Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple - Festivals
The most important annual festival celebrated in this temple is the Thai Poosa Thiruvizah which lasts 18 days. Starting from Thai Poosam, Subramanya Swamy with his consorts 'Valli' and ' Deivanai', are taken around the temple on the Wooden Ther in the Ther Veedhi stretching over 3 kms. This journey lasts 3 days and thousands participate. During such festivities, several sections of people come forward in groups to give annadhanamto the bhakthas who participate in their thousands, irrespective of caste or creed and social status. That all are equal before God is amply demonstrated during such annadhanams.
Kandha Shasti, Soorasamharam, Karthigai Deepam are the other important festivals that are celebrated grandly.
» This attractive Thanga Ratham ( Golden Charriot) was built in the year 2000 at a cost of Rs 48 lakhs with 7750 gms of gold in a record time of 9 months.
» Thanga Ratham "Ula" ( journey) with Lord Murga and his consorts Valli and Deivanai takes place on the hill top around the temple in the evenings after 7 P.M.
» A sum of Rs.1,500/- is charged for this "Kattalai", and on any given day maximum only 5 Kattalais are permitted on a first come first served basis.
» As on 15th september 2009, total 2671 "Thanga Ratha Ula Kattalais" have been performed since 10th September 2000.