Thiruvempavai Poojai – Jan 2nd to Jan 11th 2017


Begins : Monday,  Jan 2nd 2017  (Margazhi 19th)
      Ends    : Wednesday,  Jan 11th 2017 (Margazhi 28th)

Thiruvempavai is a ten day pooja dedicated to Lord Shiva. “Thiruvempavai” is the early morning wake-up songs sung for Lord Shiva on the Tamil month Margazhi, and is part of Thiruvasakam.

Saint Manika Vaasar, one of the four great Shiva Bhakta, composed twenty hymns named Thiruvempavai. Singing these songs with true devotion towards Lord Shiva and would bring blessings for the good future. All devotees are cordially invited to participate on this festive occasion with family and friends.

Program Schedule (Jan 2nd to Jan 11th)
Morning Pooja details:
6:00 am – Thirupalliyezuchi
6:15 am – Sankalpalm, Rudrabishekam
6:45 am – Alankaram, Parivara Sannathi Poojai
7:00 am – Deeparadhanai, Upchara Poojai, Thiruvempavai
7:30 am – Uttara Neerajanam, Prasadam distribution

January 11th , 2017 – Arudra Darisanam Poojai  starts at 6.00 am

The ten day Thiruvempavai ends on Jan 11 with Thiruvadirai Nombu, also known as Arudra Darisanam.

On this auspicious day, our temple is organizing a special Abishekam and Thiru Veethi Ula for Lord Natarajar & Sri Sivagami Ambika Devi.

Arudhra Darshan, or Arudara Darisanam, is observed on the Tamil month of Margazhi. It is essentially a Shaivite festival and celebrates the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, which is represented by the Nataraja form. Arudhra signifies the golden red flame, which Shiva performs the dance in the form of this red-flamed light.

The cosmic dance of Lord Shiva represents five activities – Creation, Protection, Destruction, Embodiment and Release. In essence, it represents the continuous cycle of creation and destruction. This cosmic dance takes place in every particle and is the source of all energy. Arudra Darshan celebrates this ecstatic dance of Lord Shiva.

 Those who are willing to sponsor for Poojai and Abishekam are requested to contact our temple directly at the earliest.