Tamilnadu Hindu festivals on the month of April or the month of Chittirai 2013

Do you want to know the hindu festivals that fall on the month of April? Tamilnadu is a place where divine worship is carried out by devotees all over the year. The month of April "Chittirai maadam" is a very holy month with lot of divine festivals for the Hindus. The tamil new year or the chittirai thiruvizha, kalazhagar vaigai artril irangum vizha, samayapuram ther thiruvizha and the Madurai meenakshi amman thirukalyanam all falls on this month.

Tamilnadu Hindu festivals on April 2013

The following are the important festivals that fall on the month of April:
• April 5 Friday Shravana Viradam
• April 11 Thursday Telugu New Year
• April 14 Sunday Tamil New Year/ Chithirai Thirunaal
• April 16 Monday Thirupathi Thirmalai Thirupathi Vizha
• April 16 Monday Samayapuram Ther Festival
• April 19 Friday Shri Rama Navami
• April 23 Tuesday Madurai Meenakshi Amman Thirukalyanam
• April 25 Thursday Chithra Powrnami
• April 25 Thursday Kalazhagar Vaigai Artril Irangudal

Tamil New Year or the Chithirai Thirunaal

Tamil New year or the Chithirai Thirunaal is celebrated by tamilians with great joy in Tamilnadu. This is the first month Chittirai in the hindu calendar. People get up early in the morning, put kolams in their houses, wear new dresses and pray God for wealth and prosperity. People offer food, fruits, flowers, jewels, money in front of a mirror to the God. The mirror reflects back all the wealth. This is a sign of wealth pouring in all over the year in Tamilnadu. Tamil New year or the Chithirai Thirunaal special recipies are made and the most important is the veppampoo pachadi where all tastes are blend together to signify that life is a mix of all tastes. It falls on April 14 and this year it is on a Sunday.

Madurai Kalazhagar Vaigai Artril Irangudal

Azhagar kovil is a temple for Lord Vishnu situated in Madurai. Kalazhagar Vaigai Artril Irangudal festival is on April 25 this year (2013). On this day, Lord Kalazhagar (or Vishnu) enters into the Vaigai river. There are two important descriptions explaining this. Lord Kalazhagar arrives from azhagar malai to the vaigai river to grant moksha to this devotee. Another reason why the Lord enters into the river is the lord arrives late for the marriage of his sister Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareshwarar. Since the marriage had already taken place, he enters into the river. This happens on the Chithra Powrnami.

Madurai Kalazhagar Vaigai Artril Irangudal celebrations April 2013 schedule

• 14 April 2013 Chithirai Thiruvizha Kodiyetram/Karpaga Vriksha, Simha Vaganam
• 15 April 2013 Boodha, Anna Vaganam
• 16 April 2013 Kailasa, Kamadhenu Vaganam
• 17 April 2013 Thanga Pallakku
• 18 April 2013 Guthirai Vaganam
• 19 April 2013 Rishaba Vaganam
• 20 April 2013 Nantheeswarar, Yaali Vaganam
• 21 April 2013 Sree Meenakshi Pattabhishekam
• 22 April 2013 Sree Meenakshi Digvijayam
• 23 April 2013 Sree Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Thirukalyanam Yaanai Vaganam, Pushpa Pallakku
• 24 April 2013 Thiru Therottam / Edhir Sevai at the Thala kulam
• 25 April 2013 Velli Virtshuba Sevai/ Kalazhagar Vaigai Artril Ezhuntharural
• 26 April 2013 Kalazhagar Vandiyur Thenur Mandapam/Sesha Vaganam/Garuda Vaganam
• 27 April 2013 Mohanaavatharam/Kallazhagar Thirukollam
• 28 April 2013 Kalazhagar Thirumalai Eluntharural

Samayapuram Ther Festival

Samayapuram Mariamman kovil is situated in Trichi. The Samayapuram ther thiruvizha attracts lakhs of devotees every year. This year, it is on April 16 Monday. This Chitirai ther thiruvizha is celebrated for 13 days. Samayapuram Mariamman in the ther will be pulled by devotees. Samayapuram Mariamman is so powerful that all prayers are answered.

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Thirukalyanam

Madurai Meenakshi Amman koil is situated near the banks of Vaigai in Madurai, the temple city. Every year the thirukalyanam of Lord Sundareswarar with Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi). Meenakshi Amman Thirukalyanam signifies the reunion of Lord Shiva's and Lord Vishnu's devotees. This attracts devotees from all over Tamilnadu.

• 23 April 2013 Sree Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Thirukalyanam Yaanai Vaganam, Pushpa Pallakku

Celebrate all these festivals and get the showers of blessings all over the year.

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