Madurai Kallazhagar Festival 2020 Online Live Stream | Watch Alagar Chithirai Thiruvila 2020

By | May 8, 2020

Madurai Kallazhagar Chithirai Thiruvizha 2020

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May 8th Friday 2020, Evening 4.30 to 5. 30

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After the Meenakshi amma Thirukalyanam , her brother tries to come to the marriage. Lord Alagar comes from Alagarkoil to Madurai slowly and by making couple of stops on the way. It is considered that when reaching the Vaigai river bank, he hears that marriage is over, so he gets angry and returns to Alagarkoil after giving the gifts to Meenakshi and sundereswarar and this event happens in a mandapam in the middle of river Vaigai.

Every year during the Tamil month of Chithirai (April-May), Chithirai Thiruvizha is celebrated. Chithirai Thiruvizha is an yearly event of the marriage of Meenakshi, believed to be Azhagar’s sister.The first 15 days of the event is celebrated in Madurai for the arrangements between Meenakshi and Sundareswarar, while the next 15 days is about Azhagar making preparations for her marriage. The main event is Kallazhagar crossing the Vaigai river. Millions of people gather in Madurai to witness this event. While Kallazhagar enters the river, he comes to know that his sister’s marriage is already over, he returns to Karuparayar Mandapam and then he takes ten avatars and finally returns to Azhagar Kovil. This temple obtained a new Car, after 300 years, built with a team of 15 artisans using vengai tree wood for the structure and Burma teakwood for sculptures.

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Chithirai festival which was scheduled to begin last week at the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alagar Vaigai Elenthuarulal: Lord Alagar leaves Alagar Koyil for Madurai but gets delayed and misses the wedding. Legend has it that he hears that the wedding is over near the Vaigai River’s bank and he gets angry. He returns to Alagar Koyil after giving gifts to Meenakshi and Sundereswarar after getting into the river.

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