Viruppan Thirunal is one of the biggest festivals of Srirangam Ranganathar Temple. It is held in Panguni Month of Tamil calendar. Viruppan Thirunal is named after the Vijayanagara King Viruppanna Udayar who was started the festival in 1383.
After Muslims invasions Lord Ranganatha brought to sanctum sanctorum in 1371 (17th day Vaikasi month). In that time temple was under very much dilapidated condition. In 1377 the King Viruppannan donated Seventeen thousand gold coins for renovation of temple.
In this festival 8th and 9th days are being celebrated by villagers very much. Villagers used to donate more number of cattle and cereals from their fields. This festival starts eight days earlier to Revathy asterism. The Chithrai car festival is being celebrated on that day.
Viruppan Thirunal 2015 Schedule
10 April 2015, Friday, Panguni 27 – Viruppan Thirunal Dhwajarohanam
13 April 2015, Monday, Panguni 30 – Garuda Sevai – Thiruvellarai Thiruther
17 April 2015, Friday, Chithirai 4 – Vandalur Chapparam
18 April 2015, Saturday, Chithirai 5 – Amavasya – Thiruther Revathi
19 April 2015, Sunday, Chithirai 6 – Sapthavaranam Satrumurai
20 April 2015, Monday, Chithirai 7 – Alum Pallakku