Panguni Uthiram 2024 Date

Panguni Uthiram 2024 Date

Panguni Uthiram is the full moon which occurs in the month of Panguni month when Nakshatra Uthiram or Uttara Phalguni prevails, is an important day for Tamil Hindus. Panguni is the twelfth and last month in Tamil Calendar and the day usually comes in the month of March-April. In other solar calendars, Panguni month is known as Meena month. Panguni Uthiram is celebrated by Tamil Hindus in India as well as the whole world where Tamilians are located.

Significance of Panguni Uthiram

Nakshatram Uthiram coincides with full moon on this day and it is believed that most divine marriages took place on this day. The marriage of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, Goddess Deivayanai and Lord Murugan, Goddess Sita and Lord Rama was held on Panguni Uthiram day. This is a special day for divine and celestial weddings.

It is an important festival for Lord Subramanya devotees as on this day, Sri Deivayanai, daughter of Lord Indra who is known as Devasena in North India, married Lord Subramanya. Thousands of devotees visit Murugan temples to respect and honour Lord Muruga. Perur-near Coimbatore, Palani, Kapaleeswarar-Mylapore with a very big procession, Vadapalani Murugan temple are some of the popular temples. In the Arulala Perumal (Varadarajaswami Temple) in Kanchipuram, the Panguni Pallava Utsavam lasts for seven days when the sacred text Hastigiri Mahatmyam (the sthala-Purana of this temple) is read in the 100 pillared mandapa in front of the deity. It is believed that Goddess Parvati in the form of Gowri married Lord Shiva in Kanchipuram and because of this belief this day is also celebrated as Gowri Kalyanam day.

Jayantipura Mahatmya tells about the divine marriage between Lord Muruga and his consorts, Valli and Deivanai. Both Deivanai and Valli were destined to marry Lord Muruga as per Skanda Purana. They were raised as sisters, Amrithavalli and Sundaravalli, and in next life they were rechristened as Devasena and Valli, and were separated in their lives after Indra adopted the first daughter and a tribal king, adopted the second daughter. When Lord Muruga killed the evil Demons, he was married to Deivanai. Then some time after with the help of his brother, Ganesha, he married Valli and took her to Thiruthani.

Mahalakshmi Jayanti also occurs on this day as Goddess Mahalakshmi came to Earth on this day during Samudra manthan or churning of the Milky Ocean which is also known as Ksheera Sagara Manthan. Lord Ayyappan Jayanti is also celebrated on this day of Panguni Uthiram. Lord Ayyappan was born after union of Lord Shiva and Mohini, the female form of Lord Vishnu.

Rituals of Panguni Uthiram

Beautifully decorated idols are taken out with jewels and flowers. A special feast is prepared and offer it as prasadam. A strict fast is observed by the devotees and prayers and special chants like Kanda Shashti Kavasam, Kanda Puranam, etc. are recited and listen to.

Lord Muruga blesses everyone, who believes in him, he removes the obstacles and negativity of life and shower peace and prosperity. Panguni Uthiram is also spelled as Paiguni Uttaram.

Panguni Uthiram 2024 Shubh Muhurtham

Panguni Uthiram 2024 Date - Monday, March 25, 2024

Uthiram Nakshathram Begins - 07:34 AM on Mar 24, 2024
Uthiram Nakshathram Ends - 10:38 AM on Mar 25, 2024

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