Thirukadaiyur Temple Festivals and Pooja details
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
The crowd will be high on Pradosha days. Other major festivals celebrated in the temple are Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil New year and Jan 1st (English New year)
Expected Darshan duration on festival days: 1 to 2 hours.
Darshan Ticket: Free Darshan.
Thirukadaiyur Temple Festivals
|Month||English Month||Festival details|
|Chiththirai||Apr-May||18 Day Yama Samharam|
|–||–||Kalasamhara Murthy Darshan on 6th day|
|Karthikai||Nov-Dec||Every Monday 1008 Sangu Abhishegam|
|Purattasi||Sep-Oct||Navaratri 10 day festival|
|Aadi||Jul-Aug||Aadi Pooram 10 day festival|
|Thai||Jan-Feb||Andadhi Parayanam (Worshipping chandran)|
The main festival which is 18 day Yama Samharam will be celebrated in the month of Chittirai. 6th day of the festival marks, Markandeya who got the complete Ayush from Lord Siva beating Yamapasha.
Another major festival will be celebrated in the month of Panguni. During this month, Sage Markandeya brought Ganga to this place.
Best time to visit: Oct to Jun.
On Every monday during Karthigai month, 1008 Sangu Abhishegam will be performed to the deity.
Annadanam will be performed daily during Lunch Hours for 100 devotees.
Annadanam starts at 12:15 pm.