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436- Mylai Arupathu moovar festival 7

Arubathu Moovar Festival-அறுபத்து மூவர் திருவிழா 2010


Situated in the heart of city of Chennai, Kapaleeswarar Temple is one of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Thirumurai. This glorious temple is closely associated with Sambandar( திருஞானசம்பந்தர்), one of the 63 Nayanmars ,who has done the miracle here. He brought back to the life of Poompavai . The presiding deities are Kapaleeswarar (கபாலீஸ்வரர்) and Karpagambal (கற்பகாம்பாள்).

Arupathu moovar festival as a part of Panguni Uthiram is celebrated in order to honour the Saivaite devotees, namely the sixty-three Nayanmars. The procession is celebrated by taking the Nayanmars in a palanquin that is decorated with ornaments and flowers. Appar, Sundarar, Thirugnana Sambandar are carried in a separate palanquin. Idols of Kapaleeshwarar and Karpagambal and other deities are decorated with colorful and fragrant flowers and taken in procession.

Noted sthala song written by Thirugnana Sambandhar in 6th century is :

மட்டிட்ட புன்னையங் கானல் மடமயிலைக்

கட்டிட்டங் கொண்டான் கபாலீச்சரம் அமர்ந்தான்

ஒட்டிட்ட பண்பின் உருத்திர பல்கணத்தார்க்

கட்டிட்டல் காணாதே போதியோ பூம்பாவாய்

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Taken on March 27, 2010