Vallakottai Murugan Temple Festivals, Date and Darshan details
Darshan Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Free Darshan available on all days.
Darshan Duration: 15 to 20 mins on Weekdays. 20 to 30 mins weekends. 1 to 2 hours during festival days.
Temple major Festivals
1. Monthly Kirutikai festival
2. Temple Car festival in April
3. Visakam festival in May
4. Navaratri festival in May
5. Skanda Shashti festival in October
6. Tiru Karthikai festival in Nov/December
7. Taippucam festival in January and
8. Pankuni Uttiram festival in March.
Vallakottai Murugan Temple Festivals
The temple possesses gold, jewels, diamonds, and rubies, silver vessel and other costly articles worth many lakhs of rupees. Every Thursday, Lord Subramaniyaswami is decorated with Diamond Vel. The day of Krittika is very important and thousands of people worship the Lord every month on this day. The main festivals are the Brahma Utsavam, Skanda Shashti and the festival of Subrahmanya’s marriage with Valli. A popular event performed a few years ago is the Sri Subrahmanya Sahasranama (1008 names of Subrahmanya) Archana. A Sahasra namamala, a garland of gold coins on each of which one of the 1,008 names of the Lord was inscribed, was made and offered to the deity. Devotees from far and near in large numbers participated in this holy and pious act.
Here also pilgrims carry Kavadis to the shrine and abhishekams are performed to the idol on behalf of the devotees. Bathing of the deity in holy ashes, known as Vibhuti Abhishekam is a feature here as in palani temple, and in that Abhishekam the idol has a very captivating and awe-inspiring aspect