monday, 30 March 2020
Morning – Suriya Vattam
Evening / Night – Chandira Vattam
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Morning – Adhikara Nandi
Evening / Night – Bhootan, Bhutaki Vahanam
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Morning – Purushamirugam, Singam Vahanam
Evening / Night – Nagam, Kamadhenu Vahanam
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Morning – Sowdal Vimanam
Evening / Night – Vellividai Vahanam (Silver Rishaba Vahanam)
Friday, 3 April 2020
Morning – Pallakku Vizha
Evening / Night – Yaanai Vahanam
Saturday, 4 April 2020
Morning – Therottam (Chariot Festival)
Evening / Night – Therilirinthu Thirukovil Ezhuntharural
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Morning – Arupathu Moovar Thiruvizha
Evening / Night – Sri Chandrasekarar Paar Vettai Vizha
Monday, 6 April 2020
Morning – Pancha Moorthi Vizha
Evening / Night – Bikshadanar (Iraivan Iravalar Kolam)
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Morning – Thirukootha Peruman (Shri Natarajar) Thirukatchi
Evening / Night – Thirukalyanam, Kodiirakkam
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Morning – Uma Maheshwarar Darisanam
Evening / Night – Pandam Parivizha