Madurai Avanimoola Festival Dates and Timings
This festival will be celebrated for 18 days which starts with Flag hoisting called by Kodiyetram. This festival usually falls in Sep / Aug months. During the festival, the Utsava idols will be taken out in a procession. Special events will be held at Vaigai River during this time.
And this festival is dedicated to Lord Sundareswarar which marks the divine sports. This festival is also called by ” Puttukku Mansumantha Leela Festival”. Thousands of devotees throng temple during the festival days. During this festival days, the miracles of Lord Sundareswarar will be played.
The first 6 days of the festival is dedicated to Sundareswarar and the last 12 days is meant for Panchamoorthies. 7th, 8th and 9th days are special days during this festival. 7th day it is crowning for Sundareswarar, the 8th day the horse reins would be exchanged.
Reference Link: Temple History